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The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

The Accolade

The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

The Accolade

Co-captain senior Veronica Diaz, a top returning player on the girls tennis team this season, gets ready to hit a forehand at a practice on Sept. 6 at Sunny Hills.

GIRLS TENNIS PREVIEW: Lady Lancers aim to repeat as Freeway League champs while making another run for a CIF title

Seowon Han, Copy Editor September 23, 2022

Coach: Chris Ghareebo (head coach) Top Returning Players: Daniela Borruel (10), Veronica Diaz (12), Crystal Kim (12), Lauren Sung (11) Top Newcomers: Madison Pyo (9), Amy Roh (10) Last Season:...

Senior Kelsey Kim, a transfer from La Habra High School, draws back her driver during July’s The Cactus Tour in Las Vegas. Kim is considered a top newcomer in the Lady Lancers golf team this season.

GIRLS GOLF PREVIEW: Reigning CIF Division 3 champs strive to keep playing up to par

Jaimie Chun, Managing Editor September 20, 2022

Coaches: Scott Enrico (head coach) Top Returning Players: Oliviah Chavez (10), Angelina Jeong (10), Lauren Lee (11), Yurang Li (11) Top Newcomers: Kelsey Kim (12), Taylor Kim (11) Last Season:...

Utility player junior Brandon Koh (left) gets ready to fire the ball toward the goal in an Aug. 25 home game against Chino Hills at the Sunny Hills pool.

BOYS WATER POLO PREVIEW: Lancers plunge into the 2022-2023 season with goal of qualifying for CIF playoffs

Hannah Lee, Opinion Editor September 20, 2022

Coaches: Keith Nighswonger (head coach), Jordan Jaime (assistant coach) Top Returning Players: Jacob Aguilar (12), Matthew Barboza (11), Ben Blodgett (11), Brandon Koh (11), Dylan Loh (11), Matthew...

The Sunny Hills boys cross country team practices after school at the track Wednesday, Aug. 24.

CROSS COUNTRY PREVIEW: Boys, girls squads make push for Freeway League title

Faith Jung, Social Media Manager September 12, 2022

Coaches: Jacob Holloway (head coach), Ashley Bordy (assistant coach) Top Returning Runners: Esther Kim (11), Katelyn Marin (11), David Perez (12), Sergio Perez (12), Silas Procaccini (11), Kayla Thomsic...

The Sunny Hills boys volleyball team wins the Division 5 CIF-SS championship title May 14 after sweeping Carpinteria High School 3-0 at Long Beach City College.

It all started with a yellow index card: Win CIF

Henry Lee, Web Editor-in-Chief May 27, 2022

I remember writing down my personal and team goals on a yellow index card four months ago in January before practice as instructed by my volleyball coach – something we had never done before. I wrote,...

 Girls soccer head coach Jeff Gordon (center) holds the CIF-SS Division 2 championship plaque in celebration with his team on Feb. 3, 2019, at Warren High School in Downey after defeating Mira Costa High School, 2-1. Gordon cultivated over 600 career wins, three CIF championship titles and 19 Freeway League titles.

Gordon Era comes to a close – coach retires after nearly four decades

Grace Johnson, Web Managing Editor May 16, 2022

For the past 40 years, the Sunny Hills girls soccer team only had two coaches — Kenn Gordon, who started both the girls and boys soccer program in the 1981-1982 season — and his son Jeff Gordon.  During...

The Sunny Hills girls water polo team celebrates their fifth consecutive Freeway League Championship title after a 7-5 victory against the La Habra Highlanders.

For the fifth straight year, Lady Lancers run away with Freeway League title in water polo after 7-5 victory over La Habra

Krishna Thaker, Special Sections Editor February 11, 2022

Capping off its 40th consecutive Freeway League win over the past five seasons, the Sunny Hills girls water polo team captured the championship title last week after a 7-5 victory over La Habra at Sunny...

 Junior Kylie Yang works on conditioning alongside fellow teammates during a Nov. 15 practice at the wrestling room (Room 153).

WRESTLING MID-SEASON REPORT: With an underclassman takeover, the boys and girls teams strives to build its stamina, a key factor to its success

Rachel Yun, Sports Editor January 25, 2022

Coaches: David Barr (head coach), David Wilde (head coach), Ethan Nguyen (assistant coach) Top Returning Players: Kayla Alamos (10), Logan Filadelfia (11), Paul Garcia (11), Kyle Hunkin (11), Liam Kim...

Utility player sophomore Hannah Reekstin looks to pass the ball to her teammate during a Jan. 24 practice at the Sunny Hills pool.

GIRLS WATER POLO MID-SEASON REPORT: Lady Lancers look to stay perfect in Freeway League play and win another title for a fifth straight year

Henry Lee, Web Editor-in-Chief January 25, 2022

Coaches: Keith Nighswonger (head coach), Riley Godfrey (assistant coach), Jordan Jaime (assistant coach) Top Returning Players: Kristima Aryal (12), Kayla McCuen (12), Natalie McIlveen (12), Hailee...

Girls soccer defender junior Kayla Pierce gets ready to knock the ball into the netting during a Nov. 15 goal kick drill at the Sunny Hills field.

GIRLS SOCCER PREVIEW: Promoted to Division 1, the Lady Lancers aspire to become back-to-back Freeway League champions

Rachel Yun, Sports Editor January 18, 2022

Coaches: Jeff Gordon (head coach), Erick Hurtate (assistant coach), Sergio Miramontes (assistant coach), Jorge Montalvo (assistant coach) Top Returning Players: Cheyenne Dohan (11), Brianna Figueroa...

Point guard junior Chad Nguyen shoots a free throw during the fourth quarter of the boys basketball team’s first Freeway League game of the season.

BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Junior-packed team paves the way for Lancers to seize opportunity for Freeway League title

Henry Lee, Web Editor-in-Chief January 8, 2022

Coaches: Joe Ok (head coach), Darius Durham (assistant coach), Don Shaw (assistant coach) Top Returning Players: Johann Kwon (11), Dylan Lawson (12), Chad Nguyen (11), Justin Shim (10) Top Newcomers:...

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