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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...

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...

Senior utility player Nathan Kim tries to swim past a Buena Park defender with the ball in his hand during an Oct. 28 away game at the Buena Park pool. Kim made it on the SH leaderboard for most scored goals in a season by a boys water polo player.

GAME BALL: Water polo senior breaks top 5 in goals scored leaderboard

Nathan Lee, Cub Reporter December 8, 2021

7-10: Lancers down in the second quarter against the Sept. 22 La Habra Highlanders.  With four back-to-back 5-meter penalty shots coming from utility player Nathan Kim, the team regained control of...

Social sciences teacher Greg Del Crognale explains the reason behind increased gas prices in relation to the supply chain on Dec. 3. Del Crognale is one of multiple economics teachers who commented on what they believe the source of the problem lies with the nation’s economy.

Sunny Hills teachers ‘supply’ opinions on economic crisis

Nevya Patel , News Editor December 5, 2021

The supply chain: the process through which goods arrive to the consumer, according to Investopedia. An Oct. 21 Business Insider online article was among the first in the media to spot a break in this...

Utility player sophomore Dylan Loh (right) looks to pass the ball to a teammate while fighting off a Garden Grove High School defender during a Tuesday, Sept. 14, home game.

Boys water polo trounces Garden Grove 18-5

Esther Oh, Staff Reporter September 16, 2021

The Lancers broke their preseason four-game losing streak Tuesday, Sept. 14, after defeating Garden Grove 18-5 in a home water polo game. “We had a tough weekend. ... so I think we were a very hungry...

Senior Nathan Kim passes the ball to his teammates during drills in summer practice Aug. 5 at the Sunny Hills pool.

BOYS WATER POLO PREVIEW: Lancers dive into season with a veteran lineup

Rachel Yun, Sports Editor August 19, 2021

Coaches: Keith Nighswonger (head coach), Sergio Dorrego (assistant coach), Jordan Jaime (assistant coach)  Top Returning Players: Nick Barkero (12), Jeremiah Guerrero (11), Nathan Kim (12), Andrew...

Sunny Hills girls water polo utility player senior Sydney Sereg fights off two Fullerton Union High School defenders while winding up to shoot the ball during a Wednesday, March 3, home game. Sereg scored 10 of the 19 points against the Tribe during the Lady Lancers’ season debut.

Girls water polo dominates Fullerton 19-5 in season debut

Sydnee Tallant, Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor March 4, 2021

In its first game of the COVID-19-shortened season, the girls water polo team continued its dominance over Freeway League opponents, defeating Fullerton 19-5 Wednesday, March 3, at the Sunny Hills Aquatic...

Sunny Hills utility player junior Andrew Lee looks to pass the ball to one of his teammates during a Wednesday, March 3, home game against Fullerton Union High School. The Lancers lost their first game of the season 17-4.

Boys water polo loses its first game of the season against Fullerton on Wednesday, March 3

Kristima Aryal, Web Editor-in-Chief March 4, 2021

In its first dive into the 2020-2021 season, the Sunny Hills boys water polo team faced a challenging opponent in Fullerton Wednesday, March 3, faltering in the second half when the Lancers’ defense...

Lancer baseball shortstop, senior Symon Tabello, gets ready to hit one out of the park at an Aug. 11 tournament in Saint George, Utah. Since the coronavirus pandemic forced an early end to the spring baseball season and a delay in the high school ‘spring’ season to 2021, Tabello resorted to traveling with his club team, Diamond Elite, and competing in out-of-state tournaments in hopes of catching the attention of college recruiting scouts.

Athletes turn to their club teams to impress college recruiting scouts amid postponement of high school sports

Nevya Patel, News Editor December 17, 2020

Girls volleyball outside hitter junior Mykena Morley stopped playing for her club team, ProPlay Volleyball Club in Fullerton, nine months ago.  Although Morley enjoyed a summer vacation with no physical...

Senior Kaitlyn Yee swims the 100-yard backstroke during the 2019 Freeway League preliminaries at Troy High School, where she placed first. She then advanced to the 2019 CIF-SS Division 3 finals, where Yee also broke the Sunny Hills record for the 200-yard medley relay alongside her teammates and contributed to her team’s second-place victory.

Game Ball: UC Davis-bound record-setting swimmer traces time in the pool all the way back to when she was 1 year old

Kate Yang, Editor-in-Chief October 23, 2020

At 1 year old, many boys and girls are just beginning to learn how to walk. Their first words are usually “mama” or “dada.” On top of those developmental milestones, senior Kaitlyn Yee’s...

Then-sophomore Katie Cho swims toward the finish line in the 2019 Division 3 California Interscholastic Federation [CIF] finals for the women’s 100-yard Butterfly held at Riverside City college in Riverside. Cho set three Sunny Hills records for the varsity swim team.

Game Ball: After setting record swim times for Sunny Hills in her first year in aquatics, senior commits to UC San Diego

Andrew Park, Arts & Entertainment Editor October 9, 2020

When senior Katie Cho was 14 years old, the athlete found herself in a yearlong slump.  Even in the absence of any physical injuries, Cho found her skills declining, and so in a session with a physician...

Boys tennis player rising sophomore Jaden Han returns the ball to his opponent in a March 3 match against Whitney. With the new CIF bylaw modifications, athletes will have the opportunity to participate in outside club activities and events during the regular school sports season.

Coaches, players react to revised CIF bylaws for 2020-2021 season

Kristima Aryal and Grace Johnson August 4, 2020

While the reorganizing of the sports seasons and their delay no sooner than December took center stage in the California high school prep sports world July 20, CIF State and CIF-SS made two unprecedented...

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