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Overcomer: Born deaf, sophomore joins Sunny Hills swim because it’s the only sport that doesn’t ‘really require me to hear’

Sophomore Rachel Green takes a breath during her breast stroke practice in the Sunny Hills aquatics pool. Born deaf, Green relies on a light to go off as her starting signal when she competes in individual heats. Photo taken by Accolade photo editor Megan Shin

Lauren Kim

April 30, 2020

This is the second in a series of articles featuring Sunny Hills students who are also athletes despite their physical or emotional disabilities. Sophomore Rachel Green often swims the middle legs of relays like the 200 individual medley relay and the 200-meter freestyle for the Lady Lancers’ f...

No. 19 girls basketball secures 2nd place in Freeway League after 56-37 win over Fullerton

Guard senior Annika Johnson (right) attempts to shoot a freethrow during the game against Fullerton on Feb. 4 at the Sunny Hills High School gym. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Brianna Zafra

Elijah Jhee

February 7, 2020

Riding high on a four-game winning streak, the No. 19 Sunny Hills girls basketball team beat Fullerton High School 56-37 in a home game Feb. 4, guaranteeing that the Lady Lancers will hold lone possession of second place in the Freeway League. “I think this win was huge for our girls and our program,” h...

Sunny Hills girls soccer defeats La Habra in 5-0 shutout

Midfielder senior Meghan Legayada attempts to fires the ball toward the goal during a 5-0 blowout against La Habra Jan. 29 at the Sunny Hills field. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Brianna Zafra

Andrew Park

January 31, 2020

Coming off a three-game winning streak, the Sunny Hills girls soccer team dominated La Habra, shutting out the Highlanders 5-0 in a Jan. 29 home game. “It was a perfect game,” head coach Jeff Gordon said. “We had more than three goals and had a shutout.” Before the game against the Highl...

Sunny Hills offers rooter bus for third week in a row — this time to the Dec. 7 Lancers football game in Bakersfield

Wide receiver and defensive back senior WIlson Cal (center) leads the team onto the field before the Lancers' 24-21 win in the CIF-Southern Section Division 8 championship game at San Marcos High School Stadium Nov. 30. Cal intercepted a pass in the Sunny Hills endzone to seal the victory with 30 seconds left in the game. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake

Gianne Veluz

December 6, 2019

Students who want to be a part of Lancer sports history will once again have a chance to ride a rooter bus to Bakersfield Christian High School stadium, where for the first time ever, the Sunny Hills football team will compete in a state CIF playoff game. Assistant principal Hilda Arredondo sent a m...

Sunny Hills football team defeats Santa Barbara 24-21 to take CIF-Southern Section Division 8 title

The Lancer football team celebrates its first CIF title in 27 years by posing with the championship plaque in the rain Nov. 30 at San Marcos High School stadium. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake

Andrew Ngo

December 1, 2019

Sunny Hills football captured its first CIF title in 27 years after a 24-21, come-from-behind victory Nov. 30 against Santa Barbara at San Marcos High School stadium. “It’s still surreal," head football coach Peter Karavedas said. “I’m really proud of our guys; they battled tonight, and they...

Boys basketball looks to rebound since last year’s CIF playoff loss

Senior guard Adam Reuter goes up for a layup during practice in the Sunny Hills gym Nov. 14. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake

Isaac Choi

November 20, 2019

Coaches: Joe Ok (head coach), Greg Del Crognale (assistant coach), Don Shaw (assistant coach) Top Returning Players: Wilson Cal (12), Peter Park (12), Emmanuel Seddoh (12) Top Newcomers: Caleb Harnett (11), Johann Kwon (9), Dylan Lawson (10) and Zachery Tan (10). Outlook: Last season, the boys basketball te...

Lancers’ offense pounces on Notre Dame early and often in 49-24 blowout; Sunny Hills will face Trabuco Hills in CIF semifinal Nov. 22

Quarterback senior Luke Duxbury pushes down a Notre Dame linebacker to avoid getting tackled in the first half. Duxbury threw two touchdowns in the first half of the 49-24 rout Nov. 15 of Notre Dame of Riverside at Buena Park High School stadium. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake

Andrew Ngo and Gianne Veluz

November 16, 2019

The Lancer football team (10-2, 4-1 Freeway League) knocked the Notre Dame Titans (7-5, 2-1 Freeway League) out of the CIF-Southern Section Division 8 playoffs in a dominant 49-24 victory at Buena Park High School stadium Nov. 15.  After a slow start to the offense in the Nov. 8 21-14 first roun...

Lancer football ends 24-year CIF playoff win drought, comes back from 14 down to defeat Tustin Nov. 8

The Sunny Hills football team celebrates together following its 21-14 comeback win against Tustin High School in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 8 playoffs Nov. 8 at Buena Park High School stadium. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake

Andrew Ngo

November 9, 2019

This story was updated Nov. 12 to reflect the number of years that the football team last won a first-round CIF playoff game. It took 21 unanswered points — including a two-point conversion and a go-ahead score with 31 seconds left — for Sunny Hills to prevail in its CIF-Southern Section Division...

Football caps off regular season with 48-16 victory over Troy; the team heads into CIF Division 8 playoffs ranked No. 1 and will play Nov. 8 at home against Tustin High School

Running back senior Jun Ahn breaks a tackle from a Troy defender during one of his first quarter runs. Ahn ended the game as the leading scorer with four touchdowns and 164 total rushing yards in the 48-16 victory Nov. 1 at Buena Park High School stadium. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake

Gianne Veluz

November 3, 2019

This story was updated Nov. 3 at 4:30 p.m. with information on the first round of CIF Division 8 playoffs and Nov. 8 at 2:20 p.m. with quotes from head coach Peter Karavedas.  The Sunny Hills football team finished the regular season Nov. 1 at home with another trouncing of a Freeway League opponent,...

Senior Cece Hamby crowned homecoming queen during halftime of Oct. 4 football game

Last year's homecoming queen, Jessica Barrow (left), passes on her title to senior Cece Hamby during halftime of the Oct. 4 football game between Sunny Hills and Sonora. Hamby was the first to be crowned homecoming queen at the modernized Buena Park High School turf stadium, where Sunny Hills plays its home football games. Photo by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake

Hannah Jeong

October 6, 2019

Senior Cece Hamby was named homecoming queen during halftime of the Oct. 4 football matchup between Sunny Hills and Sonora -- the first time that the coronation was held at the modernized Buena Park High School turf stadium where the Lancers play their home games. “I felt very grateful and shocked...

Sunny Hills trounces Sonora 45-7 in Freeway League home opener

Sunny Hills wide receiver and defensive back senior Wilson Cal tucks the ball in while trying to avoid a tackle by a Sonora defender during the first quarter of the Oct. 4 homecoming game at Buena Park stadium. Cal later scored the game's first points on a touchdown reception at the corner of the end zone. Photo by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake

Gianne Veluz

October 6, 2019

In its first Freeway League game of the season that also turned out to be a homecoming game, the Sunny Hills football team left its opponent in the dust with a 45-7 trouncing of Sonora Oct. 4 at Buena Park High School’s stadium. Head coach Peter Karavedas dedicated the win to the team’s seniors. “We...

Lancers rout Irvine Vaqueros 55-20 to nab first win of season

Sunny Hills quarterback senior Luke Duxbury leads the Lancers to a 55-20 victory over Irvine High School in an away game Sept. 6.  Duxbury bounced back from a 36-35 loss in his season home opener Aug. 30 against Aliso Niguel. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake.

Hope Li

September 8, 2019

The Sunny Hills football team notched its first victory of the season in a non-league away game Sept. 6 against Irvine High School. “Happy to get a win this week,” the Lancers’ head coach Peter Karavedas said after the game in an email statement. “The boys came out fired up after the tough...

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