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The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

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The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

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Cheerleaders (left to right) senior Alysa Lee, junior Alyssa Rhee and sophomore Aly Chow perform a half stunt during their routine at the beginning of the year assembly Aug. 19 in the gym during first period.

New cheer coaches take on new direction of squad

Stacy Kim, Staff Reporter September 15, 2022

Coming from a family of basketball players, first-year cheer head coach Patrice France never thought she would become a cheerleader. Though she tried dancing in elementary school to junior high when...

 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...

New baseball head coach Ryan Bateman walks toward some of his players during batting practice Thursday, May 5, after school on the Sunny Hills baseball field. Bateman has led the Lancers to their first Freeway League title since 1999.

First-year baseball head coach’s ‘Be Great’ mentality has led to team’s Freeway League title — the first since 1999

Kayla Martinez, Staff Reporter May 9, 2022

First-year coaches often talk to their players about winning league titles and CIF championships. But few have seen that kind of success happen in their inaugural seasons. Sunny Hills baseball head...

New principal Craig Weinreich, who replaces Allen Whitten, has a conversation on his first day on the job with seniors Lindsay Bridges and Samantha Perez in the quad on April 13. Weinreich said he plans to continue Whitten’s policy of talking with students during break and lunch in order to be accessible with students.

Newly hired principal Craig Weinreich, who was an assistant principal here until 2019, aims to reconnect with students, staff

Jaimie Chun, Managing Editor April 28, 2022

For some veteran faculty members at Sunny Hills, Craig Weinreich is remembered as an up-and-coming English teacher in 1999 and a social science instructor a few years later. While for boosters of the...

A screenshot of the Friday, Feb. 11,, statement from football head coach Peter Karavedas that was posted on the Sunny Hills football Instagram home page at 2:42 p.m. -- nearly an hour after Karavedas told his players he was stepping down during a lunch-time meeting at the campus weight room.

HANGING UP THE WHISTLE: After seven years – one of which included a CIF title – Lancers’ football head coach steps down, surprising players, boosters

Rachel Yun, Sports Editor February 15, 2022

In an unexpected announcement during a lunch-time meeting Friday, Feb.11 – before the three-day holiday weekend – football head coach Peter Karavedas told his players that he will no longer guide the...

Point guard junior Chad Nguyen dribbles the ball in front of a sparse crowd as a result of the indoor audi- ence limit at a home game against Buena Park on Wednesday.

Omicron forces limit to indoor sports spectators to 500

Kate Yang , Editor-in-Chief February 1, 2022

Victory chants from the student section echoed across the gym floor. Students dressed in white spirit wear spilled out from the bleachers as the buzzer signaled the end of the fourth quarter — Sunny...

Masks in hand, twin brothers and cross country runners David (center) and Sergio Perez (right) race toward the finish line Feb. 3 on the Sunny Hills track, where the first sports event of the school year was held after the coronavirus pandemic had shut down all previous athletic competitions since last March. The Lancers boys cross country team -- the only SH squad with enough athletes in attendance to compete -- defeated the runners from Buena Park High School by a three-point margin.

And they’re off: First official Sunny Hills sports event during the coronavirus pandemic ends with Lancers boys cross country team defeating Buena Park

Henry Lee, Web Editor-in-Chief February 4, 2021

After months of delays and changes to statewide high school sports competition, cross country became the first at Sunny Hills to organize a California Interscholastic Federation-sanctioned athletic event...

New athletic director Paul Jones (right) stands next to members of the Orange Lutheran freshman football team after a game. Jones held the athletic director position at Orange Lutheran for six years before moving to Sunny Hills.

Former Trinity League athletic director takes over at Sunny Hills

Kristima Aryal, Web Editor-in-Chief December 27, 2020

Every Thursday during sixth period,  junior softball outfielder Lindsay Bridges shuffles into athletic director Paul Jones’ Zoom meeting.  “Mr. Jones seems like such an experienced and understanding...

Then-junior Vivian Tran cheers on the
Lancer football team at Trabuco Hills High School Nov. 23. It’s
unclear if fans will be allowed to watch games this season.

Uncertainty remains about fan attendance

Kate Yang, Editor-in-Chief November 10, 2020

Running out onto the gridiron amid packed crowds decked out in black and yellow, Sunny Hills football center junior Jacob Neumann still remembers the energy during the 2019-2020 season that ended with...

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