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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 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...

Time to take a stand -- or a knee -- against athletes making political statements in a game

Time to take a stand — or a knee — against athletes making political statements in a game

Grace Johnson September 12, 2020

During the Sept. 10, National Football League season opener between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans, both teams joined together at midfield at the Chief’s stadium to have a “Moment of...

Girls basketball players participate in a Zoom training session on April 20.

Coaches, players use Zoom sessions, self-guided exercise schedules to keep team members fit during state-mandated stay-at-home order

Kate Yang May 22, 2020

They are shut in, but they are not shut out — from staying fit as Sunny Hills student-athletes. Though the spring sports season has been canceled because of COVID-19-related school closures statewide,...

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

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

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...

Accolade copy editor Rebecca Choi awaits being able to watch basketball again. Lebron James Layup by Erik Drost is licensed under CC BY 2.0

NBA cancellation during quarantine period leaves me devastated

Rebecca Choi March 19, 2020

“Emergency announcement from Fullerton Joint Union High School District: Starting Monday, March 16, schools will be closed. We will begin Distance Online Learning March 16 through March 20, 2020.” When...

Forward freshman David Rezko winds up for a shot on goal attempt while inside the penalty box during a Jan. 24 Freeway League game against Buena Park at the Sunny Hills field. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake

Early goals propel boys soccer to 2-1 victory against Buena Park

Alice Shin January 29, 2020

With three games left before CIF playoffs, the Sunny Hills boys soccer team narrowly defeated Buena Park 2-1 in a Jan. 24 home game. “[The win] wouldn’t have happened without the great performances...

Running back and defensive back senior Jun Ahn carries the football in the red zone during the season opener against Aliso Niguel Aug. 30 at Buena Park High School stadium. Ahn has committed to playing Division 1 football at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where he will major in kinesiology. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake

Running back commits to D1 program after lighting it up on the gridiron

Kristima Aryal January 11, 2020

Coming into high school, he knew nothing about football. However, three varsity seasons and a CIF-Southern Section Division 8 championship later, he’s looking forward to his future athletic and academic...

Sunny Hills football team tosses ice cream to students at break Dec. 6 to celebrate CIF title

Sunny Hills football team tosses ice cream to students at break Dec. 6 to celebrate CIF title

Hope Li December 9, 2019

This story was updated Dec. 12 with a quote from one of the football players. To the sound of Queen’s Freddie Mercury singing “We Are the Champions,” school officials celebrated the football team’s...

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

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

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...

Junior goalkeeper Lauren Gruber passes the ball to a teammate during practice Nov. 14 at the Sunny Hills pool. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake

Girls water polo looks to keep up Freeway League success

Katherine Kim November 18, 2019

Coach: Keith Nighswonger (head coach), Jordan Jaime (assistant coach) Top Returning Players:  Kristima Aryal (10), Sarah Bankhead (12), Amanda Flewellen (12), Riley Godfrey (11), Kaya Hart (12), Rachel...

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

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

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...

Defensive Specialist Calie Koehn serves the ball in the air while in her serving motion during a 3-0 loss to Walnut High School Aug. 22. (Photo taken by Accolade news editor Tyler Pak)

Girls volleyball to start Freeway League play Sept. 16

Sydnee Tallant September 16, 2019

Coaches: Amanda Donaldson (head coach), Katie Pascoe (assistant coach), Jane Paul (JV coach) and Allison Wong (frosh-soph coach)  Top returning players: Kayla Cho (12), Callie Koehn (12) and Maddie...

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