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Senior Kayla Alamos (above) puts her left arm around senior Kylie Yang to demonstrate the referees position during wrestling practice on Wednesday, Nov. 16, in Room 153.

GIRLS WRESTLING PREVIEW: New coach, increase in athletes raise expectations for season

Nathan Lee, Staff Reporter January 27, 2023

Coaches: Matthew Acosta (head coach), Ethan Nguyen (assistant coach), David Park (assistant coach) Top Returning Players: Kayla Alamos (11), Jenna Park (12), Kylie Yang (12) Top Newcomers: Karina...

Utility player senior Sofia Smith prepares to shoot the ball during a Tuesday, Jan. 17, practice at the Sunny Hills’ aquatics pool.

GIRLS WATER POLO PREVIEW: Lady Lancers shoot for a CIF title as well as securing their sixth Freeway League title

Aiden Park, Arts & Entertainment Editor January 24, 2023

Coaches: Keith Nighswonger (head coach), Sergio Durango (assistant coach), Jordan Jaime (assistant coach) Top Returning Players: Jamie Cho (12), Ariana Choi (12), Brooke Shiohama (12), Sofia Smith (12) Top...

Guard senior Johann Kwon dribbles the basketball during a home game against Western Christian High School on Nov. 15, 2022.

BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Lancers look to claim Freeway League title with 4 returning starters

Grace Min, Sports Editor January 12, 2023

Coaches: Joe Ok (head coach), Darius Durham (assistant coach), Don Shaw (assistant coach) Top Returners: Sean Cal (12), Johann Kwon (12), Chad Nguyen (12), Justin Shim (11) Top Newcomers: Kingsley...

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:...

New assistant principal Heather Bradley from Sonora High School works on athletic clearances in her Room 6 office on Thursday, Aug. 18. Bradley replaces Hilda Arredondo, who accepted an administrative position at La Habra High School.

KICK STARTER: New assistant principal Heather Bradley brings a field of experience in sports, teaching

Jaimie Chun, Managing Editor September 19, 2022

Socks pulled up and shin guards secured. Players’ feet entangled and hands kept away from the ball. The turf field surrounded by spectators’ electrifying cheers and illuminating lights set the...

Middle blocker senior Olivia Haptonstall gets ready to spike a ball in the Thursday, Aug. 25, home match against the Canyon Comanches. Heading into the Wednesday, Sept. 14, matchup at La Habra, the Lady Lancers have a 1-0 Freeway League record after defeating Fullerton at home on Monday, Sept. 12.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW: Lady Lancers hope to shut out all competitors, being a younger team this year

Jiwoo Han, Sports Editor September 14, 2022

Coach: Amanda Donaldson (head coach), Katie Pascoe (assistant coach), Madison Rumenap (assistant coach), Elyse Yoon (assistant coach) Top Returning Players: Olivia Haptonstall (12), Stacy Kim (12),...

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...

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Grace Johnson, Web Managing Editor May 27, 2022

When I was a little girl, all I ever wanted to be was a dolphin trainer at SeaWorld. It was my dream, at that time, to just dance in the water with them all day and put on shows for people. But I soon...

After a 28-38 loss against Newport Harbor High School, head football coach Peter Karavedas addresses his team for the last game of the 2021 season.

Football head coach Peter Karavedas to lead North OC in North-South All-Star Classic football game Feb. 5

Alice Shin, Managing Editor November 19, 2021

With the 2021-2022 Lancers football season over in the first round of CIF playoffs, head coach Peter Karavedas can now focus his gridiron attention on prepping for Feb. 5. That’s when he will lead...

Outside hitter sophomore Kayla Taylor spikes the ball to score a point against Fullerton Oct.13 in the Sunny Hills gym. Although the Lady Lancers prevailed in their last Freeway League match of the season, they were unable to qualify for CIF playoffs.

Girls volleyball triumphs over Fullerton in three straight sets to win its final match of the season

Jiwoo Han, Sports Editor October 15, 2021

The Sunny Hills girls volleyball team won its final match of the season against the Fullerton Tribe (3-7) Oct. 13, at home, finishing fourth in the Freeway League with an overall 5-5 record. “We were...

Setter junior Jacky Woo gets ready to serve the ball against Buena Park High School’s girls volleyball team in an Oct. 5 home game that the Lady Lancers won in straight sets.

Girls volleyball shuts out Buena Park in three straight sets

Jiwoo Han, Sports Editor October 7, 2021

Despite a slow start to the season, the Sunny Hills girls volleyball team won its third consecutive match, defeating the Buena Park Coyotes Tuesday, Oct. 5, at home. “We are on our way for a big...

Utility player junior Jeremy Herrera prepares to shoot the ball against La Habra High School in a Wednesday home game. Herrera scored in the Lancers’ 20-19 victory over La Habra High School in the first Freeway League game of the season.

Boys water polo edges La Habra 20-19 in season debut

Jiwoo Han, Sports Editor September 29, 2021

For the first time in two years, the Sunny Hills boys water polo team defeated the La Habra Highlanders in the team’s first Freeway League home game of the season, 20-19.  “The last three years,...

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