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The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

The Accolade

The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

The Accolade

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...

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,...

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...

Kaya Hart (center) prepares to take a shot during a 16-5 victory over Fullerton at the Troy High School pool on Jan. 22. 

Water polo standout to leave Sunny Hills with a multitude of awards as she pursues a Division 1 career at Iona College

Esther Oh, Staff Reporter May 21, 2020

When senior Kaya Hart first started swimming at the age of 12, she didn't expect to be recruited to a Division 1 program, and she certainly didn’t expect to be recognized as one of the more prominent...

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, Assistant Feature Editor 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 goalie junior Josh Beutter rises out of the water to block a shot by a Buena Park attacker during an Oct. 2 home game in which the Lancers won,  10-4. Photo by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake

Sunny Hills boys water polo secures first Freeway League win in 10-4 victory over Buena Park

Kristima Aryal, Web Editor-in-Chief October 6, 2019

Securing its first win over a Freeway League opponent, the Sunny Hills boys water polo team shut down Buena Park High School in a home game Oct. 2 in a 10-4 victory. “My expectations going into this...

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