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The Pinion

Discussing the life of a student-athlete

Marietta Teramoto, reporter

October 9, 2017


Filed under Sports

Student-athletes manage to balance their time with sports and school to participate in something that they enjoy. Almost every day they have practice to improve their performance while balancing their school work at the same time. Athletic Director Bob Morikuni acknowledges the outcomes of becoming a stud...

MHS Tigers hit the books

MHS Tigers hit the books

Egan Medeiros, reporter

October 2, 2017


Filed under Sports

Every even day after school, football players at McKinley High School have a study hall to get some homework done before practice starts. “I think it’s great,” Bob Morikuni, athletic director, said. “Any chance that the students can get extra work, get help from the advisers and coaches and al...

Restoring the roar

Restoring the roar

Alexandria Buchanan, assistant editor

March 10, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

With 16 straight losses, two forfeited seasons in the last two years and a 0-90 loss against Waianae in 2015, many question what is going on with the McKinley High School football program. The new field and change in coaching staff may be what is needed for the upcoming season. Junior Ezekiel Samue...

Wrestlers place 3rd at states

Wrestlers place 3rd  at states

Alexandria Buchanan, assistant editor

March 7, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

On February 17-18th, Juniors Laulii Iosefa and Ezekiel Samuelu represented McKinley at the HHSAA Chevron Wrestling State Championship Tournament at the Blaisdell. Both placed 3rd in their weight divisions. “I’m proud because I worked hard from the start of this season trying to win that state medal ...

Wrestlers train for successful season

Wrestlers train for successful season

Alexandria Buchanan, reporter

December 14, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The weather is getting colder, Christmas music is playing and stores are advertising holiday sales. While most are out enjoying the winter, the McKinley High School wrestlers can be found Monday through Friday in the wrestling room where they do drills, condition and practice techniques, moves and esc...

JV football is done for rest of season

JV football is done for rest of season

Kirt Choi, reporter

September 16, 2016


Filed under Sports

Despite the fact that McKinley High School’s junior varsity football  season ended early,  the team did better than last year, athletic director Bob Morikuni said. Alexandria Buchanan, a JV quarterback, said they decided to end the season early because players are getting hurt, not enough players, and...

McKinley plays Roosevelt

Kirt Choi, reporter

August 22, 2016


Filed under Sports

On Friday August 12, Mckinley JV team lost 40- 0 in a game against Roosevelt. The football game started at around 5:00 p.m. McKinley kicked the ball off to Roosevelt and the Roughriders were pushing the Tigers back and the ball was turned over to the Tigers. Tigers were at the 10 yard line and they go...

McKinley shares sports history

McKinley shares sports history

Katie Jones, reporter

April 26, 2016


Filed under Sports

Walking into the gym and looking around, an individual can see all the years that McKinley High School has gained victory over all the schools in Oahu. Looking over old yearbooks and even The Pinion papers, which can be dated back to the early 1900’s, MHS has had a rich history. Among the pages, a re...

Sports are dangerous

Sports are dangerous

Katie Jones, reporter

February 25, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Sports

From a young age, children are urged to play sports but some sports have a high risk rate for injuries. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 1.6 - 3.8 million sports related concussions occur in the United States each year. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy is a disease that kills neuron...

Team manager shows pride with dedication

Team manager shows pride with dedication

James Deguinon, reporter

February 4, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Basketball.  A game of competition, passion and spirit.  The ultimate feeling of dribbling a basketball from left to right in many combinations and free throwing the ball in the basket defines the game. Satisfaction runs through the veins of a player as the cheerleaders moves the crowd with che...

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