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Wrestlers take first in states

Alexandria Buchanan, assistant editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Sports

One year ago, wrestlers Laulii Iosefa and Ezekiel Samuelu both placed third in states, but they weren’t satisfied. This season, the duo both brought home first place state titles in their weight classes. “I had to stay positive and work harder,” Samuelu said. “I feel happy knowing how hard...

Boys soccer team claims Division II Championship

Alexandria Buchanan, assistant editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

1977 was the last year the McKinley High School boys soccer team held the title of OIA champions. On Feb. 3, the Tigers challenged the Kalaheo Mustangs and took home the Divison II Championship title with their 3-2 win, ending the 41-year dry spell. “This season was just special. Even though we...

Tigers ready for new season

Tigers ready for new season

Alexandria Buchanan, assistant editor

December 13, 2017


Filed under Sports

It’s winter time, but the grind won’t stop over the holidays for McKinley High School’s athletes. The boys varsity basketball team has been practicing and conditioning hard since summer to prepare for a good season. Adonis Navarro, a junior point guard for the Tigers, thinks the team works very...

McKinley Tigers dash to states

December 11, 2017


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In late October, McKinley High School was a part of the 56 schools who participated in the annual cross country state championship in Kauai. The race was 3.025 miles long with a total of 200 participants from various schools in Hawaii. As the starting pistol was fired, the race began and the contestants...

Running to be best at long distance

Running to be best at long distance

Kelvin Ku, reporter

December 11, 2017


Filed under Sports

McKinley High School sophomore Narayan Schneider is a member of the cross-country, track and soccer teams. His more notable achievements are ranking fourth at states for track and 16th in cross-country states. Schneider was not always a track athlete. He originally played soccer and before that was not...

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...

Streak broken

Streak broken

Alexandria Buchanan, assistant editor

September 26, 2017


Filed under Sports

The McKinley High School football team showed they weren’t gonna travel to Waialua and take home another loss. After almost four losing seasons, the Tigers ended their 29 game losing streak on Sept. 15 against the Bulldogs. During off-season training, Pat Silva became the Tiger’s new head coach. T...

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 ...

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