The Pinion

Saavedra shreds up the water

Chanel Alarca

April 17, 2013

Interested in a sport? How about a sport that combines three sports in one? Wakeboarding is a combination of surfing, water skiing, and snowboarding. Wakeboarding is a water sport; you use a wakeboard to ride over the water while being pulled behind a boat, usually a ski boat. How €œwakeboarding got...

Journey to the Finish Line

Sean Gleason, Print Design Co-Editor

February 11, 2013

The 40th Annual Honolulu Marathon was a disaster I’m glad happened. My goal was 4 hours and my time was a disappointing 7 hours and 51 minutes. What happened to my goal isn’t important. What’s important is that in the midst of disaster there’s hope, reconstruction and lessons learned - the hard...

Bardouche recalls learning to surf from dad at Waikiki’s Kuhio Beach, falls and all

Joseph Bardouche

November 28, 2012

I always loved surfing at Waikiki, and I still do. But the reason why I stay at Kuhio Beach in Waikiki is because it is where I surfed for the first time. I was 5 at the time where I saw surfers at Kuhio catching waves. I was impressed with the sport and begged my dad to teach me. Immediately he said...

Winter season busy for cheerleaders

Jessica Thepsenavong

November 28, 2012

Winter is one of the busiest times of the year for the cheerleaders. Normally winter marks the beginning of their competitive season. This year they have done remarkably; both JV and Varsity made their way to the OIA Cheer Championships. Besides being in gear for competition, the cheerleaders also...

Bowlers assert bowling is a sport: skilled, competitive

Derek Haugen

October 25, 2012

Is bowling really a sport? defines sport as “an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature,” so let’s take a look at McKinley’s Boys Bowling Team. All bowlers have skills and are very competitive. Bowling is a very competitive...

Tigers take on the Surfriders

Ariana Makasiale, reporter

September 25, 2012

For the past two years, the Tigers have managed to win both homecoming games. So, this year the expectations are high. "We've won both games since I was a freshman,"says Mathias Tuitele-lafeta (captain of the football game), "€œIf we win this game it will make three years of homecoming games." The...

McKinley Takes on La Salle in Oregon

Annie Lien, reporter

September 17, 2012

It was 4:00 pm on August 31st when the McKinley Tigers played against the La Salle Falcons in Corvallis, Oregon. They left Honolulu, Hawaii on August 29th. Before the game, the McKinley football boys felt "pretty confident," said Sakalaia Hungalu (11), an offensive tackle from McKinley'€™s team....

Sports provide benefits

May 8, 2012

"Sports enhance personality, teach respect and increase one'€™s quality of life,"€ says Neal Takamori, McKinley athletic director. Being active and exercising every day helps support the body'€™s health and performance. At McKinley, we have 20 different sports that students can take part in....

Water polo team shows Tiger pride

Kelsey David, reporter

May 3, 2012

“Water polo is similar to other sports, yet is still unique,” said Tawny Stockinger (10), a member of the girl’s water polo team. “It’s a mix of football because of the contact, basketball because you have to dribble the ball down the pool, and soccer because of the goals.” In water...

Parkour takes student to new heights

Corey Kahalewai (11)

April 12, 2012

One summer vacation, I was stuck at home again and was watching videos on parkour and freerunning and I was impressed with their movements, their freedom. Right then and there, I knew what I wanted to do with my life. After that, I did nothing but train and train. From it, I gained friends and a healthy...