The Pinion

Student hopes for fourth judo title

Amanda Muramoto

April 8, 2011


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Seven years after first putting on a judo gi, or judo uniform, senior Brittany Balanay is ready to take on her final high school challenge-- to become a four-time judo state champion. If she places first in her weight division at the state tournament on May 7, she will join the elite group of four-year-straight...

Local surfer inspires new movie

Amanda Muramoto

April 5, 2011


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If you got attacked by a shark, would you go back in the water? That’s exactly what professional surfer, Bethany Hamilton, a local Kauai girl, did. Her strong faith in God and passion to surf is now the basis of a new movie, “Soul Surfer” which opens nationwide April 8. “Soul Surfer” is...

High hopes for golfers this season

High hopes for golfers this season

Oliver Lam

March 1, 2011


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To prepare his golfers for their first tournament scheduled to take place on March 11, Cafeteria Manager and Head Coach Mitch Arnold has been holding team practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Navy Marine and Ala Wai Golf Courses. “I make sure they work on every aspect of their games,” said...

Ready, aim, fire!

Nina Nguyen

December 15, 2010


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Senior Nina Nguyen photographed Stephan Diep (11), Nhue Lac (9), Jarred Yamada (11), and James Ariz (11) in firing prone unsupported position. Four McKinley students made it to the QIA individual competition: Juniors Kate Navarro, Angela Gao, Jayna Wong, and Darlene Cardenas-Tsey.

New coach leads Tigers into Homecoming

Stacia Mahi

September 11, 2010


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McKinley High School’s new head football coach didn’t hesitate when asked if our team could be winners. “Without a doubt,” said Joseph Ka’ai Cho. Born in Honolulu, Cho graduated from McKinley High School in 1972. While in high school, Cho became a three-time all-star for the old ILH and...

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