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Friday Night Prime Time 2019

McKInley's Friday Night Prime Time team celebrates after the game.

Alexandria Buchanan, editor

May 10, 2019

The Friday Night Prime Time program was created for students with special needs, giving them the opportunity to represent their schools on a basketball team. This allows students who would not be able to play for school’s athletic programs the chance to compete together. “I loved playing ...

Looking back on high school track star Christopher Martin

Looking back on high school track star Christopher Martin

Amoreena Godoy, reporter

May 10, 2019

It was 1990. Christopher Martin was a high school track star, getting attention in his local paper. "'He was ready to go,' said Wheaton North hurdle coach Don Helberg. 'He wanted to double-dip that York kid. Chris rose to the occasion.' Martin says the weather didn’t bother him at all. 'I think it’s (t...

Wrestlers take first in states

Alexandria Buchanan, editor

April 27, 2018

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, editor

April 27, 2018

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

Seniors Hsien Pascua, Kyle Moraga, Caleb Corpening and Taylor
Mahelona practice hard to prepare for the season.
Photo by Alexandria Buchanan.

Alexandria Buchanan, editor

December 13, 2017

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

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

Schneider is an accomplished under-
classman running for MHS.
Photo by Kelvin Ku.

Kelvin Ku, assistant editor

December 11, 2017

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, staff reporter

October 9, 2017

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

Seniors Zephania Vulivalu, Ezekiel Samuelu and Lauli’i Iosefa help each other at study hall.

Egan Medeiros, student reporter

October 2, 2017

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, editor

September 26, 2017

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...