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Dan Villejo gives his own experience on basketball

Dan Villejo gives his own experience on basketball

Karl Selga, Hoang Nguyen and James Deguinon, editor and reporters

November 16, 2015


Filed under Sports

    Basketball season is coming up for the McKinley Tigers and to support our team we should get to know one of our players. Dan Villejo.     Dan Villejo is a Senior at McKinley High School and plays for the Varsity team. He considers himself as an all around player, but he plays point gua...

Petition for football stadium

Avian Madriaga, guest writer

October 23, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Showcase, Sports

Former athletic director Neal Takamori has been working for the last 20 to 30 years to help McKinley High School construct an athletic stadium. He has been working with the legislature, attending meetings with members of the senate, spoken with many governors, and the business and community leaders....

Junior Varsity hosts Homecoming game

Junior Varsity hosts Homecoming game

Sarah Kim & Karl Selga, editors

October 1, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

On September 26 the Junior Varsity team took on the Leilehua Mules. The night started with rain, but it cleared by halftime for the Homecoming festivities. The McKinley Tigers lost 6 - 23. The six points were scored by Steven Truong during the second quarter. "It feels very great like I can't...

Homecoming game forfeited

Homecoming game forfeited

Sarah Kim, Karl Selga, and James Deguinon

September 25, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

On September 22 news broke that McKinley High School Varsity football team will be forfeiting the September 25 game against Leilehua High School. Athletic Director Bob Morikuni said there weren't enough eligible athletes. It happens to be McKinley's homecoming game during the 150th year anniversary. "It's...

Volleyball teams prepare for upcoming season

Karrina Johnson, reporter

May 28, 2015


Filed under Sports

As the school year comes to an end, the volleyball teams are already conditioning for the next season. Volleyball is a popular sport. Whether you’re competing, or playing for fun with friends, it’s a great way to stay active. “It’s a competitive sport, and I mean I’m not competitive,...

Study hall initiated before football practice

Kapono Costorio-Meyer

April 29, 2015


Filed under Sports

Athletic coaches always ask if their athletes are doing well in classes. McKinley has a new football coach and he is making a change. Football players go to study hall before practice. “Having a study hall before football practice for the upcoming season is a good idea,” said freshman Damian Tinay. Tinay...

Sports builds character

Sammie Yee, reporter

April 18, 2015


Filed under Sports

Sports have always been regarded as something that builds character. “Trust is important. If you do not have 100% trust in your team, you will fall,” senior Kairis Yam said. Yam was involved in competitive cheerleading for two years. To have a solid foundation in a team, one must have full...

Individual sports still require team communication

Individual sports still require team communication

Sammie Yee, reporter

April 17, 2015


Filed under Sports

“You must have good sportsmanship and be able to support each other,” freshman Henry Trinh said. Trinh said an individual sport such as cross country still requires good communication with team members to become a better athlete. Cross country runners cannot receive any help when they run....

Hoop Dreams

Karrina Johnson, Reporter

March 10, 2015


Filed under Sports

Shoes squeaking. Clock ticking. Crowd cheering. Basketball is one of the most popular American sports right now. Whether you’re playing to compete or for fun, it’s a good way to stay active. My Dad is a big basketball fan. “I remember when I got my first basketball when I was about eight, and...

McKinley’s softball field blessed in

Sean Gleason and photography class

February 28, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

As the sky cleared and the sun shone down, members of the McKinley’s softball team, students from Leilani Okuda’s team sports class, Principal Ron Okamura, Athletic Director Bob Morikuni and news organizations gathered for the blessing of McKinley’s softball field. First, Morikuni shared a few ...

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