The Pinion

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Restoring the roar

Students practice on the new football field that opened in February.

Alexandria Buchanan, editor

March 10, 2017

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 Laulii Iosefa and Ezekiel Samuelu with assistant coach Imialoa’a Richardson. Photo contributed by Shanel Samuelu.

Alexandria Buchanan, editor

March 7, 2017

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 ...

Wrestlers train for successful season

Laulii Iosefa talks Ezekiel Samuelu through a move in the MHS wrestling room.

Alexandria Buchanan, editor

December 14, 2016

The weather is getting colder, Christmas music is playing and stores are advertising holiday sales. While most are out enjoying the winter, the McKinley High School wrestlers can be found Monday through Friday in the wrestling room where they do drills, condition and practice techniques, moves and esc...

JV football is done for rest of season

JV football team practices for the Waipahu game. The Tigers lost 43-6. Alexandria Buchanan threw the ball to Keanu Pimental and he bombed the ball to Sinapati Pita and they got the touchdown.

Kirt Choi, reporter

September 16, 2016

Despite the fact that McKinley High School’s junior varsity football  season ended early,  the team did better than last year, athletic director Bob Morikuni said. Alexandria Buchanan, a JV quarterback, said they decided to end the season early because players are getting hurt, not enough players, and...

McKinley plays Roosevelt

Kirt Choi, reporter

August 22, 2016

On Friday August 12, Mckinley JV team lost 40- 0 in a game against Roosevelt. The football game started at around 5:00 p.m. McKinley kicked the ball off to Roosevelt and the Roughriders were pushing the Tigers back and the ball was turned over to the Tigers. Tigers were at the 10 yard line and they go...

McKinley shares sports history

McKinley High School has improved in their sports program.

Katie Jones, reporter

April 26, 2016

Walking into the gym and looking around, an individual can see all the years that McKinley High School has gained victory over all the schools in Oahu. Looking over old yearbooks and even The Pinion papers, which can be dated back to the early 1900’s, MHS has had a rich history. Among the pages, a re...

Sports are dangerous

Sports are dangerous

Katie Jones, reporter

February 25, 2016

From a young age, children are urged to play sports but some sports have a high risk rate for injuries. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 1.6 - 3.8 million sports related concussions occur in the United States each year. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy is a disease that kills neuron...

Team manager shows pride with dedication

James Deguinon, reporter

February 4, 2016

Basketball.  A game of competition, passion and spirit.  The ultimate feeling of dribbling a basketball from left to right in many combinations and free throwing the ball in the basket defines the game. Satisfaction runs through the veins of a player as the cheerleaders moves the crowd with che...

Dan Villejo gives his own experience on basketball

Face of a star player

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

November 16, 2015

    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

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....