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Junior Varsity hosts Homecoming game

Junior Varsity hosts Homecoming game

Sarah Kim & Karl Selga, editors

October 1, 2015

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

Sarah Kim, Karl Selga, and James Deguinon

September 25, 2015

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

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, reporter

April 29, 2015

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

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

“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

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

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 ...

Paddling impels Allen Zhang to succeed

Zhang paddles along with the team to keep the canoe moving.

Jane Lavea, Web Co-Editor

February 21, 2015

Senior Allen Zhang has been paddling since freshmen year. Teammates said that he is the heart of the team. Zhang wants to become a physical therapist assistant because he likes working with people. He plans on attending Kapiolani Community College. Zhang learns teamwork in paddling. In addition,...

Boys Basketball vs. Kaiser Jan. 17

Jacky Hua-Vo, photography class

January 22, 2015

January 17, 2015 JV Tigers lost 53-44. Varsity Tigers lost 52-41 Check stats here