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Tigers lose to Kalani in two sets

Tigers lose to Kalani in two sets

March 11, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

McKinley Tigers ‏@Tiger_Athletics  1h Boys Volleyball: Kalani over Tigers in 2 sets. 2nd set 25-22. McKinley Tigers ‏@Tiger_Athletics  2h Boys Volleyball: 1st set. Kalani 25...Tigers 15...

Olympics push your mind

Isaiah Blanko-Rettig, reporter

March 2, 2014


Filed under News, Sports

The 2014 Winter Olympics took place in Sochi, Russia. I watched it on ESPN Ch. 240. I thought that the Winter Olympics would be boring, but I was wrong. I watched skiing first. It was terrifying to watch. When the racers raced down the hill, they had to turn corners on ice. Second, I watched the ...

Ryan Sacro shares his experiences in wrestling

Ryan Sacro shares his experiences in wrestling

Keisha Togores, reporter

March 2, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Wrestling is exciting to watch but scary to play. This is what Sophomore Ryan Sacro thought before joining the wrestling team. Sacro signed up for the wrestling team only this school year, but he has already won the first three matches against Kalani, Kaiser and Farrington. His individual matches will b...

Sugui shares her experiences in softball

Sugui shares her experiences in softball

February 23, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Tiare Sugui, a senior here at McKinley High School, has been playing softball for four years. She was given the choice by her parents to choose two sports to play and one of her choices was softball. Softball is a competitive sport. It takes time to catch up with all the skills and it takes a lot o...

The Awesomness and Funatude that is… Cross Country

Sean Gleason, co-editor

February 23, 2014


Filed under Sports

Let's get one thing straight... I love Cross Country. Now that that's out of the way, let's talk about what makes it so great. What is Cross Country? It is a running sport in which teams and individuals run a race on open-air courses over natural terrain. The course is typically five kilometers or ...

McKinley Loses to Roosevelt, 52-54

Daniel Le, reporter

January 23, 2014


Filed under Sports

McKinley lost to Roosevelt at McKinley’s gymnasium on Wednesday night Jan. 8, a close game of 52-54. Coach Duane Omori said that McKinley’s strength was their quickness, quick buckets and toughness. The team has to work on is their focus and regrouping, but they finish the game off strong. Omori s...

Tiger expresses inner passion

Lin Song, reporter

January 21, 2014


Filed under Sports

“Volleyball has become a part of my life,” said Jazmayne Williams, a girl who loves this sport and has worked hard on it the past three years. She played volleyball for the first time when she was a freshman. Since the first try, Williams began to have interest in this sport. Volleyball is...

JV, Varsity boys lose to Kahuku

Jacky Hua-Vo, photography

January 13, 2014


Filed under Sports

Boys Varsity Basketball Final. Kahuku 87...Tigers 83 Boys Varsity Basketball: Tigers-Kahuku all tied at 75. Going to overtime. Boys Basketball JV Final: Kahuku 47...Tigers 29.

Jediah, Jonas, and Jayson’s seriousness and fun in paddling

Sean Gleason, Co-editor

January 13, 2014


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

Rain or shine, Jediah Arellano, Jonas Almoguera and Jayson Bautista enjoy paddling and all of its glory. Paddling is a sport that consists of a small crew of individuals racing their canoe against other crews in a race to the finish. “The most important part about paddling is trusting your crew," Almog...

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