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Hunting – a way of life on Lanai

Hunting – a way of life on Lanai

Isaiah Blanko-Rettig, reporter
August 24, 2013
Filed under Showcase, Sports

My dad and my uncle hunt on Lanai as a sport also as a way of life. I love going with them. This is the hunting life on Lanai. Lanai is the sixth largest island in the Hawaiian chain. It is the only island that sits on a plateau. One of the major sports on the island is hunting. There’s a variety...

Takamori honored at athletic banquet

Takamori honored at athletic banquet

Briana Ribillia-Ramones
June 2, 2013
Filed under Showcase, Sports

At this year’s athletic banquet, the athletes said goodbye to athletic director Neal Takamori. He was McKinley’s athletic director for a long time. Junior Van Lea Do said, “I'm going to miss Mr.Takamori because he's done a lot for all sports. Without him the cheerleading team wouldn't have been able...

Journey to the finish line

Journey to the finish line

Sean Gleason, freelancer
June 2, 2013
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The 40th Annual Honolulu Marathon was a disaster I’m glad happened. My goal was 4 hours and my time was a disappointing 7 hours and 51 minutes. What happened to my goal isn't important. What’s important is that in the midst of disaster there’s hope, reconstruction and lessons learned… the hard...

Takamori honored at athletic banquet

Briana Ribillia-Ramones
May 17, 2013
Filed under Sports

At this year'€™s athletic banquet, the athletes said goodbye to athletic director Neal Takamori. He was McKinley'€™s athletic director for a long time. Junior Van Lea Do said, "€œI'm going to miss Mr.Takamori because he's done a lot for all sports. Without him the cheerleading team wouldn't...

Students help raise money in charity run

Annie Lien
May 17, 2013
Filed under Sports

McKinley students and teachers took their time out on April 19 to run in support of children battling cancer. The charity run was called €œHeroes for a Miracle.€ The main objective was to run two laps around the school until students or teachers reached the finish line adorned with balloons. McKinley...

Saavedra shreds up the water

Chanel Alarca
April 17, 2013
Filed under Sports

Interested in a sport? How about a sport that combines three sports in one? Wakeboarding is a combination of surfing, water skiing, and snowboarding. Wakeboarding is a water sport; you use a wakeboard to ride over the water while being pulled behind a boat, usually a ski boat. How €œwakeboarding got...

Journey to the Finish Line

Sean Gleason
February 11, 2013
Filed under Sports

The 40th Annual Honolulu Marathon was a disaster I’m glad happened. My goal was 4 hours and my time was a disappointing 7 hours and 51 minutes. What happened to my goal isn’t important. What’s important is that in the midst of disaster there’s hope, reconstruction and lessons learned - the hard...

Bardouche recalls learning to surf from dad at Waikiki’s Kuhio Beach, falls and all

Joseph Bardouche
November 28, 2012
Filed under Sports

I always loved surfing at Waikiki, and I still do. But the reason why I stay at Kuhio Beach in Waikiki is because it is where I surfed for the first time. I was 5 at the time where I saw surfers at Kuhio catching waves. I was impressed with the sport and begged my dad to teach me. Immediately he said...

Winter season busy for cheerleaders

Jessica Thepsenavong
November 28, 2012
Filed under Sports

Winter is one of the busiest times of the year for the cheerleaders. Normally winter marks the beginning of their competitive season. This year they have done remarkably; both JV and Varsity made their way to the OIA Cheer Championships. Besides being in gear for competition, the cheerleaders also...

Bowlers assert bowling is a sport: skilled, competitive

Derek Haugen
October 25, 2012
Filed under Sports

Is bowling really a sport? Dictionary.com defines sport as “an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature,” so let’s take a look at McKinley’s Boys Bowling Team. All bowlers have skills and are very competitive. Bowling is a very competitive...

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