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Winter season busy for cheerleaders

Jessica Thepsenavong

November 28, 2012


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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


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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...

Tigers take on the Surfriders

Ariana Makasiale

September 25, 2012


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For the past two years, the Tigers have managed to win both homecoming games. So, this year the expectations are high. "We've won both games since I was a freshman,"says Mathias Tuitele-lafeta (captain of the football game), "€œIf we win this game it will make three years of homecoming games." The...

McKinley Takes on La Salle in Oregon

Annie Lien

September 17, 2012


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It was 4:00 pm on August 31st when the McKinley Tigers played against the La Salle Falcons in Corvallis, Oregon. They left Honolulu, Hawaii on August 29th. Before the game, the McKinley football boys felt "pretty confident," said Sakalaia Hungalu (11), an offensive tackle from McKinley'€™s team....

Sports provide benefits

May 8, 2012


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"Sports enhance personality, teach respect and increase one'€™s quality of life,"€ says Neal Takamori, McKinley athletic director. Being active and exercising every day helps support the body'€™s health and performance. At McKinley, we have 20 different sports that students can take part in....

Water polo team shows Tiger pride

Kelsey David

May 3, 2012


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“Water polo is similar to other sports, yet is still unique,” said Tawny Stockinger (10), a member of the girl’s water polo team. “It’s a mix of football because of the contact, basketball because you have to dribble the ball down the pool, and soccer because of the goals.” In water...

Parkour takes student to new heights

Corey Kahalewai (11)

April 12, 2012


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One summer vacation, I was stuck at home again and was watching videos on parkour and freerunning and I was impressed with their movements, their freedom. Right then and there, I knew what I wanted to do with my life. After that, I did nothing but train and train. From it, I gained friends and a healthy...

Memory of a Football Player

Ivan Nguyen (10)

April 12, 2012


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It began on a dry, crisp August day on the field that many look at as a place for rites of passage. Our coaches loved telling us that the field is where we start our lives as men. They often made sure that we did not ruin the same field that they had practiced on when they were younger. I entered my...

Football team trains for upcoming season

Amanda Muramoto

April 12, 2012


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McKinley’s football team is practicing for the upcoming fall football season. Coach Joseph Cho said that it’s to the team’s advantage to prepare ahead of time. He said training is important. “If you don’t do it, you’ll fall behind.” Cho said it’s necessary for the players to be...

Laquihon excels at boxing

Amanda Muramoto

February 29, 2012


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Last summer, Justly Laquihon (12) and three other boxers from the state represented Hawaii in the Junior Olympics. “Boxing is pretty much my entire life,” he said. At first, Laquihon started kickboxing when he was seven years old. His dad told him that he wanted him to be safe and learn to...

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