McKinley shares sports history

Sports teams making a comeback

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By James Deguinon

McKinley High School has improved in their sports program.

Katie Jones, reporter

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 reader will find the wins and loses our sports teams have suffered and prevailed over. MHS has conquered in all types of sports including football, volleyball, soccer and even bowling. MHS has had a proud winning streak that has made Hawaii history.

Some of the more noteworthy years in MHS’ history are from the 1930’s to the 1960’s, in which the school’s sports team was one of the major ones on the island.

Recently, the school has been known in Hawaii as one of the biggest public schools in the district.

Athletic Director Bob Morikuni said, “McKinley was always popular, if not the most popular and oldest schools in Hawaii. They were always known to have great sports programs.”

McKinley was always popular, if not the most popular and oldest schools in Hawaii. They were always known to have great sports programs.”

— Athletic Director Bob Morikuni

Taking third in their eastern division, the girls volleyball team is doing well this season. In judo, the boys lead the eastern division championship. Tennis and golf have done well this season. Baseball has had several good wins.

“Compared to last year, we are better,” Morikuni said.

Kaimuki, Roosevelt and Farrington are all schools that MHS has competed against. Not to say that any school particularly dominated, victories depended on the sports team and players. MHS has had many losses recently, but there is proof in the form of this season’s victories that the school is making a comeback to be proud of in the future.