Young Enthusiastic Runners, Spikers Encounter Rough Competitive Season Rebuilding and conditioning McKinley's Cross Country Team was the major obstacle to overcome this year. With only two returning letterman on the boys' team and a first year girls' team, coach Cindy Dalrymple concentrated on developing each individual's perfect running form. Using the steep climb of Tantulus and the undulating hills of Manoa, the harriers strenthened their endurance and speed. Training under the same coach created the unity and morale needed in each highly competitive meet. The pre-season meets lit an inner drive within the harriers as they repeatedly took top positions. Placing high in the Oahu Interscholastic Association Championships, the Micks qualified three harriers for the state meet on Maui, with two runners missing the qualifications cut by two places. The girls' team also performed impressively, ranking seventh in total team points. (Girls Volleyball) A growing interest of the underclassmen will profit the team's output for competition next season. Lacking the coherence needed in every young team to upset their keen contingents, the McKinley Girls' Volleyball Team stumbled through a season of anguish and disappointment. Hit hard by graduation, Coach Jane Schroeder started early in the summer to mold her team into a unified style of play. Finding themselves as one of the shortest teams in the Oahu Interscholastic Association, the girls focused much of their practices on developing their jumping ability. Traveling to Molokai for their pre-season action, the girls showed promise of putting together a winning season. But their victory drive was thwarted in the regular season by many close marginal defeats. The team's performance was initiated by a strong first set pattern, but then lost their momentum in the remaining sets, yielding the game to their opponents. Their lone triumph came toward the end of their season against Kalani. The girls attacked the Falcons with a wall-like defense while the offense accurately placed their shots. A final loss to Castle handed the Tiger spikers a 1-7 record
Headlines: Faculty, S.C. Officers, Senators Vote for Fall Schedule Change Seniors Planning Camp March 21-23 Night Club Opens For Under 18 'Verona' is a Must for All Judo Season Opens Baseball Continues Tracksters Compete Netters in Finale IM Bowling Today Girls Play Kaiser
Headlines: Man Behind The Scene - Drama Instructor, MTG Adviser Journalism Topic Slated For Next Career Season Six MHSers Attend State Student Conference Mick Varsity Baseball Team Victorious over Roosevelt, Kaiser
Confidence Proves Key to Boys' Pursuit of State Title Confidence. That was the key that opened the door to the McKinley Boys' Bowling Team's first official State Championship. The keglers began the season by beating Kalani and Kailua by identical 3-0 margins. But the Tigers found the going rough, dropping two of three games to Kaimuki. The regular season ended with wins over Farrington 2-1 and Roosevelt 3-0. In round robin action, the Micks were stunned by Roosevelt 0-3, but rallied to trounce Kaimuki, 3-0, and Farrington 2-1, to win the OIA title. In a dream come true, the Tigers swept the State crown, competing against Kamehameha, St. Louis and Baldwin High Schools. The girls' season was a dismal one. The season started with a 2-1 victory over Kalani followed by three straight losses to Kailua. the Mick girl bowlers then smashed Kaimuki, 2-1, in an exceptional performance, but fell apart and dropped three straight to Farrington. They closed their season with a disappointing 1-2 loss to Roosevelt.
Headlines: Junior Prom Pledging Opens This Week McKinleyites Donate Blood Ma and Pa's General Store - A Family Affair M1ick Netters Beat Riders 4-1, Kaiser Next Sierras Pause From Hiking Visitors From Rhode Island
Headlines 'Two Gentlemen of Verona' Arrives Tonight Four Faculty Lend Their Talents For This Musical Production Some Members of the Cast 'Two Gentlemen' Creators, Winners of Many Awards Todays Assembly Will Feature Songs, Scenes
Tiger Cubs Combine Teamwork to Win City Title Aiming for a winning record this season, the McKinley Junior Varsity Football Team marched to a 7-1-1 record and the OIA City Championship. As they toiled through daily drills, the boys under the dedicated supervision of Head Coach Wayne Autele, Receivers Coach Richard Haru, Back Coach Dean Kaneshiro, and Defensive Coaches Mike Marques and Raymond Marques discovered that team work could determine many of their game outcome. The Tiger Cubs clinched their city title by whipping Kalani, 12-8. McKinley scored first but a Falcon fumble actually cemented the Tiger victory. The rest of the game was firmly controlled by the Tiger defense. McKinley's Cubs routed Castle in their season opener but was forced to settle for a tie with Radford under mud-ridden conditions. Travelling to Farrington's field for their third victory, the Tigers blanked the Govs with an overwhelming defense. Playing catch-up in their next match against Nanakuli, the Micks trailed 14-13. A final period field goal erased the Tiger deficit and prevented their first defeat. The gridders continued on the victory romp smashing Kaiser and Kalani but was stopped cold by Roosevelt on their first setback. The Cubs ended their season with an outstanding display of teamwork handing Kaimuki a 28-0 trouncing. This set up the Eastern play-off game against Kahuku. But a muddy and slippery Red Raider field clouded the Tiger's victory hopes. Although they led in first down statistics and hit with an overpowering defense, the Micks lost sight of their end zone. A lone Kahuku touchdown pass won the game for the Red Raiders. Despite the loss, this year's unity and experience will undoubtedly benefit next year's varsity team.
Headlines: MHSers Place In Motor Building, Win Cash Awards ASVAB Evaluation Biology Students Study Marine Lab Deaf Awareness Day Observed on Saturday Students To Visit Straub Computers Future Farmers Meet For State Convention Girls PE Classes To Participate in Gymnastic Meet Knights Top Senior Boys Da Best and M&M Victorious Winners in Intramural Bowling Sierra Club Joins Islandwide Camp
Headlines: Science Fair Poster Entries Due March 7 Upcoming Musical McKinley Library Featuring Special Book Reserve System Agriculture Offering Arts Class for Girls Soccer Team Beats Punahou, Places Second in State Tourney Tiger Nine Open OIA Season Today MHS Graduates Learns to Teach Work Begins on Ag Putting Green
Injuries Darken Hope in Quest for Title Early season injuries compounded by inconsistent playing dealt a stinging blow to the 1974 Varsity Football team in their division championship. They desperately fought through a grueling schedule against eight formidable foes, each one determined to oust the Tigers from glory as last year's champions. The season began with a narrow victory over Castle due to a costly mistake by the Knights. A blocked punt in the third quarter led the Tigers to a 7-3 victory. The Mick's next game fell to the consequences of a string of mistakes and penalties which caused the Tigers to fall hard against division favored Kailua. McKinley's tight defense held the Surfriders scoreless in the second half but could offer nothing offensively. A surprising defeat proved fatal to the Tigers when they went up against the Kaimuki Bulldogs who jumped to an early lead with two first half TD's. McKinley's only score came with ten seconds left in the game. This provoked the team to convincingly down the Kaiser Cougars the following week, setting the pace for the game against Farrington. Ironically, McKinley had clinched last year's title with a win over Farrington, but now faced the Govs in the opposite position. The fervor of Homecoming inspired the Micks to a 21-0 halftime lead. Hopes went up for McKinley to pull of a major upset, but Farrington came back to score three TD's in the second half with a controversial penalty which turned the tide against the Micks. In an anti-climatic season finale the Tigers scored a favored victory over newcomer Kalaheo. The Tigers failed to repeat as division champs but managed to emerge with a respectable 4-4 record.
Headlines: Sophomores, Juniors Selecting Fall Courses in S.S. Classes Alumni To Appear in 'Two Gentlemen' Juniors Planning April 19 Prom Key Club Sponsors Cancer mobile Visits; Recruiting Members OIA Judo Competition Opens March 8, Sign Up at Police Gym Strikers Smash Da Best in Bowling Netters Victorious Over Bulldogs - Fall to Kailua
Headlines: Blood Mobile To Visit McKinley On Thursday Three Ways to See MTG's 'Two Gentlemen' College Opportunities Program Helped 'Colette' MHS Samoan Club Rehearses For Various School Performances Seniors May Order Rings Today
Sports - Sports - Sports - Sports An essential phase of school life not to be overlooked, sports provided a meritorious outlet for individuals who desired worthy competition. The opportunities in the athletics program at McKinley catered to a wide spectrum of interests with fourteen different areas of varsity competition sanctioned by the Oahu Interscholastic Association. Many sportsmen devoted a great deal of time and effort to carefully developing their physiques and practicing long hours; others relished the camaraderie which athletics might have generated. This former undertaking may have accounted for the exquisite showmanship of an action packed year in sports.