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1975 McKinley Baseball Team
Tigers Upset Kaimuki in Ten Innings, 3-2 Rematch With Kalani Today at Kahala Field
The 1975 edition of the Mick Varsity Baseball team was a good prospect to repeat as the OIA Eastern Division Championship. Early pre-season picks had the Micks battling Kaimuki for the top spot. Despite the lost of valuable starters from graduation, this year's team had the services of five returning starters, in addition to capable first year personnel.
Their season opened with an auspicious start by shutting out Roosevelt, 7-0. their next encounter, the Tigers blasted Kaiser, 9-3. They bested Farrington 6-2 before losing to division contender Kaimuki. The Micks bounced back 7-2 against first year team, Kalaheo.
With a third of the season over, the Micks found themselves tied with Kaimuki for first place, with identical records.
Reigning as last year's OIA East Champions, the Micks surely had their work cut out, but enthusiastic as any other team, the Micks had a little edge over any other team and that was their "PRIDE."
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Experience gained through last year's competition proved worthy in the year 1974-75. A veteran team made up of mostly seniors showed their best playing on the courts.
The netters started off with a victory over the Kaimuki Bulldogs. After a setback to Kailua, the Micks continued their winning ways to topping Roosevelt and Castle. However, they were unable to get by a strong Kalani team.
A convincing 8-0 thrashing dealt to Farrington kept the Micks in the OIA Championship running. Ending their season with a victory over Kaiser, the Tigers were well seeded in post-season play-offs. Head Coach Richard Yaginuma and assistant coach Mike Yamamura showed much concern as they drilled the netter daily, preparing them for the state tournament held at Kuilima and Brigham Young University of Hawaii.
Judo Enters Second Year
Entering its second year of OIA competition, the Tiger Judo team interested many more participants. Practicing Tuesdays, after school at the Beretania Police Station Gym prepared the boys for Saturday tournaments against seven other schools.
The matches were held at the Holy Trinity Church in Niu Valley where each athlete was placed into his respective weight class classifications.
A victory over the Pearl City team in their season opener proved the boys contained vast potential. They placed first in early season standings with another victory over Waianae.
With the help of his assistants, Coach Raymond Kawano molded his team into top performers and gained recognition and support in this new sport.
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Tigers Add Finesse in Landing Third Straight OIA Soccer Title, Rate Second in State Speed and agility made up for the Tiger's lack of height as the McKinley Soccer Team cut out an 11-1 record and captured the OIA Championship for the third consecutive year. With many experienced foreign born players, the Tigers held a slight advantage over their opponents. They produced an excellent forward line and several tough defensive backs. A 4-1 stomping of Kalani in the season opener forecasted the Tiger threat as they continued their victory trail to a 1-0 squeezer over Kaimuki for the title. Leilehua was the only team who succeeded in avenging a first round Tiger defeat handing McKinley their only loss. The second seeded Tigers simply outmaneuvered the Buff and Blues in the State playoff game. McKinley's swiftness and expertise stymied Punahou as the Micks keyed in on two Pun errors. Punahou dominated in the first few minutes of the semifinals match keeping the ball in McKinley territory. But a misjudged kick slipped through the Pun defense line and in for a score. A final goal in the second half sealed the Mick victory. But the Tiger machine could not penetrate a strong Red Raider defense in the championship battle. Iolani concentrated on their defensive pressure while capitalizing on two Tiger errors to sew up their second state title. McKinley dominated the OIA All Star team by landing fullback Hung Choe, halfback Kiun Kim and forwards Phi Ratanasamay and Wayne Kim. Ratanasamay was also the OIA's second leading scorer.
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Improved JV Cagers alter Record Trying to alter McKinley's losing basketball past, the junior varsity squad succeeded in posting a very impressive 6-8 mark, the best in several years. Under the direction of first year head coach Alvin Tokuda with assistants Lorin Lee and Dexter Nakaji, the cagers arduously drilled on expertised ball control and consistent accuracy. The Tigers slipped by Roosevelt in their two encounters and gave each opponent a difficult time before yielding the game. Hopefully this season was the start of a new trend in basketball competition at McKinley.
Dedication Marks JV Grapplers The junior grapplers displayeda lot of untried talent in their quest for a second straight OIA championship but fell short with a 8-1 final season record. The team easily romped over Waipahu 47-17 in a season opener, following two lose matches against Castle and Kaiser. The team's momentum continued with an overwhelming victory over Pearl City. Confidence gained from these matches seemed to be of no value in the mid season contest with Radford. The wrestlers came back in full force to sweep the last 4 mat matches withouta any problems. The OIA post season tourney allowed a second opportunity to shake Radford from the top. But the Rams refused to budge and the Micks were left with an unchallenged second place.