The Black and Gold 1975
Netters Rack Up Wins
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.
McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017