The Black and Gold 1976
Girl Riflers Tie for First; Boys Take Third
Heavy preseason practice paid off for the McKinley Girls Rifle Team as they shot their way to a tie for first with Farrington at the close of the OIA season. The boys, however, had to settle for third place.
The OIA playoffs were held at Kamehameha High School on February 26, where the girl sharpshooters saw first place slip from their sights and were forced to accept second.
At the annual state wide meet, a mid-season event at Baldwin High on Maui, the team finished a very creditable third.
Coach Alan Tokumura said the rifle team proved to be much better than was expected and had a very eventful season.
Tiger Netters Seek Discipline, Consistency
Discipline and consistency in play would guide the Tiger netters to a most satisfying 1976 season.
A strong girls' team ranked with seniors swept through an undefeated preseason, showing some prospects for the state tournament slated for the Easter vacation. The second doubles team steadily pulled through with much needed triumphs.
With the second-seed transferring to Kaimuki, the promising young male netter lacked enough depth to allow for substitutions.
Resurfacing of the school tennis courts prior to season's start routed daily practices to nearby facilities. Nevertheless, achieving agility and teamwork in the doubles provided the aspects for an exciting six-week schedule.
McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017