Headlines: McKinley Carnival Feb 18-19 McKinley Club Will Host Annual Science Fair Tomorrow Carnival in Final Planning Stage For Friday Opening Bake Contest Open To Everyone Teevee Pollster on Campus O.I.A. Easter Division Champs! Cagers Lose To Cougars, 69-56; J.V. Win, 61-60 Sons of Samoa, 76ers Win in First Intramural
Underclassmen rebuild team; individual efforts shine Judo Judo entered its third year as a sanctioned sport of the OIA. Although its counterpart, the ILH (private schools) had no teams. The Tigers, the defending champs for the past two years attempted once again to capture the public school crown. Losing many of last year's team to graduation, the Tigers spent the year rebuilding for the coming season. Their schedule included matches with Kaimuki, Aiea, Castle, Waipahu, Kalani, Moanalua, Pearl City and Roosevelt. The OIA Championships were held at McKinley on April 23.
Headlines: New English Teacher is World Traveler Band Students Merit 78 Medals In Solo, Ensenble Two Recent MHS Graduates Here As Navy Recruiters Today Senior Luau On March 26 Not March 2 Cannon's Rep Here to Meet Students Soph Banquet Tigers Win Fifth OIA Soccer Crown J.V. Baseball Team Routs Kailua; Take OIA Eastern Division Title
Headlines: Twelve Clubs, Organizations To Man Carnival Games Booths Ma 'n Pa Continue Goods Collection Friends of Iolani Palace Sponsoring Writing Contest Tigers Fall To League Leaders Falcons, 58-34 Wrestlers Score 36-15 Victory Over Castle Drama Students Publicize Carole Kai Comming Soon, McKinley Carnival 77
Enthusiastic tracksters break school records in preseason meets Girls' Track In its fourth year of existence, the McKinley Girls' track team raced to another good season. During the first three practice meets of the year, the girls either tied or broke school records 22 times. Meets were against Roosevelt, Kaimuki, Kailua, Kalani and Kaiser. The state meet was run at Punahou on April 28-30. Outstanding runners for the girls team were freshmen Claire Leong in the 100 and 200 yard dash, sophomore Elena Onaga in the 440-yard dash, the high jump and the 110 yard low hurdles, and senior Becky Russell in the shot put and discus throw. One reason for the girls' success this year has been good coaching. The coaches are Tom Marks, Lori Young and Sheila Mun.
Headlines: Seniors Planning 'Someday' Luau On March 2 Scrip Pre-Sale, Donation Drives Important To Success of Carnival Twelve Rides at Carnival Sophomore Banquet Tickets Tigers Trounce Kailua, 10-3 Cagers Take On Cougars Tonight Wrestling Ends Season Tomorrow Choir Performs on Sunday McKinley Carnival 1977 Bake Sale Application
Club nine captures city, east division championships Jayvee Baseball Strong pitching and clutch hitting enabled the Junior Varsity Tigers to win the OIA Eastern Division title for 1977. First year coach John Matias led his team to an overall 8-2 record. Matias, who has played in the major leagues and with the Hawaii Islanders, was assisted by Fred Kuhalua of the California Angels organization. Southpaw Gary Nishikawa opened the season by tossing a one-hitter in the Tigers' 4-0 win over Farrington, then went on to squeak by Kaimuki, 3-2 on an error by the Bulldogs' third baseman. Nishikawa picked up his second win on his three-hit performance against Kalaheo as the Tigers won 3-1. Catcher Alvin Ponce made his debut as a pitcher and promptly no-hit the Cougars 7-0. The Tigers then went on to smash Kalani 10-4 to earn sole possession of first place and followed with a 2-1 win over Castle on a lone single. A week earlier, the Tigers had beaten Kailua, 10-3, and now had to face them in the OIA East Championship. Asa Asato's three for four performance combined with Gary Nishikawa's four-hitter helped the Tigers breeze by the Surfriders, 8-1. The wind, rain and Peter Kendrick seemed to stifle the Tigers in the OIA Championship as Radford upended the Tigers, 8-1. Kendrick who allowed just two hits, struck out sixteen Tiger batters. The overall season was great for the young Tigers and they should be a big help to next year's varsity team.
Headlines: Wise Course Selection a Must for Sophs, Juniors Science Search Names MHS Girl To Westinghouse Honor Group Ma's and Pa's Will Feature Bake Contest, Sale Processing Begins for McKinley Scholarship Awards Sophomore Peni Talamoa Promoted to Varsity Wrestling 'Hello Dolly' Gets Many a Helping hand MHS Artists Dabble in Watercolors
Defending OIA champs seek repeat of past season Varsity Baseball It was an exciting season in 1976 when the McKinley Tigers Baseball team made history by taking the OIA championship, the first major championship ever for MHS. The team made up of mostly underclassmen kept on going after winning the Honolulu District Championship. They took the East and the OIA along with the title of state runner-up. Most of the team was back this year under new coach, Paul Valentine, along with a few new surprises in the juniors and sophomores. Early predictions put the Tigers in the running again along with Roosevelt and Kaimuki in the Honolulu District. The Tigers started off the season right with a victory over Castle, the reigning Windward champs, 2-1. The Micks also rolled over Farrington, 8-3. As the yearbook went to press, the Tigers were confident to do well again this season.