The Black & White

Team Gearhart conquers Senior Challenge

Seniors Tom Dusen and Nicholas Hanstad attempt to unroll a frozen T-shirt. The top three teams competed in the frozen T-shirt challenge.
May 19, 2016

With anticipation and perspiration, 204 seniors competed in “Senior Challenge”, hosted by Student Council at the high school May 18 from 5:15 p.m. to 8 p.m.  A total of 17 teams and sponsors participated...

Establishing an annual tradition

Prepping for potentially hungry participants juniors Sophie Catus and Madison Mehls set out bananas and other foods. Participants were free to pick up snacks and water bottles after completion of the race.
May 17, 2016

Welcoming a new fundraiser, over 70 students including Johnston Mayor Paula Dierenfeld participated in a 5k race for “Amanda the Panda” at Beaver Creek Elementary May 14. Through grief counseling...

Drake Relays cut qualifying time

Anna Roshek sprints for the relay handoff at Ames high school during the girls’ track meet. Johnston placed third overall on April 4th 2016.
May 11, 2016

With fast heart beats and asphalt stained fingertips, the girls’ track team strives to run faster than all other high schools in Iowa in order to qualify for the Drake Relays’ newly set and shortened...

Slimming for success

Senior Blake Anderson attempts to take down an opponent. Anderson currently wrestles for the varsity team in the 113 weight class.
February 20, 2016

Sweating through yet another wrestling season, wrestlers ready themselves to cut and put on various amounts of weight to for competitions and the state tournament to come. Senior Blake Anderson managed...

Brent Riessen transfers to middle school building

March 27, 2015

Principal Brent Riessen will be transitioning to the middle school principal's position in the fall of 2015. Riessen has been at the the high school for four consecutive years. Due to beginning his...

Varsity boys’ basketball season ends against Waukee Warriors

Discussing plays and tactics during a second half timeout, senior Reid Sinnett, juniors Jared Bacon, Erik Francois, coach Billy Proctor and sophomore Jeran Proctor huddle and shortly resume the game.
March 5, 2015

The varsity boy's basketball team visited the Waukee Warriors for their substate game Feb. 27. Ending the season for the Dragon's, the score was 48-27. With a close game within the first half, the Warriors...

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