The Black & White

Mock trial moves to state

Team Litig8 is an all freshman team who made it to the state competition. It is made up of freshmen Will Gavin, Mark Nagel, Sean Reddick, Anika Schmitt, Harshini Abbaraju, Hailey Abbey, Kathryn Ikeda, Prakhyath Bujimalla, Andrew Janni and Jack Lucas. Four other teams made it to the state competition March 24-26.

Anne Rogers, Head Editor-in-chief

March 12, 2015

Mock Trial teams competed at the district competition March 9, and all eight teams moved on to the district run-offs March 10. Five of those eight teams won during the run-offs, resulting in them being able to compete in the state competition March 24-26. "I thought the district competition went really...

State wrestling: day two in photos

Senior Henry Pohlmeyer wrestles his quarterfinal opponent, Spencer Nevills from Pleasant Valley. Pohlmeyer lost this match 3-0, as well as his consolation match, eliminating him from the tournament.

Anne Rogers, Head Editor-in-chief

February 20, 2015

Freshman Zach Price (106) and juniors Ethan (113) and Alec (120 Ksiasek advanced in the second round consolation matches this morning at the state wrestling tournament. They will wrestle later this afternoon for a chance to stand on the podium. Seniors Henry Pohlmeyer (132) and Shane Vaughn (138)...

Ksiasek, Pohlmeyer lose in state wrestling quarterfinals

Senior Henry Pohlmeyer (132) wrestles with Pleasant Valley's Spencer Nevills during the quarterfinal match Feb. 20. Pohlmeyer lost 3-0 and will wrestle in the consolation round shortly after the 2A quarterfinals.

Anne Rogers, Head Editor-in-chief

February 20, 2015

Junior Ethan Ksiasek (113) and senior Henry Pohlmeyer (132) both lost their quarterfinal matches today during the state wrestling tournament in Wells Fargo Arena. Ksiasek lost to Waverly Shell-Rock's Austin Yant by decision 9-2. He will wrestle Trenton Wennermark from Cedar Rapids Prairie in consolation. #5...

Five wrestlers advance to next day during day one of state tournament

Junior Ben Wilson (182) wrestles with Southeast Polk's Kameron Padavich during the first round consolation match. Wilson lost 4-2, eliminating him from the tournament.

Anne Rogers, Head Editor-in-chief

February 19, 2015

Five of the nine wrestlers that Johnston sent to the state tournament this week are moving on to the next day of wrestling at Wells Fargo Arena. Senior Henry Pohlmeyer (132) and junior Ethan Ksiasek (113) are both in contention for the championship and will be wrestling in the quarterfinals tomorrow...

Missing ACT tests found at grocery store, draws criticism

Almost 200 ACT test answer sheets were lost in the mail, resulting in frustration with some students who had studied hard in order to get their scores up for college entrance and scholarship money. The answer sheets were found in a local grocery store and will be honored by the ACT organization.

Anne Rogers, Editor-in-Chief

February 5, 2015

Senior Nolan Wengert had been holding off his college decision until he got his ACT test score back, in order to see which school would award him the most money in scholarships. When the ACT organization notified Wengert that they had lost his, along with 194 of his peers' tests, he was frustrated about...

Dragon wrestling falls in home thriller

Senior Shane Vaughn takes down Valley wrestler Todd Robinson at 138 pounds during the home meet Jan. 22. Vaughn went on to pin Robinson, helping the Dragons to take the lead. However, the Tigers preceded to take the meet, winning 34-31.

Anne Rogers, Editor-in-Chief

January 23, 2015

The  Dragons lost to visitor WDM Valley Thursday night 34-31. Johnston had three pins by seniors Henry Pohlmeyer (132) and Shane Vaughn (138), as well as junior Anthony Piagentini (160). "It was just a competitive meet," head coach Aaron Tecklenburg said. "We had our chances to put them away, to...