The Black & White

Girls Basketball Beats North Polk in Home Opener

Girls Basketball Beats North Polk in Home Opener

Cameron DeRoos and Joel Kellar

December 3, 2019

A duo of seniors stole the show at the Girls Basketball home opener. Maya McDermott '20 had 35 points, four rebounds, and five assists to open the season. Kendall Nead '20, the second part of the dynamic duo, had 24 points, seven rebounds, and four assists. The girls got an early lead and never let that...

Girls Cross Country Team Wins Third State Title in Four Years

Charlie Pattinson, Staff Writer

November 11, 2019

The inevitable factors of life: death, taxes, and Johnston girls cross country winning state titles. For the third time in four years, girls cross country ended their season with a state title in Fort Dodge. On Nov. 2, they easily out ran the competition and beat the second place team, Dubuque Senior,...

Johnston Loses in Playoff Clinching Game to Waukee 40-17

Johnston Loses in Playoff Clinching Game to Waukee 40-17

Cameron DeRoos and Hank Lucas

October 29, 2019

In the most important game of the football team's year, they came up short, losing their win-or-go home game against Waukee. Johnston came in to this game 5-3 with a chance to clinch a playoff berth; the only thing in their way was a 5-3 Waukee. The implications were pretty simple: winner moves to the pla...

Cross Country Dominates At Conference And Districts

Cross Country Dominates At Conference And Districts

Joel Kellar, Sports Editor

October 29, 2019

Boys and Girls cross country dominated at the conference and district meets. The girls won both meets while the boys placed third and second. The girls team had great performances from their varsity at both meets. Bella Heikes '21, Aleah Tenpas '22 and Sam Strauss '22 all placed in the top five at...

Football team shuts down Des Moines East 35-0

Football team shuts down Des Moines East 35-0

Cameron DeRoos and Tate Larsen

October 9, 2019

The football team faced off against Des Moines East Scarlets. Johnston eviscerated East scoring 35 points and holding them to 0 points while also scoring a special teams touchdown. At the end of the game Johnston had 205 yards of offense and held Des Moines East to only 138 yards of offense.