The Black & White

  • Dance Team tryouts will be held May 17 at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria.

  • The counseling office has arranged for the Iowa College Access Network to present to Johnston juniors and parents in the high school auditorium May 21 at 7:00 p.m.

  • Student council will be hosting a dog walk on May 20 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Beaver Creek Elementary school

  • Student council barbecue will held May 12 at Price Chopper from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Sophomore and junior girls wishing to play volleyball must attend the meeting held May 11 at 7:15 a.m. in room 611.

Grant Lair wins 800m at State

Grant Lair wins 800m at State

Jenna Gilbert, Staff Writer

May 23, 2018


Filed under Sports

Grant Lair's '18 heart was pounding as he rounded the curve for the last 100m in his 800m race. The race started off poorly, with a start putting him in last place for the first 200m. He tripped around 170m, which put him even further back. Eventually, he had gotten into third to last position, and...

Naanep wins District Singles Title

Naanep wins District Singles Title

Jack Lucas, Sports Editor

May 17, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

Cari Naanep '19 won the girls' district singles title on Wednesday afternoon, qualifying to state in an assertive fashion. This is Naanep's third District title in three years, winning a doubles championship as a freshman and a singles championship as a sophomore. By winning each and every match she...

School board finalizes plans for new baseball/softball complex

School board finalizes plans for new baseball/softball complex

Jack Lucas, Sports Editor

May 11, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

Earlier this year, the school board announced plans to improve the baseball-softball complex through revamping the current baseball facility and building an adjacent softball field in a $3.4 million project. Construction will begin Aug. 2018 and will end May 2019. “The biggest feature will be the fie...

Advanced golf practice facility opens

Advanced golf practice facility opens

Jack Lucas, Sports Editor

April 6, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

While professional athletes use advanced technology to analyze their game, this equipment commonly is not available to high school, or even college competitors. Science and statistics have revolutionized the way players prepare, and access to this kind of information can give one team th...

Rugby Tournament Rescheduled For April 10

Jack Lucas, Sports Editor

April 6, 2018


Filed under Sports

After being postponed due to poor weather conditions, the Johnston Rugby Tournament has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 10 at 4:40 PM. The event will be held at Summit Middle School, and admission is free. "It is going to be lit fire gnarly one hundred," coach Dave Oldham said. "Anybody can come,...

Zach Price, Johnston’s record holder for career wins in wrestling

Zach Price, Johnston’s record holder for career wins in wrestling

Ethan Richards and Brandon Spraggins

April 6, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Sports

Zach Price's grandfather Dennis Price wrestled in at Fort Dodge High School and Simpson College. Zach's, dad, Steve wrestled, too. Two reasons Zach started wrestling. "My dad influenced me to wrestle,” Zach said. "He's been wrestling his whole life from being a little kid to now him being 50 years...