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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...

Boys’ Basketball loses to Waukee in state quarterfinal 60-58

Boys’ Basketball loses to Waukee in state quarterfinal 60-58

Evan Newcomb, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The boys' basketball had their season come to a close in the quarterfinals of the state tournament against Waukee Mar. 6 in a game that went down to the wire, but they ultimately fell short losing 60-58 and ending their season with a record of 20-4. The first quarter was close throughout and it looked...

Girls’ Basketball loses to Iowa City High 58-52 in state semifinal

Girls’ Basketball loses to Iowa City High 58-52 in state semifinal

Evan Newcomb, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The girls' basketball team had their season come to a close when they played top-ranked Iowa City High in the state semifinal when they lost 58-52. They ended their season with a 21-4 record. The game was tightly contested throughout, early on Iowa City High hopped out to a 12-4 lead but after that Johnston...