The Black & White

Boy’s basketball advances to state with 87-79 win against Des Moines North

Boy’s basketball advances to state with 87-79 win against Des Moines North

Evan Newcomb, Staff Writer

March 4, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The boy's basketball team might have just played the best game of their lives in the substate final against fourth-ranked Des Moines North Polar Bears Feb. 27 in a tightly contested overtime game which they won 87-79 bringing their win streak to 10 and improving their record to 20-3. With this win, Johnston...

Boys’ basketball beats Fort Dodge in substate semifinal 61-48

Boys’ basketball beats Fort Dodge in substate semifinal 61-48

Evan Newcomb, Staff Writer

March 1, 2018


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The boys' basketball team extended their win streak to nine games and improving their record to 19-3 with a win Feb. 23 in the substate semifinal against the Fort Dodge Dodgers by the score of 61-48 advancing to the substate final to play fourth-ranked Des Moines North. Johnston started dominating from...

Dragons place fifth at state tournament

Dragons place fifth at state tournament

Rachel Vaughan, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


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The Johnston wrestling team competed in both Dual Team State and Traditional State from Feb 14 to Feb 17.  After a 31-37 loss to Southeast Polk and a 37-28 win against Dubuque Hempstead, the team placed fifth overall in the tournament.  During the Dual against Dubuque Hempstead, Collin Hushagen '18,...

Boys’ basketball beats Des Moines Hoover 60-40

Boys’ basketball beats Des Moines Hoover 60-40

Evan Newcomb, Staff Writer

February 27, 2018


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The boys' basketball team extended their win streak to eight games with a win against the top-ranked Des Moines Hoover Huskies to improve to 18-3 on the season Feb. 16 by the score of 60-40. It was senior night so seniors Boston Grimes '18, Camden Vander Zwaag '18, Bo Sandquist '18, Chandler Heiser '18,...

Johnston wrestlers win districts

Johnston wrestlers win districts

Rachel Vaughan, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


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The Johnston wrestlers won their district at the Iowa High School Athletic Association's 3A District Seven Tournament at Valley High School on Feb. 1o.  Johnston scored 258.0 team points, placing first out of the eight teams, followed by Valley, West Des Moines, with 236.5, Carlisle, with 121.0 points,...

Wrestlers advance to state duals

Wrestlers advance to state duals

Rachel Vaughan, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

By defeating Ankeny Centennial on Feb. 7, the Johnston wrestlers secured a spot in the state dual tournament.  The meet started with Caleb Helgeson '21 at 113 lbs. Helgeson defeated Ankeny Centennial's Noah Blubaugh with a 12-4 major decision, earning four team points.  James Edwards '20 earned the...