The Black & White

Dragons place fifth at state tournament

Dragons place fifth at state tournament

Rachel Vaughan, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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...

Boys’ basketball beats Des Moines Roosevelt 43-37

Boys’ basketball beats Des Moines Roosevelt 43-37

Evan Newcomb, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The boys' basketball team won their third straight game against the Des Moines Roosevelt Roughriders to improve to 13-3 on the season Jan. 30 by the score of 43-37. The first quarter was cagey with the game being close for the first five minutes until Camden Vander Zwaag '18 hit a three pointer and then...

Dragons dominate double dual

Dragons dominate double dual

Rachel Vaughan, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Johnston Dragons hosted both Indianola and Ankeny Centennial on Feb. 1. After Centennial and Indianola competed with each other, the Johnston seniors were recognized along with their parents. Seniors on the team include Sterling Brunk '18 at 138 lbs, Collin Hushagen '18 at 170 lbs, Elliot Pohlmeyer...