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Attempting to get the ball from her Indianola opponent, Taryn Knuth '17 reaches her hand out while her teammates step back. The girls lost the quarterfinal round of state basketball against Indianola, 77-67.

Girls’ basketball loses to Indianola at state

Kitarrah Mangra-Dutcher, Photo Editor March 2, 2017

The Dragons lost against Indianola during the quarterfinal round of girls state basketball on Mar. 1. The girls lost with a final score of 77-67. "All the emotions started flooding in me, I started feeling...

Jaden Kephart'17 leaps over an urban dale player's hands. The boys defeated the Urbandale J-Hawks 71-47 Friday, Dec 16.

Basketball teams roll over rivals

Jack Lucas and Ben Lunn December 19, 2016

The boys' and girls' basketball teams blew out cross town rival Urbandale in a home showdown on Friday, Dec. 18. The boys' team put up an impressive defensive effort, and held Urbandale to under 50 points...

Camden VanderZwaag'18 completes a shot over a defending Valley player. The boys play next Friday, Dec 9. at home.

Boys’ and girls’ basketball teams compete against Valley

Jack Lucas and Ben Lunn December 7, 2016

The girls' and boys' basketball teams played state powerhouse West Des Moines Valley Tuesday, Dec. 6. Both games were extremely close at halftime, with the girls up by 4, and the boys down by 2. However,...

Taryn Knuth' 19 attempts to block an Ames player. The girls won against the Little Cyclones Friday, Dec 2.

Taryn Knuth breaks scoring record

Jack Lucas, Staff Writer December 5, 2016

Taryn Knuth '17 broke a girls' basketball record Friday, Dec. 2 for the most points scored in a single game. Knuth dominated yet another contest, scoring a remarkable 43 points in the win against the Ames...

Dawson Jones '17 backs into the lane. Jones dominated with a fantastic mid-range game as well as an unmatched performance in the post.

Boys’ basketball crushes Railsplitters

Jack Lucas, Staff Writer November 30, 2016

The boys' basketball team won Tuesday, Nov. 29, beating Des Moines Lincoln 75-54. Johnston dominated in the paint, with centers Dawson Jones '17 and Jake Meyer '17 scoring a combined 41 points. The team...

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