The Black & White

Girls’ basketball loses to Indianola at state

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.

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 super sad and starting to face reality," Brooke Wilmes '17 said. "I also got mad and pissed, but...

Basketball teams roll over rivals

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

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 in a 71-47 win. The girls' team also scored 71 points, however won by a much larger margin: 71-38. Both...

Boys’ and girls’ basketball teams compete against Valley

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

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, the beginning of the 3rd quarter was a turning point for both games. The girls went on a 19-4 run, lead by a swarm of 3-...

Taryn Knuth breaks scoring record

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

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 Little Cyclones. The final score was 64-50, as Johnston improves to 3-0 on the season.

Boys’ basketball crushes Railsplitters

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

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 played well and look to improve to 2-0 Friday, when they will play Ames.