Girls Basketball Advances to State Tournament
The Dragon girls varsity basketball team advanced to their 5th straight Class 5A Girls State Basketball Tournament on Tuesday after defeating Ames 72-59 at JHS. Maya McDermott poured in a game high 34 points and Kendall Nead added 15 points to lead the way for the Dragons. The Dragons will play on Monday, February 25 at 10:00 am vs CIML rival Urbandale at Wells Fargo Arena.
The winner will advance to the semifinals which will be held on Thursday, February 28 at 10:00 am and will play either WDM Valley or Iowa City, City High. Tickets cost $10 (K-Adult) and must be purchased at either the Wells Fargo box office or online at www.iowaeventscenter.com. New in 2018, the IGHSAU does not send participating schools presale tickets. For complete state tournament information and brackets, click here. Good luck to Coach Jilek and the Dragons next week!
Wrestling Advances 6 to State Meet
The Dragons will once again be well represented at the state wrestling meet, which starts this Thursday. 6 Dragons took home district titles and will continue to wrestle this year at Wells Fargo. Sophomores Rheiner Stahlbaum and Caleb Helgeson, juniors Thomas Edwards and James Edwards, and seniors Javian Rolley and Cade Moss advanced with victories on Saturday.
Congrats to these 6 Dragons and the coaching staff on advancing to the state meet!
Girls Basketball Defeats Ankeny 65-50, Finishes Regular Season 19-2
The Johnston Dragon girls varsity basketball team finished the regular season by defeating the Ankeny Hawks at Ankeny High School on Friday, February 8 65-50. The victory moved the Dragons to 19-2 on the season as they head into regional play. Leading the way at Ankeny was junior Kendall Nead with 21 points. Maya McDermott led the way with 7 assists and Maddie Mock added 13 rebounds.
The Dragons will host Indianola in 2nd round Regional play on Saturday, February 16 at Johnston High School at 7:00 pm. The winner will play on Tuesday night to go to state. Come out and support your Dragons as they start the road to the state tournament.
Jan. 18 Basketball Games Re-Scheduled
Due to the impending forecast on the evening of Friday, January 18, the Johnston varsity boys and girls doubleheader with Dowling Catholic has been changed to a “Varsity Only” doubleheader at Dowling on Thursday afternoon (January 17).
The girls varsity game will tip off at 4:00 p.m. and the boys varsity game will tip off 20 minutes after the girls game is completed. We are currently working on a reschedule date for the boys and girls JV games originally slated for Friday evening.
Dragon Wrestlers Place 2nd at Newton Invite, Crown 6 Champs
The Dragon varsity wrestling team traveled to Newton on Saturday for the first invite of the season. The Dragons claimed 6 titles and finishing just 1.5 points behind Iowa City West for the overall championship. Below are individual results from the tournament. The Dragons will be back on the mat on Thursday for a JV/Varsity dual at Waukee and will host their home invitational on Saturday at JHS at 10:00 am.
113 – Rheiner Stahlbaum – 1st Place
126 – Thomas Edwards – 1st Place
132 – Caleb Helgeson – 1st Place
138 – James Edwards – 1st Place
152 – Cade Moss – 1st Place
195 – Javian Rolley – 1st Place
You can access all team and individual results by going to TrackWrestling throughout the season.