Thursday, November 1, 2012
The forward scored 10 points off the bench in an exhibition game Tuesday night.
He goes by DJ, now, as opposed to Darrell, but regardless, DJ Johnson appears to have gone from being a redshirt candidate in his freshman season on the Kansas State Wildcat basketball program to being a factor now. Johnson, the 2012 Parkway North graduate, saw action Tuesday in an 81-61 exhibition win against Washburn, netting 10 points and 7 rebounds in 17 minutes on the floor. "He’s pushing everybody," new Kansas State Head Basketball Coach Bruce Weber told reporters after the game. "I’m not sure he always knows what he’s doing, but he plays hard all the time." Weber added in his postame remarks that at some point there had been consideration given to redshirting Johnson, a 6-8 forward who is the least experienced frontcourt player on …
Friday, April 27, 2012
Some of Parkway North's athletes signed with universities around the Midwest on April 26.
Several Parkway North High School athletes signed letters of intent with universities on Thursday. Among the athletes was North basketball player Darrell Johnson, who signed with Kansas State University. Johnson announced his decision last week, picking the Wildcats over schools like Virginia Tech, Memphis. North wrestlers Darius Lewis and David Evans also signed letters of intent Thursday. Lewis plans to attend Lindenwood-Belleville, while Evans will attend Missouri Baptist University. Volleyball player DeAndre McCowan signed a letter of intent with Missouri Valley College. Swimmers Dyanna Schneider, Taylor Voelker and Amanda Stadermann also signed letters of intent. Schneider will attend Lindenwood University, Voelker will attend Truman …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Parkway North basketball standout commits to play in Manhattan at Kansas State.
Just shy of a week into the spring signing period, Parkway North High School Forward Darrell Johnson brought an end to the recruiting process, telling Patch he has committed Tuesday to play basketball at Kansas State in the fall. Johnson, chose the Wildcats over Virginia Tech, Memphis, and after late interest from Tulsa. Patch first reported late last week that Johnson was set to be in Manhattan for a weekend recruiting visit with new Kansas State Head Coach Bruce Weber and Assistant Coach Chris Lowery. The pair recruited him at their previous head coaching stops in Illinois and Southern Illinois, respectively. We'll update this story as new information and reaction become available.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
The college coaching carousel yields new interest in the Parkway North standout.
Last week around this time, Parkway North High School senior Darrell Johnson was wrapping up a recruiting visit to Virginia Tech. Now, with the spring signing period a few days old, Johnson, the forward who led the Vikings to their first district basketball title this season, is getting ready for another visit this weekend. He's heading to Manhattan. Manhattan, Kansas. Johnson told Patch late Thursday that new Kansas State Coach Bruce Weber and his assistant Chris Lowery, had been in contact with them in their former respective positions at Illinois and Southern Illinois. Now, on the same staff at K-State, they've targeted Johnson with a scholarship offer. Johnson spoke to Patch just after he said he talked to new Tulsa Head Coach Danny …
Friday, April 6, 2012
Standout Forward led the Vikings to the school's first district title in 2012.
Parkway North Senior Darrell Johnson is wrapping up a two day visit to Virginia Tech Friday, and while there, he tweeted Friday, "It's a great day to be a Hokie." He told Patch via Twitter that he had not made a verbal commitment, just that he was "quoting the natives." The official period for eligible athletes to sign binding letters of intent begins April 11. Johnson, is also being courted by Memphis and was considering a visit there before making a decision. Johnson averaged 16 points and nearly 12 rebounds a game for Parkway North as the Vikings won their first District title in school history this past season.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
The Parkway North guards out-shoot De Smet, as Viking standout Darrell Johnson is held to 12.
Parkway North’s hot-shooting guards came through to put down top-seeded, defending Class 5 District 4 champs, De Smet. The No. 2 seed Vikings downed the Spartans 57-46 to claim the district title Friday night at Parkway Central. Viking junior guard Aaron Hines was game-high with 19 points, and sophomore Edin Bracic had 10. They came through when 6-8 Viking forward Darrell Johnson was kept in check by De Smet’s big forwards. “The difference was our guards,” Johnson said. “They shot well. We worked the offense. We played together a lot.” De Smet senior Eric Moeller (6-11) and junior Nolan Berry (6-8) kept Johnson to four points in the first half. Viking coach Russell Vincent wasn’t concerned. “We knew he was going to get his,” he said. “Once…
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Senior Darrell Johnson’s near-triple double leads Vikings to title game berth against De Smet on Friday.
CHESTERFIELD – For the third time this season, archrival boys basketball programs Parkway North and Parkway Central hooked up Wednesday night. The teams traded victories in the two previous meetings, with North earning a 59-51 win in the season opener back in November, and Central claiming a 47-45 win in conference play three weeks ago. But the most important matchup of the season came Wednesday night, when the Vikings and Colts clashed one last time in the MSHSAA Class 5 District 4 semifinals, with the winner earning a shot at the district title game on Friday night. And thanks to a brilliant performance by 6-foot-8, 240-pound senior center Darrell Johnson, it was Parkway North's night, somehow outlasting Parkway Central for a 49-45 win, …
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Senior Darrell Johnson’s 24-point, 22-rebound effort leads the way, as Vikes close out regular season with a victory over talented U. City club.
UNIVERSITY CITY – With its sights set firmly on the district playoffs, which begin for all Large school teams in Missouri next week, the Parkway North boys basketball team came into its regular season finale Friday night at University City High, hoping to finally fix a few minor problems that had cost the Vikings several games recently. And thanks to a magnificent effort by senior big man Darrell Johnson, Parkway North seemed to find the answers it was looking for, as it pulled out a thrilling 56-54 road win at U. City’s recently re-named Ed Crenshaw Gymnasium. “We played a real good first, third, and fourth quarter,” North head coach Russell Vincent said. “But we were pretty bad in the second quarter, when we kind of went back into some …
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Senior Darrell Johnson’s 13 points and 12 rebounds help carry Vikes to their fourth straight win to start the new season.
LADUE – With a number of other area teams receiving much of the early-season boys basketball hype, a pair of unbeaten teams flying just under the hype machine’s radar hooked up Friday night at Ladue High’s Nielson Gymnasium. The host Rams came in with a 3-0 record, after impressive wins over John Burroughs, Brentwood, and Normandy, while the visitors from Parkway North came in having swept all three games it played in the Parkway Tip-Off Classic. Something had to give. And something turned out to be the home team’s calm nerves, as Parkway North pushed and pressured Ladue into a night full of bad shots and turnovers, which eventually led the Vikings to a 41-31 win on the road. “What we’ve been winning on all year is because we defend,” …
Monday, November 28, 2011
Boys and girls hoops seasons get underway for most teams beginning on Monday, while the high school hockey season has been going since early November.
With the football and soccer state championships finally bringing the fall sports season to a conclusion, a full schedule of high school hoops on Monday marks the official start of the winter sports season in Creve Coeur. Last year, superstar basketball player Bradley Beal and the No. 1-ranked Chaminade Red Devils were the story to follow on the local sports scene. This season, we’ve got a list of five storylines we think Patch readers will want to follow all season long. (And we encourage our readers to please let us know, if you know of a better Creve Coeur sports story we somehow missed.) Here’s our list of five stories to follow in Creve Coeur this winter: #1 – What happens with Chaminade, now that Brad Beal is at Florida? The Devils …