John Naughton, The Des Moines Register

John Naughton

The Des Moines Register

Des Moines, IA, United States

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Past articles by John:

'This is our place': Centennial downs Valley to reach state volleyball final

There were tears of joy and heartbreak after Centennial ousted Valley. → Read More

Bettendorf golfer, grandpa won state championships 64 years apart

Bettendorf golfer Matthew Garside honors his grandpa with the family's second state title. → Read More

West Des Moines Valley's Madi Kubik brings her world experience to the high school game

International competitor Madi Kubik of Valley brings her world experience to the high school game → Read More

Here are the Register's 50 greatest Iowa high school football teams of all-time

We spent a month breaking down the top 50 Iowa high school football teams in history. Here's what we ended up with. → Read More

Meet the Register's All-Iowa softball coach of the year

Des Moines Hoover's Melissa Feuerbach led her team to its first title since 1982 → Read More

Meet the Register's All-Iowa softball team

Introducing the Register's All-Iowa softball team... → Read More

Des Moines' baseball tournament baby 'came out swinging'

A Des Moines couple went from the state baseball tournament to the hospital, where their baby arrived 19 hours later → Read More

Regina's hitting carries Regals to state baseball quarterfinals victory

The Regals (28-7) have won 11 straight games. Hitting has led to a big part of the team's success. → Read More

How three Iowans formed an all-black volleyball team and won a national title, all with the hope of inspiring young girls

Volleyball is the most popular sport for Iowa high school girls. Three women are working to inspire black athletes to try the sport. → Read More

From tears to triumph, Waukee's Kat Moody wins it all in shot put this time

Kat Moody scratched in all three of her state meet shot put attempts last year, but won it all this time. → Read More

State girls' track team race analysis: Waukee, Assumption look to stretch winning streaks

Can Waukee, Assumption continue girls' track title runs? → Read More

See Olympians square off Saturday in Drake Relays shot put

Want to watch Olympians? Check out the Drake Relays shot put Saturday → Read More

Drake Relays' list of Iowa high school track and field qualifiers

A new method was created to choose who makes the list. → Read More

Iowan Zach Johnson among Masters leaders in opening round

Johnson shot a two-under-par 70 in Thursday's first round of play at Augusta National Golf Club. → Read More

American Family Insurance's 2017-18 All-USA Iowa girls' basketball team

Introducing the American Family Insurance All-USA Iowa girls' basketball team → Read More

Girls' basketball recruiting: Class of 2018 sends 20 on to Division I play

UNI, Iowa, Iowa State and Drake each have an Iowa preps star coming to campus. → Read More

Funeral services for Kirk Korver, brother of Cavaliers' Kyle Korver, to be held in his Pella family church

Visitation for Kirk Korver will be 1:30-6 p.m. Sunday at Third Reformed Church, 708 E. 13th Street in Pella. Family will be present from 3 to 6 p.m. → Read More

Olympic gold medalist Bill Smith, a 1952 wrestling champion, has died

"I had no business going to the Olympic games and spending a dime of my own money," Bill Smith told the Register in a 2016 interview. → Read More

Meet the Register's All-Iowa girls' basketball coach of the year

The Register's All-Iowa girls' basketball coach is BJ Mayer → Read More

Iowa boys' basketball tournament: Tuesday's live updates

The Register's Matthew Bain, Cody Goodwin and John Naughton, among others, will have updates from Tuesday's Iowa high school boys' basketball state tournament. → Read More