Sibling Rivalry Still Strong for Capital and Carroll's Johnston - KFBB.com News, Sports and Weather

Sibling Rivalry Still Strong for Capital and Carroll's Johnston Sisters

Posted: Updated:

Jordan and McKenzie Johnston are two sisters linked by blood and basketball. One at Carroll, the other at Capital.

Jordan is a sophomore for Carroll college, while little sister McKenzie is a junior at Capital High School. Both sisters wear 32, it's kind of a family tradition, though not their first choice.

"It was actually my older sister's number. She played for capital and she was 32 and I just took it cause my number was 23 and it was taken" said Jordan. 

"I used to be number three and then I took 32 after my sisters" said McKenzie.

Not only do they wear the same number, but have shared the same coach. Both Jordan and McKenzie played under head coach Bill Pelgeram during their time at Capital. But he doesn't want all the credit for their success.

"They come from a great family. Very supportive parents, very supportive families, support each other, and that shows up in what kind of teammates they are, what kind of players they are" said Pelgeram. "Very unselfish, team first players and that just makes them easy to coach, and it makes them fun to coach."

Basketball isn't the only sport these two sisters thrive at. Jordan was a very good softball player when she was at Capital just as is McKenzie now, which adds to their sibling rivalry.

"I think I'm better. Yeah, we played different positions but I think I could still take her," bragged Jordan.

"We had an alumni game and I got to pitch against her, and I got her out so I think I one upped her there," quipped McKenzie.

"I got a state championship though! she still doesn't have that yet" responded Jordan.

All jokes aside, Jordan and McKenzie have a very close bond and that bond is only growing stronger as they grow up.

"We're really close, we always go to the gym together, lift weights together. I was really happy when she chose Carroll cause then she didn't leave me," said McKenzie.

"She very, like, loving and you can talk to her about anything. She's really supportive of everything," Said Jordan.

So despite the jokes and teasing, these two sisters share a very special bond. Both in name, and the number 32. In Helena, Jake Jones ABC Fox Montana Sports.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Man charged with strangulation, assault, and resisting arrest

    Man charged with strangulation, assault, and resisting arrest

    Monday, October 16 2017 6:02 PM EDT2017-10-16 22:02:35 GMT

    Great Falls, MT - Man allegedly strangled a woman and punched her husband in the face, then attempted to strike a police officer while handcuffed to a hospital bed. 

    Great Falls, MT - Man allegedly strangled a woman and punched her husband in the face, then attempted to strike a police officer while handcuffed to a hospital bed. 

  • Fire sends plume of smoke above Great Falls

    Fire sends plume of smoke above Great Falls

    Monday, October 16 2017 8:45 PM EDT2017-10-17 00:45:13 GMT

    Great Falls, MT - A call came over the scanners at approximately 5:30 pm today for a structure fire and the Gore Hill Volunteer Fire Department responded to the corner of 69th Street Southwest and 66th Avenue Southwest. The Black Eagle Volunteer Fire Department also responded.  ...

    Great Falls, MT - A call came over the scanners at approximately 5:30 pm today for a structure fire and the Gore Hill Volunteer Fire Department responded to the corner of 69th Street Southwest and 66th Avenue Southwest. The Black Eagle Volunteer Fire Department also responded.  ...

  • Montana wildlife officials say poached deer likely suffered

    Montana wildlife officials say poached deer likely suffered

    Monday, October 16 2017 3:36 PM EDT2017-10-16 19:36:58 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Wildlife officials say one or more poachers illegally shot eight mule deer in eastern Montana with a type of ammunition used for small game that likely caused the animals to suffer considerably.

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Wildlife officials say one or more poachers illegally shot eight mule deer in eastern Montana with a type of ammunition used for small game that likely caused the animals to suffer considerably.

  • Homeless man allegedly calls in an "extinction bomb" threat

    Homeless man allegedly calls in an "extinction bomb" threat

    Monday, October 16 2017 9:32 PM EDT2017-10-17 01:32:30 GMT

    Great Falls, MT - Brian Ragland told officers he called in a bomb threat to a local store because they mistreated him for being homeless. Yesterday at approximately 9:30 pm, GFPD went to a store for a report of a bomb threat. 

    Great Falls, MT - Brian Ragland told officers he called in a bomb threat to a local store because they mistreated him for being homeless. Yesterday at approximately 9:30 pm, GFPD went to a store for a report of a bomb threat. 

  • Our Apologies

    The page you requested is currently unavailable. Pages on this site are constantly being revised, updated, and occasionally removed. You may have followed an outdated link or have outdated pages in your

    You have reached a page which is currently unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please use your browser's BACK button to return to the previous page

  • Montana assists the Chippewa Cree Tribe with snow removal

    Montana assists the Chippewa Cree Tribe with snow removal

    Wednesday, October 4 2017 3:47 PM EDT2017-10-04 19:47:30 GMT
    Courtesy: KHEW 88.5 FMCourtesy: KHEW 88.5 FM

    The Chippewa Cree Tribe was met with mounds of snow, blocking road access this morning. KHEW 88.5 FM thanked the state of Montana for bringing a v-plow out to help with snow removal.  While it's slow going, they said, the work is getting done. 

    The Chippewa Cree Tribe was met with mounds of snow, blocking road access this morning. KHEW 88.5 FM thanked the state of Montana for bringing a v-plow out to help with snow removal.  While it's slow going, they said, the work is getting done. 

  • Surveillance video shows two men stomping victim's head into the ground

    Monday, October 2 2017 3:49 PM EDT2017-10-02 19:49:24 GMT
    Kenneth Cougar BrownKenneth Cougar Brown

    Great Falls, MT - Surveillance tape and witness accounts say Kenneth Brown and Patrick Bryan stomped an unconscious man's head into the ground multiple times on Friday night.

    Great Falls, MT - Surveillance tape and witness accounts say Kenneth Brown and Patrick Bryan stomped an unconscious man's head into the ground multiple times on Friday night.

  • Governor orders flags to be flown at half-staff for Las Vegas victims

    Governor orders flags to be flown at half-staff for Las Vegas victims

    Monday, October 2 2017 1:24 PM EDT2017-10-02 17:24:36 GMT

    With an estimated 58 dead in the Las Vegas concert shooting and another 500 injured, Montana's Governor is ordering all flags flown to be displayed at half-staff until sunset on October 6. 

    With an estimated 58 dead in the Las Vegas concert shooting and another 500 injured, Montana's Governor is ordering all flags flown to be displayed at half-staff until sunset on October 6. 

  • Montana delegates respond to Las Vegas shooting

    Montana delegates respond to Las Vegas shooting

    Monday, October 2 2017 12:45 PM EDT2017-10-02 16:45:25 GMT
    MGN ImageMGN Image

    As news spread of Sunday night's horrific shooting in Las Vegas, Montana's delegates offered prayers and commented on the atrocities committed.  Governor Steve Bullock ordered flags to be flown at half-staff following the president's orders this morning. He sent out a prayer for victims early this morning.

    As news spread of Sunday night's horrific shooting in Las Vegas, Montana's delegates offered prayers and commented on the atrocities committed.  Governor Steve Bullock ordered flags to be flown at half-staff following the president's orders this morning. He sent out a prayer for victims early this morning.

Powered by Frankly
Copyright - All content © 2001 - 2017. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.