Ron gained All-State and
All-State Tourney honors as the leading
scorer (581 points) for the 32-2 State
runner-up Centralia High School basketball
team of 1962-63.
The 5’10” dead-eye shooter scored 18
points in the championship game which the
Orphans lost 52-53. He also scored 477
points as a Junior (1961-62) when the team
was 29-3 and made an Elite-Eight showing.
Johnson also won eight games as a pitcher
for the 1962
CHS baseball team. That team
was 20-7 and became the first team in school
history to make the state quarterfinals.
(See 1992 Honor Roll)