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For many of the pickleball players, spending time with friends is just as much a part of the league as the game itself. The league is built to be flexible in working around players’ schedules. Because many of the players involved with the Ankeny Pickleball League are busy with other sports and activities, teams are open to finding any time to play, even if it means getting up early on a weekend for a game. 

On Sunday, May, the Houston Red Rockets and the Big Picklers went head-to-head in an early morning match-up. Sophomore Hayden Carlson hits the ball over the net.

An Ankeny Pickleball League is born

Ava Gifford and Levi Foster May 21, 2024

What started as a casual game of pickleball with friends at a birthday party grew into what is now known as APL (the Ankeny Pickleball League). Everything started when a group of friends got together...

The Hawks advance to State with a 64-41 victory over Centennial.

Hawks beat Centennial to advance to State

Ava Gifford, Staff Reporter February 28, 2024

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