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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...

Talon reporter Levi Foster talks about who he thinks will win the Cy Young (best pitcher), Most Valuable Player (MVP), and Rookie of the Year for the American League and the National League. Infographic made by Levi Foster using Canva

Way too early MLB awards

Levi Foster, Staff Reporter May 2, 2024

With the season still in its early stages, we have seen some hot starts from top players and breakout stars alike as they push for the postseason this coming October. As of the morning of Thursday, May...

Talon reporter Levi Foster discusses the top National Football League (NFL) prospects of the 2024 NFL draft. Graphic made by Levi Foster using Canva

Top NFL Prospects

Levi Foster, Staff Reporter April 4, 2024

With the 2024 NFL Draft coming up later this month, scouts and coaches have some tough choices to make about who they want on their team next season. After watching film and the results from the draft...

A Taylor Swift-themed poster with logos to represent Swifts and Travis Kelce’s collective passions. Made by Ava Tomlinson using Canva

Touchdowns and love songs

Ryan Tomlinson, Staff Reporter March 29, 2024

With half of the world's attention focused on the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl 58 victory, the other half is focused on the relationship between Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift.  Kelce, the tight end...

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

Friday, Feb. 12, the Ankeny Hawks faced off against Norwalk in a close match-up. Senior Cade Pederson goes in for the layup.

Hawks battle Norwalk in a fight to the finish

Ava Gifford, Staff Reporter February 14, 2024

On Friday, Feb. 2 the Ankeny Hawkettes faced off against Centennial in a pink-out rematch. Sophomore Ainsley Kiene shakes hands with an opponent before the game.

The rivalry

Ava Gifford, Staff Reporter February 5, 2024

The Hawkettes prepare their next play during a time-out.

The Hawks hosted the Rams on Friday, Jan. 19

Ava Gifford, Staff Reporter January 22, 2024

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