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Schmitz (left) and Johnson (right) pose for a photo with Ankeny’s new trophy for tennis team-state quarter finalists. Schmitz and Johnson both played singles against Dowling Catholic during the team state tournament last Saturday, May 21.

The road to state: AHS seniors help take girls’ tennis to new heights

Gabby Risk and Sophie Rohlfing May 24, 2022

Since the split between AHS and Ankeny Centennial High School (ACHS) in 2013, the AHS girls’ tennis team has never had a doubles team qualify for state. In 2021, ‘21 AHS graduate Megan Sommerfeld...

Ankeny boys and girls soccer go head to head with a crosstown rivalry showdown for both the Hawks, Hawkettes, and the Jags. Hawk boys senior forward Lucas Newhard (left) and senior starter Connor Wahlburg (right) celebrate against Marshalltown.

Pack the pitch: crosstown rivarly

Devin Cooper, Sam Hansen, and Anthony Hawkins May 3, 2022

For the end of this school year, Ankeny High School looks to witness a historic run from their boys soccer team. A couple weeks into their season and the record stands at 13-0. Following one of the best...

Senior Ryan Crandall (#5) shoots a jump shot against Marshalltown. The Hawks took on Waukee Northwest Dec. 17 with a final score of Waukee Northwest 57 and Hawks 50.

Diving into the statesheet

Paul Erredge, Sports Reporter December 17, 2021

The Ankeny Hawks are 2-1 after the first two weeks of the high school season. New faces have stepped up, but two familiar faces have been critical to Ankeny’s hot start. Here are some standout stats...

The Ankeny dance team celebrate their team spirit at dance camp.

Ankeny dance team competes at ISDTA state competition

Mackenzie Slump, Social Media Manager December 3, 2021

The Ankeny dance team prepares all year for the moment they step out onto the stage at the Iowa State Dance/Drill Team Association (ISDTA) competition Friday, Dec. 3. Through hard work, early morning practices,...

With high confidence and great senior leadership, the Ankeny Hawkette volleyball team began their road to defending their state championship title on Tuesday, Aug. 24

Hawkette volleyball season recap

Ashtyn Billings, Sports Reporter; Social Media Manager November 24, 2021

  The Hawkettes placed first in the Central Iowa Metro League-Iowa conference. The CIML-Iowa conference consisted of Ankeny, Ankeny Centennial, Waukee Northwest, Ames, Marshalltown, Mason City,...

Junior QB JJ Kohl throws a pass against Dowling Catholic.

Know the Opponent: Prairie Hawks

Paul Erredge, Sports Reporter November 3, 2021

The Ankeny Hawks take on the Cedar Rapids Prairie Hawks in a quarterfinal matchup with a trip to the dome at stake. Let's take a deeper look into what Prairie does well and players that the Hawks need...

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