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CLUB SPORT: Lacrosse Taking Off In Ankeny

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Anyone who has been inside the city limits of Ankeny knows people there love their sports.

And now, they have another sport to love. Lacrosse is the new sport taking flight in Ankeny.

Ankeny junior Charles Love started the team from scratch alongside head coach Tim Reed last year. The Hawks made their debut last weekend, but in the beginning there were doubts.

Lacrosse is still just a club sport so it’s not an official sanctioned sport recognized by the Iowa High School Athletic Association.

But it is one of the fastest growing sports in the country and it might become more mainstream sooner rather than later.

Iowa is one of two state that doesn’t have a high school Lacrosse league. Alaska is the other state.


  • Iowa LAX fan

    It is great to see a story on Lacrosse in Iowa, but I wish they would have mentioned that there is a West Des Moines team that has been around for 6 years and that there is also a Womens team. Waukee is also trying to put together a Lacrosse program. The news piece makes it sound like Ankeny is the only Lacross program in the area. Might be a good idea for a follow-up piece!

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