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.