Ankeny volleyball coach Liz Baethke was happy that her team took care of business quickly. The eighth-ranked Hawkettes rolled to a 25-14, 25-16, 25-14 victory over visiting Urbandale on Thursday. It marked the first time that Baethke has faced her former team. She coached the J-Hawks for 23 years before leaving over the summer to take the reins of the … [Read more...] about ‘I’m not one to look back’: Ankeny sweeps to victory over Baethke’s former team
Ankeny volleyball standout Tanith Roush has verbally committed to play for North Dakota State. Roush, a junior right-side hitter, announced her decision this week on social media. "I'm so very excited and thankful to announce my verbal commitment to North Dakota State University!" Roush wrote. "If you told me 11 months ago that I would continue my … [Read more...] about ‘GO BISON!’: Ankeny’s Roush commits to play volleyball at North Dakota St.
When the state volleyball tournament tips off on Monday in Coralville, second-ranked Ankeny and No. 6 Ankeny Centennial will both take the courts at Xtream Arena with a ton of confidence. The Hawkettes (35-4), who are riding a 17-match winning streak, will face No. 10 Valley (21-20) in a Class 5A quarterfinal at noon on Court Two. They already own three … [Read more...] about Hawkettes, Jaguars (and Eagles) ready to make deep runs in Coralville
Aowyn Schrader played a key role on Ankeny's state championship volleyball team in 2020. Now, the junior outside hitter would like to experience that feeling again. Schrader pounded nine kills to lead the second-ranked Hawkettes to a 25-11, 25-10, 25-20 victory over No. 14 Council Bluffs Lincoln in a Class 5A regional final on Tuesday at … [Read more...] about Hawkettes sweep C.B. Lincoln, will take 17-match winning streak into state