Return to HeadlinesIn February 2015, Indianola made the decision to leave the CIML and the league was reconfigured. Gone are the Central Iowa Conference and the Metro Conference as we knew them, back after four years are the Central, Iowa, and Metro Conference. Each conference will be comprised of six teams until the 2021-2022 school year when Waukee’s second high school enters the league.
During the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school years, Ankeny High School will compete in the Central Conference. Other teams in this conference include: Ames, Ankeny Centennial, Dowling Catholic, Johnston, and Urbandale.
Ankeny High School Enters New Era in CIML
ANKENY, Iowa (August 22, 2016) - With the start of the 2016-2017 school year, Ankeny begins a new journey in conference alignment within the 18-team Central Iowa Metropolitan League (CIML).
Throughout this cycle, Ankeny High School will be grouped with Ankeny Centennial and Ames as it rotates through the Iowa Conference and Central Conference. The Metro Conference, featuring Des Moines East, Des Moines Hoover, Des Moines Lincoln, Des Moines North, Des Moines Roosevelt, and Ottumwa will remain static throughout the six-year cycle.
During the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school years, Ankeny High School will compete in the Central Conference. Other teams in this conference include: Ames, Ankeny Centennial, Southeast Polk, West Des Moines Valley, and Waukee.
And in the final two years of the rotation, 2020-2021 and 2021-2022, Ankeny High School will move to the Iowa Conference and compete against Ames, Ankeny Centennial, Fort Dodge, Marshalltown, and Mason City. In 2021-2022, the second high school from the Waukee School District will be added.