Waukee Warrior basketball has established a strong presence in the Central Iowa Metro League (CIML) and state. Both the boys’ and girls’ programs have experienced success since joining the league in 2006. Conference titles and state tournament appearances appear on both programs resumes’ since making the move to the 4A level.
The Warriors play in the state-of-the-art Waukee Fieldhouse. The Fieldhouse opened in the 2012-13 season and includes a video board, a center-hung scoreboard and new locker rooms for both programs. The 2,500 seat facility is recognized by many as the top high school basketball venue in the state of Iowa.
The Waukee Warrior Girls are a regular at the state tournament having qualified 13 of the last 14 years, and 20 teams in school history. The girl’s successes are highlighted by trips to the state semifinals in 1985, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2019 and a Class 5A State Championship in 2015.
The Waukee Boys have qualified for the state tournament nine times in the program’s history. The boys have advanced to the state semifinals twice in 2018 and 2019, placing 3rd both years. Warrior teams also qualified for state in 1982, 1990, 2000, 2008, 2011, 2012 and 2015.
The student-athletes who participate in basketball have shown great commitment to their respective programs during the season and in the off-season. Both programs play highly competitive high school schedules. Out of season, they travel during the summer to various team camps throughout the Midwest. Combined with “Warrior Power”, the strength and conditioning program that athletes utilize during the summer, both boys and girls players are committed to being the best they can be.