Anna Pipenhagen

Elk River’s senior battery of Anna Pipenhagen and Michaela Bruns finished their careers with a host of team records. Pipenhagen logged 43 wins, 14 shutouts and 472 strikeouts in her three years as No. 1 pitcher, ranking first all-time in all three. Bruns, a five-year starter, including three at catcher, is the Elk career leader [...]

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Elk River pitcher Anna Pipenhagen and catcher Michaela Bruns were both named to the coaches association all-state team. Pipenhagen had a 12-4 record and 1.63 ERA this year while hitting .448 with three homers, six doubles, a triple and 22 RBI’s. Bruns, a five-year starter, batted .425 with three homers, seven doubles, one triple, and [...]

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Anna Pipenhagen of Elk River is one of seven finalists for the Ms. Softball award presented by Minnesota Minute Men. The senior pitcher and designated hitter posted a 12-4 record and 1.63 ERA this year with 145 strikeouts in 103 innings. She batted .448 with three homers, six doubles, a triple and 22 runs-batted-in. She [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor There’s been some concern on the Elk River softball team about a broken finger suffered by Anna Pipenhagen recently. That’s a minor injury for many athletes, but not for your ace pitcher, especially when your team is good enough to make another run at the state tournament. “It’s definitely a [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor Anna Pipenhagen started playing softball in fourth grade when her dad, Jon, taught her the basics of pitching, using oversized bat and ball toys, on her grandparents’ lawn. In grade school she was a little twerp, but very determined to make her mark as a pitcher. After an empowering growth [...]

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  Fourteen Elk River athletes signed national letters of intent on Wednesday, and a reception was held for them with parents and coaches at the school in the morning. Kaylee Forster signed with University of New Hampshire, becoming the eighth Elk girl to go Division I in hockey. All three Elk seniors signed. Emily Heid [...]

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Anna Pipenhagen twirled a six-hit shutout as Elk River softball picked up its first victory over  Champlin Park 1-0 Thursday  in Champlin. Pipenhagen, sophomore righthander, struck out six and walked just one, and the Elk defense made just one error. Her catcher, senior Bethani Athey, rapped two of the Elks’ six hits and drove home [...]

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Elk River is still looking for its first softball win after falling short at Centennial 3-2 on Wednesday. Anna Pipenhagen gave the Elks a good chance to win as she went seven innings, striking out 10, allowing seven hits. Cati Schroer of Centennial gave up nine hits but stranded most of them on base while [...]

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