Anna Pipenhagen

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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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River softball was no match for Park Center, the state Class 2A champion the last two years with its core still intact, on Thursday. Nicola Tade fired a two-hitter with 13 strikeouts as the Pirates, opening their season, rolled past the Elks 6-0 in Elk River. “Park Center [...]

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