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Tennis wins finale – host playoff match Thursday

By John Draper | September 29, 2023

The Pipestone Area Arrows girls tennis team claimed a 5-2 win over Yellow Medicine East in their final regular season match of the year. In the doubles competition it was a clean sweep for the home team Arrows. The first doubles pair of Madison Purdin and Alyssa Enger won their match 6-2, 6-2. Playing in the second doubles slot was […]

Cardinal passing game too much for Arrows

By John Draper | September 28, 2023

Coming off their first loss of the season, the Arrows looked to get back on track and be homecoming wreckers against Redwood Valley (RWV) last Friday night. The week prior, Pipestone struggled to find the end zone with missed opportunities the theme for the night. A clean game, both offensively and defensively, would be required if the Arrows were to […]

Tennis back in the win column

By John Draper | September 27, 2023

The Arrow girls tennis squad got back into its winning ways with a 6-1 defeat of the Worthington Trojans last Thursday. In working it’s way to the team victory, all six wins were decisive in favor of the Arrows, while the single loss was pushed to a tiebreaker. Pipestone gave up just 14 set points across the lineup, while winning […]

Looking for court consistency

By John Draper | September 20, 2023

It was a busy week for the Pipestone Area girls tennis team as they competed in three matches and prepare for section playoffs, in the week’s ahead. Pipestone 1- Luverne 6 The Arrow girls tennis team fell on some hard times when they traveled to Luverne to take on the top team in the section standings last Thursday, Sept. 14, […]

Tennis drops three matches in busy week

By John Draper | September 13, 2023

The Pipestone Area girls tennis team ran into some tough competition Saturday, Sept. 9 at a tournament in St. James where they faced off against two quality tennis programs, they then took shelter from the rain against River Valley on Monday before heading to Marshall Tues. Sept 12. In the first tilt of Saturday’s event, the Arrows fell to Belle […]

Extra time needed in Arrow win

By John Draper | September 13, 2023

The Arrow football team made the long trek to LeSueur to take on the LeSueur-Henderson (LH) Giants in their second game of the 2023 campaign. Four quarters of football wasn’t enough to get it done, but with the pressure on in the first overtime stanza, kicker Nohel Vivanco’s right leg sent the ball through the uprights and the Arrows returned […]

County Commissioners in brief

By John Draper | September 05, 2023

Funds provided for gun range The Pipestone Sportsman’s Club, during the regular Pipestone County Commissioners meeting of Aug. 22 requested gravel pit restoration funds to be used at their shooting range that is under development at the site of a gravel pit previously owned by the county. The funds would be used to restore portions of the pit and make […]

EDA director position recommended

By John Draper | September 01, 2023

The Pipestone Economic Development Authority (EDA) voted during its Aug. 21 meeting to ask the city council (which is comprised as the same members as the EDA) to pursue the creation of an EDA director position. “An EDA needs to be available 24/7,” said EDA member and Pipestone Mayor Dan Delaney. “We’re meeting a couple of times a month and […]

Help a safe commute

By John Draper | August 30, 2023

Next week a new school season begins. With it comes the homework, the activities, the times with friends, and of course a solid dose of reading, writing, and arithmetic. For many, especially the younger students, each day will begin and end with a commute on foot or pedal bike to the nearest bus stop or the school. This commute will […]

Cross Country opens in Marshall

By John Draper | August 30, 2023

The Pipestone Area Cross Country team took to the course in Marshall on Monday, Aug. 28 to open their 2023 campaign. “Monday was a good day to see where we’re at,” said head coach Mark Moeller. “This event in Marshall was held later in the year last year. In looking at our times this week in comparison to last year […]