Lapthorn and Ahrendt succumb to more experienced foes at MSHSL state tennis tournament

By Kevin KyleOne of the youngest duos to take the court at the MSHSL Class A girls’ tennis state doubles tournament Thursday and Friday at the Reed Sweatt Tennis Center in Minneapolis, Pipestone Area’s Lauren Lapthorn and Paige Ahrendt certainly had their work cut out.The Arrow tandem not only had to contend with nerves in their opening-round match against the […]

Pipestone Area opens 3AA tournament with sweep of St. James; SWC and RTR bow out of Section 3A tournament

The Arrows took less than an hour to dispatch the visiting St. James Saints in their 3AA South Sub-section volleyball tournament opener Friday night in Pipestone, and with the 25-13, 25-10, 25-17, sweep advanced to the sub-section finals against the Worthington Trojans, Tuesday (Nov. 1) back in Pipestone.Although the second-seeded Arrows (19-7) offered the No. 7 Saints (6-21) a glimmer […]

Arrows edged by Cards, 24-21, in section semifinals

By Kevin KyleThe highly anticipated rematch between Pipestone Area and Redwood Valley didn’t fail to entertain on any level Saturday afternoon in Redwood Falls, as the fourth-seeded Arrows looked to upset the top-seeded Cardinals in the Section 3AA football semifinals.The Arrows, who turned the football over several times during their first regular-season encounter with the Cardinals, managed to maintain possession […]

Three for the Show: Kennedy, Wallace and Martens qualify for Class A state X-C meet

The Pipestone Area cross country team will again bring a trio of harriers to the MSHSL state meet Saturday at St. Olaf College in Northfield, as seniors Matthew Kennedy and Livia Wallace and junior Angel Martens qualified for the season-ending event via their performance at Thursday’s Section 3A meet in Luverne.Kennedy, the Arrows’ lone qualifier on the boys’ side, ran […]

Arrows struggle to match Huskies power and intensity in 3AA south finals

It was perhaps more bitter than sweet for the Arrows Friday night in Windom.Riding high after qualifying for the 3AA South sub-section volleyball finals for the first time in nearly a decade (2007-08), Pipestone Area hoped to advance to the Section 3AA championship match.Unfortunately for the Arrows, a strong Jackson County Central team was in its way.Dominating from start to […]