Lions Club honors Simley’s Jake Short

Simley’s Jake Short and Apple Valley’s Jaryn Pipkins made history Tuesday as winners of the St. Paul Downtown Lions Club amateur athlete of the year awards during a banquet at the Prom Center in Oakdale.

Short, the top-ranked 152-pound wrestler in the nation, is the first winner from the Inver Grove Heights-based high school.

Pipkins, a basketball and track and field standout, is the third winner from Apple Valley, but first female winner from the high school. Continue reading at

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