Soccer: Thunder girls will host Esko on Thursday in sectional

The Zimmerman Thunder were seeded eighth among 13 teams in Section 7A and will host No. 9 Esko on Thursday at 6 p.m. in the first round. The winner will play at top-seeded Hermantown on Saturday at noon . The Thunder had a 9-5-2 regular season, including a forfeit from Cristo Rey Jesuit in the finale slated for last Thursday as the opponents didn’t have enough players.