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  Kody Dwyer led with 24 points as the Zimmerman Thunder held off a Princeton rally 66-65 in their season opener at home Tuesday evening. The Thunder, with an all-new starting five making its debut, led by as much as 18 in the second half, but the Tigers caught fire from long range, making eighth […]

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ELK RIVER ELKS Last year — 9-10 conference, 16-11 overall Opener — Tuesday, Buffalo, home Coaches — Randy Klasen (head), Aaron Osterman, Eric Ostmoe, Brian Thompson, Brian Gilbertson Captains — Mitchell Weege, Zach Ernst, Matt Keller Returning starters — Weege (sr G), Ernst (sr G), Matt Keller (jr G) Other returning lettermen — Alec Hills […]

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Ashley Ryding of Zimmerman signed with Southwest Minnesota State for softball on Nov. 14. Ryding, a second baseman and outfielder, made all-conference as a sophomore, hitting .339 with three homers while fielding 1.000. She switched to track last year with the  Thunder, saying she needed to work on speed and endurance, but continued to play […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Elk River boys cross country team did not have a good showing at the state meet on Saturday. The Elks, coming off their best race of the year in winning their sectional, finished last among 16 teams in Class AA at St. Olaf in Northfield. Lucas Trapp, the […]

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The Star News area will be well-represented at the state cross country meet on Saturday at St. Olaf College in Northfield. The Elk River boys team will run en masse, having captured the Section 7AA championship. They will be among 16 teams (section champions and runners-up) in Class AA starting 1 p.m. Lucas Trapp, Elk […]

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The Orono Spartans took a quick 22-0 lead on Zimmerman and went on to defeat the Thunder 43-7 in the Section 5AAAA semifinals on Saturday in Orono. The Thunder, finishing 7-3, were unable to slow down the Spartans, who feature both a 1,000-yard passer and 1,000-yard rusher. “Our guys showed a lot of character and […]

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The Zimmerman Thunder must slow down a pair of Orono offensive standouts to have a chance of upsetting the Spartans in their Section 5AAAA semifinal game. The No. 3 seeded Thunder (7-2) face No. 2 Orono (6-2) in Orono on Saturday at 3 p.m. The Thunder beat No. 6 Mound-Westonka 14-7 on Tuesday while Orono […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River’s bounce-back season in boys cross country has taken them all the way to the state meet, with section team and individual championships on their ledger. Lucas Trapp won a sprint to the finish line for the gold medal and led the Elk team to the top in […]

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