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The Zimmerman Thunder won two of four matches at the Big Lake tournament on Saturday. The Thunder (5-9) beat Chisago Lakes 25-9, 25-21, lost to Anoka 25-20, 25-7, beat Minneapolis Henry 25-16, 25-6, and lost to Canby 25-17, 18-25, 15-13. The Thunder will host Becker on Tuesday.

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The Zimmerman Thunder cruised to a 10-1 win over Hope Academy at home Thursday. Brooke Salo booted three goals for the Thunder (6-2). Hailey Artmann and Sara Neubauer added two apiece, and Megan Seymour, Demie Bond and Maddie Jacob one apiece. Jacob made two assists and Cami Bond one. Demi Bond (one save) and Amanda [...]

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The Zimmerman Thunder won a five-game match against Fridley at home Monday, then lost a close four-gamer at Milaca on Tuesday. The Thunder beat Fridley 17-25, 25-23, 25-17, 23-25, 15-6, led by Anissa Rosario with 11 kills and two blocks, and Kayla Christopherson with 26 assists and four aces. Amira Samaha made two blocks and [...]

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Cheresa Bouley, Zimmerman eighth-grader, was the first-place runner in the Mora Invitational cross country meet on on Tuesday. Nikki Jurik placed fourth and Summer Peoples 16th as the Sting placed fourth among eight teams. The Thunder boys had an incomplete team. Connor Gagne placed fifth.

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The Zimmerman girls placed second and the boys were fourth at the Pine City cross country meet Thursday. Girls team standings were (1) Pine City 50 (2) Zimmerman 54 (3) Rush City 70 (4) North Branch 76 (5) Mille Lacs 96 (6) East Central (7) Hinkley Finlayson (8) Marantha Academy (9) Braham Cheresa Bouley led Zimmerman, placing third, with Nikki Jurik in 4th, Summer Peoples  11th, Kelsie [...]

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Hailey Artman scored the first two goals and the Zimmerman Thunder went on to defeat Mesabi East 6-0 at home on Saturday. After Artman scored in the 8th and 21st minutes, she assisted on a goal by Katie Jacob in the 30th minute. Following were goals by Brooke Salo in the 33rd minute, Abbie Canton [...]

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The Becker Bulldogs, expecting a big year, unleashed an air game that Zimmerman couldn’t handle and beat the Thunder 44-16 on Friday evening in the Granite Ridge opener for both. Michael Veldman fired five touchdown passes, four of them to Eric Blomgren, from 68, 16, 35 and five yards out, at Becker. Adam Rassmussen caught [...]

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The Zimmerman Thunder lost a conference game to Little Falls 3-0 on Thursday on the Flyers’ field. “Very even game, but they finished and we didn’t,” said Thunder coach Jeff Downing, adding that they lost one of their leaders, Maddie Jacob, for a red card with 25 minutes left. Zimmerman (4-2) will host Hope Academy [...]

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