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  The Zimmerman Thunder, coming off a season where they set a school record with nine wins, are one-third of the way back to that total after winning their own season-opening tournament. The Thunder beat Monticello 3-1 on Friday evening, and Big Lake 6-0 and Becker 6-2 on Saturday, to capture the Sandbur Cup trophy. [...]

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  Longtime soccer power Wayzata handed Elk River a 3-0 loss on Saturday afternoon in Elk River.   The Trojans are ranked No. 3 at the outset of the season and had opened with a 2-2 tie against another ranked team, Lakeview North.   The Elks (0-2) trailed 2-0 at the half and didn’t get [...]

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Scoring on a free kick and a penalty kick, Elk River-Zimmerman defeated the Buffalo Bison 2-1 on Saturday in Buffalo.   Senior defender Tanner Beckerleg drilled a goal from 45 yards on a free kick. Sophomore forward Protus Babaya hit the penalty kick after Thunder Heyer was fouled in the box.   The Elks have [...]

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The Rogers soccer teams had a 108-mile drive for a double-header Thursday but the long trip was well worth it for a couple of reasons. The Royals had the privilege of joining the Brainerd Warriors for the first action on new artificial turf at the Adamson Field soccer/football complex, and both Rogers teams won their [...]

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Sparked by freshman Jena Jakubiec with two goals and an assist, the Spectrum Sting girls won their opener 5-2 over PACT on Friday at home. Freshman goalkeeper Aly Kraus made several key saves throughout the game while senior Danielle Hennies, sophomore Olivia Rice and 8th-grader Emily O’Connell had the other goals. Team newcomers Anna McGlone [...]

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The Rogers Royals lost to No. 5 ranked Eagan 2-0 in the girls soccer opener Thursday at home. The Wildcats scored one minute into the game on a 25-yard shot over Rogers goalkeeper Lydia Hubert-Peterson and again in the 35th minute off a cross and volley. Rogers clamped down in the second half, with a [...]

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  Elk River-Zimmerman won its boys soccer opener at home with a shutout of St. Michael-Albertville, 3-0, on Thursday evening. The Elks made it a successful debut for their new head coach, Ryan Sorensen. “They looked really good, and especially fast getting forward,” said Sorensen about his team’s effort. “We have tons of dangerous players, [...]

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So, what else is new? The Elk River and St. Michael-Albertville girls had yet another overtime tussle to open the season Thursday evening, with the visiting Knights prevailing 3-2. “I can’t remember the last time we played than that didn’t go overtime,” said Elk coach Brian Steuter. “That’s the way it always is with these [...]

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