by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The District 728 football teams all face opponents they should be heavily favored to beat on Friday evening, with Elk River playing at Anoka, Rogers at Big Lake and Zimmerman hosting Milaca. In this week’s Max Preps rankings for Class 5A, Mankato West is on top, followed by Rogers [...]
The Zimmerman soccer team was seeded No. 4 among 14 teams in the Section 7A tournament and will open at home Thursday against Grand Rapids at 4 p.m. If the Thunder (10-3-2) win, they would have another home game Saturday at noon against Cloquet or Two Harbors.
by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Joe Loija, making his first kicking attempt on varsity, delivered a 23-yard field with 16 seconds left, lifting the Zimmerman Thunder to a 17-14 win at St. Cloud Cathedral on Friday evening. The game-winner was set up by Taylor Snow crunching the Cathedral quarterback and causing a fumble that Mitch [...]
by Bruce Strand, Sports editor In a cross country meet that’s largely a neighborhood get-together for District 728 schools, the Elk River, Rogers and Zimmerman boys, combined, had the top ten runners Thursday at Fox Hollow. Among eight teams, Elk River was the runaway winner with 23 points and Rogers was second with 54, [...]
by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River girls cross country started the season with a conspicuous void in the lineup and the Elks finished back in the pack their first six meets. However, the Elks were able to bask in the glow of a first-place finish Thursday, in a meet they co-hosted with Rogers [...]
The Zimmerman Thunder closed the regular season with a 2-0 victory over St. Cloud Cathedral at home Thursday evening. The Thunder finished 5-1-2 in the Granite Ridge Conference for second place among five teams behind Little Falls (6-0-2). They are 10-3-2 overall heading into Section 7A, which starts next Thursday. Cami Bond and Amanda Sahr [...]
The Zimmerman soccer team defeated the Becker Bulldogs 5-1 on Tuesday while learning that they won’t be able to finish first in the conference because Little Falls clinched the title with a victory. The Thunder are 9-3-2 overall and 4-1-2 in the Granite Ridge Conference. They’ll close conference play hosting St. Cloud Cathedral on Thursday, [...]
by Bruce Strand, Sports editor No question about it, the unbeaten Elk River football team runs into its toughest test when they take on perennial power Totino-Grace in Fridley. The Eagles, led offensively by Kez Flomo with 861 yards and nine touchdowns, are ranked No. 6 in Class 6A by Max Preps. After a [...]