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THUNDER FOOTBALL Record — 5-2 conference, 7-3 overall All-conference — Matt Dorso (sr QB), Austin May (sr FB-LB), Mack Riley (sr S), Mitchell Mossman (jr line), Taylor Snow (jr LB), Alex Riley (so CB-QB) … Honorable mention: Nathen Christensen (jr line), James Hiatt (sr line), Haydon Miller (s...Read More
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  Kody Dwyer led with 24 points as the Zimmerman Thunder held off a Princeton rally 67-65 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 eigh...Read More
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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...Read More
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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 [.....Read More
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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 ...Read More
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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 ...Read More
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