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On the day school opened, the Zimmerman soccer team had to wait more than an hour for the bus to arrive to take them to Collegeville on Tuesday afternoon. “A first day of school transportation glitch did not knock us off the road to victory,” coach Jeff Downing reported. The Thunder beat St. John’s Prep [...]

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The Zimmerman Thunder picked up their first volleyball win over Rockford 25-23, 25-20, 18-25, 25-12 on Thursday. Kills leaders were Amira Samaha with 11, Anissa Rosario 9,  Danielle Williams 8 and  Ashley Pool 8. Kayla Christopherson made 33 aces and aced 5 serves. Pool had 20 digs and Carlie Lage 17. “Our offense really came alive this [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Brooke Salo is best described as an “energizer” on the soccer field, and not only because she’s Zimmerman’s all-time leader in goals. “Brooke has a super positive attitude. She picks everyone up,” said coach Jeff Downing. “She is an energizer for the team. She has played every position on the [...]

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  The Zimmerman Thunder made two goal-line stands, each followed by a long touchdown drive, as they scuttled the Fridley Tigers 30-7 in their opener at home Thursday evening. The Thunder gave up an opening touchdown but no more, and scored in each quarter and rushed for 422 yards, led by Austin May with 130 [...]

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  Spectrum was the team winner and Zimmerman had the top two runners in a five-team Princeton Invitational on Thursday. Nicole Jurik of Zimmerman hit the chute in 16:27 and teammate Chelsea Bouley was next in 16:31. Elizabeth Hackbarth led Spectrum, placing third in 16:59.99 (breaking 17 by .01 second). Brittany Waterhouse placed sixth, Maria [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Everybody’s ready for some real football, and it’s almost here. After two weeks of practices, and a Saturday of scrimmages, on the heels of summer team camps, District 728 teams will be kicking off the 2014 season Thursday evening, and not a moment too soon. “Today, you could see [...]

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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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  A young Zimmerman Thunder volleyball team, with just two seniors, went five games with Princeton in their opener and fell short on Thursday evening at Princeton. The Tigers prevailed 17-25, 25-20, 25-13, 22-25, 15-4. Both teams showed early season inconsistency before Princeton put it together to dominate the fifth game. “The girls played hard [...]

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