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  by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor The Zimmerman trap-shooting team, in its first year, has qualified for the state high school meet coming up Saturday. Zimmerman placed a close third with 478 among 31 teams in a qualifier at Alexandria behind St. Francis (481), and Monticello (479). Calvin Waterhouse led Zimmerman with 98 of 100, [...]

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Gabby Antolak of Zimmerman has been named to the coaches’ all-state softball team and will be also playing in the all-star series. The senior catcher batted .561 with five home runs, 18 runs-batted-in, and 25 runs this season, while making 122 putouts with errors and throwing out numerous runners on the bases. The Minnesota-Crookston recruit [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Minnesota football teams should no longer have to travel far out of state to find opponents, or play less than an eight-game regular season, as a result of Minnesota State High School League action on Monday. “The League Board of Directors unanimously adopted a plan that places all member [...]

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  The Zimmerman track team, hosting the Section 7AA meet, had no additional state qualifiers on Saturday but scored points in several events. Thunder senior Jordan Griffin, who qualified for state Wednesday by placing second in the triple jump, took fourth in the 100 dash Saturday with 11.47. He will compete Friday in the state [...]

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  Zimmerman senior David Molinari was co-medalist at the Cardinal Invitational hosted by Staple-Motley on Thursday. Molinari and Staples-Motley’s Andrew Israelson each shot 75 to lead the field in a seven-team event at The Legacy Course at Cragun’s. Team scoring was Staples Motley 329, St Cloud Cathedral 339, Albany 354, Little Falls 363, Zimmerman 366, [...]

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David Molinari finished second individually and the Zimmerman Thunder placed fourth as a team as the Granite Ridge Conference season ended Tuesday. The the last of eight GRC meets, at Little Falls, the Thunder placed fourth among eight teams with 338 and Molinari took fourth with 38-39-77. St. Cloud Cathedral shot 322 and won for [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor When the Zimmerman softball season ended with a seventh-inning home run by Maple Lake on Thursday, the young Thunder team tearfully embraced their lone senior, Gabby Antolak, who had a brilliant final game to her five-year career. “The girls were all crying except Gabby. They all huddled around her and [...]

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