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Cheresa Bouley is the first Zimmerman runner to capture a conference cross county championship. The eighth-grader covered 4,000 meters in 15:41.38 in the Granite Ridge Conference on Tuesday in Becker, three seconds ahead of a St. Cloud Cathedral’s Rachel Eickhoff. The Thunder girls placed sixth and the boys eighth among eight teams. The Mora boys [...]

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  The Zimmerman Thunder have picked up two playoff wins, for the first time in the program’s history, after defeating the Cloquet Lumberjacks 4-1 at home on Saturday afternoon. Two straight goals by Amanda Sahr gave the Thunder a 3-0 lead, with Hailey Artman and Brooke Salo also scoring, as they followed up their 4-0 [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Losing their starting quarterback did not faze the Zimmerman Thunder as they rolled to a 38-0 victory over the Milaca Wolves on Friday evening. Sparked by sophomore backup QB Alex Riley and a dominating defense, the Thunder (6-1) posted to their fifth straight win, at home. Milaca fell to [...]

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Brooke Salo and Megan Seymour each scored twice as the Zimmerman Thunder opened sections with a 4-0 win over Grand Rapids at home Thursday. “Each of our girls had some big plays in the game,” said coach Jeff Downing. “Our reserves were able to give relief and maintain a high level of play throughout their [...]

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  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 [...]

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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.

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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 [...]

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  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, [...]

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