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  The Zimmerman Thunder slipped into second place with a 73-64 conquest of the Becker Bulldogs at home on Tuesday evening, led by Lexi Funaro with 23 points. The Thunder squared accounts with Becker, which beat them 47-40 earlier. “There were a lot of fouls tonight, but this game was played much cleaner than the [...]

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The Zimmerman Thunder expected trouble from a renowned Chisago Lakes  center and they got it. “She’s big, and she’s physical because she’s big, but she can shoot, too,” said Zimmerman coach Lance Dalbey after Bryanna Fernstrom scored 24 points and led the Wildcats to a 62-48 win over the Thunder in Lindstrom on Friday evening. [...]

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Zimmerman’s six-game win streak in girls basketball was stopped by powerful Albany 78-59 on Thursday evening in Albany. Amazih Eickhoff tallied 21 for the Huskies (10-1 conference, 18-1 overall) and Erin Navratil added 16. Kaitlyn Mason netted 16 pouts and Sabrina Steinke 10 for the Thunder (8-3 conference, 14-7 overall). Zimmerman will play at Chisago [...]

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The Zimmerman Thunder almost pulled off a big upset but fell to St. Cloud Cathedral 42-41 at home on Tuesday evening. Cathedral, ranked No. 2 in Class 2A, took the lead on John Peschel’s layup with two minutes left, and that was the last basket of the game. Zimmerman missed a 10-foot jump shot and [...]

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The Zimmerman Thunder were hot and cold on 3-point shooting as they beat Little Falls 60-53 on Friday and lost to Mora 60-52 on Monday. The Thunder shot 7-for-12 on 3-pointers against Little Falls as Tyler Theisen was 2-for-3, David Molinari 2-for04, Max McNulty 1-for-1, and Kristian Bright and Noah Lunning each 1-for-2. Bright sank [...]

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  The Zimmerman Thunder broke 80 for the second straight game and defeated the Milaca Wolves 82-43 at home Monday evening, extending their win streak to six. Senior guards led the rout as Lexi Funaro tallied 25 points and Kaitlyn Mason 16. Center Jami Schuster added 12. The Thunder, who won their previous game 81-41 [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River-Zimmerman will play in its seventh straight section championship game after pummeling Grand Rapids-Greenway 5-0 at home Saturday evening. The Elks (14-8-5), who scored on four of their first 10 shots against GRG, will take on Andover (15-9-3) for the Section 7AA crown on Thursday, probably at Fogarty [...]

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The Zimmerman Thunder found it simpler to handle the Foley Falcons when the Falcons’ 6-foot-5 center wasn’t in the lineup. The Thunder won their fifth straight 81-41 over the Falcons at home Friday evening. In their previous meeting, the Thunder won 68-63. This time, Tara Dusharm was sidelined with a hip problem. “They are obviously [...]

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