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McKenna Butau pitched five shutout innings and Carlie Lage had three hits as the Zimmerman Thunder beat Little Falls 6-0 in their regular-season finale Friday. Butau gave up three hits and struck out eight before Ashley Pool pitched the last two innings, striking out two. Pool had was coming back from an injury and hadn’t [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Alix Zierden, who has emerged as the scoring leader for Elk River-Rogers-Zimmerman this year, flipped in four goals as the Elks held off St. Michael-Albertville 12-8 at home Friday evening. The Elks are 4-5 this year after graduating three high-scoring players the past two years with another transferring to another [...]

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The Zimmerman Thunder salvaged a split at Albany with a 5-1 win led by Mitchell Mossman, after losing the opener 10-2, on Friday. “This was also the first time we beat Albany since the Granite Ridge Conference has started,” said Thunder coach Chris Riley. “Overall I was happy with the week. It’s tough to play [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor In Gabby Antolak’s long tenure with Zimmerman softball, she has never played with girls her own age. She started as the baby in eighth and ninth grade, and grew into mama bear of a young squad the last two seasons that have brought ZHS above .500 again. The 6-foot senior [...]

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A base-loaded triple by Mack Riley and a two-hit pitching effort by Zach Ruprecht boosted Zimmerman to a 6-3 win over Mora on Thursday, snapping a four-game losing streak. The Thunder loaded the bases in the second on a hit-by-pitch, walk and Craig Steiskal’s single. With the Mora outfield playing shallow, Riley hit a line [...]

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St. Cloud Cathedral won its fifth straight Granite Ridge Conference meet Wednesday at Wapicada in Sauk Rapids. Zimmerman placed fourth in the 18-hole meet. Cathedral had 330, Becker 331, Albany 339, Zimmerman 355, Little Falls 360, Milaca 362, Mora 368 and Foley 397. Albany’s David Schneider was low with 74. Zimmerman’s David Molinari took eighth [...]

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St. Cloud Cathedral, ranked No. 2 in Class AA, handed Zimmerman an 11-1 loss in six innings on Wednesday in St. Cloud. Cathedral scored three runs on four straight singles off Mitchell Mossman in the first inning. Mossman then pitched two scoreless innings. Craig Steiskal threw two innings, allowing two doubles and a run. Mack [...]

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Elk River-Rogers-Zimmerman lost to the Champlin Park Rebels 18-11 on Wednesday evening in Champlin. Alex Zierden scored four goals. Alleah Balzer and Michelle Klimstra tossed in two each. Alexandria Gallus, Annie Dalton and Katelyn Gfroerer scored one each. Klimstra made two assists and Balzer and Dalton one each. The Elks (3-5) will host St. Michael-Albertville [...]

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