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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Brooke Salo looked disheveled and bruised, misty-eyed and exhausted, with her blue uniform stained by grass and sweat, after a hard 80 minutes in her final soccer game with the Zimmerman Thunder. The Thunder’s best season had just ended with 1-0 loss to powerful neighbor Princeton on Tuesday in [...]

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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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The Zimmerman soccer team defeated the Becker Bulldogs 5-1 on Tuesday while learning that they won’t be able to finish first in the conference because Little Falls clinched the title with a victory. The Thunder are 9-3-2 overall and 4-1-2 in the Granite Ridge Conference. They’ll close conference play hosting St. Cloud Cathedral on Thursday, [...]

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The Spectrum Sting soccer team won twice in the past few days, 6-0 over North Lakes Academy on Saturday and 2-1 over Minneapolis Roosevelt on Tuesday, and finished the regular season with a 6-7-2 record. Olivia Rice notched two goals against NLA and Lorna Bechtel, Sierra Anderson, Emily O’Connell and Megan McCarty one each. Providing [...]

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Brooke Salo notched the lone goal of the game as the Zimmerman Thunder beat a section rival, Two Harbors, 1-0 at home Saturday. Salo, senior midfielder, scored in the 17th minute in a scramble at the net, after having her original shot blocked by a defender. It was her 12th goal of the season. Demie [...]

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The Spectrum girls soccer team came out on top at Minneapolis Patrick Henry 1-0 on Tuesday night. Netting the goal for the Sting in the first half was Lorna Bechtel on a pass from Emily O’Connell. Though the team had multiple opportunities to score throughout the game, the score remained 1-0. The Sting (4-7-2) will [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Zimmerman Thunder, needing a payback win against Little Falls to keep pace in a tight, three-way conference race, had to settle for a 1-1 tie at home on Tuesday. “We hoped to control our destiny, and now we need somebody to beat them (Little Falls),” said coach Jeff [...]

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Ryan Ness, Bethel junior soccer midfielder from Elk River, was named MIAC player of the week on Sept. 15 after posting four goals and an assist in two wins. Ness scored twice in a 9-1 win over North Center and twice in a 3-1 win over Crown College. After five games he had made six [...]

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The Spectrum Sting dueled Legacy Christian Academy to a 1-1 tie on Tuesday afternoon at home. Lorna Bechtel scored for the sting with a pass from Emily O’Connell. Each team had multiple chances to score in overtime. Spectrum (3-5-1) will host Mounds Park Academy on Thursday.

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