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On the day school opened, the Zimmerman soccer team had to wait more than an hour for the bus to arrive to take them to Collegeville on Tuesday afternoon. “A first day of school transportation glitch did not knock us off the road to victory,” coach Jeff Downing reported. The Thunder beat St. John’s Prep [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Brooke Salo is best described as an “energizer” on the soccer field, and not only because she’s Zimmerman’s all-time leader in goals. “Brooke has a super positive attitude. She picks everyone up,” said coach Jeff Downing. “She is an energizer for the team. She has played every position on the [...]

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The Spectrum soccer team lost to Fridley 3-0 on Thursday. The Tigers gave the Sting trouble with shots from long distances. The Sting (1-2) will play at Glencoe-Silver Lake on Tuesday.

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Spectrum soccer was edged by Mayer Lutheran 2-1 Tuesday evening at Mayer. Danielle Hennies scored on a free kick outside the box early in the game. Defensively, Anna McGlone, Maddie Bursch, and Brynne Walk played the full 80 minutes, and senior Jess Kraus ran tirelessly on the wing, said coach Nicki Luehrs. The Sting (1-) [...]

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  The Zimmerman Thunder, coming off a season where they set a school record with nine wins, are one-third of the way back to that total after winning their own season-opening tournament. The Thunder beat Monticello 3-1 on Friday evening, and Big Lake 6-0 and Becker 6-2 on Saturday, to capture the Sandbur Cup trophy. [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Moved by the plight of a former teammate dealing with concussions, Spectrum soccer player Danielle Hennies decided to see if she could help reduce the risk for fellow athletes. Her idea was to raise funds for Impact/Concussion Baseline Testing by hosting a 5K run as her senior project at Spectrum. [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Holly Sutton, coach of the Rogers girls soccer state champion team in 2010, has resigned after five seasons with the Royals. The former Elk River star has joined the staff at Winona State, where she was a two-time conference player of the year. “I’m very proud and thankful for my [...]

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Three Rogers soccer players signed college letters of intent on Thursday but one of them picked football as his college sport. Isaac Aanerud, a three-time all-conference soccer player who also kicked 10 field goals for the football team the past two years, six from 40 or more yards, signed with Bemidji State for football. Two [...]

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Team awards and leaders for Spectrum fall sports have been announced, including MVP honors for Ben Maki in football, Meghan Hayes in volleyball, and Kayla Zimmerman and Becca Peterson on the girls cross country team that placed eighth in the state.  quarterback Ben Maki was named MVP of the Spectrum football team while sophomore Shane [...]

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