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The Zimmerman Thunder picked up their first volleyball win over Rockford 25-23, 25-20, 18-25, 25-12 on Thursday. Kills leaders were Amira Samaha with 11, Anissa Rosario 9,  Danielle Williams 8 and  Ashley Pool 8. Kayla Christopherson made 33 aces and aced 5 serves. Pool had 20 digs and Carlie Lage 17. “Our offense really came alive this [...]

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Spectrum volleyball won a thriller against the PACT Panthers in front of a home crowd 27-25, 25-21, 23-25, 23-25, 15-13 on Thursday. All five games were close with the Sting winning the first two, losing the next two and finally closing out the match 15-13 in game five. Defensive leaders were junior libero Costy Dalla [...]

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The Elk River volleyball team is off to a 2-0 start after defeating North Branch 18-25, 25-14, 25-19, 25-20 in the home opener on Thursday evening. Leading the attack were Kennedy Strain with 13 kills and setter Gina Honek with 12, while Abi Scheid added seven and Sidney Wentland four. Scheid made three solo blocks. [...]

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Spectrum volleyball opened with a five-set loss to Brooklyn Center on Tuesday evening. The Centaurs prevailed 26-24, 21-25, 25-15, 24-26, 15-5. Meghan Hays led the Sting attack with 11 kills. Freshman Setter Ellie Rogers contributed 6 kills, 4 aces and 19 assists. Maddie Hays had 8 assists. Defensively, Costy Dalla Valentina had 9 digs and [...]

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Elk River rolled to a season-opening volleyball win at St. Francis 25-13, 25-23, 25-21 on Monday evening. Seven players had kills, led by Kennedy Strain with nine. Gina Honek had six, Abi Scheid five, Taylor Cotton and Sidney Wentland four each, Gabi Haack three and Geneva Katchinske two. Blair Lundquist put up 14 sets and [...]

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  A young Zimmerman Thunder volleyball team, with just two seniors, went five games with Princeton in their opener and fell short on Thursday evening at Princeton. The Tigers prevailed 17-25, 25-20, 25-13, 22-25, 15-4. Both teams showed early season inconsistency before Princeton put it together to dominate the fifth game. “The girls played hard [...]

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Denis Bardashevskiy, the Elk River football team’s record-setting fullback, is among team Most Valuable Players announced by autumn coaches, along with all-conference and other team awards. Bardashevskiy added two records this year: 3,723 career rushing yards and six touchdowns in a game (against Monticello), tying a 1928 record. He also holds the single-season mark of [...]

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Noah Lunning and Alex MacGregor of Zimmerman each received special conference awards, announced coach Tom Kish. Lunning was named the Granite Ridge Conference’s top defensive back, while MacGregor, a kicker, shared the special teams player award. Both are seniors. •Brooke Borchardt, Zimmerman’s first 1,000-kill player, was MVP of the volleyball team and got her third all-conference [...]

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