Zimmerman boys basketball

Five Zimmerman players scored in double digits as the Thunder outlasted the Princeton Tigers 86-83 at home on Tuesday evening. Noah Lunning and Jake Wilson each sank 19 points, Max McNulty 16, Tyler Theisen 12 and Kristian Bright 10. Ethan Luing added eight and Travis Carr two. Wilson led with 12 rebounds. The Thunder led [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Jake Wilson is getting a lot of attention this winter, and not just for his pink shoes. The Zimmerman senior who helped the Thunder win 45 games the past two seasons now finds himself the leader of an otherwise new lineup and drawing much of opponents’ attention. He’s also a [...]

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  The Zimmerman Thunder took an 87-66 drubbing from the Albany Huskies at home Friday evening. Scott Litchty poured in 33 points for Albany (1-1 conference, 4-4 overall). The Thunder, last year’s Granite Ridge Conference champion, with one starter back, are 0-2 in conference play and 3-5 overall. The Thunder will host Hermantown on Saturday, [...]

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Max McNulty sank nine of his 21 points in the final minute as the Zimmerman Thunder pulled away from Dassel-Cokato 52-44 on Thursday evening in the first round of D-C’s holiday tournament. The 5-foot-11 junior point guard broke a tie with a 3-point shot, then sank six straight free shots as the Chargers had to [...]

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  The Becker Bulldogs sank 11 three-point shots and picked up their first win 76-63 over the Zimmerman Thunder on Friday evening in Becker. Jake Wilson scored 31 points for Zimmerman (2-3) and Kristian Bright added 17. Wilson had 13 field goals, including four three-pointers and one dunk, and 1-of-2 free shots. Becker soph guard [...]

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The Zimmerman Thunder lost to Grand Rapids 73-55 on Saturday in Grand Rapids. Grand Rapids center Alex Illikainen scored 28 points with Gopher coach Tubby Smith in attendance to watch him. No. 10 ranked Grand Rapids improved to 4-2. Brandon Sevre scored 11 and Jake Wilson 10 for the Thunder (2-2), who shot 20-for-57 (35 [...]

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The Zimmerman Thunder handed Hibbing a 54-51 loss  Friday evening in Hibbing. Kristian Bright scored 15 points, including a layup with five seconds left for the clincher. Mac McNultly scored 13. The Thunder (2-1) led 42-29 before the Bluejackets (2-2) stormed backhand got as close as two points . Colin Kemp scored 19 for Hibbing [...]

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  The Zimmerman Thunder went four  overtimes to beat the Cloquet Lumberjacks 80-79 at home on Friday evening, with Jake Wilson’s basket with two seconds left in the final OT settling the issue. The Thunder (1-1) rallied from seven points down in the final two minutes of regulation, tying the score 65-65 on Ethan Luing’s [...]

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Pat Burch, who coached a college national championship team in 1993 and joined the Zimmerman faculty in 1994, is the new Thunder wrestling coach this year. A physical education teacher, Burch is also the ZHS archery club team’s coach, and freshman baseball coach. After a long absence from wrestling, he joined the staff as an [...]

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