Zimmerman boys basketball

  The Zimmerman Thunder took a 79-59 beating from the Monticello Magic in their boys basketball opener at home Tuesday evening. Will Bauman netted 23 points for Monticello, hitting 16 of 21 free shots. Gunnar Nemitz added 14 and Hayden Laimer 11. Jake Wilson sank 24 points for the Thunder. Tanner Chambers was next with […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The best class of basketball players to pass through Zimmerman High School could always count on their speed, athletic ability and depth to pull them through. However, they ran into a Duluth Denfeld team with equal amounts of those prize commodities, except stretched over longer bodies, on Tuesday evening, […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Gavin Doppler is guard-sized at 6-feet even, but plays the post  for Zimmerman. Still, when he stole the ball from Princeton with his team leading by just 59-55 in their section opener Friday night, he couldn’t resist. “Three guys in front of me, but I just kept going,” said […]

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The Zimmerman Thunder, fresh from winning the Granite Ridge Conference championship, now set their sights on a return trip to the state tournament, with a tougher task this year after moving up to Class 3A. The Thunder (22-4) are seeded No. 3 in Section 7AAA and will host neighboring Princeton (14-11), the No. 6 seed, […]

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  The Zimmerman Thunder wrapped up the Granite Ridge Conference championship with a 69-35 conquest of the Foley Falcons on Friday evening in Foley. ‘Caleb Lunning sank 13 points, Kyle Connelly 11 and Nate Christensen and Gavin Doppler 10 each for the Thunder. Tyler Templin had 11 for Foley. Zimmerman, which lost its opener in […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor It has been a long, hard winter, but folks in Zimmerman have enjoyed the warm glow of their basketball team since the first snowfalls. “Around school, there’s been a buzz and energy that’s never been there before,” said Caleb Lunning, junior guard. “Ever since we beat Rocori, people have sensed […]

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Brandon Giese tallied 27 points and Blake Ehley pumped in 23 as the Zimmerman boys beat Monticello 82-73 on Tuesday. Jake Wilson added 10 points and Caleb Lunning 8 for the Thunder, now 4-4 in conference and 11-5 overall. The Thunder lead the Mississippi 8 with 70.3 points per game. Kevin Flesch sank 26 points […]

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The Zimmerman Thunder raced to an 81-55 victory over the Princeton Tigers on Friday evening at home. Brandon Giese notched 26 points and Gavin Doppler 21 for the Thunder, who led 46-31 at halftime. Ten players scored. Zimmerman 3-4 in the Mississippi 8 and 10-5 overall. Jake Wood scored 15 and Domenic Fraboni 12 for […]

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