Zimmerman boys basketball

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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  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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