Zimmerman football

by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Becker Bulldogs took charge in the second and fourth quarters and tumbled the Zimmerman Thunder 34-10 on Friday evening in Zimmerman. Will Cody threw touchdown passes to Tyler Lambert and Robbie Benson, while Josh Nohner, Austin Soare and Milan Kent ran for TD’s, for the Bulldogs (1-1). Zimmerman opened […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Zimmerman football team entered the season with a largely inexperienced lineup, and it showed, glaringly, in their opening game Friday evening. The Thunder had a good first quarter before sputtering the rest of the game and lost to the Fridley Tigers 19-7. They had a parade of mistakes […]

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THUNDER FOOTBALL   Coach — Tom Kish … Assistants Zach Eidelbes, Bob Freeh, Chris Riley, Mike Cross Last year — 5-2 conference, 6-4 overall Returning starters — Noah Lunning (sr RB-S), Andrew Nixon (jr RB), Cody Thompson (sr WR-S), Nick Hasslan (sr WR), Dustin Neseth (sr C), Eli Mullenbach (sr DL), Austin Tretbar (sr LB), […]

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Five Zimmerman football players are headed for college teams, announced Thunder coach Tom Kish. Jeff Mueller, fullback and linebacker, and Cory Jopp, lineman, have signed conference letters of intent to play for Minnesota-Moorhead as walk-ons. Collin Ashley, halfback and defensive back, signed a national letter of intent for Concordia-St. Paul. Jeremy Sloneker, guard and linebacker, […]

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Two Zimmerman football players and two track athletes signed with college programs on Wednesday, the school announced. Cory Jopp, a football lineman, signed with UM-Moorhead. Collin Ashley, a running back and defensive back, signed with Concordia-St. Paul. Cassie Ortberg, state Class AA runner-up in 300 hurdles last year, signed with the UM-Duluth track team. Chelsea […]

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THUNDER FOOTBALL: Robinson, Jopp garner Granite Ridge honors Senior nose tackle Mitch Robinson was named Defensive Lineman of the Year in the Granite Ridge Conference while senior guard Cory Jopp got Offensive Lineman of the Year. Jeff Mueller rushed for  957 yards and scored 106 points. Jeremy Sloneker and quarterback Cam Korlath also all-conference. Record […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Cam Korlath did not seek the quarterback job at Zimmerman. Rather, he was appointed. Bbut it’s working out pretty well for Korlath and the Thunder. As an option quarterback with plenty of chances to run, Korlath has led them to a 6-3 record while justifying coach Tom Kish’s faith in […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Zimmmerman Thunder, hoping for an upset to extend their season, missed some chances and lost to a steady, poised Becker Bulldogs squad 26-7Saturday. Tommy Benson fired three touchdown passes to lead top-seeded Bulldogs (8-1) in the Section 5AAAA semifinals. “We didn’t play our  best,” said Thunder coach Tom […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Zimmerman Thunder dominated the second half and shook off a challenge by Big Lake 47-21 in their playoff opener Tuesday evening. Jeff Mueller led the victory. The senior fullback pounded for 169 yards and three touchdowns in 19 carries. Noah Lunning rushed for 90 yards in nine totes […]

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