Brooke Borchardt, Zimmerman’s all-time leader in kills and kill blocks, signed a letter of intent Thursday to play volleyball at Southwest Minnesota State in Marshall. The 6-foot-1 middle hitter was one of five players signing with the Mustangs, who are 21-6 this year and were 30-3 last year. “Brooke’s athletic ability and length will [...]
The Zimmerman Thunder won the first two games but could not finish the job as the Park Center Pirates took over the match and 24-26, 22-25, 25-15, 25-14, 15-6 in the third round of Section 5AA on Thursday evening. The Thunder season ended with a 13-15 record including two section wins. Park Center (18-12) advanced [...]
It’s been a streaky season for the Zimmerman volleyball team. The Thunder started the season 9-5, then lost six straight and nine of 11. However, they’ve gotten back on track in playoffs with two victories, 3-0 over Spectrum last Thursday and 3-0 over Fridley on Tuesday, both at home. After their 25-22, 25-19, 25-14 [...]
The Zimmerman Thunder won their section opener 25-11, 25-16, 25-15 over the Spectrum Sting at home on Thursday evening. Brooke Borchardt and Gabby Antolak led the offense for the Thunder (12-14), who are seeded second in their half of Section 5AA and will host No. 3 Fridley on Tuesday. Spectrum finished with an 8-12 record. [...]
by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor Brooke Borchardt, Zimmerman volleyball’s all-time leader in hitting and blocking, was one of the state finalists for the ExCEL award last March who were introduced on TV at a state basketball tournament game. That award goes to juniors for Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership. Borchardt and Hunter Smith were [...]
The Zimmerman Thunder picked up their first conference win, beating Milaca 25-18, 25-21, 25-23 on Thursday evening in Milaca. Brooke Borchardt led with 8 kills, 6 kill blocks, and 8 digs. Catherine Lewandowsky added 7 kills and Gabby Antolak 5. Janessa Ortberg supplied 20 assists and 6 digs The Thunder (1-8 Granite Ridge, 11-12 overall) [...]
The Zimmerman Thunder were seeded eighth among 13 teams in Section 7A and will host No. 9 Esko on Thursday at 6 p.m. in the first round. The winner will play at top-seeded Hermantown on Saturday at noon . The Thunder had a 9-5-2 regular season, including a forfeit from Cristo Rey Jesuit in the [...]
The Zimmerman Thunder took a drubbing from the Albany Huskies 25-13, 25-10, 25-12 at home Tuesday evening. The Thunder were limited to seven kills as they dropped to 9-8 overall and 0-6 in the Granite Ridge. Albany is 4-2 in conference and 10-9 overall. The Thunder will host Little Falls on Thursday.