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.
The Zimmerman Thunder won the first two games but could not complete the job in a conference match against Becker on Tuesday evening. The Bulldogs prevailed 21-25, 23-25, 25-21, 25-16, 16-14. Brooke Borchardt logged 22 kills, 13 digs and three aces for the Thunder (0-3 conference, 8-5 overall). Gabby Antolak had 12 kills, Catherine Lewandowski [...]
The Zimmerman Thunder won three of four matches at the Big Lake tournament on Saturday. The Thunder (8-4) beat Hibbing 17-25, 25-17, 15-13; beat Foley 25-11, 25-10; lost to Willmar 25-23, 28-26; and beat Big Lake 25-14, 22-25, 15-13. Brooke Borchardt notched 42 kills, 10 aces, 14 kills blocks and 19 digs in the tournament. [...]
The Milaca Wolves stymied Zimmerman 25-22, 25-8, 25-18 on Tuesday evening in Zimmerman. The Wolves made few mistakes while the Thunder committed numerous hitting and receiving errors. Molly Bank, nimble 6-foot sophomore, led the Milaca attack and frustrated the Thunder with several stuff blocks. Milaca is 2-1 in the Granite Ridge and 5-4 overall. [...]
The Zimmerman Thunder won three of four matches at the Pine City tournament on Saturday. The Thunder (5-2) beat Unity (WI) 26-24, 27-25; lost to Braham 26-24, 25-16; beat Hinckley-Finlayson 18-25, 25-17, 16-14; and beat Moose Lake-Willow River 25-6, 25-20. Brooke Borchardt led with 43 kills, nine aces, eight kill blocks and 31 digs in [...]
The Zimmerman Thunder pulled out a close four-game duel with the Rockford Rockets 20-25, 25-22, 25-21, 25-23 at Rockford on Thursday evening. “We struggled in the first game, with many unforced errors,” said coach Cassandra Olson, “but came back strong in the next three to beat a very good Rockford team. ” Brooke Borchardt delivered [...]
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), [...]
The Zimmerman Thunder shook off a slow start and defeated the Princeton Tigers 25-19, 20-25, 25-17, 25-16 in the volleyball opener Thursday evening. It was a successful debut for new head coach Cassandra Olson, former assistant to Rita Belka, who resigned. Princeton took a quick 10-0 lead on the serving of junior outside hitter Jaydee [...]