Zimmerman

  The sixth annual Elk River High School swing dance was fun for young, old and in-between on Friday, March 7. The band fundraiser featured 1940′s style Big Band music with jazz groups from Elk River, Rogers, Zimmerman, Salk and VandenBerge, and the North Suburban Big Band. It’s an event that inspires kids to dress [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor Austin May was a wrestler with 53 career losses two months ago when something convinced him he should aim for a high state finish, maybe even a championship. The Zimmerman junior upset No. 2-ranked Tyler Midas of Foley 7-1 in a dual meet Jan. 10, his first signature win. “After [...]

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Zimmerman enjoyed its first winning season in girls basketball since 2006 this year, but unfortunately the season ended in the first game of playoffs Tuesday. The Thunder, seeded No. 4 in Section 5AAA, lost to No. 5 Becker 64-54 at home, hurt by the absence of one of their senior guards. The Thunder finished 16-10. [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Zimmerman junior Austin May entered the state wrestling tournament with little notoriety, but emerged as the first state champion from District 728 in seven years on Saturday evening. May, a first-time state entrant, ground out three close decisions Friday and Saturday, then took charge of the championship match right [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Zimmerman’s two state wrestling tournament entrants had a banner first day Friday, with Austin May advancing to the Class AA semifinals and Hunter Smith winning two of three to remain in medal contention. “This is just what I was hoping for,” said May, a junior after pulling out two [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor Zimmerman’s high-scoring point guard Lexi Funaro draws inspiration from a basketball star of her grandpa’s generation: Pete Maravich. “I used to watch videos of him all the time, and I’d practice what he did,” said Funaro about Pistol Pete, who set scoring records (44 points per game once) at Louisiana [...]

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The Zimmerman Thunder wrapped up second place in their conference with a 60-38 win at St. Cloud Cathedral on Friday evening. Senior guard Kaitlyn Mason led with 18 points. Cami Bond added 10, Jami Schuster 10 and Lexi Funaro 8. Albany finished 13-1 in the Granite Ridge Conference followed by Zimmerman at 10-3 and Becker [...]

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The Princeton Tigers handed the Zimmerman Thunder a 67-54 loss on Tuesday evening in Princeton. Hailey Sandeen hit 16 points to lead four double-digit scorers for Princeton (11-12) with 6-foot-3 Jenna Doyle scoring 11. Lexi Funaro sank 21 for Zimmerman (15-9), making 10 of 13 free shots. Kaitlyn Mason scored 13 and Cami Bond 11, [...]

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