RTR students to present three one-act plays

February 16, 2018

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The RTR Drama Department will present three one-act plays this weekend. Pictured above are Dajza Gilmore and the cast of “The Nameless Princess” rehearsing on Monday evening.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The RTR one-act play, “All Out,” was presented at state competi­tion on Friday afternoon in St. Paul. The top eight Class A pro­ductions from across the state presented throughout the day. A total of 214 Class A schools were in the 2018 competition. On Friday, RTR was the seventh production of the day…

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TACC, FCCLA team up at The Rock

February 16, 2018

Chili cook-off, all-you-can-eat chili, board games and trivia challenge on Sunday

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
It will be board games, trivia competitions and all-you-can-eat chili on Sunday at The Rock in downtown Tyler on Sunday, Feb. 18. Beginning at 11 a.m., there will be chili and family board games leading up to the trivia competition at 2 p.m.

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RTR grad shines for Lady Jays

February 16, 2018

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Ashlynn Wabeke

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Russell-Tyler-Ruthton graduate Ashlynn Wabeke of Ruthton has found a home on the basketball court, two years after her last game with the Knights. Wabeke has es­tablished herself as an integral part of the nationally-ranked Minnesota West Lady Jays basketball team, currently riding a 13-game winning streak and sitting on top of the South Division of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference (MCAC) with an 11-0 record. The team has an overall record of 19-4 and is rated No. 9 in the nation.
Wabeke said she is doing her best to keep her eye on the prize and not get caught up in the spotlight that is shining on her team.

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Garrett Kern gets to 1,000 points as Knights and Lady Knights record wins

February 16, 2018

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Garrett Kern is congratulated by coach and dad Ted Kern after scoring his 1,000th career point at SMSU on Saturday. Teammate Westin Kirk scored his 1,000th the night before in Tyler.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

It was one great day at SMSU on Saturday as the Lady Knights and the Knights posted victories over the Fulda Raiders. Garrett Kern of the Knights had an outstanding third quarter as he found the 1,000-point mark with 12 points in that period of time. The scores of the two games were 67-32 for the Lady Knights and 85-33 for the Knights.
The Lady Knights rode the hot hand of Shawna Thomsen in the first half as she scored 13 points and the team owned a 32- 13 edge at intermission.

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Lake Benton in need of whole treatment for curly leaf pondweed

February 16, 2018

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Robert Olsen spoke to the Board of Commissioners about several topics, including the need for Lake Benton Lake to be treated.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

During the Feb. 6 meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners, Robert Olsen of the Lincoln County Environmen­tal Office presented the year-end DNR Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) report, then informed the Board of Commissioners of the need to treat Lake Benton for curly leaf pondweed. Olsen said since treating up to 400 acres of the lake would cost between $100,000 and $120,000 and that treating the whole lake would be about $150,000 per year over three years, treatment for the whole lake was the preferred op­tion. The treatment, when done at the proper time, will prevent the plant from reproducing. Ol­sen told the board that the Lake District would need to borrow funds from the county if treat­ment began in 2018, but would not have to borrow any funds if the treatments begin in 2019.

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Knights record 20th win as Westin Kirk reaches 1,000 points

February 16, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The conference battle between the unbeaten RTR Knights and the YME Sting had a couple of interesting twists going last Friday in Tyler. First, because of the state one-act plays per­forming in St Paul on Fri­day, the Hansens, Carter and Cooper, missed some practices and did not start the basketball game on Fri­day. Secondly, Westin Kirk was only 16 points from reaching 1,000 points for his high school career.
Brett Kelley and Jared Hauswedell would start the game in place of the Hansen twins, which made it much easier for this re­porter to recognize all the individual starters…

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Busy sports week for area athletes

February 16, 2018

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Above: Garrett Kern pictured with sister Shelby and parents Ted and Tanya. Below: Westin Kirk pictured with par­ents Brenda and Jeff af­ter each player hit 1000 career points last week.

Kirk 1000

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Lady Knights stumble against Sting with 91-53 loss

February 16, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR girls traveled to Granite Falls last Thursday to play the Sting in some Camden Conference bas­ketball. Besides some key players out with injuries and flu, the head coach was also sidelined with the flu. Yes, Coach Krause had to leave his duties with Coach Mikkelsen and Coach Fre­drickson. The Sting, after a close game for 11 minutes, roared to a rather comfort­able lead at intermission on to a very comfortable win by a 38-point margin, 91-53.
The Lady Knights owned one lead in the game when Shawna Thomsen sank two free throws to give the Knights a 2-0 lead. The Sting would strike quickly to grab a lead of six points…

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Records set at the Barn, gymnasts defeat Pipestone

February 16, 2018

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The Hendricks-RTR JV Gymnastics Team broke the existing school record of 109 for team points on Feb. 8 at The Barn. The Grizzlies scored 112.6 to set the new record. Team members pictured above, left to right in front, are Calin Kor, Brynn Peterson, Kara Jorgensen, Jacey Jorgensen and Sydney Pierce; in the middle row are Jaden Lindahl, Gabbie Wieme, Heidi Nicola and Kaitlyn Althoff; and in back are Sarena Schwartz, Emma Althoff, Mercedes Hicks, Contessa Baartman, Kristina Khudiakova and Kaylee Johnson.

By Grizzly Sportswriters

Closing out the regular season, the Hendricks-RTR Gymnastics Team posted its season-high score, defeating the Pip­estone Arrows 138.475 to 115.025.
Grizzly seniors Maddie Ekema and Greta John­son performed for the last time in The Barn as the team celebrated Se­nior Night and Parents’ Night in the victory over the Arrows. “It was a spe­cial night,” said Coach Sherri Johnson. “We had so much to celebrate and from start to finish the girls did amazing. Four school records and three season records were set along with 24 personal records tonight.”

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7th Grade Season Ends

February 16, 2018

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The RTR 7th grade boys basketball team took third place in the Luverne Classic Basketball Tournament over the weekend. RTR defeated Luverne in the first game before suffering a one-point loss to West Lyon, Iowa. The boys finished their day with a win in the third-place game. This tournament ended the 7th grade boys’ regular season with a record of 16-1. Pictured left to right in front are Trevor Pape, Tegan Wieme, Xavier Koenig, Chase Christianson, Dawson Bloom and Brady Arens; in back are Coach Kelly Dybdahl, Aiden Wichmann, Hayden Gravley, Matt Weber, Cody Wichmann, Camden Hansen, Tucker Haroldson and Coach Tony Dybdahl.

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The RTR 7th grade girls took second place in the Luverne Classic Basketball Tournament. The girls defeated BBA Fierce of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Hanson, South Dakota. They lost to Luverne in the championship game. The tournament ended the 7th grade girls’ regular season with a 10-5 record. Pictured left to right in front are Whitney Bruns, Morgan Brust, Ainsley Novak, Ella Hesse, Hannah Wendland and Kyah Ellefson; in back are Coach Tania Macias, Rylie Serreyn, Halle Gravley, Maddison Lawrence, Lexi Schreurs, Emilea Thooft and Coach Shawn Nelson.