Going for the dream

November 1, 2013

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ATV freestyle riders, the Guetter brothers, talked to RTR High School students about the power of hard work and believing in yourself during an assembly on Monday

By Robert Wolfington
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
It’s not easy keeping the attention of a high school student, but Derek and Jon Guetter’s stories of broken bones, death defying tricks and a belief in going for a dream had most of the students at RTR High School captivated.
The Guetter brothers, originally from Wabasso, have gained international notoriety for their four-wheel ATV jumps and stunts.
The brothers stopped by RTR High School to encourage students to believe in themselves and to work hard or the things they want in life.
“Me and Jon came from families just like here,” Derek said. “We really didn’t have any rhyme or reason why we became successful, other than we worked hard and stayed motivated. We didn’t let things distract us from what we wanted to do.”
Derek and Jon, along with their brother Dan, put together a team and, through hard work, the three have gone on to find success.

For the full story, read this week’s Tyler Tribute.

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ATV stunt riders Jon, left, and Derek Guetter spoke to the RTR High School students on Monday, Oct. 28, about hard work and the power of having goals.

Knights win Holiday Classic by beating Wabasso 55-50

January 5, 2012

Travis King goes to the hoop against Wabasso in the finals of the RTR Holiday Classic on Thursday, Dec. 29 in Tyler.

By Jim Kopel

Tribute Sports

The RTR boys had a real fight on their hands in the finals of the annual Holiday Tournament last Thursday inTyler. The Wabasso Rab­bits probably played their best game of the year in this one. It definitely was the best first half of ball for the Rabbits as they had a very nice 34 to 27 lead at intermission.

The Knights had a brief lead when Dylan Kor opened the game with a basket. A steal by the Knights and a break-away layup by Brett Peterson gave the team a short 9 to 8 score on the scoreboard. The score was 17 to 14 for the Rabbits when Philip Madsen hit a three-pointer to tie things up at 17. A Peterson basket gave the Knights another lead at 19 to 17. Things went down­hill after that.

The Rabbits would go on a nine-point run to grab a seven-point advantage. Neil Eichten of the Rabbits, a 5’ 8” guard, led his team to the nice halftime lead as he would connect for three-pointers during the last part of the first half. The last one was a buzzer beater to end the half.

“We just didn’t com­municate very well the first half on defense,” said Coach Kern. We may have looked past Wabasso after the Red Rock win.”

The Rabbits scored the first two points of the sec­ond half to widen their advantage to nine points. Brett Vercruysse and Brett Peterson would hit a bas­ket each, plus a free throw by Travis King and the def­icit was only four points. With 11 minutes left in the game King would hit two free throws and the game was tied at 40. Peterson would give the Knights a lead halfway through the second half. His bucket found a 42 to 41 score showing.

Baskets by Dylan Kor, Levi DeRuyter and King saw the biggest lead of the night for the Knights. There were four minutes left in the game with the team holding a 48 to 44 advantage. The Rabbits would counter back with five straight points to re­take the lead.

Travis King would give the home team Knights the lead back with a base­line jumper. There were two minutes remaining. On the next defensive se­ries for the Knights, Newt Dunblazier came up huge. He would get a steal in the front court and was fouled, then calmly sank both free throws for a three-point lead. Brett Peterson fol­lowed Dunblazier’s per­formance with two more free throws. Travis King added another free throw for good measure. The championship and GOLD medals!

“You might say that the defense won this game,” said the coach. “Holding any team to only 16 points for a half is outstanding. We got some major con­tributions from some dif­ferent people late in this game. Travis (King) and Newt (Dunblazier) really did a nice job.”

Dylan Kor and Brett Pe­terson led the Knights in scoring, each scoring 17 points. Travis King had eight points, all of them in the second half. King and Kor were the rebounding leaders in the game. The Knights made 14 of 19 free throws, including five of six in the last minute of play. The Rabbits were 10 of 16 from the line.

Three Knights made the all-tournament team. Tra­vis King, Dylan Kor and Brett Peterson were so named. Seth Guetter and Neil Eichten were named from Wabasso while Kody Henning and Kyle Kilgore were the all-tournament selections fromAdrian. Jeff DeCock was the tour­nament selection from Red Rock Central. We congratu­late all the players for their efforts in the tournament.

We also would like to thank all the fans for their support during the two days. It takes some time and effort plus some fi­nancial obligations to run a tournament of this type. Also a thank you to Erica Weets for singing the Na­tional Anthem on both of the days!

The Knights ran their record to six wins with a loss for the 2011 part of the basketball season. The Knights play atCottonwoodthis Friday, Jan. 6. On Mon­day, Jan. 9 they will return to the friendly confines of the RTR gym to battle the Hills Beaver Creek squad. (GO KNIGHTS)

BOXSCORES

RTR 27 28 55

WABASSO 34 16 50

3pt FG FT Pts.

Madsen 1 0 0/0 3

S.Vogt 0 0 0/0 0

K.Vogt 0 0 0/0 0

Peterson 0 9 3/4 17

King 0 2 4/6 8

Weets 0 0 0/0 0

Condelli 0 0 0/0 0

Dunblazier0 0 0/2 2

Kor 0 7 3/4 17

DeRuyter 0 2 0/0 4

Wabeke 0 0 0/0 0

Vercruysse0 1 2/3 4

TOTALS 1 19 14/19 55

Lawrence “Jack” William Schueller

January 6, 2010

Schueller 0bitLawrence “Jack” William Schueller, age 70 of Tyler, formerly of Seaforth, passed away Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010 at the Tyler Health Care Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6 at St. Dionysius Catholic Church in Tyler. Interment will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Seaforth.  Email condolences may be sent via www.tylerareafuneralhome.com. Memorials to the Lymphoma Society or the American Heart Association are preferred in lieu of flowers. The Tyler Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Lawrence “Jack” William Schueller was born July 28, 1939 in Seaforth to John F.A. and Elizabeth (Bernardy) Schueller. He was baptized, received his first communion and was confirmed at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Seaforth. Jack attended Seaforth Elementary School and graduated in 1957 from St. Anne’s High School in Wabasso. Jack then entered the US Navy in July, 1957 where he served with the Seabees. He received his honorable discharge in July, 1960 and returned to Seaforth. On April 18, 1959 Jack was united in marriage to Margaret Guetter in Wabasso.  Jack worked for Sid Hagen in road maintenance for 17 years, then for Tyler Wholesale until he retired in 2007. He was a member of St. Dionysius Catholic Church where he worked part-time caring for the cemetery and church lawns. He was very active in church, serving as lector, song leader and on the parish council. He also presided at prayer services. He was a member of the 3rd and 4th Degree Knights of Columbus where he served as Grand Knight, financial secretary and secretary. Jack also served on the town councils in Seaforth and Tyler. He loved sports, especially watching his children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed watching the Vikings and Twins or any football games. Jack especially loved taking his annual camping trip with his sons, sons-in-law and grandsons. Jack loved life and lived life to the fullest. Each day was always a blessing to him and complaining was a waste of energy. It was easier to make people laugh. His favorite evening of entertainment was when he had the opportunity to emcee at the KC Annual Supper, which he looked forward to every year. Family was always at the top of his list and his faith in God was his number one priority.

Jack is survived by his wife, Margaret; children: Jean of Marshall; Julie (Rich) Brewers of St. Michael; Bill (Joyce) of Fergus Falls; Steve (Chris) of St. Cloud; JoAnn (David) Blomme of Montevideo; Rick (Stacy) of Willmar and Bob (Joan) of Browerville; grandchildren: Mathias, Ellie, Noah and Amelia Brewers; Thomas and Adam Schueller; Andy and Hope Schueller; Ross, Tyler and Jaclyn Blomme; Aaron and Patrick Schueller; Jake, Brittney and John Schueller and step-grandsons: Austen, Trenten and Jackson Wollenburg; siblings: Rose (Bud) Van Hecke of Seaforth; Magdalen (Eugene) Bergstrom of Marshall and Marcella (Lee) Wilhelmi of Morgan; sisters-in-law: Lucille Schueller of Norwood Young America and Dolly Perrizo of Redwood Falls and many other relatives and friends.  He is preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter Joy Schueller and brothers Leo, Sylvester and Richard.