Making spirits bright

December 14, 2017

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RTR second grade students gave an animated performance of “Reindeer Rock” at the matinee presentation of the elementary Christmas program Thursday. The students performed the program again in the evening.

Knights roll to first conference win with 70-23 victory over Lancers

December 14, 2017

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Westin Kirk puts up a shot while surrounded by Lancers during Friday’s win over Canby.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The atmosphere for the first home game for the RTR Knights was electric last Friday. A big crowd was on hand, not only to see the Knights play their first home game, but prob­ably cheering for many of the players who had just completed a very success­ful football season.
The Knights gave the crowd everything they wanted to see. The team would race to a quick 12-0 start before the Canby Lancers would score…

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Lady Knights cruise to another win as Lancers fall 59-43

December 14, 2017

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Mya Christensen puts up a shot over a Canby defender during last week’s win over the Lancers.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR girls are hav­ing fun on the basketball floor as they won their third consecutive victory as they beat the Canby Lancers in conference basketball last Tuesday. Taking a seven-point lead into intermission with the score being 26-19, the team had an 11-point lead halfway through the second half. The lead bal­looned to 20 points when the score became 55-35 with four minutes left in the game.

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Head Coach Steve Krause directing the team during last week’s win against Canby.

Sting stops Lady Knights’ win streak with 80-72 win

December 14, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The YME Sting won a Camden Conference battle with the RTR Lady Knights last Thursday in Tyler, stopping the Knights’ three-game win­ning streak.
The Sting, returning all five starters from last year, had their problems in the first part of the game. The Lady Knights roared to a 10-point lead by scoring the first 10 points of the game. Jonni Biren would score the first five points on a 3-pointer and a bas­ket after a steal. A basket and two free throws by Mya Christensen plus a free throw by Tina Har­oldson were the other five points.

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Hendricks-RTR Gymnastics Team is geared up and ready for a great season

December 14, 2017

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The Hendricks-RTR Gymnastics Team is geared up and ready for a great season! Team members pictured left to right in front are Brynn Peterson, Jacey Jorgensen, Gabbie Wieme, Heidi Nicola, Sydney Pierce, Calin Kor and Kara Jorgensen; in the middle row are Jaden Lindahl, Cora Hofer, Sarena Schwartz, Kristina Khudiakova, Greta Johnson and Katie Ekema; and in back are Mercedes Schwartz, Kaylee Johnson, Sophie Johnson, Contessa Baartman, Dajza Gilmore, Maddie Ekema and Emma Althoff.

Merry singers at the Christmas concert

December 14, 2017

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A jubilant RTR Christmas concert

December 14, 2017

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Due to last week’s weather, the Middle School Concert was postponed and presented Monday as a combined concert with the high school. Ava Schoenfeld is pictured singing her solo, “Silent Night.” She was accompanied by Colby Frahm on guitar.

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The RTR High School Concert Band presented “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “The Lullaby in the Mirror,” and “Of Wind and Fire,” under the direction of Mr. Justin Condelli at Monday night’s concert in Tyler.

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Knights players honored for academics

December 7, 2017

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The RTR Knights football players named to the Academic All-District Team are, from leftg to right in front, Luke Ellefson, Collin Johnson, Connor Kremin, Tim Gilmore, Payton Hess and Carter Hansen; in back are Cooper Hansen, Kyle Fischer, Jared Baartman, Evan Swanson, Jonah Johnson, Jake Fischer, Jack Kerr and Westin Kirk. The team was also named an Academic All-State Gold Team for averaging a 3.6 GPA as a team.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Not only did the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton football team do well on the field this year, they also put up big numbers in the classroom as they were named an Academic All-State Gold Team for averaging a 3.6 GPA as a team. One of the players, Westin Kirk, was individually named to the Academic All-State team. Kirk also earned high individual honors on the field, being named to the All-State team and chosen as the District Defensive Player of the Year. Jonah Johnson received Honorable Mention to the All-State team.

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All-area volleyball squad announced by Independent

December 7, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Marshall Indepen­dent has announced its volleyball teams for the 2017 season. There are six members on the first and second teams while 10 players were selected for honorable mention.
The volleyball Lady Knights had two players selected. Tina Harold­son was selected for the second team while Lexi Wendland was selected as one of the honorable men­tion players.

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Lady Knights beat Lakers for first win of the season

December 7, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR girls traveled to Cottonwood to battle the Lakeview Lakers in a Camden Conference bas­ketball tussle. Not only did the Lady Knights get their first win of the season, but also their first conference victory.
The Lady Knights never trailed in this one. Brooke Thomsen got the first bas­ket of the game. Lakeview tied it on a bucket, but Tina Haroldson and Chloe Hess made baskets to give the Knights a four-point advantage. The Lakers never got any closer than three points the rest of the game…

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