RTR Homecoming next week

September 19, 2018

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Kneeling in front (left to right) are RTR Homecoming King candidates Jon Lucero, Cooper Hansen, Jared Hauswedell and Carter Hansen; standing behind them are RTR Homecoming Queen candidates Taylor Greenfield, Jonni Biren, Brooke Thomsen and Madison Muenchow.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
RTR High School will be celebrating the annual Homecoming Week next week. This year’s Homecoming Queen and King candidates were revealed to each candidate individually. Student Council Advisors Taylor Topinka and Alissa Moat notified parents that they would be arriving to wake (and video) candidates at around 5 a.m. Monday. Topinka, Moat and student council members Connor Kremin and Jonah Christensen made the visits followed by breakfast at Lange’s Café in Pipestone for everyone.

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RTR teacher selected for National History Day program

September 19, 2018

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Mr. Erick Harper, a teacher at Russell-Tyler-Ruthton High School in Tyler, is one of 114 teachers selected for a National History Day® program entitled “Legacies of World War I.” The program is a partnership between the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission and National History Day. Harper will participate in webinars and discussions while learning about World War I with teachers from around the world. As one of the selected teachers, he receives free tuition, graduate credits, and materials for the online program.
Harper said he has a strong interest in the war.
“I’ve always been fascinated by World War I, but it has always been the forgotten war,” Harper said. “It gets overshadowed by World War II and more recent conflicts alot, even though it has alot of world consequences we are only seeing play out now.”

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School board declines extra kitchen help; commends Goehle

September 19, 2018

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RTR School Board Chair Jeff Hansen

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Head Food Service Director Bronwyn Goehle was at last week’s regular meeting of the RTR School Board to request the hiring of an additional part-time elementary kitchen position. Goehle said the move would free up extra time for her to work on paperwork required of her posi­tion.
“We’ve got a lot of new paper­work that is required from the state,” Goehle told the board. “Production records all need to be done digitally now. That’s something we’re trying to get started this year.”

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Knights move to 3-0 with 43- 14 win over WWG Chargers

September 19, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

Last year the Westbrook-Walnut Grove Chargers came to Tyler and ruined the Knight Homecoming. This year the Knights trav­eled to Westbrook and ruined the Charger Home­coming by scoring on nearly every possession with the ball. The defen­sive effort by the Knights was also quite impressive.
The Knights wasted no time in this one to score. Cooper Hansen would score from one yard for the first points…

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Middle school football squads play some hot football Saturday

September 19, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The middle school foot­ball 7th and 8th graders played a scrimmage in Ty­ler last Saturday against Marshall and MCC. It was a very warm day with plenty of water used in the scrim­mages. The 8th grade has 11 players out for football while the 7th grade has 15 boys out for the sport. However, since the 7th grade had more players, they would give some of their bigger players to the 8th graders in the scrim­mage. This, of course, hurts the 7th graders some in their scrimmage.
The 8th grade had a rather successful day as they would beat both Mar­shall and MCC. The score against Marshall was 28- 20 while the MCC score was 24-0…

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Lady Knights even record with great win over TMB

September 19, 2018

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Lady Knight No. 10 McKinley Schreurs sets up the ball for No. 7 Haley Muenchow during the Sept. 11 game vs. Tracy-Milroy-Balaton in Tyler.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

It has been many years since the RTR volleyball team has beaten the TMB Panthers. Last Tuesday in Tyler, a full house of mostly RTR fans saw the Lady Knights beat those Panthers in five sets. The scores were 18-25. 25-21. 25-17, 25-27 and 15-13.
The first set was very frustrating for the Lady Knights and their fans. The start of the set saw both teams with small leads…

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RTR seeking Homecoming parade entries

September 12, 2018

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Staff at RTR High School are looking for some help from the community for this year’s Homecoming festivities. Student Council advisors Taylor Topinka and Alissa Moat say they have a goal of having more community involvement.
“We would like to continue to build unity throughout our communities,” Topinka said.

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Knights use kicking game to beat CM/C 27-24 in wild one

September 12, 2018

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The Knights’ Payton Hess pulls in a long pass during the second quarter of RTR’s win over Cedar Mountain-Comfrey.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The crowd at the RTR vs. Cedar Mountain-Comfrey football game last Friday were well entertained in a wide open affair in Ty­ler. There were many long touchdowns in the game which changed the posi­tion of the score on the scoreboard. In the end it was the RTR kicking that won the game. Both teams scored four touch­downs, but Payton Hess of the Knights converted on three of four extra point kicks while the Cougars did not convert on any ex­tra points.

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Thomsen signs with Dordt basketball program

September 12, 2018

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Brooke Thomsen signed a Letter of Intent to play in Sioux Center, Iowa for the Dordt Defenders women’s basketball program in 2019. Pictured with Brooke (clockwise) are RTR Athletic Director Daniel Bettin, RTR Head Coach Steve Krause and Dordt Head Basketball Coach Bill Harmsen.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

One RTR senior took a big step toward her life-long dream last Wednes­day afternoon, as Brooke Thomsen signed a Letter of Intent to play basketball for Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa.
“I remember through­out the day being super excited because ever since I was a little girl I have al­ways wanted to play col­lege basketball,” Thomsen said. “Dad asked me if had my signature ready. I told him I had been practicing all day.

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Lady Knights lose exciting match to YME in five sets

September 12, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Lady Knights of RTR played their first Camden Conference match of the year last Tuesday in Tyler. However, after taking two of the first three sets, the YME Sting would finish the evening by taking the final two sets to win the match. The scores were 18-25, 25-23, 25-21, 23-25 and 11-15.
The first set saw Kylea Baartman start the set off on the right foot with two aces…

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