RTR One-Acts to perform this weekend

February 13, 2020

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David Cauwels, Caleb Harper, Brayden Appel, Rion Moat and Luke Johnson will be among the performers presenting “First Person Shooter” this weekend at RTR High School.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Fresh off their seventh consecutive trip to the Minnesota State One-Act Play Festival, the RTR Drama Department will be presenting their one-act entry to the public this weekend along with two other plays. The play was performed on Thursday, Feb. 6, at O’Shaughnessy Auditorium on the campus of St. Catherine’s University in St. Paul. Director Neil Witte said the students did a great job of performing at State.
“Our group didn’t Star up at State,” Witte said. “But they gave their best performance yet.”

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Lady Knights fall to YME by score of 43-37 last Monday

February 13, 2020

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The girls of RTR traveled to Granite Falls last Mon­day to play some Camden Conference basketball. The Lady Knights found the basket there not to their liking as they would fall to the Sting by a score of 43 to 37.
Both teams struggled from the field early as points were hard to come by. The score at the break was 18 to 18. The Lady Knights were in a position to win a game if they could put together a nice scoring second half.
Yes, the Lady Knights did score more points the second half, but the Sting were just a little better as they would come out on top…

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Lady Knights win and Knights lose over weekend

February 13, 2020

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Aiden Wichmann scores and picks up a foul to complete a three-point play during Friday’s game against Minneota.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR girls played their second strong game of the week by beating the Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks in Dawson last Friday. The final score was 72 to 24. The Lady Knights led at the halftime break by a score of 43-7.
The Lady Knights would throw up 85 shots from the floor in this one and connect on 35 of them for 41.2%. The free-throw line was once again not that kind as only 2 of 7 fell in the proper spot.
Haley Muenchow had a very strong game for the Lady Knights as she led the scoring and rebound­ing with 17 points and 11 rebounds…
The RTR boys hosted the Minneota Vikings on Fri­day. After a very close first half, the Vikings came out the second half and blew the game wide open in route to a 85 to 57 Camden conference win.
The Vikings started the game by scoring eight of the first 10 points. How­ever, the Knights, behind two consecutive bombs from Hayden Gravley, went ahead by a score of 14-11. At the halfway mark of the first half the score was 17- 20 for the Vikings…

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Speech team competes at Minneota

February 13, 2020

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The RTR Speech Team competed in Minneota over the weekend. Pictured left to right in front are Cathy Grajeda, Melissa Barber, Kylie Kerkaert, Sophie Blagdon, Jenna Lingen, Julia Nilles and Caleb Witte; in back are Cassie Reese, Brianna Pattison, Natalie Nielsen, Caleb Harper, Grace Klumper, Amber Bakker and Brynn Peterson. Natalie Nielsen and Brianna Pattison placed third in Duo. Sophie Blagdon and Jenna Lingen placed fourth in Duo. Julia Nilles placed third in Discussion.

Knights start and finish strong against the YME Sting

February 13, 2020

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR boys played host to the YME Sting last Monday. The team started on a strong note, faltered in the middle of the game, and came on strong at the end. The final score was 63 to 53 for the winning Knights.
Payton Hess would de­liver two bombs to get the scoring going for the home team Knights. The score was 8-2. The score would stay that way for at least the next five minutes of play. Corbyn Sitzmann would finally break the drought with a bomb. A Darrick Baartman field goal gave the Knights a lead of 11 points at the nine-minute mark. The score was now 13-2…

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RTR One-Acts head back to State

February 5, 2020

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Photo courtesy of Amber Behnke
The RTR One-Acts advanced to the Minnesota State One-Act Festival with a first-place finish on Saturday in Redwood Valley. Pictured left to right in front are Katelynn Behnke, Madison Witte, Dazja Gilmore, Alex Duus, Luke Johnson, Brooke Burns amd Kiley Griesse; in the middle row are Director Neil Witte, David Cauwels, Julia Nilles, Rion Moat, Jake Johnson, Chloe Carlson and Asst. Director Erick Harper; and in back are Desiree Breems, Jenna Lingen, Grace Klumper, Cari Baune, Brayden Appel, Gavin Nielsen, Dom Rouillard and Caleb Harper.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
For the 10th time in school history and the seventh consecutive year, RTR One-Acts are heading back to state competition. The play, “First Person Shooter,” received first place this past weekend at the Section 3A competition in Redwood Falls. With eight schools competing, the RTR play received first place votes from each of the three judges to advance. In addition to RTR, Red Rock Central finished second, Redwood Valley third, Morris area fourth, Central Minnesota Christian fifth and Edgerton, Renville County West and Lac qui Parle Valley tied for sixth. RTR will now move onto the One-Act State Festival this coming Thursday, Feb. 6, at O’Shaughnessy Auditorium on the campus of St. Catherine’s University in St. Paul. Director Neil Witte’s group will compete at 10 a.m. Witte invites area residents to come and see the show.

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RTR basketball teams take it on the chin in Renville

February 5, 2020

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR basketball teams traveled to Renville last Monday to make up a game postponed by weath­er. The RCW Jaguars were not that great as hosts, as they would win both the girls’ and boys’ games. The final scores of the games were 54-53 and 71-27, re­spectively.
The game with the girls saw some good scoring by both teams the first part of the game. Allie Chris­tianson scored six points while Haley Munechow added four points for the Lady Knights with a 16-all tie in the first nine minutes of play…

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Second-place finish

February 5, 2020

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Photo courtesy of Joy Wichmann
RTR placed second in the sixth grade Montevideo Tournament over the weekend. Pictured left to right in front are Tyler Dagel, Tyler Wichmann, Isaac Janish, Isaac Norgaard, Tyson Bruns, Jens Drake and Juhl Drake. In back are Carson Lensing, Brice Roelofs, Colten Thomsen, Jackson Kerkaert and Kolby Louwagie.

RTR Knights win wild affair in Canby, 59-55

February 5, 2020

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR boys once again found themselves trailing their opponent early in a contest. One hot player from Canby gave his team a 16-point advantage as the Lancer players and fans were having a little too much fun against the struggling Knights.
One Will Varcoe would score 21 points in the first half for the Lancers as they would own a lead of 12 points when the score was 41-29 at the break. Aiden Wichmann tried to keep the Knights within striking distance by can­ning five 3-pointers in that first half.

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Where in the world?

February 5, 2020

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The annual RTR Middle School Geography Bee was held on Tuesday last week. Pictured left to right are the finalists— Logan Roelofs, Kai Drake, Isaac Dagel, second place winner Isaac Norgaard, Drew Werkman, Ben Guida, School Champion Zoey Williams, third place winner Brooklyn Cauwels, Joe Dagel and Shae O’Leary. Zoey will now take an online test to see if she can qualify for the Minnesota State Geography Bee.