Valedictorian, Salutatorian announced at Senior Awards

May 17, 2018

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Announced at last week’s Senior Awards Night were 2018 RTR Valedictorian Johanna Nielsen and Salutatorian Gabrielle Thooft.

By Mark Wilmes
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Two students were revealed at last week’s Senior Awards ceremony as the top of the senior class academically at RTR High School. High School Principal Daniel Bettin presented Johannah Nielsen as Valedictorian and Gabrielle Thooft as Salutatorian for the Class of 2018.
Many other awards and scholarships were presented throughout the evening…

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Spring sing

May 17, 2018

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The RTR Elementary Spring Concert was presented Thursday afternoon and again on Thursday evening…See the pictures that made the paper—as well as many that did not—in full color at brnphotos.com.

Fourth graders create underwater world

May 17, 2018

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Fourth grade students at RTR Elementary School created their own underwater world as part of this spring’s science class. Pictured from left are Teacher Chelsey Javner and students Levi Tommeraasen, Carson Lensing and Caycee Krall.

By Mark Wilmes
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Fourth grade students at RTR Elementary School participated in creating a neighborhood on the floor of the ocean this spring, complete with “water,” “plants” and a total of 54 “sea creatures.” The result was a spectacular dis­play in a former exercise room and the hallway leading to the room in the elementary build­ing.
“We started by learning about the water cycle and the plants,” Miss Javner said. “We spent three or four days in class researching. I gave them a big list of animals and they had to pick their three favorites.”

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Track teams compete at Lakeview

May 17, 2018

By Mark Wilmes
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The RTR track teams traveled to Cottonwood on Thursday to compete in the Lakeview Varsity Invitational. Both teams garnered fourth place finishes.
The boys totaled 77 points, with Pipestone’s 184 taking first place. The girls scored 23 points, trailing Canby’s 172 in first place.

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Undermanned Knights split two games over weekend

May 17, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR baseball team was short three players over the last weekend as they would split two games with only nine players available. The team lost to those Minneota Vikings on Friday, 12-3, before beat­ing the RRC-WWG Falcons on Saturday by the score of 10-5.
In the game on Saturday, Hunter VanLerberghe did some nice pitching for four innings. He gave up only one run while allowing two hits and striking out six Falcon batters. Hunter was the winning pitcher…

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Minneota-Canby hand Lady Knights first losses of year

May 17, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Minneota-Canby softball team stopped the RTR softball team at Tyler last Monday in both ends of a doubleheader. It ended a six-game winning streak for the Lady Knights to start the season.
The game started okay for the Lady Knights as they scored the first run of the game in their half of the first inning. Cora Al­derson started the inning with a single and Morgan Johnson added another single…

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Knights get tripped up by CMC in baseball action, 10-5

May 17, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Central Minnesota Christian Bluejays stopped the RTR Knights in base­ball action last Monday in Ruthton. The game was not very good to the home team Knights as they would commit seven er­rors in the tough loss.
Neither team scored in the first three innings of the game…

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Lady Knights sweep Dawson-Boyd 3-2 and 15-9

May 17, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Lady Knights, who recently saw their six-game winning streak go out the window, got back on track in Dawson last Thursday by beating the Blackjacks in a double­header by scores of 3-2 and 15-9.
Kylea Baartman was the winning pitcher in the close first game. Kylea allowed the two runs on seven hits and seven strikeouts with zero walks…

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RTR Senior Awards Night

May 17, 2018

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RTR Scholarship Fund Scholarship winners, from left to right in front, are Morgan Johnnson, Hunter Vanlerberghe, Boone Van Overbeke, Alexis Wendland, Andrew Williams, Gabrielle Thooft. In the second row are Julie Bedow of the RTR Scholarship Committee, Riley Williams, Chloe Hess, Courtney Snyder, Jennifer Reyes, Jocelyn Klein, Hailey Carr, Paige Buchert, Makenzie Buchert, Ashley Borchert, Tina Haroldson, Madison Gylling; and in back are Jacob Nelson, Evan Swanson, Max Schardin, Johannah Nielsen, Madeline Ekema, Jacklynn Dressen, Mya Christensen, Westin Kirk, Cameron Nelson, Jonah Johnson, Jacob Fischer, Lacey Barke, Jared Baartman. Not pictured are Damian Beaulieau, Chloe Lear, Zachary Marr, Natalee Possail, Catherine Vogt anfd Anika Finzen.

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Spring concert

May 17, 2018

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Students at RTR Elementary put on a spirited display of music mixed in with a few messages about good self-esteem and respect for others, featuring several student speakers. The show was under the direction of Mr. Todd Peterson.

For more photos, read this week’s Tyler Tribute.

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