Fischer named to second team by Marshall Independent

July 13, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

Jake Fischer of the RTR baseball Knights was re­cently named to the sec­ond team by the Marshall Independent newspaper. There were nine players named to both the first and second team this year.
Fischer, a junior this past year for the Knights, was the top hitter for the team as he batted .364 at the plate…

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RTR 3-on-3 summer basketball league holds tournament

July 5, 2017

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Boys 3-on-3 basketball champions Sam Nibbe, Quinten Poindexter, Brody Bales and Aiden Wichmann.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Students in the fifth through seventh grades had the opportunity to participate in a 3-on-3 summer basketball league this summer. The league was formed by the RTR Booster Club with the help of the RTR Community Ed program. A total of nine teams participated this summer with sponsor­ship assistance from TE Underground in Tyler and Borch’s Sporting Goods in Marshall.

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

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Girls 3-on-3 basketball Champions Ally Nelson, Halle Gravley and Tatum Hess. Not pictured: Riley Serreyn.

RTR football camps in July

July 5, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The RTR Knights 2017 football camp will be held July 19-21 for 4th through 8th graders and July 24- 27 for 9th through 12th graders. Both camps will provide fundamentals that the players will be able to practice to improve their overall game.

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RTR Board hires Warne

June 29, 2017

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Lee Warne

District gets insurance repayment

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The RTR School Board approved a contract for new interim superintendent to Lee Warne. Warne will begin duties in the new fiscal year, after the July 4 holiday. Warne will replace the current interim superintendent Dick Orcutt, who spent his last day at the district last Thursday. Warne will take over duties as superintendent while the search for a permanent superintendent continues for the RTR district. He has been hired in an at-will position and will work on an as-needed basis, according to Board Chair Jeff Hansen.
“The recommendation of the admin committee is to hire Lee Warne,” Hansen said. “This is an at-will position, day-to-day. His official start date will be July 1.”
The board unanimously voted to accept the recommendation and offer Warne the contract.

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3 on 3 basketball

June 29, 2017

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The RTR Basketball Booster Club has created a 3-on-3 league this summer in collaboration with the RTR Community Education program. Boys who were in grades 5-7 this year play on Tuesday nights while girls in grades 5-7 this year play on Wednesday nights. The program currently has five boys teams and four girls teams.

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Baartman, Buchert make Independent softball honors

June 29, 2017

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The 2017 RTR Softball letter winners, from left to right in front, are—Courtney Snyder, Maryn Johansenand Makenzie Buchert; in back are Ashley Owen, Jenny Reyes, Rhaegyn Petersen, Cora Alderson, Morgan Johnson and Kylea Baartman.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

Kylea Baartman was re­cently named to the Mar­shall Independent first team. Mackenzie Buchert of the Lady Knights was named to the second team. There were nine girls named to each team from the area.
Baartman, only a ninth grader this past year, was the top pitcher for the Lady Knights and also the lead­ing hitter with an average of .492. She led the team with 20 RBIs and 31 total hits. As a pitcher, she was the third leading pitcher in the area with strikeouts. She fanned 87 batters.

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

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RTR Knights softball players Kylea Baartman (left) and Morgan Johnson (right) received all-conference plaques at the recent awards ceremony for the 2017 season. Makenzie Buchert (middle) received Honorable Mention recognition.

13U Knights place at tourney

June 29, 2017

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The RTR Knights 13U baseball team took 6th place in the Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart tournament over the weekend. The Knights lost to Alexandria by a 7-6 score before bouncing back to defeat Le Sueur 4-3. The day ended with a tough 10-8 loss to Hutchinson. The Knights will be participating in several scrimmages in preparation for the state tournament in Marshall July 28-30. Pictured left to right in front are Aiden Wichmann, Darren Baartman, Tucker Haroldson, Rion Moat, Jack Christianson and Sam Nibbe; in back are Coach Grant Wichmann, Cody Wichmann, Dalton Meucke, Dylan Anderson, Logan Lamote, Hayden Gravley, Coach Josh Gravley and Coach Lyle Lamote.

10U Knights place third in Marshall

June 29, 2017

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The RTR Knights 10U baseball team finished third out of eight teams at the Marshall 10U tournament this weekend, beating New Ulm Gold 2-0, losing to Marshall Black 3-4, and beating Marshall Orange 16-15 for third place. Pictured left to right in front are Levi Tommeraasen, Gavin Schreurs, Kason Dybdahl, Drew Chandler, Tyler Wichmann and Shawn Griesse; in the middle row are Joshua Kraft, Seth Cowell, Isaac Janish, Brooks Hess, Isaac Dagel and Chase Christianson. In back are Coach David Kraft, Coach Trent Griesse and Coach Brent Dagel. Not pictured is Dawson Brust.

Building inspections paint bleak picture

June 22, 2017

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RTR board members, City Attorney Glen Petersen and incoming interim superintendent Lee Warne toured the 1903 building last Wednesday. To see more photos of the building, go to brnphotos.com.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The RTR School Board held a work session meeting on Wednesday, June 14 to discuss the results of reports on inspec­tions of the 1903 and 1918 build­ings on the high school grounds and results of the roof inspec­tions at all three locations. Head Custodian Jerry Stefanick led a group of officials and school board members on a tour of the 1903 building and the basement of the 1918 building before the meeting. The 1903 building is no longer used, while the 1918 building houses the district of­fice, bookkeeping office and caf­eteria as well as classrooms and storage.
On hand to discuss the find­ings was architect Jim Wilson of Wendel Companies. Wilson was the lead architect preparing the proposal on the failed bond.

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

10U team heads to state

June 22, 2017

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The RTR 10u team punched their ticket to the state tournament this past weekend with a fourth place qualifying finish in the Redwood Falls tournament. Pictured in front are Dawson Bloom, Gavin Schreurs, Tyler Wichmann, Kason Dybdahl and Sean Griesse; in back are Joshua Kraft, Chase Christianson, Drew Chandler, Brooks Hess, Isaac Dagel, Isaac Janish and Seth Cowell. Coaches are David Kraft and Trent Griesse. Not pictured is Levi Tommeraasen.