Putting a lid on it…for a buck

April 20, 2017

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RTR Elementary students posed for a picture last week on Caps on for Cancer Day. Students and staff in the three RTR school buildings helped raise nearly $350 for Relay For Life of Lincoln County.

Baseball team suffers loss to MACCRAY in opener

April 20, 2017

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Jake Fischer makes some solid contact during the first inning of Thursday’s game against MACCRAY.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Baseball Team played host to the MAC­CRAY Wolverines at Ruth­ton last Thursday. The opening ceremony was held as the Minnesota Twins Community Fund awarded grant money to the baseball team. In the game itself the Wolverines, in the Knights’ opening game of the year, recorded an 8-2 win.
The Wolverines took ad­vantage of their first bat­ter getting hit by a pitch in both of the first two in­nings…

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RTR girls compete at Marshall

April 20, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR girls participat­ed in the annual Marshall Invitational last Tuesday at the Marshall Golf Club. The weather, after a nice little snow on Monday, was quite nice for the 10 teams participating.
The Marshall girls shot the best round of the day with a 353. All the teams played 18 holes of golf. Bold finished second with a score of 355. LQPV was the third place team with a 18-hole total of 367. The RTR girls finished in sixth place with a four-player total of 439.

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RTR students share speeches

April 20, 2017

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RTR High School students shared their work at the speech banquet on Tuesday evening. Above: Stephanie Kuhlman (left) and Lauren Johnson.

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RTR Middle School students receive FBI-SOS national award

April 13, 2017

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Mckinley Schreurs accepts the National Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Online Surfing Award for February 2017 on behalf of the RTR Middle School SOS team from Agent Kyle Loven of the Minneapolis Division of the FBI.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Students involved in the new Safe Online Surfing (SOS) program at RTR Middle School were the recipients of the FBI-SOS Internet Challenge award for the month of February. The SOS program is web-based and promotes cyber citizenship by teaching students in third through eighth grades how to recognize and respond appropriately to online dangers. The website is managed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Middle school administrator Darren Baartman introduced FBI Agent Kyle Loven, the Chief Division Counsel and Community Outreach Supervisor for the Minneapolis Division of the FBI. Loven spoke to the students about the program and presented awards to the SOS team members. Loven said the award was won against competition from throughout the nation.

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Lady Knights come up short in softball

April 13, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Lady Knights traveled to Minneota last Tuesday to play two against the Vikings. The Vikings would win both games of the doublehead­er as the scores were 14-0 and 5-2.
The first game was close until the Vikings scored 11 runs in their half of the fifth inning…

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Westin Kirk named to Marshall Independent’s first team in area

April 13, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

Westin Kirk, who led the RTR Knights to a 23-6 record in basketball this past season, was named to the Marshall Independent first team for his efforts. Westin was listed on six of the seven statistical cate­gories on the leaderboard for the 11 area teams in­cluded. He led the Knights in scoring with an average of 14.4 ppg. He had this to say about receiving the award, “It’s pretty awe­some. It’s hard to put into words. I owe alot to my teammates and coaches. I am looking forward to next year. We have our top six scorers coming back. It should be fun trying to go a bit further next year.”

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RTR track team competes in MCC Early Bird Invitational

April 13, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The RTR High School track teams traveled to Slayton on March 31 to compete in the MCC Early Bird Invitational. The boys’ team placed third behind Class AA Worthington and Class A Wabasso with 75 points, just six points from being the top-scoring Class A team. The Knights had three first place finishers as Jayden Strand topped the field in the 200 meters, and Chris Muecke and Gar­rett Kern placed first in the long jump and triple jump, respectively.
The girls’ team placed seventh at the meet, with Madison Witte taking a second place finish in the 100 meter hurdles.

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RTR tracksters attend Sno- Bird Invitational in Estelline

April 13, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The RTR track teams traveled to Estelline, South Dakota to compete in the Sno-Bird Invitational. Top ten finishers for the Knights teams were as follows:
Boys:200 meters, 4th place – Jayden Strand – 23.8; 400 meters, 4th place – Tucker Baune – 56.26

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RTR competes at Sections

April 13, 2017

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Members of the RTR High School Speech Team, pictured left to right, are Madison Witte, Dajza Gilmore, Brenna Alexander, Katy Broin, Taryn Bedow and Alex Duus.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

On Saturday, April 8, six students from RTR High School competed in the Section 3A Speech Meet at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall.
Students competing at the meet were Madison Witte and Dajza Gilmore, Duo; Alex Duus, Humor­ous; Taryn Bedow, Poetry; Brenna Alexander, Discus­sion; and Katy Broin, Dra­matic Interpretation.

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