RTR task force meetings

November 15, 2018

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Members of the RTR Facilities Task Force held three public informational meetings over the past week to give area residents the process behind arriving at a recommendation to the school board. Pictured at Monday’s meeting in Russell are, clockwise from top left, Alan Matzner, Tanya Thomsen, Darrell Erb and Jodi Schreurs. The Task Force will be making a recommendation to the school board Wednesday evening.

Knights battle but fall short in quarterfinal round, 27-26

November 15, 2018

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Jonah Christensen grinds out some tough yards in the first quarter of Friday’s playoff game.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

It was cold and windy last Friday in New Ulm as the RTR Football Knights and the Spring Grove Li­ons took the field in the first round of the nine-man state tournament. The temperature at game time was 17 degrees and the wind was out of the north about 25 mph.
The Lions were the 2017 champions and had a 25-game winning streak at game time. The Knights were 8-3, but were playing their best ball of the year, outscoring their three sec­tion opponents by a 150 to 22 margin.

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Pep Fest!

November 15, 2018

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Veterans Day programs

November 15, 2018

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Members of the Ruthton American Legion salute as Todd Peterson, right, plays the keyboard and leads the singing of “The Star Spangled Banner” Friday morning at RTR Elementary School’s Veterans Day program in Ruthton. Helen Schulte was this year’s guest speaker.

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Veteran Jeff Reisdofer spoke at the RTR middle and high schools on Friday, and at the Veterans Day Supper on Sunday at the Legion Hall.

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The RTR High School Choir performed “In Flanders Field.”

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Prize Pumpkins

November 7, 2018

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Top to bottom—First, second and third place winners in the pumpkin carving contest at RTR High School.

Knights advance to State Tournament for second straight year with 46-0 win

November 7, 2018

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Freshman Jonah Christensen stretches out for a score during Thursday’s win over Ogilvie at SMSU.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The football Knights scored early and often in their section final game with the Ogilvie Lions last Thursday at SMSU under ideal weather conditions. Maybe the Lions and their fans didn’t think the condi­tions were that great. The win by the Knights moved them to the state football tournament, which will start in New Ulm this Fri­day.
The Knights received the opening kickoff and after three runs by Jon Lucero for a first down, the Knight coaches didn’t think the Knights were scoring fast enough…

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Touchdown tunes

November 7, 2018

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The RTR Pep Band played at SMSU on Thursday for the RTR vs. Ogilvie playoff game under the direction of Lorilee Malecha.

RTR Yearbook staff focuses on photography

November 7, 2018

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Yearbook staff member Gavin Nielsen lines up a photo Halloween morning of students Katana Schmidt and Cari Baune.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Students on RTR teacher Robyn Lampert’s yearbook staff have been taking a special interest in photog­raphy this school year. The students have been cover­ing sporting events and other activities. On Hal­loween morning, two of those staff members, Julia Nilles and Gavin Nielsen, joined Ms. Lampert in set­ting up a photo booth in the school hallway before school to take pictures of students decked out in costumes for the day. Nilles said they spent some time in the days leading up to last Wednesday finding the right settings on the camera.

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Lady Knights bow out with 3-0 loss to Wabasso Rabbits

November 7, 2018

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McKinley Schreurs goes up for a spike during last week’s playoff game against Wabasso.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Volleyball Team fought the good fight last Tuesday at SMSU, but in the end the second-seeded Wabasso Rabbits were just too much as the Rabbits won the match by scores of 25-17, 25-17 and 25-20. The Rabbits improved their overall record to 26-4 and as the fourth ranked team in the state in Class 1A, went on to play the Min­neota Vikings on Thursday in the section north finals. Of course, the Vikings have been ranked number one in the state all year.
The Lady Knights came to play on Tuesday as they started out strong in the first set…

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Volleyball awards presented

November 7, 2018

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The 2018 RTR volley­ball awards banquet was held on Monday evening at the high school cafeteria. Awards were presented to the players as follows:
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Kalleigh Carr’s 1,000 digs— she was able to add 332 digs this season to her career total of 1,325.

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