Parade pride

October 4, 2018

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Pictured above: RTR Elementary students were out in force cheering and bearing colorful signs to show their Knight Pride during the Homecoming Parade in Tyler on Friday.

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The Homecoming Court cruised through the parade in golf carts. Pictured are Queen Brooke Thomsen and King Jon Lucero.

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

Lady Knights lose conference battle with Lancers, 3 to 1

October 4, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR girls traveled to Canby last Thursday and fell to the Canby Lanc­ers by a score of 3-1 in Camden Conference ac­tion. The Lancers took the first two sets by scores of 25-13 and 25-20. The Lady Knights, in a wild af­fair, took the third set by a score of 29-27. The Lanc­ers finished off the evening with a fourth set victory to take the match. The score was 25-16.
The first set saw the Lancers have two runs that decided the set…

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

Lady Knights bounce Blackjacks in Homecoming tilt, 3 to 1

October 4, 2018

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Photo courtesy of Samantha Galbraith
Haley Muenchow makes a play at the net during last week’s Homecoming win over Dawson-Boyd.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The crowd for the RTR Volleyball Homecom­ing match was ready and noisy for the big match last Tuesday in Tyler. The huge gathering of fans, students and sports reporters had parked their vehicles and were in the gym. Actually, there was one reporter who walked to the match because of the full parking lots.
The Lady Knights wast­ed no time to get their fans into the action. A close first set was quickly wid­ened by some outstand­ing offense by the Lady Knights. Homecoming Queen Brooke Thomsen had two consecutive kills to make the score 13-8…

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

RTR dominates Homecoming game

October 4, 2018

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The RTR Knights used a strong passing game to race to a big halftime lead and a 34-0 win over MAC­CRAY on Homecoming week.
Quarterback Cooper Hansen connected with Tim Gilmore for a 10-yard scoring strike in the first quarter to open the scor­ing for the Knights. The extra point was good for a 7-0 RTR lead.

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

RTR kicks off 2018 Homecoming Week

September 26, 2018

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Pictured is the 2018 RTR Homecoming Court. In front are Junior Attendants Bently Lensing and Abby Moat. Behind them, left to right, are Queen candidates Jonni Biren, Taylor Greenfield and Madison Muenchow, Queen Brooke Thomsen, King Jon Lucero, and King candidates Cooper Hansen, Jared Hauswedell and Carter Hansen.

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

RTR Facilities Task Force narrows focus to new construction

September 26, 2018

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Proposed new construction shown in darker-shaded area east of the current building (also shown, on left). The current gymnasium (pictured, left) would remain in the new configuration.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Facilities Task Force continues to meet in an attempt to come up with a recommendation for the RTR School Board on how to proceed with the improvement of the district facilities and the future of the three current buildings in the district. The group met in the elementary building in Ruthton on Wednesday evening. Last week’s meeting featured discussions on what a new (PreK-12) building in Tyler would look like, as previous meetings have narrowed the task force’s focus from remodeling to constructing a new centralized facility on one site…

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

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A map of the completed proposed plan after demolition of the current buildings.

Knights suffer first football loss to MLA by score of 29-6

September 26, 2018

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Tim Gilmore fends off a tackler on a long pass reception during Friday’s game against the Mountain Lake Area Wolverines.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Wolverines of Mountain Lake Area came to Tyler last Friday with the intention of avenging a loss to the Knights last postseason that gave the Knights a chance to play at U.S. Bank Stadium.
The Wolverines made it clear throughout the game on Friday that they were the better team on this particular night. They would dominate the game on both sides of the ball. The Wolverines seemed to run the ball downhill throughout the game as they would gather first downs. On the defensive end, they made it tough for the home team Knights to run the ball…

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

 

Lady Knights see winning streak stopped by Lakers

September 26, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Volleyball Team waltzed into Cottonwood last Tuesday with a nice five-game winning streak. The Lakeview Lakers were nice hosts for the first set, as the Knights used two ace serves from Kalleigh Carr plus a block and kill from Madison Witte, then a kill from Rylie Hess to score five straight points to make the score 13-5 from 8-5. A kill by Witte for the 24th point and a Laker error gave the first set to the Knights by a score of 25-14.
Maddy Muenchow got the Lady Knights on the board in the second set by recording a kill, but the Lakers would score the next six points of the set…

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

RTR Homecoming next week

September 19, 2018

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Kneeling in front (left to right) are RTR Homecoming King candidates Jon Lucero, Cooper Hansen, Jared Hauswedell and Carter Hansen; standing behind them are RTR Homecoming Queen candidates Taylor Greenfield, Jonni Biren, Brooke Thomsen and Madison Muenchow.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
RTR High School will be celebrating the annual Homecoming Week next week. This year’s Homecoming Queen and King candidates were revealed to each candidate individually. Student Council Advisors Taylor Topinka and Alissa Moat notified parents that they would be arriving to wake (and video) candidates at around 5 a.m. Monday. Topinka, Moat and student council members Connor Kremin and Jonah Christensen made the visits followed by breakfast at Lange’s Café in Pipestone for everyone.

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

RTR teacher selected for National History Day program

September 19, 2018

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Mr. Erick Harper, a teacher at Russell-Tyler-Ruthton High School in Tyler, is one of 114 teachers selected for a National History Day® program entitled “Legacies of World War I.” The program is a partnership between the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission and National History Day. Harper will participate in webinars and discussions while learning about World War I with teachers from around the world. As one of the selected teachers, he receives free tuition, graduate credits, and materials for the online program.
Harper said he has a strong interest in the war.
“I’ve always been fascinated by World War I, but it has always been the forgotten war,” Harper said. “It gets overshadowed by World War II and more recent conflicts alot, even though it has alot of world consequences we are only seeing play out now.”

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