Looking to the future for volleyball program

September 12, 2019

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Over 100 players and coaches were involved in the recent third-sixth grade volleyball camp held at RTR High School and will continue this weekend. The young athletes went through training of volleyball fundamentals and participated in scrimmages against area teams, as well as creating a little art on the sidewalks in front of the gymnasium. Helping with the camp were high school coaches, seventh-eighth grade players and members of the varsity team as well as B and C squads.

Chalk artists

September 12, 2019

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Volleyball camp participants took a break from action on the court to do some sidewalk art last weekend.

Knights fall to 0-2 vs. Blackjacks

September 12, 2019

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The RTR Knights Foot­ball Team traveled to Daw­son Friday evening to face the Dawson-Boyd Black­jacks. The Knights ended up on the short end of an 18-12 decision to lose their second decision of the young season.
RTR scored first, with Payton Hess taking the ball in from a yard out. The extra point attempt failed.
After the Blackjacks scored a TD of their own, the teams were knotted at six at the half…

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Lady Knights do their thing in Marshall Tournament

September 12, 2019

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR volleyball squad played five matches over the weekend in Mar­shall. The Lady Knights lost and won on Friday to place them in the middle bracket of teams. There were eight teams in each bracket with three brackets. The Lady Knights would win the first two sets on Saturday before losing the champi­onship match. There were teams from five different states playing in the tour­nament.
The Knights lost to Wayz­ata in their first match. The scores were 18-25 and 14- 25. They then beat BBE in two sets by scores of 25- 13 and 25-23.

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Players and pastries

September 12, 2019

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The annual Donuts and Athletes event will be held on Sept. 14 from 8:30 to 10:30 at RTR High School. Demonstrating the proper way to consume a donut is the Knights volleyball team. From left to right in front are Kylea Baartman, Haley Muenchow and Kalleigh Carr. In back are McKinley Schreurs, Allie Christianson, Maddison Wendland, Rylie Hess and Madison Witte. Donuts from the Canby Bakery and beverages from Deja Brew will be provided, as well as an opportunity to talk about the season with the high school athletes. Visitors will also be able to head to the gymnasium to see the third-sixth grade teams scrimmage against other RTR teams as well as squads from Marshall and Tracy-Milroy-Balaton.

Knights drop opener

September 5, 2019

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RTR sophomore quarterback Jonah Christensen picked up a chunk of yards on a run against Adrian in last Thursday’s season opener.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The weather was per­fect last Thursday in Tyler for the first football game of the new season. There was a nice crowd on hand. There were cheerleaders for the first time in a long time. The Knights were once again playing 11-man football after two success­ful years in the nine-man ranks. However, because of experience and better size by the visiting Adrian Dragons, they were able to play the better football to win the game by a score of 42 to 13.

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RTR’s new cheerleading squad worked to fire up the crowd at last week’s home opener. From left— Kara Jorgensen, Jacey Jorgensen, Ellie Frahm and Brynn Peterson worked the sidelines.

RTR Cross Country kids run in Cottonwood

September 5, 2019

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By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Cross Country runners got their first taste of some running as they did their thing at the Cot­tonwood Golf Course last Monday. Canby-Minneota. TMB, Redwood Valley, YME, Wabasso, Lakeview and RTR were the teams involved. Marshall and Or­tonville were also partici­pants in the boys’ event. All runners ran a little over two miles in this first event of the fall season.
The winner for the girls was the team of Canby- Minneota. Their score was a 33. Redwood Valley was second with a score of 42. The RTR squad did not have a team.

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Logan Roelofs

Area family involved with Marshall United Soccer

September 5, 2019

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Adalia (top) and Locklin Matzner (above) of Ruthton have been competing with Marshall United Soccer over the past few years.

Rural Ruthton resi­dents Adalia and Locklin Matzner have been play­ing soccer in Marshall for three years with soccer club Marshall United Soc­cer Association (MUSA). They recently finished an­other successful season on the 10U and 12U teams.
Adalia’s team finished the regular season 10-0 in their conference, play­ing teams such as St. Peter, New Prague and Waseca…

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Back to the books

September 5, 2019

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RTR Elementary students arrived at their school in Ruthton Tuesday morning, ready to start a new year of learning.

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The playground at RTR Elementary School in Ruthton was the place to reconnect with friends before classes began Tuesday morning, the first day of school.

Bids discussed at RTR School Board meeting

August 29, 2019

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Architect’s drawing of the future RTR PreK-12 building that will break ground in the near future.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Preston Euerle, President/ CEO of R.A. Morton Construction Managers, and Kyle Raph of CO-OP Architecture were on hand last week at the regular meeting of the RTR School Board to dis­cuss bids received for the new PreK-12 building. Board mem­ber John Bloom was not present at the meeting.
Euerle went through several alternate bids to explain the spe­cifics and ask the board on di­rection as to whether to accept, hold or reject those specific bids from apparent low bidders.

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