One-act plays presented at RTR

February 14, 2019

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The RTR Drama Department will present three one-act plays this weekend. Rehearsing for one of the plays, “Maniac Manor,” were (l.-r.) Emily Kern, Amber Bakker, Madison Witte and Sara Peterson.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The RTR Drama Department will be presenting their state competition play, “102,” written by Erick Harper, this weekend in the high school cafeteria. RTR did not receive a star in the state competition this year. The play was one of only eight Class A plays in the competition. Only 16 schools in the state in both Class A and AA are selected to compete. This was RTR’s sixth consecutive trip to St. Catherine University in St. Paul under the direction of Neil Witte.

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Knights roll to big conference win over Lancers

February 14, 2019

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

 
It was another week of hardly any practices or games because of 3W— Wild Winter Weather. It didn’t seem to make any difference to the RTR boys as they would win another conference game with the Canby Lancers being the victim. The final score was 78-47.
The game started with the Knights red hot. Steals by Cooper Hansen led to easy buckets. He would have four of them the first nine minutes of the game…

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Knights handle LQPV 72-48

February 14, 2019

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR boys travel to LQPV last Saturday to bat­tle the Eagles in a make-up conference tilt. The Eagles were leading the north half of the conference go­ing into this game. They had lost only one game at home all year. The Knights probably played one of their best games of the year in this one.
Payton Hess hit two bombs while Brett Kelley had one long-range bul­let to lead the team to an 18 to 14 advantage after nine minutes of action…

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Knights fight hard, but lose exciting one to SWC, 74-71

February 14, 2019

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR boys played the SWC Eagles this past Mon­day. Both teams had about the same record, with both teams having four losses. The Eagles hit 12 bombs in the game that made the difference at the end.
The Knights had the hot hand the first nine minutes of play as they would lead by a score of 23-11. Carter Hansen had 10 of those points while Cooper Han­sen added six points.

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Speech team opens season

February 14, 2019

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The RTR Speech Team is pictured after their first meet of the season, held Saturday, Feb. 9 at Minneota High School. From left to right in front are Julia Nilles (honorable mention in Discussion), Caleb Witte, Madison Witte and Dajza Gilmore (third in Duo), Grace Klumper, and Andrea Escher (honorable mention in Drama); in back are Taryn Bedow (fourth in Poetry), Jacob Johnson, Brooke Burns, Emily Alexander, Lily Klumper, Madysen Davis, Brenna Alexander, Caleb Harper (fifth in Great Speeches) and Katelynn Behnke.

RTR students among state gymnasts

February 14, 2019

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Brynn Peterson, Sarena Schwartz, Cora Hofer, Sophie Johnson, Katie Ekema, Kaylee Johnson and Sadie Johnson are pictured with their third-place plaque. The Estelline-Hendricks Redhawks captured third place as a team at the South Dakota Gymnastics Championships held in Brookings, South Dakota, Feb 8-9.

By Redhawks
Sportswriters

In their first-ever state gymnastics meet, the Estelline-Hendricks Red­hawks placed third in the team competition held Friday, Feb. 8 at the Swif­tel Center in Brookings, South Dakota. The Red­hawks qualified second in Region 1 to advance to the state competition.
Deuel repeated as the Class A Champions and Watertown captured the AA crown over runner-up Mitchell. Parkston-Ethan-Hanson was the Class A runner-up, beating the Redhawks 132.95 to 132.825, giving them the victory by 0.125. Madison finished fourth (131.95) followed by Milbank (130.6), West Central-Montrose (128.75), Wag­ner-Bon Homme (128.35), Vermillion (125.925) and Hot Springs (122.425).

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Final RTR informational meeting held

February 14, 2019

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Another weather system postponed last Wednesday’s scheduled infomational meeting until Saturday afternoon. Above: RTR Superintendent Dave Marlette fielded questions on the up¬coming election and the proposed building project. Below: Rod Schulze of rural Holland spoke about a mass mailing he had sent to residents of the district, questioning the transparency and financial impact of the project, while admitting something needs to be done.

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Six in a row for RTR

February 6, 2019

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RTR One-Act students are pictured with their first place Section 3A trophy after Saturday’s win. From left to right in front are Seth Davis, Sara Peterson, Garret Riesdorfer, Graham Petersen, Emily Kern, Emma Gunnare and Andrea Escher; in the middle row are Amber Bakker, Chloe Carlson, Rion Moat, Julia Nilles, Jake Johnson, Kiley Griesse and Caleb Witte; and in back are Asst. Director Erick Harper, Cari Baune, Luke Johnson, Alex Duus, Brooke Burns, Dajza Gilmore, Madison Witte and Director Neil Witte.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
For the sixth straight year, the RTR entry in the one-act play competition will be headed to state competition this week after another first place finish in Redwood Falls on Saturday. Director Neil Witte’s students beat out seven other schools to earn yet another trip to St. Paul.
Saturday’s placings were as follows:
1. Russell-Tyler-Ruthton
2. Redwood Valley
3. Pipestone
4. Morris Area
5. Renville County West
6. Chokio-Alberta
(tie) 7. BOLD/BLHS
(tie) 7. Yellow Medicine East

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Redhawk gymnasts advance to State

February 6, 2019

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Brynn Peterson of Ruthton performs her floor routine at the Region 1 Gymnastics Meet. Peterson set a personal record in the event, scoring an 8.3, which earned her a trip to the South Dakota State Gymnastics Meet.

By Redhawks
Sportswriters

The Estelline-Hendricks Gymnastics Team finished second in the Region 1 Gymnastics Meet held in Britton, South Dakota on Jan. 31. The Redhawks scored 136.5 to earn a trip to the State Tournament, which will be held in Brookings, South Dakota, Feb. 8-9 at the Swiftel Center.
Deuel claimed the meet title (144.35), followed by Estelline-Hendricks and Madison (135.95) to earn the automatic trips to State…

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Injunction against RTR district dropped

February 6, 2019

The temporary injunction filed against the RTR School District has been dropped. The follow­ing statement has been issued by RTR Superintendent David Marlette:

RTR SUPT. STATEMENT ON LAWSUIT PROCEEDINGS:

As the community is already aware, the School District was served with a summons and complaint in a declaratory judg­ment action on Jan. 17, 2019. The plaintiffs in that action sought a temporary injunction to prevent the School District from con­ducting the upcoming special election from taking place. The School District opposed the mo­tion, and a hearing was sched­uled for Feb. 6, 2019…

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