Lady Knights lose to very good Panther squad, 74-43

December 21, 2017

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Mya Christensen works the ball up the court against TMB during last week’s game against the Panthers.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Lady Knights ran into a buzzsaw last Tues­day in Tyler as the TMB Panthers used full court pressure to put a hurting on the Knights. The Pan­thers would race to a quick 12-0 advantage during the first four minutes of play. The score became 17-0 be­fore the Knights put a posi­tive number on the board. The Lady Knights did go on a 12-6 run to narrow their deficit to single digits, but another run of 10 points by the Panthers made the score 33-14. The visitors from Tracy led at the half 50-25.

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Gymnasts post season high score at Milbank Saturday

December 21, 2017

By Grizzly Sportswriters

The Hendricks-RTR Griz­zlies traveled to Milbank on Dec. 16 to take part in the annual Lewis Family Drug Gymnastics Invitational. The Grizzlies finished second behind the Deuel Cardinals posting a sea­son high score of 136.55. Other teams participating were Milbank (128.15), Wagner-Bon Homme (120.3), Sisseton (116.7), Morris Area (113.35) and Britton-Hecla (113.3). “Deuel is going to be tough to beat this season and are on track to win the South Dakota State Meet in Class A,” said Coach Sherri John­son.

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Knights survive Lakers with 71-69 Camden Conference win

December 21, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR boys had their hands full last Tuesday in Cottonwood. The home­town Lakeview Lakers had some large individu­als playing the game of basketball against the smaller Knights. The Lak­ers used that size to pre­vent some easy baskets and also to help them with the RTR press. The game was one exciting af­fair as there were 13 lead changes in the game, eight of them occurring in the second half. In the end, the Knights were able to hold off the Lakers in a rather important confer­ence win.
Both teams scored 14 points the first nine min­utes of play, even though the visiting Knights had a five-point lead when the score was 10-5…

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Grizzlies top defending State Champs Madison Bulldogs

December 21, 2017

By Grizzly Sportswriters

The Hendricks-RTR Gymnastics Team hosted the season opener in The Barn on Dec. 11, defeat­ing the Madison Bulldogs 133.525 to 130.2. Madi­son is the defending State Champion in South Dakota winning the past four state titles and have accumu­lated 20 in the program’s history.
Sophie Johnson was the Grizzlies’ top finisher on the vault, taking second place (8.825)…

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Gymnasts split on the road

December 21, 2017

By Grizzly Sportswriters

The Hendricks-RTR Gymnastics Team traveled to Milbank on Dec. 5 to take on the Bulldogs. The Grizzlies defeated Milbank 133.551 to 126.4. to re­cord their first win of the season. On Dec. 7, the Griz­zlies headed north once again to take on the Deuel Cardinals. Deuel defeated Hendricks-RTR 139.5 to 134.35.
Coach Sherri Johnson was happy with her team’s efforts…

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Independent announces all-area football squads

December 21, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Marshall Indepen­dent has named its All-Ar­ea football squads for the 2017 season. There are 11 players on the first, second and honorable mention teams.
The RTR football team placed four of its members on the 33-man squad. Wes­tin Kirk and Jonah Johnson were named to the first team while Jake Fischer and Carter Hansen were named to the honorable mention team…

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Making spirits bright

December 14, 2017

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RTR second grade students gave an animated performance of “Reindeer Rock” at the matinee presentation of the elementary Christmas program Thursday. The students performed the program again in the evening.

Knights roll to first conference win with 70-23 victory over Lancers

December 14, 2017

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Westin Kirk puts up a shot while surrounded by Lancers during Friday’s win over Canby.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The atmosphere for the first home game for the RTR Knights was electric last Friday. A big crowd was on hand, not only to see the Knights play their first home game, but prob­ably cheering for many of the players who had just completed a very success­ful football season.
The Knights gave the crowd everything they wanted to see. The team would race to a quick 12-0 start before the Canby Lancers would score…

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Lady Knights cruise to another win as Lancers fall 59-43

December 14, 2017

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Mya Christensen puts up a shot over a Canby defender during last week’s win over the Lancers.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR girls are hav­ing fun on the basketball floor as they won their third consecutive victory as they beat the Canby Lancers in conference basketball last Tuesday. Taking a seven-point lead into intermission with the score being 26-19, the team had an 11-point lead halfway through the second half. The lead bal­looned to 20 points when the score became 55-35 with four minutes left in the game.

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Head Coach Steve Krause directing the team during last week’s win against Canby.

Sting stops Lady Knights’ win streak with 80-72 win

December 14, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The YME Sting won a Camden Conference battle with the RTR Lady Knights last Thursday in Tyler, stopping the Knights’ three-game win­ning streak.
The Sting, returning all five starters from last year, had their problems in the first part of the game. The Lady Knights roared to a 10-point lead by scoring the first 10 points of the game. Jonni Biren would score the first five points on a 3-pointer and a bas­ket after a steal. A basket and two free throws by Mya Christensen plus a free throw by Tina Har­oldson were the other five points.

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