Baseball Knights suffer conference loss to MACCRAY

May 2, 2019

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Collin Johnson connects with a pitch during last week’s game against MACCRAY.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Camden Confer­ence game in Ruthton last Tuesday was all MACCRAY Wolverines as they would come away with solid 9-1 win. The Wolverines only had five hits in the game while the Knights could gather only two hits. How­ever, eight errors by the Knights didn’t help. Ten walks by RTR pitchers also went a long way for the runs for the Wolverines.

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Hendricks School declines offer to talk gymnastics

May 2, 2019

By Mark Wilmes
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RTR Athletic Director Dan Bettin said that Hen­dricks Public School has closed the door on any talks involving the pos­sible continued pairing of the two schools for the gymnastics program.
Bettin has been pursu­ing avenues to continue of­fering gymnastics to over a dozen RTR girls who have been in the program. The Hendricks School Board voted to no longer con­tinue to work with RTR in gymnastics at their March meeting. The two schools have paired in gymnas­tics over the past several years.

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Scenes from RTR junior high track meet with Elkton

May 2, 2019

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Kai Drake about to take a baton handoff from Jonah Christensen.

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Ellie Frahm competing in a relay race.

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Lady Knights total 34 hits and 37 runs in beating RCW

May 2, 2019

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The softball Knights traveled to Renville last Tuesday. The young team, minus any seniors on the squad, took it to the Jag­uars by scores of 19-1 and 18-7.
The first game actually was a close affair until the Lady Knights scored 11 runs in their half of the seventh inning. The Lady Knights totaled 22 hits in the first game with six dif­ferent players getting mul­tiple hits.

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Softball fundamentals taught in Ruthton

May 2, 2019

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Shane Bouman and Robert Petersen come to Ruthton recently to help young girls learn softball skills. Sixteen girls, 12 of them pitchers, came for the fielding and hitting portion of the camp. They ranged in age from 9 to 17 years. Bouman worked on different pitching fundamentals to help the girls understand the correct way of becoming a pitcher. The instructors worked with each girl through six different batting stations, teaching the girls how to have a solid batting stance and a strong swing. This is the second year they have come to support fastpitch in this area. Organizer Jenny Alderson said the instructors do a great job. “We will look forward to seeing them again next year.”

FCCLA awards banquet held

May 2, 2019

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The 2019-2020 RTR Junior Chapter officers named at last week’s banquet, pictured left to right, are President Kai Drake, Vice-President Morgan Tommeraasen, Secretary/Treasurer Ava Schoenfeld, Public Relations Officer Benjamin Guida, Historian Kelsi VanderPlaats, Officer At Large Joseph Dagel and Officer At Large Anthony Lovre.

By Mark Wilmes
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The RTR FCCLA chap­ter held its annual awards banquet last Wednesday evening at the high school cafeteria. The group an­nounced the new officers for the junior and senior chapters at the event. Awards were also handed out from the state FCCLA event held in early April. (Award winners were list­ed in the April 10 issue of the Tyler Tribute.)

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The 2019-2020 RTR Senior Chapter officers named at last week’s banquet, pictured left to right, are President Emma Althoff, 1st Vice-President Tiffany Kelley, Secretary/Treasurer Eryn Kraft, Vice-President of Public Relations Connor Kremin, Vice-President of Events and National Programs Jaden Borman, and Vice-President of Community Service Dawsen Bloom.

FFA members celebrate success at convention

May 2, 2019

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FFA members began the second day of the Minne­sota FFA Convention with contests, workshops and sessions at the Univer­sity of Minnesota (UMN). Nearly 4,000 members competed in Career De­velopment Events (CDEs) and attended leadership workshops on the UMN-St. Paul campus. Following the CDEs and workshops, members gathered at the 3M Arena at Mariucci in Minneapolis for the annual award ceremony.
To open the second gen­eral session, FFA members received greetings from Dr. Frances Homans, Uni­versity of Minnesota. She shared the importance of agricultural education and its upcoming develop­ments at the university…

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RTR to present “Mary Poppins”

May 2, 2019

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The RTR High School Drama Department will present “Mary Poppins” May 10-12 at the Lake Benton Opera House. Pictured from left are Rion Moat, Amber Bakker, Madison Witte, Graham Petersen, Angele Bastin, Luke Johnson, Alex Duus, Dajza Gilmore, Alexis Christensen, Emily Kern and Cari Baune rehearsing some dance steps from choreographer Emma Gunnare.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The RTR Drama Depart­ment will be presenting “Mary Poppins” at the Lake Benton Opera House on Friday, May 10 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 11 at 2:30 and 7 p.m. and Sun­day, May 12 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door.
The play is based on one of the most popu­lar Disney movies of all time…

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RTR students helping battle Type 1 diabetes by raising money

April 26, 2019

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Pictured left to right are Carrie Leddy, Caroline Baartman, Brian Baartman, Jina Baartman, Laken Baartman, Jared Baartman and Kylea Baartman.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
RTR freshman Abby Stanek was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2010, before her seventh birthday. RTR fourth grader Laken Baartman received her bad news this year—on Valentine’s Day. Abby has been through many of the twists and turns that Laken will be experiencing in the future, but both girls are doing their best to cope with the hand that life has dealt them and both are doing what they can to help find an end to the disease.

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RTR Middle School Spring Concert held last week

April 26, 2019

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The 6th grade band ensemble—Lydia Erb, Andrew Harper, Josh Kraft, Adalia Matzner, Brianna Pattison, Sean Griesse, Drew Chandler, Kyle Kallemeyn, Kaitlin Gleiss, Dakota Burke and Samantha Pries, directed by Lorilee Malecha, performed “Tom Dooley” in Russell on April 16.

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The 7th-8th grade boys group, under the direction of Lorilee Malecha, performed “Land of the Silver Birch.”

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