Knights bow out with 14-3 loss to LQPV Eagles

June 7, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

 
The RTR baseball boys saw their successful season come to a quick end as they would fall to the LQPV Eagles last Thursday in Yankee Stadium. No, it was not the Yankee Stadium we think of when we think of pro baseball. This ball park was in Milroy where the Milroy Yankees play their games. We do have to realize that many of these Knights have played in some special places this school year.
The Eagles started the scoring in their first inning by scoring four runs. Jared Baartman, the Knights pitcher, had trouble finding home plate in this inning as three consecutive walks all scored.

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Season ends for RTR tracksters at Section 3A meet

June 7, 2018

By Mark Wilmes
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The Russell-Tyler-Ruthton track teams competed in seven boys’ events and three girls’ events at last Thursday’s Section 3A Track and Field Championships at Montevideo High School. The top two finishers in each event advance to state as well as any performance that surpasses or exceeds the established standard for each event.

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Knights move on with 7-2 win over Adrian Dragons

June 7, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

 
The RTR baseball squad won an elimination game last Tuesday in Windom against the Adrian Dragons to continue their run in the Section 3A baseball postseason. The two teams enjoyed a very pleasant 82 degree temperature with bugs.
The Dragons put three hits together in the first inning to grab an early lead, but the Knights quickly tied the game in their half of the inning.

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Royals hit tough stretch

June 7, 2018

By Mark Wilmes
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The Ruthton Royals have gone 0-4 over the past cou­ple of weeks in amateur baseball.
On May 25, the Royals dropped a 4-3 decision to Pipestone in Ruthton. Pip­estone rallied for two in the top of the 9th to seal the win. Chris Dougherty took the complete game loss, giving up four runs on 11 hits while striking out seven. Tylan Gylling was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI. Dougherty, Eric Wiering, and Walker Kor each had hits in the game, going 1-for-4.

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RTR 11U advances to state

June 7, 2018

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The RTR 11U baseball team qualified for the state tournament over the weekend. The Knights defeated Windom 6-1, Willmar 20-13, Marshall 12-2 and Redwood Falls 8-2. The team will compete in the state tournament in Mankato at the end of July. Pictured left to right in front are Shawn Griesse, Drew Chandler, Eli Determan, Issac Dagel, Jase Wieme and Tyler Wichmann. In the middle row are Brooks Hess, Kason Dybdahl, Josh Kraft, Dakota Cowell and Seth Cowell; and in back are Coaches Trent Griesse, Brent Dagel and Dave Kraft.

Pushing her limits

May 31, 2018

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Vinson competing in the Ironman competition to raise money for World Vision.

By Mark Wilmes
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Over the years, Russell-Tyler-Ruthton alumnus Tina (Ken­neke) Vinson has slowly built up to what will be a very big day later this year. The 2008 gradu­ate will be competing with Team World Vision in the 2018 Iron­man Wisconsin competition on Sept. 9 in Madison, Wisconsin. In the process of challenging herself physically over the next few months, she will also be raising money for World Vision, a company that provides clean water to drought-stricken areas of the world.
The competition is not for the faint of heart…

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Knights split two games to open section play in baseball

May 31, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Baseball Knights traveled to Min­neota last Saturday to battle in the first round of section play in baseball. The Knights knocked off the Edgerton-SWC team in the first game, 6-5. The Knights then lost a five-inning game to the host team, those Minneota Vi­kings, by a score of 10-0.

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Lady Knights fall to Adrian 13-11 to finish season 10-9

May 31, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Lady Knights saw their softball season come to a sad end as they would lose to the Adrian Dragons 13-11 last Tues­day in Edgerton. The Knights were the number four seed while the Drag­ons were seeded number five.
After the Dragons opened their half of the first inning with two runs the Knights would strike back with three runs. Mor­gan Johnson started things with a base knock. Kylea Baartman bounced one over the right-field fence for a ground-rule double. Makenzie Buchert walked to load the bases. Rhaegyn Petersen would split the gap in right-center for a double and three RBIs.

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RTR competes at track subsections in Luverne

May 31, 2018

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Cade Jorgensen placed third in the Triple Jump in Luverne last week to advance to this week’s Section 3A finals in Montevideo.

By Mark Wilmes
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The Russell-Tyler-Ruth­ton track teams traveled to Luverne on May 24 to compete in the 3A Sub­section Southwest meet. The boys and girls placed sixth and seventh, respec­tively in team scores. The Knights boys qualified for this week’s Section 3A championships on June 1 in Pipestone in 10 events. The top four in each event advance to the next round, plus the top performers of the rest of the field.

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JO volleyball

May 31, 2018

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Above: RTR JO Volleyball had two 3rd grade teams that played in the Lakeview league this spring. Pictured left to right in front are Sofia Althoff, Faith Determan, Makenna Hesse, Dru Ellefson, Taylin Thooft, Ellie Dybdahl and Jada Beck. In back are Amira Mahik, Kamryn Dybdahl, Kynsi Vanderplaats, Payton Johansen, Paisley Thooft, Brynn Borresen, Bailey Thomas, Sara Thooft and Sara Dwire. Not pictured are Sydney DeVries and Izabelle Thomas. The teams were coached by Rochelle Borresen and Candice Vanderplaats. Below: The RTR 5th grade JO Volleyball team recently finished their season playing in the NCR league with an 11-1 record. Coaches for the team were RTR seniors Chloe Hess and Tina Haroldson. Pictured from left to right are Maryann Pagel, Brooke Sanderson, Elena Brandt, Brianna Pattison, Autumn LaBrune, Dilyn Werkman and Adalia Matzner. Not pictured is Brooke Thomas.

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