Lady Knights down Lady Panthers 51-35

January 10, 2018

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Jonni Biren works around Ellsworth’s Lizzie Chapa during Thursday’s game.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Ellsworth Panthers came to Tyler last Thurs­day to battle the Lady Knights in non-conference action. Both teams were like the weather, cold, es­pecially in the first three quarters of the game when it came to making baskets.
The first nine minutes saw the Panthers with a one-point lead. Mya Chris­tensen would give the Lady Knights a lead with a 3-point play to make the score 13-11…

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Let’s shoot some free throws, nine through 14-year-olds

January 10, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The annual Knights of Co­lumbus free throw shoot­ing contest will be held Jan. 19 at the Tyler gym. The shooting will start at 4 p.m. The varsity girls and boys will play MACCRAY in a doubleheader later in the evening.
Any girl or boy, ages nine through 14, may participate in the contest…

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Gymnasts defeat Cardinals

January 10, 2018

By Grizzly Sportswriters

The Hendricks-RTR Grizzly Gymnastics Team defeated the Luverne Car­dinals 134.85-120.45 at The Barn on Jan. 5.
“We probably had our best performances overall this season,” said Coach Sherri Johnson. “We post­ed our second best team score and know that we are capable of great things!”…

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RTR girls and boys use the brooms as they dust off the Bluejays

January 10, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The basketball troops of RTR traveled to Prins­burg last Friday in a dou­bleheader with the CMCS Bluejays. Both teams were highly successful as the RTR girls beat the Bluejays 55-44 while the RTR boys ran to their ninth straight win with a 58-27 victory over the home team.
The RTR girls had a close one with the Lady Bluejays during the first half. The score was tied at 11 at the middle of the first half with neither team making many shots…
The RTR boys used a rapid scoring burst to end the first half as they would rattle off seven quick points in 30 seconds to have a nice 17-point lead at the break when the score was 36 to 19…

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RTR Basketball squads sweep RCW on the road

January 10, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR girls and boys traveled to Renville to open the 2018 portion of their schedule in basket­ball. Both teams had suc­cess, as the girls beat the Jaguars 66-35 while the boys had their hands full, coming back from a deficit to beat the Jaguar boys by a score of 75 to 63…
The Lady Knights saw their overall record move to 5-7 with an away game against KMS on the 12th of January. On the 15th of January they will play Edg­erton at home.
The Knights, now 8-0 for the year, have three home games against KMS, Edger­ton and LQPV on the 12th, 15th and 16th of January.

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Lady Knights split two at SMSU

January 4, 2018

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MCC’s Alyssa Groves gets tangled up with the Knights’ No. 1 Brooke Thomsen and Jackie Dressen on a rebound attempt.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Lady Knights played two games at SMSU in Marshall over the Holi­day period. On Wednesday, Dec. 27, the Lady Knights ended their five-game los­ing streak with a 61-49 win over the Upsala Cardi­nals. On the morning com­mute on Thursday to play the MCC Rebels in a 10 a.m. game, the Rebels once again beat the Knights, 49- 43.
The Lady Knights jumped to a quick 17-2 ad­vantage in the first game of the week. Jackie Dres­sen had seven of the points while Jonni Biren added four points. At the nine-minute mark the score was 19-9…

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Gymnasts close out 2017 with victory against the Redmen

January 4, 2018

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Senior Maddie Ekema, pictured performing on the balance beam in their victory over Sisseton, South Dakota, scored a season-high 7.85, helping her team score 134.45 and post the victory.

By Grizzly Sportswriters

The Hendricks-RTR gym­nasts hosted Sisseton in a Christmas-themed match-up on Dec. 22, 2017.
The Grizzlies scored 134.45 to claim the win, bringing their dual record to 3-3 on the season. The Redmen scored 114.15 in their defeat.
Greta Johnson won the vault with a season high 8.925, followed by Cora Hofer (8.85) in second. So­phie Johnson and Maddie Ekema both scored 8.775 to tie for third…

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Grizzly gymnasts meet Brookings Bobcats at the Barn

January 4, 2018

By Grizzly Sportswriters

The Hendricks-RTR Gymnastics Team hosted the Brookings Bobcats on Dec. 18 in The Barn.
The Bobcats won the an­nual match-up, 135.825 to 130.25.
“After our first two events we were basically tied with Brookings,” said Coach Sherri Johnson. “Ka­tie Ekema fell in warm ups and didn’t know until af­ter the JV that she was unable to compete so we were down one gymnast…

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Knights roll to 65-27 win over TMB Panthers

December 28, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR boys traveled to Tracy last Tuesday to battle the Panthers in Camden Conference bas­ketball. Once again the team used their pressing full-court defense to cre­ate turnovers to jump to a huge lead before the Pan­thers could get their of­fense going.
Garrett Kern would hit a 3-pointer to make the score 26-4…

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Lady Knights fall to MCC Rebels

December 28, 2017

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Catherine Vogt puts up a shot around an MCC defender during last week’s game against the Rebels.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Lady Knights and the MCC Rebels bat­tled overtime in Tyler last Friday before the Rebels rode home with a 73 to 72 victory over the Lady Knights. It was a tense af­fair the last seven minutes of the game as there were eight ties in those last min­utes before a Rebel player sunk a free throw with about six seconds remain­ing for their win.

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