Youth/Guardian tournament

July 19, 2018

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Dozens of golfers of all ages participated in the free Youth/Guardian Golf Tournament on Sunday.

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Wildcats lose in the playoffs

July 19, 2018

Submitted by Michael Tiedeman

The Buffalo Ridge Wild­cats traveled more than five hours to Carlisle, Iowa to play the number one team from the east divi­sion, the undefeated Mid­west Rampage. The game was close at the end of the third quarter with a 28-20 score, but the Rampage pulled away to a 56-20 vic­tory, ending the Wildcats’ season.

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RTR 11U competes at tournaments

July 19, 2018

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The RTR Knights team took 4th place in the Worthington 11/12U tournament over the weekend. RTR opened with an 18-16 loss to Windom before coming back to defeat the Diamond Dogs of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A 17-7 win over Granite Falls put them in the 3rd/4th place game, where RTR fell to Worthington by a score of 8-5. Pictured top, left to right in front, are Tyler Wichmann, Kason Dybdahl, Drew Chandler, Isaac Dagel and Sean Griesse. In back are Trent Griesse, Josh Kraft, Brent Dagel, Seth Cowell, Dakota Cowell, Eli Determan, Jace Wieme and David Kraft. Above— The team placed 2nd in the Marshall 12U tournament earlier this month.

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Tony Tournament held in Lake Benton June 23-24

July 19, 2018

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The Tony Tournament was held at DeZeeuw Field in mid-June, where several area 10u, 12u, and 14u softball teams competed against each other.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Lake Benton played host to 10 area girls’ softball teams on June 23 and 24 during the Tony Tourna­ment. Jenny Alderson, the tournament’s director, re­ported that 22 teams to­tal competed against each other. The tournament is an annual event, taking place the fourth weekend of June every year.
Teams included 10u, 12u, and 14u girls from Pipestone, Hendricks and Luverne, all in Minnesota, and Dell Rapids, Baltic, Brookings, Sioux Falls, Madison, Garretson, and Flandreau, all in South Da­kota, playing some great ball. “This is the second year that we were at full max for teams,” Alderson stated.

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Royals close regular season

July 19, 2018

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The Ruthton Royals, from left to right in front, are Eric Wiering, Dain LaRock, Parker Wendland and Dan Paluch; in back are Tylan Gylling, Chris Dougherty, Shay Wabeke, Mitchell Biever, Walker Kor, Jared Baartman and Brent Wiering.

By Mark Wilmes
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The Ruthton Royals played the final three games of their 2018 regu­lar season over the week­end. On Saturday the Royals played the Tracy Engineers, losing a 3-1 decision. Chris Dougherty took the loss for the Roy­als, going eight innings and giving up three runs on 12 hits. He struck out four in the game. Tylan Gylling, Shay Wabeke and Dough­erty all went 2-for-4 at the plate, with Gylling driving in Ruthton’s only run…

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Tyler athlete helps bring home some hardware from Orlando

July 11, 2018

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Kalleigh Carr of Tyler holding the national championship trophy.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

A pair of Lincoln County volleyball players were among a 16-and-under volleyball team that found themselves the last team standing in a 183-team field, taking the AAU Junior National Volleyball Championship in Orlando, Florida. RTR’s Kalleigh Carr and Sophie Johnson of Hendricks played on a Southwest Minnesota Juniors volleyball team that also included players from Canby, Yellow Medicine East, Marshall, Murray County Central, Lakeview and Minneota.
The tournament opened on June 25 and went on for four grueling days, trimming 183 teams down to just one. The day began for the team each day at 6 a.m. in order to be ready to play an 8 a.m. game.

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Three baseball Knights make all-area Independent teams

July 11, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

 
The Marshall Independent has announced its all-area baseball teams for the spring season of 2018. There were nine players on both the first and second teams and five players named to the honorable mention list. There were 10 teams that were represented for all-area…
Hunter Vanlerberghe of the Knights was named to the first team. Hunter was the lead-off hitter for the Knights. He batted .452 for the season which was the fourth best among area players. He finished with 28 hits, 13 RBIs and 19 runs scored…

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Local gals’ Dell Rapids Ace Hardware softball team takes first in 18U tourney

July 11, 2018

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The Dell Rapids Ace Hardware 18U Softball Team won the 2018 SESFA league tournament. Members of the winning team, pictured left to right in front, are Bergan Weiland, Hannah Heiberger, Olivia Stelzer, Rhaegyn Petersen, Cassy Geraets, Sam Price and Elly Schultz; in back are Head Coach Jen Alderson, Assistant Coach Wayne Mortrude, Zoe Mortrude, Makayla Shriver, Cora Alderson, Hannah Sims, Sydney Johnson, Assistant Coach Jessica Schultz and Assistant Coach Jill Petersen.

The Dell Rapids Ace Hardware softball team placed first in the 2018 Sioux Empire Fastpitch Softball Association 18U league tournament. The nine-team tournament was held July 7-8 at Sher­man Park in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
In the first round, Ace Hardware defeated In­ferno 13-5…

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Royals play three games in three days

July 11, 2018

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Ruthton Royals pitcher Jared Baartman delivering a pitch during Saturday’s win over Tracy.

By Mark Wilmes
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The Ruthton Royals won one and lost two over the weekend in amateur baseball action. On Friday evening, the Royals lost to Adrian, 7-6. Ruthton held a 4-3 lead going into the bottom of the eighth, when the A’s snatched the lead. Brent Wiering started and left with no decision, giving up three runs (one earned) on eight hits while striking out four.

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All-state recognition for team

July 11, 2018

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Photo courtesy of George Ruhmann
The RTR Girls Golf Team received the 2018 Section Academic All-State Award given by the Minnesota State High School Golf Coaches Association. The girls were Section 3A champs and placed fourth in the entire state. Pictured left to right are Ainsley Novak, Rylie Hess, Allie Christianson and Skylar Borresen.