Track teams compete at Lakeview

May 17, 2018

By Mark Wilmes
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The RTR track teams traveled to Cottonwood on Thursday to compete in the Lakeview Varsity Invitational. Both teams garnered fourth place finishes.
The boys totaled 77 points, with Pipestone’s 184 taking first place. The girls scored 23 points, trailing Canby’s 172 in first place.

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Undermanned Knights split two games over weekend

May 17, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR baseball team was short three players over the last weekend as they would split two games with only nine players available. The team lost to those Minneota Vikings on Friday, 12-3, before beat­ing the RRC-WWG Falcons on Saturday by the score of 10-5.
In the game on Saturday, Hunter VanLerberghe did some nice pitching for four innings. He gave up only one run while allowing two hits and striking out six Falcon batters. Hunter was the winning pitcher…

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Minneota-Canby hand Lady Knights first losses of year

May 17, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Minneota-Canby softball team stopped the RTR softball team at Tyler last Monday in both ends of a doubleheader. It ended a six-game winning streak for the Lady Knights to start the season.
The game started okay for the Lady Knights as they scored the first run of the game in their half of the first inning. Cora Al­derson started the inning with a single and Morgan Johnson added another single…

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Knights get tripped up by CMC in baseball action, 10-5

May 17, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Central Minnesota Christian Bluejays stopped the RTR Knights in base­ball action last Monday in Ruthton. The game was not very good to the home team Knights as they would commit seven er­rors in the tough loss.
Neither team scored in the first three innings of the game…

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Lady Knights sweep Dawson-Boyd 3-2 and 15-9

May 17, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Lady Knights, who recently saw their six-game winning streak go out the window, got back on track in Dawson last Thursday by beating the Blackjacks in a double­header by scores of 3-2 and 15-9.
Kylea Baartman was the winning pitcher in the close first game. Kylea allowed the two runs on seven hits and seven strikeouts with zero walks…

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Golfers play nine at Minneota, Cottonwood

May 17, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The weather for a good game of golf was present last Monday in Minneota and Cottonwood as six teams started play in the morning hours of the day.
The golfers all played their first nine holes in Minneota, where the Hen­dricks girls and the Min­neota boys took home top honors with a 198 and a 173, respectively…

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Baseball Knights beat YME 12-11 in walk-off fashion

May 9, 2018

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Jake Fischer delivers a pitch during Friday’s baseball game against Yellow Medicine East.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The game Friday after­noon in Ruthton was not a thing of beauty, but it was very entertaining to the happy ending for the RTR Baseball Knights. A couple of RTR basketball play­ers might have done some positive things at the end of the game to bring home victory.
Jake Fischer started on the mound for the Knights and did not have his best control. He would walk three batters plus hit a YME Sting batter, which produced three early runs for the visitors.

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Lady Knights open season with sweep of MACCRAY

May 9, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Softball Lady Knights got their season finally off and running by beating the MACCRAY Wolverines in both games of a doubleheader last Tuesday. In the first game the Lady Knights were the home team. Makenzie Buchert drilled a two-out single to drive in the win­ning run in a 4-3 victory in the final inning.
The Knights outhit the Wolverines 12 to 7 in that first game. Buchert and Rhaegyn Petersen each had three hits while Maryn Johansen collected two hits. Buchert had two RBIs, the other RBI on a long home run.

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Royals pick up a win in home opener

May 9, 2018

By Mark Wilmes
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The Ruthton Royals am­ateur baseball team played their first league game of the year, playing host to Adrian. The Royals jumped to a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first which helped propel them to a 10-7 win.
The Royals were held scoreless over the next five innings, but three runs each in the seventh and eighth innings put them on top for good…

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Knights split a pair on Saturday

May 9, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Baseball Knights played two games this past Saturday in Ray­mond. The Knights beat the MAACRAY Wolverines in the first game 11-4 and lost the second encounter to TMB, 8-4.
The game with the Wol­verines was a very close one as the score after five innings of play was 2-1 for the Knights. Jake Fischer, who had doubled, scored the first RTR run on a single by Jared Baartman. Baartman walked in the third inning and scored the second run on an RBI by Cooper Hansen.

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