Hess, Gravley and Wichmann make Marshall Independent baseball all-area list

July 11, 2019

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Marshall Indepen­dent has made their an­nouncement of its all-area baseball squad for the 2019 spring season. Payton Hess of the RTR Baseball Knights made the first team, while Hayden Gravley made the second team. Cody Wich­mann of the Knights made the honorable mention list. There were nine players on both the first and sec­ond teams and five play­ers making the honorable mention squad.

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Inaugural Legion baseball season a success

July 11, 2019

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Pictured left to right in front are Brayden Appel, Jack Christianson, Corbyn Sitzmann, Sam Nibbe, Isaac Dagel and Cody Wichmann; in back are Payton Hess, Kyle Fischer, Logan Lamote, Hayden Gravley and Aiden Wichmann. Not pictured is Dalton Muecke. American Legion members standing are Gary Lindahl (Post 506), Dennis Petersen Post 506), Leon Mortland (Post 506), Larry Myers (Post 185), Loren Wood (Post 460), Norman Fuhrman (Post 506), and Steve Schulte (Post 506).

By Mark Wilmes
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The RTR Junior American Legion Baseball teams used a classic baseball pose for a special team photo prior to their home opener against Tracy earlier this summer. Legion members from Russell Post 460, Tyler Post 185 and Ruthton Post 506 formed a Color Guard squad that were on hand for the event. Tyler Post Commander Duane Blake said the three posts are jointly sponsoring the current Junior American Legion baseball team.

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Royals drop a pair

July 11, 2019

By Mark Wilmes
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The Ruthton Royals traveled to Luverne last Wednesday to face the Redbirds in Gopher base­ball action. Ruthton came out on the short end of a 14-3 score. Brandon Verly took the loss for the Royals. Eric Wiering was 2-for-4 at the plate with one RBI. Colin O’Rourke went 1-for-2 with a pair of runs batted in.

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Royals drop three

July 3, 2019

By Mark Wilmes
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The Ruthton Royals suf­fered three losses over the past week in amateur baseball action. The local nine traveled to Adrian on Friday, losing 11-2 to the A’s. Brandon Verly was tagged with the loss, giving up four runs on only four hits over five innings. Dain LaRock went 3-for-5 at the plate. Colin O’Rourke was 2-for-4, with Ryan Bridge­water and Eric Wiering each driving in one of the Royals two runs.

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RTR’s academic all-stars

June 28, 2019

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RTR’s Academic All-State golfers, pictured left to right in front, are Rylie Hess, Shae O’Leary, Skylar Borresen and Allie Christianson; in back are Cooper Hansen, Camden Hansen, Jack Kerr and Carter Hansen. Not pictured is Chase Christensen.

Baartman named to Marshall Independent softball first team

June 28, 2019

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

Kylea Baartman of the RTR Lady Knights was named to the first team of the area Marshall Indepen­dent softball players. There were nine area girls named to the first team and also nine players named to the second team. There were five girls named to hon­orable mention. Madison Burns of the Lady Knights was one of these girls.

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Camden Conference teams announced for softball and baseball

June 28, 2019

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Camden conference has announced its all-conference squads for the 2019 spring seasons for softball and baseball. The RTR softball Lady Knights and the baseball Knights each had two players make the all-conference team and one player make the honorable mention list.
Pitcher Kylea Baartman and shortstop Rhaegyn Pe­tersen of the Lady Knights made the list. Both of these girls were very instrumen­tal in leading the young team to their first ever post-season win. Madison Burns, a seventh grader, was named to the honor­able mention list from the Lady Knights. Sydney Larson of the Minneota Vikings was named MVP while Heidi Boerboom of the Vikings was the coach of the year.

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Wildcats end their season with a win against Mitchell

June 28, 2019

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The Wildcats finished the regular season with a win at home this past weekend.

Wildcat Sports
By Michael Tiedeman

The Buffalo Ridge Wild­cats ended their regular season with a victory over the Dakota Bulldogs Sat­urday in Lake Benton by a score of 48-0. The Wild­cats are currently in third place in the Western Divi­sion with a 5-3 record. The Dakota Bulldogs traveled from Mitchell, South Da­kota shorthanded, as only 13 players made the trip. The Bulldogs’ record is now 0-7.

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Wildcats record falls to 4-3

June 28, 2019

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Mike Tiedeman

The Buffalo Ridge Wild­cats fell to the undefeated Watertown Rebels by a score of 33-19 in Lake Ben­ton Saturday night. The Wildcats lost earlier in the season to the Rebels, who are now 7-0. The Wildcats also lost last weekend to the Crusaders, 26-24, to give them a 4-win, 3-loss season so far as they head into their last game of the regular season. The Wild­cats are currently in third place in the Western Con­ference.

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Royals will play two on Sunday

June 28, 2019

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The Ruthton Royals traveled to Pipestone on Friday, dropping a 4-1 de­cision in Gopher baseball action. The Royals strug­gled defensively, saddling starting pitcher Brent Wi­ering with four unearned runs in taking the loss.

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