Post-season awards for RTR volleyball teams

November 16, 2017

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RTR Knights senior volleyball players at Sunday evening’s awards banquet, from left to right, are Makenzie Buchert, Lexi Wendland, Maddie Ekema, Tina Haroldson, Morgan Johnson, Chloe Hess and Mya Christensen

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The 2017 RTR volley­ball awards banquet was held Sunday evening in the cafeteria at RTR High School. C-team Coach Ken­zie Goodmund presented the following awards to her team:
MVP: Skylar Borresen and Allie Christianson
Most Improved: Lexi Schreurs
Best Offensive Player: Allie Christianson

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Christensen and Haroldson make all-conference volleyball

November 16, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Camden Conference all-conference teams have been announced and two Lady Knights were named to the squads. Mya Chris­tensen was named to the first team while Tina Har­oldson was named to the honorable mention team.
Mya Christensen was the setter for the team and had over 1,000 set assists in her high school career. She was also one of the players who was looked up to by the younger members of the team.

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Wendland signs with DCTC

November 16, 2017

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Lexi Wendland signed a Letter of Intent to play volleyball for the Blue Knights of Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount on Sunday evening. Wendland is pictured with Head Coach Daynica Brown and parents Jenni and Jerry Wendland.

Football Knights advance to State

November 9, 2017

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The RTR football team, coaches, student managers and statisticians are pictured with the Section 2A trophy after Thursday’s win over Red Rock Central.-Photo courtesy of Brennan Rupp

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

 
It was the game for the right to advance to state competition last Thursday at SMSU. The opponent for the RTR Knights was the number one seed in Section 2 and also unbeaten RRC Falcons. The Knights were the second seed in the section. The Knights would hang on to a six-point lead to send many happy RTR players, coaches and fans home, looking forward to another game this Friday.
Head Coach Josh Fredrickson, a RRC graduate, was absolutely elated with his team’s win. “Our defense was huge. I can’t say enough about these guys. Play after play they stepped up. They battled through adversity. It was all heart. We knew defense was going to be a big part of this thing and it was. I really can’t describe my feelings right now. I love every one of these guys.”

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Lady Knights fall against number two Canby, 3-0

November 9, 2017

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Chloe Hess makes a play at the net against Canby during last week’s playoff loss to the Lancers.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

It was not the type of performance the RTR Lady Knights, coaches or fans expected last Tuesday at SMSU in Marshall. The Lady Knights would be playing the Canby Lancers for the right to play for the north half of the section cham­pionship. However, the Lancers had the better per­formance on this night as the sweep by the Lancers moved them to the cham­pionship game against the Minnesota Vikings. The scores were 25-21, 25-18 and 25-16.
Coach Brown had these thoughts on the tough night. “We fought to the bit­ter end. Yes, we just didn’t play the way we have been playing the last two weeks. We were tentative and the timing was off. Maybe we were just too excited about the situation.”

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RTR volleyball fans supported the Knights in full Halloween getup last Tuesday at SMSU.

On to the state tournament

November 9, 2017

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The RTR offensive line opened up a big hole for Corbyn Sitzmann during the Section 2A championship game at SMSU. RTR advances to face Mountain Lake Area on Friday at New Ulm High School at 5:00 p.m. Presale tickets are available until noon Friday at the RTR district office.

Football Knights advance to second round with win over Wolverines

November 2, 2017

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RTR’s Corbyn Sitzmann saw nothing but green ahead of him as he broke off a long run against the MACCRAY defense.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

For the first time in a long time the RTR football Knights will play a second-round playoff game in football. The Knights ad­vanced to play BLHS this past Saturday by beating the MACCRAY Wolverines by a score of 60-0.
Coach Fredrickson was pleased with his teams’ play. “We came out ready to play. The boys were ready for this one. We had guys step up. We finished drives, unlike the last time when we played them. We left points on the field then.

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Pictured left to right are RTR Football statisticians Morgan Johnson (who threatened the photographer to get this photo in the paper), Paige Buchert, Ashley Owen and Courtney Snyder at last Tuesday’s game.

Knights move on with impressive win over BLHS 48-10

November 2, 2017

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Knight quarterback Carter Hansen and receiver Jonah Johnson hook up on a pass early in Saturday’s Section 2A playoff win over the Mustangs.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The weather was perfect for a late October football game in Tyler. The crowd was in great spirits for the second round matchup between the RTR football Knights and the Buffalo- Lake-Hector-Stewart Mus­tangs. The teams were seeded second and third, respectively in the section. The Knights were not to be denied in this one as they would score the first four times they had the ball in the first half to cruise to a rather convincing 48-10 final. The win moves the team to the section final on Thursday against the number one seed, the RCC Falcons.

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Lady Knights pull upset over MACCRAY by 3-1 score

November 2, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The volleyball Knights traveled to Clara City last Friday to battle the Wol­verines of MACCRAY in a quarter-final round of vol­leyball. The Wolverines were seeded third while the Knights had the sixth seed. The Lady Knights would lose the first set, but would shine the next three sets to move on in Section 1A North play. The scores were 18-25, 25-23, 25-23 and 25-20.
The first set saw the Knights tentative in their play. They would have only one kill while getting 10 points. The Wolverines made some hitting errors to give the Knights some points…

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Knights end regular season on a high note as they defeat HBC

October 27, 2017

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Parents and seniors were honored before last Wednesday’s home football game.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The weather was once again excellent for an­other Knight football vic­tory last Wednesday. The team used a combination of running and passing for the win. The rushing yard­age totaled 168 yards for the game while the pass­ing yardage was about 160 yards. The Knights scored three TDs in each half of action. The Patriots scored a varsity TD in each half and added on a final score with their second unit late in the game.
The first score of the game came on the second possession for the Knights…

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Jonah Johnson hauls in a big gain on a Cooper Hansen pass in the first quarter of last week’s win over Hills-Beaver Creek.