RTR defeats Blackjacks 74-72

January 16, 2019

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Cooper Hansen with Coach Ted Kern after he scored his 1,000th career point last week in Dawson.

Cooper Hansen reaches 1,000 points

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Knights and the Dawson-Boyd Black­jacks played one enter­taining game last Tuesday in Dawson. The Knights, coming from behind, won the Camden Conference matchup by a score of 74- 72. Cooper Hansen had a major part in the victory, scoring 28 points in the contest, including the first seven points that allowed him to reach the magical 1,000-point club for his high school career.
The game started with both teams red hot as it looked like the teams were trying to score at least 100 points for the game. The score after nine minutes of play was 23-21 for the Knights as Carter Hansen had 10 points and Payton Hess had six points on two bombs…

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Lady Knights gain 54 to 46 victory over Blackjacks

January 16, 2019

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Shawna Thomsen puts up a shot in the lane against Dawson-Boyd.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The girls of RTR saw their overall record rise to 6-5 and their conference mark go to 5-2 as they would defeat the Dawson- Boyd Blackjacks last Tues­day. Because of the low number out for the sport for the Jacks, the varsity game was the only action on the RTR court on this night.
Both teams had trou­ble finding the bottom of the net in the first half as the score at intermission was 20-17 for the Lady Knights…

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Middle school basketball team play some hoops in 2019

January 16, 2019

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Rylee Serreyn, attempting a free throw in a middle school game against Canby.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The middle school girls continued their fine sea­son as they played the Canby Lancer girls last Thursday in Russell. Ash­lynn Wabeke, former RTR sharpshooting 3-point shooter, is the seventh grade coach and Steve Hesse is managing the eight grade squad. Both of these squads looked un­der complete control with their play against Canby.
The seventh grade won their game by a score of 36-16 after having an ad­vantage of 20-10 at inter­mission…
The middle school boys continued their fine play with both the seventh and eighth grades win­ning their games over the Pipestone Area Arrows last Monday. The seventh grade won their game by a score of 33-25 while the eighth grade won by a score of 44-27…

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Redhawk gymnasts soar

January 16, 2019

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Brynn Peterson competes on the balance beam for the Redhawk Gymnastics Team in their victory over the Marshall Tigers. Peterson was the JV All-Around Champion with a personal best 29.35. She also won the uneven bars (6.95), floor exercise (7.8), and was second on the balance beam with a score of 6.8.

By Redhawks
Sportswriters

The Redhawk Gym­nastics Team reached new heights in their win against Marshall on Jan. 11. The Redhawks put to­gether a season-high score of 138.65 to defeat the Ti­gers (131.5).
The night started out with a school record for the Redhawks on the vault. The gymnasts tal­lied 35.95 surpassing the previous school record by one tenth of a point…

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RTR teams roll over Coyotes and Raiders

January 16, 2019

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR girls and boys entertained the Heron Lake-Okabena-Fulda Coy­otes and the Fulda Raiders, respectively, last Saturday at SMSU. The Lady Knights defeated their opposition by a score of 81-28 while the Knight boys won their game by a score of 76-47.
The Lady Knights scored 34 points the first nine minutes of play as nine dif­ferent girls scored points…

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KC Council free throw championships sees 12 winners

January 16, 2019

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Knights of Columbus Free Throw Shooting Contest winners— from left to right in front are Lane Wichmann, Kyah Christianson, Ramsey Carr, Makayla Hesse, Tyler Wichmann and Cassandra Reese; in back are Blake Christianson, Avely Schreurs, Aiden Wichmann, Ally Nelson, Hayden Gravely and Lexi Schreurs.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The council division of the Knights of Columbus held their first round of free throw shooting in Russell last Friday. There were 42 girls and boys total ranging in age from nine years old to 14 years old. All of the shooters shot 15 consecutive free throws in this round of competition.
Kyah Christianson made nine free throws to win the bracket for the nine-year-old girls. Ellie Dyb­dahl made five tosses to finish second. Lane Wich­mann was the only boy in the division for the boys of age nine. He would sink four free throws to move on in this age group.

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RTR basketball teams sweep CMCS with nice crowd watching

January 10, 2019

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Jack Kerr saves the ball from going out of bounds during Friday’s win over Central Minnesota Christian.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR girls and boys both used tough defense last Friday in Tyler to beat the CMCS Bluejays. The RTR girls won their game by a score of 65-45 while the Knight boys used a strong second half to win their game by a score of 60-46.
The Muenchow sisters, Maddy and Haley, led the RTR girls to a quick start as they would combine for eight points as the team led by a score of 17-6. Kal­leigh Carr would then hit a bomb to make the score 20-9. The score at the nine-minute mark of the first half was 20-13…
The Knight boys saw the Bluejays with the early lead as 3-pointers by the visitors got them ahead early. Finally, 3-point plays by both Cooper and Cart­er Hansen plus a bomb by Payton Hess put the Knights on top by a score of 17-10. Carter Hansen would record two more baskets as the team had an advantage of six points at the halfway mark of the first half…

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Brooke Thomsen drains a free throw during last week’s win over CMCS.

Gymnasts defeat Redwood Valley, Luverne in triangular

January 10, 2019

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Gabbie Wieme performs on the floor exercise at a triangular meet against Luverne and Redwood Valley on Jan. 4.

By Redhawks
Sportswriters

The Redhawk Gymnas­tics Team came up with a win on Jan. 4 in a triangu­lar against host Luverne and Redwood Area. The Redhawks scored 132.175 for the victory. Redwood was second with a score of 128.7 and Luverne’s 119.975 put them in third place.
“All of our practices were cancelled over break, due to weather, so I’m super thrilled with what we ac­complished tonight,” said Coach Sherri Johnson. “We had a lot of little things that we did well and a lot of our girls posted personal bests or competed new skills so it was a fun night!”

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KC Council free throw shooting is coming soon to Russell

January 10, 2019

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The 2019 Knights of Co­lumbus Council free throw shooting will be held in Russell on Friday, Jan. 11. The time of the event will be 10 a.m.
All girls and boys who are 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 years old may par­ticipate. There are 12 age brackets in all, six for each gender. The age bracket a shooter shoots is deter­mined by his or her age on Jan. 1. In other words, if a shooter turns 13 on Jan. 7, that person will shoot in the age bracket for 12- year-olds.

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Lady Knights open 2019 with thriller in Slayton

January 10, 2019

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR girls traveled to Slayton last Thursday to play the MCC Rebels in non-conference basketball action. In a game that went to the wire the home team Rebels came away with a thrilling 71 to 69 win.
The Lady Knights start­ed the game on a bas­ket by Kalleigh Carr plus two buckets from Brooke Thomsen to have a 6-0 lead. However, the Reb­els would score the next nine points to grab their first lead of the game. Carr would hit a 3-pointer and Haley Muenchow would get her first basket of the game to make the score 19-16 for the Knights at the halfway mark of the first half.

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