Carr named second team All-America

March 14, 2019

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Jada Carr was in the champion circle last week.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
RTR alum Jada Carr recently achieved second team All-America honors while competing last week at the 2019 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Pittsburg, Kansas. Second team All-America honors are for those finishing in 9th-12th place in their individual events. Carr wound up with an 11th place finish—just three places from a podium finish—in the long jump with a jump of 5.68 meters. Carr went into the competition as the 14th seed.
Carr, a 2014 RTR graduate, went as a member the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs Cougars team. She finds it all a bit surreal…

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Knights bow out in post-season with loss to Eagles

March 14, 2019

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Carter Hansen took the ball to the basket in the first half of Thursday’s playoff loss to Southwest Christian.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The game with the SWC Eagles was as advertised last Thursday in Wor­thington. All the so-called experts said the game would be a classic with the last minute of the game deciding the outcome. It was that and more. Jared Houswedell of the Knights would nail a 3-pointer with 30 seconds left in the game to make the score 68-67 for the Eagles. The Eagles would then close out the game in their favor by scoring the final four points of the game to ad­vance.
The game started with the Eagles in control early. The Knights had problems with their stellar defense early as the Eagle players seemed to find easy bas­kets close to the basket. Also, the Knights had some problems taking care of the ball in those early min­utes of the game…

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RTR fans created a Hawaiian vibe at Thursday’s game against Southwest Christian.

Three free-throw wizards win way to state KC contest

March 14, 2019

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From left: Aiden Wichmann, Hayden Gravley and Ally Nelson move on to state competition.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Knights of Colum­bus will hold their state free throw championships in St. Cloud later in March. The regional contest was just completed in Adrian for the winners in four different districts in the regional area. The local council of Tyler-Lake Ben­ton sent six individuals to the regional contest from the district. However, be­cause of conflicts, only four of these six participated at the regional level.
The winners from the Tyler-Lake Benton coun­cil who will participate at the state level are Ally Nel­son, Aiden Wichmann and Hayden Gravley…

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Coach Curt Buhl doesn’t let his disability get in the way of his passion

March 6, 2019

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Photo courtesy of Le Sueur County News
Coach Curt Buhl with his Cleveland C-squad basketball team.

Reprinted from the
Le Sueur County News

 
A minute before tip-off, Cleveland C-Squad basketball players tower around Curt Buhl for a few words of motivation.
After a series of fist bumps, the starters take the floor, and Buhl, using the joystick on his wheelchair, negotiates to a spot alongside the rest of the team. For the next hour or so, he guides the young Clippers as they make their way on and off the bench and up and down the court…

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Knights are moving on as stiff defense propels them to win

March 6, 2019

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Knights of RTR play defense like it is supposed to be played. Once again in a matchup between the number four and five seeds in the south portion of the section, the game was sup­posed to be a tight one. However, the Knights came to play and the defense stood out early in this one. At the 11-minute mark of the first half the score was 21-7 for the Knights and it didn’t get much better for the HBC Patriots.
Cooper Hansen scored eight points during the first nine minutes of play while brother Carter and Jack Kerr added six points each as the score after these minutes of play was now 25-7…

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RTR Knights top Independent leaderboard in several areas

March 6, 2019

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Marshall Indepen­dent has released the lea­derboard for the 2018-19 boy’s basketball season. There are seven statistical areas listed for the 11 dif­ferent teams whose play­ers worked to be listed in a area this year.
Cooper Hansen of the RTR Knights was the sec­ond leading scorer in the area with a ppg of 20.6. Brother Carter was the fifth best scorer in the area with a ppg of 18.2. Thomas Hennen of the Minneota Vikings was the top area scorer with an average of 25 points per game…

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The champs!

March 6, 2019

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The RTR 7th grade grade boys basketball team beat Minneota, Canby, and YME to sweep the YME tournament on Sunday, March 3 in Granite Falls. Pictured left to right in front are Blake Christianson, Kai Drake, Isaac Norgaard, Isaac Dagel, Aidan Johnson, Ben Guida and Coach Tony Dybdahl; in back are Coach Trent Griesse, Carson Gylling, Abe Gunnare and Drew Werkman. Not pictured is Kyle Thooft.

RTR graduate leads top-rated Cougars

February 27, 2019

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Head Coach Taylor Possail (far right) of the Columbia Cougars basketball team.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Taylor Possail picked up his love of basketball on the RTR basketball court, back when he had the good fortune to play for “some really good basketball teams” in the mid-2000s playing for the Knights. Not even Possail, however, could possibly have predicted he would be the head coach of the Number 1 NAIA women’s basketball team in the country just 12 years later. Possail has led his Columbia (Missouri) College Cougars to its first-ever number one ranking in the history of the school, after a recent coaches’ poll put them in the top slot.

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Knights end losing streak with conference win over Sting

February 27, 2019

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Knight boys trav­eled to Granite Falls last Monday to play the YME Sting in a Camden Confer­ence tilt. The Sting, a week earlier, had knocked off the Minneota Vikings. This game was not that close from the beginning. The Knights would cruise to a rather convincing 66-34 victory.
The game started with the Knights roaring to a quick 9-0 advantage as Cooper Hansen, Brett Kel­ley and Jared Hauswedell hit consecutive 3-pointers. Cooper would add another bomb to his 10-point total in the first nine minutes of play as the score read 24-6…

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Lady Knights fall in first round of postseason to Rabbits

February 27, 2019

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Lady Knights went into the first round of postseason play this year with a very tall task ahead of them. Their opponents, the Wabasso Rabbits, had experience, size and quick­ness on their side as the two teams met. The Rab­bits had a great season, posting a record of 19-3 and a perfect 14-0 in Tom­ahawk Conference play.
Because of the weather later in the day the game was played at 10 a.m. at LQPV on Saturday. The game went about the way most basketball observ­ers thought it might. The Rabbits, after a slow start, used their skills to their advantage to post a rather easy victory by a score of 72-31.

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