Baseball team suffers loss to MACCRAY in opener

April 20, 2017

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Jake Fischer makes some solid contact during the first inning of Thursday’s game against MACCRAY.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Baseball Team played host to the MAC­CRAY Wolverines at Ruth­ton last Thursday. The opening ceremony was held as the Minnesota Twins Community Fund awarded grant money to the baseball team. In the game itself the Wolverines, in the Knights’ opening game of the year, recorded an 8-2 win.
The Wolverines took ad­vantage of their first bat­ter getting hit by a pitch in both of the first two in­nings…

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RTR girls compete at Marshall

April 20, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR girls participat­ed in the annual Marshall Invitational last Tuesday at the Marshall Golf Club. The weather, after a nice little snow on Monday, was quite nice for the 10 teams participating.
The Marshall girls shot the best round of the day with a 353. All the teams played 18 holes of golf. Bold finished second with a score of 355. LQPV was the third place team with a 18-hole total of 367. The RTR girls finished in sixth place with a four-player total of 439.

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Bowling champs!

April 20, 2017

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Pictured is the 2017 league champion Thomsen Hardware bowling team. From left—Jason Nielsen, Shawn Nelson, Chad Drake, Bob Sichmeller, Tylan Gylling and Travis Borresen. Winner of the Highest Average award for 2016-17 was Nelson with an average score of 198. Nelson also had the highest series with a 725. Drake was recognized for the highest game with a 279.

Buffalo Ridge Wildcats gearing up for the 2017 season

April 20, 2017

The Buffalo Ridge Wild­cats are gearing up for the start of their 2017 season. The Wildcats are returning almost their entire offense from last season with the exception of two lineman who have retired. Their defense on the other hand are almost completely re­building after losing five of nine starters to retire­ment.
The Wildcats are looking forward to a host of new players to step up and fill these holes…

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Ruthton baseball field receives funds

April 20, 2017

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The Ruthton Baseball Club recently received $5,000 from the Minnesota Twins Community Fund’s Fields for Kids program to agri-lime and dugout upgrades. The field dedication took place before Thursday’s RTR/ MACCRAY baseball game. Pictured from left are Jake Fischer, Cameron Jorgensen, Athletic Director Daniel Bettin, School Board Chair Jeff Hansen, Ruthton Baseball Club President Brian Baartman, Head Coach Josh Fredrikson, Jared Baartman and Hunter Vanlerberge.

Field dedication at Knights home opener

April 13, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The Minnesota Twins Community Fund will be distributing grant money for rehabilitation of the baseball field in Ruthton through their Fields for Kids program…

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Lady Knights come up short in softball

April 13, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Lady Knights traveled to Minneota last Tuesday to play two against the Vikings. The Vikings would win both games of the doublehead­er as the scores were 14-0 and 5-2.
The first game was close until the Vikings scored 11 runs in their half of the fifth inning…

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Westin Kirk named to Marshall Independent’s first team in area

April 13, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

Westin Kirk, who led the RTR Knights to a 23-6 record in basketball this past season, was named to the Marshall Independent first team for his efforts. Westin was listed on six of the seven statistical cate­gories on the leaderboard for the 11 area teams in­cluded. He led the Knights in scoring with an average of 14.4 ppg. He had this to say about receiving the award, “It’s pretty awe­some. It’s hard to put into words. I owe alot to my teammates and coaches. I am looking forward to next year. We have our top six scorers coming back. It should be fun trying to go a bit further next year.”

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KC Free Throw shooters do well at state competition

April 13, 2017

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Winning shooters of the Knights of Columbus free throw competition in St. Cloud on April 1 are pictured above. From left to right are fourth place winner Mckinley Schreurs, second place winner Addisyn Serreyn, and sixth place winner Cody Wichmann.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Knights of Colum­bus state free throw cham­pionships were held at St. Cloud on April 1. Three shooters from the Tyler- Lake Benton Council par­ticipated in the event.
All the shooters shot 25 free throws at the state competition. There were 12 shooters in all the age groups, 9 through 14. The first three places in all age groups, both girls and boys, received a trophy.

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RTR track team competes in MCC Early Bird Invitational

April 13, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The RTR High School track teams traveled to Slayton on March 31 to compete in the MCC Early Bird Invitational. The boys’ team placed third behind Class AA Worthington and Class A Wabasso with 75 points, just six points from being the top-scoring Class A team. The Knights had three first place finishers as Jayden Strand topped the field in the 200 meters, and Chris Muecke and Gar­rett Kern placed first in the long jump and triple jump, respectively.
The girls’ team placed seventh at the meet, with Madison Witte taking a second place finish in the 100 meter hurdles.

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