TGC holds Kick-off

March 23, 2017

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Chase Christensen and his dad Carmen were winners of a new set of golf clubs at Saturday’s Golf Kickoff.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The Tyler Golf Club youth committee held their third annual Kick-Off Event on Saturday. Over 100 youth and adult golf enthusiasts attended the event.
Over 80 raffle and silent auction items were awarded. Hendricks native Scott Midtaune won the door prize—an Odyssey White Ice Putter. Carmen and Chase Christensen were the lucky winners of a set of golf clubs and bag.

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TE Underground team wins season

March 23, 2017

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The Tyler women’s bowling banquet was held March 15 at the Kronborg Inn. The TE Underground team were the team champions for the 2016-17 season. Pictured above, left to right, are Barb Dybdahl, Kathi VanDeVere, Peggy Wilmes, Sue Furan and Monica Lutterman.

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Individual winners, pictured left to right, are Lena Burckhardt, High Game – 230; Kristie Johnson, High Series – 541; Kathi VanDeVere, High Average – 153; Monica Lutterman, Most Improved Average.

Youth wrestling team takes third

March 23, 2017

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The Marshall-Lakeview-RTR Youth Wrestling Team took third place in Region 2. RTR wrestlers included Levi Kraft, Drew Chandler, Sean Griesse and Joshua Kraft.

After 10 hours in the gym and five team match­es on Saturday, the Mar­shall-Lakeview-RTR Youth Wrestling team took third place out of 14 teams in Region 2, earning a spot in the NWYA State Tourna­ment to be held in Roches­ter March 31–April 2. The State Team Tournament consists of 32 teams from the five Minnesota State Regions.

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RTR Knights girls honored

March 23, 2017

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The RTR Girls Basketball Awards Banquet was held Sunday evening. Individual awards were as follows: Offensive Player of the Year – Tina Haroldson; Defensive Player of the Year – Hallie Lingen; Rookie of the Year – Jonni Biren; Scout Player of the Year – Brittney Thooft; Most Improved Player of the Year – Brooke Thomsen; Triple Threat Award – Tina Haroldson; Coach’s Award – Brooke Thomsen; Tina was All-Conference and Hallie was Honorable Mention All-Conference.
Pictured are the 2016-17 letter winners. From left to right in front are Brooke Thomsen, Jonni Biren, Makenzie Buchert, Morgan Johnson, Tina Haroldson and Hallie Lingen; in back are Chloe Hess, Mya Chris¬tesen, Alexis Nelson, Courtney Petersen, Brittney Thooft and Jackie Dressen.

Funds raised for youth programs

March 23, 2017

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Young golfers from the area greeted people at the door during Saturday’s Tyler Golf Club Golf Kickoff. Money raised at the event will go to help fund youth golf programs at the club.

Youth Golf Kickoff coming up this weekend

March 16, 2017

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By Jim Kopel

Well, it’s that time of the year again! Time for the old guy to find something to amuse his spring, summer and fall fun. Yes, I guess it is the time to start think­ing about finding the clubs and getting them ready for some more miss-hits.
Speaking of golf, the Tyler Golf Course is NOT open as I try to write this little article. Lance is very careful and wants to make sure everything is on the up and up before he lets a bunch of crazy people on the course.

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Knights lose heartbreaker to Bluejays by 57-56 score

March 16, 2017

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Carter Hansen puts up a shot under the basket.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The crowds on both sides were into the game the whole way as the RTR Knights and the CMCS Bluejays, the number one seed, battled tooth and nail for 36 minutes. However, in the end the Knights had a chance to pull the upset, but a shot just fell a little short as the clock ran out of time for the Knights.
Both teams had their problems the first six min­utes scoring. The score af­ter those six minutes was 5-5…

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The Knights lined up for the medals ceremony after Saturday’s game.

Showing their support

March 16, 2017

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Top: The fans from Russell-Tyler-Ruthton were full of spirit Thursday evening, cheering on the Knights and encouraging excitement from the rest of the crowd. Below: RTR students cheered on their team during Saturday’s Section 3A North championship game. Both games were played at the SMSU R/A facility.

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Knights march on with semi-final victory over Blackjacks

March 16, 2017

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Westin Kirk scores in traffic against the Blackjacks.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR boys and the Dawson-Boyd boys met last Thursday at SMSU to settle the big issue of who would meet the CMCS Bluejays in the finals on Saturday. The Bluejays had already beaten the MAC­CRAY Wolverines in the first game. A large group of fans from both schools were in attendance for the revenge game for the Knights. The Knights pre­vailed as they would be the team that would play CMCS on Saturday. The fi­nal score was 58-52.
Westin Kirk was a big factor for the Knights get­ting a quick start as he would score nine of the first 22 points during the first nine minutes. Garrett Kern and Jonah Johnson helped the offensive cause with five and four points, respectively.

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Cooper Hansen puts up a shot in the lane during Thursday’s win over Dawson-Boyd.

6th grade ends on high note

March 16, 2017

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RTR’s sixth grade girls basketball team has ended their season with a second place finish on Saturday, March 4 at the Watertown Tournament. They played Brookings, South Dakota for a 33-13 win; lost to Tea, South Dakota 30-34; played Watertown, South Dakota for a 29-13 win and Arlington, South Dakota for a 61-14 win. The girls had a great season and give a big thank you to the RTR Junior Hoopsters Program and their volunteer coaches. Pictured left to right in front are Emilea Thooft, Kyah Ellefson, Lexi Schreurs and Maddison Lawrence; in back are Coach Anna Hesse, Whitney Bruns, Hannah Wendland, Ainsley Novak, Ella Hesse, Rylie Serreyn and Coach Steve Hesse.