Press Night August 23

August 15, 2018

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Area sports fans will have the opportunity to get their first look at the RTR fall sports teams at Press Night on Thursday, Aug. 23, beginning around 5 p.m. The public is invited to the Meet the Knights event to provide fans, parents, students and community members to meet with the team and take photos. An intra-squad volleyball scrimmage will start at 5:45 p.m. An inter-squad football scrimmage will begin at 6:30 p.m.

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Delaney earns all-star award in Stars and Stripes game

August 15, 2018

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Brett Delaney with the Offensive MVP trophy.

Submitted by Mike Tiedeman

The Buffalo Ridge Wild­cats sent seven players, as well as one who could not attend, to play in the SPFL Stars vs. Stripes All- Star game on July 28 at the campus of Gustavus Adolphus in St Peter. Each team in the SPFL chooses eight players to play in this game. After they are selected they are divided into the two teams. The game was won by the Stars team, with a score of 27-14.

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Youth tournament draws 45 girls and boys to Tyler

August 8, 2018

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The Tyler Golf Club drew 45 participants to the youth golf tournament on Wednesday, August 1.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

Forty-five girls and boys played nine holes of golf last Wednesday in Ty­ler in the annual youth tournament. There were youngsters of age 11 to 16 playing in rather nice 70 degree weather with very little wind.
The girls and boys were divided into three age groups during their play. Yes, the scores of the kids were quite different since the experience of the golf­ers were varied. Before the golfers even teed off they were given some food to hopefully help their game.

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Three make Independent all-area

August 2, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Marshall Indepen­dent has announced its all-area baseball teams for the spring season of 2018. There were nine players on both the first and sec­ond teams and five players named to the honorable mention list. There were 10 teams that were repre­sented for all-area…
Hunter Vanlerberghe of the Knights was named to the first team. Hunter was the lead-off hitter for the Knights. He batted .452 for the season, which was the fourth best among area players. He finished with 28 hits, 13 RBIs and 19 runs scored. He was the Knights’s center fielder and caught everything in sight. Hunter also pitched for the team when needed, striking out 39 batters in 31.1 innings of work.
Jared Baartman and Jake Fischer both made the all-area second team for their efforts with the Knights…

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Æbleskiver tournament deemed a huge success

August 2, 2018

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Shootout Winners of the 2018 Aebleskiver tournament—Stu Larson, Shaun Thomas and Brandon Haag.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The annu­al Æbleskiver Golf Tournament, which un­officially begins the big weekend of Æbleskiver Days, was another big suc­cess this year. The big reason and the num­ber one reason for all the successes during the weekend was the outstanding weather all three days. A per­son couldn’t ask for better conditions from the weather man or woman.
Before I forget what is on my mind, and most of the time not much is there, I have to mention and thank some people in charge of the ac­tivities at the course. Lance and his crew did a fine job of get­ting the course ready for play. The club­house people, guided by manager Carlene, were in the right places at all times. Fi­nally, the tournament com­mittee, run by many fine gentlemen, did a great job of keeping things moving when many golfers tried to slow the action down.

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Royals bow out of playoffs

July 27, 2018

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The first round of ama­teur baseball kicked off last week with the Go­pher League Ruthton Roy­als facing the No. 2 seed Lakefield of the First Nite League.
The Royals traveled to Lakefield for their first game, losing by a 12-2 count. Brent Wiering took the loss for Ruthton…

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Youth/Guardian tournament

July 19, 2018

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Dozens of golfers of all ages participated in the free Youth/Guardian Golf Tournament on Sunday.

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Wildcats lose in the playoffs

July 19, 2018

Submitted by Michael Tiedeman

The Buffalo Ridge Wild­cats traveled more than five hours to Carlisle, Iowa to play the number one team from the east divi­sion, the undefeated Mid­west Rampage. The game was close at the end of the third quarter with a 28-20 score, but the Rampage pulled away to a 56-20 vic­tory, ending the Wildcats’ season.

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RTR 11U competes at tournaments

July 19, 2018

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The RTR Knights team took 4th place in the Worthington 11/12U tournament over the weekend. RTR opened with an 18-16 loss to Windom before coming back to defeat the Diamond Dogs of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A 17-7 win over Granite Falls put them in the 3rd/4th place game, where RTR fell to Worthington by a score of 8-5. Pictured top, left to right in front, are Tyler Wichmann, Kason Dybdahl, Drew Chandler, Isaac Dagel and Sean Griesse. In back are Trent Griesse, Josh Kraft, Brent Dagel, Seth Cowell, Dakota Cowell, Eli Determan, Jace Wieme and David Kraft. Above— The team placed 2nd in the Marshall 12U tournament earlier this month.

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Tony Tournament held in Lake Benton June 23-24

July 19, 2018

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The Tony Tournament was held at DeZeeuw Field in mid-June, where several area 10u, 12u, and 14u softball teams competed against each other.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Lake Benton played host to 10 area girls’ softball teams on June 23 and 24 during the Tony Tourna­ment. Jenny Alderson, the tournament’s director, re­ported that 22 teams to­tal competed against each other. The tournament is an annual event, taking place the fourth weekend of June every year.
Teams included 10u, 12u, and 14u girls from Pipestone, Hendricks and Luverne, all in Minnesota, and Dell Rapids, Baltic, Brookings, Sioux Falls, Madison, Garretson, and Flandreau, all in South Da­kota, playing some great ball. “This is the second year that we were at full max for teams,” Alderson stated.

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