Mini Knights program returns for volleyball season

August 23, 2017

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RTR Knights volleyball players posed with five Mini Knights last week to kick off this year’s program. From left to right in front are Ashley Borchert, Maddie Ekema and Alexis Wendland; standing are Makenzie Buchert, Morgan Johnson, Tina Haroldson, Chloe Hess and Mya Christensen; and the Mini Knights are Brezlynn Buchert, Elena Brandt, Claire Brandt, Payton Johansen and Taya Christensen.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Kindergarteners through 6th graders can once again sign up to be an honorary team member as the Mini Knights program continues for the 2017 volleyball season. For $15, students will receive an autographed mini volleyball, admission to the game and an opportunity to wear a team jersey while being introduced with the team before the match.
Students will be given a choice of eight home games to participate in.

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Volleyball team hopes to improve on 14-13 record from last year

August 23, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

Daynica (Drake) Brown, head volleyball coach, and her assistants Neil Witte and Kenzie Goodmund welcomed 34 players to the first practice last Mon­day. These 34 potential stars will fill the C, B and varsity squads during the coming season.
The Lady Knights lost three pieces to gradua­tion from last year. Katie Petersen, Lexi Nelson and Courtney Petersen were valuable, especially in the front line of defense. Ka­tie’s length will be hard to replace since that size belongs on the younger members of the team this year.

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RTR football squad will have new experience this fall

August 23, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The 2017 RTR Football Team will be doing some­thing quite different this coming season. They will be playing a nine-man schedule as the result of lower numbers out for the sport. This nine-man schedule of games will be played for at least two sea­sons.
Head Coach Josh Fre­drickson, along with assis­tants Ted Kern, Kent Mik­kelsen, Granger Maranell and Darren Baartman, will try to make sure there are only nine men on the field at any given time.
The Knights will try to improve on a record of 3-6 from last year, which were the first wins for the Knights in four years. The key losses from last year are Tate Thooft and Jayden Strand.

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First round of tournaments for horseshoe league

August 23, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
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The No. 6 seed Kronborg Inn traveled to Canby to play No. 1 C.A.S. Plumbing, falling by a score of 11-6.
Sig Armitage went 4-0 (141 ringers) for C.A.S., with Gary Hanna finishing 3-1 (24 ringers). Steve Meier was 2-2 (33 ringers) and Jason Buchert 1-3 (42 ring­ers) for the Kronborg.

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RTR 10U baseball team to be honored this weekend as a Youth 1st team

August 16, 2017

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The RTR 10U Baseball Team — pictured left to right in front are Kason Dybdahl, Gavin Schreurs, Seth Cowell, Sean Griesse, Tyler Wichmann, Dawson Brust, Drew Chandler and Levi Tommeraasen; in back are Chase Christianson, Coach Dave Kraft, Isaac Janish, Brooks Hess, Coach Brent Dagel, Coach Trent Griesse, Josh Kraft, Isaac Dagel.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The RTR 10U baseball team will be honored this weekend at the Tyler ball diamonds as a Youth 1st team. The Youth 1st organization is based in Owatonna and recognizes good sportsmanship and positive conduct from players, coaches, parents and fans.
Youth 1st team award selections were based on votes and comments from the umpires and input from tournament managers at the recent 10U State Tournament held in Rosemount. During the tournament, umpires provide a team selection vote after each game based on the conduct and sportsmanship of players, coaches and fans.

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Horseshoe league closes out regular season

August 16, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
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The Kronborg Inn of Tyler traveled to Canby to face C.A.S. Plumbing, losing by a score of 15-2. C.A.S. was led by Kaye Eilers, and Gary Hanna who went 3-0 with 32 ringers each. Sig Armitage had high ringer game of 40. The Kronborg Inn had Jason Buchert go 1-3 with 48 ringers and Steve Meier go 1-3 with 35 ringers. Buchert had high ringer game of 17. Tracy Food Pride traveled to Balaton to play First Independent Bank and picked up the 11-6 win.

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Meet the Knights

August 16, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
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Area sports fans will have the opportunity to get their first look at the RTR fall sports teams on Friday, Aug. 25, begin­ning around 4:45 p.m. The public is invited to the event to provide fans, parents, students and community members to meet with the team and take photos. An intra-squad B/C volleyball scrimmage will start at 4:45 p.m., with a varsity scrimmage beginning around 5:30 p.m.
An inter-squad football game will begin at 6:30 p.m.

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Horseshoe league results for Aug. 1; final round before playoffs next week

August 11, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Tracy Food Pride de­feated the Kronborg Inn in Tyler by an 11-6 score. Tracy Food Pride was led by Ken Giles who went 2-1 with 35 ringers. Henry Hay also was 2-1 with 24 ring­ers and Howie Greenman finished with high ringer game of 20.
Kronborg Inn was led by Jason Buchert who went 3-1 with 51 ringers while Steve Meier went 2-2 with 41 ringers. Buchert had high ringer game of 16.

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Wildcats fall short at national championships

August 11, 2017

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The Wildcats played in the national championship game in Kansas City, Missouri on Saturday, Aug. 5.

Submitted by
Michael Tiedeman

The Buffalo Ridge Wild­cats fell short in the na­tional championship in Kansas City, Missouri on Saturday to the Texas Takeover by a score of 37-50. The weather wasn’t perfect for football as there were three lightning stoppages and the game was played through a lot of rain. The rain did not stop the 40 to 50 Wildcat fans who made the six-hour trip to show their support for their team.
The Texas Takeover came into the game with a 30-game win streak and three straight league titles. The Wildcats were the first team to score 37 points against the Take­over in those three sea­sons…

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RTR football —no breaks

August 3, 2017

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RTR football player Evan Swanson lifting weights.

By Lacey Barke
Tribute contributor

 
During the summertime, lots of teens look forward to having fun with friends and taking a break from school. The RTR Football Team does that, but they also do way more. Their “breaks” must not work, because they never stop trying to improve their game.
Even on the hottest of the summer days, the team can be seen putting in work. Josh Fredrickson, head coach for the RTR Football Team, commented on the exceptional attendance that has occurred at the off-season training events.

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