Lady Knights peel off the Jaguars in three

September 19, 2019

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Allie Christianson gets the ball past a pair of Jaguar defenders during last week’s match against Renville County West.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RCW Jaguars came to town last Tuesday with the idea of beating the RTR volleyball team in Camden Conference action for the first time. The Lady Knights might not have been quite prepared in the first set, as the Jaguars were plenty tough. This reporter was not with it ei­ther, as I showed up when the score was 14-all.
The score became 19-21 when Coach Brown called a timeout. Whatever was said in the timeout worked wonders. Consecutive kills by Rylie Hess, Kylea Baart­man and Madison Witte quickly made the score 22-21 for the home team Knights. Another kill by Baartman and one by Ha­ley Muenchow added two more points. An error on RCW produced the final RTR point to capture the first set by a score of 25- 22.

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Cross country teams compete last week at Marshall Invitational

September 19, 2019

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The RTR cross county teams competed at the Marshall Cross Country JV Invitational on Sept. 9. Grace Klumper paced the Knights with a fifth place finish at 24:37.8, less than two minutes off the first place pace…

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McKinley Schreurs gets her 1,000th assist in win over CMCS

September 19, 2019

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RTR volleyball player McKinley Schreurs was honored for her 1,000th set assist last week during the Knights’ match at Central Minnesota Christian. Pictured above, left to right, are Head Coach Daynica Brown, Schreurs, Coach Neil Witte and Coach Lexi Wendland.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Lady Knights of RTR-land traveled to Prinsburg last Thursday to play a little Camden Conference volleyball. It wasn’t just any match for one RTR player. McKinley Schreurs, a junior on the RTR team, recorded her 1,000th set assist in the match. McKin­ley is the daughter of Ryan and Jamie Schreurs. Know­ing Ryan, he is taking full credit for McKinley’s suc­cess. The fact remains that he didn’t even know what a volleyball looked like un­til a few years ago.
The Lady Knights did in fact shut down the Bluejays in three sets. The scores were 25-17, 25-18 and 25- 15…

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Knights almost pull upset of year with 22 to 18 loss to ranked Vikings

September 19, 2019

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Hayden Gravley pulled down a long reception of a Payton Hess pass during Friday’s game against Minneota.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

Before a very fine home crowd and a good crowd from visiting Minneota, the two teams did battle last Friday in Tyler. The Minneota Vikings were ranked number four in the Class 1A polls. The Knights were trying to establish some respect after return­ing to 11-man football.
The crowd was enter­tained throughout the game as four lead changes and one tie resulted before the Vikings scored with about two minutes left in the game to pull out the win. Both teams made the usual mistakes to give the other team a chance.

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Donut day

September 19, 2019

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The annual Donut and Athlete event was presented by the RTR volleyball team on Saturday morning at the high school.

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Youth volleyball players from throughout the area were on hand to participate in a scrimmage on Saturday morning at the high school.

Volleyball ladies do it right in Clara City

September 12, 2019

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR volleyball squad traveled to Clara City to battle the MACCRAY Wol­verines in Camden Confer­ence action. The Ladies of RTR-land decided to play a little more volleyball on this night as they would play four sets against the home team. The scores of the sets were 25-18, 25- 17, 17-25 and finally the winning set by a score of 25-14.
The huge RTR crowd en­joyed the first two sets as the Lady Knights seemed to be in cruise control. However, a touch of real­ity set in in the third set as the Wolverines decided that enough was enough…

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Volleyball squad opens season with solid effort

September 12, 2019

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Madison Witte watches a kill go through the arms of a Lac qui Parle Valley defender during last week’s home opener.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Volleyball Team, with a very nice crowd present last Tues­day, showed their fans why they should be ex­cited about the upcoming season. The Lady Knights used three impressive sets to take down the LQPV Ea­gles in Camden Conference action. The scores were 25-12, 25-11 and 25-10.
The first set saw the Ea­gles take leads of 1-0 and 2-1. Those two leads were the only time the rest of the evening that RTR trailed in the three sets…

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Looking to the future for volleyball program

September 12, 2019

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Over 100 players and coaches were involved in the recent third-sixth grade volleyball camp held at RTR High School and will continue this weekend. The young athletes went through training of volleyball fundamentals and participated in scrimmages against area teams, as well as creating a little art on the sidewalks in front of the gymnasium. Helping with the camp were high school coaches, seventh-eighth grade players and members of the varsity team as well as B and C squads.

Chalk artists

September 12, 2019

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Volleyball camp participants took a break from action on the court to do some sidewalk art last weekend.

Knights fall to 0-2 vs. Blackjacks

September 12, 2019

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The RTR Knights Foot­ball Team traveled to Daw­son Friday evening to face the Dawson-Boyd Black­jacks. The Knights ended up on the short end of an 18-12 decision to lose their second decision of the young season.
RTR scored first, with Payton Hess taking the ball in from a yard out. The extra point attempt failed.
After the Blackjacks scored a TD of their own, the teams were knotted at six at the half…

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