RTR baseball awards night held

June 9, 2017

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The RTR Knights baseball team awards night was held at the ballpark in Ruthton on Friday evening. Pictured are individual award winners, from left—Collin Johnson, Most Improved; Kyle Fischer, Rookie of the Year; Hunter Vanlerberghe, Golden Glove; Jake Fischer, Batting Champ and All-Conference; Jared Baartman, Cy Young Award, All-Conference Honorable Mention.

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The 2017 baseball letter winners (from left) Payton Hess, Collin Johnson, Kyle Fischer, Jack Kerr, Cameron Jorgensen, Corbyn Sitzmann, Hunter Vanlerberghe, Jake Fischer and Jared Baartman. Not pictured are Cooper Hansen and Carter Hansen.

Second place finishers at Redwood

June 9, 2017

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The RTR Knights 13U Baseball Team placed second at the Redwood Falls tournament, securing a bid into the state tournament in July. Pictured in front are Teagan Wieme, Brady Arens, Darrick Baartman, Jack Christianson, Rion Moat, Sam Nibbe and Aiden Wichmann; in back are Coach Grant Wichmann, Tucker Haroldson, Dalton Muecke, Dylan Anderson, Logan Lamote, Hayden Gravley, Matt Weber, Cody Wichmann, Coach Josh Gravley and Coach Lyle Lamote.

Lady Knights suffer rough loss against Panthers, 3-2

June 1, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Softball Team played their hearts out against the TMB Panthers last Tuesday in Wabasso. It was the first round of the Section 3A tourna­ment and the Lady Knights were the sixth seed while the Panthers were seeded third. The Panthers would score a run in their last at-bats to win the contest 3 to 2.
Coach Maranell had these thoughts on the tough loss. “We gave them everything we had. Kylea pitched her best game of the year. Jenny made a great catch at the end, but her momentum carried her into the fence, and we couldn’t get the ball to the plate fast enough. The girls know how close we came to winning that first play­off game ever.”

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Knights fall to Wabasso Rabbits in six innings, 10-0

June 1, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sport

The RTR Baseball Team traveled to Wabasso last Saturday to play in a first-round game against the Wabasso Rabbits in Sec­tion 3A baseball. The Rab­bits would score two runs in their half of the sixth inning to end the game on the ten-run rule.
It was not a good game for the visiting Knights as they would only have two hits in the game to 11 knocks for the home team. The Knights also commit­ted four errors to only one miscue for the Rabbits.

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Four RTR golfers advance to second round of play

June 1, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The weather in Wor­thington was not too bad for golf last Wednesday. However, the course was very wet, which made the golf ball not very moveable when it hit the ground. Yes, the scores for the first round of the Section 3A tournament were not that low.
The Windom Eagles took home first place honors for the girls as they would shoot a 417…

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Track teams compete at Sub-Section 3A SW meet

June 1, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The RTR track teams competed in the Section 3 Sub-Section SW track meet in Luverne last Thursday. Below are the top eight finishers for the Knights:
Boys: 100 meters, 8th Place – Hunter Hul­stein-Safstrom – 12.82; 200 meters, 2nd Place – Jayden Strand – 23.32…
Girls: 100 meter hurdles, 8th Place – Madison Witte – 18.83; 4×100 Relay, 8th Place – Katie Ekema, Calin Kor, Jaylen Miller, Faith Thomsen – 57.18…

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Knights baseball team bow to KMS in six innings, 16-3

May 25, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The KMS Saints used some timely hitting and the stolen base to score seven runs in the sec­ond and third innings as they would beat the RTR Knights in baseball action at Ruthton last Tuesday.
After striking out the first batter in the second inning Jared Baartman ran into trouble. He would hit a batter, then walk a batter before giving up a hit for a run. When the Saints final­ly were done, they would have scored five runs on four hits and three stolen bases.

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Knights beat MCC Rebels 6 to 5 in non-conference tilt

May 25, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Baseball Knights traveled to Slayton last Friday to play the MCC Rebels in a non-conference action. In a thrilling finish, the Knights came from be­hind in the final inning to beat the home team. The game time temperature was about 50 degrees.
The first real threat of the game came in the top of the second inning as hits from Cameron Jorgensen and Kyle Fischer of the Knights put both runners on base. However, a strike­out ended the threat.

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Baseball team suffers tough loss to Vikings

May 25, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR baseball squad entertained the Minneo­ta Vikings last Friday in Ruthton. The Knights were short-handed as three starters were not available for this game. The game was a very close one for five innings as the score at that time was 1 to 1. How­ever, the Vikings, who had lost only one game all year, jumped on the Knights for nine runs in the sixth in­ning on their way to an 11 to 1 win.
Hunter Vanlerberghe started on the hill for the Knights and probably had his best effort of the year. He would go five plus in­nings and give up only two hits while allowing five runs, only two of them earned runs. He struck out five Viking batters…

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Track teams travel to Slayton

May 25, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The RTR track teams competed in the Dick Da­vidson Invitational in Slay­ton on May 11. The boys finished in sixth place with the girls ending up in 10th.
Top five finishers were as follows:
Boys
200 Meters
5th Place – Jayden Strand – 24.29
400 Meters
3rd Place – Tucker Baune – 56.20

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