Lady Knights do their thing in Marshall Tournament

September 12, 2019

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR volleyball squad played five matches over the weekend in Mar­shall. The Lady Knights lost and won on Friday to place them in the middle bracket of teams. There were eight teams in each bracket with three brackets. The Lady Knights would win the first two sets on Saturday before losing the champi­onship match. There were teams from five different states playing in the tour­nament.
The Knights lost to Wayz­ata in their first match. The scores were 18-25 and 14- 25. They then beat BBE in two sets by scores of 25- 13 and 25-23.

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Players and pastries

September 12, 2019

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The annual Donuts and Athletes event will be held on Sept. 14 from 8:30 to 10:30 at RTR High School. Demonstrating the proper way to consume a donut is the Knights volleyball team. From left to right in front are Kylea Baartman, Haley Muenchow and Kalleigh Carr. In back are McKinley Schreurs, Allie Christianson, Maddison Wendland, Rylie Hess and Madison Witte. Donuts from the Canby Bakery and beverages from Deja Brew will be provided, as well as an opportunity to talk about the season with the high school athletes. Visitors will also be able to head to the gymnasium to see the third-sixth grade teams scrimmage against other RTR teams as well as squads from Marshall and Tracy-Milroy-Balaton.

Knights drop opener

September 5, 2019

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RTR sophomore quarterback Jonah Christensen picked up a chunk of yards on a run against Adrian in last Thursday’s season opener.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The weather was per­fect last Thursday in Tyler for the first football game of the new season. There was a nice crowd on hand. There were cheerleaders for the first time in a long time. The Knights were once again playing 11-man football after two success­ful years in the nine-man ranks. However, because of experience and better size by the visiting Adrian Dragons, they were able to play the better football to win the game by a score of 42 to 13.

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RTR’s new cheerleading squad worked to fire up the crowd at last week’s home opener. From left— Kara Jorgensen, Jacey Jorgensen, Ellie Frahm and Brynn Peterson worked the sidelines.

RTR Cross Country kids run in Cottonwood

September 5, 2019

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Grace Klumper

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Cross Country runners got their first taste of some running as they did their thing at the Cot­tonwood Golf Course last Monday. Canby-Minneota. TMB, Redwood Valley, YME, Wabasso, Lakeview and RTR were the teams involved. Marshall and Or­tonville were also partici­pants in the boys’ event. All runners ran a little over two miles in this first event of the fall season.
The winner for the girls was the team of Canby- Minneota. Their score was a 33. Redwood Valley was second with a score of 42. The RTR squad did not have a team.

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Logan Roelofs

Area family involved with Marshall United Soccer

September 5, 2019

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Adalia (top) and Locklin Matzner (above) of Ruthton have been competing with Marshall United Soccer over the past few years.

Rural Ruthton resi­dents Adalia and Locklin Matzner have been play­ing soccer in Marshall for three years with soccer club Marshall United Soc­cer Association (MUSA). They recently finished an­other successful season on the 10U and 12U teams.
Adalia’s team finished the regular season 10-0 in their conference, play­ing teams such as St. Peter, New Prague and Waseca…

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Cross Country team hopes to improve with age

August 29, 2019

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Members of the RTTR Cross Country team, pictured from left to rigiht, are Logan Roelofs, Aidan Johnson, Gabby Wieme, Grace Klumper and Faith Thomsen. Not pictured are Emmett Petersen and Tristen Simonsen.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR cross country squad will start their first year ever in competition this fall. Head Coach Mr. Chris Shaffer will attempt to get his small and young squad ready for the sea­son.
The team right now is a very small one, as only seven members are out for the sport. Coach Shaffer hopes a few more athletes become interested when school opens in a short time. Right now the major­ity of the squad are middle school students.

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Fall sports season opens

August 29, 2019

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RTR High School Press Night was held last Thursday, kicking off the fall sports season. Pictured left to right in front are Teagan Wieme, Aiden Wichmann, Tucker Haroldson, Camden Hansen, Hayden Gravley, Skyelar Martinez, Daniel Lindahl, Alek Holmes, Brayden Appel and Coach Granger Maranell. In the middle row are Coach Darren Baartman, Caleb Witte, Brady Gifford, Darrick Baartman, Jack Christianson, Dalton Muecke, Jake Johnson, Lane Thomas, Jordan Grabow, Logan Lamote, Dylan Anderson, Jonah Christensen and Ted Kern; and in back are Head Coach Josh Fredrickson, Payton Hess, Collin Johnson, Kyle Fischer, Cade Jorgensen, Payton Swanson, Tim Gilmore, Corbyn Sitzmann, Connor Kremin, Brennan Nelson, Leah Wernisch, Manager Chris Cauwels, Coach Jared Buysse and Coach Curt Gosser.

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RTR High School Volleyball Team members, pictured left to right in front, are Kyah Ellefson, Maddi Wendland, Kalleigh Carr, Ella Hesse, McKinley Schreurs and Manager Zach Miller; in back are Trainer Aaron Sattler, Coach Neil Witte, Allie Christianson, Abigail Carr, Casey Swanson, Haley Muenchow, Kylea Baartman, Madison Witte, Lexi Schreurs, Rylie Hess, Head Coach Daynica Brown and Coach Lexi Wendland.

Volleyball squad ready to move further into post-season action

August 22, 2019

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The RTR volleyball team will open their season against Lac qui Parle Valley on Sept. 3.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Volleyball Team hopes to advance farther into the postseason this season as a team of experi­enced players return from last season. Last year the Lady Knights posted a re­cord of 18-10, finishing in the upper half of the Cam­den Conference and losing to Wabasso in postseason action.
The Lady Knights once again will be led by Head Coach Danica Brown. Her assistants, Neil Witte and Miranda Gravley, will be alongside to offer their wisdom. Yes, Coach Witte will once again give his five-cents worth whenever possible.

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Football team will need players to step up in important roles

August 22, 2019

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The RTR Football Knights’ season will open against Adrian at home on Aug. 29.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR football squad will once again return to 11-man football this sea­son after having great suc­cess in nine-man action the last two years, reach­ing the state tournament each year. Head Coach Josh Fredrickson will need to fill some valuable pieces this year.
Lost to graduation are seven seniors who were very important to the suc­cess of the past years. Coo­per and Carter Hansen will take their superior play with them to the next lev­el. Also lost to graduation are Jon Lucero, Jack Kerr, Chris Onken, Zach Reese and Tucker Baune.

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Press Night August 22

August 22, 2019

Area sports fans will have the opportunity to get their first look at the RTR fall sports teams at Press Night on Thurs­day, Aug. 22, beginning around 5 p.m. The public is invited to the Meet the Knights event to provide fans, parents, students and community members the opportunity 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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