State bound

May 31, 2018

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The 14U RTR Knights earned their ticket to the state tournament in Austin later this summer with a second place tournament finish over the weekend. The Knights defeated Marshall 10-0, Redwood Falls 10-6, and Sioux Falls West 12-4. They fell short in the championship game to Alexandria by a score of 5-4. Pictured left to right in front are Brady Arens, Jack Christianson, Sam Nibbe, Tucker Haroldson, Rion Moat and Darrick Baartman; in back are Coach Grant Wichmann, Aiden Wichmann, Bradyn Appel, Dylan Anderson, Logan Lamote, Hayden Gravley, Cody Wichmann, Coach Josh Gravley and Coach Lyle Lamote.

Golfers play in Worthington in first round of postseason

May 31, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

 
The south part of the postseason golf tournament was held at the Great Life Golf Club in Worthington last Wednesday. MCC is leading both the boys and girls in the team scores. RTR is eighth in the boys part of the tournament while the RTR girls are at the seventh ranking after day one.

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Knights win conference tilt against Blackjacks 12-2

May 31, 2018

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Cooper Hansen crossed the plate with one of 12 runs the Knights would score in the game.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Baseball Knights geared their of­fense and defense up for the upcoming postseason with a convincing 12 to 2 win over the Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks last Tuesday in Ruthton. The Knights scored in every inning of the game as they put the game in the win column with two runs in the fifth inning to produce the ten-run rule.

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Lady Knights beat RCW for record 10 wins for season

May 24, 2018

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Kylea Baartman delivers a pitch during last week’s win over the Jaguars.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR softball team set a season record for wins last Thursday as they would beat the RCW Jag­uars on both games of a doubleheader. It was their 9th and 10th wins of the year. Last year they won a record eight wins.
The Lady Knights didn’t waste any time in the first game as they would score five runs in the first inning of play…

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Knights tack on another win with 15-5 victory over MCC

May 24, 2018

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Jared Baartman connects with a pitch against MCC.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The baseball Knights re­corded their third straight non-conference win of the year with a 15-5 win over the MCC Rebels last Friday in Ruthton.
The Knights started strong with four runs in their half of the first in­ning. Consecutive hits by Payton Hess, Jake Fischer, Jared Baartman and Coo­per Hansen plated the runs. Baartman’s single re­corded two RBIs. The team added an unearned run in the second inning as Hess scored on a Rebel error. The Rebels got their first run in the fourth inning, also an unearned run to make the score 5-1.

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RTR golfers compete in Camden Conference tourney

May 24, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The annual Camden Conference tournament was held in Marshall last Monday with 18 holes of golf being played by all the golfers. There were nine teams for both boys and girls.
Community Christian Schools of Willmar took first place honors for the boys with a score of 325. LQPV was second place with a 337. The RTR boys were the seventh place team with an 18-hole score of 416…

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Knights grab conference win over Lancers 7 to 4

May 24, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR baseball team traveled to Canby last Tues­day to battle the Lancers in Camden conference action. It was one outstanding day for baseball. The wind was calm and the temperature was 80 degrees.
The Knights would score two runs in their half of the first inning. Hunter Van­Lerberge and Payton Hess opened the game with sin­gles…

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Lady Knights fall to TMB

May 24, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR girls traveled to Tracy last Monday to play the TMB Panthers in some softball. The conditions for playing were not the great­est as rain fell throughout most of the two games. The coaches did agree to play only five innings in each game.
The Panthers scored three runs in the first in­ning and another two runs in the third frame to have a nice advantage.

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Track teams compete at conference meet

May 24, 2018

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The RTR track teams traveled to Granite Falls on Thursday to compete in the Camden Confer­ence track meet at Yellow Medicine East High School. The boys’ team placed fifth with 46 points. Lac qui Parle Valley won the meet with 188 points. The girls finished with 14 points in 8th place. Canby-Minneota took first with 179 points.

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Champions Circle Fastpitch comes to Ruthton

May 24, 2018

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On April 22, several area softball players got lessons in fundamentals from some local alumni.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

A large group of area girls gathered at RTR Elementary School in Ruthton on April 22 to learn the fundamentals of hitting, fielding and pitching a softball. The girls received first-hand instruction from Shane Bouman, owner of Cham­pions Circle Fastpitch of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Bouman was joined by Troy Bouman and Pete Petersen for the event.

For the full story and more photos, read this week’s Tyler Tribute.