A new face on the sidelines

September 7, 2017

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RTR Athletic Trainer Aaron Sattler (right) checks Knight Evan Swanson for signs of a concussion after taking a hit during Thursday’s game. Swanson passed without issues and was able to return to the game.

By Mark Wilmes
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Beginning this fall at RTR High School, Avera Tyler will be providing a new athletic trainer who will be present at all games and practices for Knight teams throughout the year. Aaron Sattler of Big Stone Therapies has been hired at no expense to the district to provide on-the-spot services to deal with sports injuries.
Avera Tyler Administrator Allen Anderson said the service has been successfully implemented over the past few years at Marshall, Wabasso, Lakeview and Minneota.
“We wanted to expand that service to RTR,” Anderson said. “It is a big commitment to the school, to the community, to the kids.”

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Knights win! Knights win! Home losing streak is over!

September 7, 2017

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Quarterback Cooper Hansen runs a bootleg play for big yardage during Thursday’s win over Renville County West.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Football Knights used a strong first half offensive outburst and a key defensive play early in the second half to finally put a stop to the five-year losing streak of football at the RTR field. The Knights would defeat the RCW Jag­uars by a score of 46-20.
Coach Josh Fredrick­son had these thoughts on the big win. “This is the start of my fifth year as a teacher and coach at RTR. To finally win a home game in football was an outstanding experience. The kids played hard the whole game and the final results showed it. The se­niors really led the way in this one.”

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Horseshoe league tourney continues

September 7, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
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Four teams went into last week’s Southwest Minnesota Horseshoe League tournament. Three teams remain going into last night’s games.
The #1 seed C.A.S. Plumbing defeated #3 seed Patzer’s Hardware Hank 14-3 in Canby, giving Patzer’s their first defeat in the double elimination tournament…

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Youth 1st team award presented to RTR 10U Baseball Team

August 31, 2017

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

By Mark Wilmes
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Recognition for the RTR 10U Baseball Team will continue as the team will be recognized be­fore the Minnesota Twins game on Friday. The Minnesota Sports Federation (MSF) in partner­ship with Youth 1st, The Walser Foundation, Federated Insur­ance, Jostens, Pearson, Cashwise, Bennerotte & Associates and the Minnesota Twins Community Fund have selected the RTR 10U Baseball Team as the recipient of a Youth 1st Team Award for their outstanding sportsmanship dur­ing the 2017 MSF State Baseball Tournament.
The Youth 1st Team Award recognizes positive behavior from players, coaches and ev­eryone associated with the team (parents, fans and spectators).

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Tim O’Leary repeats as Tyler Golf Club Champion

August 31, 2017

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By Jim Kopel

Tim O’Leary would shoot a 115 for 27 holes of golf to declare himself once again the Tyler Club Champion for 2017. That score is one shot worse than his 114 last year. The poor guy is getting older.
Joel Wiering, not getting any golf tips from his dad, Ron, managed to keep the pressure on Tim for the whole time. Joel actually had the lead after 18 holes by shooting a 74 to Tim’s 77…

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Kronborg Inn horseshoe season ends with loss to Patzer’s

August 31, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
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The Kronborg Inn horse­shoe team bowed out of the end-of-season double elimination tournament last week. The number six seed lost 10-7 to Patzer’s Hardware Hank of Mar­shall, ending the local team’s season.
Patzer’s was led by Dan Stassen who went 3-1 with 78 ringers….

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‘Tis the season once again…

August 31, 2017

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Line judge Kylea Baartman looks on as Dajza Gilmore serves during the B/C team scrimmage Friday afternoon during Press Night activities Friday at RTR High School.

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
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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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