Lady Knights storm the Wolverines; move on to play the Minneota Vikings

October 30, 2019

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The RTR bench erupts after a point in last week’s playoff win. The No. 4 seed Knights faced No. 1 Minneota last night at SMSU.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Lady Knights of RTR played some fine volley­ball last Friday in Tyler to advance to SMSU this past Tuesday to battle the num­ber one seed, those Min­neota Vikings. The Lady Knights handled the MAC­CRAY Wolverines in three sets by scores of 25-15, 25-20 and 25-18.
The big crowd from both RTR and MACCRAY were both fired up as the first set went to first serve. Rylie Hess got the girls from RTR ahead in this one with two kills. The Wolver­ines had some hitting er­rors that really helped the home team Knights.

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Rylie Hess made a play at the net against MACCRAY Friday evening. See next week’s Tribute for the whole story.

Knights win fifth straight

October 24, 2019

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Knight receiver Darrick Baartman grabbed a deflected pass and went the distance during last week’s game against LQPV.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The weather for football was perfect last Wednes­day in Tyler as the RTR Knights and the LQPV Eagles worked to improve their standing in the up­coming playoffs. The scor­ing went back and forth through the first half as both teams had big pass­ing plays to score or set up scores. The score at intermission was 21-14 for the Knights. However, the Eagles tied the game quickly in the second half. The Knights then scored the final 22 points of the game to win quite handily by the score of 43 to 21…

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RTR Football statisticians, from left to right, are Ashley Owen, Skylar Borresen, Rhaegyn Petersen and Maryn Johansen.

Final home game

October 24, 2019

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Cutouts of seniors (front to back) Payton Hess, Kyle Fischer, Collin Johnson and Cade Jorgensen greeted fans at last week’s game.

Cross country competes at Camden meet

October 24, 2019

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The RTR cross country teams traveled to Yellow Medicine East High School last week to compete in the Camden Conference Cross Country Meet. The Knights’ Faith Thomsen placed 26th individually with a time of 25:34.00 in the 5K run…

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Bettin finalist

October 24, 2019

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RTR High School Athletic Director Dan Bettin is a finalist for Region 3A Sub-Section Activities Director of the Year. The four finalists are: Sub-Section 9 – Dane Nielsen, Windom; Sub-Section 10 – Todd Oye, Luverne; Sub-Section 11 – Dan Bettin, RTR; Sub-Section 12 – Bob Grey, Montevideo.

Volleyball Knights end regular season with home win

October 24, 2019

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR volleyball squad finalized their regu­lar season with a three-set sweep of the Edgerton Fly­ing Dutchmen in a home match last Tuesday. It was also a night to honor the three seniors on the team, playing their last regular season match. The seniors are Kylea Baartman. Rylie Hess and Madison Witte. The scores of the sets were 25-10, 25-14 and 25-6.
The first set saw the Knights jump to a quick 11-1 start. Senior Rylie Hess had five of her six set kills in those opening minutes of set one…

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Thanks to Mom and Dad

October 24, 2019

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Parents were honored before the RTR vs. Lac qui Parle Valley football game last week.

Knights win fourth straight with 42-0 shutout against MACCRAY

October 17, 2019

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The weather in May­nard was not the type of weather most people would want to stand out to watch. Actually, last Thursday I only saw about 30 humans who wanted anything to do with the miserable weather condi­tions. Those humans were the RTR Knights football players. They would score early and often to achieve their fourth straight win of the season.
The scoring started on the first possession for the team. QB Payton Hess would score from 31 yards out to post the first TD. A pass completion from Jonah Christensen to Lo­gan Lamote produced the extra points. Hess would then score from six yards to make the score 14 -0 af­ter a quarter of play.

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Lady Knights get win in last conference tussle with YME

October 17, 2019

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Madison Witte winds up for a kill attempt against the Sting.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Lady Knights played the YME Sting last Tuesday in the final Camden Con­ference volleyball match of the 2019 season. The Lady Knights would sweep the Sting by scores of 25-18, 25-13 and 25-16.
The first set saw the vol­leyball Knights rush to a quick 4-0 advantage be­fore the Sting scored. The visiting Sting would then tie the set at 7 before the Knights took control. Kylea Baartman had a kill and an ace serve plus a kill by Madison Witte made the score 10-7. Rylie Hess and haley Muenchow would each have three kills to fin­ish out the set for the Lady Knights. The set point was a hitting error by the Sting.

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Ainsley Novak hugs dad Brandon during Parents’ Night ceremonies before last week’s home volleyball game.

Volleyball team opens postseason play October 25

October 17, 2019

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The Knights celebrate a point against YME last Thursday evening. RTR will open post-season play on Friday, Oct. 25.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The Russell-Tyler-Ruth­ton volleyball team will play host to MACCRAY in the first round of Section 3A volleyball next week. The No.4 seed Knights will face No.5 MACCRAY begin­ning at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25. The No.1 seed Min­neota will play the winner of the No.8 Dawson-Boyd/ No.9 Lac qui Parle Valley game being held in Daw­son on Oct. 21.

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