Knights suffer first football loss to MLA by score of 29-6

September 26, 2018

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Tim Gilmore fends off a tackler on a long pass reception during Friday’s game against the Mountain Lake Area Wolverines.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Wolverines of Mountain Lake Area came to Tyler last Friday with the intention of avenging a loss to the Knights last postseason that gave the Knights a chance to play at U.S. Bank Stadium.
The Wolverines made it clear throughout the game on Friday that they were the better team on this particular night. They would dominate the game on both sides of the ball. The Wolverines seemed to run the ball downhill throughout the game as they would gather first downs. On the defensive end, they made it tough for the home team Knights to run the ball…

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Lady Knights see winning streak stopped by Lakers

September 26, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Volleyball Team waltzed into Cottonwood last Tuesday with a nice five-game winning streak. The Lakeview Lakers were nice hosts for the first set, as the Knights used two ace serves from Kalleigh Carr plus a block and kill from Madison Witte, then a kill from Rylie Hess to score five straight points to make the score 13-5 from 8-5. A kill by Witte for the 24th point and a Laker error gave the first set to the Knights by a score of 25-14.
Maddy Muenchow got the Lady Knights on the board in the second set by recording a kill, but the Lakers would score the next six points of the set…

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Knights move to 3-0 with 43- 14 win over WWG Chargers

September 19, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

Last year the Westbrook-Walnut Grove Chargers came to Tyler and ruined the Knight Homecoming. This year the Knights trav­eled to Westbrook and ruined the Charger Home­coming by scoring on nearly every possession with the ball. The defen­sive effort by the Knights was also quite impressive.
The Knights wasted no time in this one to score. Cooper Hansen would score from one yard for the first points…

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Middle school football squads play some hot football Saturday

September 19, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The middle school foot­ball 7th and 8th graders played a scrimmage in Ty­ler last Saturday against Marshall and MCC. It was a very warm day with plenty of water used in the scrim­mages. The 8th grade has 11 players out for football while the 7th grade has 15 boys out for the sport. However, since the 7th grade had more players, they would give some of their bigger players to the 8th graders in the scrim­mage. This, of course, hurts the 7th graders some in their scrimmage.
The 8th grade had a rather successful day as they would beat both Mar­shall and MCC. The score against Marshall was 28- 20 while the MCC score was 24-0…

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Taking time to remember on 9-11

September 19, 2018

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Above: In remembrance of 9/11, members of A.C. Hansen Post 185 of the American Legion in Tyler— Jim Brust, Kenton Stanek, Duane Blake and Frank Jorgensen— present the Colors as RTR High School Choir members sing the National Anthem before the volleyball game on Sept. 11.

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Brooke Thomsen, left, is pictured before the volleyball game on Sept. 11, speaking to the crowd about the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Lady Knights even record with great win over TMB

September 19, 2018

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Lady Knight No. 10 McKinley Schreurs sets up the ball for No. 7 Haley Muenchow during the Sept. 11 game vs. Tracy-Milroy-Balaton in Tyler.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

It has been many years since the RTR volleyball team has beaten the TMB Panthers. Last Tuesday in Tyler, a full house of mostly RTR fans saw the Lady Knights beat those Panthers in five sets. The scores were 18-25. 25-21. 25-17, 25-27 and 15-13.
The first set was very frustrating for the Lady Knights and their fans. The start of the set saw both teams with small leads…

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First-ever Avera Tyler Golf Tournament raises $4,000

September 19, 2018

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Monday’s winners of the Avera Tyler Golf Tournament were the Tyler Golf Club team of (l.-r.) Steve Borchert, Trent Hess and Joel Wiering.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The first-ever Avera Ty­ler Golf Tournament was held on Monday at the Tyler Golf Course. Teams were able to get in four or five holes before the first rainstorm hit Tyler at around 11:30 a.m. The teams halted play and gathered in the clubhouse to warm up, dry out and have lunch provided by Subway of Marshall.
Avera Tyler Foundation Executive Director Abby Ahmann said the tourna­ment was able to resume and get a few more holes in before the second wave of rain came.

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Knights use kicking game to beat CM/C 27-24 in wild one

September 12, 2018

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The Knights’ Payton Hess pulls in a long pass during the second quarter of RTR’s win over Cedar Mountain-Comfrey.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The crowd at the RTR vs. Cedar Mountain-Comfrey football game last Friday were well entertained in a wide open affair in Ty­ler. There were many long touchdowns in the game which changed the posi­tion of the score on the scoreboard. In the end it was the RTR kicking that won the game. Both teams scored four touch­downs, but Payton Hess of the Knights converted on three of four extra point kicks while the Cougars did not convert on any ex­tra points.

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Thomsen signs with Dordt basketball program

September 12, 2018

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Brooke Thomsen signed a Letter of Intent to play in Sioux Center, Iowa for the Dordt Defenders women’s basketball program in 2019. Pictured with Brooke (clockwise) are RTR Athletic Director Daniel Bettin, RTR Head Coach Steve Krause and Dordt Head Basketball Coach Bill Harmsen.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

One RTR senior took a big step toward her life-long dream last Wednes­day afternoon, as Brooke Thomsen signed a Letter of Intent to play basketball for Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa.
“I remember through­out the day being super excited because ever since I was a little girl I have al­ways wanted to play col­lege basketball,” Thomsen said. “Dad asked me if had my signature ready. I told him I had been practicing all day.

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Lady Knights lose exciting match to YME in five sets

September 12, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Lady Knights of RTR played their first Camden Conference match of the year last Tuesday in Tyler. However, after taking two of the first three sets, the YME Sting would finish the evening by taking the final two sets to win the match. The scores were 18-25, 25-23, 25-21, 23-25 and 11-15.
The first set saw Kylea Baartman start the set off on the right foot with two aces…

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