Knights dump Vikings before packed house by 60-52 score

February 8, 2018

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Jonah Johnson twists into a reverse layup during Thursday’s game against Minneota.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The game of the year so far for the RTR boys was about as perfect as the RTR fan could imag­ine. The seats at the RTR gym were packed with fans from both RTR and Minneota. The fans were asked to be more sociable by crowding together so more people could see the game. The Knights had to come from behind with eight minutes left in the game to pull it out. The score at that time was 48 to 44 for the Vikings.

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M-L-RTR wrestling places 2nd

February 8, 2018

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Marshall-Lakeview-RTR’s K-3 Wrestling Team went 3-1, capturing second place at the Annandale-Maple Lake Team Tournament on Jan. 28. They defeated 42-24, Prior Lake 50-18, and Waconia 46-18. In the championship they lost to LeSueur-Henderson, 21-36. Pictured left to right in front are Easton Strand, Colton Chandler, Levi Kraft, Dominic Riley, Sam Grahn, McCoy Marthaler and Keynon Coequyt; in the middle row are Charlie Moline, Tyler Kraft, Braden Nib¬be, Sam Regnier, Braden Chandler, Ethan Mattison, and Ramset Carr; and in the back row are coaches Jay Strand, Carey Mattison, David Kraft and Brian Marthaler.

Knights win big conference battle against Lakers, 64-56

February 1, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR and Lakev­iew Laker fans were all primed for an important Camden Conference tilt between their two teams last Thursday in Tyler. The Knights were coming into the game with a 15-game winning streak while the Lakers had a nine-game winning streak. One team was going to go away from the game quite disappoint­ed.
The Knights had their fans going as they would start with a 14 to 0 run to start the game. Carter Hansen would score eight points while Westin Kirk and Garrett Kern had the other six points. At the nine-minute mark the score was 22-10 for the Knights.

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Lady Knights even record

February 1, 2018

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The Knights’ Jackie Dressen puts up a shot over Lakeview forward Lizzie Grube during Friday evening’s game against the Lakers.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR girls evened their overall record with a convincing win over the Lakeview Lakers last Fri­day in Tyler. After scoring only 28 and 29 points in their last two games, the Lady Knights put up 45 points in beating the Lak­ers 45-26.
Jackie Dressen scored the first seven points for the team as they would have a 23-8 score on the scoreboard with five min­utes remaining in the first half. The score at the inter­mission was 28-15 for the Knights.

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All teams win two games at the Dairy Classic in Russell

February 1, 2018

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Jonah Christensen finishes off a fast break with a score against Minneota on Saturday.

The Knights boys win two games for championship

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sport

The 35th annual Dairy Classic saw only three teams participating this year. The three teams played a round-robin af­fair with each team getting to play two games. Each school that participated, RTR, Minneota and Adrian, won two games for their schools.

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Lexi Schreurs launches a shot during Saturday morning’s game against Minneota in the Russell Dairy Classic.

JV Knights in action

February 1, 2018

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RTR’s JV Knights played the Deubrook Dolphins in their first game of the Elkton, South Dakota Border Bash, losing by only one point in the last five seconds.

Grizzlies edge Yankton Gazelles

February 1, 2018

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Brynn Peterson performs her floor routine at The Barn on Jan. 25 in the Grizzlies’ match-up against Yankton, South Dakota. Peterson placed second on the floor with a personal best score of 8.1.

By Grizzly Sportswriters

The Hendricks-RTR Grizzly Gymnastics Team hosted the Yankton Ga­zelles on Jan. 25 at The Barn. The Grizzlies topped the Gazelles 132.075 to 130.375. This is the second year the Gazelles made the long trek to The Barn from southeast South Dakota, filling a void in their late season schedule.
“We struggled a bit on bars and the balance beam, but it was great to get the win,” said Coach Sherri Johnson. “Yankton beat us last year at the Barn Bash, so it was nice to come out on top this season.”

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Gymnasts hit season high at Deuel

February 1, 2018

By Grizzly Sportswriters

The Grizzly Gymnastics Team finished second at the Deuel Invitational on Jan. 27. The Cardinals won the meet with 141.05 points followed by Hendricks-RTR with a season high 137.15. Mil­bank came in third (130.1) followed by Chamberlain (122.55), Britton (121.8) and Sisseton (120.5).

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RTR free throw shooters do well at KC District competition

February 1, 2018

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District free throw winners from RTR pictured in front are Laken Baartman, Avery Schreurs and Tyler Wichmann; in back are Kate Cowell, Lexi Schreurs, Ally Nelson and Cody Wichmann.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The district competition for the Knights of Colum­bus free throw champion­ships were held in Slayton this past Sunday. Seven of the 12 shooters from the council where the RTR shooters qualified will ad­vance to regional competi­tion.
Laken Baartman will move on in the 9-year age group for girls as she made 18 of 25 attempts. Jayden Schreurs, representing the boys in this age group, placed second with 10 makes…

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RTR teams split double-header with MACCRAY

January 25, 2018

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The Knights’ Westin Kirk puts up a shot in the lane against MACCRAY Friday evening.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR basketball squads, perfect in five dou­bleheaders this year, final­ly had that string broken last Friday in Tyler. Before the biggest crowd of the year, the MACCRAY girls beat the Lady Knights by a score of 50 to 28. The RTR boys continued on their winning ways by beating the Wolverines 72-32.
The Lady Knights did not bring their shooting shoes to this game. They would attempt 64 shots from the field and make only 10 of them for about 16 percent. Many of the shots were open looks. A basket here or there might have sparked the team in many parts of the game…

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