Lady Knights finish regular season with win over Edgerton

October 27, 2017

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Senior Tina Haroldson tips the ball at the net during last week’s match against Edgerton.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

It was Senior Night for the eight seniors on the RTR volleyball team. It would be the last regular season match for the eight girls. On this night all the seniors contributed to a win as the Lady Knights swept the Edgerton Dutch­men by scores of 25-23, 25-17 and 25-19.
The match was closer than most people ex­pected. The Lady Knights were coming off a big win on Monday and probably a little tired and maybe overconfident with their opponent…

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So long to seniors

October 27, 2017

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Seniors were honored before last week’s home volleyball match. Pictured left to right in front are Brooke Thomsen, Jaylen Miller, Jayda Johansen and Madison Muenchow; in back are seniors Jackie Dressen, Makenzie Buchert, Mya Christensen, Morgan Johnson, Maddie Ekema, Tina Haroldson, Lexi Wendland, Chloe Hess and Ashley Borchert.

Lady Knights pull upset with win over Rabbits in five sets

October 27, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR crowd was loud last Monday in Tyler as the RTR Lady Knights won a volleyball match in which they were the underdogs. The Wabasso Rabbits had won a share of the Toma­hawk Conference and had received points in the Class 1A ranking during the year. The Knights had to go five sets to win, but in the final results the scores were enough to taste the sweet smell of victory. The scores were 25-23, 20-25, 28-26, 14-25 and 15-9.
The first set saw both teams at their best. Nei­ther team had a big advan­tage in the set as a two-point lead was the biggest…

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Lady Knights move on with sweep of RCW in three sets

October 27, 2017

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Knights fans stood to serenade the Knights volleyball team with some country tunes between games Monday evening.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Lady Knights made quick work in their first post-season volleyball action as they would down the RCW Jaguars in three sets before a rowdy RTR crowd. The scores were 25-12, 25-16 and 25-10.
The first set was close when the score was 12-10. The Knights then would rattle off six straight points to have an eight-point lead. Lexi Wendland and Madi­son Witte each had two kills during this little run…

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Senior Makenzie Buchert picks up a point for RTR during her team’s first-round playoff win.

Knights come out on top against Dutchmen, 26-18

October 20, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The weather was perfect for football last Friday in Edgerton. It was Edgerton- Ellsworth’s Homecoming. The fans on both sides of the field were loud. Both teams had the same record going into the game, 4-2. You would expect a great game. It was all that and more. The Knights had to stop the Dutchmen at the 2-yard line with about two minutes left in the game. They managed to do that then pull out a surprise play on offense to seal the win.
Coach Fredrickson was elated after the big win. “We had some kids who really stepped up in the later part of the game. The big pass knock down by Jake Fischer, the fumble recovery by Jon Lucero, and the defensive line play by Cameron Nelson really told the story in our win. We were one tired team after the game, but also a very happy bunch.”

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Lady Knights end conference schedule with 3-2 win over KMS

October 20, 2017

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RTR’s Chloe Hess tips the ball past a pair of KMS defenders last week.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The volleyball Knights had to play five sets last Tuesday, but in the end it was worth the wait as they would win their sixth Cam­den Conference victory to have a winning record in the conference for the year. The scores were 16-25, 25- 23, 25-17, 20-25 and 15- 10.
The first set saw the Knights come out quite slow. Coach Brown felt the long weekend at the Sub­way Classic might have been the problem…

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Knights ground Raiders 54-6 in football action Friday nite

October 12, 2017

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Jake Fischer picks up some yardage during Friday evening’s football game against Fulda.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Football Team once again used a very good ground game to de­feat the Fulda Raiders last Friday in Tyler. The Knights amassed 418 yards of rushing offense as they controlled the ball throughout most of the game.
Coach Fredrickson was happy with his kids. “We started early in the game playing our type of ball and continued the effort the entire game. We now need to have the same type of effort against Edgerton- Ellsworth this week.”

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RTR volleyball squad romps over CMCS in three straight

October 12, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Lady Knights traveled to Prinsburg last Tuesday and did the prop­er activity by beating the Bluejays of CMCS in three straight sets. The scores were 25-16, 25-18 and 25- 21. The win by the Knights moved their conference mark to 5-4.
Tina Haroldson and Lexi Wendland led the Lady Knights with 15 and 14 kills, respectively…

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Lady Knights have success at Marshall Subway Classic

October 12, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR volleyball girls played five matches in Marshall in the annual Subway Classic last Fri­day and Saturday. Two matches were played on Friday and three on Satur­day. The Lady Knights won both matches on Friday so they were placed with oth­er teams which also won matches on Friday.
The team defeated Springfield 25-14 and 25-5 in the first match and took care of HLO 25-16 and 25- 15 in the second match on Friday.

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Lady Knights fall to Vikings

October 12, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The fourth-ranked Min­neota Vikings came to Ty­ler last Thursday to play the Lady Knights in anoth­er volleyball match. Yes, it was a conference affair and it also was another victory for the Vikings over the Knights. The Knights played the Vikings tough all night, but in the final results, the winning score was always the visiting Vi­kings. The scores were 25-19, 25-20 and 25-22.

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