RTR adds fall activities

June 20, 2019

By Mark Wilmes
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The RTR School Board is proceeding with exploring the possibility of adding up to four activities for the new school year. Activities being considered for fall are cheerleading for football with an approximate budget of $5,700; gymnastics ($21,000, not including equipment, if needed); danceline ($10,000); boys and girls cross country ($9,000).
Athletic Director Dan Bettin said he has been in talks with Tracy-Milroy-Balaton about joining with danceline.

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RTR 11U places second in tournament

June 20, 2019

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The RTR 11U Baseball Team took second place in the Marshall Tournament over the weekend. The young Knights beat Marshall Black 11-7, Hutchinson 3-0, and tied Howard Lake 8-8, winning their pool. The team then went into the championship, facing Marshall Orange, losing 11-5. Pictured left to right in front are Isaac Janish, Tyson Burns, Levi Tommeraasen, Levi Schultz, Gavin Schreurs and Dillan Dressen; in back are Coach Tory Schreurs, Jackson Kerkaert, Carson Lensing, Tyler Wichmann, Kolby Louwagie, Colton Thomsen, Brayden Chandler and Coach Grant Wichmann.

Royals take one, drop two

June 20, 2019

By Mark Wilmes
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Last Wednesday the Ruthton Royals traveled to Worthington and defeated the Cubs, 12-9. Brandon Verly got the win on the mound, going six innings and giving up five runs (four earned) with three strikeouts. Chris Dougherty got the three-inning save, giving up only one earned run…

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Legion baseball comes to Ruthton diamond

June 20, 2019

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Members of the Russell, Tyler and Ruthton Legion posts were on hand for the Presentation of Colors before the first RTR Legion home baseball game last week in Ruthton.

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Pictured above: Hayden Gravley scores the first run of the game.

Horseshoe season underway

June 13, 2019

By Mark Wilmes
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The first two weeks of the Southwest Horse­shoe Pitcher’s Association season is in the books. In week one, State Farm Insurance Canby defeat­ed Smidt’s Little DQ by points, 9-8. State Farm was led by Curt Olsen who went 2-2 with 28 ring­ers. Smidt’s Little DQ was led by Dan Stassen who went 3-1 with 84 ringers…

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Royals fall to Irish, drop two in tourney at Minneota

June 13, 2019

By Mark Wilmes
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The Ruthton Royals fell to the Milroy Irish 8-0 last Wednesday in Gopher League amateur baseball. Chris Dougherty took the loss on the mound, with Shay Wabeke and Nate Roeder seeing some time in relief. Roeder was 2-for-4 at the plate, with Tylan Gylling going 1-for-3.

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Lady Knights suffer tough loss against Wolverines

June 6, 2019

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Softball Team, after winning their first game ever in postseason softball, played the MAC­CRAY Wolverines in Mar­shall on Saturday, May 25. It was an elimination game for both teams, mean­ing the loser of the game would be done playing for the year. The Wolverines won the game in 12 in­nings, scoring the winning run in the bottom half of the 12th inning on a foul pop-up. The final score was 5-4.
The Wolverines scored four runs in the first three innings of play as the Lady Knights could not gather enough hits to score. That all changed in the next two innings for the Lady Knights…

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Tyler hosts youth tournament

June 6, 2019

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The RTR 10U and 12U baseball teams participated in an 11-team tournament in Tyler on Saturday. Pictured above: Micah Johnson delivers a pitch in the opening game for the 10U team. Below: Chase Christianson helped pitch the 12U team to the championship on Saturday.

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Wildcats outlast Warriors

June 6, 2019

Submitted by Michael Tiedeman

The Buffalo Ridge Wild­cats traveled to Madison, South Dakota to take on the new Madison War­riors team. They had just faced this team before the league bye. The Wildcats won the first game 18-0 in Lake Benton, but this game would be much closer.
The Wildcats jumped out to a 20-0 lead at half-­time, but the Warriors found their offense in the second half of the game…

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Knights drop season finale

May 30, 2019

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Cody Wichmann delivers a pitch against Edgerton last Thursday. RTR fell to the Dutchmen by a 3-0 score to close out the Knights regular season.