RTR students among state gymnasts

February 14, 2019

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Brynn Peterson, Sarena Schwartz, Cora Hofer, Sophie Johnson, Katie Ekema, Kaylee Johnson and Sadie Johnson are pictured with their third-place plaque. The Estelline-Hendricks Redhawks captured third place as a team at the South Dakota Gymnastics Championships held in Brookings, South Dakota, Feb 8-9.

By Redhawks
Sportswriters

In their first-ever state gymnastics meet, the Estelline-Hendricks Red­hawks placed third in the team competition held Friday, Feb. 8 at the Swif­tel Center in Brookings, South Dakota. The Red­hawks qualified second in Region 1 to advance to the state competition.
Deuel repeated as the Class A Champions and Watertown captured the AA crown over runner-up Mitchell. Parkston-Ethan-Hanson was the Class A runner-up, beating the Redhawks 132.95 to 132.825, giving them the victory by 0.125. Madison finished fourth (131.95) followed by Milbank (130.6), West Central-Montrose (128.75), Wag­ner-Bon Homme (128.35), Vermillion (125.925) and Hot Springs (122.425).

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RTR Knights run over Flying Dutchmen 79 to 42

February 6, 2019

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Tucker Baune battles an Edgerton player for a rebound during Thursday’s home game.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Knights and the Edgerton Flying Dutchmen battled in basketball last Thursday in Tyler. Neither team had practiced for five days because of weather conditions. It did not seem to bother the Knight boys as they rolled to an im­pressive win.
The Knights, with the Hansen lads scoring all seven points, jumped to a quick 7-0 advantage…

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Lady Knights lose close affair against Tigers, 76-74

February 6, 2019

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR girls traveled to Springfield last Thurs­day to battle the Tigers in non-conference action. The Tigers are considered to be the top team in their section. After trailing at the break by a score of 47- 34, the Lady Knights made a game of it the second half to only lose by two points.
Coach Krause had these things to say about the game. “When you score 74 points you should win the game. Our defense was not that good in this one. At some point of a game we have to consider to get some stops. Yes, we had a long break without any practices, but defense should always be there when we need it. Hope­fully, our kids learn from this game.”

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Lady Knights win exciting battle with Lancers, 72-68

February 6, 2019

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR girls played the Canby Lancers last Saturday in Canby and at the end the Lady Knights made enough free throws to pull out a rather inter­esting 72-68 victory. It was a rather ugly win for the team, as both teams made many mistakes during the action.
Kaleigh Carr scored five points early in the con­test to give the Knights a lead of four points…

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RTR teams split two games

January 31, 2019

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Carter Hansen is pictured with Head Coach Ted Kern after his 1,000th career point was scored last week against MACCRAY.

Carter Hansen reaches magic 1,000 mark

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR boys and girls traveled to Clara City last Tuesday to battle the MACCRAY Wolverines in a Camden Conference dou­bleheader. The RTR boys stretched their winning streak to seven games as they came away with a 83-67 victory while the RTR girls lost by a margin of three points, 39 to 36.
In the process of winning their game, Carter Han­sen picked up his 1,000th point of his high school ca­reer. Yes, he did it in a big way in this game.

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Knights teams earn a split with RCW Jaguars in conference play

January 31, 2019

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Payton Hess puts up a shot in the lane during Friday’s home game against Renville County West.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR basketball teams played the RCW Jag­uars in Tyler last Friday and earned a split of the doubleheader. The girls of RTR won their game by a score of 79 to 39 while the boys lost their game by a score of 72 to 63…
The RTR boys and the RCW Jaguars had a real battle in their game. It was close throughout the first three quarters of the game. The Knights had a 21-15 lead after nine min­utes of play only to see the Jaguars score 21 points during the second nine minutes while the Knights had the 15 points. Yes, the score was deadlocked at intermission at 36…

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Madison Muenchow puts up a shot in the lane during last week’s win for the girls over RCW.

Six free throw shooters advance to regional

January 31, 2019

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KC District Free Throw Winners: Avery Schreurs, Ramsey Carr, Ally Nelson, Aiden Wichmann, Lexi Schreurs, Hayden Gravely.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The district competition of the Knights of Columbus free throw championships were held in Slayton last Sunday. Six of the 13 par­ticipants that went to this level of competition will advance to regional com­petition in early March. There were two shooters in all the age levels at Slay­ton.
Ramsey Carr, represent­ing the boys in the 10-year-old bracket, made 16 of 25 free throws to advance. Ramsey was one happy camper after his round of shooting.

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Gymnasts win Barn Bash 7

January 31, 2019

By Redhawks
Sportswriters

The annual duel in The Barn with Sioux Falls Roosevelt was held on Jan. 22 after being rescheduled due to winter weather. The postponement added a meet to an already busy week for the Redhawk gymnasts.
The Redhawks defeated the Rough Riders 134.95 to 134.6…

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Middle school teams roll in Dairy Classic games

January 31, 2019

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The RTR boys were 2019 Russell Dairy Classic champions last Saturday at the middle school. Pictured in front are Teagan Wieme, Xavier Koening, Chase Christensen, Trevor Pape, Camden Hansen and Skylar Martinez. In back are Tucker Haroldson, Hayden Gravley, Matt Weber, Aiden Wichmann and Cody Wichmann.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The 36th annual Dairy Classic saw the RTR girls and boys from the eighth grade both win two games to capture the champion­ships in the same year for the first time since 2001.
There were three teams playing in the tournament this year, RTR, Minneota and Adrian. These three teams played a round-rob­in format to determine the champions.
The RTR eighth grade girls beat the Minneota Vi­kings and the Adrian Drag­ons by scores of 40-25 and 39-22, respectively…
The RTR boys used 11 players rather equally to beat the Vikings and Drag­ons by scores of 40-18 and 51-21….

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The RTR girls were also 2019 Russell Dairy Classic champions last Saturday at the middle school. In front are Morgan Brust, Whitney Bruns, Ella Hesse and Kyah Ellefson. In back are Ainsley Novak, Rylie Serreyn, Lexi Schreurs, Halle Gravley, Emilea Thooft and Maddison Lawrence.

Gymnasts second at Deuel Invite

January 31, 2019

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Redhawk gymnasts place second at Deuel Invitational with a score of 134.25. Pictured left to right are Sadie Johnson, Cora Hofer, Sophie Johnson, Kaylee Johnson, Katie Ekema, and Brynn Peterson.

By Redhawks
Sportswriters

Seven teams includ­ing Britton-Hecla, Cham­berlain, Deuel, Estelline- Hendricks, Harrisburg, Milbank and Sisseton were on hand in Clear Lake, South Dakota on Jan. 26 at the Deuel Gym­nastics Invitational. Host Deuel claimed the team title with an impressive 145.05. The Redhawks wrapped up their regular season finishing second scoring 134.25, followed by Milbank (130.75) in third place.
“I was really pleased with how we performed today,” said Coach Sherri Johnson. “This was our third meet in five days, but the girls had fun and per­formed with confidence!”…

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Kaitlyn Althoff, daughter of Nathan and Carrie Althoff, was recognized on Senior Night at her last meet in the Barn. Althoff started gymnastics in seventh grade and has competed for the Grizzlies and Redhawks for five seasons.