Football playoff game slated for Friday

November 7, 2018

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The RTR Knights football team defeated Ogilvie on Thursday to win their second consecutive Section 2 Nine-Man championship. The Knights will face undefeated Spring Grove on Friday in New Ulm.

By Mark Wilmes
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The RTR Football Team has qualified for the Minnesota State Nine-Man Football Quarterfinals for the second straight year. The game will be played at New Ulm High School at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9. The game time creates a need for an early release from school on Friday and reschedul­ing of some events as well as cre­ation of new ones…

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Knights advance to State Tournament for second straight year with 46-0 win

November 7, 2018

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Freshman Jonah Christensen stretches out for a score during Thursday’s win over Ogilvie at SMSU.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The football Knights scored early and often in their section final game with the Ogilvie Lions last Thursday at SMSU under ideal weather conditions. Maybe the Lions and their fans didn’t think the condi­tions were that great. The win by the Knights moved them to the state football tournament, which will start in New Ulm this Fri­day.
The Knights received the opening kickoff and after three runs by Jon Lucero for a first down, the Knight coaches didn’t think the Knights were scoring fast enough…

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Touchdown tunes

November 7, 2018

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The RTR Pep Band played at SMSU on Thursday for the RTR vs. Ogilvie playoff game under the direction of Lorilee Malecha.

Lady Knights bow out with 3-0 loss to Wabasso Rabbits

November 7, 2018

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McKinley Schreurs goes up for a spike during last week’s playoff game against Wabasso.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Volleyball Team fought the good fight last Tuesday at SMSU, but in the end the second-seeded Wabasso Rabbits were just too much as the Rabbits won the match by scores of 25-17, 25-17 and 25-20. The Rabbits improved their overall record to 26-4 and as the fourth ranked team in the state in Class 1A, went on to play the Min­neota Vikings on Thursday in the section north finals. Of course, the Vikings have been ranked number one in the state all year.
The Lady Knights came to play on Tuesday as they started out strong in the first set…

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Volleyball awards presented

November 7, 2018

By Mark Wilmes
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The 2018 RTR volley­ball awards banquet was held on Monday evening at the high school cafeteria. Awards were presented to the players as follows:
A Team
Kalleigh Carr’s 1,000 digs— she was able to add 332 digs this season to her career total of 1,325.

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Knights reach section finals with 44-16 win over Falcons

November 1, 2018

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The Cooper Hansen (No. 15) to Carter Hansen (No. 27) connection was good for 161 yards on eight catches and two touchdowns against MACCRAY in the first round of the Section 2 nine-man playoffs last Tuesday.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The football Knights, with their offense running on all cylinders, pushed themselves to the Section finals in Section 2 for the second straight year as they would beat the Red Rock Central Falcons 44 to 16 last Saturday after­noon. The Knights led at the break by the score of 24-0.
The Knights outgained the Falcons 444 yards to 261 yards of total offense for the game. The passing attack for the Knights was again outstanding as they would have 335 yards of aerial yardage.

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RTR student part of boys volleyball team

November 1, 2018

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The 2018 Kairos volleyball team — (from left to right) Coach Max Curran, Nick Kappenman (Madison, South Dakota), Zach Miller (Lake Benton), Parker Winkleman (Marshall), Bryce Schott (Lake Park, Iowa), Brayden Pulscher (Dell Rapids, South Dakota), Tyrese Theus (Huron, South Dakota), and Brady Fergen (Menno, South Dakota). Not pictured is Tanner Evers (Huron, South Dakota).

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 

RTR student Zach Mill­er has been a big fan of volleyball for about as long as he can remem­ber. He currently serves as the student manager for the RTR girls’ team and has had an eye on the game since grade school. “I think the thing that made me want to play vol­leyball was just watching my sister play and tag­ging along with her since the second grade until last year,” Miller said. “Just the competition of it and the friends and amazing op­portunities that comes with the sport.”

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Lady Knights pull upset to move on in volleyball action

November 1, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Volleyball Team stopped the 17-game win­ning streak of YME last Fri­day and will have played the second-seeded Wabasso Rabbits this past Tuesday. The scores of the match with YME were 19-25, 25-20, 25-10 and 25-15. YME had some mention in the state rankings the last few weeks and were the third seed in the section.
The Lady Knights did not start the match as they would have liked as the Sting won that first set…

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Knights advance

October 29, 2018

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The Knights’ Haley Muenchow makes a play at the net in Monday’s 3-0 win over Lac qui Parle Valley. Watch for more info on the win in next week’s Tribute. Number 6 RTR will advance to play Number 3 Yellow Medicine East on Thursday evening in Granite Falls at 7 p.m. The winner of that game will play at SMSU on Oct. 30 at 7:15 p.m.

Lady Knights fall to Rabbits in exciting match, 3 to 1

October 29, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Volleyball Team, fresh off a success­ful weekend at the Jimmy John’s Classic, traveled to Wabasso last Monday to play the fourth-ranked Rabbits. The ranking was in Class 1A, where the Minneota Vikings are the number one ranked team. The atmosphere for the contest was electric, as the RTR crowd was more noisy than the Wabasso crowd.
The first set was not a good one for the Lady Knights, as the Rabbits took control early and gained a victory with a score of 25-6. The Lady Knights looked like they had played five matches over the weekend in this one, never really gaining any momentum in the set.

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