Brooke Thomsen named to Independent basketball squad

April 3, 2019

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Marshall Indepen­dent has named members of the 11 teams in the area for honors for the 2018-19 basketball season. There are five players on both the first and second teams and eight players on the honorable mention squad.
Brooke Thomsen of the RTR Lady Knights re­ceived mention as one of the honorable mention players. Brooke led the Lady Knights this past year in scoring with an average of 11.3…

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Wrestlers will head to Rochester

April 3, 2019

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Thirty-one Marshall/Lakeview/RTR wrestlers qualified for the NYWA Individual State and Invite Tournament being held in Rochester, April 4-7. Wrestlers who placed 1st-3rd will wrestle in the State Tournament, while wrestlers who placed 4th-6th will wrestle in the Invite. Champions included Colton Chandler, McCoy Marthaler, Tyler Kraft, Keynan Coequyt, Brayden Chandler, Landon Marthaler, Joshua Kraft, Tate Condezo and Dylan Louwagie. Placings are as follows: left to right in front are Ripley Hook- 5th, Keynan Coequyt- 1st, Brock Hiller-4th, Cole Condezo-3rd, Colton Chandler-1st, Levi Bullerman-2nd, McCoy Marthaler-1st and Jack Grams-6th. In the second row are Sam Regnier-6th, Landon Marthaler-1st, Mauer Leyson-2nd, Tyler Kraft-1st, Garrett Elton-3rd, Dawson DeCamp-4th and Brayden Chandler-1st. In the third row are Garett Regnier-3rd, Kannon DePyper-6th, Drew Chandler-4th, Joshua Kraft-1st, Aiden Mattison-2nd, Andrew Stelter-5th and Ethan Mattison-4th. And in the back row are Tate Condezo-1st, Lukas Stelter-5th, Hailey Bahr-5th, Tucker Fiene-3rd, Dylan Louwagie-1st and Ayden St. Pierre-6th. Not pictured are Hector Ramos- 4th, Kaidin Otto-4th and Sean Griesse-5th.

RTR gymnasts left without a team

March 28, 2019

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From left: Brynn Peterson, Sarena Schwartz, Cora Hofer, Sophie Johnson, Katie Ekema, Kaylee Johnson and Sadie Johnson with their third place plaque for the Estelline/Hendricks Redhawks in February.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The Hendricks School Board voted last week to end seven years of pairing with the RTR district in gymnastics. Superintendent Bruce Houck said the district, which is now paired with the Estelline, South Dakota district in sports, would concentrate on including their new partner.
“It is the recommendation of the administration that we end the pairing in gymnastics with RTR and concentrate with Estelline,” Houck told the board…

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RTR girls hope to improve on last year’s mark of 10-7

March 28, 2019

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR softball girls set a record last year for wins in a season as they recorded 10 big wins. This year, with Granger Maranell once again lead­ing the Lady Knights, they hope to improve on that mark. There are 19 girls out for the sport this year, nine of them in the high school ranks.
There are some big holes to fill as the team lost five seniors to gradu­ation…

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Baseball Knights hope to improve on 10-8 mark

March 28, 2019

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Baseball Knights opened their spring practice in the RTR gym this year as white stuff still covers the baseball di­amond. The Knights hope to improve on a mark of 10-8 last year. Once again, Josh Fredrickson and Shay Wabeke will head up the coaching staff. The Knights have 27 eager hopefuls to fill the roster this year with 15 of these players of the middle school variety…

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Youth baseball season to begin

March 28, 2019

Plans are under way for the 2019 boys youth base­ball season. We need to de­termine how many teams we will have in grades 3-6 soon so that we can notify the league for scheduling purposes. The league con­sists of teams from Pip­estone, Edgerton, Adrian, Worthington and MCC…

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Camden Conference announces the boys all-conference squads

March 28, 2019

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Camden Conference has selected its all-confer­ence basketball players from the different teams in the conference. There are six teams in both the south and north halves of the conference. At least one player was named from each team.
Cooper and Carter Han­sen, along with big Jack Kerr, received honors for the RTR Knights for lead­ing the Knights to another winning season. Jared Hauswedell received hon­orable mention status…

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Legion baseball approved for 2019

March 28, 2019

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The approval of a local American Legion baseball team was made official last week. Helping the Tyler Legion members with their fundraiser on Sunday were local players (front) Jack Christianson and Cody Wichmann. In back are Coach Josh Fredrickson, Mason Brust, Logan Lamote, Dalton Muecke, Kyle Fischer and Payton Hess. The American Legion team is a joint effort of the Ruthton, Russell and Tyler Legion posts. The games will be played at the ball diamond in Ruthton.

RTR 17s take first place in Pipestone

March 21, 2019

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The RTR 17s Team placed first in gold at the Pipestone Tournament, their first this season. Pictured left to right are Coach Lexi Wendland, Allie Christianson, Rylie Hess, Madison Witte, Maddison Wendland, McKinley Schreurs, Casey Swanson and Kylea Baartman.

RTR volleyballers compete at Jackson

March 21, 2019

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In their first tournament, the RTR 10s White and Blue teams took first and second place at the Jackson County Tournament. Pictured left to right in front are Audrey Schreurs, Payton Johansen, Taylin Thooft, Makenna Hesse, Jada Beck, Ellie Dybdahl and Makayla Hesse; in back are Izzy Thomas, Kynsi Vander-plaats, Paisley Thooft, Laken Baartman, Dru Ellefson, Brynn Borresen, Jada McChesney, Sara Dwire, Sara Thooft, Bailey Thomas, Morgan Appel and coaches Sara Thomas and Candice Vanderplaats.