Wildcats advance to round two of playoffs with 54-20 victory

July 13, 2017

Submitted by Mike Tiedeman

The Buffalo Ridge Wild­cats advanced to the next round of playoffs with a 54-20 victory over the North Iowa Bucks Satur­day in Lake Benton. The Wildcats are undefeated, 9-0, and the number one seed in the West Division. The Wildcats are the only undefeated team left in the league, so they will play one more home playoff game before the champi­onship which is played in St. Peter.
The Wildcats also had six players named to the Stars and Stripes all-star game…

For the full story, read this week’s Tyler Tribute.

RTR 3-on-3 summer basketball league holds tournament

July 5, 2017

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Boys 3-on-3 basketball champions Sam Nibbe, Quinten Poindexter, Brody Bales and Aiden Wichmann.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Students in the fifth through seventh grades had the opportunity to participate in a 3-on-3 summer basketball league this summer. The league was formed by the RTR Booster Club with the help of the RTR Community Ed program. A total of nine teams participated this summer with sponsor­ship assistance from TE Underground in Tyler and Borch’s Sporting Goods in Marshall.

For the full story and more photos, read this week’s Tyler Tribute.

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Girls 3-on-3 basketball Champions Ally Nelson, Halle Gravley and Tatum Hess. Not pictured: Riley Serreyn.

Hendricks Summerfest

July 5, 2017

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The City of Hendricks kicked off six big days of their annual Summerfest Celebration last week with a sand volleyball tournament. The Grizzlies were the winning Teen Sand Volleyball team. Comprising the team (above) were Sophie Johnson, Abby Satterlee, Jessade Siverson and Kaylee Johnson.

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Lake Benton hosted 23 teams of girls fastpitch softball

July 5, 2017

1st Place 10U Rec Pipestone
Pipestone placed first in the 10U rec division.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Lake Benton’s DeZeeuw Field hosted 23 teams in five divisions of girls fast pitch softball on Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25. The teams were divided by age and experience, 10U rec, 10U C, 12U rec, 12U C, and 14U. Teams were from Pipestone, Marshall, Slay­ton, Jasper and Luverne in Minnesota and Brookings, Dell Rapids, Baltic, Garret­son, Flandreau, and Len­nox in South Dakota. TAG, the Hotshots, and the USA Hope teams also played in the tournament.

For the full story and more photos, read this week’s Tyler Tribute.

2nd Place 12U C Brookings Blast Blue
The 12U C Brookings Blast Blue team placed second in their division.

RTR football camps in July

July 5, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
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The RTR Knights 2017 football camp will be held July 19-21 for 4th through 8th graders and July 24- 27 for 9th through 12th graders. Both camps will provide fundamentals that the players will be able to practice to improve their overall game.

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Kronborg Inn sponsors horseshoe league team

July 5, 2017

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Pictured here: Jason Buchert competing in last week’s Southwest Minnesota Horseshoe League game for the Kronborg Inn.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The Southwest Minneso­ta Horseshoe League is en­tering its sixth week next week. The league consists of six teams, including the Kronborg Inn of Tyler, Patzer’s Hardware Hank of Marshall, Tracy Food Pride, First Independent Bank of Balaton, C.A.S. Plumbing and Heating of Canby and State Farm In­surance of Canby.
Kronborg Inn home games are played at the horseshoe court north of the swimming pool. Games are Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m.

For the full story, read this week’s Tyler Tribute.

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Jordyn Buchert faces off against Gene Eilers of C.A.S. of Canby.

3 on 3 basketball

June 29, 2017

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The RTR Basketball Booster Club has created a 3-on-3 league this summer in collaboration with the RTR Community Education program. Boys who were in grades 5-7 this year play on Tuesday nights while girls in grades 5-7 this year play on Wednesday nights. The program currently has five boys teams and four girls teams.

For the full story, read this week’s Tyler Tribute.

Baartman, Buchert make Independent softball honors

June 29, 2017

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The 2017 RTR Softball letter winners, from left to right in front, are—Courtney Snyder, Maryn Johansenand Makenzie Buchert; in back are Ashley Owen, Jenny Reyes, Rhaegyn Petersen, Cora Alderson, Morgan Johnson and Kylea Baartman.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

Kylea Baartman was re­cently named to the Mar­shall Independent first team. Mackenzie Buchert of the Lady Knights was named to the second team. There were nine girls named to each team from the area.
Baartman, only a ninth grader this past year, was the top pitcher for the Lady Knights and also the lead­ing hitter with an average of .492. She led the team with 20 RBIs and 31 total hits. As a pitcher, she was the third leading pitcher in the area with strikeouts. She fanned 87 batters.

For the full story, read this week’s Tyler Tribute.

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RTR Knights softball players Kylea Baartman (left) and Morgan Johnson (right) received all-conference plaques at the recent awards ceremony for the 2017 season. Makenzie Buchert (middle) received Honorable Mention recognition.

Wildcats finish regular season undefeated, playoffs July 8

June 29, 2017

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The Wildcats finished their regular season undefeated. Playoffs will begin in Lake Benton on July 8.

The Buffalo Ridge Wild­cats finished their regu­lar season with a 35-14 victory in Mitchell, South Dakota on Saturday, June 24. The Wildcats now have a bye before begin­ning the first round of playoffs, which will be played in Lake Benton on Saturday, July 8.
The Wildcats are usu­ally a passing team but with high winds they had to rely heavily on their running game…

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13U Knights place at tourney

June 29, 2017

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The RTR Knights 13U baseball team took 6th place in the Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart tournament over the weekend. The Knights lost to Alexandria by a 7-6 score before bouncing back to defeat Le Sueur 4-3. The day ended with a tough 10-8 loss to Hutchinson. The Knights will be participating in several scrimmages in preparation for the state tournament in Marshall July 28-30. Pictured left to right in front are Aiden Wichmann, Darren Baartman, Tucker Haroldson, Rion Moat, Jack Christianson and Sam Nibbe; in back are Coach Grant Wichmann, Cody Wichmann, Dalton Meucke, Dylan Anderson, Logan Lamote, Hayden Gravley, Coach Josh Gravley and Coach Lyle Lamote.