Royals close regular season

July 19, 2018

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The Ruthton Royals, from left to right in front, are Eric Wiering, Dain LaRock, Parker Wendland and Dan Paluch; in back are Tylan Gylling, Chris Dougherty, Shay Wabeke, Mitchell Biever, Walker Kor, Jared Baartman and Brent Wiering.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The Ruthton Royals played the final three games of their 2018 regu­lar season over the week­end. On Saturday the Royals played the Tracy Engineers, losing a 3-1 decision. Chris Dougherty took the loss for the Roy­als, going eight innings and giving up three runs on 12 hits. He struck out four in the game. Tylan Gylling, Shay Wabeke and Dough­erty all went 2-for-4 at the plate, with Gylling driving in Ruthton’s only run…

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Tyler athlete helps bring home some hardware from Orlando

July 11, 2018

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Kalleigh Carr of Tyler holding the national championship trophy.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

A pair of Lincoln County volleyball players were among a 16-and-under volleyball team that found themselves the last team standing in a 183-team field, taking the AAU Junior National Volleyball Championship in Orlando, Florida. RTR’s Kalleigh Carr and Sophie Johnson of Hendricks played on a Southwest Minnesota Juniors volleyball team that also included players from Canby, Yellow Medicine East, Marshall, Murray County Central, Lakeview and Minneota.
The tournament opened on June 25 and went on for four grueling days, trimming 183 teams down to just one. The day began for the team each day at 6 a.m. in order to be ready to play an 8 a.m. game.

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Three baseball Knights make all-area Independent teams

July 11, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

 
The Marshall Independent has announced its all-area baseball teams for the spring season of 2018. There were nine players on both the first and second teams and five players named to the honorable mention list. There were 10 teams that were represented for all-area…
Hunter Vanlerberghe of the Knights was named to the first team. Hunter was the lead-off hitter for the Knights. He batted .452 for the season which was the fourth best among area players. He finished with 28 hits, 13 RBIs and 19 runs scored…

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Local gals’ Dell Rapids Ace Hardware softball team takes first in 18U tourney

July 11, 2018

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The Dell Rapids Ace Hardware 18U Softball Team won the 2018 SESFA league tournament. Members of the winning team, pictured left to right in front, are Bergan Weiland, Hannah Heiberger, Olivia Stelzer, Rhaegyn Petersen, Cassy Geraets, Sam Price and Elly Schultz; in back are Head Coach Jen Alderson, Assistant Coach Wayne Mortrude, Zoe Mortrude, Makayla Shriver, Cora Alderson, Hannah Sims, Sydney Johnson, Assistant Coach Jessica Schultz and Assistant Coach Jill Petersen.

The Dell Rapids Ace Hardware softball team placed first in the 2018 Sioux Empire Fastpitch Softball Association 18U league tournament. The nine-team tournament was held July 7-8 at Sher­man Park in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
In the first round, Ace Hardware defeated In­ferno 13-5…

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Royals play three games in three days

July 11, 2018

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Ruthton Royals pitcher Jared Baartman delivering a pitch during Saturday’s win over Tracy.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The Ruthton Royals won one and lost two over the weekend in amateur baseball action. On Friday evening, the Royals lost to Adrian, 7-6. Ruthton held a 4-3 lead going into the bottom of the eighth, when the A’s snatched the lead. Brent Wiering started and left with no decision, giving up three runs (one earned) on eight hits while striking out four.

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All-state recognition for team

July 11, 2018

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Photo courtesy of George Ruhmann
The RTR Girls Golf Team received the 2018 Section Academic All-State Award given by the Minnesota State High School Golf Coaches Association. The girls were Section 3A champs and placed fourth in the entire state. Pictured left to right are Ainsley Novak, Rylie Hess, Allie Christianson and Skylar Borresen.

3-on-3 Summer League

July 6, 2018

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RTR 3-on-3 basketball champions for 2018 Seth Cowell, Aiden Wichmann, Alex Nilles and Brooks Hess.

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RTR 3 on 3 basketball champions: (l.-r.) Ella Hesse, Emelia Thooft, Addison Serreyn, Ally Nelson and Kelsey Vanderplaats.

Wildcats all-stars selected

July 6, 2018

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Mike Tiedeman

The Buffalo Ridge Wild­cats ended their regular season with a 36-19 loss in Sioux Falls against the Sioux Empire Crusaders. The Crusaders ended their season undefeated, 8-0, and the number one seed in the West division as the Wildcats are the number two seed with a 6-2 re­cord.
Quarterback TJ Oates completed 15 of 20 passes good for 197 yards, two touchdowns and one in­terception while his broth­er David Oates completed 5 of 10 passes for 41 yards.

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Independent announces 2018 softball all-area teams

June 27, 2018

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All-State Academic Softball Team players Courtney Snyder and Johannah Nielsen of RTR High School.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Marshall Indepen­dent has released its 2018 softball all-area teams. There are nine players on both the first team and second team with five players making honorable mention. There were nine teams involved in the all-area selections… Makenzie Buchert, a se­nior for the Lady Knights, was named to the first team for her play with the Knights this past season. Buchert was the second leading hitter in the area, carrying a .531 average.

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Camden Conference Softball All-Conference Award recipients Kylea Baartman, Makenzie Buchert and Morgan Johnson. Not pictured is Cora Alderson, All-Conference Honorable Mention.

Royals drop two

June 27, 2018

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The Ruthton Royals faced the Pipestone A’s on Friday in amateur baseball action. The Royals squan­dered a 6-3 8th inning lead, giving up nine runs to fall by a 12-6 margin. Mitchell Biever pitched went seven innings, giv­ing up five runs, of which three were earned.

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