Donuts with the Athletes

September 12, 2018

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The Donuts with the Athletes event will return on Sept. 22 in the RTR High School cafeteria.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

On Saturday morning, Sept. 22, the second annu­al Donuts with the Athletes event will be held in the RTR High School cafeteria. Volleyball players will be able to chat with commu­nity members and share a pastry from Kornerstone Kravings and Bakery in Canby.

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Lady Knights battle, but lose to Arrows in four sets

September 5, 2018

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The RTR girls celebrate a point during Thursday’s home opener.

Carr records 1,000th dig

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The young volleyball squad from RTR played their first match of the season in Tyler against the Pipestone Area Arrows last Thursday. The Arrows had a match under their belt before action started, but the Lady Knights played some great volleyball the first set as they came from behind to win the set 25- 15. The Knights got behind by the score of 1-7 before rattling off points to tie the set at 8. Two kills each by Rylie Hess and McKinley Schreurs got the job done.

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Knights start in fine style with dominant win over RCW

September 5, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Football Knights used a strong of­fense and defense against the RCW Jaguars in Dan­ube last Friday night to win their opening game of the 2018 football sea­son. Both offense and de­fense really shined in the first half as the Knights took their break with a 21-6 advantage. The Knights recorded 13 first downs in the opening half to only two for the Jaguars.
The Knights would score on their second possession of the game. Jon Lucero had a 16-yard run while Corbyn Sitzmann added a six-yard dash. Quarterback Coo¬per Hansen ran for 25 yards on three carries…

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Lady Knights ready to make another deep playoff run

August 30, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

Last year the RTR Lady Knights surprised some teams as they would pull a couple of upsets in the postseason in volleyball. The Ladies open the 2018 season with pretty much the same gang of coaches as last year, hoping to im­prove on a record of 16- 12 from last year. Daynica Brown will lead the way with her assistants being old gray beard, Neil Witte, Kitsie Carr, and new to the fold, Miranda Gravley.
There are some key loss­es from last year. Graduat­ing are Tina Haroldson, Lexi Wendland, Mya Chris­tensen and Chloe Hess. These four girls were the top hitters on the team. Christensen was also one of the top setters in the conference the last two years…

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Knights look to have another winning football season

August 30, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The 2017 football sea­son for the RTR Knights was one great affair. The Knights would win 10 games in going 10-3 for the season. They would win the section champi­onship over RRC in a wild game at SMSU. They would win their first-round state tournament game at New Ulm against Mountain Lake in bitter weather con­ditions to advance to U.S. Bank Stadium in a semi-final game. Yes, they would lose that game, but the season would represent the greatest year of foot­ball for the RTR Knights in their short history. The RTR Knights first started playing football in 1987.
The Knights in 2018 will once again be led by the same character of coaches who led them last year. Josh Fredrickson will lead the way with Granger Ma­ranell, Daren Baartman, Ted Kern and OCM…

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Mini Knights program returns in 2018

August 30, 2018

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The RTR Mini Knights program will return this fall. Pictured from left are Brynn Borresen, Kyah Christiansen, Makenna Hesse, Natalie Thomas, Dru Ellefson, Kynsi Vanderplaats and Oakley Schreurs with RTR seniors Brooke Thomsen and Madison Muenchow. Contact RTR High School for more information on how to participate.

Russell ATV trail attracting regional attention

August 23, 2018

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The Shady Oaks Native Prairie Adventure Park near Russell (Tyler Tribute June 6, 2018) has been catching the eye of off-road enthusiasts and publications throughout the region. Gary Thooft, the man behind the construction of the park, said that Minnesota Offroad magazine recently sent a reporter and photographer to do a story for the August/September edition of the publication.

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Press Night August 23

August 15, 2018

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Area sports fans will have the opportunity to get their first look at the RTR fall sports teams at Press Night on Thursday, Aug. 23, beginning around 5 p.m. The public is invited to the Meet the Knights event to provide fans, parents, students and community members to meet with the team and take photos. An intra-squad volleyball scrimmage will start at 5:45 p.m. An inter-squad football scrimmage will begin at 6:30 p.m.

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Delaney earns all-star award in Stars and Stripes game

August 15, 2018

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Brett Delaney with the Offensive MVP trophy.

Submitted by Mike Tiedeman

The Buffalo Ridge Wild­cats sent seven players, as well as one who could not attend, to play in the SPFL Stars vs. Stripes All- Star game on July 28 at the campus of Gustavus Adolphus in St Peter. Each team in the SPFL chooses eight players to play in this game. After they are selected they are divided into the two teams. The game was won by the Stars team, with a score of 27-14.

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Youth tournament draws 45 girls and boys to Tyler

August 8, 2018

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The Tyler Golf Club drew 45 participants to the youth golf tournament on Wednesday, August 1.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

Forty-five girls and boys played nine holes of golf last Wednesday in Ty­ler in the annual youth tournament. There were youngsters of age 11 to 16 playing in rather nice 70 degree weather with very little wind.
The girls and boys were divided into three age groups during their play. Yes, the scores of the kids were quite different since the experience of the golf­ers were varied. Before the golfers even teed off they were given some food to hopefully help their game.

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