Hansens National Letters of Intent

April 26, 2019

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Supported by (pictured left to right in back) Coach Darin Gravley, father Jeff Hansen, brother Camden Hansen, mother Kari Hansen and Coach Ted Kern, Russell-Tyler-Ruthton senior student/athletes Carter Hansen (front, left) and twin brother Cooper Hansen sign a National Letter of Intent, Friday evening in Tyler, to study and play men’s basketball at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato next fall. Congratulations to the Hansen family!

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

Last Friday, Carter and Cooper Hansen signed national letters of in­tent to be student-ath­letes at Bethany Luther­an College in Mankato. Bethany is a division III School. Both Carter and Cooper hope to bring their very strong basketball skills to the Bethany Vikings in their years of college life.

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

Youth wrestlers compete at NYWA State Tournament

April 26, 2019

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Members of the Marshall/Lakeview/RTR K-6 Youth Wrestling Team are pictured after competing at the NYWA State Tournament, April 4-7. Pictured left to right in front are Easton Strand, Callan Olsen, Max Hall and Ripley Hook; in the second row are Lincoln Christenson, Tyler Kraft, Colton Chandler, McCoy Marthaler, Levi Kraft, Keynan Coequyt and Dawson DeCamp; in the third row are Aiden Mattison, Josh Kraft, Drew Chandler, Sean Griesse, Gavin Schaefer, Brayden Chandler, Tyson Louwagie, Andrew Stelter, Landon Marthaler and Kannon DePyper; and in back are coaches Gus Condezo, Nic Doeling, David Kraft, Jay Strand, Lee Louwagie, Randy Hook, Travis Christenson and Carey Mattison.

Members of the Mar­shall/Lakeview/RTR K-6 Youth Wrestling Team com­peted at the NYWA State Tournament, April 4-7.
The Marshall/Lakeview/ RTR youth team finished its season with an 11th place finish out of 32 teams at the NYWA State Tourna­ment by going 3-2 on the weekend…

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

Baseball Knights open season Madison Burns with 9-2 win over Vikings

April 18, 2019

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The baseball season opened and shut down last week for the RTR Knights. Last Monday the Knights opened the spring sports season in Ruthton with a big win over the Vikings of Minneota. However, by Wednesday the big storm hit the area and shut down anything that had to do with going outside. This reporter, however, had the luxury of basking in the sun in Florida and miss­ing the first game and the storm.

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

Knights split double-header with Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks

April 18, 2019

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The RTR Knights softball team split a pair of games against the Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks to open the sea­son last Tuesday.
The first game wound up being a pitching duel with Kylea Baartman and D-B’s Mary Bothun facing off on the mound. The Knights held a 1-0 after five, but struggled offensively and the Blackjacks put togeth­er a late rally, scoring three in the top of the sixth to pick up the 3-1 win.

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Champs!

April 18, 2019

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The RTR JO 15s volleyball team took home first place in gold at the Redwood Falls 16s Tournament. Pictured left to right in front are Ella Hesse, Ainsley Novak and Kate Cowell; in back are Whitney Bruns, Kyah Ellefson, Madison Lawrence, Casey Swanson and Coach Bethany Blegen.

2nd Place!

April 12, 2019

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Pictured is Aiden Wichmann, who placed second at the Knights of Columbus State Free Throw Championship in March. The first round of competition ended with a three-way tie for first place with each shooter hitting 22 of 25 shots. In the shoot-off, Aiden made four of five to grab second place.

Knights compete at Rebel Relays

April 12, 2019

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The Knight track teams competed at the MCC Rebel Relays on Friday, teams had sixth place fin­ishes. The boys were led by Cade Jorgensen with a third place in the Triple Jump and second and third places for three of the re­lay teams.

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Track teams compete in Early Bird meet at Slayton

April 12, 2019

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The RTR track teams traveled to Slayton to April 2 to compete in the MCC Early Bird meet. The boys finished in 6th place with 15 points. Andrew Gunnare was the top finisher for the Knights, placing third in the triple jump.

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Knights split first two games

April 12, 2019

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Kyle Fischer golfs a single to left to drive in a run during Monday’s win over Minneota.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The RTR Knights base­ball team picked up their first win of the season on Monday, defeating the Min­neota Vikings by a score of 9-2. The Knights got on the board quickly with a pair of runs in the first inning. A big six-run fourth inning gave RTR the cushion they needed for the win.

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First place finish

April 12, 2019

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The RTR 12s JO volleyball team took first place in the Gold Division at the Luverne 12s JO tournament on Saturday. Pictured left to right in front are Avery Schreurs, Addi Serryn and Trinity Bloom; in the middle row are Brianna Pattison and Elena Brandt; and in back are Brooke Thomas, Brooke Sanderson, Natalie Nielsen, Adalia Matzner, Dilyn Werkman and Coach Hannah Jensen.