Knights roll to big conference win over Lancers

February 14, 2019

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

 
It was another week of hardly any practices or games because of 3W— Wild Winter Weather. It didn’t seem to make any difference to the RTR boys as they would win another conference game with the Canby Lancers being the victim. The final score was 78-47.
The game started with the Knights red hot. Steals by Cooper Hansen led to easy buckets. He would have four of them the first nine minutes of the game…

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Knights handle LQPV 72-48

February 14, 2019

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR boys travel to LQPV last Saturday to bat­tle the Eagles in a make-up conference tilt. The Eagles were leading the north half of the conference go­ing into this game. They had lost only one game at home all year. The Knights probably played one of their best games of the year in this one.
Payton Hess hit two bombs while Brett Kelley had one long-range bul­let to lead the team to an 18 to 14 advantage after nine minutes of action…

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Knights fight hard, but lose exciting one to SWC, 74-71

February 14, 2019

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR boys played the SWC Eagles this past Mon­day. Both teams had about the same record, with both teams having four losses. The Eagles hit 12 bombs in the game that made the difference at the end.
The Knights had the hot hand the first nine minutes of play as they would lead by a score of 23-11. Carter Hansen had 10 of those points while Cooper Han­sen added six points.

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RTR students among state gymnasts

February 14, 2019

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Brynn Peterson, Sarena Schwartz, Cora Hofer, Sophie Johnson, Katie Ekema, Kaylee Johnson and Sadie Johnson are pictured with their third-place plaque. The Estelline-Hendricks Redhawks captured third place as a team at the South Dakota Gymnastics Championships held in Brookings, South Dakota, Feb 8-9.

By Redhawks
Sportswriters

In their first-ever state gymnastics meet, the Estelline-Hendricks Red­hawks placed third in the team competition held Friday, Feb. 8 at the Swif­tel Center in Brookings, South Dakota. The Red­hawks qualified second in Region 1 to advance to the state competition.
Deuel repeated as the Class A Champions and Watertown captured the AA crown over runner-up Mitchell. Parkston-Ethan-Hanson was the Class A runner-up, beating the Redhawks 132.95 to 132.825, giving them the victory by 0.125. Madison finished fourth (131.95) followed by Milbank (130.6), West Central-Montrose (128.75), Wag­ner-Bon Homme (128.35), Vermillion (125.925) and Hot Springs (122.425).

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RTR Knights run over Flying Dutchmen 79 to 42

February 6, 2019

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Tucker Baune battles an Edgerton player for a rebound during Thursday’s home game.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Knights and the Edgerton Flying Dutchmen battled in basketball last Thursday in Tyler. Neither team had practiced for five days because of weather conditions. It did not seem to bother the Knight boys as they rolled to an im­pressive win.
The Knights, with the Hansen lads scoring all seven points, jumped to a quick 7-0 advantage…

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Lady Knights lose close affair against Tigers, 76-74

February 6, 2019

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR girls traveled to Springfield last Thurs­day to battle the Tigers in non-conference action. The Tigers are considered to be the top team in their section. After trailing at the break by a score of 47- 34, the Lady Knights made a game of it the second half to only lose by two points.
Coach Krause had these things to say about the game. “When you score 74 points you should win the game. Our defense was not that good in this one. At some point of a game we have to consider to get some stops. Yes, we had a long break without any practices, but defense should always be there when we need it. Hope­fully, our kids learn from this game.”

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Lady Knights win exciting battle with Lancers, 72-68

February 6, 2019

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR girls played the Canby Lancers last Saturday in Canby and at the end the Lady Knights made enough free throws to pull out a rather inter­esting 72-68 victory. It was a rather ugly win for the team, as both teams made many mistakes during the action.
Kaleigh Carr scored five points early in the con­test to give the Knights a lead of four points…

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RTR teams split two games

January 31, 2019

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Carter Hansen is pictured with Head Coach Ted Kern after his 1,000th career point was scored last week against MACCRAY.

Carter Hansen reaches magic 1,000 mark

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR boys and girls traveled to Clara City last Tuesday to battle the MACCRAY Wolverines in a Camden Conference dou­bleheader. The RTR boys stretched their winning streak to seven games as they came away with a 83-67 victory while the RTR girls lost by a margin of three points, 39 to 36.
In the process of winning their game, Carter Han­sen picked up his 1,000th point of his high school ca­reer. Yes, he did it in a big way in this game.

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Knights teams earn a split with RCW Jaguars in conference play

January 31, 2019

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Payton Hess puts up a shot in the lane during Friday’s home game against Renville County West.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR basketball teams played the RCW Jag­uars in Tyler last Friday and earned a split of the doubleheader. The girls of RTR won their game by a score of 79 to 39 while the boys lost their game by a score of 72 to 63…
The RTR boys and the RCW Jaguars had a real battle in their game. It was close throughout the first three quarters of the game. The Knights had a 21-15 lead after nine min­utes of play only to see the Jaguars score 21 points during the second nine minutes while the Knights had the 15 points. Yes, the score was deadlocked at intermission at 36…

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Madison Muenchow puts up a shot in the lane during last week’s win for the girls over RCW.

Six free throw shooters advance to regional

January 31, 2019

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KC District Free Throw Winners: Avery Schreurs, Ramsey Carr, Ally Nelson, Aiden Wichmann, Lexi Schreurs, Hayden Gravely.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The district competition of the Knights of Columbus free throw championships were held in Slayton last Sunday. Six of the 13 par­ticipants that went to this level of competition will advance to regional com­petition in early March. There were two shooters in all the age levels at Slay­ton.
Ramsey Carr, represent­ing the boys in the 10-year-old bracket, made 16 of 25 free throws to advance. Ramsey was one happy camper after his round of shooting.

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