Knights reach section finals with 44-16 win over Falcons

November 1, 2018

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The Cooper Hansen (No. 15) to Carter Hansen (No. 27) connection was good for 161 yards on eight catches and two touchdowns against MACCRAY in the first round of the Section 2 nine-man playoffs last Tuesday.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The football Knights, with their offense running on all cylinders, pushed themselves to the Section finals in Section 2 for the second straight year as they would beat the Red Rock Central Falcons 44 to 16 last Saturday after­noon. The Knights led at the break by the score of 24-0.
The Knights outgained the Falcons 444 yards to 261 yards of total offense for the game. The passing attack for the Knights was again outstanding as they would have 335 yards of aerial yardage.

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RTR student part of boys volleyball team

November 1, 2018

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The 2018 Kairos volleyball team — (from left to right) Coach Max Curran, Nick Kappenman (Madison, South Dakota), Zach Miller (Lake Benton), Parker Winkleman (Marshall), Bryce Schott (Lake Park, Iowa), Brayden Pulscher (Dell Rapids, South Dakota), Tyrese Theus (Huron, South Dakota), and Brady Fergen (Menno, South Dakota). Not pictured is Tanner Evers (Huron, South Dakota).

By Mark Wilmes
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RTR student Zach Mill­er has been a big fan of volleyball for about as long as he can remem­ber. He currently serves as the student manager for the RTR girls’ team and has had an eye on the game since grade school. “I think the thing that made me want to play vol­leyball was just watching my sister play and tag­ging along with her since the second grade until last year,” Miller said. “Just the competition of it and the friends and amazing op­portunities that comes with the sport.”

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Lady Knights pull upset to move on in volleyball action

November 1, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Volleyball Team stopped the 17-game win­ning streak of YME last Fri­day and will have played the second-seeded Wabasso Rabbits this past Tuesday. The scores of the match with YME were 19-25, 25-20, 25-10 and 25-15. YME had some mention in the state rankings the last few weeks and were the third seed in the section.
The Lady Knights did not start the match as they would have liked as the Sting won that first set…

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Knights advance

October 29, 2018

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The Knights’ Haley Muenchow makes a play at the net in Monday’s 3-0 win over Lac qui Parle Valley. Watch for more info on the win in next week’s Tribute. Number 6 RTR will advance to play Number 3 Yellow Medicine East on Thursday evening in Granite Falls at 7 p.m. The winner of that game will play at SMSU on Oct. 30 at 7:15 p.m.

Lady Knights fall to Rabbits in exciting match, 3 to 1

October 29, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Volleyball Team, fresh off a success­ful weekend at the Jimmy John’s Classic, traveled to Wabasso last Monday to play the fourth-ranked Rabbits. The ranking was in Class 1A, where the Minneota Vikings are the number one ranked team. The atmosphere for the contest was electric, as the RTR crowd was more noisy than the Wabasso crowd.
The first set was not a good one for the Lady Knights, as the Rabbits took control early and gained a victory with a score of 25-6. The Lady Knights looked like they had played five matches over the weekend in this one, never really gaining any momentum in the set.

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Knights battle, but they lose the fight against HBC by 36-27

October 29, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Football Knights traveled to Hills last Wednesday for their final regular season game. They would battle the state-ranked Patriots. The Patriots had about a 25 to 30 pound weight aver­age difference against the smaller Knights. Only one Knight might have had a slight advantage in the size department, and that ani­mal was Big Jack.
The game started very good for the Knights. Re­ceiving the opening kick­off, Carter Hansen had a nice 27-yard return for good field position…

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Lady Knights sweep KMS in last home match

October 18, 2018

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Above: Kylea Baartman winds up for a kill attempt during last week’s game against KMS.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR volleyball squad made their last regular season volleyball match a good one as they would defeat the KMS Saints by scores of 25-13, 25-22 and 25-15. A very nice crowd of RTR fans were there to not only cheer on the Lady Knights, but also thank the two seniors on the squad for their work during their volleyball careers. The seniors are Maddy Muen­chow and Brooke Thom­sen.
The first set was back and forth with neither team running away from each other early…

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The Knights celebrate a point during last week’s KMS game. Pictured from left are Rylie Hess, Maddison Wendland, Madison Witte, Kylea Baartman and McKinley Schreurs.

Lady Knights shine in Marshall

October 18, 2018

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The RTR Knights were division champs in the Jimmy John’s Classic Volleyball Tournament held in Marshall over the weekend. The last time RTR were champs was 21 years ago on a team that included Coach Daynica (Drake) Brown during her senior year. From left to right in front are Skylar Borresen, Kyah Ellefson, Madison Muenchow, Maddison Wendland, Lexi Schreurs and Kalleigh Carr; in back are Kylea Baartman, Madison Witte, Rylie Hess, Allie Christensen, Haley Muenchow, Brooke Thomsen, McKinley Schreurs, Head Coach Daynica Brown and Asst. Coach Neil Witte.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR volleyball squad was mighty impressive at the Jimmy John’s Classic in Marshall over the past weekend. They would win five straight matches to move their overall record to 15-8 and, more impor­tantly, get in a great men­tal attitude for the upcom­ing postseason.
On Friday, the Lady Knights defeated Kimball Area and WWG. The scores were 25-8 and 25-14 against Kimball and 25-18, 24-26 and 15-11 against WWG…

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Knights fall to E-E Dutchmen by score of 26-20 in football

October 18, 2018

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Photo courtesy of RTR yearbook staff
Jon Lucero rips off some yardage during Friday’s game against Edgerton.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

Sometimes the football just doesn’t bounce the proper way for a team. That seemed to happen last Friday in Tyler as the Edgerton-Ellsworth Flying Dutchmen beat the RTR Football Knights 26-20. The Dutchmen came into the game with just one win under their belts for the year while the Knights had racked up five victories.
The Knights received the ball to start the game and fumbled the ball to the Dutchmen on their first of­fensive play…

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Lady Knights run into a buzz saw as Vikings sweep Knights

October 11, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR volleyball squad traveled to Min­neota last Thursday to battle the Vikings in some Camden Conference vol­leyball action. The Vikings, ranked number one in Class 1A, left little doubt on that ranking as they swept the Lady Knights by scores of 25-11, 25-10 and 25-15. The Vikings have not lost a set in volley­ball during their regular season matches yet. They have only lost once this year, a match to Northfield during the Marshall Clas­sic early in the year.

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