Conference foes come together to raise funds

January 16, 2020

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Players from Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg and Russell-Tyler-Ruthton are pictured after the final game on Friday evening. The two communities raised $1,777.23 through t-shirt sales and Friday evening’s meal for the Avera Marshall Cancer Center. Organizers tapped the center’s nurses to see what they needed to better serve the patients.

RTR Board holds their annual reorganizational meeting Jan. 8

January 16, 2020

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Reelected as officers at last week’s RTR School Board meeting were (from left) Chair Jeff Hansen, Clerk Peggy Dunblazier, Treasurer Tami Nelson and Vice-Chair Craig Hess.

By Mark Wilmes
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The RTR School Board held its annual reorganizational meeting on Jan. 8. The board reelected the following as officers for 2020: Jeff Hansen, chair; Craig Hess, vice-chair; Peggy Dunblazier, clerk; Tami Nelson, treasurer. Board honorariums will remain the same for 2020, at $50 per meeting for directors, $60 for vice-chair and treasurer and $75 for chair and clerk. Special and committee meetings are $50 across the board.
Committee assignments were also made for the year, as follows: Administrative and Finance Committee: Craig Hess, Tami Nelson and John Bloom; Policy Committee: Jeff Hanson, Peggy Dunblazier and Troy Chandler; Buildings and Grounds Committee: Peggy Dunblazier, Tony Dybdahl and Troy Chandler; Health and Safety Committee: Peggy Dunblazier, Jeff Hansen and Tony Dybdahl; Negotiations Committee: Tami Nelson, Craig Hess and John Bloom.

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Lady Knights and Knights lose doubleheader against Fighting Saints

January 16, 2020

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The Knights’ Aiden Wichmann drew the attention of five KMS players as he put up a shot in the lane Friday evening.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

It was one ugly night for the RTR basketball teams as the KMS Fighting Saints came away with both wins. The scores were 55-42 for the first game and 58-39 for the second encounter, the boys game. There was a nice crowd at Tyler as both teams were involved also in a fundraiser for cancer. For RTR fans that was the one positive the whole evening.
The RTR girls kept the game close early. Both teams were cold from the floor. The score at the half­way point of the first half was 10 to 9 for the Saints…
The RTR boys probably had the worst shooting night I have ever seen by any Tyler, RT or RTR team in the 50-plus years I have witnessed basketball. Good shots were available the whole evening, but very few of these shots found the bottom of the net.
Meanwhile, the KMS boys were getting the same good shots and find­ing points on the RTR floor. Hayden Gravley of the Knights would hit a bucket early to tie the game at two. That was the only time the Knight fans saw their team in a tie game or a lead. With nine minutes left in the first half, the score was 20 to 6 for the visitors….

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Kalleigh Carr puts up a shot over a KMS player during Friday evening’s loss to the Saints.

Knights drop conference tilt

January 16, 2020

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks took over the RTR gym last Monday and went home with a solid 65-47 win over the Knight boys. The Jacks used their quickness and experience to overwhelm the young Knights. Two Blackjack seniors, Zach Durfee and Romell Horton, scored 22 and 21 points, respec­tively, to almost outscore the entire Knight scoring output.
The Knights could find only five players score points the entire night. Three of them were in double-digit scoring as Aiden Wichmann, Hayden Gravely and Payton Hess had 15, 12 and 10 points, respectively. Corbyn Sitz­mann added eight points.

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Lady Knights fall to LqPV

January 16, 2020

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR girls traveled to LqPV last Thursday to battle the Eagles in Camden Conference action. The Lady Knights scored the first 13 points in the game, playing some of their best ball of the year. However, the Eagles would recover by scoring the next 11 points to trail by only two.
A bucket by Allie Chris­tianson saw the Lady Knights with a 16 to 13 ad­vantage at the nine-minute mark of the first half. Kal­leigh Carr would drain a 3-pointer to give the visiting Knights a seven-point lead when the score was now 25-18. There were six min­utes remaining in the half.

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RTR Middle School boys continue winning ways

January 16, 2020

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Canby Lancers trav­eled to Russell last Thurs­day to battle the RTR Mid­dle School teams in some roundball action. The boys of RTR, both the seventh and eighth graders, saw fit to take home the honors of winning both games. The scores of the games were 41-16 and 36-28, respec­tively.
The seventh grade of RTR led at halftime by a score of 16 to 8…

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Skol Vikings!

January 16, 2020

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Students at RTR Elementary School showed their colors last week, dressed in Minnesota Vikings purple and gold before the Vikings’ divisional playoff game against San Francisco.

KC free throw shooting crowns nine champions

January 16, 2020

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Pictured are free throw champions from last week. From left to right in front are Gavin Schreurs, Makayla Hesse, Lincoln Schreurs and Lane Wichmann; in back are Cassie Reese, Laken Baartman, Blake Christianson, Morgan Tommeraasen and Levi Tommeraasen.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The annual council level of the Knights of Columbus free throw championships was held last Friday in Ty­ler. There were only 23 par­ticipants this year, down al­most 50% from last year.
Lincoln Schreurs won the division for the 9-year-old boys by making three free throws. All contestants shot 15 free throws at the council level of shooting. There were no other boys shooting. There were also no girls in this age group.

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RTR mythology class enjoys a Yule dinner by the Finzens

January 16, 2020

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The RTR mythology class students were treated to a Yule dinner and a talk about Norse traditions last Friday. Pictured at the buffet, from left, are Desiree Breems, Chloe Carlson and Richard Jacobson.

By Shelly Finzen
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The RTR mythology class, taught by Erick Harper, studies a variety of myths from ancient cul­tures, including the Norse, Greco-Roman, Sumer­ian, Egyptian, and other cultures. While they will probably never come into contact with most of those cultures’ beliefs, on Fri­day, Jan. 10, the students learned about the ancient Norse culture from an in­dividual who continues to follow some of the tradi­tions.
Ivan Finzen said he be­came a Heathen (which means “of the heath”) ap­proximately 20 years ago. Finzen said his beliefs are part of a recreationist reli­gion based on the culture of the Norse peoples of the Viking age…

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RTR High School Snow Week 2020

January 9, 2020

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Snow Week at RTR High School will be held Jan. 13-18 this year. Snow Week royalty candidates were revealed on Tuesday afternoon. The 2020 candidates are, from left to right in front, Gabryelle Wieme, Tianna Beaulieu, Rhaegyn Petersen, Brooke Burns and Jaden Sanderson; in back are Jaden Borman, Luke Johnson, Payton Hess, Harley Nielsen and Cody Gifford. The Snow Week King and Queen will be crowned on Tuesday, Jan. 14 between the girls and boys basketball games against the MACCRAY Wolverines. Dress-up days will be held each day next week, with the week of activities concluding with the Snow Week Dance that will be held on Jan. 18.