Girls fall to SWC

January 9, 2020

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Kalleigh Carr puts up a shot over an SWC defender.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The RTR Knights girls gave Southwest Christian all they could handle on Thursday evening in Ty­ler. The Knights trailed by two at the half, 32-30 and stayed within striking dis­tance throughout before bowing by seven, 72-65.
Kalleigh Carr had a big night for RTR, leading the team in scoring (21 points), rebounds (10), steals (6) and assists (4)…

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RTR gymnists compete at Marshall

January 9, 2020

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Coach Steph Ekema with daughter Katie.

The first-year RTR gymnastics team competed Saturday at the Marshall Invitational. Team scores were 1. Willmar – 136.700, 2. New Ulm -134.875, 3. Redwood Valley – 134.625, 4. Benson/KMS – 134.300, 5. Marshall – 126.950, 6. Windom/MLA – 123.275, 7. Pipestone – 122.925 and 8. RTR – 110.200. No individual scores were available when the Tribute went to press.

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Jacie Jorgensen

Knights fall to Lakers 79-55 in conference play in Cottonwood

January 9, 2020

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Logan Lamote puts up a shot in the lane during last week’s matchup with Southwest Minnesota Christian.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR boys traveled to Cottonwood last Thursday to start the 2020 part of their basketball schedule. The Lakeview Lakers were not that great of hosts as they would use their ex­perience and size to over­whelm the Knights.
The Knights actually started the game on the right foot as Darrick Baart­man hit a free throw to give the visiting Knights a lead of 1-0. The Lakers would then score the next eight points to grab a lead they never saw fall below four points.

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Knights fall short against Springfield

January 9, 2020

By Mark Wilmes
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The RTR Knights girls’ team held their own against a tough Springfield Tiger team last week at Southwest Minnesota State University. The girls kept it close until the end, fall­ing by seven points, 63-56. RTR held the lead several times in a back-and-fourth first half, with Springfield taking a five-point lead into the intermission. The Knights held a one-point lead with just under eight minutes remaining in the game, but Tigers stemmed the Knights’ momentum and pulled away for the victory.
Shawna Thomsen and McKinley Schreurs led RTR in scoring, with 13 and 11 points, respectively…

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CHAMPS!

January 9, 2020

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RTR’s seventh and eighth grade girls basketball teams each won their age brackets in the Prairie Hoops Classic this past weekend. Pictured top— the eighth grade team includes, pictured left to right in front, Lily Klumper, Briella Buchert, Gabi Borresen, Kya Alderson, Kelsi VanderPlaats, Tatum Hess and Hailey Wigton; in back are Coach Jeff Carpenter, Serene Kalas, Kylie Reber, Shae O’Leary, Ally Nelson, Camry Swanson, Abby Carr, Madi Burns and Coach Sandy Carpenter. Pictured above— the seventh grade team includes, pictured left to right in front, Avery Schreurs, Trinity Bloom, Mya Moen and Addisyn Serryn; in back are Coach Ashlynn Wabeke, Brooke Thomas, Brooke Sanderson, Adalia Matzner, Dilyn Werkman and Liberty Guza.

School building walls are being created in South Dakota

December 31, 2019

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The crew at Collins Precast of Iroquois, South Dakota creating walls for the new RTR school building.

By Mark Wilmes
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RTR Superintendent David Marlette was among a group of four who made the trip to Iroquois, South Dakota recently. Iroquois is the home of Collins Precast, the company that won the bid to create the walls that will be installed for the new school building on the west side of Tyler.
“I had mentioned to the people at Collins Precast that I’d like to come out and view the process,” Marlette said in an interview last week. “I was looking to see what kind of quality we are getting. We spent a whole day out there and watched the whole process…

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Knights play tough against Wolverines but lose 60-50

December 31, 2019

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The Knights’ Darrick Baartman took the ball to the basket during the RTR Holiday Tournament championship game.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR boys played the Mountain Lake Area- Comfrey Wolverines very tough throughout the championship game of the Holiday Tournament, but experience and overall size hurt the Knights in the long run.
Aiden Wichmann would get the first points of the game for either team with a bomb. However, the Wolverines would score the next 11 points before Hayden Gravley would fi­nally score for the Knights. The score for the first nine minutes of play was 13 to 5. The Knights had at least nine turnovers in those first nine minutes…

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Knights win thriller in Holiday Tournament

December 31, 2019

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Dylan Anderson puts up a shot in the lane during the opening round of the RTR Holiday Tournament against Red Rock Central.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR boys played the RRC Falcons on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 in the first round of the Holiday Tour­nament. In a battle of first class, the Knights survived by a score of 63 to 61. Two free throws by Myles Wil­liams with seven seconds left produced the final two points of the game and a date with Mountain Lake Area in the championship game on Saturday.
A very nice crowd from each of the four teams par­ticipating enjoyed the two games on Thursday…

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B team girls dump Lakeview Lakers by score of 51-28

December 31, 2019

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

Coach Kent Mikkelsen used his various skills to guide his RTR B Team girls to an impressive win over the Lakers from Lakev­iew on Friday, the 20th of December. The team had a lead of 16 points at the break.
The young Lady Knights used the scoring of Casey Swanson and Ella Hesse to score 30 points in the first half of ball. Both girls scored seven points in the half. The Knight defense held the Lakers to only 14 points with the intermis­sion score being 30-14.

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Student voice representatives elected at Lake Area Tech

December 31, 2019

Students from Tyler and Russell elected

Lake Area Technical In­stitute has announced its Student Voice Represen­tatives for the 2019-20 school year. Student Voice provides an avenue for student input in campus policy and other processes by establishing open dia­logue between students and Lake Area Tech ad­ministration. Represent­ing the entire student body, members are elected by fellow students in each program and serve a one-year term, from October to May. Members of the Stu­dent Voice are committed to the positive academic, social, and ethical devel­opment of Lake Area Tech students.

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