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.

KC Free Throw Competition to be held January 10 in Tyler

December 31, 2019

The annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition will be held in the Tyler gym at 4 p.m. on Jan. 10. All girls and boys, ages 9 through 14, are eligible to participate. A participant must be one of those ages on Jan. 1, 2020. He or she then will partici­pate in the age group of his or her age on Jan. 1…

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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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Lady Knights get first win with 67-32 game against Dutchmen

December 24, 2019

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Haley Muenhow shoots over an Edgerton player during last week’s home win.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Lady Knights of RTR ended their losing streak with a non-conference vic­tory over the Edgerton Fly­ing Dutchmen last Monday in Tyler. The win snapped a six-game losing streak to start the season.
Five different girls scored points the first nine minutes of the game for the home team Knights as they would have a lead of eight points with the score being 18-10. The Flying Dutch­men then hit two 3-point­ers to saw their deficit to four points when the score was now 22-18…

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Kern honored for 25 years

December 24, 2019

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Photo courtesy of RTR Yearbook Staff
RTR Boys Basketball Head Coach Ted Kern was recently recognized for 25 years of coaching by the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association. Kern is pictured, center, with his family (from left) Emily, wife Tanya, Garrett and Shelby.

Knights play tough one against TMB but fall by 67-52 score

December 24, 2019

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The boys from RTR played the unbeaten TMB Panthers last Tuesday in Tyler. The Panthers had roared out of the box this season with a 7-0 record and scoring points at a high rate. On this night the Knights played a strong game through one half be­fore falling victim to the Panthers.
The Panther inside game once again helped them against the smaller Knight team. The Panthers had a inside post player listed at 6’ 6” of height, weighing in at about 250 pounds. Yes, one Tony Nelson was a load for the Knights.

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Basketball teams to raise money for cancer center

December 18, 2019

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

On Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton and Kerkhoven-Murdock- Sunburg basketball teams will team up for a fund­raiser for the Avera Mar­shall Cancer Center. Part of the fundraiser is t-shirt sales that are available to order online by Dec. 22 at fridaynightfight19.ite­morder.com/sale.
Supper will be offered on Jan. 10 beginning at 5 p.m. at the RTR High School cafeteria, serving BBQs, chips and a drink for a free-will donation. At 6 p.m. the RTR girls will face KMS on the court, fol­lowed by the RTR/KMS boys’ game. After the fi­nal game the donation presentation will be held with representatives from the Cancer Center.

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Knights run into trouble against Minneota Vikings

December 18, 2019

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Knight boys trav­eled to Minneota last Fri­day and found out that one Logan Sussner of the Vikings was a tough player to stop down low. Sussner scored 31 points in the game as the Knights fell to the Vikings by a score of 74 to 46.
Aiden Wichmann would hit a bucket to tie the game at 2, but that was the last time the game for the Knights looked good on the scoreboard. The Knights would only score 13 points the first half as the intermission score was 31-13 for the home team.

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