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Tyler Tribute - Page 16 Wednesday, February 22, 2017 son and Sophie Johnson. Photo by Grizzly Sportswriters Gymnastics Team received the Section 3A Academic Gold Award from the Association. Varsity team members are pictured with their award. Cora Hofer, Katie Ekema, Brianna Bolish, Greta Johnson, KayleeJohn- " By Grizzly Sportswriters Hendricks-RTR re- [ the Team Gold Aca- demic Award again this season. The Minnesota Girls Gymnastics Coaches Association awards teams and individuals with gold Gold awards are given point averages of the Var- to teams and individuals sity and ]V rosters. with a cumulative grade The Grizzlies finished point average of 3.75 to third overall earning the 4.0. Section 3A Gold Academic Silver awards are Award with a team grade awarded to teams and point average of 3.82. individuals with cumula- Jackson County Central tire averages of 3.5-3.749. will represent the Section Teams awards include at the State Banquet for the top 60 percent grade top academic team hon- ors. Greta Johnson, Kaylee Johnson, Sophie John- son and Cora Hofer all received Section 3A Aca- demic Gold Awards. These young ladies all hold a 4.0 grade point average. Emma Althoff received the Section 3A Academic Silver Award. By Grizzly Sportswriters The Hendricks-RTR Gymnastics Team compet- ed in the Section 3A Gym- nastics Meet on Feb. 18 in Windom. The Grizzlies finished the nine team field in fourth place with a score of 134.75 points. For the third consecutive year, Worthington claimed the 3A crown narrowly defeat- ing Jackson County Central 142.575 to 142.5. Mar- tin County Area came in third with 139.85 points. Hendricks-RTR fourth was fo||owed by Luverne (133.025), Redwood Val- ley (132.575), Windom/ Mountain Lake (124.075), Marshall (119.775) and Pipestone (6.375). "We were fired up and ready for this meet. We knew if we hit, we could push the top three teams," said Coach Sherri Johnson. "We did some great things and had a solid day. It just would're had to be close to perfect to finish on top. I'm so proud of the girls and what we've accomplished this season. They just kept working to get better, to get new skills and to make what they did the best they could. They are amaz- ing young ladies and I'm so blessed to be able to work with student-athletes like thesel" The Grizzlies started the meet on bars scoring 32.825 including Greta Johnson (8.625), Katie Ekema (8.175), Sophie ]ohnson(8.15) and Maddie Ekema (7.875). "We had nice bar routines to start the meet;' said Johnson. "Our performances were better than our scores re- fiected" Greta Johnson's 8.625 placed sixth overall. On the beam, Hendricks- RTR tallied 32.425 points. Johnson stated, "We've been working hard to stay on the beam and get our connections. We still had to count some falls, but we had solid, confident per- formances. Maddie Ekema had a career high of 8.025. To do that at Sections is awesome and I'm so proud of her. She's been working hard to be more consis- tent." Greta Johnson (8.7), Sophie Johnson (8.5), Maddie Ekema (8.025), and Brianna Bolish (7.2) all scored for the Grizzlies on the balance beam. Hendricks-RTR tallied 34.725 on floor including Greta Johnson (9.45), So- phie Johnson (8.95), Mad- die Ekema (8.4) and Katie Ekema (7.925). "Our girls really performed their floor routines and are a fun team to watch;' said Coach Johnson. "I know the girls were disappointed they missed some of their skills, but that's how we learn and sometimes it takes that to work even harder for next season." Greta Johnson finished second on floor earning her a trip to the State Tournament. The Grizzlies finished the day on the vault scor- ing 34.775 points. Greta Johnson's 9.375 was the second highest score of the day shared with two other gymnasts. Johnson placed fourth due to a tie- breaker and qualified to the State Tournament on vault. Sophie Johnson's 9.125 earned her a sev- enth place finish and was a career high on vault. Maddie Ekema (8.35) and Brianna Bolish (7.95) also scored for the Grizzlies. Martin County Area's Senior Bryanna Peterson won the all around and all four events. Greta Johnson finished fourth in the all around earning her a spot in the State All Around Competition. Sophie John- son's 34.715 placed ninth overall. "We scored the highest in today's Section Meet than we have in the four years before;' said Johnson. "For the five years since the start of our gymnastics program, the Grizzlies will be represented at the Min- nesota State Gymnastics Meet. Lots of schools never have that chance and we are so happy we can con- tinue the tradition." OB/GYN Lauren O'Brien, MD, now offers comprehensive women's health care in Tyler! Schedule an appointment with her on March 16 by calling 507-537-9007. MONTHLY SERVICES AND EVENTS CALENDAR At Avera Tyler, we're making a positive impact in the lives and health of our community. • OUTREACH SPECIALISTS • Cardiology Dr. Garcia - March 8 Dr. Maaliki- March 1 and 29 • OB/GYN Dr. O'Brien - March 16 • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Dr. Chatrath - March 23 • Pediatrics Sara Kraft, PNP- March 7, 14, 21 and 28 • Podiatry Dr. Mahoney- March 27 • Surgery Dr. Bauer - March 9 and 23 Dr. Steinbeisser- March 20 • Urology Dr. Uke- March 9 • CAMPUS SERVICES AND EVENTS • Nail Care and Blood Pressure Screening Clinics No appointment necessary. Call 507-247-5973 to learn more. Lake Benton Senior Center- March 15 • 8:30 a.m. Balaton, Lakeview Senior Housing- March 28 • 8:45 a.m. Tyler, Danebod Village - March 24 • 1:30 p.m. • Mammograms - March 7 and 21 •CT Scans- Seven days a week • Rehabilitation/Therapy- Monday through Friday • DEXA Scans- Monday through Friday • Cardiac Rehabkation- Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays • Ultrasounds- Mondays and Thursdays • Registered DietRian - Wednesdays • MRb- Thursdays Avera Tyler 240 Willow St. Tyler, MN 56178 507-247-5921 Avera Medical Group Ivanhoe 366 E. George St. Ivanhoe, MN 56142 507-694-1377 Lake Benton Clinic 109 E. Benton St. Lake Benton, MN 56149 507-3684323 tylerhealthcare.org Tyler Westin Kirk Arrows end Cooper Hansen lO-game winning streak by 68-64 score By Jim Kopel Tribute Sports The RTR Basketball Knights traveled to Pipe- stone last Friday to battle the Arrows in a little non- conference basketball. The game was a rugged affair and in the end the home- team Arrows would be the victors by a score of 68- 64. It would be the most points the Knights had given up all year. The Arrows would take the lead early before two baskets by Carter Hansen broke a tie game and the Knights now leading by a score of 11-7. The Arrows would fight back to grab a lead of five points before a 3-pointer and steal and basket by Garrett Kern tied the game at 18 at the midway point of the first half. Jayden Strand would hit a quick basket for the Knights to get the lead back. Chris finally hit a 3-pointer toward the end of the half to give the Knights a four-point lead. The Arrows would score last in the half to make the halffime score 29-27 for the visiting Knights. The Arrows grabbed the early lead in the second half until Westin Kirk gave the Knights a lead of two points when he convert- ed on a 3-point play. The score was now 36-34. Coo- per Hansen and Kirk both scored again to give the Knights their biggest lead of the game with the score being 40-34. However, the Arrows would outscore the Knights 13 to 3 to have an advantage of four points heading into the final nine minutes of play. Baskets by Carter Hans- en and Strand quickly tied the game at 47. The Ar- rows would then score 13 points to only five by the Knights to have an eight- margin with just over two minutes remaining in the game. Jonah Johnson would hit a basket and two free throws while Carter Hansen nailed a 2-pointer. A free throw by Kirk plus a 3-pointer by Muecke and another basket by Carter Hansen saw a score of 66-64 for the Arrows. The Knights' pressure defense caused an Arrow turnover with 16 seconds remain- ing. A chance to either tie the game or win it with a 3-pointer was the oppor- tunity given the visiting Knights. The Knights got a good look at a chance to tie the game, but came up empty on the attempt. They had to foul and the Arrow player made two free throws to seal victory. The game was not the best game for the Knights this year. Besides allowing the most points given to an opponent, the Arrows would shot a bit better from long distance, making seven 3-pointers to only three for the Knights. Free throw shooting was again a problem in this game. Cooper Hansen and Westin Kirk shared scor- ing honors with 15 points each. Carter Hansen added 10 points. Cooper Hansen was the rebound leader with 12 boards. Jonah Johnson had five rebounds. Garrett Kern had three steals and two blocked shots. Westin Kirk and Carter Hansen each dished out three assists. The loss now gives the Knights an overall record of 20-4. Next up is a date with the Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks this Thursday in Dawson. It is a confer- ence game with no real meaning to the game. However, it is a team that ousted the Knights last year in the post-season and a likely opponent this year. It should be a great game. On Monday, Feb. 27, the Knights travel to Prins- burg for the conference championship. The Blue- jays are the top team in the whole section and prob- ably will be seated number one in the north half of the section when this game starts. The Knights played the Bluejays very close in Tyler earlier this year and lost by 10 points. The game with Pip- estone Arrows showed a much larger crowd on the RTR side of the gym. Let's keep up the fine support as the Knights move on to the big games of the bas- ketball season! ( And RTR Knights, keep working your tails off!) The B Team and C team both lost their games on Friday. The B Team fell by a score of 61-30. Jack Kerr and ]ared Hauswedell led the scoring with 12 and eight points, respectively. Brett Kelley added two 3-pointers for six points. The C Team was down by 12 points in the first half but battled back to take a lead in the second half. A Myles Williams 3-pointer with seven sec- onds remaining tied the game at 35. However, the young Arrows would get a quick basket to win the game by a score of 37-35. Corbyn Sitzman and Cade Jorgensen led the team's comeback in the second half. They would score 12 and 11 points, respectively, in the game. Most of those points were in the second half. Is your picture Visit our photo website and order a full-color copy of your picture to keep! Coming soon -- Buffalo Ridge Newspapers will be printing the annual Yell which will be inserted into the Tier Tribute, Hendricks Pioneer and the Lake Benton Valley Journal on Wednesday, March 22. " " Talk to us today about promoting your business or t ",~1~ service in our agriculture issue. For more info ~ _=_~: stop by any of our offices or give us a call. Tyler Tribute 507-247-5502 Hendricks Pioneer 50%275-3197 Lake Benton Valley iournai 507-368-4604 Deadline for placing advertisements is Friday, March 3. Buffalo Ridge Newspapers Henddcks Pleneer • Lake Denton Valley Jeurnal I I i ,