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Tyler Tr,00ute 00age 10 Sports We00o.00ay .arch, Golf squad looks to underclassmen RTR athletes named to for success in coming season All-Camden Conference squads By Jim Kopel Tribute Sports The RTR golf teams will need some of the under- classmen to step up this year if they plan to accom- plish some of the things they did last year. Four se- niors graduated from the team. Hudson VanDrunen, Ryan O'Toole, Andrew Bak- ker and Nate Christensen all helped the Knights to a winning season last year. Christensen did very well at the end of the season, making the state tourna- ment in his senior year. Two golfers who filled out the rest of the six- person squad will return. Nathan VanDrunen and Hunter Burns will lead the team, probably in the first two slots for the Knights. Derrick Whiting was play- ing some good golf toward the end of last year and will be counted on to con- tinue those rounds this year. There are 13 boys out for golf this year to fill the top six spots on varsity meets. Hannah Kruger will lead the girls again this year. Hannah has been one of the top golfers in the area for the last two or three years. She has gone to the state tournament the last two years, doing very well. Hannah will try to do even better this year, this year being her final year of high school golf. One of the main prob- lems for the girls team is the idea of team. Four golf- ers are needed to have a team in high school golf. Last year the girls had three girls out for varsity golf. Kelsey Stanek had graduated. Lindsey Con- delli will return, which still leaves spots vacant. There are three other girls out for golf for the girls. Hopefully, some of them can make a positive impression so the girls can compete as a team. Coach Dahle will handle the duties for both squads again this year. He feels that the boys can compete somewhere in the middle of the conference race. The girls will need a team to compete in conference ac- tion. The Knights start their season in April when they will head south for the warmer climates. Actually, they might not be heading far enough south on April 2 when they open their golfing season with a dual match with the Adrian Dragons. Coach Dahle is excited to see what a new group of boys and girls can do at the varsity level this year. "Yes, it will be a new ex- perience for many of our golfers. It remains to be seen if our younger golf- ers can handle the varsity pressure level:' By Jim Kopel Tribute Sports The RTR basketball teams each placed two in- dividuals on the Camden Conference all-conference squads. Players were se- lected from their respec- tive parts of the confer- ence, south or north. Brett Peterson and Shay Wabeke were named from the conference champion Knights. The Knights fin- ished the conference with a perfect 15 and 0 mark, which included the big showdown with Dawson- Boyd for the title. Brett Peterson was named the South Division Player of the Year for his work for the Knights. Brett averaged over 20 points per game plus grabbed five rebounds per contest and dished out five assists a game. He also was a lead- ing stealer in the area. Shay Wabeke was the running mate for Peterson at the guard position. Shay scored at about 12 points per contest while also re- cording many steals dur- ing the course of the year. He also was one of the top defenders for the Knights. Coach Ted Kern was named South Division Coach of the Year for leading the fifth-ranked Knights to the conference title. Joey Lee of Dawson- Boyd was named the North Player of the Year while his coach, Cory Larson, was named the North Coach of the Year. Kaylie Nielsen and Les- lie Willert were named to the South Conference squad for the girls. These two girls led the RTR Lady Knights to the third-best record in the 11-team Camden Conference. The record was 10 and 4. Only the state champion Min- neota Vikings and the Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks had better records. Taylor Reiss of Minneota and Justine Lee of Daw- son-Boyd were named the MVPs of the south and north parts of the Camden Conference. Chad Johnston of Minneota and Randy Haakenson of DB were the coaches of the year in the respective conference di- visions. There were a total of 22 different boys and 22 dif- ferent girls named to these all-conference teams. We congratulate all the play- ers for a job well done. We encourage all the under- classmen to work on your skills so you may be con- sidered for the same type of honor next year. RTR softball needs to find Bowling Scores from Ma and Pa's Lanes Monday Men's Thursday Mixed some pitching this spring Roll-Offs King Pins are League Champions High scores: Nathan Althoff, 172 Schuneman Equip 223.5 136.5 Rich's Plumbing 223.5 136.5 Thomson Hardware 207.5 152.5 Garst 192.5 167.5 Gackstetter's 176.5 183.5 Andy Deutz Farms 166 194 Knudsen's BP 136.5 223.5 Top Gun 114 246 High scores: Chuck Gackstetter 234, 189, 570; Craig Peterson 230, 547; Ben Dres- sen228; Travis Borresen 220, 531; Ryan Schreurs 217; Trent Hess 210, 505; Kyle Johnson I97, 186, 549; Darren Lutter- man 194, 181, 534; Dennis ]ensen 193, 186, 555; Mike Dill 192; Chad Drake 191, 508; Shawn Nelson 189, 187, 542; Craig Norgaard 188, 513; Eric Ocampo 188, 544; Tony Dybdahl 185, 534; Ben Deutz 182; Tim Bloom 181; Kris Vos 524; Jason Nielsen 523; Scott Johnson 506; Clair Drake 505 Wednesday Women's CHS 204 Tanya Kern's Daycare 195.5 TE Underground 195 ]ohnson Trenching 180 Timber Tavern 150 THE 128.5 High scores: Peggy Wilmes 185; Sue Furan 164; Barb Dybdahl 204; Kathi VanDeVere 181, 165, 189, 535; Dawn Prinsen 163; Kylie Roehel 186; Renae Drake 164; Chelsey Gravley 168; Gayle Chandler 169 Saturday Mixed Wichern-Maranell 20 8 RTFB Strikers 14.5 13.5 Lutterman-Kern 14 14 Peterson-Elsen 12.5 15.5 Wilmes-VanDeVere 12 16 Wichern-Grooters 11 17 High scores: Joseph Wichern 205, 200, 525; Mic VanDeVere 201, 200, 520; Brad Wilmes 201, 529; John Wichern 184; Troy Houselog 180, 176, 504; Darren Lutterman 177; Blaine Maranell 172; Craig Peterson 171, 171; Justin Grooters 166; Ben Elsen 162; Brandee Miller 253, 189, 167, 609; Peggy Wilmes 195, 180, 531; Kathi VanDeVere 184, 171; Dawn Wichern 184; Cheryl Maranel1176,169, 163, 508; Tanya Kern 160 Sunday Mixed Nielsen-Czech 16 12 Berger 16 12 Dagel-Opdahl 16 12 Peterson-Rupp 13 15 Rogers-Jorgensen 13 15 Coon Creek 10 18 High scores: Tony Opdahl 190; Evan Rogers 181, 172, 162, 515; Matt Serreyn 174; Michael Berger 173, 160; Jared Dagel 160; Roxanne Nielsen 173; Becky Peterson 162 TYLER HEALTHCARE CENTER/AVERA Steven Snow, MD Eric Ocampo, MD LuAnn Weber, PA-C Marcia Kells, CNP By Jim Kopel Tribute Sports It really doesn't matter if you are talking about base- ball or softball. The name of the game in both activi- ties is pitching. The RTR girls are in a tough situa- tion in that department for the upcoming season. The RTR girls are com- ing offa season from a year ago where they recorded their first win ever in soft- ball. They actually had two wins last year in only their third year of softball. The team has only one senior loss from last year, so the team is fairly expe- rienced. There are five ju- niors on the team this year with some experience. However, Anna Madsen, another junior, will not be playing this year. Anna has been the pitcher for the last three years. She will not participate this spring because of an arm injury. Here lies the problem for the team. Destinee Strand will an- chor the outfield and may try her hand in pitching. Kaylie Nielsen, probably the best power hitter on the team, will play short- stop. The major weakness is pitching. Also, one of the outfield positions will need to be refilled because of a spot left open because of surgery. There are about 15 girls out for softball, so there might be some peo- ple who could surprise. The Lady Knights will open their season with MACCRAY, a conference foe, on April 9 in Tyler. Game time is 4:30 p.m. One of the top teams in the Camden Conference this year is the KMS Fight- ing Saints. They have two strong pitchers back from last year. TMB will also field a solid team. The coach of the Lady Knights is Christy Stein- bach. She feels that the team can improve on last year's record if someone steps up and can get the ball over the plate. "We have the experience to do some things. We will have to shuffle the lineup some to find the right combina- tion. It all depends on our pitching;' said the coach. Knights hope to improve on last year's record in baseball By Jim Kopel Tribute Sports Last year the RTR base- ball team left far too many men on base as the team finished with a record of 6 wins and 9 losses for the year. The team feels that this year might be an im- provement. The squad loses only one player from last year. However, that one player is Philip Madsen. Philip might have been the top pitcher from last year. He did throw a perfect game. When not pitching, Philip played shortstop. He also was the lead-off batter, possessing probably the top speed on the team. He also was one of the leading hitters. There are 17 players out for baseball this spring. The key returners are Shay Wabeke, Brandon Kerr, Abel Romancia, Luke Wi- ering, Nick Moberg, Bryce Weets, ]arryd Good and Mitch Hurst. The strength of the team is team chemistry, speed and leadership. Shay Wabeke is the seasoned veteran on the squad, playing since eighth grade on the varsity level. Shay is the squad's top pitcher, sharing the mound rights with Madsen last year. Shay also plays a very good shortstop when not pitching. He also probably is the top hitter going into the new season. According to the coach- es, the one weakness might be pitching. Besides Wabeke, the rest of the mound crew is inexpe- rienced. There will be a couple of throwers trying to become pitchers as the season wears on. The Knights open their season with Edgerton on April 8, weather permit- ting. The Camden Con- ference should be a real dogfight. Canby and TMB are very strong again this year. Canby has some good pitching along with some established hitters. They would be the early favor- ite to be tough when the section tournament starts. The Knights figure to give teams trouble in the con- ference race. Mr. Cody Curry, along with his assistant Jared Buysse, will handle the reins from the dugout this season. They both feel that this team, with bet- ter clutch hitting, will win more games this year. Of course, much of the suc- cess will depend on the pitching situation. A team can never have too much pitching. Brookings Health System now offers the most sophisticated surgical technology close to home, da Vinci robotic assisted surgery. Experienced, highly trained surgeons and staff provide personalized, patient-centered care. The minimally invasive surgical approach provides several patient benefits, including decreased pain, a shorter hospital stay, and a quick return to normal daily activities. '0  " Inspiring Health ........ .... ".. Scan to watch the robot in action or visit B r o o k i n 1 s HEALTH SYSTEM Primary Care Physicians Tyler Medical Clinic 240 Willow St., Tyler MN For appointments call 507-247-5921 Lake Benton Clinic 109 E. Benton, Lake Benton MN For appointments call 507-368-4323 Visiting Specialists - Cardiology Dr. Mark Gordon, MD Not here in April Dr. Evelio Garcia, MD Wednesday, April 10 Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Dr. Jeffrey Kalo, DO Tuesday, April 16 Dr. Travis Venner, DP Wednesday, April 24 n ofla.!a Dr. David Elson, MD Not here in April OB/GYN Dr. Kevin Gildner, AID Thursday, April 11 Dr. Jane Gaetze, MD, FACOG Thursday, April 18 Dr. Traci Kruse, MD Not here in April Dr. Jared Slater, MD Monday, April 8 and 22 Dr. Erol Uke, AID Thursday, April 4 Ontometrv and Onhthalmoloa, Dr. Alyssa Snyder, OD Tuesday, April 9 and 23 Monthly Services Cardiac Rehab Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays Physical Therapy Monday - Friday Registered Dietician Wednesdays CT Scan 7 days a week Mare mogram Tuesdays Chemotherapy Tuesdays MR1 Tuesdays Ultrasound Mondays and Thursdays Occupational Therapy Monday - Friday Nailcare and Blood Pressure Screening Clinics Lake Benton Senior Center - yd Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. Balaton, Lakeview Senior Housing - 4 'h Tuesday at 8:45 a.m. Tyler, Danebod Village - 4'" Friday at 1:30 p.m. No appointments necessary. 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