Jake’s take on sports

State B Tourney one of if not the best ever

Posted on 3/15/14

By Jake Kulland

Let us begin this week by talking up the State Class B Boys Basketball Tournament, which was held in Grand Forks March 6-8. The tourney was what many are saying was one of the best ever. It can’t get much better than three two point games in the first round, and the fourth one going to overtime. That and the championship featuring a furious comeback by Fargo Oak Grove to go overtime against favored Rugby and going on to win the title. Wow, what a tourney. And of course it was all capped off by Langdon’s Tom Perius being inducted in the North Dakota Officials Hall of Fame at halftime of the championship. No one is more well respected state wide as an official and even more so as an umpire. Here’s to 44 years of officiating to many more Tom, we and everyone in Cavalier County couldn’t be happier for you. Congratulations to North Star and Cavalier at the State B for taking third and fifth place repspectively. They both represented our area well in Grand Forks.

Magic Storm co-op comes to and end

The Starkweather-Munich Magic Storm girls basketball team lost in the first round of the 2014 Region 4 Girls Basketball Tournament in Devils Lake March 10. That marks the end of co-op in girls and boys basketball for both schools. We have such great memories of the Magic Storm teams, with state titles won on the girls side and both teams being so competitive year after year. We believe Dennis “Scoop” Throndset will sharing some special memories in his Cavalier County Sports History column in the weeks ahead. Munich will play hoops with Langdon next year, while Starkweather is close to going with North Star.

Winter sports come to an end, now here comes spring

As we type these words it’s in the mid-40s in Langdon, and the big melt seems to be here, at least for a day. The State Class B Girls Basketball Tournament will be held at the Fargodome this week, March 20-22. That puts an end to the winter sports season, and we want to thank everyone who helped out by being a sports sponsor or just by being a reader or listener to help out our coverage of Cavalier County sports teams. Winter sports are ending and spring sports are beginning. The Langdon-Munich track team has already gotten underway, with Denny Dinius back to coach the boys and Jane Hart the girls. Cardinals baseball practice starts March 17, with Josh Krivarchka back as head coach, with Kyle Knutston assistant coach. Then March 24 golf practice will begin, with Jenny Romfo again helming both boys and girls programs. We look forward to following the progress of all these teams in the months ahead.

Don’t forget to attend the State Barley Show at Osnabrock March 21 and “See ya!” next week!