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What a great day for North Dakota sports

Posted on 3/22/14

By Jake Kulland

As we come to you this week, we are ready set go for the opening round of the 2014 State Class B Girls Basketball Tournament at the Fargodome. Lakota-Edmore won the Region 4 Girls Tourney, and played Minot Ryan in the opening round of the State B Tournament March 20. It’s a tall order for the Raiders, as the Lions are defending state champions and have not lost for almost two years. But Lakota-Edmore is playing their best at the right time of the year, so we will see. We congratuate the Lady Raiders on making the state tourney for the second time in three years. We will report on how they did at state next week. This weekend is a historic one for North Dakota sports. NDSU made the March Madness Men’s Basketball Tournament (Go Arizona!) for the first time since 2009, The UND Women made the Divison I Womens Tournament for the first time ever, and the UND Mens Hockey team is competing in the first ever NCHC Frozen Faceoff in Minneapolis. Just good, good times all the way around. Remote control batteries across the state will be burned up at light speed trying to keep up with the action the weekend of March 20-23.

Golf practice to begin

March 20 was the first day of spring, which also brought a winter storm to some of the area, naturally. March 24 is the first day of golf practice across the state. The Langdon golf team will once again be coached by Jenny Romfo, and she will be assisted once again this year by Lisa Karas and Connie Kjos. As we peeked at the long range forecast, it probably will be awhile before we can even think about the Langdon Country Club opening up, but hopefully that will be sooner than we think.

Planning ramping up for the State B American Legion Tournament

It may still March, but the organizers for the 2014 State Class B American Legion Baseball Tournament are beginning to start to put things together. One of main issues for the tourney is housing. Langdon’s two hotels, the Langdon Motor Inn and Cobblestone Inn and Suites are reserved for fans coming to the tourney. What the tournament committee is looking for is host homes for the teams that will be playing. If you could host a team, or even just a couple of players or coaches, please contact Holly Lyons at 256-2613. She is helping put together the housing plan for the tournament. If you could help out in anyway, please let her know. Langdon has not hosted this tournament since 2002, and we want to make this a big event, and show off our town.

“See ya!” next week!