Jake’s take on sports

A great finish to the spring sports season


Posted on 6/1/14

By Jake Kulland

Let’s get going this week by updating you on how things turned out for spring high school golf and track and field.  The Langdon Cardinals tracksters had a number of athletes place at the state meet in Bismarck held May 23-24.  Leading the way was sophomore Jocelyn Dinius, who took second place in the 100 meter dash and the pole vault, while on the boys side Austin Messner took sixth in the shot put to end an outstanding high school athletic career.  You can find a full list of how the Cardinals did along with some great action picutres in this weeks Republcan.

Girls golfers finish third at state;  Fischer second overall

What a great run it was for the Langdon girls golf team at the state tourney, held May 27-28 at the Cross Roads Golf Course in Carrington.  The Cards had fantastic two days, taking third place in the standings, behind Kindred and Hazen.  Langdon senior Brynn Fischer had to two day score of 160 (with rounds of 81 and 79), to take second place overall, finishing seven shots behind Jada Mattson of Heart River.  Krystal Ratzlaff finished 17th overall, with a score of 177, which included a personal best round of 84 on Wednesday.  Many of the Cards shot their personal bests at state – Jayden Romfo had an 89 on Tuesday, while Shea Ormiston  and Andria Hart shot 93 and 96, repspectively on Wednesday.  Great showing by the Cardinals, and we will have tournament photos and more next week.

American Legion Baseball starts this week

The Langdon Red Sox American Legion baseball team will get underway with their season June 6 with two league games at Thompson. Their first home game is June 9 versus Park River.  You can find a complete schedule in this weeks paper. First year coach Dylan Crockett is hoping for a successful season, as their are 13 players out for this years team.  The squad will have a similar look to the high school baseball team, and will add Kalton Agnes, who gets an extra year of legion ball, plus Jon Skjerveim and Robb Kuchar from Edmore.  Coach Crockett is also working on getting Tyler Stockton out for the team, as he also gets an extra year of legion play.  Assisting Crockett this year will be Jay Adam, and Jim “Sal” Salvaggio.

Schill racing off to a good start

The Lance Schill racing team is already five races into the season, and so far they have a win at Bottineau, two seconds and a third at Devils Lake Speedway, and a fourth place finish at the River Cities Speedway opener in Grand Forks.  Schill says, “Our Midwest Modified car has been very fast and smooth… We hope more wins are close.”  Best of luck to Lance and of our area racers.  We will do our best to try and update you on their progress.

June means tournament time at Langdon Country Club

The month of June is upon us, and that means two big tournaments are coming to the Langdon Country Club.  June 14 is the Cavalier County Memorial Hospital Foundation Charity Golf Tournament, and June 28 is the Langdon Area School District Foundation Tournament.  Both of these tourneys fill up very fast, so get signed up ASAP — For the hospital tourney contact Mary Shanker at the foundation office, and for the school tournament call Chalmer Dettler.

“See ya!” next week!