Sports

Jake’s take on sports

Volleyball comes home this week, football hits the road

Republican

Posted on 9/6/14

By Jake Kulland

The Langdon-Munich Cardinals football and volleyball teams will passing by each other for games and matches this week.  Last week it was the football team at home, and the volleyballers on the road, and this week it will be the exact opposite.  The volleyball squad has their home opener this week, Sept. 9 against Cavalier.  We encourage you to come and see the match live, as this will be the last time the varsity team is at home until Sept. 23 versus Benson County.  Meanwhile this week the Cardinals football team will begin a three road trip this Friday at Midway-Minto, followed by North Prairie and Larimore.  Langdon-Munich will not have another home football game until Oct. 3 against North Border.  Again, both teams have had decent starts to their seasons, so we hope you come for a game in person soon.

Mount Carmel Dam to close for the season

In what is always a sure sign of fall, the Mount Carmel Dam Recreation Area is set to close for the season this weekend.  We believe the last day to be Sept. 7.  It’s been another very busy summer at Mount Carmel, and we would like to give a tip of the cap to Terry and Cindy Moser for running the show and managing the recreation area this year.  Though we were only there once this year ourselves, we have heard nothing but good things about how everything out there this year.  And the fishing was… decent (wink, wink).

Here come our Vikings

We will leave you this week by talking up our Minnesota Vikings, as they get ready for another Super Bowl run this Sunday, Sept. 7 at St. Louis.  The Vikes went through the preseason unbeaten at 4-0, which of course has all of us fans in a frenzy to see what happens when the real bullets start flying (An unbeaten preseason isn’t quite time to pull out the Vikings leather jackets, but it’s close).  And the best part of the Vikings preseason is that they won four games without All-World running back Adrian Peterson, who was held out of the preseason to keep healthy and ready to go for the 16 plus games ahead.  Every Viking hater I’ve had the misfortune to have to listen to are saying the Vikings will go 6-10 this year (And they say the same thing every year).  The so called media “experts” are saying 8-8.  We always hope for 16-0 as you all know, but at the very least hope the Vikes can learn how to close out a game under new coach Mike Zimmer, something they could not do last year when they blew five leads with less than two minutes.  Here’s to another season my Vikings friends, “SKOL!!”

“See ya!”  next week!