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The chill of an early fall

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Posted on 9/13/14

By Jake Kulland

Those words above were actually lyrics to a song a number of years ago by George Strait (Wow, here I am reciting country music lyrics… If you would have told 25 year old Jake I did that, he most likely would have smacked along side the head, or told you to do that to me… But I am surviving another birthday this weekend, so maybe it’s an age deal).  Anyway, it is most definatlely chilly outside the last couple of days here in the Tundra.  The last couple of years have been the exact opposite temperature wise, so this is a bit of a culture shock to be sure.  Fear not though dear readers, as forecast this week looks much better with temps expected to reach the 70s by later in the work week.  It’s amazing with the popularity of social media these days, how people lose their minds with it gets in the fifties for high temperatures in September.  It’s happened before people, and it will happen again.  Good luck to all the harvesters out there, you should have a great week ahead.

Hart wins MVP honors

Congratulations go out to Langdon graduate McKenzie Hart.  The UND junior was named most valuable player in the UND Classic Volleyball Tournament, which was held the weekend of Sept. 6 in Grand Forks. Hart, who for the first time has earned the position of libero for UND, led the team in digs for tournament and help propel them to the title over South Dakota.  Hart said after the tourney, “Being this is the my first year as libero and to win MVP of our home tournament was unexpected, but I’ll take it.  We are playing pretty well as a team.  We have some freshmen coming in this year and playing huge roles for us.  We are just starting to click, and hope to take off from there.”  UND did have a bump in the road a rare match to arch rival NDSU, but we wish McKenzie and the UND team the best of luck throughout the rest of the season.

New football plan to come out this week

As the high school football season is already nearing the halfway point (How crazy is that!), the North Dakota High School Activities Association will roll out it’s new two year plan for the 2015-2016 seasons this coming Wednesday.  Langdon-Munich will still be in Class A 11 Man Football (although the Cards won’t be near the top in enrollment this time around), but they look to lose some nice rivalries.  North Border, Midway-Minto and North Prairie will all be going down to 9 Man next season.  It appears that Class A 11 Man with have 24 teams next season, and it will be determined this week if there will be four six team regions or three eight team ones.  We will report next week on just how things will look for next year. Langdon-Munich will play their fourth game of the season Sept. 19 at Rolette against the North Prairie Cougars.

“See ya!”  next week!