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Possible snow in early October

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Posted on 10/4/14

By Jake Kulland

For those reading this out of the area, you read it correctly, some light snow was predicted for Cavalier County the night of Oct. 2.  While it is not expected to stay around, just the threat of the white stuff put a chill in everyone’s bones this past week.  Temps should recover into the 50s for the week ahead thankfully.  October is a busy month local sports wise, as the Langdon-Munich volleyball is competing at the 20 team Des Lacs-Burlington Tournament, the most competitive Class B regular season tournament in the state Oct. 3-4.  Also UND Hockey begins it’s season this weekend, playing the University of Manitoba in an exhibition game Oct. 5.  We were visiting with some sports fans recently, and we concluded that college hockey has arguably the longest season of any sport, from October to the Frozen Four in April (which will be held this year in Boston). Almost seven months of action (although UND does take most of December off with the semester break). UND hockey do not mind a bit, as I seriously think most of them would like it go year round. Best of luck to UND this year, they are ranked number two in the nation in the preseason polls behind arch rival Minnesota.

Fargo Davies Volleyball has two local connections
The Fargo Davies Eagles volleyball team traveled to play Devils Lake Sept. 26, and there was a huge crowd from Langdon on hand to watch the action.  The reason for that is two Davies players have strong Langdon and Cavalier County ties.  Junior Samantha Schrader and sophomore McKenna Mikkelsen both see a lot of action with the Eagles, with Schrader listed as a libero, and Mikkelsen as a back row defensive specialist.  I know we are going into Langdon Long Ago and Rita Maisel territory here, but we need to recognize the proud parents and grandparents of both players.  Samantha is the daughter of Langdon natives Troy and Sally Schrader, and her grandparents are Lorne and Gertie Field of Langdon, and Larry and Judy Schrader formerly of Langdon, now of West Fargo.  McKenna is the daughter of Langdon natives Duane and Robin Mikkelsen, and her grandparents are Ted Mikkelsen and Armand and Gloria Romfo of Langdon.  We are proud to say that Fargo Davies is 13-2 on the year and in second place in the Class A East Region standings.  We hope the Langdon connection will help them get to the top.

Langdon Country Club still rolling along
The weather outside maybe frightful this weekend, but the week ahead looks sort of delightful, so we thought we would finish by saying the Langdon Country Club is still open for the season.  It won’t be long before the gates close for the year, however.  So get your last rounds in of the season ASAP.  And a reminder that the Country Club fall meeting is scheduled for Oct. 16 in the clubhouse, with the last Tuesday Stag Night scheduled for Oct. 23.

“See ya!” next week!