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Cardinals football team to play it’s last game of the season

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Posted on 10/18/14

By Jake Kulland

We write this week trying to find some kind of normalcy after tragic week we all just went through.  I don’t think most of us will ever get over what has happened, and I don’t think we supposed too. But we will attempt to move on by telling you the Langdon-Munich Cardinals football team will have their last football game of the season on Oct. 18.  Due to the accident that took the lives of Justin Kruk and Ashley Ratzlaff, the decision was made not to play the football game (and rightfully so) with Park River-Fordville-Lankin Oct. 10.  That came will not be made up, and the Aggies got a win by forfeit.  Also the Langdon-Munich volleyball game at St. John was cancelled for Oct. 9 and rescheduled for Oct. 27 in St. John.  It has not been easy for the players to get back into playing games again, but they are both dedicated their seasons to their teammates that have been lost.  Congratulations to the Lady Cards volleyballers on winning the Langdon Invitational Volleyball Tournament, they did not lose a set in the entire tourney.

Wirth inducted into Blue Hawk Hall of Fame

We have very nice story to report to you this week.  Munich native Jonathan Wirth was recently inducted into the Dickinson State University Blue Hawk Athletics Hall of Fame, at a ceremony held during Homecoming weekend Oct. 3.  Jon played two seasons with the Blue Hawks men’s basketball team from 1996-1998, after playing two years at UND-WIlliston (now called Williston State College).  In just two years at Dickinson State, Wirth was an NAIA All-American during the 1996-97 season, and he earned NDCAC Player of the Year honors in 1997-98.  He averaged 19.9 ppg and 18.9 ppg respectively in his junior and senior seasons.  Jon is currently ninth overall on the Blue Hawks all-time scoring list with 923 points.  When asked about going into the Hall of Fame, Wirth said, “It’s kind of a funny story but my family and I stopped in Dickinson on our way back from a skiing trip at Big Sky in Montana in March.  It was my first time back since I played there.  It’s ironic that around two months after that visit I got the call that they were putting me into the Hall of Fame.  It was a pretty big surprise, and I was and am truly humbled by this great honor.  I thought I wouldn’t get in considering I only played two years there, and most inductees are four year athletes. Dickinson State usually puts in track and field and football athletes, so that makes going into the Hall even more special.  It was an awesome evening visiting with my former coaches and teammates.”  Jonathan is one of best athletes that Munich and Cavalier County has ever produced, and we are all very proud of him making into in the Blue Hawk Hall of Fame.  Just fantastic stuff.

Langdon Country Club fall meeting this week

We’ll leave you by reminding golfers that the Langdon Country Club fall meeting will be held Oct. 21 at 6:30pm at the clubhouse.  It’s a chance to see how the club did this past season, and visit about any changes needed for next season.  All members are welcome.  This will also be the last stag night for the year.

#LANGDONSTRONG, and “See ya!” next week!