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Cardinals football season finishes with a wild ending

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Posted on 10/25/14

By Jake Kulland

The Langdon-Munich Cardinals football season came to end with 36-32 win of Lakota-Edmore-Dakota Prairie Oct. 18.  The Cards dedicated the win to the memory of teammate Justin Kruk.  The game was one of craziest we’ve ever broadcast — with flea flickers, half back option passes, pass backs to the quarterback, a sweetly executed hook and ladder by Cardinals, and a white knuckle ending. It was one of those games where you wished both teams would have more games to play.  But it was a fun ending to what has been a rough couple of weeks for the Cardinals team.  Thanks to Langdon-Munich seniors Dalton Fetsch, Dalton Girodat, Lucas Mikkelsen, Cameron Phillips and Chase Rohde for there dedication to the Cardinals program.  It was a blast watching you fellas play. Bethany Lowery also finished her career as a Cardinals cheerleader, and the game also marked the retirement of Susan Faye Crockett as cheer coach.  Hats off to Susan for her many years of keeping the cheerleading program going and excelling.  There is an opening for Coach Crockett’s position as there is interest in girls wanting to cheer during the upcoming basketball season.  A nice touch for the last game was football field groundskeeper Mitch Jorgensen painting a Cardinal red and white 15 at the 15 yard line, in memory of Justin Kruk.  The team also had a remembrance ceremony just outside the field after the game.  The Cards ended their season with a record of 4-4, just missing the playoffs.

State Cross Country Meet to go in Minot Oct. 25
Two Langdon-Munich cross country runners are scheduled to compete in the 2014 State Cross Country meet.  It will be held in Minot at the Souris River Golf Course.  The Cardinals Madison Gapp and Ben Lagein will be competing.  Gapp took 7th place in the East Region meet in Cooperstown Oct. 18 while Lagein took 20th.  Both runners made the All-Region team.  Best of luck to both at state in the Magic City.

Langdon Country Club holds fall meeting
Oct. 21 the Langdon Country Club held their fall meeting.  Among the items discussed is that groundskeeper Curt Sando will close the course on Oct. 26 to begin preparing things for the winter.  Motions passed to raise the rates four percent for club membership next year, and a ten dollar raise was passed for Tuesday Men’s League Golf.  It was also decided that next year the Men’s City Golf Tournament will be played on a Thursday in July (date to be determined) rather than a Sunday in August.  All in all it’s been another great year at the club and on the course, and here’s to another one next April.

Langdon Eagles Widows 5K Run coming Nov. 8
Just a heads up this that the first annual Langdon Eagles Auxillary Deer Hunters Widow Glow 5K Walk/Run will be happening Nov. 8 outside the Langdon Eagles Club.  We will have much more on this event next week!

Alsen loses a state champion Bronco
We will leave you this week by expressing our condolences to the community of Alsen on the passing of Alvin Klein.  He was a main cog of the Alsen Bronco State Basketball Championship teams of 1957-59 (he came off the bench to score the winning basket in their first title run to keep them alive in the tourney), and their state record winning streak which is still held to this day at 79.  He was also a huge member of the Alsen community, and to the town and Alvin’s family, we are sorry for your loss.

“See ya!” next week!