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What a magical 4-Peat win for the NDSU Bison

Republican

Posted on 1/17/15

By Jake Kulland

Let’s start this week by, of course, congratulating the NDSU Bison football team on winning their fourth straight FCS College Football Championship with a thrilling 29-27 comeback win over Illinois State on Jan. 10 in Frisco, TX.  In what many called the best football game they have ever seen will go down in history, as the Bison are the first to 4-peat in the history of college football.  And what a great moment it was for two Cavalier County athletes.  Bison senior linebacker Travis Beck, who unfortunately could not play in the game due to achillies tendon surgery, and redshirt freshmen Colter Pritchard were both on the dress list and on the sidelines for the game. There is a nice picture of both of them celebrating the win in this weeks Republican.  While Travis’ career is over at NDSU, we still hold out hope that he can rehab his injury and possibly have a pro career someday.  And for Colter, we hope the best is yet to come for “Number 2” in a Bison uniform.  Just great, great stuff all the way around.

Lady Cards win District 8 JV Tournament

The Langdon-Munich Cardinals junior varsity played with seven other teams in the District 8 B Squad Tournament held in Rolla Jan. 10-12.  The Lady Cards won the tourney for the second straight year, beating Dunseith in the first round 59-43, Bottineau 48-37 in the semifinals, and crushed Benson County 46-16 in the championship game.  The wins puts the Lady Cards JV record at 8-1, and it certainly spells a bright future for the girls basketball program. Cardinals JV coach Harley Brown said, “I’m very happy for the girls and very proud of the way we played.  We had a balanced scoring attack in all three games.  Everyone chipped to win the title.” Langdon-Munich’s varsity team has also rescheduled three games that were postponed last week.  They will now host Rolla Jan. 23, play at Grafton Feb. 2, and at Larimore Feb. 5.  The month of February will be a busy month for the Cardinals.

Pool fundraiser for Jim Johnson

We will leave by saying there will be a benefit pool tournament for Jim Johnson on Jan. 24 At the Hop Bar & Grill in Langdon. He has been battling cancer, and proceeds from this tournament will go towards his medical expenses.  Registration for the tourney will start Jan. 24 at 12:30 p.m., with the shooting to begin at one. Everyone is welcome to play, whether you are in a pool league or not.  Also if you can’t make the tourney or are not a pool player, a benefit fund has been set up for Jim At the Hop, and you can drop off a donation anytime.  Hopefully you can get out and support this event, and we hope that Jim is on the comeback trail.  The Hop will be having Bar-B-Q’s and fixings for all players throughout the day.

“See ya!”  next week!