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Two area teams are a step away from a State Tournament appearance

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Posted on 3/14/15

By Jake Kulland

Let’s start this week by telling you Tournament Time has still been going great guns the last week or so.  As we write this week, regional boys basketball tournaments are going to their championship nights.  The North Star Bearcats are making their seventh straight year in the Region 4 Championship game (!!), and they were playing Four Winds-Minnewaukan for the title for the third year in a row. Meanwhile Cavalier was trying for a 3-Peat in the Region 2 Championship game against May-Port-C-G.  Both teams won thrilling title games last year, and both are trying to get back to state.  We will let you know how they finish next week.  The State Class B Boys Basketball Tournament is back in Bismarck this year, happening March 19-21.

Hockey season ends for Langdon boys and girls teams

The Langdon Blades girls and boys teams had their state tournaments in Bismarck and Mayville, respectively.  The girls finished third out of seven in the Girls A2 Tournament, and the boys finished sixth out of nine teams in the Junior Gold Tourney.  The Langdon Bantam team is playing their State Tournament this weekend, March 13-15 in Crosby.  for the Langdon Pee Wee players that play up with the bantams, it makes for some crazy miles on the road, as they also played in Watford City the weekend before.  Congratulations to senior Cameron Phillips and junior Logan Waslaski on making the junior gold All-State Team.  Dakota Spirit Arena is still busy the next two weekends, with the annual Figure Skating Show scheduled for March 21-22, and an Old Timers Tournament will be the final event at the arena the weekend of March 28.

It’s hardball time

As winter sports wind down, spring sports are beginning to roll. Last week we told you about track and field starting practice in North Dakota, and this coming week it’s high school baseball that will get underway.  For the Langdon-Munich Cardinals, Josh Krivarchka will coach the Cards along with Kyle Knutson once again this year.  While the Cardinals lost a lot to graduation last year, they also bring a lot of talent back, and should be a very good hitting team as the season progresses.  We will talk a lot more about this in the weeks ahead.

It’s also Barley Show time

This week also bring the 71st Annual North State Barley Show at Osnabrock, which happens March 20 at the new Osnabrock Barley Hall (I know it’s been a few years since it opened, but I still like to call it “new”).  Great information to be heard all day, with a program at three, and then the always popular Exhibitors Stag starting at six.  This is a big deal for the town of Osnabrock, so we hope everyone can get out and support the event.

“See ya!” next week!

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