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Baseball signup night goes well

Republican

Posted on 4/24/15

By Jake Kulland

Let’s start this week by thanking the many people of came to the annual Signup Night for Langdon Area summer baseball and softball programs which was held at Langdon City Hall April 22.  Turnout was great for all divisions, which should make for a great summer.  If you did not make it on that night, there is still time to sign your child up.  Forms are now available at all Cavalier County schools, the Langdon Day Care Center and Langdon City Hall.  We encourage kids to get signed up as soon as possible, as organizers would like to set the teams for the younger programs by May 6.  A couple of notes — T-Ball and Pee Wee baseball in Langdon will run from June 1 to July 20, which T-Ball at noon and Pee Wee at 5:30 p.m.  Jacy Borgen in the coordinator for both programs.  Girls softball has changed to one 14U league, and will play Mondays and Wednesdays with the start time to be determined.  It was not clear at press time if their will be one or two Langdon softball teams depending on participation.  It also looks like there will be one 10U and one 12U Little League team.  Schedules for the higher levels of Babe Ruth and American Legion Baseball will be coming out at a later date.  Again thanks to everyone that came out, and remember you still have plenty of time to get your kids signed up if you have not already done so.

Boston Marathon goes well for local runners

We want to put a big shout out this week to a couple of local runners who competed in the Boston Marathon which was held April 20.  Langdon’s Mauri Roy fought through an injury and finished with an unofficial time of just over four and a half hours.  And Langdon native Katherine Beiers was the oldest runner in this years marathon at the great age of 82, and she ran in just under six hours.  It was Kathy’s 11th Boston Marathon.  She was quoted in Runners World magazine after she finished and said, “Oh, that was just fantastic! I drafted off a guy for nearly three miles, it helped me out a lot.”  Strong headwinds and a steady downpour forced Beiers to stop completely at several points the magazine said, but she did finish the race.  Kathy’s son John also ran in Boston.  Congratulations to all three runners, way to go!

Country Club spring meeting April 28

The Langdon Country Club will hold their spring meeting at the clubhouse at 6:00 p.m. on April 28.  It is open to all members, and a roast beef supper will be served by Theresa Valentine and her crew that evening, which is also open to members.  Tuesday Night Men’s League Golf signup is still ongoing, and you can call Randy Hill at 370-1118 to sign up your two man team.  We believe Jenny Romfo will be heading up the Wednesday Womens League once again which will start in June.  Men’s league will begin in late May.

Well we are off to God’s Country for the weekend, “See ya!”  next week!