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Rain wreaking havoc on postseason spring sports

Republican

Posted on 5/15/15

By Jake Kulland

As we type these words on May 14 (deadline day, or as they call at the Republican, “Hurry Up Jake!!” day), we have had well over an inch of rain in Cavalier County, and that has caused numerous spring sports activities to be moved around. In a rather unprecedented move, the Northeast Region Track Meet in Larimore had to be moved up a day to May 15 due to thunderstorms forecast for the normal Saturday of the meet which this year was May 16.  Also girls and boys golf regionals were moved back a day, to May 15.  The Region 4 High School Baseball Tournament is set May 18-20, although with the rain forecast there was talk that that tourney might be moved back a day to Tuesday. Now don’t get us wrong, we all know this rain should be awesome for the crop that has gotten in ground in Cavalier County, but it’s been a wild couple of days for our coaches and athletic directors, who have been constantly on the phone moving these events around.  Not an easy job, believe me.

State Track Meet in Bismarck this weekend

The 2015 State A & B Track Meet will be held at the Community Bowl in Bismarck May 22-23.  A number of Langdon-Munich Cardinals have qualified for state in a variety of events, and more girls and some boys were hoping to qualify at regionals.  We can report that both teams seem to be peaking at the right time of the year, which is exactly what Coaches Dinius and Hart were hoping for.  The Cardinals girls team won their last regular season meet May 12 in Devils Lake and the boys took a respectable fifth.  You can find complete box scores for that meet in this weeks paper.  We wish all our area tracksters the best of luck at state, and thanks for both head coaches doing a great job keeping us up to date with how the teams have been doing.

State golf and baseball the week after

After the State Track Meet, the State Class B Golf Meets will be held May 26-27, with boys in Carrington and the girls in Jamestown. The girls have an excellent chance of sending their whole team down, while the boys hope to get a couple individuals entered in the regional meet held May 15.  As for baseball, as we mentioned earlier the Region 4 Tournament will be held May 18-20 with the first rounds in Grafton and Cavalier, although again that looks like it may change depending on how much rain we get over the weekend.  Our best guess if nothing changes is that Langdon-Munich, seeded sixth in the tourney, will play St. Thomas-Drayton-Valley-Edinburg at 3:30 p.m. in Cavalier in the first round (which is split between two sites for the first day), then would take on Pembina County North if they are fortunate enough to win.  Listen to KNDK AM 1080 for any changes in the schedule.

Mount Carmel Dam opens this weekend

The weekend of May 16 also means the opening of the Mount Carmel Dam Recreation Area for the season.  It is always a hotbed of activity for many Cavalier and Pembina County residents throughout the spring and summer, and this year should be no exception.  For any information that you need Dam wise, call 256-3964.  We believe that Terry Moser will be managing things up north once again this year, and he and his staff do a great job.  While it’s not a great weather opening weekend, good times will coming, that is a certainty.

Tuesday Night Men’s League Golf is filling up

Randy Hill, organizer of the Tuesday Night Men’s Golf League at Langdon Country Club, says to get ahold of him soon to sign for the late shift.  The early shift is full, and he can still take up to three teams for the 6:00 p.m. shift.  Just call or text him at 370-1118.

“See ya!”  next week!