Jake’s take on sports

And summer sports come to an end

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Posted on 8/1/15

By Jake Kulland

Always amazing that here we are just starting August and summer sports have come to an end.  Of course golf is still going strong and the Langdon Country Club hopefully will have several months of being open, but summer baseball and softball have reached their end in Cavalier County.  Those seasons, which are by far the shortest of the calendar year, still had a great deal of success and things are looking very good for the future.  Before long (and not really that long at all), we will be talking up high school football, volleyball and cross country.  But we still can at least take a breather for a couple weeks and look back on a fun summer sports season.

Langdon Red Sox end their year at regionals

The Langdon Red Sox American Legion baseball team ended their year with an 8-15 at the Northeast Region American Legion Tournament in Thompson July 22-25.  It was an up and down year all season for the Red Sox, and the Northeast regional proved to be more of the same, as they lost two and won one, with all three games called by the 10 run rule for good or for bad.

While Langdon was hoping for another state tournament berth, that will have to wait until next season, and they should be loaded to do just that.  The Red Sox bring a number of key players back next season, and also will have a number of new players coming up from a very successful Langdon Eagles Babe Ruth team.

Thanks to Jay Adam and Cole Solseng for the coaching Legion team this year, and thanks to Kade Pengilly for coaching the Babe Ruth squad.  It was another fun summer following both teams.

Langdon 14U team wins another state title

For the second straight year, the Langdon 14U girls softball team won their state tournament, which was held in Jamestown July 26. They also played up in a 16U tournament in the Buffalo City and took second.  It’s been another great year for both teams of girls softball in Langdon, and we wish the best of luck again next year. You can find a State Championship picture of the team in this weeks paper.

Tournaments continue at Langdon Country Club

August still brings the tournaments to the course and clubhouse at the Langdon Country Club.  Aug. 9 is the annuals Langdon Women’s City Tournament.  It will start in the afternoon that day, and a nominal fee for 18 holes of golf includes snacks, supper and a chance at some door prizes.  It is open to all Ladies Country Club members.  Also the best tournament of the year, the Men’s Miller Lite Tournament, will be held on the course on Aug. 15. There was some confusion on the date but that is indeed the correct one.  We will have more information on both tournaments next week.

Music Fest a huge success

We will leave by saying many thanks to the many people who came out to see our new (well, new and old) band, “Kulland and the Gang” during the 20th Annual Rendevous Region Music Fest the weekend of July 24-25.  The combination of us and the Johnny Holm Band seemed to make the weekend a special one, and every event that was held during the weekend was very well attended.  Thanks to everyone who made it all possible.

“See ya!” next week!

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