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Feeling hot, hot, hot

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Posted on 8/15/15

By Jake Kulland

As we write to you this week, it is the hottest day of the year in Cavalier County, with the temperature as we type at a sizzling 95 (!) degrees on Aug. 12.  Hot August Nights indeed.  While things look to be much cooler this week, it is always a shocker when it gets above 90 degrees in our area.  Some of our late season crops are really in need of some precipitation, and if we don’t get some Saturday, there is a fairly good chance of towards the middle of the week ahead.

Volleyball practice begins

On the heels of high school football practice which began this past Wednesday, comes the start of high school volleyball practice. Rich Olson will once again coach the Langdon-Munich program, assisted on the varsity by Tami Flink.  The first practice for the Lady Cards varsity is Aug. 17 at 8:30 a.m., with the junior high going at 1:00 p.m. the same day.  Jane Hart will once again coach the junior high team, with Brittany Feil and Allison Podhradsky also helping out with the program.  We should also mention that cross country has also already ready begun for the season, with new Langdon Elementary Principal Todd Hetler coach that program.

UND Volleyball team coming to Langdon

As we previewed last week, the UND Women’s Volleyball team will be in Langdon for a scrimmage on Aug. 20.  This is a chance for you to come out and see the team that is picked third in the Big Sky Conference, and of course to see Langdon native McKenzie Hart in action.  McKenzie is now a senior back row player for UND, and now has over 1,000 digs in her career.  There will be a coaches clinic Aug. 20 at 4:00 p.m., followed by a scrimmage with the Green versus the White at 6:00 p.m.  We talked to Rich Olson, who organzied the event, and he told us, “This is a rare opportunity to see McKenzie and the UND team live and in person in Langdon.  It’s something that certainly doesn’t happen everyday, to see Division 1 Volleyball in a town our size.  We really hope everyone will come out to watch and cheer on McKenzie and the team.”  Admission is free the scrimmage, and anyone from around the area is welcome to attend.

Men’s League Golf moves to the playoffs

Tuesday Night Men’s League Golf completed its season on Aug. 11, and the postseason begins.  The league playoffs will begin this week, with the top two teams from the first half and second half of the early and late shifts involved, which makes for a total of eight two man teams.  League secretary Randy Hill said that he will have the teams and pairings posted on the clubhouse bulletin board by Sunday, Aug. 16.  He also told us that the teams can mutually meet anytime this week for the first round of the playoffs.  And even though league golf is over, the course will still have different games for the men to play every Tuesday, and the clubhouse will still have Tuesday Night Men’s Stag activities well into October.

“See ya!”  next week!

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