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It’s Homecoming Week

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Posted on 9/12/15

By Jake Kulland

Good times are coming to Cavalier County in the form of Homecoming Week, which runs at the Langdon and Munich schools Sept. 14-19.  A reminder of one change this year, that due to many scheduling conflicts, the Homecoming Parade and King and Queen Coronation will be held on a Tuesday instead of Monday, on Sept. 15.  Lineup for parade will be a 6:30 p.m. in the United Lutheran Church parking lot, with the parade itself starting at 7:00 p.m.  The route will wind through Langdon, ending up at the high school where the coronation will commence.  The Cards will have a Homecoming volleyball match versus North Border on Sept. 17, then it’s Homecoming football against Rugby Sept. 18.  It has been a few year since Langdon-Munich and Rugby have played against each other in high school football, so it should be fun to see an old long time rivalry rekindled.  We hope you get out and enjoy Homecoming Week in Langdon.

A great football atmosphere in Pembina

My broadcast partner Ryan Bachman and I had the great pleasure of being in Pembina to cover the North Border-Cavalier football game on Sept. 4.  It had a been at least four years since the teams played each other, as North Border was in the 11 Man ranks the last couple of seasons.  You could tell that fans of both teams were thirsty to see the Eagles and the Tornadoes go up against each other, as the sidelines were absolutely packed with fans of both squads.  And the big crowd was treated to a fantastic game, which came down right the end with Eagles going toe to toe with top ranked Cavalier, and they had a chance to tie or even win the game with just less than three minutes left, after they got down to the Tornado five yard line. But an unfortunate penalty on North Border and a big interception by Casey Christianson of Cavalier clinched the game for the Tornadoes. Still, it was one of the loudest high school football games we have been to in a long time, and fans of both teams should be very proud of how their boys played.

Langdon racers complete a dominant year at Devils Lake Speedway

Labor Day Weekend and the day itself saw some awesome racing at Devils Lake Speedway.  And we need to throw and huge shout out and congratulations to Lance Schill and Stoney “The Legend” Kruk.  Both men won the track and point championships for the season, with Lance coming out on top in the Midwest Modified division, and Stoney first in the Pure Stock category.  Not everyone may know this (although most do), but racing is still very strong in Langdon and Cavalier County.  And we don’t want to forget Jerry and Aaron “Buck” Restad, who were two of the main cogs along with others who put these awesome race cars together.  Everyone involved would like to thank all their great sponsors, and they look forward to another winning championship season next year.  Here’s to bringing back Blue Ribbon Speedway!

McKenzie Hart tops in the nation

We will leave you this week by saying the accolades for Langdon native McKenzie Hart with UND volleyball team just keep on coming. After the first couple of matches for McKenzie this year, she leading the NATION in digs per set with at 6.33.  That means she is first in the category every team in college volleyball, every single one.  It’s staggering to think about the great career that McKenzie has had so far, and we wish her the UND team the best of luck the rest of the way in her senior year with the program.

“See ya!” next week!