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Great run at the State B for the Lady Cards

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Posted on 11/28/15

By Jake Kulland

Let’s get going this week by congratulating the Langdon-Munich Cardinals volleyball team on a fantastic showing in the State Class B Volleyball Tournament, which was held at the MSU-Dome in Minot Nov. 19-21. The Cards got through some very tough competition in Hazen and Hankinson to get into a showdown with LaMoure for the State B title.  Although they lost in four tough sets, we hope the players and coaches can look back on the tourney and be proud of their performance and their sportsmanship. And even if they weren’t happy with some things late in the decisive fourth set that didn’t go their way and were out of their control, they showed a tremendous amount of heart in battling back to win the third set and battled again to almost win set four. A huge shout out to Jocelyn Dinius, Madi Hart and Sydney Ellingson on making the All-Tournament team, and to Dinius and Hart for getting on the All-State squad. Big thanks to Lady Cards seniors Dinius, Courtnie Cook and Julia Kartes on great volleyball careers and awesome dedication to the Langdon volleyball program. Thanks to coaches Rich Olson, Tami Flink and Brittney Feil on a nice job guiding the team all season long. By the way, make sure you check out next week’s paper for a great story on four girls that played from four different State A and B teams that are related in a very special way.  Dennis “Scoop” Throndset will have that for us.

The page turns to the winter sports season

High school and club sports will get into high gear in the first week of December. First off, the Langdon Blades junior gold and girls teams have already started on the weekend of Nov. 22, with the junior gold team losing to MayPort in their home opener on Nov. 22, 9-4. Meanwhile boys basketball practice will start across the state on Nov. 30. The Langdon-Munich Cardinals boys team will have a new look this year as Stanley Dick takes over coaching the program assisted by Tim Polansky. Andy Haaven and Kent Weston will handle the junior high teams. There are high numbers expected across the board for the Cards in grades 7-12, something they have not had in recent years. The Langdon Cardinals girls basketball team, many fresh from coming off that successful volleyball season, will have their first game of the season at home versus the North Border Eagles on Dec. 4. We will actually being our winter sports broadcast season for girls hoops Nov. 30 with North Border at Rolla, on 95.7 The Rock Farm. Always crazy how one season runs right into the next, but here we go.

Fall Sports Banquet Dec. 1

Something new for Langdon sports this year will be the Fall Sports and Activities Banquet. In the past, each sport and activity had their own individual end of the year banquet, but now they will all be grouped together so everyone can see them get all their awards and end of the year accolades at once. The Langdon-Munich Sports Boosters will host the event at the Langdon High School Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m. The kids and coaches will eat at that time, then the public is welcome to check out the recognition of all fall sports and activities at 7:00 p.m. It should be a rather large crowd, as this will run the gamut from sports to music, drama, business and clubs to even the student council.  Again, everyone is welcome to come and take in the evening.

Langdon Ice Breaker Tournament coming Dec. 4-6

Dakota Spirit Arena will be a busy place as the 2nd Annual Langdon Ice Breaker Hockey Tournament will be held on those days. Six teams are involved in this years tourney – Langdon, the Grand Forks Stallions and the Grafton-Park River high school hockey JV team, along with Holland, MacGregor and St. Eustache from Manitoba. We did not have a bracket available to us at press time, but the public is, of course, welcome to come and out and watch the action. The full bracket can be seen at the arena.

Langdon-Munich football awards announced

We are way late getting this to you, but recently the All-Region 2A Football Team was announced. Four Langdon-Munich Cardinals made the first and second teams. On the first team the Cards had Jacob Delvo, Conner Tetrault and Chase Peebles, while Brady Otto made the All-Region 2A second team. Congrats to all four, and although Langdon-Munich did not have any All-Staters this year, those should be coming soon as the Cards team has a very bright future. One area player who did make All-State was Bradyn Horgan from North Border, who made the second team as a standout running back and defensive player.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving weekend, and “See ya!” next week!

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