Jake’s take on sports

December and no snow


Posted on 12/5/15

By Jake Kulland

Well friends, here we are on Dec. 3 and we have no snow on the ground. Zero.  Is this unprecedented?  We no I’m sure it’s not, but we are all certainly enjoying the beautiful weather we are getting, and it’s going to be here for quite awhile yet, as no measurable snow forecast all the way through next weekend.  And with that, we are expecting temperatures near 40 degrees (Above zero) for the week ahead.  While I am sure we will be getting the white stuff in spades eventually, let us just take in what the Good Lord is giving us.  It wasn’t that long ago that people were golfing at the Langdon Country Club on New Year’s Day (Well, just on the second fairway, just to say they did).  So again, it has happened before, and here’s to many more happy days of it.

Boys Basketball season about to get underway

With Girls Basketball, Wrestling and Hockey having begun, the last shoe to drop is Boys Basketball this year. The Langdon-Munich Cardinals will begin their season at home on Dec. 12 as part of a girls/boys doubleheader with Thompson.  Stanley Dick is coaching the Cardinals this year, assisted by Tim Polansky.  Andy Haaven and Kent Weston are coaching the junior high teams this year.  By coincidence, all the Cards boys coaches are from Munich this year, and the girls coaches all from Langdon.  But that is what a sports co-op is all about.  North Border also will begin there season also on Dec. 12 at home in Pembina versus Kittson County Central before heading to Cavalier to play the arch rival Tornadoes on Dec. 14.  Danny Moore is once again heading the Eagles program.  We wish all area boys hoops teams good luck this season.

Langdon Country Club sends out reminder to snowmobilers

With the inevitable snowfall coming our way someday, the board of directors at the Langdon Country Club remind snowmobilers to stay off the course this winter.  That warning was not heeded last year, and the course took some severe damage, especially on the greens, some of which did not heal all summer.  It is nearly impossible to tell where the greens are when there is a couple feet of snow on them, to just staying off it is the best course of action.  Country club board member Chalmer Dettler tells us, “We have a beautiful golf course in Langdon, and we’re asking for cooperation from the community to keep it that way.  If anyone is caught intentionally damaging the course, the could be prosecuted and required to pay damages.”  As a club member, I echo those thoughts on keeping one the premier courses in the state looking it’s best.  You can find a story with much more on this issue in this weeks paper.

Winter Sports Preview out next week

In the next issue of the Republican, we will have our annual Winter Sports Preview, highlighting all Cavalier County winter sports teams, with schedules, teams information and more.  We look forward to bringing it to you next time around.

“See ya!” next week!