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Snow on St. Patrick’s Day

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Posted on 3/19/16

By Jake Kulland

We have all been spoiled with the recent early spring weather, so we knew we would get paid back in some way, and that happened as we come to you on March 17.  A good three inches of snow fell on our area, making us remember that winter is still here for awhile yet. Now, we don’t expect a lot more precipitation in the week ahead, but the potential is always there, and this was a slight wake up call.

High School Baseball starts March 21

With track and field already underway, high school baseball is the next spring sport to get rolling.  The first practice of the season for the Langdon-Munich Cardinals will be March 21.  Josh Krivarchka will once again be the head coach for the team, and he will assisted by Derek Grahn.  Coach Krivarchka hopes have around 25 players out for the team in grades 7-12.  The Cards will start their season April 7 at Lakota, with their first home game versus Grafton at American Legion Field on April 11.  Even with the recent snow we have gotten, Langdon-Munich should be having a good start to their season.  We will print their complete schedule in the weeks ahead.

Our Vikings are strengthening their weaknesses

It may be March, but we are already getting optimistic about our Minnesota Vikings.  The biggest problem with Vikes last year was their offensive line, and they have addressed that through free agency.  Alex Boone comes to the Vikings from San Fransisco, and Andre Smith from Cincinnati.  Both players are large individuals, and should make Adrian Peterson and Teddy Bridgewater very happy men, along with us fans.  Now if they nail the draft again, good things should happen for our Vikings.

A nice track and field nugget

We will leave by saying we did our last Coaches Corner of the season March 12 on KNDK 1080.  We had the pleasure of being joined, among many, by Langdon-Munich track coaches Denny Dinius and Jane Hart.  Both coaches said numbers of kids out for track is up on both the boys and girls sides, which is terrific.  Cardinals senior Jocelyn Dinius will enter his senior year for the Cards, and this will be the last run of track kids in the Dinius family.  Denny D told a remarkable statistic — That there has been a Dinius from Langdon in the State Track Meet every year since 1998…  WOW!!! Just an unbelivable story.  Best of luck to all track and field athletes this season.

“See ya!” next week!