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Jake’s take on sports

A big thank you

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Posted on 3/26/16

By Jake Kulland

We start this week by saying the high school winter sports season has come to an end, as it culminated in the State Class B Boys Basketball Tournament which was held in Minot March 17-19.  We are happy to report the Region 4 Champion Four Winds-Minnewaukan won the tournament and the title with a convincing victory over Minot Our Reedeemers in the final game.  It been quite a run for Region 4, as over the last seven years the worst a Region 4 champ has done at state is third place.  That say quite a bit about the quality of basketball of the athletes in our area.  While we catch our breath now in between seasons, we want to thank the many people that helped us cover all the many wonderful winter events.  Thanks for of all to our sponsors, for without you no of this coverage would be possible.  I also want to thank everyone behind the scenes that make everything go on the air or in this paper.  Many thanks to Ryan Bachman for doing a great job helping broadcast everything, and or course to “Mr. T”, Dennis Throndset who continues to do award winning work writing the insanely popular This week in Cavalier County Sports History column.  And finally, thanks to everyone at KNDK and the Republican for their patience and understanding as we get a little hard to handle at times during nervous breakdown season.  It has all been a blast, and we look forward to turning the page towards spring.

Golf practice to get underway

The last couple of weeks we have told you about spring track and baseball that has gotten underway across the state.  Now the last shoe to drop is high school golf, and the first practice for the year allowed across the state is on March 28.  There is a slight change in the coaching staff for the Langdon Cardinals teams.  Jenny Romfo will once again coach the girls team, but this year Ethen Askvig will move over from the track program to coach the Cards boys team.  Connie Kjos will also be back as an assistant coach for both squads.  The season won’t begin until sometime in mid-April, and the girls team is looking to continue their great success from last season, and the boys should be up and coming this year.  The whole schedule was not available at press time, but we will get it to you when it becomes available.

Old Timers Hockey tourney coming April 2-3

We will leave by inviting everyone out to Dakota Spirit Arena for their last big event of the hockey season.  The 5th Annual Langdon Old Timers International Cup will be held April 2-3.  Seven teams will be competing this year — Two from Langdon, along with Cavalier/MayPort, Rugby, Hallock, Cartright, MB, and Carlyle, Sask. The tourney will get under way at 9:30 a.m. on April 2 with games all day and night.  The championship game will be held April 3 at 1:00 p.m.  Everyone is encouraged to come out and watch the action. Also the Langdon Eagles Club will have a steak fry and dance featuring the band “Blackbird” which is the night of April 2. Should be a fun weekend, and we welcome everyone to town!

“See ya!”, next week!