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Another national champion is in the area

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Posted on 4/23/16

By Jake Kulland

Let’s start this week by saying a big congratulations to Rolla fifth grader Mitchell Leas.  He just won the national title at the Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest in Chicago.  He went through a number of state and regional competitions to advance to the nationals, where he made 25 of 25 free throws to win the boys 10-11 year old division.  He represented the Devils Lake Elks Club in Chicago.  Mitch received a trophy that is almost four feet high, and received a hero’s welcome and a fire truck escort when he got back home.  Pretty cool stuff for someone so young.  Mitch is the son of Chad and Amy Leas, originally from Rock Lake, but now the family resides in Rolla.

Langdon baseball committee looking a Legion coach

We were asked by the Langdon Area Baseball committee to put out that help is needed to coach this years Langdon Red Sox American Legion Baseball team.  Big numbers are expected for this years club, and with that comes the need for more coaches to help run the program.  These are paid positions, and to inquire for more information, just get in touch with any of the committee members: Jay Adam, Holly Lyons, Daryl Kempel, Tom Beauchamp, Marty Tetrault, Tyler Feist, Ethen Askvig, Jacy Borgen or myself.  There a lot of talent coming out for this years team, and the committee wants to give them the best chance to excel this year.  Also the Northeast Region Tournament will be held in Langdon at American Legion Field this year on July 20-23, so it should be a very fun summer for Langdon Area Baseball.

Berry gets to 1,000 wins

We have to take time this week to say a big congratulations to Mayville State college baseball Scott Berry on getting his 1,000 career win this past week. Coach Berry has coached at Mayville for over 27 years, and has a tremendous amount of success.  Many players from the area have played in his Comets program, like Rick Christianson, Randy Hill, Jay Adam, Jeff Carpenter, Jason Schwabe, Matt Fetsch, Zack Schaefer, Tanner Carpenter, Tyler Stockton and Kalton Agnes, who plays on this years team.  That’s quite a long stretch of years that Coach Berry has helmed the program, and wish him many more.

Baseball Sign Up Night goes well

We will be saying the Signup Night for Langdon Area Baseball and Softball went very well when it was held on April 20.  If you missed out on that night, you still have time to sign your child up.  Forms are available at every Cavalier County school, and at Langdon City Hall.  We do encourage you to get this done ASAP, as they need to have some time to set up the teams and coaches for summer T-Ball, Pee Wee, Little League, Babe Ruth and American Legion Baseball, plus Girls Softball.  So please fill out a form soon.

“See ya!” next week!