Jake’s take on sports

NFL Draft is a great day for the state of North Dakota


Posted on 4/30/16

By Jake Kulland

As we write this week, we are patiently waiting for the NFL Draft to get started.  What an exciting time it is for the state of North Dakota.  It appears that NDSU quarterback Carson Wentz will be on of the first two overall picks, going to either the all new Los Angeles Rams, or the Philadelphia Eagles, both of whom traded up to draft either Wentz or Cal quarterback Jared Goff.  There is a certain Rams fan in Langdon (Ok, the only Rams fan in Langdon), who is head over heels excited at the prospect of Wentz playing for his favorite team.  No matter where Wentz goes, he will make history as the highest drafted North Dakotan in NFL history (He is from Bismarck for those that don’t know).  Also keep an eye out later in the draft weekend for more players from NDSU and one from UND, Will Ratelle, to get picked.  Ratelle has some ties to the Langdon area (He’s McKenzie Hart’s boyfriend) and I know many people are hoping to hear his name get called. And of course our Vikings are picking 23rd in the first round, and should be able to bolster a strong and still up and coming team.  Should be a wonderful weekend for football fans.

May 5 a big sports day in Langdon

Local sports fans make sure you are keeping May 5 in mind.  That is the day that Langdon will host two big high school sports events.  A track meet will be held that day starting at 3:00 p.m. for both varsity and junior high, and the Langdon Country Club will host a high boys golf meet also on that day starting at 1:00 p.m.  And also a reminder that now that we are in the month of May, Langdon will also get the honor of hosting the Northeast Region Girls Golf Meet on May 19.   For High School Baseball, the Langdon-Munich Cardinals next home game is May 2 at 4:30 p.m. against Midway-Minto.  The boys golf team hasn’t even played yet but finally will May 3 at Cando. Please get out and supports these many great home events if you can.

Boston Marathon features oldest finisher originally from Cavalier County

This may have been covered in the Langdon Long Ago column last week, but we still need to give a huge shout out to Katherine and John Beiers, who once again competed and finished in the Boston Marathon, held April 18.  Both are originally from Langdon, and still have lots of family in our area.  Katherine was the oldest person to finish the race this year, at the great age of 83.  She had an official time of 5:44.53.   Not bad to say the least.  John Beiers also finished with a time of 4:35.19.  So awesome to see these two representing our area in a such an exciting way.  We wish them both the best next year.

Langdon Country Club continuing with Men’s League Signup

We will leave you once again this week by reminding mens golfers that Tuesday Mens League signup is continuing.  If you haven’t signed up your 2-Man team, please do so very soon.  Just contact Randy Hill, the league secretary.  He tells us that both the 3:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. shifts are beginning to get tight.  So don’t get left out.  And remember you can hear the Langdon Country Club report with myself and club president Cody Pengilly every Friday afternoon at 1:50pm on KNDK 1080.

Good to luck to all farmers as springs work gets going and “See ya!” next week!