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Apparently it’s computer virus season


Posted on 5/14/16

By Jake Kulland

As we visit this time around, a nasty, nasty computer virus has happened at work, and it’s a doozy. Thankfully it has been contained and hopefully will be fixed, but it gives us a chance to remind everyone to watch what you open on your emails (And it wasn’t me who did it by the way). I can guarantee that no one will win a million dollars just by clicking on something, and believe me not everyone on the internet is your friend. There are many, many people out there who pray (or prey) that you open their attachment so they can either wreck your computer, or try to get you to send them money. It gets worse everyday, so if you get an email from someone you don’t know, delete it immediately. Just trust me.

The spring sports postseason is here

As we come to week of May 16, the regular season is coming to an end for spring sports and the postseason is coming shortly. Let’s get you all the information you need for this week. It all starts May 16 when the Langdon-Munich track team will host a “Last Chance” meet starting at 3 p.m. This is the last regular season meet for area tracksters to try and qualify for the State B Track Meet which will run May 27-28 in Bismarck. Of course before state the Region 2 Track Meet will be held in Larimore on May 21. This will be another chance for area athletes to get into the state meet. Next week will get you a list of boys and girls of have qualified for state. Meanwhile the Langdon boys and girls golf teams will start the postseason this week. The boys will have a qualifier meet in Park River May 16, then the Northeast Region Tournament May 19 in Cavalier. For the girls golf team, they will play in a qualifier May 17 at Cando, then the Langdon Country Club will host the Northeast Region Girls Golf Tournament May 19 beginning at 10 a.m. And finally the Langdon-Munich Cardinals high school baseball team will begin postseason play in the Region 4 Tournament, which will be held May 23-25. It appears the Cardinals will be the third seed in the tourney. They will play in either Grafton or Park River, with the time and opponent yet to be determined. It will be a busy week of spring sports for our area.

Agnes powers Mayville State into national NAIA Baseball Tournament

We are very happy to report that Langdon native Kalton Agnes and his Mayville State University baseball team are headed to the National NAIA Baseball Tournament, which begins May 17-20. Agnes was one of the main cogs in the Comets making it to nationals, as he threw four innings of two relief, striking out six and not allowing a run help Mayville State to a 9-6 win over Jamestown and a trip to nationals. Comets coach Scott Berry was quoted in the Grand Forks Herald talking about Agnes. He said, “We overextended him. He’s not jused to going that long. He got some awfully good hitters out in big situations. I’m awfully proud of him.” Kalton has been the closer for the Comets this season. We says a huge congratulations to him and the team, and we hope to have a Q & A with him in the Republican next week.

Hart wins UND Female Athlete of the Year

The good times keep on coming for our area college athletes. Langdon’s McKenzie Hart was name UND Female Athlete of the Year at ceremony in Grand Forks at their annual Night of Champions awards gala at the Empire Arts Theater on May 5. Hart beat out some stiff competition from the womens basketball, womens hockey, swimming and track and field to get the award. Of course she was name the Big Sky Conference libero of the year this past volleyball season, and led the nation in digs per set at 6.25. She graduates as the UND record-holder for single-match, single-season and career digs, and also established Big Sky Conference records for single-match and single-season digs. She also earned American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-Region honorable mention, becoming the first volleyball player in UND’s Division I era to earn all-region accolades. We can’t think of a better way for McKenzie to close out a great career at UND.

Tuesday Golf League deadline is May 16

We will leave you by saying that May 16 is the deadline to signup a 2-Man team for Tuesday League Golf at the Langdon Country Club. At press time there were still openings in both the 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. shifts. And to sign up just get in touch with Randy Hill. Also Theresa Stewart is now offering a full menu in the clubhouse kitchen for Tuesday Stag Nights, and she will also have that when Womens League starts on Wednesday in June.

“See ya!” next week!