Jake’s take on sports

What an incredible end to the spring sports season


Posted on 3/4/16

By Jake Kulland

We are chock full of congratulation shout outs in this weeks column.  The high school track and field and golf seasons came to an end since we last visited.  So many good things happened in both that I’m sure where to begin.  Let’s just go it at and get rolling with some great information.

A story like weekend for the Dinius family

A long stretch of State Track appearances came to an end for the children of Denny and Carol Dinius, who saw their kids in the State Class B Track every year since 1998 (!).  But what a way to finish. Langdon senior Jocelyn Dinius finally won not one but two track titles that have eluded her in years past.  She won the pole vault with a jump of 11-3, then won the 100 meter dash with a time of 12.78 seconds.  Jocelyn also took second in the 100 meter hurdles and fifth in the 200 meter sprint.  After finally becoming a state champion, she was quoted in the Grand Forks Herald that, “When you grow with siblings who won stuff, you want to do it, too.”  Jocelyn in the sixth member of her family to win a state track title, and she was also named North Dakota Senior Athlete of the Year for girls track.  She will now take her talents to NDSU.  If it wasn’t enough with those two championships, Jocelyn’s older brother Josh was inducted in the North Dakota Track and Field Hall of Fame at a ceremony held in Bismarck on May 27.  Josh is a multiple track and field champion himself, and he told on getting in the Hall of Fame, “It was a little unexpected, but it’s quite an honor to be inducted with the likes of Weston Dressler.”  Dressler was also part of the Hall of Fame ceremony.  What a great tribute to marvelous track career for Josh, who is a 2003 Langdon graduate, and now is a physical therapist practicing in Bismarck.  All in all it’s just a great story and something I’m sure the Dinius family will never forget.  It has been an absolute blast covering there athletic achievements.

State Girls Golf sees two get awards

The good times just keep on coming, as the State Class B Girls Golf Meet was held in Carrington on May 31-June 1.  The weather conditions were awful for most of the tourney, but Cardinals senior Krystal Ratzlaff persevered and finished fifth overall.  At the awards ceremony after the tournament, Krystal was named North Dakota Senior Athlete of the Year for girls golf.  What an outstanding honor that was given to her.  Also Cards girls golf coach Jenny Romfo was name Co-Coach of the Year, which is also a very well deserved honor.  Just think about it, Langdon has the Senior Athlete of the Year for all of North Dakota in both girls track and golf. Just incredible stuff.

Langdon Red Sox ready to start their season

We will leave by saying the Langdon Red Sox Post 98 American Legion Baseball team will get their season starting at home June 6 versus Larimore.  Jay Adam and Marty Tetrault will be coaching the team this year, and they have 14 talented baseball players out for this years team.  Hopefully folks will get out and see them in action starting Monday at American Legion Field.  You can find the compete Red Sox game schedule in this weeks Republican.

“See ya!” next week!