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Posted on 7/2/16

By Jake Kulland

We get going this week by thanking everyone who came for an open house reception that was done for me at the Langdon Eagles Club on June 24.  First thanks to Dean and Mr. T for the idea of doing it (It was far and above the call of duty), and more thanks to everyone that made it in to visit, and many did from far and wide.  It was great to see all of you, and if you didn’t make it no worries, because I know there were many others things happening at the same time.  Again as I’ve said many times in the space here, the cards, well wishes and out pouring of kindness has been overwhelming (I even made the Williston paper!) since this Sportscaster of the Year award was announced back in January, and we appreciate each and every one of you.  Thanks again.

Edmore officially joins the Langdon-Munich co-op

We have been waiting for it to become official, but we can now say legally that Edmore has been approved by the North Dakota High School Activities Association to join an athletic sports co-op with Langdon and Munich.  The school boards involved passed this awhile back, but it still needed state approval.  Now that that has happened, we are planning to do a feature story on this subject in next weeks paper.  We think this new co-op will be a very good thing for everyone involved.  Business is done so much between the three communities, this just seems like a natural fit.  We will find out a little more next week what the new co-op will be named (We pray it won’t be spelled L-A-M-E for obvious reasons), and why Edmore decided to break from Lakota and come north.

Langdon Country Club tournaments in full swing

It has been busy times at the Langdon Country Club.  The Langdon Area School District Foundation Golf Tournament was held with a record 95 golfers participating.  The full results can be found in this week’s paper. Up next is the Langdon Men’s City Tournament, which happens July 7, beginning at 3:30 p.m.  There will be two divisions, both championship and handicap.  Sign up begins at 2:30 p.m. the day of tourney in the clubhouse. This is open to all male members of the Langdon Country Club.  For more information call them at 701-256-5938.  This just continues a huge tournament run in July and we will keep you up to date as best we can in this column.

Two big camps coming this week

I believe information on these are in this weeks paper, but there are a couple of camps happening in Langdon in the week ahead.  For off is a huge volleyball camp that has gotten so big they needed to do three divisions to fit all the kids in (Which we are told are over 60 all together).  The camp will run July 6-8 at the Langdon High School gym, and will be run by former UND standout McKenzie Hart, among others.  The new schedule is grades 2-3 going from 8:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m. each day, grades 4-6 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and grades 7-8 from 2:30-5:30 p.m.  If you haven’t gotten your child signed up yet, you can show up at the proper time the first day of camp.  Also former UND All-American linebacker and current Atlanta Falcons fullback Will Rattelle will be in Langdon to run a weightlifting camp for boys and girls in grades 7-12 on July 6-7, in the weight room at Langdon high school.  There will two groups lifting and learning proper techniques from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 12 Noon both days. For more information, please contact Langdon football coach and phy-ed teach Josh Krivarchka, or contact Langdon High School.

Summer Baseball hits the postseason

Hard to believe that we are now in July, and even harder to believe that the postseason is here for many levels of summer baseball and softball.  Langdon has the honor of hosting several end of the year tournaments, and they all come the weekend of July 9-10.  Two of them will happen the same day, as on July 9 the 12U Little League Tournament along with the 14U Softball Tournament will be held at the same time.  They will both start in the morning at the Langdon little league diamonds, and conclude in the early evening.  Then on July 10 Langdon will also host the 10U Little League Tournament.  Tom Beachamp is the Tournament Manager for all three tourneys, and if you can help out with concessions or at the gate please let him know.  Meanwhile the Northern League Babe Ruth Tournament will also get underway July 7-10 in Park River.  Langdon has had a decent year in Babe Ruth, and they look to go deep into the tourney.  And finally the Northeast Region American Legion Baseball Tournament will be held in Langdon at American Legion Field July 20-24.  Again, crazy that the postseason is already here, seems like we just got started. Hopefully you can get out and support all of these tournament by getting out to watch a game or three.

Happy 4th of July, and “See ya!” next week!

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