Jake’s take on sports

The rains keep coming


Posted on 7/9/16

By Jake Kulland

As we come to you this week, the rains just keep on coming.  Heavy stuff in the Cando and Lakota areas, and for the time being we have been pretty fortunate in most of Cavalier County, considering that it could be much worse.  A nice crop looks to coming along for our area, and let’s hope it stays that way.  Also as we write I am just coming back from a 4th of July trip out to Williston.  Wild things happened out there as usual.  I had a reunion with my first high school band (It was 31 years since we last all got together!), which was called Foolin’ on July 1.  That was a blast, but then through a variety of circumstances I ended being an emergency replacement bass player for a Williston band at a Centennial street dance in Alamo, ND on July 2.  Pretty crazy stuff trying to learn 40 new songs in about two and a half, but we survived.  WIlliston has slowed down, but it’s not to the standstill that everyone is saying.  The temporary workers have more or less left the area, and believe it or not they are still building and repairing many roads that have desperately needed it.  They are also hopeful that oil will recover enough in the next year that things will be booming once again.

T-Ball and Pee Wee Baseball in its final week

While Babe Ruth and Little League Baseball, plus Girls Softball all concluded their seasons the weekend of July 9-10, Langdon T-Ball and Pee Wee Baseball still have one week left.  Sarah and Rachelle at Thrivent Financial in Langdon came up with a great idea for Parents Day for T-Ball on July 13.  One of their action teams will be serving hot dogs, chips and fixings for a free will offering from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on that day.  All proceeds will go to the Langdon summer baseball and softball programs.  Everyone is welcome.  All proceeds will go to the Langdon summer baseball and softball programs.  The Langdon Park Board Baseball Committee thanks Thrivent Financial for making this all possible.

Northeast Region Legion Tournament in Langdon July 20-24

The next big thing on the summer sports schedule is the Northeast Region American Legion Baseball Tournament, which will be held at American Legion Field in Langdon July 20-24.  Eight teams from around the region will be competing.  Lots of help is needed for a tourney like this, and you or your organization can help with anything from running the concession stand to taking tickets and more, please contact tournament manager Daryl Kempel at 701-370-2210.  We will have much more on this tourney next week.

Tournament season continues at the Langdon Country Club

This upcoming week is rather quiet for tournaments at the Langdon Country Club, but they pick up big time for Musicfest Week.  On July 21 it’s the Northern Canola Growers tourney, followed by the International Golf Tournament, which is split between the courses of Langdon, Walhalla, Morden and Winkler July 22-24.  And the Langdon-Edmore-Munich Sports Boosters (Note the new name), will hold their annual tourney on July 28.  It’s a 4-person scramble format, and to sign up a team, contact Ethen Askvig at 701-370-7131.

“See ya!” next week!