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The long and winding NE Region Legion Tournament


Posted on 7/30/16

By Jake Kulland

We start this week by saying we are still catching our breath from chasing around the Northeast Region American Legion Baseball Tournament, which was moved two different times the week of July 20-23.  The tourney was originally to be held in Langdon, which we talked about last week.  Due to extremely we conditions, it was moved to Tolna, where it was held for three days, July 20-22.  On championship day of the tournament, Tolna got dumped on with rain, so the tourney got moved again, this time to Kraft Field in Grand Forks.  It was finally completed there, where Thompson beat Park River for the regional title.  Both teams advanced to the State B Tournament in Carrington, which also got moved back a day due to weather, now held July 28-31.  It was a pretty exhausting week, but we made it through somehow.  Again thanks to everyone for their hard work in all three locations on getting the tourney completed, which was not easy.

Drain tile project coming to American Legion Field

A lot of people were very disappointed that the NE Region Tournament had to be moved out of Langdon last week, and steps are being taken to insure that will never happen again.  The Langdon Area Baseball committee is putting together a drain tile project for the infield and right to right center field at American Legion Field.  This should alleviate any problems with rain outs.  The regional tournament will be back in Langdon next year, as they flip flopped hosting it this year with Tolna (Who did a great job hosting on very short notice).  A fundraiser has been set by the baseball committee in conjunction with the Langdon Eagles Club.  It’s called a “Summer Baseball and Softball Appreciation Night”, and it is being planned for Boyd Square from 4-8 p.m. on Aug. 11.  Burgers and hot dogs will be served with all the fixings, and everyone is welcome.  If you would like to make a private donation to the drain tile project, please contact Daryl Kempel at 701-370-2210.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  We will have more information on this event next week.

Two holes in one in two weeks at the Langdon Country Club

Something very rare has happened at the Langdon Country Club.  On two consecutive Tuesday Men’s League nights, a hole in one was made.  Chalmer Dettler aced hole number two on July 19 (The second of his career!!) with a 6-iron, then Daren Bachman did the same thing on the same hole July 26 with an 8-iron.  Pretty unbelievable, and here’s hoping someone gets another one to make it three weeks in a row.  Congratulations to both men on achieving a feat that all golfers dream about.  A reminder as well that the Langdon Men’s City Tournament is going to happen on Aug. 4, which was postponed from mid-July.  Registration is at 2, tee off at 3 p.m.  Also the Men’s Miller Lite Tourney is coming Aug. 13, and the Langdon Ladies City Tournament is coming up on Aug. 14.  We will more to say on those last two tourneys next week.

Football meetings coming up

With American Legion Baseball finishing up its season, it’s time to begin thinking fall sports.  The Langdon-Munich Cardinals football team will have a player and parent meeting on Aug. 3, i n the high school gym for grades 7-12.  Grades 4-6 will have a football meeting at 6 p.m. in the high school study hall the same evening.  Practice will start on August 10th for grades 7-12 at 7 a.m.  Practice for grades 4-6 will start after school on August 24th.  Physicals must be complete in order to practice.  Please call Josh Krivarchka at the school if you have any questions at 701-256-5291.  Crazy we are already thinking football season, but the Cardinals will have their first game on Aug. 26 at home versus Belcourt.

Adam signs short term contract with the Redhawks

We will leave you with a great story about Langdon native Tanner Adam.  The 2007 Langdon graduate and member of the 2006 Langdon State Champion Legion Baseball team,  signed a short term, three game contract recently with the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks.  Their backup catcher got hurt, and they needed an emergency backup, to they signed Tanner to the team for a recent home series with Winnipeg.  From what we are told he never saw any playing time (And wasn’t expecting to), but it’s still something he can always remember that he signed a professional baseball contract, even if it was only for a week.  Tanner stills plays competitive amateur baseball with the Moorhead Brewers of the Minnesota Amateur League, where his time is ranked first in the state with a record of 25-1.  He plays with former major leaguer Chris Coste, among others.  Tanner’s day job is with CI Sports out of Fargo.  Congrats to Tanner, and we can all now say that there is a professional baseball player that grew up in Langdon.

“See ya!” next week!