Jake’s take on sports

A week in WIllyville


Posted on 8/6/16

By Jake Kulland

We come to you this week from my Dad’s kitchen table in very hot Williston, North Dakota.  It has been near triple digits everyday during the week of Aug. 1-6.  It makes for not a whole lot of activity, unless you enjoy heat strokes.  I am taking a week off out here to relax a little before the Fall Sports Season begins.  Speaking of sports, Williston is gearing up to host the 2016 Babe Ruth Baseball World Series, to be held a Aafedt Stadium Aug. 13-20.  This the third time the town has hosted the event, and teams from across the country will be participating.  As far as how things are going out here, the rig count (which everyone here checks out daily, along with oil prices) is up a little bit, but still nothing close to what it was.  Traffic can still be a problem, and a brand new 57 million dollar high school is all set to open for the new school year.  The new school is on the far west, newer side of town, which will make a tremendously long commute for kids on the east side of the city.  It was thought that with the oil booming when the project started that the new school would be in a central location, but now that things have slowed down that is not the case.  Things will get figured out, it will just take a lot of getting used to.

Let’s talk Fall Sports

Things are continually coming together for the Fall Sports season.  High school and junior high football practice will get underway this week.  The first practice for both teams will be Aug. 10 at 7:00 a.m. at the football field.  Josh Krivarchka is the head coach of the team once again this year, and we will get you his full coaching staff next week.  The Cardinals first game is Aug. 26 at home versus Belcourt.  Meanwhile volleyball will get started shortly, with Edmore now joining the co-op with Langdon and Edmore.  Rich Olson will be the head coach again this year, assisted by Tami Flink and Britney Feil.  Jane Hart and Alli Podhradsky will once again coach the junior high team.  The first practice for the Lady Cards is Aug. 15 for grades 9-12 at 9:00 a.m., and the junior high will have their first practice at 1:00 p.m. the same day.  Their first varsity match is at Thompson Sept. 1.  And last but not least, boys and girls cross country will have their first practice on Aug. 8.  They will have a parent meeting at 4:00 p.m. in the Langdon High School study hall, with their first practice to follow.  Todd Hetler is once again coaching the Cardinals runners. Their first meet is at Jamestown on Aug. 20.  We of course will keep you updated on all of these sports, and look for our Fall Sports Profile in the coming weeks.

Fall Ball a new activity in Langdon

This past summers T-Ball league in Langdon went so well, that they are going to have an extended “Fall Ball” league which will begin in September.  Jacy Borgen will be running this league, as she did in the summer.  It’s open to all kids who played to T-Ball this past summer, or will next year.  For more information, contact Jacy at 701-370-1333.  This league will be a great to continue kids baseball skills, and a nice jump start into next year.  Again the league will start in September and continue through mid-October, weather permitting.

Baseball and Softball Appreciation Night coming Aug. 11

Speaking of baseball, it was another great year for Langdon baseball and softball at all levels.  Because of this, an Appreciation Night will be held Aug. 11 at Boyd Square in Langdon (Where Musicfest is held).  This is open to all players, parents, grandparents and everyone who wants to see baseball and softball to continue at it’s best.  The Langdon Area Baseball board and the Langdon Eagles Club will join together to hold a burger and hot dog feed on Aug. 11 from 4-7:30 p.m.  There will be a free will donation received, with proceeds going to upgrades to all of the diamonds, including a drain tile project at American Legion Field.  We hope one and all come out to show your support for Langdon baseball and softball.  It should be a very fun evening, and in case of bad weather it will be held inside the Eagles, all ages welcome.  Take out orders for the field can also be made.

Last big tournament weekend at Langdon Country Club

Aug. 13-14 will feature the last two big tournaments at the Langdon Country Club.  Aug. 13 is the Men’s Miller Lite Tournament, sponsored by Schwann Wholesale of Devils Lake.  This is arguably the best tourney of the year at the course.  It’s a 2-man scramble format, and sign up sheets are up at the clubhouse.  Then on Aug. 14, it’s the Langdon Ladies City Tournament.  Lisa Schuler and Jenny Romfo are chairpersons (Which seem to be permanent positions) for the event.  It begins with a shotgun start at 12 (noon), and features two round of golf, great food and lots of door prizes.  There is no pre-registration for this event, just show up and they will get foursomes together from there.

“See ya!” next week!