Jake’s take on sports

Cardinals football team ready for first game


Posted on 8/20/16

By Jake Kulland

As we now get into the latter part of August, practice time is starting to turn into game time for high school fall sports.  The first cross country meet of the year takes place in Jamestown on Aug. 20.  9 Man Football got underway on Aug. 19, the 11 Man Football is now good to go on Aug. 26.  The Langdon-Munich Cardinals gridiron team will have their first two games of their season at home, hosting Belcourt on Aug. 26, and Northern Cass on Sept. 2. The Cardinals have 25 players out for the team this year, which is up from the past couple of seasons.  Langdon-Munich has just one senior on the team, so their future looks very bright.  But the future is now for this years team, and everyone is hoping that the varsity field time that much of the team has had the past couple of years will turn into more wins this season.  Josh Krivarchka is the head coach of the Cards again this year, assisted by Tim Polanski, Marty Tetrault and Sam Preble.  Meanwhile the Langdon-Edmore-Munich volleyball team will get their first action of the season in an invitational tournament at Northern Cass.  Their first regular season match is at Thompson at Sept. 1.  We will look forward to covering all these fall sports in the Republican and on KNDK 1080 and 95-7 FM on the radio.  Randy Hill will once again join me for Cardinals football broadcasts this fall, and Ryan Bachman will be covering 9 Man Football, focusing on North Border and Cavalier.  It should be another fun year for our area teams.

Baseball Appreciation Night goes well

The Langdon Area Baseball Board and the Langdon Eagles Club would like to thank everyone that attended the Baseball/Softball Appreciation Night which was held on Aug. 11.  The night was also a fundraiser for a drain tile project for American Legion Field and one of the little league diamonds at Langdon City Park.  We are happy to report that just over 3,100 dollars was raised for the project from the free will offering meal that was served.  That is a very nice number, and everyone involved is very grateful for everyone’s generous support.  If you couldn’t make to the event and would still like to donate, more funds are still needed to complete the project.  To contribute, please contact Daryl Kempel at 701-370-2210.  And again, thanks to everyone came and made the night a success.  Speaking of baseball my hometown of Williston has been hosting the 13-15 year old Babe Ruth World Series, which concludes on Aug. 20.  They have an absolute beautiful facility to hold a tourney such as this, and word is everything is going very well, although a little hot (Temps near 100 for much of the week there).

Langdon Country Club in its postseason

As we told you last week, the Langdon Country Club has completed its league nights and tournament season.  Alex Howatt and Cody Pengilly won the Men’s Miller Lite Tournament held Aug. 20, shooting a 2-Man scramble score of 67.  Then on Aug. 21, Jenny Romfo won the Langdon Ladies City Tournament.  These are final two big tournaments of the season at the course, but that doesn’t mean things are done for the year.  Open golf will be the words now for the rest of the season, with the exception of Tuesday afternoons and evenings. Men’s nights will continue on Tuesday’s, with stag festivities in the clubhouse, and great meals served by Theresa Stewart and her crew every Tuesday night.  One more tournament is on tap at the club, and it’s the annual Glow Ball Tourney, which is set for Sept. 9 at dusk. This open to anyone, and we will have more information on this in the weeks ahead.  And by the way, I made the Tuesday Mens League playoffs for the first time in my life, along with my partner Russell Stremick.  Anyone that has golfed with me or has seen me in action probably is thinking that either I forgot how to count, or that the world has to be coming to an end.  But it’s legit, and a new experience for sure for me and my 16 handicap.  At press time we were in a tie in the first round with Denny Plummer and Stu Paulson, and were scheduling another round to determine the winners.  I will keep you posted on the whole bracket next week.

Back to school time

We leave you this time by saying that it’s time for school to start across the state.  Munich will start on Aug. 23, Langdon and North Border Aug. 24, and Edmore and Cavalier Aug. 25.  Please watch for kids coming to and from school, and look out for stopped school buses.  Here’s hoping for safe start to the school year.

“See ya!” next week!