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Homecoming Week in Langdon

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Posted on 9/17/16

By Jake Kulland

As we go this week, the week ahead will be a busy one in Langdon. It’s Homecoming Week, and there are a ton of activities going on. It all starts with a Cross Country meet held Sept. 19, for both boys and girls at the Langdon Country Club starting at 4:00pm.  Sept. 20 is the Cardinals Homecoming volleyball match versus Benson County, and it all culminates with the Homecoming football game between Langdon-Munich and Park River-Fordville-Lankin on Sept. 23.  Now there have been some changes to some traditional Homecoming events as we told last week.  Due to all the activities happening, the King and Queen Coronation will be held Sept. 20 at 9:00am at the high school.  And the Homecoming Parade has now been moved to Sept. 23, the day of the football game, at 2:00pm with a big rally to follow at the high school.  The parade route is the same as in past years, with it starting at United Lutheran Church parking lot.  Hopefully you can get out and support these many events.

Cardinals just miss getting voted into the Top 5

Speaking of Langdon-Munich football, the Cardinals got votes again this week, but not quite enough to get into the top five in the latest Class A 11 Man Football Poll.  It’s still good to see the Cards recognized statewide, as they are 3-0 at press time, and played their first Region 2A game at Rugby on Sept. 16.  The Cardinals have several big games coming up on their schedule, including their Homecoming game with 2-time defending state Class A champion Park River-Fordville-Lankin on Sept. 23.  The team hopes to see as many people as possible out for the game, as this is the best start a Langdon-Munich team has had in a couple of years.  Hope to see you in stands for the big test against the Aggies.

Cardinals Volleyball team unbeaten

Also need to give a plug to the Langdon-Edmore-Munich volleyball squad, as they are a perfect 8-0 on the year going into a match at North Border played in Walhalla on Sept. 15.  The Lady Cards only hope to get better, as they as still gelling as a team with the new co-op.  We can say that that co-op has gone very well, with as expected big time participation numbers from all three communities. I’m not sure the last time both the football and volleyball teams have gotten off to unbeaten seasons almost a quarter way into their schedules.  It’s not unprecedented, but is definitely worth mentioning. This is a good thing not only new, but for the future of the programs.

Langdon-Edmore-Munich grade school football well attended

To speak about the future of the football program, you only have to look at the grade school numbers to understand what I’m talking about.  The grades 4-6 program has record numbers, with just short of 40 players.  They play in jamborees every Saturday, including one held in Langdon Sept. 10.  The next on is in Walhalla on Sept. 17. The grades 1-3 flag football team has 47 (!) kids out for that, which is also a record.  They practice every Monday, and play at halftime of the Cardinals varsity football games.  They are coached by Jeff Schneider, Dave Hein, Paul Podhradsky and Travis Hakanson. They are kids from Langdon, Edmore and Munich that play on both squads.  Just great stuff to see every one getting into the action, which again should good times for years to come.

First time champions for the Tuesday Golf League Playoffs

And finally this week, we congratulate “Happy” Larry Geisen, and Owen “Carnac” Berg (Who will now be forever known as “2 Birdie Berg” after making both of those to help decide the match) on winning the 2016 Tuesday Mens League Playoff Championship at the Langdon Country Club.  The title match was finally held on Sept. 13, and those two spry gentlemen beat myself and my partner Russ Stremick in a close battle all the way.  As you can see in a picture in this weeks paper, Geisen and Berg are longtime veterans of the league, playing in it a combined 58 years, and this is their first league championship.  Congrats again to both, and as for Russ and I, there’s always next year!

“See ya!” next week!