Jake’s take on sports

Cardinals move up to fourth in latest poll;  Senior Night coming Oct. 7


Posted on 10/1/16

By Jake Kulland

With their decisive win over Park River-Fordville-Lankin on Sept. 23, the Langdon-Munich Cardinals football team moved up another notch in the latest Class A 11 Man Football Poll.  They are ranked fourth, behind Larimore, Minot Ryan and Killdeer.  Hazen is now ranked fifth.  We need to make a clarification from last week’s column, in that we never meant that the Cardinals had ever been ranked before this year, it’s just that it’s been awhile.  An alert reader notified us that the ’92 team was ranked as high as number two in the state, and I’m sure that’s just one of many examples.  If we misconstrued that to you last week, we apologize.  After playing at Harvey-Wells County on Sept. 30, this years edition of the Cardinals team will have their Senior Night during their last regular season home game versus Larimore on Oct. 7.  Ryan Kram is the only senior on this years team, and he will be recognized before the game, along senior cheerleader Ally Hanson and senior Cardinal bird mascot Darrell Fox.  Cardinals fans are hoping there will be some postseason games for the team in future, but make sure you get and support the team when they take on the top ranked Polar Bears.

LIT Volleyball Tournament coming Oct. 8

The Langdon-Edmore-Munich volleyball team will host the 34th Annual Langdon Invitational Volleyball Tournament at the Langdon High School gym on Oct. 8.  10 teams will be involved in this years tourney, from North Border, Cavalier, Thompson, Drayton-Valley-Edinburg, Hatton-Northwood, Lakota, Midway-Minto, Dakota Prairie, and for the first time, Nellie McClung Collegiate (Nicknamed the Stingers!) from Manitou, MB.  This is their first time in the tournament, and they should provide some intrigue, as I’m sure no one really knows anything about them.  It should be fun to see what the talent level is north of the border.  The tourney will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Oct. 8 with pool play, followed by the Final Four around mid to late afternoon.  The championship match normally goes between 5:30 and 6:00 p.m.  Everyone is welcome to come and watch the action, and full concessions will be available.

Sept. 27 a record setting night for the Lady Cards

Langdon-Edmore-Munich played Four Winds-Minnewaukan in girls volleyball in Langdon on Sept. 27, and a number of school records were set.  The Lady Cards won the match 25-4, 25-4 and 25-7, and it took just 37 minutes to complete.  In the match, three school records were set or tied.  The Cardinals had 40 service aces as a team in the match (That’s right, 40!!), which broke the old record of 30 against Cavalier in the 1996-97 season.  Cardinals senior Sydney Ellingson had 14 aces in the match, which ties a school record held by Steph Stremick and set in the early nineties. Ellingson also set a school record with eight aces in the second set, which breaks the record held by Lindsey Illebrunn from 2003. It seems to be a year records broken by this years volleyball team, which was still unbeaten on the season at press time.

Langdon Country Club fall meeting to be set this week

The fall, end of year meeting for the Langdon Country Club has still yet to be confirmed.  It was originally set for Oct. 11, but due to some board members possibly being gone, it’s looking like it will be rescheduled.  They plan on setting a date this week, and we will let you know in next weeks column.  Also Randy Hill, secretary of the Tuesday Night Mens Golf League, wanted us to tell all league golfers to please use up your yellow payback slips by the end of October, when they are set to expire.  They can now be used for any club service — Food, drinks or in the Pro Shop.

Highway 5 Pool League to begin in November

The fall meeting of the Highway 5 Pool League was held Sept. 28 at the Pain Reliever in Nekoma. It was determined that 22 teams will be in this years league (With the possibility of one or two more), and the league will have their first night on Nov. 3.  Teams will be from Langdon, Nekoma and Osnabrock.  You can imagine what it looks like when 88 pool players get rolling every Thursday night.  It makes for a chaotic evening in some spots, but it all seems to work out.  Good luck to all the teams this year, and we will get more information out on the league when it gets closer to opening night.

“See ya!” next week!