Jake’s take on sports

Cards jump another two spots in latest poll


Posted on 10/8/16

By Jake Kulland

The good times just keep on coming for the Langdon-Munich Cardinals football team.  With their recent 30-6 win at Harvey-Wells County on Sept. 30, the Cardinals moved up two spots in the latest Class A 11 Man Football Poll.  They are now tied with Killdeer for the second spot, one behind Larimore.  The Cards even received one first place vote this week.  Now many of you are probably reading this column after the Cardinals hosted the Polar Bears on Oct. 7, but no matter what happens the rest of the way (And we are all of course hoping for more good times), it has already been a memorable year for Langdon-Munich football.  Win or lose against Larimore, the Cards have all but secured at least one home playoff game, to be played either Oct. 22 or 29.  And there is still of course one last regular season game for the Cardinals, at Lakota-Edmore-Dakota Prairie on Oct. 15.  It has certainly been fun seeing the communities of Langdon and Munich really getting behind this team and supporting them to help them reach their many goals, and weeks ahead should be special.

Country Club fall meeting officially set for Oct. 11

We now know when the fall meeting of the Langdon Country Club will be held.  It is going to be Oct. 11 at 6:30pm at the clubhouse. This will also be the last Tuesday Men’s Stag, and the last supper of the season at the course.  All members are encouraged to come to the meeting, because along with the normal agenda and business, there will be a send off and thank you to longtime head groundskeeper Curt Sando, who is retiring after this season.  Kevin “Cocoa” Beauchamp will be taking over that position starting next year.  As far as the course it self, it will be closing around a week after the meeting, but that could change if the weather warms up.  Also if you have any “Yellow slips” from Tuesday night mens league, you might want to spend those in either the clubhouse, bar or kitchen soon.  We want to say a huge thank you to Curt for all he has done at the course, which can be a thankless job.  And we also will Cocoa good luck in the future.  We will a year ending club report and more thank yous to put out next week.

Cross Country enters the postseason

It’s already that time of year for postseason Cross Country meets.  The Langdon-Edmore-Munich and Pembina County North teams will participate in the Class B East Region Meet in Coopertown on Oct. 15.  For those that qualify, the State A and B meet will be held in the following weekend at the Jamestown Parkhurst Recreation Area, which is actually located four miles south of the Buffalo City, on Oct. 22.  We will try and let you know how things go for Cardinals and Grizzlies runners and let you know about any state qualifiers or athletes that made All-Region in the next couple of weeks.

Vikes are still finding a way

We will close this week by saying that our Minnesota Vikings are proudly sporting a 4-0 record at the time of this writing.  They have done it with great defense and an improving offense.  This Vikings team has surprising in that they have gotten off to such a great start without many of their key cogs on the offense side of the ball.  But as Coach Mike Zimmer said, “We haven’t lost any of our defensive guys”, so many people, including myself may have forgotten the defense means championships, not the other way around.  If the offense keeps getting it together, this could be a fantastic year for our Vikes.  But as all Vikings fans are, we are “Guardedly optimistic”.  But hey, this is lots better than them starting off 0-4.

“See ya!” next week!