Jake’s take on sports

Playoff Time


Posted on 10/15/16

By Jake Kulland

As we go this week, the Langdon-Munich Cardinals football team is looking forward to hosting their first playoff since 2012.  Even with Cardinals losing their first game of the season on Oct. 7 to Larimore, Langdon-Munich still has clinched the second seed in Region 2A.  They will host the third seed out of Region 1A, either Carrington or Milnor-North Sargent in the first round of the Class A 11 Man Playoffs on Oct. 22.  Those two teams played each other in a game to see who makes the playoffs on Oct. 14.  The game time will be determined officially on Oct. 17, but should be around 2:00pm, give or take an hour.  Meanwhile in the 9 Man Playoffs, both Cavalier and North Border have made the postseason.  The Tornadoes had a spot clinched a couple of weeks ago, and will host Hatton-Northwood on Oct. 15. The Eagles had to fight their way into the postseason, needing to beat Midway-Minto by 13 points or more in a game held in Pembina on Oct. 7.  All they did was score 32 points in the first quarter (!) and went on to win handily.  For their efforts the Eagles will play at Wyndmere-Lidgerwood also on Oct. 15.  There are more teams in 9 Man Football so their playoffs begin a week early.  The North Prairie Cougars (Rolla-Rolette) also have made the postseason, winning the Region 4 title for the second straight year.  They get a bye in the first round and will host either Divide County or Hettinger-Scranton on Oct. 22.  We wish the best of luck to all our area teams, and we will do our level best keep you updated on how everyone is doing.

Cardinals Sports Boosters to host a tailgate party

The Langdon-Edmore-Munich Sports Boosters are planning on holding a tailgate party on Oct. 22 before the Cardinals playoff football game.  That will start at the field at 11:00am and run until a half hour before kickoff whenever that is determined to be.  They will be serving burgers, hot dogs, chips, bars and water.  A free will offering will be received, and if there is bad weather that day this will be held at the Langdon Eagles Club.  Nice of the boosters to take the wheel on this, and all proceeds will go to their organization to continue to support all Cardinals sports programs. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Lady Cards continue to roll

32-1 is now the record of the Langdon-Edmore-Munich volleyball team.  The Lady Cards have been rolling on all cylinders as of late, with no signs of slowing down.  A couple of notes to remind folks on their calendar, is that Oct. 25 will be their last regular season home match against Rolette-Wolford, which will also be Senior Night.  We will talk more about that next week.  Also Halloween Night should be a fun one, as the Cardinals play at North Star in the final regular season match for both teams, and one that will decide the top seed in the upcoming Region 4 Volleyball Tournament, which be played Nov. 7-10 in Devils Lake.  Good times continue and many should be coming for the Cards.

Langdon Country Club to close for the season

Oct. 11 was the final Tuesday Mens Stag, and the final night for the clubhouse to be open at the Langdon Country Club.  The course possibly may still be available for this weekend, but they are beginning to winterize things there as well.  The Country Club board wanted to put out a huge thank you to everyone that made things run so smoothly at the course this year, including Head Groundskeeper Curt Sando, who is retiring after six years in that position, Kevin “Cocoa” Beauchamp, who take over that job next year, and course workers Bernie Schommer and Erik Aanderud, among others.  They also wanted to thank Theresa Stewart and her crew for the great meals in the kitchen, and clubhouse manager Ethen Askvig and bar workers Kristi Hennager and Rachel Bachman who did a wonderful job, plus Jayden Romfo for her help running the pro shop.  I’m sure we are missing a few names, but overall it has been a banner year at the club, and things hopefully will the same next year.  Club President Cody Pengilly, and board members Chalmer Dettler, Anthony Roy, Jeff Howatt, Daren Bachman, Kyle Rollness sincerely thank everyone that supported the club this year.

“See ya!” next week!