Jake’s take on sports

Playoff time is here for the L-M Cardinals


Posted 10/22/16

By Jake Kulland

A game that has been four years in the waiting will finally take place on Oct. 22.  That is the date for Langdon-Munich to get back into the playoffs against Carrington.  It is the first time since 2012 that the Cards have made the playoffs, and both communities are very excited to see them back in the postseason.  It’s been fun to see the team getting into the spirit of things, like the whole team getting their hair colored platinum blonde (So blonde in fact that you might need sunglasses when they take their helmets off).  The team wanted us to give a huge shout out to “The Queen of Color”, Sandy Hennager at SKY Salon for taking her day off on Oct. 16 (a Sunday), to do the coloring for the entire team.  That is beyond cool of her to do that (And it doesn’t surprise me at all that she did), and the team, parents and fans appreciate it very much.  Also the Cardinals Sports Boosters will hold a free-will tailgate party the day of the game from 11:00 until just before kickoff.  They will be serving burgers, hot dogs and more with proceeds going to the boosters to support all Cardinals sports teams.  If Langdon-Munich can get a victory, they would then play at Northern Cass on October 29 in the quarterfinals of the Class A Playoffs, and we all wish them the best of luck in doing that.

The new two year football plan has been approved

As our focus has been on postseason football, the future for the next two years of high school football has now been realized. The North Dakota High School Activities Association approved the football play for the 2017-18 seasons at their meeting in Bismarck on October 20. And for our area teams, there are some changes. Edmore will join the Langdon-Munich football co-op next year, and the Cardinals will still be in Region 2A 11 Man Football, in a new eight team region. The other teams are Park River-Fordville-Lankin-Valley-Edinburg (Say that three times fast), Carrington, Harvey, Rugby, Bottineau, Westhop-Newburg-Glenburn and Central Dakota, which is a co-op of Griggs County Central and Barnes County North.  This will mean a little more travel for the Cards, but it could be worse. The new eight team region also means they will only have one non-conference game, which we are hearing will be Lisbon next year.  Meanwhile our area 9 Man teams will see some changes as well.  Cavalier and North Border will still be in Region 2 9-Man, but the teams they will play have changed dramatically. The Tornadoes and Eagles will still be in New Rockford-Sheyenne and Midway-Minto, but also moving into the region will be Four Winds, Lakota-Dakota Prairie and Larimore (That’s right, Larimore).  North Border and Cavalier will also have to schedule three non-region games to fill out their schedule.  North Star has moved out of Region 2, going to Region 4 to play teams like North Prairie and St. John.  While there are a few changes statewide, for the most part travel will remain the same for everyone.

Cardinals volleyball heading for a showdown with North Star

The Langdon-Edmore-Munich Cardinals volleyball just keeps racking up wins.  After a sweep win at New Rockford-Sheyenne on October 18, the Lady Cards are now 35-1 on the season, with their only loss coming in the championship match of the Des Lacs Burlington Tourney to Minot Our Remdeemers.  The Cardinals are on a collision course to meet the North Star Bearcats, who sport a record of 28-1.  The two teams will finally meet up for the first time this season in Cando on Halloween Night, October. 31.  It should be a fantastic matchup, one that we will look into a bit more next week.  The Cards and Bearcats have both had a great year so far, but believe it or not there is one team that has a better record.  Carrington has been sort of flying under the radar in girls volleyball this year, but they are a perfect 30-0 at the time of this writing.  The only way Langdon-Munich would play them now would be in a possible state tournament.  The state tourney by the way is at the Fargodome this year on November 17 through the 19.  And the Region 4 Tourney will from November  7 to  the 10 in Devils Lake at the Sports Center.  Some fun, fun times will be coming soon.

“See ya”! next week!