Jake’s take on sports

The snowy life in West World

Posted 12/30/2016

By Jake Kulland
Here we are this week coming to you live (Well, sort of live), from snow packed Williston.  I got here just in time to see the aftermath of their first big snow of the season, and their biggest in a couple of years, at least.  It’s been chaos at times, as some streets in town here still weren’t plowed out at the time of this writing, almost four days after the snow came down.  Williston annexed in a lot of land into city limits (Including my Dad’s place four miles north of town, which he has been just thrilled about), so it seems like they have a lot more area to plow out with the same amout of equipment.  We’re actually not complaing much now, as they just put a new fire station and emergency services hub a quarter mile from him.  So roads out by Big Poppas Ponderosa are the first to get cleared.  Minot is in even worse shape, as they have had almost 50 inches of snow in December alone.  The last time that happened, Minot had that huge flood in 2011.  And I know I’m preaching to the choir as Cavalier County got hammered with snowfall too in the same storm.  We just seem to handle a lot better in the Tundra than they do here out west.
Elementary Basketball Camp to begin
Not what was in the water last week when I wrote last weeks column, but a couple of things were unitentionally missed.  One of which is that the annual Instructional Basketball Camp is beginning Jan. 7 in Langdon.  It’s for boys and girls in grades 1-4 from Langdon, Munich, Edmore and surrounding areas.  It runs every Saturday morning in January, and the kids participating will get to show  their stuff at halfime of all Cardinals girls and boys basketball games throughout the month.  This is a great way for your child to either learn the game of basketball, or work on their skills in a fun and positive manner.  The first deadline for this has passed, but I’m sure there is still time to get your kid involved.  Just contact any of the Langdon schools for more information, and the form to fill out if you don’t have one yet.
Worley makes it past 1,000 career points
Munich junior Jordyn Worley recently reached quite a milestone in girls basketball.  She went over 1,000 points for her career at a game in Bottineau on Dec. 18. She is the daughter of Josh Worley and Marnie Pankratz. This is a big achievement for any high school basketball player, and even more so being she is just a junior. Madi Hart of the Cardinals team did this same thing last year as a junior. The question has been asked as to when the last Munich girls player went over the century mark, and the first name that comes to mind is Karla Beck (Brittany Wirth maybe?), but we are working on it to see if someone may have come between that.  Anyway, congrats to Jordyn, as she is now in some pretty good company!
Home games are coming for Cardinals boys and girls teams
It seem like we’ve been saying this forever, but a pile of home games are coming for the Langdon-Edmore-Munich boys and girls basketball teams.  Each team has had just one home date so far, but January will is full of them, starting with the Lady Cards playing in Munich Jan. 5 versus Rolla, and boys the playing Jan. 12 in Langdon against Cavalier.  As we write, the girls team is now 7-1 and ranked eighth in the state, and the boys are 3-1.  So hopefully you can get out and see both of these very succesfull teams in person in the weeks ahead.
Happy New Year!
We will leave you by wishing each and every one of our readers a very Happy New Year.  2016 has been very challenging for most of us with the weather, loved ones passing on and just tough times in many different ways.  Here’s to hoping for a great start for you and yours in 2017, and prosperous days ahead for us all.
“See ya!” next week!