Jake’s take on sports

A grand end to the winter sports season

Posted 3/23/2017

By Jake Kulland

We begin this week coming to you from Williston… It’s a 55 degrees here as we type, and it’s supposed to be in the 60s this weekend… Outside of just a few small piles, all of the snow is gone here, and even the yards are drying up.  Hopefully this means spring is here for good.  The winter sports season ended with a fantastic finish, as Hillsboro-Central Valley beat Four Winds-Minnewaukan for the State Class B Boys Basketball Tournament title, winning on a three-pointer at the buzzer by Burros senior Kyle Henningsgard.  This capped a very memorable year for our area winter sports, and with the success of the Cardinals boys and girls basketball teams and a league tourney championship by the Blades bantam team, things are set for an even better year next winter.

Heat needed to get spring sports underway

We said how warm is has been out West, and warmth is the word for getting some outdoor things going in Cavalier County.  The Langdon-Edmore-Munich high school baseball team has their first game of the year scheduled at Bottineau on April 6, with their first home game planned for April 10 at American Legion Field.  A drain tile project at the big diamond hopes to be done then, but of course the snow needs to leave first.  The Cardinals track team has an indoor meet in Grand Forks on March 25, with more indoor meets planned.

Golf practice to begin March 27

The last of the spring sports to get going is boys and girls golf.  Their first practice will be March 27, for both programs.  Ethen Askvig will again coach the boys program, and Jenny Romfo the girls.  Connie Kjos is back to assist both sides.  Sidney Ullyott is back on the boys side, as he was the only boy to make it to State last year.  The girls team all went to State last year, but lost Senior Athlete of the Year Krystal Ratzlaff to graduation.  Senior Jayden Romfo, who has signed to play college golf at Valley City State College, will lead this years edition of the Cardinals.  We will print a schedule for all spring sports in the weeks ahead.

In this issue…

Don’t miss the story this week of the 25th Anniversary of the Munich Magicians Boys Basketball team, who won the State B Title in 1992.  You see some names that you may not have heard from in quite awhile.  It’s a fun read, and you can the entire interview with the starting five from that on the KNDK AM 1080 Facebook page.  It should posted by March 27.

“See ya!” Next week!