Jake’s take on sports

Another busy week ahead

Posted 4/14/2017

By Jake Kulland

Things are off and running for spring activities, which we will detail below in a moment. First though, we want to recognize a chance meeting that we had with the remaining members of the Langdon Curling Club. I know, the club has not been running for a number of years, and is now defunct.  But the club  had some funds left in its account, so they treated all curling members to a chicken supper at the Langdon Eagles Club on April 12.  We just happened to walk in on the festivities, and it was great to see everyone who were once so passionate about the sport of curling to be all back together again.

It was somewhat bittersweet however, as this may be the last time they will all be together in one place. We still have fond memories of the Spud Burger and corn chowder soup at Papa’s Kitchen, and did you know this is the 20th anniversary of the club’s US Men’s Curling Championship team of Craig Disher, Joel Jacobson, Paul Peterson, Kevin Kakela and Randy Darling.  Again it was great for the members to wax nostalgic for couple hours and share some great curling memories.

Langdon Early Bird Track Meet coming Thursday

Now let’s get into a number of things that are coming up this week. Langdon will host its first track meet of the season on April 20th beginning at 3:00pm. We are told that they expecting as many at 14 teams from across the region to participate, which is close to a record number. With that many athletes involved, many volunteers are needed to help in a variety of areas.  If you can lend a hand on what looks to be a nice day, please contact the Langdon High School at 256-5291. They would appreciate everyone’s support.

Summer Baseball/Softball signup coming Wednesday

On April 19, the Langdon Area Baseball Committee will hold their annual Signup Night for summer T-Ball, Pee Wee, Little League, Babe Ruth and American Legion Baseball, and Girls Softball.  This signup will be held April 19 from 5 to 7:00pm at the Langdon American Legion Hall.  We ask everyone to get signed up on this night, so we know how many teams will have for each division. If you somehow cannot make it, forms will be available at all schools in Cavalier County.

Don’t wear your good shoes to Wales on April 22

The above line is the slogan for the 12th Annual Wales Fire Department Mud Fest, to be held April 22 at the Wales Fire Hall from 12 to 8pm.  This is their annual fundraiser, and they welcome 4×4’s, side by sides and the like to come over and get involved in several activities.  The public is welcome to enjoy some chili and take a chance at winning two $500 cash prizes to be given away.  Kyle’s Place Bar & Grill of Sarles will be their providing refreshments throughout the day.  They hope to see everyone there and support a great cause.

Cardinals Sports Boosters to hold a fundraising burger night

The Langdon-Edmore-Munich Sports Boosters are taking over the Langdon Eagles Club’s burger night on April 21 as a fundraiser for the group. They encourage all Cardinals sports fans to come in and enjoy a great meal and support the boosters at the same time.  It will go April 21 from 5 to 8pm.  They want to thank the Eagles for their generosity of allowing them to hold the event.

Langdon Country Club to host first Tuesday Stag April 18

Finally we need to say again that the Langdon Country Club will hold their first Tuesday Men’s Stag of the season on April 18.  Sabrina Marcelin is the new kitchen manager, and she will be serving great food on this first night of the year.  Randy Hill is also now taking names for both shifts of Tuesday Mens League Golf.  You can call of text him at 701-370-1118 for more information or to get your 2-Man team signed up.  He has set a deadline May 15 for you to do so.  And the Fall Meeting of the club will be held on April 25 at 7:30pm at the clubhouse.  As for when the course will officially open, that was still up in the air at press time.

“See ya!” next week!