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The big warmup looks to finally be here

Posted 04/28/2017

By Jake Kulland

We come to this week with the great that Cavalier County for the most part missed two April spring snow storms.  The Red River Valley saw as much as seven inches of snow that fell April 25-26.  It was just a light (very light) dusting for our immediate area, which now looks like will give way to some spring like weather.  The week ahead looks like temps will be in the 60s most of the week, and even near 70 by the weekend.  This is obviously great news for those that are wanting to get the crop in, and good news as well for our area spring sports.  Hopefully we a out of the deep freeze for good, well until like November.

Langdon Country Club is in its best early season shape in years

We had the opportunity on April 21 to get some swings in at the Langdon Country Club.  I must say, the course conditions (Not my golf game) were impressive to say the least.  Ever green that had severe winter kill last year, come through this season with just some very minor damage.  That should bode well for the upcoming golf season, which includes two high school meets the next two Thursdays, with a boys meet scheduled for May 4, and a girls meet for May 11. The Spring Meeting of the club happened on April 25, and new really serious issues came, but we congratulate Mark Busse, who narrowly beat out Marcus Lewis for a spot on the Board of Directors.  Busse will take the spot of Chalmer Dettler, who retired from the board after several years of great service.  Thanks to Chalmer for the many years of dedication to the club, and we trust that Mark will be a great addition to the board as well.  In other club news, Tuesday Men’s Stag nights are now on every Tuesday with the kitchen open, and Randy Hill is continuing to sign teams for Tuesday Men’s League Golf.  Call or text Randy at 701-370-1118 to sign up your team. The deadline is May 15.

Track and Baseball should finally get going consistently this week

Area high school baseball and track has been spotty for getting in their games and meets, but that should all change looking forward. The Langdon-Edmore-Munich high school baseball team, after being on the road all season, got their home opener in versus Grafton on April 27, and they have two home games this week, against Midway-Minto May 1, and hosting Park River-Fordville-Lankin on May 4.  Both games times are 4:30 p.m.  We need to give a shout out this week to Cardinals eighth grader Simon Romfo, who went 7 for 7 at the plate in a double header versus St.Thomas-DVE on April 20.  Let that sink in a little – seven hits, and he’s just an eighth grader. Great, great stuff right there.  The Cardinals track and field team will host a varsity and junior high track meet on April 29, starting at 11:00 a.m.  Their first home meet of the year was on April 20, and was a huge success, with 15 teams competing and a reported 616 athletes participating.  To host these meets you need a lot of great help, and Langdon-Edmore-Munich girls track coach Jane Hart said it best:  “The track teams and coaches would like to thank all the people that helped make our home meets a huge success!  We had over 23 volunteers plus extra that pitched in when needed.  Thank you!” Always great to see such awesome community support when events like this happen, although it’s not surprising.

“See ya!” next week!

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