Jake’s take on sports

Cardinals to co-host opening round of Region 4 Baseball Tourney

Posted 05/19/2017

By Jake Kulland

 

We go at it this week as we are directly in the heart of the postseason for spring sports.  As you read this the Northeast Region Track Meet was going on May 19, and Regionals Golf Meets for boys and girls were played on May 18. Up first in the week ahead is the Region 4 High School Baseball Tournament, to be held May 22-24. Langdon-Edmore-Munich for the first time since a new tourney format was put in a couple of years ago, will co-host the opening round of the tournament. The Cardinals are the second seed, and they will play at home for the first day of the tourney, taking on the winner of a play-in game between third seeded Grafton and sixth seeded Midway-Minto on May 22 at around 5:30pm. Meanwhile, Park River-Fordville-Lankin will co-host the other portion of the first round, playing the winner of St. Thomas-Drayton-Valley-Edinburg and Pembina County North the same day.  You can find a complete bracket of the tourney in this weeks Republican, and every game can be heard through KNDK 1080, with the Langdon portion of the first round on 95.7 FM.

State Track Meet coming May 26-27

The Class A and B State Track Meet will be held at the Bismarck Community Bowl on May 26-27.  The Langdon-Edmore-Munich girls and boys teams has already qualified some athletes, but should get many more in at the Northeast Regional in Larimore on May 19.  So far those qualified are:

Chase Peebles – 100, 200 meter dashes, 400 meter run and the triple jump

Madi Hart – Javelin

Sydney Ellingson – Long Jump

Lexi Olson – 300 meter hurdles

Elise Ramberg – 3200 meter run

Congrats to all on making it to State, and we hope that they will joined by several others in the Capital City.

Langdon Country Club Tuesday Mens League to begin May 23

Golf season should get into a higher gear on May 23, with the start of the Tuesday Mens League at the Langdon Country Club. An unofficial tally by league secretary Randy Hill says that there will be 33 teams in the early 3:30 shift this year, and 38 teams in the 6:00pm late shift.  That’s right around 150 golfers out on the course this season on Tuesdays, which should mean another great year for the club, which as we’ve said before here, is off to a fantastic start. Head groundskeeper Kevin “Cocoa” Beauchamp and his crew have done a fine job getting the course in early season shape, and that should only get better as the summer goes on. A reminder, that from what we have been told, the Wednesday Night Womens League is set to begin on June 7. Jenny Romfo is the organizer and secretary for that league, so get in touch with her to get your Two-Woman team together.

Racing season is well underway

One topic we don’t touch on nearly enough in this column is the Stock Car Racing season.  Well, it has begun, with Friday races at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks and the Saturday races at the Devils Lake Speedway are already a couple of weeks into their schedule. There are four racers from Langdon that are rolling this year — Lance Schill, Stoney Kruk, Bryan Kakela and Chris Kruk.  Schill won the Midwest Modified feature in Grand Forks on May 12 in what is affectionately called “The Bullring”.  We wish all four of our area racers good luck this year, and we will do our best to get you up to date on the racing action here.  Full racing schedules can be found at rivercitiesspeedway.com and devilslakespeedway.myracepass.com.

“See ya!” next week!

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