Jake’s take on sports

Munich and Cavalier County loses a true icon

Posted 06/22/2017

By Jake Kulland

We are going to start this week by giving our sincere condolences to the Rallan Beck family.  Rallan passed away on June 19, and he will be deeply missed by everyone in Calio, Munich and all over Cavalier County and beyond.  The reason why we recognize Rallan here is that he was one of the biggest local sports fans that we have ever met.  I will miss our many conversations about everything sports wise from how the teams were doing, to hearing his great back in the day stories like traveling to county and district tournaments by train, even packing a suitcase to stay over (Trains were the main source of transportation back in those days).  Rallan and he wonderful wife Eileen basically lived in the Munich gym every winter following their many grandchildren, and at the Munich baseball diamond (Now called Edgar Westphal Field) every spring and summer. If you have ever heard me talk here or broadcast games of every Beck, almost every Zimmer, and even the Twin Towers Justine and Briana Stremick, they were all Rallan and Eileen’s grandchildren. And their pride didn’t stop there.  There love of children spread to every Munich athlete and every Munich boy and girl no matter what the age.  It’s going to tough not seeing him around at games this winter, but we thank him for everything he gave to Cavalier County, and we know he will continue to watch over all of us.

Sunday American Legion Baseball, Thompson coming to town June 28

A rare opportunity to watch American Legion Baseball on a Sunday is coming to Langdon on June 25.  Hatton will be coming to take on the Langdon Red Sox at 4:00pm that day.  It’s a rarity for these games to be played on Sundays, but the Langdon Area Baseball Board decided to give a try once see if that fans enjoy having then.  We encourage you to come out and watch the contest, as the Red Sox are now 7-4 on the season, and are just to starting to get going.  They also have a home game versus Midway-Minto at 6:00pm on June 26, then will host Calen and Cadyn Schwabe and the Thompson Legion for a league double header on June 28 at 5:00pm (The Thompson game has been moved up a day due to the Cardinals Sports Boosters Golf Tournament).  All three nights should be a lot of fun to take in at American Legion Field.  We hope to see you there.

KNDK AM 1080 turns 50

All three of the above games are going to be broadcast on KNDK 1080, which has a huge milestone coming up.  On June 27, KNDK will officially turn 50 years old.  It signed on June 27, 1967.  What a half century it has been for the station, a celebration for the event is going to be happening on Aug. 12.  Details are still being worked out, but that is the day that was picked to stay out of the way of other summer celebrations.  I can tell you that many names from the past are planning on being there like Roger Hill, Ken Torkelson, Rick Flaxbarth and Don Barr just to name a few.  It should be a fantastic time, and we will have more information on it in the the weeks ahead.  We are also planning on having an anniversary interview with Roger at 1:45 on June 27 on KNDK 1080.

Cardinals Sports Boosters Tourney coming June 27

The tournaments happen fast and furious at the Langdon Country Club in June and July.  The next one on the calendar is the Cardinals Sports Boosters Tournament which will begin at 1:00pm on June 27.  This is a four person scramble format tourney, and is open to everyone of all ages.  Proceeds from the event will benefit every Langdon-Edmore-Munich sports team in the fall, winter and spring. For more information, contact Ethen Askvig at 370-7131, or just show up the day of the event.

“See ya!” next week!