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Langdon native in National USBC Senior Bowling Championships

Posted 08/11/2017

By Jake Kulland
Lots to talk about again this week, and we will begin with a fun story about Langdon native Rick Christianson. Rick qualified for the National United States Bowling Congress Senior Bowling Championships, and is currently bowling in that tourney as we write this week. It’s being held at the Texas Station Lanes in Las Vegas, NV. Bowling in the 55-59 age division (Sorry if we’re aging you Rick!), he was in 15th place after the first round qualifying round on Aug. 9, and played another three game qualifying round on Aug. 10, with hopes to make the top six to get into the medal round. We will update you on how things turned out for him, and try to get some words from the man himself next week. Pretty cool stuff to perform at the national level in bowling, and we wish Rick the best of luck!
More fall sports start dates
Football practice is already underway across North Dakota, and in the week ahead volleyball and cross country will get started. The Langdon-Edmore-Munich girls and boys Cross Country teams will have their first practice on Aug. 14 at 8:00am for grades 7-12 out the weight room doors at the high school. Their will be a parents meeting for Cross Country Aug. 17 at 4:00pm in the high school study hall. Meanwhile the Langdon-Edmore-Munich Girls Volleyball team will have their first practice also on Aug. 14, with the high school team going at 9:00am, and the junior high squad at 1:00pm. The volleyball parents meeting will be held Aug. 15 at 6:00pm at the high school. The volleyballers will have a scrimmage in Thompson on Aug. 19, with their first official action coming in the Northern Cass Tournament on Aug. 26. We all these teams a good start to their seasons.
Lance Schill racing tearing up the competition
We have great news this week on the stock car racing front, as Langdon’s Lance Schill has been on an unreal streak of wins at both the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, and the Devils Lake Speedway. In the past three weeks, Schill has ran off six straight checkered flags, winning four B-Mod races, and two A-Mod races (These are the big boys with 660 horsepower). It’s another awesome year for the whole team, as Langdon’s Stoney Kruk has also won his first of the season in the past month in a Schill car. Lance has the Devils Lake Speedway B-Mod title all but wrapped up, and he also leads all of North Dakota in the same category. He is also moving near the top in Grand Forks. If you haven’t seen him race this season, you have until around the middle of September to do so. The Grand Forks Bullring goes on Fridays, Devils Lake on Saturdays. We hope to check him out soon as well so we can give you a first hand account in the weeks ahead.
9 Man Football ready to play
We will leave by saying our area 9 Man Football teams will get there first games in for the year on Aug. 18. The North Border Eagles, again under the direction of Tim Hartje, will have their first game at St. John that night, while Coach Sandy Laxdal and his Cavalier Tornadoes will host Thompson that same evening. Should be a fun year for both teams, and we will try and track their progress throughout the season. Langdon-Edmore-Munich is in Class A 11 Man Football again this year, and they will have their first game of the season at Lisbon (Coach Krivarchka’s home town) on Aug. 26, a Saturday at 2:00pm. The Friday Night Lights are coming, and we looking forward to covering it all.

“See ya!” next week!