Jake’s take on sports

School begins this week, and so do the activities

Posted 08/18/2017

By Jake Kulland
Crazy as it may seem, the first day of school is coming this week for our area. The Langdon Schools will be in session for the first time of the 2017-18 year on Aug. 22, with Munich, Edmore, North Border and Cavalier schools all beginning the day after, on Aug. 23. Please be aware of the kids going to and from school, as this is the time of year where we stress safety in paying attention to cross walks and school zones. School hasn’t started yet and already the first week of the 9 Man Football season is in the books. Many more activities will be getting going in the weeks ahead, and we will talk more about that below. We wish everyone a safe and successful start to the school year.
Cardinals football moves from practice to games
The all new Langdon-Edmore-Munich football co-op makes its debut this week. Remember, Edmore was still with Lakota-Dakota Prairie last season, and with a new 2-year football plan allows them to now join Langdon and Munich in all boys and girls fall, winter and spring sports. The junior high team will lead it off with a game at home versus Cavalier on Aug. 22 at 5:00pm. That was supposed to followed by a junior varsity game between the two clubs, but Cavalier does not have the numbers out this year to play a JV schedule this season. The Cardinals varsity team is ready to make their debut Aug. 26 at Lisbon, which is Cardinals Head Coach Josh Krivarchka’s hometown. That Saturday game will be in the afternoon at 2:00pm, and we will be there to cover it on KNDK 1080 and for the Republican. 31 players are out for this years Cards team, a record in the six years Krivarchka has been coaching (And that’s even with some kids not coming out for the team who were expected to). Great to see the big numbers for team, and they should only get bigger as the years go on. This is the year that many fans have been waiting for to see the Cardinals team who has nine seniors that have put in the time to get to this point. It should be a lot of fun to witness. After their first two games on the road, Langdon-Edmore-Munich will have their first home game Sept. 8 versus Harvey-Wells County. They actually have a scrimmage at home against Grafton on Aug. 19.
Tournament, league season wraps up at the Langdon Country Club
With school starting also means that things are winding down somewhat at the Langdon Country Club. Tuesday Night Men’s League Golf and Wednesday Women’s League both completed their regular seasons, with the men’s league now moving to the playoffs. The Womens league is now done for the year. Congratulations to Karen and Jacy Borgen who won the early shift, and to Rachael Bachman and Jess Waslaski, who won the late shift. While the leagues are winding down, just a reminder that the course will still be going strong, with Tuesday Mens Stag Nights planned well into October. I guess now there will just be more open golf opportunities. And no, I have not heard if my partner Russ Stremick and I made the playoffs this year, but were close at press time.
Fall Sports Profile out next week
We will leave you with a reminder that our annual Fall Sports Profile will be out in next weeks Republican. We will cover Cavalier County fall sports in football, volleyball and cross country. We will thank our sponsors in advance for once again making this years fall preview possible.
Thanks to everyone who came out for the Hard Times reunion at the Eagles Club on Aug. 12, it was a blast!
“See ya!” next week!

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