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Harvest off to a tremendous start

Posted on 9/1/17

By Jake Kulland

We roll this week by saying harvest is rolling big time in Cavalier County and beyond.  We have had at least four picture perfect weather days to get the combines going great guns, and after a possible break in the action with some rain on Sept. 1, another perfect week is coming up again.  Good times for sure, and we hope everyone continues to be safe above all else, as some long hours are being put down in the field.  Oh, and about our questions last week about why so many bees and hornets?  Well, the best info we have been able to find is just dry weather for the most part, that is what is keeping the hornets up and the mosquitos down.  The bees? Well if you drive around the county enough you know why that is. Let’s move on to some great sports talk this week:

Cardinals ranked fourth in ND;  First home game this week

The Langdon-Edmore-Munich Cardinals football team got off to great start with a 39-8 opening week win at Lisbon.  That got them ranked in the Top 5 in North Dakota in the first poll of the year, putting them fourth with defending state champion Ellendale-Edgeley-Kulm being first.  The Cards now look forward to their first home game of the year, hosting Harvey-Wells County on Sept. 8.  The excitement for this years team is at an all-time high, and hopefully you can get out and see them in action in person.  There will be a lot of fireworks, on the field and literally (Thanks Andy Lam!), and you will see what I mean if you make it to the contest.  With the Cardinals first two games of the year on the road, that means that four out of their last six are at home, so you will have many chances to catch this team live.  A team that had four TD’s at Lisbon while only needing one first down.  It looks to be a wild and crazy season for the Cards.

Ramberg ranked first in Girls Cross Country

Speaking a rankings, a very pleasant surprise was found in the second Cross Country poll of the season.  Langdon-Edmore-Munich sophomore Elise Ramberg is now ranked first in the latest girls individual poll.  This is after Elise was unranked in the first poll of the year.  She opened a lot of eyes as being the first Class B runner to finish at a meet in Hillsboro on Aug. 26.  The reason that this is surprising is that she has run track, but not a lot of cross country.  Congrats to Elise, and according to her coach, Todd Hetler, this is just the beginning of a great running career for her, and he also is hoping for many good things from both his boys and girls teams this season.  We wish Elise and all of the Cardinals runners continued success!

Cardinals Grade Football team to host jamboree

We will leave you this week by saying the Langdon 4-6 Grade Football team is ready to begin their season by hosting a jamboree in Langdon on Sept. 9.  It starts at 9:00 a.m. that day and also features teams from Grafton, Park River, Cavalier and North Border. The Cardinals have a record 40 kids in their program this year, up from 31 last season.  They are coached again this year by Tyler Feist, who is assisted by Matt Hedger and Alex Quinntain.  A highlight of the boys season will be a game for the fifth and sixth graders at the Fargodome on Sept. 17, when they will play in a jamboree on the Bison turf, playing Valley City at 1:00 p.m.  Good luck to Coach Feist and the team.

Happy Labor Day weekend everyone, and “See ya!” next week!

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