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Cards versus Cards shaping up to be a huge showdown

Posted on 9/21/17

By Jake Kulland

As we write this week, the Langdon-Edmore-Munich Cardinals football team is still ranked fourth in the latest North Dakota Class A Poll.  The Cardinals got a huge boost in their last win, when co-captain and fullback/linebacker Conner Tetrault came off the bench in a rainy, windy, cold day at Westhope to help his team to a 40-8 win and keep them unbeaten.  Now, for this to happen (Tetrault dressed but wasn’t expected to play in the game as he was rehabbing a knee injury), Nathan Lorenz was injured with a sprained ankle. But the better news is Lorenz has been practicing with the team in the past week and is not expected to miss any time.  So that should mean that the Cardinals will firing on all cylinders when they host the fifth ranked Carrington Cardinals on Sept. 29 in Langdon.  One thing Langdon-Edmore-Munich showed at Westhope is they are not a one dimensional team (They rushed the ball 51 times), and their defense is legit, holding the Sioux to less than 50 total yards in their last game.  If you want to get out and see the team in person, this would be the game to see, as the Cardinals versus the Cardinals should be an outstanding contest, and one that should decide the Region 2A champion.

A 25-0 set, the first in Lady Cards Volleyball history

The Langdon-Edmore-Munich volleyball team hosted North Border on Sept. 14, and they did something they have never done before, and something that is extremely rare in high school volleyball these days — And that’s win a set by a shutout, 25-0.  The Eagles served first, but then Cardinals senior Jordyn Worley served the next 24, getting five aces in the run.  This is the first time a Lady Cards team has done this since rally scoring was installed a number of years ago.  The closest they have gotten is a 25-1 set win in 2014, and 25-2 wins over Rolette-Wolford in 2004 and 2009.  That’s very impressive stuff, and also give credit to North Border for fighting on in the third set and losing 25-16, when they could have easily gone the other way.  Worley was 33 for 33 serving on the night, second to the team record of 39 for 39 set by Ashleigh Crockett-Blikre in 2002.  The Cards have had a great season thus far, only losing to defending State Champion LaMoure twice in two close two out of three matches.  The Cardinals will play in the very competitive Des Lacs-Burlington Invitiational Tourney on Sept. 29-30, where they could face the Loboes once again.  Langdon is also host to JV and Junior High Tournaments on Sept. 23, at the high school and Activity Center, respectively.

Lewis and Schommer 2017 LCC Men’s League Champions

We will close this week by saying a big congrats to the team of Marcus Lewis and Bernie Schommer.  They won the playoffs of the 2017 Tuesday Mens Golf League at the Langdon Country Club, held over the few weeks.  Lewis and Schommer won the title with a decisive win over the team of Craig Borgen and Cory Hoffarth to win the crown. We again congratulate both team for making it to the finals, and we hope to finally a pic of the winning Lewis/Schommer team in the Repubican next week.  Some other LCC golf notes – Tuesday Mens Stag Nights will continue into October, as the Fall Meeting is still a couple of weeks away, on Oct. 16. And Tuesday Mens League Secretary Randy Hill tells us that end of the year prizes (The yellow slips) are now available to teams at the clubhouse, and they would like to see them used up by Oct. 31, if possible.

“See ya!” next week!