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Playoff Time is here for Langdon-Edmore-Munich

Posted on 10/19/17

By Jake Kulland

It’s been waited by Cardinals fans across the region, and the time is finally here.  The Langdon-Edmore-Munich Cardinals football team is ready to go for the postseason, after a very successful run of regular season games.  The Cards are a perfect 8-0, and they are also the first team to win a region title outright since the 2000 team, which included the likes of Jeremy Dinius, Jesse Dick, Seth Nieman and Aaron “Buck” Restad, among many others.  That team went to the Dakota Bowl on what many call the best team in Cardinals history (Although there have been several “friendly” arguments recently about that topic).  The 2017 Cardinals of course are right up there in the conversation as well, and they are hoping for a deep postseason run, which all starts against Kindred in the opening round on Oct. 21.  The Cardinals Sports Boosters will again host a tailgate party that day, starting at Noon where they will grill up burgers and hot dogs, plus have several games for fans to try and win some Cardinals gear.  As of this writing, the weather looks decent albeit a little breezy for the game, which should make field position a pretty big deal.  We wish the Cards the best of luck as they try to achieve many more goals that they have set for this season.

Worley sets not one but two milestones for Cardinals Volleyball

We need to give a big time shout out this week to Munich senior Jordyn Worley, who has put herself in the Langdon-Edmore-Munich volleyball record book not once, but twice recently.  First, in the Langdon Invitational Volleyball Tournament held Oct. 7, Jordyn notched the 1,000th dig of her career.  She was recognized for that before the Cardinals match in Edmore versus New Rockford-Sheyenne on Oct. 17.  Later that same night, Jordyn score a triple-double against the Rockets, with 12 kills, 11 digs and 10 service aces in the match.  Cardinals Coach Rich Olson checked the record book, and this is the first time in 16 years that a player has gotten a triple-double.  This is the sixth one of those in program history. The other five?  Well, they were all done by Katie Lorenz (Now Katie Johnson), who did it five times in the 2000-01 season (That’s back when volleyball was in the fall).  That is some pretty rarefied air for Jordyn to be in, and she is the first one ever to make a triple-double in the kills-digs-aces categories.  Coach Olson said on the feat, “This seems to be very rare for our program (Getting a triple-double).  There have been man that came close but they missed by one in one category.  We are all extremely proud of what Jordyn has done for us this year and throughout her career.”  Congrats the Jordyn and all the Lady Cards on a great season so far, and best of luck to them in the future.

State Cross Country coming Oct. 28

We continue talking up postseason fall sports by mentioning that the State Cross County Meet for Class A & B is coming Oct. 28 to Valley City.  Area teams will be participating, including the Langdon-Edmore-Munich Cardinals and the Pembina County North Grizzlies.  Cardinals runner Elise Ramberg is still ranked first in the latest Cross County Poll in individual girls, and wish her well along with all the athletes at state.  We will report on how everyone does at State in the weeks ahead.

Lady Cards Basketball ranked Number 1 — in the State!!

The Miss Hoopster North Dakota Girls Basketball Preview was released this past week, and in it is a Top 40 Preseason Power Poll for girls hoops.  Now, fans were expecting that the Langdon-Edmore-Munich team would possibly be ranked number one this year, but in opening up the preview book, they are number one alright — Number 1 in the STATE.  Not that it’s a total shock, the Lady Cards have a lot of experience back this year and also add some nice talent, but it’s still a little crazy (But way cool!) to see them atop the poll.  Thompson is ranked third, Carrington seventh, Grafton ninth and Rugby tenth among area teams.  It’s going to be a fun year for Lady Cards basketball, who will be coached by veteran Rob Scheer this season.

The BAAANNNND!

We will leave this week by saying that our band Hard Times is getting back together.  Well for one night anyway, and that night is Oct. 28 for the Annual Howl-O-Ween Party at the Langdon Eagles Club.  The plan is to see how things go and move on from there, with hopefully more of the band to be heard from in the future.  The lineup is going to be a fun one, and we hope to see all of you there to have a pile of fun all evening.  Me, Patrick Hoffarth, Dennis Metzger, Ted Delfs all should be there, along with some other possible surprises.  And make sure you come in costume, as the Eagles will be offering some big cash prizes in several different costume categories later in the night.  It should be a special evening, as Hard Times is re-born!

“See ya!” next week!