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What a great week to be a Cardinal

This has been one heck of week for the Langdon-Edmore-Munich fall sports teams.

Posted 11/9/17

By Jake Kulland

 

Of course the football team has made it to the Class A 11 Man Football Championship, which was held at the Fargodome on Nov. 10.  The Cards have had one the best season in program history, with a perfect 11-0 record going into the title match up against Hillsboro-Central Valley.  They now have six shutouts on the season, after notching another one in an impressive 20-0 win at Velva in the semifinals on Nov. 4.  The Lady Cards girls volleyball team was on the brink of another State B Volleyball appearance, which would be the 17th in program history, as they played in the Region 4 Championship Match in Devils Lake on Nov. 9.  The Cardinals took third place at the state tourney last year, and are very excited to have another opportunity at a state championship.  But to do that they needed to beat North Star, a team that they faced for the region title for the fourth year in a row.  If the Lady Cards win over the Bearcats, they will play in the State A & B Volleyball Tournament, ironically to be held in the Fargodome Nov. 16-18.  No matter what happens to either the football or volleyball teams, this has been a nearly unprecedented run for Cardinals fall sports, and one that their fans and alumni should be extremely proud of.  We look forward to having more good news about each team next week.

Girls Basketball practice to begin

With the fall sports winding down, winter sports are well on their way.  We touched on hockey a little bit last week and will much more on that next time around.  But now we can tell that Girls Basketball practice will begin across North Dakota on Nov. 13. Langdon-Edmore-Munich has a new coach that we have discussed here before, but veteran coach Rob Scherr (Hey, I spelled it right!) will take over the Cardinals program this season.  Coach Scherr brings a ton of experience to the program, and he took the Park River-Fordville-Lankin team to state the last two years. Rob will be helped out on the bench by long time Cardinals assistant coach Harley Brown, and a third coach may be added if there are enough girls out, which there seems like will happen. Again, the Lady Cards basketball team is ranked preseason number one in the Miss Hoopster, but Coach Scherr will be the first one to tell that while it’s great to recognized, a lot of hard work has to be put in to stay number one at the end of the year.  Of course if the Cardinals volleyball team makes state, the hoops team will be a little shorthanded for the first week, but they should come together nicely after that.  The Langdon-Edmore-Munich girls team has their first game at home versus Grafton on Nov. 28, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.  We wish them well for a fantastic season.

Good luck to all our Deer Hunters, and “See ya!” next week!

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