Jake’s Take on Sports

All-State Honors aplenty

As we roll this week, All-State teams for North Dakota volleyball and football have begun to be released.  We are happy to say that many athletes from our area are on them.  For girls volleyball, Rachel Hill and Callie Ronningen made the All-State squad.  Rachel is a Langdon senior, while Callie is a sophomore in Edmore. Langdon-Edmore-Munich put six players on the Class A 11-Man All-State Football Team.  Making the first team are Langdon seniors Jacob Delvo, Conner Tetrault, Hayes Haslekaas and Anfernee Economy, along with Munich senior Chase Peebles.  Langdon junior Carter Currey made the All-State second team.  Also congrats go out to Walhalla senior Carter Brown on making the first team for the 9-Man All-State Football squad.  Now, begin these All-State teams were released so close to Thanksgiving and our early Thanksgiving deadline, we will wait until next week to give some pictures and stats for all these players.  We just thought it was good to get the word out, and again we’ll have much more on this in the next paper. Congratulations to all!

Lady Cards Basketball ready to roll

After the Langdon-Edmore-Munich volleyball team finished another great season taking third place at the State B Tournament for the second straight year (Which you can find full coverage of with Dennis “Scoop” Throndset in this week’s Republican), the players don’t get much of a breather, going right in to girls basketball practice.  As a matter of fact, the Lady Cards will begin their schedule right after the Thanksgiving weekend hosting Grafton on Nov. 28. The girls team will be busy, as they have seven games scheduled before Christmas, including three against teams ranked in the Miss Hoopster Top 40 — the ninth ranked Spoilers, third ranked Thompson and Park River-Fordville-Lankin, ranked 21st.  Of course, the Lady Cards are ranked number one in the state, but they have a challenging opening slate of games.  They are looking to have a big year, and they should be very fun to watch.  Again, Rob Scherr is head coach of the Cards after a long coaching career in Park River. He is assisted by Harley Brown and Jenny Romfo.  You can hear their first game against Grafton on 95.7 The Rock Farm.

Boys Basketball practice starts Nov. 27

The last shoe to drop as far for winter sports is always boys basketball.  And it will get going with practice beginning Nov. 27 all across the state.  The Langdon-Edmore-Munich Cardinals boys basketball, ranked 13th in North Dakota Class B Hoops, will begin practice after school that day, with the varsity practicing at the Langdon Activity Center and the junior high in Munich.  Andy Haaven will run the show for the Cardinals for his second year.  He will be assisted by Tim Polansky, with Tanner Groth taking over the junior high program from Stan Dick.  Their first game is scheduled at home versus Towner-Granville-Upham on Dec. 8.

Langdon Blades first North Dakota game rescheduled

We were all excited to leave you with the news that the Langdon Blades were going to get their North Dakota league schedule started by hosting the Grand Forks Stallions in a rescheduled game on Nov. 26 that we were set to cover.  But that game has been moved again, with the date unknown at this time.  It appears that Grand Forks will now have two teams in the Junior Gold league for the first time in about 10 years.  More teams is good though, as the league had just six once again until Grand Forks moved it to seven.  The Blades played two more games in their Canadian league on Nov. 18-19, losing two games to MacGregor-Gladstone by scores of 11-4 and 12-0. They are still looking for their first win of the season.  We will let you know when things are rescheduled and the dates and times next week.

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend, and “See ya!” next week!