Spring-Summer of 2007
The Munich American Legion baseball team picked up a big win in Section IV play as they downed the Grand Forks Blues, 10-7. The Blues outhit Munich 16-10, but winning pitcher, Trevor Schommer, never allowed GF a big inning. Riley Beck picked up a save by blanking the Blues in the seventh inning. Top hitters for Munich were Travis Beck who was 2 for 4 with 2 RBI, and Jared Schommer who was 2 for 5 with 2 RBI. The win put Munich’s record at 4-3 in the section.
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The Langdon American Legion Red Sox picked up two wins in defeating Midway-Minto, 6-4, and the Grand Forks Blues, 15-9. Versus M-M, the Red Sox picked up all of its runs in the bottom of the first inning then hung on for the victory. Alex Chaput was the winning pitcher. Tanner Carpenter and Joe Stadler each had two RBI, and Ryan Bachman went 3 for 4. In the Grand Forks game, Justin Flink got the win on the mound after relieving Tanner Adam in the second inning. The Red Sox had to battle back from an 8-3 deficit after two innings. Carpenter was 5 for 6 with 5 RBI. The team also won the Devils Lake Invitational baseball tournament with wins over the Jamestown JV, Rolette, Carrington, and Harvey in the title game.
The Langdon girls softball team won the Northern League Tournament and the regular season title. Team members were Deelia Gage, Kelsey Thielbar, Breanna Mack, Justina Klindt, Caitlin Waslaski, Ashley Hall, Alexa Roy, Rachael Darling, Alison Podhradsky, Janae Klindt, and Erica Beauchamp. Tom Beauchamp and Lorraine Gage were the coaches, and Nevin Beauchamp was the bat boy. At the state tournament in Jamestown, the girls won two games and lost three.
Awards were distributed to the Langdon-Munich Girls Track and Field. Most team points – Logan Dick; Most Improved – Mercedes Stein and Elise Dick; Most Valuable Sprinter – Jenny Dinius; Most Valuable Jumper – Tiffany Stremick; Most Valuable Distance – Lauren Dietrich; and Most Valuable Thrower – Kim Kjos.
The 7th Annual Langdon Area School Foundation’s “Golf for Education” golf tournament was held at the Langdon Country Club. Winning the first flight was the team of Casey Stremick, Anthony Roy, Matt Bachman, and Ryan Howatt. $5,900 was raised for the Langdon Area School District Foundation.
The Langdon Red Sox downed Park River in both games of their doubleheader in Section IV play, 9-7 and 10-0. Tanner Adam picked up a win in relief in the first game, and Ryan Bachman and Tanner Carpenter each had two RBI. In the nightcap, Tanner Carpenter tossed a no-hitter for the Red Sox and knocked in two runs at the plate. In another doubleheader, Langdon split with the Devils Lake Legion team, 5-8 and 10-0. Keaton Arneson took the loss for the Red Sox as DL came through with four runs in the last two innings to get the win. In the second game, the Red Sox were carried by Alex Chaput’s shutout pitching with 8 Ks. Arneson was 2 for 2 with a home run and 3 RBI.
The Munich Legion team had a rough week as they lost twice. Grafton defeated them, 6-0, and Midway-Minto downed them, 6-2. Travis Beck took the loss in the Grafton game while Anthony Kliniske took the win, allowing only two hits. Versus Midway-Minto, Trevor Schommer took the loss while Curt Enger picked up the win. Munich’s six errors in the two contests hurt their chances dearly.
A group of local girls picked up a silver medal in the Prairie Rose Games. Members of the team were Brittany Wirth from Munich, Ashton Fischer and Haley Breyer of Langdon, McKenzie Beck and Sarah Pederson of Cando, and Erin Haugland, Hannah Ritterman, and Teri Hamel of Lakota.
Marilyn Collins of Park River won the 2007 Langdon Ladies Invitational Golf Tournament held at the Langdon County Club. Collins shot back-to-back 43s to gain the top prize. Second in the first flight was Marge Eisenzimmer of Devils Lake, and third went to Valerie Pederson of Cando. Winning the second flight was Jennifer Romfo of Langdon. Third flight winner was Shirley Leatherdale of Winkler. Fourth flight went to Carol Tallackson of Grafton. The fifth flight was won by Katy Eklof of North Carolina. Sixth flight went to Alice McEachern of Carman, MB. The seventh flight was won by Michelle Faine of Cando. 53 golfers from three states and one Canadian province took part in the event.
The Langdon American Legion Red Sox finished out their regular season in Section IV play with a 3-0 victory over the Grand Forks Blues. The win gave them a 12-0 record in the section and a first-place finish in the league. The Red Sox will host the Section IV tournament at American Legion Field in Langdon August 1-5. Tanner Adam picked up the win for the Red Sox as he threw a three-hit shutout. Drew Wold and Ryan Bachman each knocked in a run for the winners.
In their final games of the regular season, the Langdon Red Sox thumped Carrington and Rolette in non-league play. They took two from Carrington, 11-0 and 12-2. Picking up wins on the mound for Langdon were Justin Flink and Tanner Carpenter. Tanner Adam and Drew Wold each had five RBI in the doubleheader and each smashed a home run. Against Rolette, the Red Sox ran away with the contest from the beginning in the 26-0 romp. Tanner Adam picked up the win while Ryan Bachman and Justin Flink each had monster days at the plate. Bachman was 6 for 7 and knocked in six runs. Flink was 3 for 7 with a home run and five RBI.
Munich ended their Section IV season with a 7-6 victory over the Grand Forks Blues – a win that halted a three-game losing streak in the league. Blake Klein hit his second homer of the night in the bottom of the seventh inning to allow his team to have a walk-off win. Riley Beck picked up the win. Klein had five RBI in the contest. Munich’s league mark was 5-6, and their overall record 7-12.
The Langdon boys track and field awards were distributed. Captains: David Olson, Darwin Schwartz, and Jake Wheeler; Most Valuable Trackster: Darwin Schwartz; Most Valuable Distance Runner: Eric Schauer; Most Valuable Hurdler: Luke Economy; Most Valuable Jumper: Justin Overby; Most Valuable Sprinter: Darwin Schwartz; Most Valuable Thrower: David Olson; Most Improved Trackster: Jordan Fisk; “Ronnie Relax” Award – Xan Lonewolf.
“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” was showing at the Roxy Theatre in Langdon. It starred Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson.
The top pop song of the day was “Hey There Delilah” by the Plain White T’s. In country music, the most popular song in early August of 2007 was “Never Wanted Nothing More” by Kenny Chesney.