Jake’s Take on Sports

Boyd Square building sadly gone

Posted 1/11/18

By Jake Kulland

I’m sure you’ve seen the great coverage in this week’s Republican on the sad story of the legendary Boyd Square building starting on fire and burning to the ground on Jan. 4.  An over 100 year old building that housed so many businesses and made so many memories over the years will be missed, along with the history that went along with it.  Our condolences go out to the Chaput family who were the last owners of the building, and to Russell Stremick, who also lost his Farmers Union Insurance office which was located right beside it.  While there are no plans yet for the future of the property, hopefully something can be figured out to fill what is now a fairly big hole on Langdon’s Main Drag.  Also we need to give a huge shout out to the Langdon and Munich fire departments, plus other first responders who were at the scene and braved -17 below weather to try and save it and just as importantly make sure it did not spread anywhere else. Everyone in Langdon is extremely proud of the everyone who is on the squad, and very grateful and proud that we have one of the best and dedicated fire departments in North Dakota.  Again, it’s been a rough week, but we pray that something positive can come out of it in the weeks and months ahead.

Weather cancels some sporting events

After the fire happened Jan. 4, some nasty winter weather hit our area on Jan. 10.  Around 2-3 inches of snow fell in Cavalier County, coupled with 30 plus mile an hour winds, which made for a winter storm for our immediate area, and and a blizzard in Pembina County and extreme Eastern North Dakota.  This caused the cancellation of a much anticipated boys basketball game with Langdon-Edmore-Munich at Cavalier.  That game has now been moved to Jan. 23.  The weather is what it is, and there’s nothing anyone can do about, so we will look forward to that game in a little over a week.

Home games back on the schedule

While there have been a few here and there, home games are finally returning on a consistent basis for our winter sports teams.  The Langdon-Edmore-Munich girls basketball team will have their first home game in just about a month after being on the road for seven straight when they play in Munich on Jan. 15 against Rolette-Wolford.  The Lady Cards will also host Medina-Pingree-Buchanan in what should be a very competitive non-conference game in Langdon on Jan. 20.  Meanwhile the Cardinals boys host Dakota Prairie the afternoon of Jan. 13, then after traveling to Dunseith on Jan. 16, are at home Rolla and North Star on Jan. 18 and 26.  On the hockey front, the Langdon Blades girls team has a home game versus Bismarck at 2:00pm on Jan. 13 before hitting the road way out west to Crosby, then Glasgow and Sidney (MT) on Jan. 19-21.  The Blades boys have a rare Monday night game on Jan. 15, hosting the Grand Forks Stallions Black team, who are tops in the North Dakota league, at 6:00pm at Dakota Spirit Arena. They also have a home game against MacGregor-Gladstone at 12 Noon on Jan. 21.  Get and enjoy some fun winter activities and support our area teams.

College story back a week

With everything that’s gone on this past week, we are going to save our fun story on some local athletes signing on for to play on in college until next time we visit.  Trust me, it’s really good news (Some of which may be in this weeks paper)!

Let’s go Vikes!  And “See ya!” next week!

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