Jake’s take on sports

June brings an end to many activities and the beginning to many others

Posted 06/02/2017

By Jake Kulland


Here we are as we type away this week sitting inside, while it is a beautiful 80 degree day outside.  June has finally brought some summer like weather to our area, and the heat comes at a perfect time to get the crops sped up and get growing.  The State A & B Track Meet was held May 26-27 in Bismarck, and the only placer for the Langdon-Edmore-Munich track team was Sydney Ellingson on the girls side, as she finished second in the long jump with a leap of 16 feet, 10 and a half inches.  What a great way for Syd to end her high school sports career, and she now will move on to hopefully excel in women’s volleyball at the University of Jamestown.  Chase Peebles was hoping to place in the a number of events on the boys side, but suffered a hamstring injury while trying to qualify for the finals of the 200 meter dash on May 26, and while he tried to go in the triple jump the next day, the injury was to severe to overcome.  Fortunately for Chase he is just a junior and get give it all a run next season.  Congrats to all our athletes on a great year, and that includes boys and girls golf.  Cardinals senior Jayden Romfo tied for fourth place at the State B Girls Golf Tournament in Bismarck held May 30-31, and Cards freshman Sid Ullyott took fifth place the State B Boys Golf Tourney held the same days in Mandan. Jayden will now move on to play college golf at Valley City State University, and it’s crazy to think what the future hold for Sid on the links.  Now that we have concluded the spring sports, let’s talk about summer:

Langdon Area Baseball and Softball gets swinging big time this week;  Langdon Red Sox home opener June 5

The summer programs for Langdon Baseball and Girls Softball gets extremely busy in the week ahead.  12U and 10U Little League Baseball has actually already gotten underway, with everything else happening June 5 and beyond.  The Langdon Red Sox Post 98 American Legion team will start their season at home on June 5 versus Larimore.  The Red Sox will have a new coach this year, with Tanner Groth taking over for Jay Adam.  As we’ve said here before, Groth is a native of Enderlin, a first year year business and technology teacher at Langdon High School, and he was also the assistant coach of the Langdon-Edmore-Munich high school team.  Many thanks to Coach Adam, as he took the coaching job the last couple of years when it was difficult finding anyone to fill the position.  He added a nice veteran presence to the club, which transfer nicely to what Coach Groth will bring to the program.  Other coaches are as follows: Babe Ruth – Kade Pengilly, 12U Little League, two teams and coaches – Darrin Romfo and Patrick Rime, 10U Little League, two teams and coaches – Nic Moser and Dave Hein, 8U Little League (A first this year) – Darren Gellner, 14U Girls Softball, two teams and coaches – Jeff Kruk and Liz Haraseth.  Jacy Borgen is running the T-Ball and Pee Wee programs once again this year, and she wanted to thank all of the many volunteer coaches helping out with both programs. The Red Sox Legion schedule you can find in this week paper, and we would need a special section to print schedules for everything else.  If you need one, talk to one of the coaches above, and like the Langdon Area Baseball Facebook page, which will have daily updates of everything going on, and if there are weather issues.

Langdon Women’s League Golf to begin June 7; CCMH Tourney June 10

The Wednesday Women’s Golf League will get started at the Langdon Country Club June 7.  League secretary Jenny Romfo tells us that she has 10 teams signed up for the early 3:30 p.m. shift, and 15 teams for the 5:30 p.m. late shift.  It’s not too late to signup a 2-Woman team, just call Romfo ASAP at 701-370-0098.  She would like to have the schedule done sometime early next week.  Sabrina Marcelin will be serving great meals every Wednesday during league season, and Kevin “Cocoa” Beauchamp will be serving up his wonderful personality, while running the bar on women’s league nights.  The month of June also brings the first tournament of the season to the club, with the Cavalier County Memorial Hospital Foundation Charity Golf Tournament coming on June 10.  This tourney has been running now for well over 20 years, and is an 18 hole, 2-person scramble format tournament. To sign up a team for that, contact Mary Shanker at the foundation office at 701-256-6139.

We wish we could tell you a secret

As we leave you this time around, I would love to give some breaking news, but unfortunately it is not quite official yet (Although very, very close), and I’ve been sworn not to put it in print until it is. It’s pretty big news, and some of you (Ok, many of you) probably know what I’m talking about. Maybe I can give you a hint… Ah, I better not, just know it has nothing to do with me. Well maybe it does, in an extremely roundabout sort of way.  Just check in here next time we visit in this space and I will spill the beans that have already partially been spilled.

“See ya!” next week!

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