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A spontaneous moment at Homecoming

Posted on 9/28/17

By Jake Kulland

Let’s begin this week by telling you a story about a very special moment that happened when the Langdon-Edmore-Munich football team had their Homecoming game against Bottineau on Sept. 22.  The singer for the national anthem at the game was out of breath running up to the press box to sing that night, so in her place the entire crowd at the game took it upon themselves to help out and sing it themselves.  I still get a little goose bumpy remembering the scene with ENTIRE crowd and both teams and cheerleaders singing their hearts out.  And a huge crowd it was, so you can imagine how loud it was, and surprisingly right on key.  With all of the controversy with the NFL and players kneeling or worse when the anthem is played, this is one moment that shows that there are some very patriotic people in our little corner of the world.  That was just so cool to see and what a great memory it will be forever.  Speaking of the game, a bizarre moment came just four plays into the contest, when lightning was spotted, forcing a mandatory 30 minute weather delay.  Things all worked out for the Cardinals, who at one point in the contest scored 60 unanswered points to win the game big time.  Hopefully their will be many more special moments for the Cards in the rest of the regular season and the playoffs to come.

A correction for the Langdon Country Club fall meeting

Things are still going strong into October at the Langdon Country Club.  We have been told that course conditions, outside of leaves falling, are the best they have been all year.  The greens which have been recovering from winter kill all season are now in perfect shape.  Outside of Tuesday Men’s Stag Night, the course is wide open for you to get out and enjoy a round or two.  We have a correction to tell you, and that is the Fall Meeting for the club is now Oct. 10, at 6:00 p.m.  Not sure why we had Oct. 16 in our head, but anyway Oct. 10 is for sure the date.  A new club president will need to be found by next spring, as Cody Pengilly has decided to step down from the position and title he has held for the last several years.  The new president will be named or elected at the spring club meeting next year.  We will remind about the Fall Meeting again next week, and a reminder for Tuesday Mens League players that win certificates are at the clubhouse, and they would like them to be used up by Oct. 31.

Cardinals volleyball to start ramping up 

We will leave you by saying the Langdon-Edmore-Munich volleyball team is ready for a busy week coming up.  After playing in the very tough Des Lacs-Burlington Tournament on Sept. 29-30, they get right into Region 4 matches playing at Rolla on Oct. 3, then hosting St. John on Oct. 5.  After those two, the Lady Cards will host their annual Langdon Invitational Tournament on Oct. 7.  There will be 10 teams involved in the tourney this year, and they are nearly the same as last year.  Perennial participants Thompson, North Border, Cavalier and Drayton-Valley-Edinburg will all be playing in the tourney, along with Hatton-Northwood, Midway-Minto, Lakota and Dakota Prairie.  It should be a fun day of v ball, and hopefully you can get out a cheer on the teams in the tournament, and also the Lady Cards in their two important region matches.

Twins in the postseason

One more thing we almost forgot, and that’s a big congrats to the Minnesota Twins for finally making it back to the Major League Baseball postseason for the first time since 2010.  The Twins are the first team to lose over 100 games the season before and make it to the playoffs the year after.  As their gift for making it to the American League Wild Card game the Twins will play at New York against the Yankees (Although there is a small chance it could be the Red Sox) on Oct. 3.  The Twins will throw their most experienced pitcher, Ervin Santana in the game.  It’s now secret that the Yankees have owned to the Twins for the last couple of decades (Minnesota is 33-89 against New York since 2002), but in a one game win and move on situation, anything can happen.  Let’s hope the momentum the Twins got rolling late in the regular season translates into a nice run in October.  And isn’t it great to be talking up Twins Baseball in the fall… Outstanding!

“See ya!” next week!


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