Cavalier County Sports History

Despite leading the entire first three quarters, the Lady Cards dropped a basketball game to the Lakota Raiders, 41-38. The Raiders scored 23 points in the final quarter to overcome a 15-point deficit for the win. Courtney Anderson led the Raiders with 19 points. For Langdon, Steph Waltz scored 11.

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It was “Super Saturday” in Harvey, and the Magic Storm girls team took on the Harvey Hornets. After a huge third quarter, the Magic Storm led the Hornets, 31-23. However, Harvey stormed back and won the game, 40-37.

The Starkweather-Munich Magic Storm girls team lost a game to the Maddock Bobcats, 57-47. The Bobcats held slim leads at the quarter stops but pulled away in the final stanza. Elise Dick led the team in scoring.

The Langdon girls team traveled to Bottineau on December 19 to play the #1 team in the state. It wasn’t an enjoyable trip for the girls as Bottineau won the game, 65-29. Steph Waltz led the Cards with 12 points. Kayla Roemmich had 17 for the Stars.

The Langdon Blades scored a big win over the Grand Forks Stallions in a game played on December 16 at the Dakota Spirit Arena. The final was 10-2, and the Blades’ record moved to 8-0. Scoring goals were Tanner Romfo, Ryan Howatt, Travis Witzel, Brenyn Otto, Tanner Adam, Howatt again, Gavin Waslaski, David Olson, Cale Borho, and Matt Geddes. Ryan Bachman was in the nets for 27 saves.

The Langdon boys picked up their second win of the season by downing the Valley-Edinburg Titans, 62-45. Scoring in double figures were Justin Overby with 20 and Nick Schaefer with 15. Derrick Lietz had 14 for the Titans.

The boys from Munich-Starkweather picked up their first win as they bumped Harvey, 63-53. The Storm trailed after the first period but picked up steam and won going away. Riley Beck led the charge with 25 points. Ethan Dick added 13.

Cavalier County teams didn’t fare well against the Bottineau Stars, the number one team in the state in girls basketball. On December 29, the Magic Storm made the trip to Bottineau, only to come home with a 77-22 loss. The score at halftime was 30-14. No individual scoring was available.

Just prior to the end of the Christmas break for students, the Langdon boys hosted the Magic Storm from Munich-Starkweather. The Cardinals edged the Storm despite trailing after one quarter, 17-11. Eric Schauer with 14 and Justin Overby with 13 led the Cards to victory. Riley Beck scored ten for the Storm.

Erin Ericson scored 22 points and led her Hatton-Northwood Thunder to a 71-44 win over the Langdon Cards. The Cards were down 41-21 at the half and couldn’t recover. Leading the way for the Cards were Haley Breyer and Courtney Becker with 12 points each. The Cards were scheduled to take on the Magic Storm on January 2nd.

The long-time rivals met in Munich On January 2. Langdon jumped out to an 11-3 lead after one period and still led at the half, 17-12. Despite the triple-double by the Magic Storm center, Brittany Wirth, the Cardinals held on to win, 44-32. Wirth had 11 points, 11 rebounds, and 14 blocked shots in the game. Langdon was led by Courtney Becker’s 20 points and nine rebounds.

The Langdon Blades had two close games prior to the new year. They traveled to Fargo to take on the Flames and the Flyers. Against the Flames, they won, 6-5, in overtime. Versus the Flyers, they edged them, 5-4.

Curling rinks from Grafton and Langdon won the North Dakota Junior Playdowns held at the Langdon Curling Club. The Amanda Tucker team from Grafton won the girls division while the Jerod Roland rink from Langdon won the boys’ title. Curling with Tucker on the girls’ team were Elissa Berg, Lauren Kirkeby, and Rachel Tharalson. Curling out of Langdon, Roland’s teammates were Zane Jacobson, Ryan Brunt, and Adam Nathan. The two teams qualified for the U. S. National Junior Playdowns to be held in Seattle, WA, on February 3-10.

The Langdon Blades jumped outside their league and played the Kittson County Central Junior Varsity. The Blades defeated them easily, 15-0. They then got back into league play against the Richland Rangers in Langdon. They defeated a tough Ranger team, 9-4. Scoring goals for Langdon against Richland were Ryan Howatt with a hat trick, Gavin Waslaski and Brenyn Otto with two goals each.

The Bottineau Braves sped past the Langdon Cardinals in boy’s basketball, 81-56. Their quickness and pressure defense were the key factors in the game. Chris Beneda and Alex Chaput led the Cards with 16 and 15 points, respectively. Dana Poolman had 26 for the Braves.

The Lady Cards from Langdon defeated a tough Grafton team, in overtime, 46-45. Tiffany Stremick nailed two free throws with seven seconds remaining in the overtime for the win. Haley Breyer had 13, Courtney Becker 11, and Steph Waltz 10 for the Cardinals. Grafton was led by Samantha Dravland and Emily Hills with 11 each.

“Night at the Museum” was playing at the Roxy in Langdon. It starred Ben Stiller.

The #1 pop song on the charts in January of 2007 was “Irreplaceable” by Beyoncé. The country song at the time which had everyone’s attention was “She’s Everything” by Brad Paisley.

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