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Postseason is nearing for spring sports

Hard to believe it’s true that here we are in the middle of May already, and everyone is now looking ahead to Graduation Day for our area schools, and the postseason for high school spring sports.

Posted 05-11-2018

By Jake Kulland

Things get going with the Northeast Region Track meet to be held in Larimore on May 18, which we will talk about more in a moment. Things will get even crazier from that point on, and we will try and keep you up to date on everything here in the Republican.  The best news we can have is that the weather looks great over the next couple of weeks to get everything done on time.

Cardinals track and field has two state qualifiers so far

The Langdon-Edmore-Munich track team is getting ready for regionals, with one more “Last Chance” meet scheduled for Devils Lake on May 14.  Then it’s again on to the Northeast Region meet in Larimore on May 18, followed by the State A & B Track meet at the Community Bowl in Bismarck May 25-26.  So far, the Cardinals have two athletes qualified for state.  Munich senior Chase Peebles has qualified in events and he also set Cardinals school record in the triple jump at 43′ 3″, which broke the mark of 43′ 1″ set by Mike Kempel back in 1997.  Chase has also qualified for the 100 and 400 meter runs with times of 11.36 and 51.80 seconds, respectively.  Also making State is Langdon sophomore Sean Gette, who had a state qualiflying triple jump of 42′ 5 and 1/2″. We should also give a shout out to the Pembina County North team Jayden Laxdal, who has qualified in the 100 metters, the only Grizzly in State so far.  No Cardinals girls have qualified as of press time, but that is expected to change in the week ahead.

Tuesday Men’s League Golf deadline is May 15;  High School golf regionals coming up this week

The Langdon Country Club is in full swing for the season, and a couple of big events are coming in the week ahead.  First off, the deadline to sign up a 2-Man team for the Tuesday Mens League Golf at the course is this coming Tuesday, May 15.  League Secretary Randy Hill informs us that the 3:30 p.m. early shift is nearly full, but that he hasn’t heard from several teams from last year about the 6:00 p.m. late shift.  He tells us that around a dozen teams from last year have yet to contact him to sign up, and he needs to hear from those people soon.  Just call or text Randy at 701-370-1118, and he will take care of things from there.  A reminder that the league will begin on May 22. Meanwhile, high school boys and girls golf is getting down to their last couple of meets in the regular season. The Langdon Country Club has been selected and is honored to host the Region 3 Boys Golf meet on May 17, starting at 10:00 a.m. Meanwhile the Region 3 Girls Golf meet will be held the same day in Park River.  Both teams have been doing very well this season, and we wish them both luck at regionals.

Cardinals baseball team has one final tuneup for the postseason

And finally the Langdon-Edmore-Munich high school baseball team will play their last regular season game on the road on May 14, in a makeup game at Midway-Minto.  After that, the Cardinals will get ready for the Region 4 Tournament, which will be held May 21-23.  The first day of the tourney is split between two sites, with the top two seeds each hosting two games.  It is believed that if the Cards win one of their last two league games they will have clinched the second seed in the tourney behind Park River-Fordville-Lankin, and will then have two games at American Legion Field on May 21.  PRFL would host the other half of the first round, and then also host the next two days of the tournament.  The winner will go to the State Class B High School Baseball Tournament in Mandan on May 31-June 2. You can hear the Region 4 Tourney on KNDK AM 1080.

“See ya!” next week!

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