Jake’s Take on Sports

Getting some fun summer events going with Hard Times

Posted 6/28/18

By Jake Kulland

Let’s start this week with a shameless free plug for my band, Hard Times.  We are getting ready to play a couple of great events.  We will be in Walhalla on July 7 for a Fourth of July week street dance.  It’s been a good number of years since we have been there, and me Patrick Hoffarth, Dennis Metzgar, Ted Delfs and I are very much looking forward to getting back there.  Patrick, Ted and I also are very excited to be back as a part of Musicfest.  We will be performing from 6 to 8pm on south 3rd Street (or as many call it Main Street) on July 21.  We hope to see a lot of our friends out having a good time with us at both events.  It’s going to be a blast!

Langdon Red Sox to host Baseball Buddy Night;  Forfeit overturned

On their way to games in Larimore on June 21, the Langdon Red Sox American Legion Baseball team got good news. We told you last week that they were forced to forfeit a game at Hatton over a mixup in the pitch count rule. Well, the State American Legion Baseball Board met at their convention the morning of June 21 and ruled that since there was no official protest during the game, and no action or ejections happened, that there could not be a forfeit. So, that gives a win back to the Red Sox, who are now the only unbeaten team in the Northeast Region as of this writing. Everyone is welcome to come out and see the team play July 2 for a special evening as the Red Sox will hold a Baseball Buddy Night.  Before the game the Legion players will be joined the Langdon T-Ball League players for warm ups, and they will also accompany them for starting lineups and the National Anthem.  It should be a lot of fun to see the current Legion players with future ones to come.  It all starts at 6:00pm.  Langdon will also be hosting the Northern League 8U Tournament on the little league diamonds on July 7.

Langdon Volleyball team takes second place at Jamestown Team Camp

We always are looking ahead when we talk local sports, and fall sports and volleyball season will be here before we know it. The Langdon-Edmore-Munich volleyball team competed in a team camp at the University of Jamestown recently. They learned a lot and played great, taking second place out of the 27 teams that were there. They only lost to a group of incoming Jimmie freshman players, so it says a lot about what’s to come in the upcoming season.  How big has Cardinals volleyball gotten? Well, we are told that they are expecting 40 girls to come out for this year’s team in grades 9-12. That is an unreal high number, which would be a record for the program. That just spells out just how popular the sport has grown and how top-shelf a program that the Cardinals coaches have built.

Happy Fourth of July, and “See ya!” next week!

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