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One more thing on the State B Legion Tourney before we move on

posted 8/16/18

by Jake Kulland

As we roll this week, it has pointed out to me by more than a few people that in our coverage of the State B American Legion Baseball Tournament held Aug. 1-5 in Langdon, that we forgot to mention who ended up winning the tourney.  In the words of Ferris Bueller, “Life moves pretty fast.  If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.”  Well those words held true for me, as I got so busy with the tourney and everything that goes with it, I simply just plain forgot to put that part in on the championship game.  Thompson ended up winning it all for the second straight year, with a hard fought 5-2 win the the title game over Carrington.  There are several ties from the Thompson team to Langdon, let’s name just a few.  Cadyn Schwabe is a former Langdon resident, who’s parents are Jason and Collete Schwabe, and his grandparents are Rick and Sandy Schaan of Langdon (Who just celebrated their 49th Anniversary!).  Marcus Hughes is the son of Jeremy and Beth Hughes, who originally from Neche, and Hayden Overby is the son of Brian and Joey Overby and grandson of Ken and Holly Spanier, who now reside in Adams.  Joey is a graduate from Edmore.  And Nick Reck of the son of Scott and Missy Reck, also originally from Neche.  One of the best parts of hosting these kind of events is seeing all the connections back to our area, and for Thompson there are several.  We congratulate Post 181 on winning the title, and again thank every team on making it here to State and to all who helped make the tournament run so smoothly.

It’s Cardinals football time

Last week we told you that 9 Man Football had their first games of the season on Aug. 17.  In the week ahead 11 Man Football will get rolling, and the Langdon-Edmore-Munich Cardinals will look forward to another fun year.  The Cards will play their first game of the year on a Saturday afternoon, at 2:00 p.m. Aug. 25 versus Lisbon at home in Langdon.  Now you would think that with the Cardinals losing five All-Staters from last years team would make this year a rebuilding situation, but it’s more of a reload.  In preseason polls the Cardinals have been picked as high as second in Region 2A for this season, right behind Carrington.  There is one All-State player back to lead the squad this year in senior Carter Currey, plus a nice group of youthful but talented players that are ready for their time in the spotlight.  There are 23 players out for the team this year, but 28 kids are out for the junior high team.  Josh Krivarchka will be head coach of the Cards for his seventh season, and he assisted this year once again by Tim Polanski and Sam Preble.  Conner Weber and Alex Quintane are coaching the junior high squad, while the grade school team of fourth through sixth graders will be run this season by Jeff Schneider and Matt Hedger.  All in all it should be another fun year of Cardinals football, and we are very much looking forward to it.

Lady Cards Volleyball to begin play Aug. 25 

Like the Cardinals football team, the Langdon-Edmore-Munich volleyball squad is ready to take the court for the first time in a tournament at Northern Cass on Aug. 25.  There will 20 teams involved in that once again this year.  The Lady Cards have huge numbers out for grades 9-12 that are in the lower 30s, and this will be one of the tallest all around teams that longtime coach Rich Olson has ever had.  Their will be at least six girls that are hovering just below the six foot mark, and their strength will be a tall and deep front row.  Their lone senior at press time was setter Madi Pritchard, which means this is going to be a good team for a long time.  Olson is assisted once again this season by Tami Flink, and this year Alison Podhradsky has moved up to help with the high school team, taking over for Brittany Feil.  Jane Hart and new Langdon teacher Morgan Titus will coach the junior high this year.  The Lady Cards first home match will be Aug. 30 versus Cavalier.

Fall Sports Profile coming next week

Next time we visit we will try and give an update on how our college athletes are doing in the first seasons, plus a full preview of Cardinals fall sports will be in next weeks paper with our Fall Sports Profile.

“See ya!” next week!