Jake’s Take on Sports

What an incredible harvest run it has been

Posted 8/23/18

By Jake Kulland

We begin this week by stating the unreal harvest weather continues in our area.  This has been one of the longest stretches of continuous combining that most folks can remember, going all the way back to the late 1980’s.  This streak may come to an end shortly, as much needed rain is forecast, but it seems like they say rain then take it off as kind of a teaser.  It’s been said many times already that the wheat is wrapping up this year before it even started last year.  Crazy stuff.  We were going to do a little college report on some of our area athletes this week, but we are going to hold off until the next time we visit, as there are more playing college sports than we first thought, so we want to make sure we don’t forget anyone.  We do have more to tell about this week, however.

Cardinals football starts the season with two home games

As they did last season, the Langdon-Edmore-Munich football team will play on a Saturday afternoon for their first game of the season, at home versus the Lisbon Broncos on Aug. 25.  The Cards also play their second game of the season at home on Aug. 31 against Rugby.  For the young team that Langdon-Edmore-Munich has this year, it’s a good thing to start off in the friendly confines.  Everyone is excited to see what the Cardinals will bring to the field this year, after losing such a tremendous amount of talent from last year to graduation.  But the guys on this years edition of the Cardinals have been waiting for their opportunity to show what they can do, and it should be a lot of fun seeing it come together this season. People are bound to think that there will be a huge drop off from this years team to last, but not so fast.  The Region 2A Coaches Poll has the Cardinals picked second in their conference behind Carrington.

Lady Cards also ready for first home match

After playing in a tournament at Northern Cass on Aug. 25, the Langdon-Edmore-Munich volleyball team is ready to get their match season underway, also at home.  The Lady Cards will host Cavalier on Aug. 30, for their first time in front of their home fans.  They are looking for their fourth straight Region 4 Title this season, and have one of the tallest overall teams they’ve had in some time, as we’ve said here before.  Hopefully you can get out and see some of these games and matches in person.

Fall Sports Preview is here

Be sure you check out the Fall Sports Preview in this week’s paper.  It has a complete overview of Cardinals fall sports, along with schedules.  Thanks to the many sponsors who made it all possible, and we hope you enjoy it.

“See ya!” next week!