Jake’s Take on Sports

Cardinals Homecoming date changed

Posted 9/6/18

We have been telling you the last couple of weeks that Homecoming for the Langdon-Edmore-Munich Cardinals football team was coming this week for their game versus Westhope-Newburg-Glenburn on Sept. 14.  Well, the Langdon Student Council, who organizes the events for Homecoming Week, has decided to move the date to Oct. 5, when the Cards will play Central Dakota.  So, that night will now be a combined Homecoming/Parent’s Night.  We weren’t told why the date was switched, but everything should still work fine, albeit it may be a little chillier then.  The Cardinals football team still will have a home game on Sept. 14, and we encourage you to get out and watch them in person, as they have racked up 97 points in the their first two games of the season.

Hill named Mon-Dak Conference Volleyball Player of the Week

There’s good news that you can find in this weeks paper regarding Langdon native Rachel Hill.  She is now competing in college volleyball at Lake Region State College.  Rachel has been playing well, so well in fact that she was named Mon-Dak Conference Player of the Week.  Her Royals team is now 5-6 on the season, coming off their first conference match win of the year over Williston State College.  Through those 11 matches, Hill, who is the starting setter, leads the team with 295 assists, and is third in digs at 96.  The Lady Royals next home match is Sept. 12 at the Devils Lake Sports Center versus Dakota College of Bottineau.  So if you want to see her play, this is one many chances to do it.  Rachel is the daughter of Randy and Barb Hill of Langdon.  We will continue to try and feature an area college athlete in the weeks ahead in this column.  Along with Rachel, there is Sydney Ellingson in her second season with the University of Jamestown volleyball team, Madi Hart in her first year with UND Volleyball, and Anfernee Economy in his freshman year at Valley City State.  We hope they all continue to excel in college athletics.

Our Fearless Vikings Forecast

We will leave this time around by reminding everyone that our Minnesota Vikings will begin there season Sept. 2 at home versus San Francisco.  There is major buzz about the Vikes this year, and rightfully so. They return practically their entire number one defense from last year, which was number one in the league (Well, except for the NFC Championship game… Sigh).  Anyway, the Vikings new quarterback Kirk Cousins is expected to push them over the hump, although there are questions to be answered, like how running back Dalvin Cook will play coming off an ACL injury, and most importantly how an untested offensive line will perform while they deal with some injuries.  No matter what happens, it’s just a fun time of year with all levels of football from high school on up now underway. And yes, we predict the Vikings will go 16-0 and win the Super Bowl.   Us Vikings fans are all very excited to see how this season unfolds.

“Skol!” and “See ya!” next week!