Cavalier County Sports History

Before we take a look at the wind-up of the spring sports in our county schools in 2009, we would like to list all of the opening football games and scores since 1960 at Langdon High School. These games will remind many of the readers of the players and games of their era.

Researched by Dennis Throndset

1960 – Irwin Reinke, Coach; Rolla 13, Langdon High School 0

1961 – Gerald Hoffman, Coach; LHS 14, St. Mary’s (DL) 0 – First team win since October 3, 1958. Bernie Kiley scored both TDs.

1962 – Robert Miller, Coach; Cavalier 57, LHS 8

1963 – Robert Miller, Coach; LHS 13, Belcourt 7; Elroy Beier scored both TDs.

1964 – Robert Miller, Coach; Grand Forks Central JV 25, LHS 7

1965 – Ken Towers, Coach; LHS 19, Walhalla 7; TDs by K. Krom, R. Crockett, G. Manson

1966 – Ken Towers, Coach; Walhalla 32, LHS 0; Larry Chaput – 3 TDs for the Eagles

1967 – Hank Biesiot, Coach; LHS 13, Dunseith 6; John Beier and Larry Crockett had TDs.

1968 – Hank Biesiot, Coach; LHS 26, Dunseith 6; J. Metzger, J. Beier, L. Crockett, K. Metzger – TDs

1969 – Hank Biesiot, Coach; LHS 26, Park River 6; J. Johnson to R. Roder – TD, J. Johnson to L. Crockett – TD, Bob Hall – TD, L. Crockett – TD

1970 – Hank Biesiot, Coach; LHS 28, Belcourt 6; Bob Hall – 4 TDs

1971 – Roger Snortland, Coach; LHS 10, Stephen, MN 8; Bruce Hall – TD, Kelly Brezina – Safety

1972 – Roger Snortland, Coach; LHS 48, Cavalier 0; Milt Clover 2 TDs, Kevin Ramage – TD, K. Ramage to Bill Hoeckendorf – TD, Bruce Hall – 2 TDs, Chuck Morris – TD

1973 – Roger Snortland, Coach; Grafton 30, Langdon 22; Ron Banasik to Dave Bauer – TD, R. Banasik – TD, Ron Banasik to Lyle Hiltner – TD

1974 – Roger Snortland, Coach; Grafton 23, LHS 20; No highlights listed

1975 – Denny Dinius, Coach; LHS 24, Grafton 14; Phil Farris – 2 TDs, Denny Gendreau – TD

1976 – Denny Dinius, Coach; Grafton 24, LHS 20; no scoring listed; lost in final 2:24 on fumble

1977 – Denny Dinius, Coach; LHS 16, Cavalier 12; No scoring listed

1978 – Denny Dinius, Coach; LHS 7, Cavalier 6; Joe Dosmann to Lee Johnson – TD; Jeff Barr – kick

1979 – Denny Dinius, Coach; Larimore 20, LHS 0; no scoring.

Summer 2009

Going into the May track and field meets, the following athletes and teams had qualified for the Class B State Track Meet which was to be held in Bismarck in late May. Boys: 100 M Dash – Jon Dinius, Xan Lonewolf; 200 M Dash – Jon Dinius; Pole Vault – Jordan Fisk; 400 M Relay – Xenos Lonewolf, Jon Dinius, Jordan Fisk, Xan Lonewolf, Alex Feil; 800 M Relay – Xenos Lonewolf, Jon Dinius, Jordan Fisk, Xan Lonewolf. Girls: 100 M Dash – Julie Dinius, McKenzie Hart; 200 M Dash – Julie Dinius; 400 M Dash – Julie Dinius; Pole Vault – Julie Dinius; Long Jump – McKenzie Hart; 400 M Relay – Mercedes Stein, Julie Dinius, Abbey Braaten, McKenzie Hart, Logan Dick; 800 M Relay – Mercedes Stein, Julie Dinius, McKenzie Hart, Logan Dick.

In a flurry of meets scheduled in a short period of time because of the inclement weather in April, the Langdon tracksters were a busy bunch. At the Charlie Hanneman Memorial Meet in Rugby, the boys took third place and the girls placed third, as well. At the Ray McDaniel Memorial Meet in Devils Lake, both track teams took third. In the Langdon Invitational on May 2, the boys and girls both grabbed second place. The boys who won first place honors were Alex Feil in the 300 M Hurdles, Jon Dinius in the 400 M Dash, Jordan Fisk in the Pole Vault, and the 400 M Relay team of Xenos Lonewolf, Jon Dinius, Jordan Fisk, and Xan Lonewolf. In the girls division, top placers were McKenzie Hart in the 100 M Dash and the Long Jump; Julie Dinius in the 400 M Dash and the Pole Vault; the 400 M Relay team of Merc Stein, Abbey Braaten, Julie Dinius, and McKenzie Hart; and the 1600 M Relay team of Merc Stein, Alison DuBois, McKenzie Hart, and Julie Dinius.

In baseball, the Munich-Starkweather-North Star Magicians picked up a district win as they downed Bottineau, 2-1, as Travis Beck and Cody Block hooked up in a good old fashioned pitcher’s duel. Beck had 7 Ks and Brandon Hoffman had an RBI.

The Langdon Cardinals won their first double header of the season when they took two from the North Border Eagles, 5-2 and 3-2. Nick Schaefer tossed a no-hitter in the opener, and Jesse Zeis and Conner Braaten each had 2 RBI. In the nightcap, Jesse Zeis had a strong performance in the win with 12 Ks. Schaefer knocked in a key run in the third inning. Trey Lafferty and Blake Setness took the losses for the Eagles.

Justine Stremick, former Langdon High School athlete, was a double winner at the Notre Dame O.S.C. A.R.S. (Outstanding Student-Athletes Celebrating Achievements and Recognition Showcase). Justine became the first volleyball player to ever win the Francis Patrick O’Connor Award at the school. She and Erik Condra, a senior hockey player, were the only Notre Dame athletes so honored. Stremick also was awarded the Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Rockne Athlete Award which goes to an athlete in each of Notre Dame’s 26 sponsored sports.

The Starkweather-Munich girls basketball awards were announced following a team meeting. They were: Jacque Dammen – Team Captain; Logan Dick – Team Captain and Team MVP; Elise Dick – Top 2-Point Shooter; Keely Heppner – Defensive MVP; Katie Hoffmann – Hustle Award; Cassie Logie and Gabby Gonzalez – Co-Most Improved Players; Katrina Hall – Sixth Woman Award; and Amber Logie – Top Free Throw Shooter Award.. Coach Kevin Heppner presented the awards.

The Munich-Starkweather boys basketball team was presented their awards by their coach, Stanley Dick. They were: Ben Tohm and Brandon Hoffmann – Co-Most Improved; Kyle McConnell, Richard Wright, and Trevor Schommer – Co-Most Hustle; Richard Wright, Trevor Schommer and Alex Anderson – Team Captain; Alex Anderson – Defensive MVP, and Travis Beck – Team MVP.

The boys and girls track teams had three meets prior to their regional contest in early May of 2009. The Langdon Invitational saw the girls finish first and the boys second. The Wells County Invitational had the girls and boys taking third place. In the Devils Lake Rotary Meet, the Langdon girls took second and the boys took third place. First place finishes in the Langdon meet were as follows: Girls: Alison DuBois – 800 M Run; Julie Dinius – 200 M Dash; Kelly Hennager – 3200 M Run; Elise Dick – Shot Put; 800 M Relay Team of Mercedes Stein, Julie Dinius, Logan Dick, McKenzie Hart; 1600 M Relay Team of McKenzie Hart, Mercedes Stein, Logan Dick, Julie Dinius. Boys – Dylan Crockett – 110 Hurdles, 300 Hurdles, Long Jump; Jordan Fisk – Pole Vault; 800 M Relay Team of Xenos Lonewolf, Jon Dinius, Jordan Fisk, Xan Lonewolf; 1600 M Relay Team of Jon Dinius, Alex Feil, Xenos Lonewolf, Xan Lonewolf.

The Cardinal baseball team swept Cavalier High School in a double header, 2-0 and 11-9. The winning pitchers were Nick Schaefer and Jesse Zeis. Keaton Mikkelsen had both RBI in the first game. Dalen Smith had 3 RBI in the second game.

With the first place in Region 5 on the line, the Munich-Starkweather-North Star team lost to Rolette-Rolla, 6-1. Alex Anderson took the loss for the Magicians after pitching very well in the first four innings. The Comets scored three runs in the fifth inning to forge ahead. The Magicians left 12 runners on base in the game.

The regional track meets were held on May 16 with the Langdon boys taking the championship and the girls finishing third. In the boys division, first place finishes went to Jon Dinius – 100, 200, and 400 M Dashes; Dylan Crockett in the 110 and 300 Hurdle events; and Jordan Fisk – Pole Vault. The girls with first place finishes were Julie Dinius in the 100 M, 200 M, and 400 M Dashes as well as the Pole Vault and Logan Dick – High Jump.

The Munich-Starkweather-North Star Magicians won their third straight Region V baseball championship and the right to play in the state tournament in Mandan. In the first round, the Magi downed Bottineau, 6-5, as Travis Beck picked up the win. The hitting leader was Blake Klein with two home runs and 3 RBI. In their second game, M-S-NS defeated Rugby, 5-4, as Travis Beck knocked in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning. After getting the save in the first game, Jesse Goeser came on in relief and got the win in this game. In the title game, the Magi took on Bottineau again. They topped the Braves, 7-3, to send them to another state tournament. Jesse Goeser picked up the win, going 6 and 2/3s innings. Travis Beck had another great game going 2 for 3 and knocking in three runs. The Magicians were scheduled to play Minot Ryan in the first game of the state tournament.

The Langdon baseball team began their Region IV tournament with a win over the North Border Eagles, 9-7. The team had to come back from an early 6-0 deficit for the win. Dalen Smith picked up the win for the Cardinals. Russell Hiltner hit two home runs and had 3 RBI. Wayne Borgen had two RBI. In their second game, the Cards lost to the Grafton Spoilers, 13-0. Nothing went right for the local team as errors, walks, and what have you spelled their defeat. Jesse Zeis took the loss on the mound, and the team ended their season with a 6-15 record.

“Angels and Demons” was playing at the Roxy Theatre in Langdon. It starred Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, and Ayelet Zurer.

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