Jake’s Take on Sports

A little time to catch our breath

Posted 11/29/18

By Jake Kulland

Well, December is here and the winter sports caravan is already rolling.  Thankfully I had the opportunity to take a few days off to recharge the battery, refuel the engine, get out and jam with Hard Times (Thanks Sporty’s!), watched our Vikings beat the Packers, and get ready to get after it.  I survived the Thanksgiving trip with the my Dad for those that are wondering (I actually make sound way worse that it is).  The winter has a lot of work to do to match the excitement of the fall sports season, but this is a very exciting time of year with boys and girls basketball, hockey and wrestling all now getting going.  We look forward to bringing a pile of coverage of everything on our KNDK stations and here in the Republican.

Lady Cards to have first home game against a Minnesota team

The Langdon-Edmore-Munich Cardinals girls basketball team will have their first home contest of the season on Dec. 4 versus Stephen-Argyle, Minn.  This should be a great matchup as the Storm are the defending Section 8A Girls Basketball Champions, and they also participated in the Minnesota Class A Girls Basketball Tournament last March.  The Lady Cards of course are also coming off a fifth place finish at the State Class B Girls Basketball Tournament, so on paper this looks like a fantastic early season match up.  Both the Cardinals girls and boys teams have beefed up their schedules this year, and they both will play at Thompson the afternoon of Dec. 8. The boys team is a little banged up but should be full throttle after the Christmas break.  Both Cardinals teams are ranked in the top 10 in North Dakota, and the excitement for both is sky high.

Blades hockey getting into busy, busy stage

Dakota Spirit Arena is ramping up to its biggest time of the year.  All levels of hockey are now getting into action.  The junior gold team coached by Nic Roy will have their first home game of the season versus the Fargo Freeze at 7:00 p.m. on Dec. 1.  They also will host the Freeze at 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 2, then entertain the new team in the league, Northwood on Dec. 8.  Meanwhile the Blades girls hockey team coached by Jeff Schneider is playing in a tournament at Wahpeton Nov. 30-Dec. 2.  Dakota Spirit Arena will host its first tournament of the year with a Mites Jamboree on Dec. 15-16.  We wish all the Blades team good luck this season.

Winter Sports Profile next week

Next week we are planning on doing our Winter Sports Profile here in the Republican.  We will give you full team previews, schedules and more on all Cavalier County winter sports teams.  Look for that next time around, and thanks to the many sponsors for making it happen again this year.

“See ya!” next week!