by Dennis Throndset
In their final home game of the year, the Blades Babes dropped a game to Fargo, 4-2. The Babes’ goals were scored by Jacy Borgen and Sierra Karboviak. In their final road trip, the Babes dropped a game to May-Port, 8-2, with Sierra Karboviak getting two goals. Jacy Borgen had 34 saves. Next they played West Fargo and lost 13-0. Morgan Kramer had 37 saves, but the team only put five shots on goal. In their game in Wahpeton on Saturday, they lost the game but Karboviak and Kelly Hennager had goals. Borgen had 37 saves. In the final road game, the Babes lost a game to Grand Forks, 3-0. Kram had 69 stops, but the Babes had only four shots on goal.
The Langdon Squirts were in a tournament in Rugby and came home with 6th place. In game 1 they lost to Souris, MB, 4-2. In their second game they defeated the Minot Avalanche, 5-3. In the consolation championship, they lost to the Richland Rangers, 4-1. Team members were Joey McGauvran, Hunter Kartes, Brady Otto, Sam Field, Jordan Blake, Stephen Tollefson, Blake Gellner, Alex Gronhovd, and Travis Johnson. The coaches were Carl Tollefson and Corey Johnson.
The Langdon Cards girls basketball team was known in 2009-10 as the “little team that could” because of the fact that they had only seven high school players on the team plus one eighth grade player. They finished in third place in the region by downing Rolla-Rock Lake, for third place, 40-37. The Cards led 27-21 at the half, but Rolla tied the game after three periods at 31. Julie Dinius’ defense on Heather Carlson was a major factor in the Cardinals’ win. She held Carlson to 11 points, about half of her season’s average. She also dropped four pressure free throws in the final minutes to ice the win. Shannon Overby led the team in scoring with 13. The Cards ended their season with a 15-9 record. Carrington defeated Harvey in the ‘ship, 58-30. Becca Scherr had 13 and Kali Kurtz had 11. Maggie Lorenz had eight for Harvey. Carrington took a 21-2 record into the state tournament and played Stanley in the opening round.
First-round games for the boys district had Munich-Starkweather stopping Langdon, 57-38. Langdon led at the half, 26-23, but the Storm outscored them 34-12 in the last two quarters. Travis Beck had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Storm. Ben Tohm added 11, and Blake Klein grabbed 11 boards. For Langdon, Jon Dinius had 15, and Karson Fisk dropped 11.
In a loser-out game, Langdon found its footing and defeated Rolla-Rock Lake, 57-53, in overtime. The game was close throughout, including the ending! Jon Dinius, again, led the Cards with 19, Dylan Crockett had 13, and Justin Anderson scored 10. For the Bulldogs, Cole Mitchell had 23 and Jon Rush, 18. Munich-Starkweather won their semifinal game against Minnewaukan-Leeds, 64-39. The Magic Storm led at the half, 21-11, and cruised from there. Travis Beck had 24 points. Blake Klein had 14 points and 11 rebounds. Matt Swanson had 18 for Minnewaukan-Leeds.
In a region-qualifying game, Langdon got by St. John, 55-40. Keaton Mikkelsen scored 15, Jon Dinius 12, and Justin Anderson added 12. For the Woodchucks, Tyler Bryant had 14. In the title game, North Star nipped Munich-Starkweather, 61-58. The Bearcats led 41-29 at the half. Ben Tohm led the Storm attack with 24 points. Travis Beck added 11, and Blake Klein had nine points. Tanner Komrosky had 25 for the Bearcats while Jacob Hagler added 12.
The All-District boys team was announced after the completion of the District 8 tournament. Those named were Cole Mitchell of Rolla-Rock Lake, Matt Swanson of Minnewaukan-Leeds, Grant Lindahl of North Star, Calvin Teubner of North Star, Tanner Komrosky of North Star, Tyler Bryant of St. John, Justin Anderson of Langdon, Nic Pfeifer of Rolette-Wolford, Ben Tohm of Munich-Starkweather, Travis Beck of Munich-Starkweather, Jake Hagler of North Star, Nathan Joraanstad of Rolla-Rock Lake, Blake Nelson of Rolette-Wolford, and Brandon Hoffman of Munich-Starkweather. Rich Rogers of Langdon was named Athletic Director of the Year from District 8.
The pairings were set for the State Class B Region IV Tournament to be held in Devils Lake. First-round games had Carrington vs. Minnewaukan-Leeds, Munich-Starkweather vs. Wells County, New Rockford-Sheyenne vs. Langdon, and North Star vs. Warwick.
The quarterfinals of the Region IV tourney in Devils Lake saw Munich-Starkweather defeat Wells County, 48-40. The Storm led 14-2 and 24-13 after the first two periods. Travis Beck had 15 and Blake Klein 11 for the Storm; Klein added 13 rebounds as well. Caleb Rogelstad scored 16, and Kolten Knodel scored 10 for Wells County. After building up a 32-17 lead at the half, the Rockets handled the Cards quite easily in winning, 69-42. For New Rockford-Sheyenne, Brett Allmaras had 24, Nate Messner 13, and Stephen Guler 10. Justin Anderson was the only Cardinal in double figures with 16. The Magic Storm took on Carrington in the semifinals. The Cardinals took early leads in the first half, but the Storm blew back to get close at 39-36. Jackson Unruh had 16 for the Cards while Easton Page had 12. Travis Beck led the Storm with 16. North Star won the other semifinal over New Rockford-Sheyenne. Carrington defeated North Star in the regional title game and went to the state tournament.
The SAS traveling basketball team took part in the Andrew Crockett Memorial in Minot. The team members were Brynn Crockett, Katelyn Fetsch, Julia Kartes, Ali Gellner, Mariah Bata, Krystal Ratzlaff, Madison Girodat, and Madi Eisenzimmer.
Brittany Wirth ended her eligibility at Lake Region State College as the Lady Royals lost in the regional championship to Williston State College. This loss prevented them from participating in the national tournament. Wirth was a starter for Duane Schwab in her second year at the school. A 2008 graduate of Munich High School, Wirth averaged 10 ppg her second year, grabbed 6 rebounds, and blocked a total of 50 shots. The Royals led 44-28 at one point in the second half, but Williston found their three-point range and rallied for a 66-62 win.
The Langdon Junior High team took sixth in the Langdon Invitational tournament in 2010. They were coached by Tina Childress. The team members were Maddy Hetletved, Summer Roberts, Sara Hanson, Ashley Fetsch, Hope Bodnar, Jennifer Weekes, and Brittany Fetsch. The managers were Jennifer Lepisto and Bryn Halley.
The Langdon Blades Babes took a trip out to the western portion of their league in Montana and NW North Dakota. They lost their first game at Miles City, 7-3. Scoring goals were Sierra Karboviak (2) and Lyndee Johnson. They then lost to Miles City, 3-0. Lastly, they defeated the Williston Cougars, 6-4. Goals were scored by Shanna Hooge, Brynn Fischer, Sierra Karboviak, Kristi Hennager (2), and Kelly Hennager. Morgan Kramer had 24 saves, and the team had 33 shots on goal.
Showing at the Roxy in March of 2010 was “Valentine’s Day.” It starred Taylor Swift, Jennifer Garner, Anne Hathaway, Julia Roberts, Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Taylor Lautner, and Brad Cooper.
The #1 country song in March of 2010 was “That’s How Country Boys Roll” by Dierks Bentley. In pop music, the top song was “Break Your Heart” by Taio Cruz featuring Ludacris.