By Dennis Throndset
The Langdon-Munich Cardinals put it all together, totaling 501 total yardage, and defeated Midway-Minto, 32-0, in a football game on October 10. Trevor Schill started the scoring with a 2-yard run in the first quarter. His score was followed by four TDs by Dylan Crockett, all on the ground. Crockett ran for rushing touchdowns of 72, 53, 91, and 51 yards. In all, he rushed for 324 yards on 28 carries. Crockett reached the 1,000-yard mark in total rushing this season.
The Langdon volleyball team defeated New Rockford-Sheyenne, 3-0, in an inter-region match in New Rockford. The first two sets were not close, but the Rockets gave the Cards all they could in the final set. Langdon broke away from a 19-19 tie to win the set at 25-19. McKenzie Hart continued her dominance at the net with 21 kills. Merc Stein was steady with 32 assists. Breanna Mack led the team in service aces with four. She also had 14 defensive digs in the match.
The Langdon Cardinals had a very successful tournament at the prestigious Des Lacs-Burlington Laker Invitational tournament. They began with pool play and four victories: Our Redeemer’s of Minot – 25-23, 25-21: Hazen – 26-24, 25-10; Park River/Fordville-Lankin – 25-17, 25-17; and Ray – 25-9, 18-25. This put them in the championship tournament to determine an overall winner. There were four pools with five teams in each pool. The top two teams in each pool made the championship tournament. In the quarterfinals, Langdon defeated Divide County – 25-15, 23-25, and 15-9. The semifinals had Langdon facing their Region IV opponent, Harvey. The Cards really played well and defeated the Hornets – 25-23 and 25-17. The finals saw the Cards face a very tough Wyndmere-Lidgerwood team. The Warbirds downed the Lady Cards, 25-23 and 25-16, and had the title. The Cards left the tourney with a 36-2 overall record.
Going into the last weekend of regular season play, the District 8 standings looked like this – Langdon 5-0 district record, 10 district points, 28-1 overall record; North Star 5-1, 8 points, 15-4; Rolla-Rock Lake 4-2, 6 points, 12-10; St. John 3-4, 4 points, 12-10; Leeds 2-3, 4 points, 11-16; Rolette-Wolford 1-5, 2 points, 8-7; and Adams-Edmore 1-6, 2 points, 6-17.
The Langdon-Munich Cardinals football season ended with a loss to North Prairie, 40-20. The Cards finished 2-5 in Class A Region II and 2-6 overall. The Cougars led at the half, 28-6, with the Cards only score coming on a Dylan Crockett one-yard run in the second quarter. Crockett added an 11-yard run after intermission, and Xenos Lonewolf ran in a TD from 32 yards. The Cards were plagued with 95 yards in penalties. The total yardage was fairly close with the Cougars holding a slight edge at 367 yards to 319 yards.
The Langdon Invitational Volleyball Tournament was held on October 16 at the Langdon High School. In 2008, Thompson won the tourney then Langdon was the champ in 2009, defeating Griggs County Central. Langdon won their pool in the first portion of the tourney with victories over Midkota, Grand Forks Central JV, Mayville-Portland-Clifford-Galesburg, and Cavalier. Thompson won the other pool with wins over Fargo Oak Grove, Grafton, Grand Forks Red River JV, and New Rockford-Sheyenne. In the tournament, Langdon downed Oak Grove – 25-12, 26-24 while Thompson won over Midkota – 25-23, 19-25, and 15-9. Midkota finished in third place. Langdon topped the Tommies in the ‘ship – 25-9, 25-20.
On October 19, Langdon played its last match of the District 8 season when they defeated Rolette-Wolford, 3-0. McKenzie Hart led the team in kills with 10, Merc Stein led in assist with 23, and Breanna Mack and Shannon Overby were the service ace leaders with 8 each. This was the final night for the Kill-O-Meter scoring. The team had dedicated their kills to Morgan Hayes, a Langdon High student who was battling cancer at the time. In all, the team’s kills each match and community donations totaled $8,000 for the cause. The check was presented at the match, and the team, coaches, and the Hayes family were all pictured in the Cavalier County Republican.
The District 8 pairings had been set for the upcoming tournament. The opening round was on October 29. Langdon had a bye. Leeds would play St. John, North Star would face Rolette-Wolford, and Rolla-Rock Lake faced Adams-Edmore.
The Langdon Cross Country team participated in the East Region Meet in Cooperstown. In the girls division there were 23 teams and 99 runners. The team finished 7th. Kennedy Rude finished 9th. Hope Bodnar ended in 13th. Renae McGauvran was in 53rd, Jenny Schrader was 85th, and Ali Gellner was 90th. Rude and Bodnar, based on their regional finishes, were named All-Region. In the boys division, the Langdon team was had four runners: Matt Gapp finished 15th, Ryan Gapp was in 27th, Aaron Amble finished 96th, and Cory Schrader ended in 112th. There were 112 runners in the boys division.
The Lady Card volleyball team ended their regular season with a 3-1 victory over Bottineau. McKenzie Hart paced the team with 29 kills while Merc Stein had 36 assists.
The District 8 volleyball tournament began on October 29 with the opening round. The Cards had a first-round bye. Leeds defeated St. John in five sets. Jeni Swanson and Meghan Jorgenson paced the Lions. Rolla-Rock Lake took four sets to defeat Adams-Edmore. Jordan Robert led the Bulldogs, and Fallon Freije had a great match for the Prowlers. In the nightcap, North Star defeated Rolette-Wolford, 3-0. Kelsey Teubner, Michelle Holien, and Caitlin Holien were the forces for the Bearcats. Kaylee Scott powered the Comets.
In the loser-out bracket, Rolette-Wolford downed Adams-Edmore, 3-1. Callie Brorby was the leading hitter for R-W. Ashtin Freije led the Prowlers. In the championship bracket, Langdon beat Leeds, 3-0, with McKenzie Hart and Meghan Jorgenson leading their respective teams. North Star defeated Rolla-Rock Lake in the other semifinal match. Kelsey Teubner and Britta Boe were the offensive leaders. In the title match, Langdon defeated North Star – 25-15, 25-16, and 25-6. McKenzie Hart had 25 kills in the three-set match. Julie Dinius had nine service aces. Moving on to the Region IV tourney in Devils Lake would be Langdon, North Star, Rolla-Rock Lake, and Rolette-Wolford.
Named to the All-District team were: From Langdon – McKenzie Hart, Breanna Mack, Shannon Overby, Mercedes Stein, and Julie Dinius; from North Star – Brittney Held, Kelsey Teubner, and Caitlin Holien; from Rolla-Rock Lake – Shelby Halone; from Leeds – Andrea Jorgenson and Callie Sivertson; from St. John – Savannah Bruce; from Adams-Edmore – Raevyn Pesek; and from Rolette-Wolford – Kaylee Scott.
Brittney Held from North Star was named the Senior Athlete of the Year. Ashleigh Blikre, the coach from Rolla-Rock Lake and former Langdon athlete, was tabbed as the District 8 Coach of the Year.
The pairings for the Region IV tournament in Devils Lake on November 8-11 were announced: Langdon vs. Wells County, Midkota vs. Rolla-Rock Lake, Harvey Hornets vs. Rolette-Wolford, and North Star vs. Carrington.
“Legend of the Guardians” was playing at the Roxy Theatre in Langdon. It starred Jim Burgess, Helen Mirren, Ryan Kwarten, and Abbie Cornish.
The leading pop song in the fall of 2010 was “We R Who We R” by Kesha. #1 in country music was “Come Back Song” by Darius Rucker.