Jake’s Take on Sports

Making the Tundra cold again

Posted 1/24/19

By Jake Kulland

As we go this time around, we are making the run to the end of January an extremely cold one.  Low temperatures are like 31 below for this Wednesday (With balmy high of -21), although things should rebound after that.  One thing about that cold is that we are thankful it’s on Wednesday when activities are at a minimum, and that it seems like better times are on the horizon when we reach February.  That is a good things as Tournament Time is just around the corner, with the wrestling postseason starting it all on Feb. 2, then the District 8 Girls Basketball Tournament starting in Cando on Feb. 8.  Congratulations to the Langdon-Edmore-Munich Cardinals girls basketball team, as they won the District 8 regular season title with a tough win at Dunseith on Jan. 22, and will be the top seed in the tourney.  Well, let’s hope it doesn’t get quite as cold as what is forecast, and stay warm everyone!

Lady Cards playing a makeup game with Cavalier on Jan. 29;  Boys play in Munich Jan. 31;  Royal Treatment Night in Langdon Feb. 2

Their are a couple of fun games coming up for both the Cardinals girls and boys basketball teams, and an addition to the schedule. The Lady Cards first off will play in Edmore on Jan. 28 against arguably their biggest competition in Region 4 in Four Winds-Minnewaukan.  That will be followed by a makeup game for the girls team, playing in Langdon against Cavalier on Jan. 29, with an early varsity start time of 5:00pm.  The time has been moved up so the Tornadoes girls team and coaches can get back to watch a Cavalier boys game against Grafton that evening.  Also the Cardinals boys team will play a home contest in Munich versus Benson County. The girls and boys teams will then host Grafton on Feb. 2 in the late afternoon on what is a rescheduled “Royal Treatment Night” sponsored by Lake Region State College.  They will be there offering giveaways throughout the evening, then will give a boy or girl a $250 scholarship, with a chance to win a bigger later in the winter.  Yes, it will be cold for most of these events, but hopefully you can venture out and take in all or most of them.

Junior Gold hockey team continues home stand

After playing three home games at Dakota Spirit Arena Jan. 25-27, the Langdon Blades junior gold hockey team has more home games planned the weekend of Feb. 1-3.  The Blades will host Crosby at 7:00 p.m. on Feb. 1, and Richland at 5:00 p.m. on Feb. 2.  Both are very important North Dakota league games, and the RIchland game will feature the top scorer in the league in Kyler Garsjo, who is fun to watch on the ice.  Should be another fun weekend at the arena.

State Snowmobile Ride coming to Langdon Feb. 2;  Hard Times ready to jam

We will leave you by saying Langdon has the honor of hosting the 2019 State Snowmobile Ride this year.  They are combing this with the Snowfest run, and for the first time in several years we are happy to say that they should have good powder for this years ride, the best we’ve had in a long time.  Most years the run has been done in pickups, so this should be a treat.  At The Hop Bar & Grill is again the hub for this years event, and stop by The Hop anytime from 10-5 for your chance to win two $1,000 cash prizes along with many other door prizes.  All proceeds from the event will go to keeping area trails groomed.  This is all put on by the Moonlighters Snowmobile Club.  Our band Hard Times is ready to play that night, so bring your dancing shoes.  It should be a great night, and make for a fun Super Bowl Weekend.

“See ya!” next week!