Jake’s Take on Sports

A tough loss for the Langdon junior gold hockey team and Cavalier County

Posted 1/31/19

By Jake Kulland

We begin this week by offering condolences to the family of Mike Muhs.  Mike passed away recently at the way too early age of 44 due to cancer.  A life long resident of Cavalier County, Mike was an assistant coach of the Langdon Blades junior gold hockey team and was involved in several activities whether it be sports, agriculture and many others.  The team is going to push on without him, and that won’t be easy, but they will have plenty of support.  It has been a shock to everyone losing Mike, and we will remember him as the funny, thoughful and caring individual that he was.  God speed my friend!

It’s Tournament Time

We press on this week through tragedy to say that it’s time to get going for the winter sports postseason.  “Tournament Time” is here, and the organized chaos will already be starting the weekend of Feb. 2 with Region Dual Wrestling Meets across the State.  The District 8 Girls Basketball Tournament will roll on Feb. 8 at the North Star School in Cando.  Langdon-Edmore-Munich has the top seed in the tourney, and they will not play until Feb. 9 at 5:00 p.m.  You can hear every game for the girls tourney on 95-7, The Rock Farm and online through  We of course will also recap everything here in the Republican.  Best of luck to all teams as the postseason gets going.

Severe cold cancels some events

Jan. 29-30 saw temperatures go to the depths of 30 and in some places 40 degrees below zero.  Yes, that is not unprecedented, but after going a couple of years without feeling that, it is more than stunning to go through it.  It was so cold that school was cancelled for both days in many parts of the State, including Langdon and Munich in Cavalier County.  A girls basketball game with Cavalier at Langdon-Edmore-Munich on Jan. 29 was postponed for the second time, as it was originally scheduled for before Christmas.  being the Lady Cards are so close to playing in the District 8 Tourney, it does not appear that this game will be made up, which means the Cardinals will only play 18 regular season games this year, as opposed the normal 19.  It’s too bad this game probably won’t happen but there’s not much anyone can do about the weather.

Worley named Mon-Dak Player of the Week

We started this column with some very sad news, and we will end it with a little good news.  Munich graduate and Lake Region State College freshman Jordyn Worley has been named Mon-Dak Conference Player of the Week.  She is the leading scorer for the Royals women’s basketball team, as she has been all year, and has helped her team to a 15-8 record at press time.  She has been just doing fantastic at the college level and we couldn’t be happier for her.  The Royals will be having a number of home dates in February if you want to see here play live. Way to go Jordyn!

“See ya!” next week!