By Dennis Throndset
The Langdon Blades Junior Gold hockey team opened its 2010-2011 season with a non-conference loss to Holland, MB, on November 14 by a score of 5-3 at Dakota Spirit Arena. They got into their conference play on November 27 in Grand Forks, taking on the Stallions. The Blades dropped that game, 8-3. They fell behind 5-0 before getting on the scoreboard midway through the second period on a goal by Grant Ellingson (Collin Olson). Olson (Ellingson and Jace Roy) and Garth Fetsch (Nic Roy) scored in period 3. Brady Crockett stopped 42 shots in goal.
The Langdon Blades Babes faced the Fargo Lightning in Langdon. Langdon went ahead 2-0 after one period on goals by Lyndee Johnson (Ally Schwartz) and Kristi Hennager (Unassisted). The score moved to 4-2 after two periods. Kristi H. (Brynn Fischer) scored early in the final period to make the score 4-3, but Fargo put in two more goals for a 6-3 win. The team was coached by Dan Fischer, Mark Schneider, and Randell Ullyott. Seniors of the team were Captain Kristi Hennager, Alison DuBois, McKenzie Darling, and Shanna Hooge; juniors Morgan Kramer and Emily Fetsch; sophomores Kelly Hennager, Lyndee Johnson, and Brooke Darling; freshmen Brynn Fischer and Ally Schwartz; eighth graders Jordan Ullyott and Renae McGauvran; and seventh grader Kami Kay Christianson.
The Munich-Starkweather Magic Storm opened their basketball season with a win over Sawyer minus Trevor Darling who missed the game because of illness. The final was 71-47. Senior guard Lance Logie hit for seven three-pointers and 27 points- all in the first half. Ryan Hoffman had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Mitchell Wirth added 10 points.
The Cardinals boys team dropped their opener to Rugby, 63-32. The Cards were down 39-10 at the half and couldn’t recover. Keaton Mikkelsen led the team with 11 points, but 27 turnovers and 26% shooting prevented them from making any strong push.
The Blades topped the MayPort Ice Dawgs, 6-4, in Langdon. Garth Fetsch (Grant Ellingson) and Collin Olson (Grant and Jace Roy) opened the scoring in the first period for Langdon then MayPort scored twice for a 2-2 tie after two periods. Ellingson (Olson) and Olson (Jace Roy) pushed the score to 4-3 early in the final period before MayPort scored to make the score 4-3. Olson (Nathan Howatt) then got the hat trick and Ellingson (unassisted) put the final touches on the win.
The Blades Babes edged the MayPort girls, 6-5, after MayPort rushed to a 3-0 lead midway through the first period. Kristi Hennager (Kelly Hennager and Shanna Hooge) scored a goal to make it 3-1 after one period. Early in the second period, Kelly Hennager (Kristi and Brynn Fischer) scored then Kami Kay Christianson (U/A) tied it up at 3-3 after two periods. Early in the final period, May Port went up by a goal, 4-3. Kelly Hennager (Hooge) then tied it. With less than five minutes remaining, Kelly Hennager got her hat trick (Kristi H. and Shanna H.). To put the icing on the cake, Lyndee Johnson (U/A) scored to make it 6-4. May Port scored in the final minute for the final score of 6-5. Morgan Kramer had 51 saves in the game. On December 5, the Babes were shut out by West Fargo, 5-0, with Morgan Kramer again going over 50 saves.
The Langdon 5th and 6th grade basketball team finished their season with a tournament. Team members were Hayes Haslekaas, Jake Muhs, Jacob Iverson, Clayton Kartes, Dalton Olson, Zach Hoyt, Jacob Delvo, Dawson Schefter, Javan Krahn, Anfernee LeNoir, and Conner Tetrault. The coach was Brittany Bowles.
On December 3, the Cardinals traveled to Cavalier to play the Tornadoes. Cavalier won the game, 83-43. The Tornadoes jumped out to a 49-14 halftime lead. Keaton Mikkelsen had 15, and Trevor Schill added 10. For Cavalier, Brandon Chrest had 22, and Brady Robbins and Brennen Thorlakson had 14 each.
On December 7, the Langdon Area Cardinals picked up their first win of the season at North Border, 70-65. Four players scored in double figures: Keaton Mikkelsen – 25 points, Dylan Crockett – 17, Charlie McGauvran – 15, and Trevor Schill – 10. Brett Dalzell was the game’s high scorer with 29. Landon Rude had 15, and Connor Brown scored 10.
The Magic Storm played in the Ramsey County Tournament in Devils Lake on December 2-4. In their first contest, they dropped a game to Four Winds-Minnewaukan, 87-59. Ryan Hoffman scored 12 and Lance Logie 11. In consolation play, they defeated Lakota-Adams-Edmore, 56-32. In that game, Lance Logie led with 15, and Mitchell Wirth tossed in 10. In the consolation final for fifth place, the Magic Storm lost to Warwick, 61-54. After being behind throughout the game, they rallied big time in the closing minutes only to fall short. Logie had 24, Wirth scored 17, and Hoffman grabbed 16 rebounds. This year the tourney had only six teams with North Star defeating Four Winds-Minnewaukan for the title.
On December 7, the Magic Storm faced Warwick again! This time the game was in Munich, and the Storm rallied again from a 34-23 halftime deficit; this time to win the game, 71-56. Kyle McConnell had 14 points and Mitchell Wirth added 10. The Storm forced the Warriors into 21 turnovers.
The Magic Storm girls traveled to Warwick to play the newly-former co-op of Four Winds-Minnewaukan-Warwick team; they didn’t fare too well. The Storm lost 67-25. The home team built up a 38-8 halftime lead. Krystle Hall led the Storm with 13 points.
In another game which the Magic Storm dropped to a very good team, Harvey-Wells County defeated the girls, 65-29. In this game, reserve Bobbie Bertsch led the team with six points.
In a look of the winter sports in Cavalier County, the Cavalier County Republican printed a Winter Sports Preview. In it the paper listed all of the team players and schedules for the county teams.
The Munich-Starkweather Magic Storm was coached by Derek Gathman assisted by Jordan Mertens. The players were Lowell Dick, Lance Logie, Ethan Sager, Kyle McConnell, Benjamin Tabert, Lucas Dick, Ryan Hoffman, Mitchell Wirth, Matthew Plemel, Woodrow Malaterre, Garret Hoffman, Tyler Goeser, Trevor Darling, Trevor Roppel, Luke Weston, Mitchell Kreklau, Tucker Zimmer, and Dilan Peebles.
The Langdon Area Cardinals were coached by Harley Brown assisted by Wiley Wisnewski. Players were Michael Geisen, Austin Winnegge, Coy Bata, Charlie McGauvran, Keaton Mikkelsen, Josh Gratton, Trevor Schill, James Weekes, Kalton Agnes, Mason Brouwer, Dylan Crockett, Michael Hanson, and Justin Hanson. The cheer coach was Susan Fay Crockett. The cheerleaders were Kelly Hennager, Bryn Halley, Alexis DuBois, Kristi Hennager, Kayla Brown, and Rachelle Schneider.
The Starkweather-Munich Magic Storm girls team was coached by Kevin Heppner. The players were Krystle Hall, Caitlyn McArthur, Kayla Dease, Kaisa Morstad, Katrina Hall, Brenna Heppner, Miranda Darling, Kari Loehr, Jocelyn Klein, Casey Harder, Cassis Logie, Tessy Kacerovsky, Bobbie Bertsch, Silvia Miglionico, Carly Werner, Erica Kitsch, Marta Berg, Kendall Myers, Marie Lamy, Corrina Koehn, and Katie Kitsch.
The Langdon Junior Gold Blades were coached by Ryan Howatt and Craig Veer. The players were Wayne Borgen, Yosemite Miller, Jace Roy, Nic Roy, Brady Crockett, Devin Agnes, Nathan Howatt, Grant Elllingson, Brennen Rueger, Nick Koller, Max Johnson, Connor Braaten, Warren Mack, Collin Olson, Garth Fetsch, and Caleb Veer.
The Langdon Cardinal girls team was coached by Andy DelaBarre. The players were Ashley Fetsch, Jennifer Weekes, Abbey Braaten, Julie Dinius, McKenzie Hart, Shannon Overby, Breanna Mack, Brittany Fetsch, Brenna Downs, Hope Bodnar, Summer Koropatnicki, and Madison Hetletved.
“The Little Fockers” was playing at the Roxy Theatre in Langdon. It starred Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Blythe Danner, and a host of notables.
The top pop song in the land in December of 2010 was “The Time (Dirty Bit)” by the Black Eyed Peas. The country song that hit #1 was “If I Die Young” by The Band Perry.