Jake’s Take on Sports

Lady Cards one step away from a State B Tourney appearance

Posted 2/21/19

By Jake Kulland

We come to you this week a little frazzled, but still here as we are right in the middle of the craziness of Tournament Time.  As we write, we are about to head to Devils Lake for Championship Night of the 2019 Region 4 Girls Basketball Tournament.  The Langdon-Edmore-Munich Cardinals girls squad is one win away from advancing to the State B Tournament for the second year in a row.  Should they get that done, they will had to Grand Forks where the State Tourney will be held at the Betty Englestad Sioux Center on Feb. 28-March 2.  No matter what happens, we congratulate the Lady Cards on another stellar season, which has been with no seniors on the team.  We will have full coverage of the tournament in next weeks paper.  Meanwhile, the District 8 Boys Basketball Tournament began right after girls regionals, going Feb. 22-25 in Langdon.  The Langdon gym doesn’t get to hold many tournaments these days, so everyone involved is very thankful to be able to host it, and there should be some very entertaining games.  A reminder that Championship Night of the tournament is Feb. 25, with three games to watch starting at 4:30 p.m.  You can hear all the games with yours truly on 95.7 FM.

State Junior Gold Tournament ready to roll at Dakota Spirit Arena Feb. 28-March 2

For the fifth time in program history, Langdon will host the 2019 State Junior Gold Hockey Tournament Feb. 28-March 2.  There will be seven teams in this years tourney, from Grand Forks, Fargo, Watford City, Northwood, Crosby, Sidney (MT) and of course Langdon.  You have probably already read the story and interview with tournament manager Van Howatt in this weeks paper, but we are told that they could still use a few more volunteers for all sorts of tourney duties.  Sign up sheets are still out at Dakota Spirit Arena.  The Langdon Blades are the fourth seed in the tournament and will play Fargo in the first game of the tourney at 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 28.  You can hear all the Langdon games from the State Tournament plus the championship game on KNDK 1080.  Good luck to all Blades teams playing in their state tourneys including the girls in Bismarck, and the pee wee team, who has been playing so well they have been moved up to the B1 Division, in West Fargo.

Track and Field practice to begin Feb. 25

We will leave this week, that spring hopefully is finally on its way, because believe it or not spring sports are about to begin.  The opening date for track and field in North Dakota is Feb. 25.  That doesn’t mean that anything will going on outside in this frigid weather of course, but indoor activities will begin.  Rich Olson and Jane Hart are once again coaching the boys and girls teams for Langdon-Edmore-Munich, and they are going to start an “Athlete of the Meet” honor when they get going later in the season.  We will have more on that in the weeks ahead.

“See ya!” next week!