By Dennis Throndset
Two Julie Dinius free throws with eight seconds remaining enabled the Lady Cards to defeat the Cavalier Tornadoes, 50-47. The Tornado five took the lead after one quarter, 13-12. The teams battled pretty closely for another quarter, and the Cards led at the half, 24-21. It didn’t take the Tornadoes long to tie the game as Summer Schlucter hit an early three in the third period. In a true pattern in a close game, Cavalier rallied to take the lead after three, 36-33. The Dinius free throws and a Hart steal in the waning seconds sealed the win for the Cards. McKenzie Hart led her team in scoring with 15. Brenna Downs had 12 and Breanna Mack 10. Katelyn Mack had 12 for Cavalier.
The North Star Bearcats girls team pulled away from Starkweather-Munich to pick up a big District 8 win, 72-52. Both teams had entered the game undefeated in district play. Krystle Hall led the Magic Storm with a double-double, 20 points and 13 rebounds. The Bearcats had three in double figures with Kelsey Teubner leading with a game-high 26 tallies. She was supported by Megan Gowan with 20 and Allie Heisler with 14.
The Magic Storm had a game scheduled for Midkota postponed due to the weather but met the new coop of Leeds and Maddock, Benson County, the next Tuesday. The game was played at Leeds, and the home team had a big first quarter lead, 16-9. The Wildcats maintained the lead in the second quarter and led by eight at halftime. Even though the Storm outscored Benson County in the third and fourth quarters, the Wildcats won the game, 61-55. Krystle Hall was again the scoring leader with 18 while Cassie Logie added 11. Sara Schwanke was the game’s leading scorer with 21.
In a District 8 game played in Rolette, the Lady Cards defeated the Comets, 61-31. The Cardinal pressure defense took its toll on the R-W girls as Langdon built up a 20-2 lead after one. The three Langdon guards totaled 11 steals. McKenzie Hart was the game’s leading scorer with 20. Breanna Mack had 12, and Shannon Overby had 10. For the Comets, Macy Martinson hit for 13.
In what was left for a Cavalier County battle, Munich-Starkweather defeated the Langdon Cards, 71-31, in Langdon. A 44-18 halftime lead all the Storm needed to put the game away early. With Dylan Crockett leaving the game with an ankle injury in the second quarter, the Cards had little left to battle the talented Magic Storm. Keaton Mikkelsen led the team with 12 points and eight rebounds. Mitchell Wirth with 14 points and Lance Logie with 12 led nine players who scored for S-M. Munich evened their record at 8-8 while Langdon fell to 5-12.
On an icy evening, the S-M Magic Storm dropped an important district game to the Rolla-Rock Lake Bulldogs, 61-50. The game was knotted at 28 at the half, but the Bulldogs outscored the Storm 20-6 in the third quarter. Cole Mitchell and Nathan Joraanstad both had double-doubles. Mitchell had 26 points and 12 rebounds while Joraanstad dropped 17 points and grabbed 11 boards. For the Storm, Trevor Darling had 21 points, and Mitchell Wirth had a double-double himself with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
The District 8 boys tournament began on February 11 and continues through the 14th in Langdon. The #1 team in the state drew the top seed, the North Star Bearcats. They drew a first-round bye. #4 St. John played #5 Langdon on Friday; Munich-Starkweather, the #3 seed, played the #6 Benson County; and #2 Rolla-Rock Lake will end the first-round playing against #7 Rolette-Wolford.
The Langdon Blades Babes hosted a hockey jamboree on the weekend of January 29-30. In their first game, Bottineau got on the scoreboard in a hurry with three first period goals. Langdon scored two in the second period- one by Alison DuBois (Lyndee Johnson) and another by Kelly Hennager (U/A). The final was 10-2, and Morgan Kramer had 43 stops. Bottineau downed May-Port, 13-9. The final game had May-Port besting the Babes, 9-3, with Langdon getting goals by Brynn Fischer (U/A), Brooke Darling (Fischer), and Darling again (Kelly Hennager). Kramer had 36 saves in the nets.
The Langdon Blades Pee Wee team took third place in a Pee Wee tournament held in Devils Lake. Team members were Brady Otto, Sam Field, Logan Waslaski, Dalton Fetsch, Jace Ramberg, Danny Kartes, Joey McGauvran, Hunter Kartes, Cole Darling, Dylan Agnes, and Stephen Tollefson. Coaches were Kevin Waslaski and Carl Tollefson.
The girls hockey program marked their 10th anniversary with a game with the graduates of the program against the present team. All interested people were invited to the afternoon of fun at the Arena.
The Magic Storm girls hosted Rolla-Rock Lake in Starkweather in early February. The Storm started strong and ended the first period with a seven point lead. They continued to lead at the half, 21-18, but the Bulldogs took the lead in the third quarter and won the game, 43-40. Three Storm players were in double figures; Katrina Hall, Krystle Hall, and Carly Werner each had 10 points. Playing without three starters, Coach Heppner was next playing the Langdon Cardinals. The team handled the Langdon pressure alright in the first two quarters with the Cards leading only 33-23 at the half. Langdon’s pressure got to the Munich players in the third period, and the game ended 69-48. Krystle Hall had a double-double, scoring 24 points and hauling in 10 rebounds. For the Cards, McKenzie Hart had 29 points and 13 rebounds and Brenna Downs 21 tallies.
The game was over early against St. John as the Lady Cards put on a swarming defense and built a 25-4 lead by the end of the first quarter. The lead was built to 39-13 at the half. The game ended with a 76-46 score in favor of the Cards. Brenna Downs led the team with 21 points. McKenzie Hart had another double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds, Julie Dinius had 19, and Breanna Mack tossed in 13. For St. John, Savannah Bruce was the game’s leading scorer with 23.
The Langdon Cards girls team, again, had a huge first quarter against the New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets in their 61-47 victory. The Rockets were just over a close game with Dakota Prairie, a #9 ranked team, the night before. Pacing the Cards were Julie Dinius with 14, Brenna Downs with 12, and McKenzie Hart and Breanna Mack with 10 each. Katie Demester had 18 for the Region VII Rockets.
The regular season was over for the Magic Storm as they played their last game against Lakota-Adams-Edmore at Edmore. The 53-38 victory put the Storm’s season record at 10-9. In the game, Lance Logie had 19 points and Mitchell Wirth had 11. Eric Haugland had 13 for the Raiders.
The Cardinals got down 37-19 at the half, but they put on a huge rally to put a scare into the NR-Sheyenne Rockets on Senior Day at Langdon. The Cards got within four points in the final quarter after they hit a bevy of three-pointers. The final score favored the Rockets, 66-59. Keaton Mikkelsen had 30 points and 11 rebounds. Dylan Crockett had 11 and Justin Hanson 10. For the Rockets, Mason Haley had 20. The Cards had lost to L-A-E earlier in the week. Their record will be 5-14 going into the district tournament.
The Langdon Blades picked up two league wins this past week. They played the Richland Rangers in Langdon with a 5-2 win. Then they played the May-Port Ice Dawgs and won, 5-4. These two wins put their record at 7-4 and solidly in second place. Versus Richland, the goals were scored by Jace Roy (Olson and Ellingson), Collin Olson (Ellingson and Howatt), Olson (Ellingson and Roy), Roy (Ellingson), and Olson (Hat Trick- Ellingson and Roy). Brady Crockett had 30 saves. Against May-Port, they had to rally to pick up the win. Goals were scored by Olson (Roy), Ellingson (U/A), Caleb Veer (Wayne Borgen and Max Johnson), Olson (Roy), and Yose Miller in OT for the win (U/A).
“The Green Hornet” was playing at the Roxy in mid-February of 2011. It starred Seth Roger, Jay Chou, and Cameron Diaz.
The #1 pop song in late February of 2011 was “Black and Yellow” by Wiz Khalifa. In country music, the blockbuster was “Voices” by Chris Young.