Jake’s Take on Sports

Lady Cards lose first game at the State B in Grand Forks

Posted 2/28/19

By Jake Kulland

We come to you this week courtside from the 2019 State Class B Girls Basketball Tournament in Grand Forks.  Big shout out to Craig Keating from KMAV Radio in Mayville for allowing to use his laptop to send in the column  We don’t have great news to report, as the Langdon-Edmore-Munich Cardinals girls basketball team has lost for the second straight year in the opening round of the tourney, getting beaten by Kindred 58-43.  The team is obviously very disappointed with the loss, but at the same time the Lady Cards have made it to the State B for the second year in a row, which is something to be proud of.  The Cardinals will stay play at the “Betty” in Grand Forks and get two more games on the big court.  No matter what happens the rest of the way, getting here was the important thing.  We congratulate the Lady Cards on another great season, and we will have a season wrap up with them next week.’

Region Boys Basketball begin March 4

With girls basketball and most of the hockey programs finishng their seasons, the big varsity sport that is left is boys basketball.  The Region 4 Boys Basketball Tournament will happen March 4-7 at the Devils Lake Sports Center, and the Region 2 Boys Tourney will go on in Grand Forks on the same dates.  Langdon-Edmore-Munich is in the Region 4 Tournament again this year, playing the exact same team they did last year in New Rockford-Sheyenne, at 4:30pm on March 4.  The Cardinals were two points away from winning the tournament last year.  Meanwhile in Region 2, North Border and Cavalier are both in that tournament.  North Border plays the first game of the day against Thompson on March 4, while Cavalier plays the last game versus Grafton.  Good luck to all area teams in their region tourneys, as they try and advance to the State B Boys Tournament in Minot at MSU-Dome March 14-16.  You can hear every game from the Region 4 Boys Tourney on 95-7 The Rock Farm and online through

Wishing Greg DeVillers a speedy recovery

Before we leave you this week, I and everyone at the Republican would like to send a get well soon message to Greg DeVillers from the Grand Forks Herald.  Greg suffered a heart attack and had bypass surgery recently, and we are told is on the comeback trail and doing nicely.  He has covered high school sports for the Herald forever (If I had to guess I’d say like 70 years), and has done a fantastic job doing it.  Again get well soon Greg, we all are missing you at the State B!

“See ya!” Next week!