Jake’s Take on Sports

And so the trail ends… For now

Posted 3/7/19

By Jake Kulland

As we come to you this week, we are about ready to embark on a drive to Devils Lake for Championship Night of the Region 4 Boys Basketball Tournament.  Unfortunately the game does not include the Langdon-Edmore-Munich Cardinals, who lost in the first round to New Rockford-Sheyenne.  The Rockets have made the finals and are playing Four Winds-Minnewaukan, which should make for a very loud experience at the Devils Lake Sports Center.  Our local sports coverage for the season will end here, but the State Class B Boys Basketball Tournament is still coming up in Minot March 14-16.  Included in that is the Parade of Champions, which recognizes State Champs throughout the school year.  On team that will be so honored are the Langdon-Edmore-Munich Cardinals Class 11 Man Football team.  Look for them when the parade happens between the third and fourth place and championship games on March 16.  Following that will be the extreme withdrawl symptoms for yours truly, which should last about a week, hopefully.

Lady Cards have tough first game, play well from there at the State B

As you can find out in this weeks paper, it was like deja vu all over again for the Lady Cards girls basketball team, as they lost in the first round of the State Class B Tournament for the second straight year, then won two games to be crowned consolation champions.  Langdon-Edmore-Munich was seeded second in the tournament but had a very tough draw in the first round in Kindred, who ended up winning the tourney for the second time in three years.  Tough luck for the Cardinals, but again it was great to see the team rally back to win their final two games of the season.  Congratulations to Callie Ronningen of the Lady Cards, who had two double-doubles in three games and was named to the All-Tournament team.  The chance at a third straight trip to state is very possible next year, as the Cardinals did not have one senior on the roster this season.  Congrats on another great season ladies!

Blades hockey gets two Coach of the Year awards and six All-Staters

The Langdon Blades junior gold and girls hockey teams had their seasons wrap up the first weekend of March.  Although their were no state titles this year for either team, both got lots of postseason accolades.  On the girls side Savannah Ullyott and Emma Field were named to the All-State team, while Alex Gronhovd, Sid Ullyott, Peyton Ullyott and Danny Muhs were honored on the junior side.  Also both coaches, Nic Roy and Jeff Schneider were named as Coach of the Year for their respective teams.  All of the players and coaches will now get to participate in a boys and girls hockey showcase in St. Louis April 10-15.  It’s great to see so many get the chance to do this and we will have more about it when the dates get closer.

Track and Field in full practice mode

We will leave you by saying that track and field season is getting into full swing.  The Langdon-Edmore-Munich Cardinals have begun indoor practices, getting ready for an indoor meet in Grand Forks on March 23.  The boys were waiting on final numbers after the basketball season, but the girls numbers are booming, with 23 out in grades 9-12 and 19 in junior high for a total of 42.  That should translate into a big season for Cardinals track, and will of course will talk this up more as the meets get closer.

“See ya!” next week!