Jake’s Take on Sports

Is this really spring… Or fall 

Posted 4/4/19

By Jake Kulland

Early April is the time of year when everyone is looking to finally get outside, begin some outdoor activities, get high school spring going, maybe swing the golf club, and or course get springs work going in the field.  As we come to you this week on April 4, those times might be awhile to happen.  On the day we write, it’s just 36 degrees with a wind chill of 23.  There is still a good amount of snow at American Legion Field, the Langdon track and the Langdon Country Club.  The Langdon-Edmore-Munich high school baseball team was supposed to begin their season at home versus Grafton on April 8, but that is not going to happen, and it doesn’t look to play it Grafton either.  So I guess we all just need to be patient, as hard as that is to do, and hopefully the warmer weather they have been promising us will be here  in the week ahead.  Anyway, we have quite a bit to tell you this week, so let’s get at it.

Summer Baseball/Softball Sign-Up Night coming April 10

Let’s begin by telling parent and players that the annual Summer Baseball and Softball Sign-Up Night will happen this Wednesday, April 10 at the Langdon American Legion Hall.  This is for summer T-Ball, Pee Wee, Little League, Babe Ruth and American Legion baseball plus girls softball.  It may seem early for this to happen, but the reason is to be able to find out how many teams will we have for each division to be able to find coaches and order any necessary equipment.  It will run April 10 from 5-7 p.m., so please stop by and get your children signed up, and insure they will have everything they need to participate.

Langdon County Club ready to crank up for the season

Even though the course may not be quite ready, the Langdon Country Club has planned some events for early in the season.  They will hold their annual fundraising Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament on April 13, which is open to anyone 21 and over.  Registration will begin at 12 noon, with the dealing to start at 1pm.  Also the first Tuesday Men’s Stag will be held at the course on April 16, and the kitchen will be open with Sabrina Marcelin once again running the show there.  Ethen Askvig is the clubhouse manger as well for the upcoming season.  The Spring Meeting for the club has been pushed back a bit to April 30 at 6:00pm.  And we have good news from head groundskeeper Kevin “Cocoa” Beauchamp, as he tells us the greens have been cleared off and they have NO winter kill on them.

Twins off to a great start for a change

We are also happy to report this week that Major League Baseball has gotten its season underway, and the Minnesota Twins are off to a division leading 4-1 record.  This is different from the horrible starts the Twins have had in years past, starting deep in the hole with a double digit losing streak, among other issues.  But this years team may have finally solved some of their pitching problems of years past and ready to take a step forward.  It actually was only a couple of years ago when they made the postseason, but their division is weaker than it has been, with Cleveland maybe falling back to the pack a bit.  So their first Central Division title since 2010 may be there for the taking.

Spring Sports Profile in this issue

We will leave you this week by reminding you to check out our annual Spring Sports Profile in this weeks paper.  It will give you a nice preview of every spring sports high school team for Cavalier County, plus schedules for all the squads.  We thank our many sponsors for making this possible, and the coaches for providing the information to help put it together.

“See ya!” next week!

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