Jake’s Take on Sports

Cold weather continues, causing more spring postponments

Posted 4/11/19

By Jake Kulland

While we got a glimpse of spring weather the previous weekend, we are back into fall like weather as we come to you this week.  We don’t have the blizzard conditions that are happening in the southeast corner of North Dakota, but a 20 degree windchill isn’t conducive to doing any spring sporting activities outside.  A track meet scheduled in Langdon on April 18 has been cancelled, barring a miraculous change in the forecast.  High School Baseball is also shaky for the week ahead.  The Langdon-Edmore-Munich Cardinals team was supposed to play at Grafton on April 13 then are to have their home opener versus Park River-Fordville-Lankin on April 15, but both those games are very much in doubt at the time of this writing.  The Cardinals baseball team did get in two games in Bismarck on April 6 and looked good for having minimal practice time outdoors, as they won both games they played.  The first golf meet of the season is for the girls at Larimore but not until April 26, so hopefully the weather will have turned around by then.

Langdon Country Club to hold first stag April 16;  Spring meeting April 30

The Langdon Country Club is ready to roll for the season.  Well, the course itself may not be good to go yet, but the clubhouse will begin their regular activities on April 16 for the first Tuesday Men’s Stag of the season.  The kitchen will be open that night, so come on out enjoy.  Also sign up for Tuesday Men’s League Golf has now opened.  Randy Hill, who is secretary of the league is taking registrations for both the early and late shifts.  Call or text him at 701-370-1118 so sign up your 2-Man team.  League play will not begin until the latter part of May.  The spring meeting for the club has been pushed back until April 30, and we will have more on that in the weeks leading up to it.

Stremick named Army Female Soldier-Athlete of the Year

We will leave you this week with very happy news, as Langdon native Justine Stremick was recently named 2018 Female Soldier-Athlete of the Year.  Justine of course was one of the Twin Towers back in the day for state champion volleyball and basketball teams for the Lady Cards in the early to mid-2000’s.  She is now a captain in the Army and is an emergency medical physician and just came back from a deployment to Afghanistan.  She is also a member of the 2018 All-Women’s Volleyball Team, and was doing great on that squad until she tore her ACL ligament and just had surgery to repair it.  She is hoping to play in the 7th Annual World Military Games in China in October.  We wish her the best of luck in that endeavor.  A big story on this is coming to Republican, but it also very much worthy of begin mentioned here as well. Way to go Justine!

“See ya!” next week!

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