Jake’s Take on Sports

Langdon Red Sox ready to being season

Posted 6/6/19

By Jake Kulland

After a week of rest, American Legion Baseball is set to begin, and the Langdon Red Sox Post 98 team will open their season at home.  The Red Sox will take on Park River at American Legion Field at 5:30 p.m. on June 10.  North Dakota American Legion Baseball has been restructured once again this year, and they are going back to districts as opposed to regions.  There are now seven districts statewide, with Langdon being put in District 5.  The Red Sox will playing in a conference with teams from last year including Thompson, Hatton-Northwood, Midway-Minto and Larimore, plus two teams coming down from Class A in Park River and Grafton.  This will make for an extremely tough league, and this year only one team goes to state, as opposed to two in years past.  Tanner Groth is coaching the team once again this year, and the squad should look very similar to the Langdon-Edmore-Munich Cardinals high school team except the Red Sox will have one big addition in Hayes Haslekaas coming back for an extra year of Legion ball, and also that Simon Romfo has been cleared to play coming off a broken finger and he will be full go for their first game.  It should be a fun year of Red Sox baseball, with many competitive games.  You can find a complete schedule for the Red Sox in this weeks Republican.

Langdon Country Club continuing with tournament season

June is a very busy month at the Langdon Country Club.  The club is hosting the Cavalier County Memorial Hospital Foundation Tourney on June 8, then two more will be on the way later in the month.  The Langdon Area School District Foundation Tournament is coming on June 22.  This is a four person scramble event, open to all ages.  To sign up your team just contact Chalmer Dettler, the tee off time is at 10:30 a.m.  Then on June 27, it’s the Cardinals Sports Boosters Tourney, and for that contact Ethen Askvig.  The tee off time for that is at 1:00 p.m.  I finally got to play in the course for the first time on June 4, and I can tell you from first hand experience what everyone else has been talking about – That the course is in fantastic shape and very much worth your time to get out and get some swings in.  For more information on anything at the LCC, just call the clubhouse at 701-256-5938.

Let’s go camping

Summer time is also the time of year for youth sports camps, and there are so many coming to our area that it’s hard to keep track of them all.  For basketball, we told you about the Warwick Workouts which are coming to Langdon and Walhalla, but another camp is also happening on July 24-25.  It’s called the Future Stars Basketball Camp, and running it will be members of the Lake Region Women’s Basketball team, headed up by former Lady Cardinal Jordyn Worley.  This is for boys and girls in upcoming grades 2-8 and will be held at the Langdon High School.  Get in touch with Jordy for more information.

For volleyball, there have already been several camps in Langdon run by UND and the University of Jamestown, but another big one for girls in upcoming grades 5-12, with three different practice divisions.  This will be run by Adam Longmore, who is the head coach at Valley City State University.  For more information on that camp contact Cardinals Coach Rich Olson.

The nice thing about having such long time coaches running programs like Coach Olson and Coach Rob Scherr, is that they are extremely well connected and both do a great job of bringing camps and opportunities for our athletes.  We hope they are all well attended.

“See ya!” next week!

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