Jake’s Take on Sports

Gliding into July with beautiful weather

Posted 7/3/19

By Jake Kulland

As we hunt and peck this week, the summer has been going great with beautiful weather riding into July.  We haven’t heard much or any comments like, “It’s soooo dry”, or another favorite, “It’s soooo wet”, and hopefully that will continue.  There are great looking crops across Cavalier County and beyond, and we all pray they stay looking that way.  We have a good amount of information and some nice stories for you this week, so let’s get to it:

Schwabe named High School Athlete of the Year

A huge shout out this week goes to recent Thompson graduate and Langdon native Cadyn Schwabe on winning the High School Athlete of the Year award from the North Dakota Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.  How big is this honor?  Well, this is the top individual award for boys and girls in Class A or B and any high school sport, so let’s just say A LOT.

All Cadyn did to deserve it is help his Thompson teams win state titles in football and boys basketball this past season plus a second place finish in high school baseball.  His stats speak for themselves:  over 1,000 yards passing and rushing in football plus scoring 27 TDs through the air and 25 on the ground; batting .500 in baseball; and averaging 12.5 ppg and 3.7 apg in basketball despite missing half the year with an injury from football.

His coaches spell it out for us, too. Here’s Thompson basketball coach Brandy George:  “You won’t find a harder working and humble individual than Cadyn.  Cadyn’s success is a result of a tremendous work ethic paired with a passion to be successful.  Countless hours have been spent on the field and on the court both during the season and, most importantly, during the off season.  He’s been a great role model in our community and school for people of all ages. Cadyn is a great athlete but an even better person.”

His football and baseball coach Brady Schwab echoes Coach George’s comments:  “Cadyn’s character plus his ability is what I think sets him apart.  He is a class act on and off the field; that’s no surprise to those that know him.  He is the first one off the bench to high five a teammate; he is one of the best at knowing what to do on the field and direct the offense or defense.  He is one of the best I’ve coached in my 23 years of doing this.”

Cadyn will play in the Lions All-Star basketball games this summer then will attend Des Moines Area Community College where he will play college baseball.  We wish Cadyn the best and congratulate him on this great award.

Shrine Bowl coming up July 13;  Cardinals Currey to play, Krivarchka to head coach

The good times keep coming with the North Dakota Shrine Bowl football games coming to Cushman Field in Grand Forks on July 13.  The 11-man game will begin at 4:00 p.m., followed by the 9-man contest at 7:00.  There will be a number of area athletes involved in this year’s event, including Carter Currey of Langdon-Edmore-Munich, who was their leading tackler this past season and had a fantastic senior year that was capped off by a state title.  Cardinals Coach Josh Krivarchka will be the head coach of the 11-man East team, which is also quite honor.  Brady Schwab, who we quoted up above, is also the head coach of the 9-man East team, and he is assisted by Sandy Laxdal of Cavalier.  Jayden Laxdal, Conley Carrier and Jaxson Fleming are also on the 9-man roster from the Tornadoes.

Langdon Country Club adds an event coming up July 11

A new event has been added to the tournament schedule at the Langdon Country Club.  A fundraiser for the club itself will be held on July 11.  It’s an A-B-C-D format tournament (some call it an Eide format) where golfers are split into four categories based on their handicaps then split into four-person teams.  It’s a little different but a very fun way to play, and hopefully everyone will be able to attend.  Again this tourney is for the club itself for course upkeep and improvements to keep looking awesome, which it does now.  More tournaments are on the way in July which I will update you on the next time we visit.

“See ya!” next week!