Jake’s Take on Sports

Summer Baseball comes to an end

Posted 8/1/19

By Jake Kulland

While the summer season continues, summer baseball has come to and end for our area.  The Langdon Red Sox American Legion Baseball team made to the second to the last day of the District 5 Tournament in Hatton, but lost to Park River in a loser out game to end their season and finish third in the tourney.  It was a fun season for the Red Sox though, as they came around from starting the season with a 1-8 record, and ended their year with a mark of 14-12.  That’s right, they went 13-4 after that rough start.  We tip our cap to Hayes Haslekaas, who has seen his fine Legion Baseball career come to an end.  He had an extra year to play this year, and everyone involved in the program is glad he came out to be a team leader.  Outside of Hayes, everyone on the Red Sox is back for next years team, and there are high hopes they will take the next step and advance to a State B Tournament next season.

Meanwhile the Langdon Eagles Babe Ruth Baseball team had an up and down appearance in the State B Tournament in Watford City.  The Eagles had an 8-1 lead in the fifth inning in the opening round versus LaMoure, but a number of errors on a very windy day allowed for a miracle come back with LaMoure winning 9-8 in extra innings.  After that very tough loss the boys did over come a two run deficit to beat Watford City the next day, then lost to Casselton to end their run.  There’s nothing for anyone to hang their heads about though, as any state tournament appearance is special, as was this one.  And like the Post 98 Red Sox, the Eagles Babe Ruth team loses two players to Legion ball, but everyone else is able to return next year.  Lots of folks are excited about the future of Langdon summer baseball and softball, and well they should be.

Borgen String Tourney and Ladies City Tournament coming Aug 10-11

The Langdon Country Club is continuing their big run of tournaments for the weekend ahead.  On Aug. 10 it’s the Borgen String Tournament, which was started many years ago by Dennis Borgen and will continue again with registration at the clubhouse beginning at 10:00 a.m. that day, and tee off at 11.

Also on Aug. 11 it’s the Langdon Women’s City Tournament, which will tee off at 12 p.m.  Jenny Romfo and Lisa Schuler are co-chairs of the event once again this year, which is open to all Langdon Country Club women members.  A small fee gets you 18 holes of golf, and a chance to win many great door prizes, and they are planning a lot of fun contests throughout the golfing day.  The organizers would like to thank the Langdon Eagles Club, Langdon Implement and Cavalier Rural Electric for once again sponsoring this years event.

Football practice begins Aug. 12;  Fall Sports Parents meeting on Aug. 7

A reminder once again that fall sports are getting ready for their first practices.  Class A 11 Man and 9 Man teams in North Dakota will begin on Aug. 12, with the first games in the area coming on Aug. 23.  Also we remind you that a Fall Sports Parent-Athlete Meeting for the Cardinals will be held on Aug. 7 at the Langdon High School gym.  Kids and parents are asked to please be there to find out about a new online registration process for activities this year, and to meet the fall coaches.  Anyone involved in any fall sports for Langdon-Edmore-Munich in grades 4-12 this season is very much encouraged to attend.  The first practice for the Cardinals football team will be Aug. 12 at 7:00 a.m.  The coaching staff is very similar to last season with Josh Krivarchka as head coach, assisted by Tim Polanski, Sam Preble and Marty Tetrault.  Coaching the junior high team again this year are Alex Quintaine and Connor Weber, while Jeff Schneider is heading up the grade school squad.  Any athlete that want to compete in fall sports must have a physical before the first practice.

“See ya!” next week!

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