Jake’s Take on Sports

Practice, practice, practice

Let’s begin this week by again reminding everyone that two fall sports begin practices this week, with the other to follow the week after.  High School Football will begin for Class A 11 Man and 9 Man teams on Aug. 12.  The Langdon-Edmore-Munich Cardinals football team will get started that day, at 7:00 a.m.  It’s kind of neat this year that all Class A and 9 Man teams will play a nine game schedule this year.  With that being the case, the Cardinals will have five home games this year, not counting if they make the postseason.  Their first game is Aug. 23 at home versus Northern Cass.  We will talk more about their new Region 2A conference, which has one slight change, next week.  Region 2 9 Man Football also has a new look this year, as North Border, Cavalier, North Prairie (Rolla-Rolette), St. John, North Star, Nelson County, Dunseith and Benson County are all in the same league this year, which should rekindle some old rivalries.

Cross Country will also being practice on Aug. 12.  The Langdon-Edmore-Munich Cardinals team, coached once again this year by Todd Hetler will have their first practice at 8:30am their first day out.

Volleyball isn’t quite ready to go, as practice for that sport will begin on Aug. 19.  Langdon-Edmore-Munich will have their first practice that day, with the varsity going at 8:30 a.m., and the junior high at 1:00 p.m.  In all the years that Cardinals coach Rich Olson has run the program, this is overall the tallest team he has ever had, with five or six girls around the six foot mark.  Fall sports are going to be fantastic all over the area once again this year.

Tournament season and League Golf winds down at the Langdon Country Club

As we roll into harvest season, the Langdon Country Club is getting to the end of their tournament schedule.  As we told you last week, their are two big tourneys with the Dennis Borgen String Tournament on Aug. 10, followed by the Women’s City Tourney on Aug. 11.  The final tournament on the calendar is on Sept. 14, with the Ryder Cup Classic, which we will discuss more when the date get closer.  This week also marks the last league nights of the season for Tuesday Men’s and Wednesday Women’s.  Playoffs will follow that, and we are said to report that me and partner Russ Stremick will not be seeing the postseason this year.  We will talk the league playoffs a bit more next week.

Thompson goes back to back to back for State B Legion titles

We will leave you this week by congratulating Thompson Post 141 for winning their third straight State B American Legion Baseball title, which they did in Hazen at the State B Tournament on Aug. 4.  Cadyn Schwabe, Hayden Overby, Marcus Hughes and Nick Reck, all who have local ties to our area, were part of all three championships.  Hughes was named MVP of the tourney.  The success that all four of these gentlemen have had throughout their high school and legion careers is arguably unmatched, and we tip our cap to all of them.

“See ya!” next week!

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