Jake’s Take on Sports

Cardinals open season to a huge crowd and a heartwarming halftime show

Posted 8/29/19

By Jake Kulland

The Langdon-Edmore-Munich Cardinals football team began defense of their state title on Aug. 23 to a gigantic crowd, who did not leave disappointed as the Cards rolled over Northern Cass to a 39-8 victory.  After playing Hatton-Northwood on the road Aug. 30, the Cardinals will return home to begin their Region 2A schedule hosting Park River on Sept. 6.  The Cards are still ranked number one in the state in the latest Class A 11 Man Poll.  Along with a thrilling Langdon-Edmore-Munich win, fans also witnessed an event at halftime that all will remember.

Tycen Restad, who is an elementary student at the Langdon Elementary School, has a rare form of muscular dystrophy that he has been battling.  Well, he was nominated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, who will make Tycen’s wish come true.  He and his parents, Aaron and Kari, will be traveling to Texas to meet the Dallas Cowboys.  What a treat that will be for a family that has been through some very trying times.  I actually didn’t know there was a Make-A-Wish chapter in our area, but alas there is.  That is such a fantastic organization of volunteers, and made a young man’s dream come true.  It was also fantastic to see all of Tycen’s classmates, teachers and his principal there to be a part of the presentation.  We hope that this trip will at least for a few days take the Restad family’s mind off a very tough situation and we hope Tycen has a blast meeting the team.

High School Volleyball to get serving this week

It’s been a long couple of weeks of practice, but the volleyball season for North Dakota is set to roll out this week.  The Langdon-Edmore-Munich Cardinals will begin their season Sept. 5 at Cavalier.  The Lady Cards are the favorites once again in Region 4, but North Star features one of the most talented players in the state, plus other teams are maybe a bit better than they were last season.

North Border will also begin their season on Sept. 5, as they will host Dakota Prairie in Walhalla.  Volleyball is always the last shoe to drop as far as fall sports getting started, and there are some very good teams in the area once again this year which should make matches a lot of fun to watch.

Grade School Football Jamboree coming to Langdon Sept. 7

Football for grades 4-6 has begun practice, and they will once again be having Saturday jamborees throughout September and part of October.  Langdon-Edmore-Munich will once again be in a league with Cavalier, North Border, Park River and Grafton this year, along with possibly some others.

The Cardinals grade school team with coached this year by Jeff Schneider and Travis Hakaanson.  Langdon will be the site of the first jamboree of the season, which will be held at Cards football field on Sept. 7 beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Everyone is welcome attend.

Vikings to begin their season Sept. 8

Our beloved Minnesota Vikings will begin their season Sept. 8 at home versus the Atlanta Falcons.  Grab next week’s paper, as we will give you our annual Fearless Vikings Forecast.  I’m still getting my thoughts together on the 2019 Vikes, and have them together next time we visit.

“See ya!” next week!

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