Jake’s Take on Sports

Cardinals football set for a two game home stand

Posted 9/26/19

By Jake Kulland

The Langdon-Edmore-Munich Cardinals football team is running in high gear as we are now over the halfway point of the season.  The Cards are 5-0 on the year, and have not lost since the 2017 State A Championship Game.  The defending champs played at Westhope on Sept. 27, and now are looking forward to a rare two game home stand, where they will host Bottineau on Oct. 4, and Carrington on Oct. 11.  We encourage everyone to get out and see this team play, because it has been a spectacular season to this point.  Cardinals junior quarterback Simon Romfo is now over 1,000 yards passing and he now thrown 16 touchdown passes.  Junior running back Grant Romfo is the leading rusher with 325 yards and 6 TD’s, and senior wide receivers Jackson Delvo and Sean Gette each have six touchdown receptions.  Perhaps the most exciting thing about this years Cardinals team is that their first team defense has not allowed a point all season.  Oct. 11 will be Homecoming for the Cards, and also Senior Night, which we will talk up more next week.  Don’t miss you chance to see this group play live and loud in these last two home games of the regular season.

Langdon Country Club set to host it’s 2nd Annual Ryder Cup Tourney

Oct. 5 is the day for the final tournament of the season at the Langdon Country Club.  They invite everyone to play in their second annual Ryder Cup Tournament.  It is run just like the Ryder Cup that most golfers know, in that everyone that participates will be split into two teams that will be split evenly depending on handicaps.  It’s then 18 holes of golf to decide who the better team is, and who will win the cup, which an actually trophy.  Registration for this fun event will begin at 10 a.m. on Oct. 5, with the tee off scheduled for 11.  I’m told that everyone who played in this last year had an absolute blast, so hopefully they will get a lot of people to play this time around.  A reminder that the Fall Meeting for the club is Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the clubhouse.

Rachel Hill piling up the stats for Lake Region State College Volleyball 

Last week we updated you on how Sydney Ellingson and Madi Hart were doing in college volleyball, and this time we want to update you on Rachel Hill, a Langdon graduate who is in her sophomore year at Lake Region State College.

The Lady Royals have been hoping for more wins this year as they are 6-15 overall on the season, but Rachel has really been filling out the state sheet for the team.  The LRSC setter leads the team with 587 assists on the year, plus 63 kills, good for fifth on the squad, and second in service aces with 21.  We have had any confirmation if Rachel will move on to continue her career at a four year school, but these stats certainly appear that she can play and excel at the next level.  We wish her the best the rest of the way with the Lady Royals.

Twins win first AL Central title since 2010;  Playoffs this week

We leave you week by offering a huge congratulations to the Minnesota Twins, who have clinched the American Central Title for the first time since 2010.  As we write, the Twins just got their 99th win of the season, and became the first team ever to hit 300 home runs in a year.

The Twins very much look like they will win 100 games in the regular season, which has only happened once in franchise history when Harmon Killebrew led them to 102 wins and a World Series appearance (They lost to the Dodgers in seven games).

Also as of this writing, we now the Twins will play their first postseason game on Oct. 4, and even with nearly 100 wins on the season, it looks like they will be on the road for the first round of the best-of-five Division Series at the New York Yankees in a time to be determined.  The Houston Astros were close to locking up the best record in baseball going into the final regular weekend.

No matter what happens from here on in, it’s just great to talking up the Twins and October baseball, it’s been a great ride so far.  Go Twins Go!  And where are the Homer Hankys??

“See ya!” next week!

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