Jake’s Take on Sports

Kynlee’s Fight fundraiser coming to Lady Cards volleyball match on Nov. 1

Posted 10/24/19

By Jake Kulland

We have plenty to get to this week, but nothing is bigger than an event at the Langdon High School gym on Nov. 1. Seven year old Kynlee Pengilly of Langdon was recently diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, and form of cancer that her doctors say is treatable, and we all pray that it is.  A fundraiser for Kynlee and her family will be held on Nov. 1 during the Grafton at Langdon-Edmore-Munich volleyball matches.  Everyone is asked to wear their “Kynlee’s Fight” shirts to the match, and the volleyball team will hold a 50/50 drawing and a cake walk for her during and the varsity match.  It will also be Kynlee’s eighth birthday, so the night could not be more special.  If you can not make the match but like to donate, an account has been set up in Kynlee’s name at Choice Bank in Langdon.  Kynlee’s parents are Cody and Jessica Pengilly of Langdon, and her grandparents are Marty and Sherry Pengilly of Langdon, and Jeff and Tami Flink of Osnabrock, and of course Tami is also the Lady Cards assistant volleyball coach.  Hopefully everyone can get out and support this event, and we hope that Kynlee keeps fighting and gets back to full good health soon.  Our prayers go out to the whole family from everyone here at the Republican.

Cardinals football team flies into the postseason playing well

It postseason playoff time for the Langdon-Edmore-Munich Cardinals football team.  The Cards are flying high as they are on a 21 game winning going back to 2017, and they won the Region 2A title outright for the third straight season.  The Cardinals are hoping for their third straight trip to the Dakota Bowl in Fargo and their second straight state title.  That quest begins with an opening round game versus Northern Cass on Oct. 26.  The Cardinals Sports Boosters will hold a tailgate party from 10:00 a.m. to 12 Noon, with the game beginning at 1:00 p.m.  With the blizzard that came down to the area on Oct. 10-12, it did not look like the Cardinals field would be ready in Langdon in time for the postseason.  But the best thing they did was not touch the snow or the field, they just let Mother Nature do the job, which she did, melting all of the snow and making the field very playable for what good be three home playoff games if the Cards keep racking up the wins.  We can tell you from past experience that the postseason for high school should be celebrated, as it’s not an easy thing to do, and to win three straight Region 2A titles is almost unprecedented, and quite a feat.  Enjoy the playoffs, and get out and show your support for all of area teams in the Big Dance.

Ramberg wins Region title;  State Cross County Meet in Minot Oct. 26

We will leave you this week by congratulating Langdon senior Elise Ramberg on winning the East Region Cross Country meet crown in Cooperstown on Oct. 19.  She along with the Cardinals girls and boys cross country teams will now run in the State A & B Meet, to be held at Souris River Golf Course on Oct. 26.  We hope for the best for Elise and all of the Cards runners, as both finished at the regional in their best positions in years.  We will report on how things go the next time we visit.

“See ya!” next week!

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