Jake’s Take on Sports

Cardinals football team one step away from third straight Dakota Bowl

Posted 11/8/19

by Jake Kulland

Let’s being this week by bringing you the extremely good news that the Langdon-Edmore-Munich Cardinals football team is one win away from advancing to their third Dakota Bowl and their third straight Class A Championship Game.  The run has been incredible for Cards football, everyone is very excited about the chance to add another title banner to the high school gym.  If the Cardinals get things done in a semifinal game at home versus Lisbon on Nov. 9, they will head to the Fargodome to play for the title at 12 Noon on Nov. 15 against either Velva or Minot Ryan.  In the 9 Man ranks, Cavalier is also one game away from playing for a title as they take on Linton-HMB in a semi for that division.  It’s crazy bananas that with the huge rivalry the Cardinals and Tornadoes have had over the years, they could both be in Dakota Bowl playing in TWO different games.  Let’s hope for the best for both teams, and we wish them both the best of luck.

Region 4 Volleyball Tournament begins in Devils Lake Nov. 11

Nov. 11 is of course Veterans Day, and we salute all of area vets on your tremendous service to our country.  Nov. 11 is also the start of the Region 4 Volleyball Tournament coming to the Devils Lake Sports Center Nov. 11-14.  Langdon-Edmore-Munich is the top seed for the tourney, as they beat North Star on Nov. 4 to win the regular season Region 4 Title.  But this is where the money matches begin, as the Lady Cards will try to win another region tournament title and advance to the State B Volleyball Tournament, which also will be held at the Fargodome Nov. 21-23.  The Cardinals finished third at state last year, and their goal all season has been to return to state and improve on that mark.  The Cards will open the Region 4 Tournament at 3:00pm on Nov. 11, with their opponent to be determined through play-in match that got in Nov. 7-8.  We wish the Lady Cards and all ready teams the best of luck in the volleyball postseason.

Winter Sports season continues with wrestling opener

Last week we told hockey practice had begun for the Langdon Blades at Dakota Spirit Arena.  In the week ahead wrestling will get going, with the first allowable practice beginning on Nov. 11.  The Pembina County North Grizzlies will get going this week under the direction once again this year of head coach Shawn Horgan.  Coach Horgan has been helming the Grizzlies program for several years now, and we hope he and the team have another fun competitive season.

Miss Hoopster has been released;  Lady Cards ranked second

We started with good news, and we will leave you with some more.  The annual Miss Hoopster North Dakota Girls Basketball Preview has been published, and in the annual Top 40 Preseason Power Poll, the Langdon-Edmore-Munich Cardinals are ranked second in the state, behind defending champion Kindred.  Other area teams in the Top 40 are Grafton third, Thompson ninth, Four Winds-Minnewaukan 10th, St. John 18th, Dunseith 19th, Midway-Minto 28th and Park River-Fordville-Lankin 38th.  Practice for girls hoops starts on Nov. 18, which will be here before you know.  Time really does fly when you’re having fun.

Happy Veterans Day, Good luck to all deer hunters, and “See ya!” next week!

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