Jake’s Take on Sports

Cardinals boys get first 1,000 point scorer since 2006

Posted 2/8/18

By Jake Kulland

A huge milestone was reached when Langdon-Edmore-Munich played in Leeds for a boys basketball game on Feb. 3.  Cardinals senior Jacob Delvo made the teams first basket, and with that reached 1,000 points for his career.  Congratulations to Jake for reaching this mark, which has been a long time coming for the Cardinals boys basketball program.  So long in fact that the last Cardinals player to do it was Justin Flink (Flink’s on Fire!!) in 2006 (Isn’t it crazy that that was 12 years ago already??).  Now, some players got close since then, but Delvo is the first to get it done in over a decade.  When asked about Delvo getting to 1,000, his coach Andy Haaven said, “We are all very proud of Jacob in achieving the 1,000 point milestone.  He has worked very hard throughout his varsity career.  Jacob’s effort and leadership have been instrumental in helping build our program into what it is today.”  We can’t say it any better than that.  And there is no doubt that he has been the main cog for getting the Cardinals program back to relevance and respectability.

Continuing the Tournament Time run

As we write this week, Championship Night of the District 8 Girls Basketball Tournament is ready to go on Feb. 12, and that will lead into the Region 4 Tournament, which will be held in Devils Lake Feb. 19-22.  Also this week, it’s the State A & B Wrestling Tournament, to be held at the Fargodome Feb. 15-17.  The Pembina County North Grizzlies are not in the team dual portion this year, but do hope to have several individual wrestlers vying for titles. Also this week, High School Hockey has their regional tournaments. The Langdon Blades boys are girls teams are playing out their regular season schedules, with the boys on the road in Brandon, MB and Grand Forks, while the girls will have their last home game of the season versus West Fargo at 1:00pm on Feb. 18.  For those wondering, boys basketball tournaments do not begin until Feb. 23. And again, we will do our best to cover everything here in the Republican.

A glimpse into college signings

With all the different winter sports we cover in the paper, it just doesn’t leave room for much else, so we are going to wait to do a full story on our local athletes moving on to college sports.  We will say for now, a huge congratulations to Rachel Hill signing to volleyball at Lake Region State College, and to Jordyn Worley for doing the same to play Women’s Basketball for the Royals.  On the football front, national signing day was Feb. 7, and we can now officially say that Chase Peebles has signed with Minot State University to play wide receiver, while Anfernee Economy has signed to play wide out at Valley City State.  We hope to do a more complete story on all this great news after Tournament Time is done, for now we say congrats to all four!

Moonlighter’s snowmobile run and the return of Hard Times

Let’s finish up this week by inviting one and all to come out to At the Hop Bar & Grill on Feb. 17 for the annual Moonlighter’s Snowmobile Run.  This is there annual fundraiser to help keep the trails nicely groomed and keep the number one winter tourism activity going at its best.  They will run everything from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for your chance to win a number of great prizes.  Then things will turn into a dance with the return of our band Hard Times playing at 9 p.m.  Me, Patrick Hoffarth and Dennis Metzger are ready to go, and we thank At the Hop and the Moonlighter’s for inviting us to play, it should be a blast of an evening.

“See ya!” next week!

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