Jake’s Take on Sports

ND News 5-11-2018 NvNews Local 22
Cards make the playoff semifinals for third straight year

Posted 11/1/18

By Jake Kulland

With a win in extremely mucky conditions over Kindred, the Langdon-Edmore-Munich Cardinals football team has now advanced to the semifinals of the Class A 11 Man Football Playoffs for the third straight season, which is quite an accomplishment in itself.  The Cardinals are now hosting Bowman County (That’s right, the Bowman North Dakota that is way south of Dickinson) on Nov. 3, trying for a return trip to the Dakota Bowl, which will be held at 9:10 a.m. on Nov. 9.  It’s a crazy match up with the Cardinals and the Bowman County Bulldogs, who will travel just over 420 miles and over six hours to get to Langdon for the game.  It’s all part of the Quality Rankings Formula that the North Dakota High School Activities Association has used to the past two years to ranked to top teams in all four regions.  The Cardinals got the number one seed, and the Bulldogs the fourth, which makes this contest possible.  Bowman County left at 9:00 a.m. on Nov. 2 to stay over night in Devils Lake, then come to Langdon the morning of the game.  It’s all been wild stuff, but Langdon-Edmore-Munich has to be very thankful to be hosting this game, and you’ve got to think that it gives them an advantage to make the Class A State Championship Game for the second straight year.

Ramberg finishes fifth at State Cross Country

We need to throw out a big shout out this week to Langdon-Edmore-Munich junior Elise Ramberg, on finishing in fifth place and making the All-State team at the State Cross Country Meet held in Jamestown on Oct. 27.  She was less then a minute off the pace of the first place runner, and shes made the All-State team for the second straight year.  Congrats as well to Hunter Denault from Pembina County North for finishing in 10th place in the boys division.  Blaine Perry was the top finisher in the boys for the Langdon-Edmore-Munich, ending up in 56th place.  The Cardinals runners lose just one senior in Hannah Lundeby for next year, and they hope to keep progressing for both the boys and girls next year.

Volleyball regionals begin Nov. 5;  Hill makes Mon-Dak All-Conference

The busy time of year for fall sports continues when regional volleyball tournaments begin across North Dakota.  The Langdon-Edmore-Munich Cardinals team clinched the top seed for the Region 4 Tournament with a win over North Star on Oct. 29, and will play at 3:00 p.m. on Nov. 5 in opening round in Devils Lake, with the tourney continuing in DL on Nov. 6 and 8.  The Lady Cards will try and keep their region championship streak going, attempting to advance to the State Class B Tournament, coming at the MSU Dome in Minot Nov. 15-17.  Also good news on the volleyball front is that former Lady Cards stand out Rachel Hill has been named to the 2018 Mon-Dak All-Conference team.  Hill, who starred for the Lake Region State College volleyball team this season, made All-Conference as the Royals setter, finished the season with a remarkable 1,139 assists in 38 matches played.  Congrats to Rachel, and congratulations to all college volleyball players from our area: Sydney Ellingson at the University of Jamestown, Madi Hart at UND and Hannah Johnson at Mayville State University.  Volleyball has been the sport that has had the most area athletes move on to the college level, and this year is a perfect example that it continues to be that way.

North Dakota Deer Season opens Nov. 9

The 2018 North Dakota Deer Gun Season is ready to open this week, at 12 Noon on Nov. 9.  It will run through the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend, on Nov. 25.  We hope that those fortunate enough to get a tag this year will have great luck bagging a buck or doe.  As we always say, that makes for less of a chance of the rest of us running into one this winter.  Go get ’em hunters!

“See ya!” next week!

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