Region 2 Volleyball TourneyAt Grafton High School
Quarterfinals - Cavalier vs. Hillsboro, 3 p.m.;
Thompson vs. Grafton, 25 minutes after conclusion of previous match;North Border
vs. Mayville-Portland-Clifford-Galesburg, 25 minutes after conclusion of previous match;
Central Valley vs. Park River/Fordville-Lankin, 25 minutes after conclusion of previous match.
Semifinals, beginning at 6 p.m.
Third-place match, 6 p.m.;
championship, 25 minutes after conclusion of previous match.N.D. All-District 4 - Volleyball
Cavalier - Kayla Emerson, Jeanna Sommer; North Border - Brandi Lorz, Emily Stremick;
Park River/Fordville-Lankin - Lexi Erickson, Jenny Heggen, Katelyn Waslaski; Grafton - Samantha Dusek, Emily Hills, Katie Houdek; Valley-Edinburg - Kassandra Kertz; Drayton-St. Thomas - Kallie Lunde; Minto - Chelsey Lutovsky, Sarah Schuster; Midway - Kassie Smaaladen
District senior player of the year - Jenny Heggen
District coach of the year - Donna Galloway, Park River/Fordville-LankinNorth Border Football Season ends in State Quarterfinals
9-MAN: Shootout settled by inches
By Greg DeVillers, Herald Staff Writer PEMBINA, N.D. - After accumulating 509 yards in total offense, the final few inches were the ones that really mattered to Seth Nichols.
Nichols' 3-yard touchdown run as time expired gave Dakota Prairie a 56-51 win against North Border in the quarterfinals of the North Dakota state 9-man football playoff quarterfinals Saturday.
On a fake option, Nichols went straight ahead. As he was being tackled, Nichols reached across the goal line, with the ball just inches beyond the line as time expired and he was downed.
“Those were the hardest yards of the game,” Nichols said. “I had to really stretch it out. My legs are done. They (Eagles) really hit you. I'm hurting.”
But the 6-foot-4 senior put the hurt to the Eagles' defense. He was 14-of-33 passing for 277 yards and two touchdowns and carried 33 times for 232 yards and five TDs. Nichols accumulated more than 100 yards in total offense in each of the four quarters.
North Border senior Tanner Carpenter hung right with Nichols, going 13-of-33 for 375 yards and five touchdowns passing, and rushing for 90 yards and a score.
“I figured that with two quarterbacks like this going at it, the team with the ball last would win,” Dakota Prairie coach Garrett Magner said. “Both defenses gave up a lot of big plays.”
There were a lot of players with big numbers. Ross Severson rushed for 170 yards and Mitchell Brodell had 124 yards on six catches for Dakota Prairie. The Eagles had a pair of 100-yard receivers in Dustyn Chale (eight catches for 140 yards, including two outstanding catches for touchdowns late in the first half) and Mike Smith (6-154).
The outcome came down to a shootout in the final three minutes.
With 2:53 left, Nichols scored on a 13-yard run for a 50-44 lead. Just 34 seconds later, Smith was open behind the Dakota Prairie secondary and hauled in a Carpenter pass for a 50-yard score. Carpenter kicked the extra point and North Border led 51-50 with 2:19 to go.
“We were happy to get the lead, but we weren't overconfident,” North Border coach Jeff Carpenter said. “They had three timeouts left and lots of time. We knew they could go the length of the field.”
Dakota Prairie went 92 yards on nine plays on the winning drive. The big play was a 38-yard Seth Frederick catch for a first down on the Eagles' 20. “That was a beautiful catch; he had to reach back for the pass,” Magner said.
Three plays later, Nichols ended the game with the game-winning touchdown.
Dakota Prairie (10-1) plays at Napoleon next Saturday in the state semifinals. North Border closed with a 10-1 record.
Ruthie Jean Olin (Died October 18, 2007)
Ruthie Jean Olin age 99 of Cavalier, ND died on Thursday, October 18, 2007, at the Wedgewood Manor, Cavalier, ND. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 22, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. at the Jensen-Askew Funeral Home, Cavalier, ND. Visitation at the funeral home for one hour before the time of services. Ruthie Jean McFadden was born November 25, 1907, at Neche, ND to Joseph and Nellie (Hinds) McFadden. She attended Bruce Methodist Church, where she was baptized and confirmed. Jean also went to the Bruce Country School and graduated from Neche High School in 1927. After graduation she attended the University of North Dakota and Mayville State Teachers College. She taught at Bruce Country School, Cranley School, and North Star School. In 1942, she moved to Seattle, WA where she met and was united in marriage to Harry Olin on July 21, 1944. They were both employed at Boeing until they moved to Wisconsin in 1946. They worked in a clock factory until their retirement. Harry died on November 12, 1989, and she moved to Cavalier in 1992. Jean enjoyed gardening, cleaning her home, crocheting, knitting, baking and cooking. She enjoyed spending time with her family. She is survived by her brother, James (Helen) McFadden, Cavalier, ND and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Viola McFadden, Vera “Toots” Stockton, and four sets of twin brothers and sisters. Clergy: Rev. Lori Broschat. Casket Bearers: Ernie Ertz, Bob McFadden, Pat McFadden, Tom McFadden, Jim Stockton, and Kirk Stockton. Music: Curtis Stegman, Soloist and Bettie Lou Stegman, Organist.
Lionel P. Lemier (Died October 11, 2007)
Lionel P. Lemier age 31 of Neche, ND died on Thursday, October 11, 2007. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 16, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at the Neche School Gymnasium, Neche, ND. Visitation on Monday, October 15th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at the school gym. Burial in the Saints Nereus and Achilleus Catholic Cemetery, Neche, ND. Arrangements with Jensen-Askew Funeral Home, Cavalier, ND. Lionel was born November 5, 1975, at Altona, Manitoba to Lionel Sr. and Joyce (Douville) Lemier. He grew up and attended school at Neche, graduating from high school in 1994. After receiving his degree in Criminal Justice from Moorhead State University, he worked for U.S. Customs and Border Protection at Port Huron, MI and Pembina, ND. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and riding his Harley. His nickname often used by family and friends was Tigger. During his high school years, Lionel was a lifeguard at the Neche Pool. He was a member of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Explores Post #2033 during high school and was recently serving as an advisor to that group. He also served on the Neche Park Board for a few years. Survivors include his parents Lionel Sr. and Joyce Lemier, both of Neche, ND; siblings, Tonna Horsley, Fargo, ND; Terri (Jon) Boe, Mapleton, ND; Tom (Lorrie) Horsley, Neche, ND; David (Neisha) Lemier, Hulbert, OK; Kelly Lemier, Neche, ND; Kara Lemier, Wichita, KS; maternal grandmother, Beatrice Stegman, Neche, ND; and several nieces and nephews. Lionel was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, and maternal grandfather. Clergy: Rev. Beth Peterson Casket Bearers: Corey Dalzell, Dennis Delude, Donovan Delude, Aaron Murray, Andy Skovgaard, Dennis "Pappy" Szatkowski, and Dane Winkler. Honorary Pallbearers: U.S. Customs and Border Protection Explorers Post #2033 and all Lionel's Family and Friends. Music: Kim DeMars, Soloist and Sylvia Kalliokoski, Accompanist.