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Page 12 The Star October 20, 2014 Dunseith senior Cimmeron Gladue (5) drops back in pass coverage late in the second half dur- ing the Dragons win over Kenmare last week. Bonkers (Continued from Page 11) ing tackle by Trace Azure. It was a defense that, in a way, played bonkers against the Honkers. As mentioned, K-B-BC opened the game with the ball. After failing to gain any yards on their first two plays, the Honkers tried to pick up a first down through the air, but the in- tended pass was picked off by Bren- non Beebe. Dunseith wasted little time once they had possession. Faced with a fourth down and six yards to go, the Dragons went for broke and found the money when quarterback Trace Azure hooked up with Cory Poitra on a 31-yard scoring strike. After forcing a Honker punt, Dun- seith's offense appeared poised to score again. The Dragons drove the ball to the five yard line, but a false start and a quarterback sack derailed the scoring chance. The Dragons again forced a Ken- mare punt, and early in the second quarter, Poitra found the end/one on a seven-yard score. K-B-BC appeared to finally con- vert their first, first down of the game, but the Dragons defense forced and recovered a fumble. The Honkers finally did manage a score with 4:54 to go in the first, but would get no closer the rest of the half. Poitra capped off the defensive effort with an interception right be- fore halftime. Despite leading t4-8 and control -/ ling the line of scrimmage, Dunseith did dodge a score late in the half when a Honker punt return touch- down was called back because of a penalty. It only took Poitra and the Drag- ons 10 seconds to find the end/one to start the third quarter. The senior run- ning back took the opening kickoff 80 yards down the sideline for the quick strike. The Honkers, however, made things interesting as the game con- tinued. Late in the third quarter they forced and recovered a Dragon fum-. ble at the Dunseith 20-yard line. It took only four plays for them to then find the end/one and trim the deficit to eight. A Dunseith wide receiver goes up for a pass. The fourth quarter was dominated by both teams' defenses. In the end it was the Dragons that proved to be the better unit. Late in the fourth quarter Dunseith senior Zach Bercier came up with a huge hit on defense, forc- ing a fumble that was recovered by Payton Davis. Although the Dragons couldn't convert the turnover into points, they did manage to eat up most of the clock. When the Honkers finally got the ball back around midfield, there was only 30 seconds left to play. On the game's final play, K-B-BC looked for a miracle, but Azure's punishing tackle removed all doubt. Dunseith Head Coach Ray Parisien Jr. said he was especially happy with the way his team bounced back after a heartbreaking loss the week before. "One of our goals was to finish the season 5-4 and after losing last week by one foot I was anxious to see how the guys would come out and finish the season," Parisien said. "The guys could have given up but instead they played with a lot of heart and emo- tion and that was really great to see." Parisien credited Athletic Director Eric Morin, and his assistant coaches, Eric Smith and Keith LaVallie for helping turn the Dragon football pro- gram around. Despite losing seniors Poitra, Beebe, Cimmeron Gladue, Austin Cree and Bercier, Parisien said his team's goals will expand next year. "We feel good about the direction the program is going," Parisien stated. "The community is rallying around the team and next year we want to make a run for the playoffs. We are losing some really talented seniors but these underclassmen will come back even hungrier and ready when we kickoff next fall." THEEL MOTORS Area High School  Serving the area for .... i,; more than 69 years r'HEVI-CJ]LIET o--er00 Sports Schedule Rolla. 477-3124 • www.theelmotors .com Support your home team/ , "t Belcourt t3unaith ""?:" t ,olette Rolla m St. John Football Volleyball Home TGU Volleyball Home St. John Volleyball Away Leeds Volleyball Away McVille Volleyball Away Belcourt Volleyball Home Benson County Volleyball Home New Rockford- Sheyenne Volleyball Away Bottineau Volleyball Home Dakota Prairie Home G-B County Volleyball Away Bismarck Volleyball Away Jamestown Football Away (TBD) Playoffs Football Away (TBD) Playoffs Football Away (TBD) Playoffs St. John's Taylor St. Germaine bumps a pass to a teammate. Volleyball (Continued from Page 11) ever, and a Larissa Hoover ace brought the team to within three points at 11-15. Unfortunately for St. John, they would get no closer. St. John com- mitted two more errors, which re- suited in points for the Comets, and the lead swelled to 19-12. A kill by Vaida Crofutt pushed the Comets ahead 20-12 and a Wittmayer kill made it 23-14. The game ended on a tip point by Madison Myhre. In addition to Wittmayer's 19 kills, Lynnsey Slaubaugh finished the match with eight. Sonja Gilje popped up 27 assists and Wittmayer finished with four aces and three blocks. Han- nah Walsh recorded six digs and Madison Marchus scored five. Larissa Hoover led St. John's at- tack with Seven kills, while Mhaddie Poitra finished with four. Taren Braunberger finished with 11 assists and Hoover recorded a pair of aces. Poitra led the team with nine digs while Hoover finished with six. The Comets won the match by doing what they have done the ma- jority of the season; playing mistake- free volleyball. While St. John gave the Comets seven of their final 15 points in the second game with a va- riety of miscues, the Comets didn't give away any points. As a result, a quick glance at the Comets season to this point reveals a successful six-week journey. The team has lost only two regular-season matches. The first was to Rolla early in the season, and they have since downed Rolla in back-to-back tour- naments, and the other was to Lakota-Edmore, one of the top teams in the region. R-W's first win of the week came on Monday in a sweep over the Ti- tans in which all three games finished with a 25-13 score. Wittmayer finished with 14 kills while Slaubaugh racked up 14. Gilje had 37 assists and Myhre led the team with four aces. Wittmayer added eight blocks and Walsh recorded 15 digs. The Comets will try and keep things rolling this week with a match in Leeds on Tuesday and a home contest against New Rockford- Sheyenne on Thursday. St. John will try and get a win on Tuesday when they play in Belcourt. On Thursday the 'Chucks welcome Dakota Prairie. St00?o n FINANCIAL Dunseith" 244-5795 Rolla: 477-8890 Bottineau: 228-3750 Member FDIC Zach Bercier Zach Bercier, a senior on the Dunseith football team, played a solid game on both sides of the ball. He also delivered a key tack- led that forced a fumble late in Dun- seith's win over the Honkers. Lynnsey Slaubaugh Lynnsey Slaubaugh, a sophomre hitter for the Rolette- Wolford Comets volleyball team, had 22 kills in two games last week, including 14 against Towner- Granville-Upham. These area athletes will receive an Athlete of the Week T-shirt for their outstanding efforts courtesy of Starion Financial and the Turtle Mountain Star! Bill's Service and Convenience Store Jerry and Katie Juntunen, owners Stock up before heading to the lake! • 477-9150 Open Monday thru Thursday from Noon to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m, to 11 pm.. Sunday from 12 noon to 5 p.m, Fishing Tackle • Bait Fishing Licenses • Gear The best stop before the lake' OUTDOOR NOTES: • Hunting in standing crops is prohibited with- out permission. • Oct. 25: Mink, muskrat, and weasel trapping opens. • Oct. 26: Fall crow season closes. FISHING: • Devil Lake elevation, Oct. 9:1,452.1 feet above mean sea level (MSL). • Stump Lake elevation: 1,452.32 MSL. • Lake Sakakawea elevation: 1,843.83 MSL; 20,000 cubic feet per second average. (CFS) Gar-. rison Dam daily releases. ..... . -- " • N.D. Game & Fish Dept. game wardens: Some activity continues on Devils Lake with fair walleye success. Not much activity on Lake Sakakawea. No reports from northwestern area lakes. • Bottineau, Four Seasons, Lake Metigoshe: Improving walleye success with limited bluegill re- ports because of the focus on walleye. • Bottineau, Lake Metigoshe State Park, Lake Metigoshe: Improving walleye success with limited bluegill reports because of the focus on walleye. • Devils Lake, Ed's Bait Shop, Devils Lake: Try jigging along the bridges or work structured areas in Main Bay or Pelican Lake for fair walleye suc- cess. • Devils Lake, Woodland Resort, Devils Lake: Fair walleye success, although somewhat slower than earlier this year. Some bigger fish starting to show up, however. Try jigging around the bridges and rock piles or trolling. • Foxholm, Lake Darling, Upper Souris Nat'l. Wildlife Refuge: Lake Darling now closed to boat fishing but the shore-fishing access areas are open. Little activity at the Outlet Fishing Area. • Garrison, Cenex Bait & Tackle, Lake Sakakawea/Lake Audubon: Limited activity on Lake Audubon and Lake Sakakawea. • Minnewaukan, West Bay Resort, Devils Lake: Limited activity on Devils Lake, .. , • New Town, Scenic 23Lake Sakakawea: Some walleye success in the Van Hook Arm, a case of quality more so than quantity. Try jigs and minnows. , . ... HUNTING: • . N.D. Game & Fish Dept.: Waterfowl numbers in the Devils Lake region remain good with birds scattered across the area. Scouting is a must for success. Mallards, large Canada geese, and gad- wall are the most abundant birds in the area with low numbers of snow geese and small Canada geese. Most small grains have been harvested so hunters had success with field spreads and over wetlands, which are extremely abundant. Hunters chasing diving ducks like lesser scaup will find few birds on Devils Lake, but that, too, likely will change as colder weather occurs. Lots of water- fowl activity with good bird numbers in some, bUt not all, areas of east-central N.D. Increasing amount of waterfowl movement around Lake Sakakawea with decent success. Not much goose migration yet in the northwest. Fair grouse suc- cess but limited hunter numbers. Fair pheasant outlook in west-central N.D. but lots of standing crops remain. • East-central N.D.: Lots of hunting activity in the region with good bird numbers and generally good success. • North-central N.D.: Fair to good waterfowl suc- cess, although no big snow goose or northern bird movement yet. - • Northeast N.D.: Good waterfowl numbers re- main in the area with fair to good success. A few snow geese starting to trickle in. • Northwest N.D.: Fair grouse success in pock- ets of the Badlands. Duck hunters doing well in the Williston area. Somewhat more deer movement with cooler weather. Look for a good pheasant season opener. • Upper Souris NWR, Foxholm: Check with refuge headquarters, (701) 468-5467 for open pheasant hunting areas within the refuge. Not much waterfowl movement yet. • West-central N.D.: Good waterfowl numbers with good success. Some swans are starting to move in. Pheasant outlook is generally fair. NUMBERS TO KNOW: • N.D. Game and Fish Dept., main Bismarck of- rice: 328-6300 website: (http://gf.nd,gov). • Rolla, Bill's Service: Area: lakes quiet:.. :..:. ; • N.DI Game and Fish Dept., Devils Lake office: • Rolla, Coast-2-Coast: Little.aCtivity;on aiea 662,3617. lakes. .. .: . .. " .. '. '-... i ,ReportAiPoachers:(800) 472.2121or (701) • Ruthville, Ruthville Stere,,,Lake Darling/area 328-9921. lakes: Lake Darling producing walleye from shoCe • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bismarck, web- on the lower end. site: (www.fws.gov/northdakotafieldoffice).