Standout athletes at Mayville (N.D.) State, Jerry and Tina McLain moved to Chadron in 1991 where all six of their children participated in three sports every year of high school, helping the Cardinals forge a golden era of success. The boys excelled in football and baseball. From 2002 to 2008, Chadron High won 52 of 61 football games with a McLain at quarterback. Joe and John went on to be four-year starters at quarterback of Chadron State College. Jake played football and baseball at Mayville State, earning all-conference honors in baseball three times. Jamie and Jasmine helped Chadron High School qualify for the state tournament in volleyball and basketball and went on to play volleyball for Chadron State.