Williston native joins Jets practice squad

NEW YORK – Former Williston High lineman Brent Qvale signed with the New York Jets practice squad Sunday.

An undrafted rookie out of Nebraska, Qvale was initially cut Saturday when the Jets roster was cut from 75 to 53 players. He dealt with a concussion during training camp, which limited his preseason reps.

But Qvale returned in time for New York’s final preseason game, playing in every snap in what was a showcase opportunity for the 6-foot-7, 315-pound offensive tackle.

Qvale tweeted this Sunday: “Signed with the New York Jets practice squad today! Excited to make a career out of the sport I love!! #jetup.”

-Daily News Staff

Minot Y’s Men’s Rodeo tickets available online

The annual Minot Y’s Men’s Rodeo is offering online ticket sales for the first time this fall.

Tickets are now on sale – $30 for gold seating, $20 for silver seating – and can be purchased at the rodeo website: Children’s silver seating is also available for $10.

“Our thought is, we’re attempting to make it easier for our customers, so, right from their computer or smart phone, they can purchase their tickets,” rodeo chairman Rob Buchholz said in a press release. “They won’t need to go to a separate location to buy them.”

This year’s rodeo will be the 60th annual running of the event. It begins at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 9-11, and 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 12.

For more information, visit the rodeo’s website or call (701) 852-5577.

-Daily News Staff

Magicians tie Bismarck

BISMARCK – The Minot High boys soccer team grabbed its first point in a true road game this season, playing Bismarck to a 3-3 draw on Tuesday.

Junior midfielder Jake Tremble tied the game at 1 in the 15th minute and freshman midfielder JJ Johannsen gave the Magicians (2-3-1 overall, 1-2-1 West Region) the lead 10 minutes later. Johannsen’s second goal of the match gave Minot a 3-2 lead in the 50th minute.

“Offensively, it was a nice step in the right direction,” Minot coach Creighton Bachmeier said. “We gelled together and found some good opportunities.’

Hunter Johnson recorded a hat trick for the Demons. He scored his first in the first five minutes of the match. His second and third goals drew Bismarck even at 2 and 3, respectively.

Minot junior goalkeeper Jesse Roberts finished with 13 saves.

The Magicians travel to Jamestown on Friday.

-Daily News Staff

Lions sweep Washburn in opener

WASHBURN – The Bishop Ryan volleyball team kicked off its 2014 season with a 25-14, 26-24, 25-120 sweep of Washburn on Tuesday.

Senior outside hitter Hannah Stewart led the Lions with 10 kills and 6.5 blocks and five aces. Sophomore setter Emma Garber posted 22 assists in her first career start. Sophomore Shayla Elm and senior Maddie Wald paced Ryan defensively with 13 digs apiece.

Brandi Holznagel finished with a team-high three kills for Washburn.

Ryan plays in the Hazen Invite on Saturday.

-Daily News Staff