by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Aug 23 2016

The Nelson Neptunes took a core group of swimmers to the BC Summer Swim Association Championships this past weekend in Coquitlam.

Here is a capsule look at the Neptune Results:


by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Aug 23 2016

Medals are generally hard to come by for Interior clubs when competing at the BC Summer Swim Association Championships.

However, this is a different Nelson Neptunes team.

The road warriors from Nelson continued their success away from home as the Heritage City Club did not look out...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 23 2016

Twelve athletes from British Columbia are bringing home eight medals from the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games, including team medals in sports such as swimming, soccer, cycling, rugby and rowing.

A total of 142 athletes with a connection to B.C. competed at the Games in 18 different sports...

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Mallard's Team of the Week — OK Tire B Division Winners

The B-Division winning OK Tire squad includes, back row, L-R, Brittany Deuling, (baby) Jack Dueling, Tom Trubetskoff, Arlene Anderson, Maurice Penner, Lee Bontje, Ken Anderson, Andy Leathwood and Joseph Germaine. Front, Edi St Arnaud, Stacey Miller and Holly Kerr. — Submitted phot

They may have started slow out of the blocks, but OK Tire made a run to the B Division title at the Nelson Mixed Slopitch Championships at the Lakeside Ball Diamonds on the Nelson Waterfront.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to honour the great run by OK Tire with Team of the Week honours.

The team includes, Brittany Deuling, Tom Trubetskoff, Arlene Anderson, Maurice Penner, Lee Bontje, Ken Anderson, Andy Leathwood, Joseph Germaine, Edi St Arnaud, Stacey Miller and Holly Kerr.

Back on familiar ground, West Kootenay Glacier Challenge set to ride

The MS West Kootenay Glacier Ride Challenge is set for this weekend. — Monte Comeau photo

Last year paving in the Slocan Valley forced organizers of the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge ride to conquer MS (Multiple sclerosis) to re-work the route.

While paving is now raising havoc fro travellers on Highway 3A from Playmor Junction to Taghum, organizers are not at all worried as the show is back to its normal New Denver to Nelson, Nelson to New Denver format.

The race goes Saturday and Sunday (August 20-21) beginning in New Denver.

It's only August, but different vibe in Leafville as Training Camp ends

Approximately 40 players took to the ice this weekend as the Nelson Leaf held its KIJHL training camp at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

The month on the calendar says August.

Not really hockey weather as temperatures ranged in the low 30s C on the weekend.

But that didn’t stop the Nelson Leafs from being the first Kootenay International Junior Hockey League franchise out of the blocks as the Green and White kicked off the season with its 2016 training camp at the NDCC Arena.

While most everyone was thinking about cooling off from the late blast of summer, approximately 40 players battled for a spot on the new-look Leafs.

Bronze for Koot-Neigh Indigo Bowick at BC Summer Games

Indigo Bowick won a bronze medal in the equestrian vault competition at the BC Summer Games in the Abbotsford. —Submitted photos

Indigo Bowick and Ella Gotzy of Nelson were front and center in the equestrian competition at the recent 2016 BC Summer Games in the Abbotsford.

The two local Koot-Neigh equestrian vaulters represented Zone 1 as two of 13 athletes competing in equestrian vaulting competition.

There was three competitions in Canter D, and both athletes placed in the top half each day.

Gotzy had three personal best scores in compulsories while Bowick had two personal bests in freestyle as well as earned a bronze medal on Day 2.


Team effort clinches Kootenay Summer Swim Association Regional Title for Neptunes

Neptunes swimmers, from left, Morgan Robertson-Weir, Jaylen Rushton and  Chloe Malenfant own the podium after sweeping 50 meter butterfly event. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Neptunes continue to get better with age.

The Heritage City club stole the show at the Kootenay Summer Swim Association Regionals this past weekend in Colville, Wash., finishing ahead of the rest of the field to claim the overall title.

Neptunes coach Cynthia Pfeiffer said every single Neptune swimmer finished in the top three of their respective individual event, or top two in relay events.

This means the entire team qualified for the upcoming BC Summer Swim Association Championships, August 19-21 in Coquitlam.

KIJHL opts to put 'development' back into league; Leafs open training camp Friday

Leafs Head Coach and Director of Player Personnel Mario DiBella begins to put his mark on the Heritage City franchise this weekend with the opening of training camp. — The Nelson Daily photo

The calendar may have played a big part in the decision, but the brain trust of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League will want to take the credit for pushing for more “development” of hockey players after deciding to reduce the number of regular season and playoff games during June’s Annual General Meeting in Osoyoos.

Despite some opposition, owners overwhelmingly voted in favour — 18-2 — of reducing the number of regular games from 52 to 47.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Neptunes Swim Club

The Neptunes squad includes, back row, L-R, Locke Finley, Jr. Assistant Coach Matthew Holitzki, Head coach Cynthia Pfeiffer, Madeline Holitzki, Laurel Nixon, Leah Eberle, Olivia Cowan, Joanna Blishen and Elissa Centrone. Front, Evan Chouinard, Kallie Badry, Keira Badry, Morgan Robertson-Weir, Lachlan Bibby-Fox, Imogen Cowan, Enna Cowan, Hannah Malenfant and Ella Chouinard. Sitting front, Jaylen Rushton. Missing from photo Chloe Malenfant. — Submitted photo

Good things do come in small packages.

The Nelson Neptunes did not let numbers get in their way as the Heritage City Swim Club came out on top and finished the Kootenay Summer Swim Association season in first place.

The overall team was calculated by taking overall points and dividing it by number of swimmers who attended the meet, and Neptunes edged out second-place Kimberley and third-place Castlegar.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to add to the celebration by selecting the Neptunes Team of the Week.

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