by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jul 24 2014

This is the weekend Pat Price has been waiting for for a long time.

Friday, in Penticton, the Nelson native and Minor Hockey grad, will be inducted into the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame.

"This is absolutely fantastic," Price said moments after being recognized during the Hall...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jul 24 2014

The Unknowns didn't get mad, the team just got even.

The Unknowns overcame an early-tournament loss to rout Louie's 13-2 to capture the 2014 Nelson Mixed Slopitch Championship Sunday afternoon at the Lakeside Diamonds.

The Unknowns scored early and often en route to the...

by Bruce Fuhr on Monday Jul 21 2014

Samuel Matthew made the long trek to Vancouver Island not knowing what to expect at the B.C. Summer Games.

A few days later the Nelson swimmer needed to put in a call to the local freight company for a quote on moving a trunk load of metal back to the Heritage City following an amazing...

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Nelson's Samuel Matthew leads Kootenay medal parade at BC Summer Games

Coach Herb Tepper calls a time out to discuss strategy for Team Kootenay in Girls Volleyball during the Nanaimo BC Summer Games. — Photo courtesy Jeff Peebles Photography

Local athletes took a host of medals at the BC Summer Games held this past weekend in Nanaimo.

Samuel Matthew of Nelson led the medal parade by claiming six podium finishes in the pool.

Matthew, won silver medals in 200-meter boys Individual Medley and 800-meter freestyle along with bronze in 100 meter Breaststroke, 400-meter boys IM, 200-meter backstroke and 200-meter breaststroke.

Team Kootenay unlucky not to finish in medals at BC Summer Games

Members of Team Kootenay BC Games squad includes, back row, L-R, Moss Caney, Fynn Keywood, captain, goalkeeper Carson Pottle, Nick Jenner, Heiko Ihns, Matthew Erikson, Thano Reimer and Hardy Hutt. Front, Oliver Arcuri, Carter Anderson, Callum Cutler, Andreas Rentke-Watkins, Linden Jones, Nick Haydu and Keiran Dehnel.— Submitted photo

Unknowns rebound to rout Louie's in 2014 Nelson Mixed Slopitch Championship Final

Everything went Louie's way earlier in the day as Unknowns Jayden Roch was an out at first. However, the Unknowns rallied in the second game to win the Nelson Mixed Slopitch Championships. — The Nelson Daily photo

The Unknowns took the unknown route to the 2014 Nelson Mixed Slopitch Championship Sunday afternoon at the Lakeside Diamonds, rebounding from a loss earlier in the day to blast Louie's 13-2 in the tourney final.

It's the second consecutive year Louie's lost in the final after winning the title in 2012.

The Unknowns breezed through the early rounds of the tourney final before running into a brick wall in the A semis.

Louie's scored five in the first inning to take a 10-5 decision over the Unknowns and a bye into the championship final.

Nelson Mixed Slopitch concludes season with playoff tournament

There promises to be plenty of hits happening this weekend at the Lakeside Diamonds. — The Nelson Daily photo

Let the playoffs begin.

The Nelson Mixed Slopitch League holds its year-end playoff weekend beginning Thursday at the Lakeside Diamonds.

Louies and Unknowns enter the weekend at the early favourite after finishing deadlocked for top spot following the regular season.

The two teams completed the season with identical 11-3-1 records.

Louies finished the season on a six-game win streak while the Unknowns played to an 8-8 tie against the Fighting Ardvarks on the final weekend of action.

The finals in the A, B and C Divisions go Sunday at Lakeside.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Kootenay BC Games Team

The Kootenay squad includes, back row from left, Hanna Schulze, coach Clemente Miranda-Trevino (front of Miranda-Trevino) Abby Jackson, Farrah Marzicola, Alyssa Berkhiem and Dawson Downie. Middle, Kiara Ker, Lennox Lockhurst, Mackenzie Fulton and coach Kerry Dyck. Front (all sitting) Ruby Linnen, Ella Peloso (keeper), Alexis Dyck, Lucy Lalach (keeper) and Kaliana Forte. — Submitted photo

Kootenay athletes, including a host from the Nelson area, are flocking to Nanaimo for the 2014 BC Summer Games.

During the next four days, more than 2500 athletes between the ages of 11 and 18 years will compete in 19 different sports at venues throughout Nanaimo. 

Competitions for athletes with a disability are also included with events scheduled in athletics, para-equestrian and swimming. 

Castlegar Jiu Jitsu garners gold

Castlegar Jiu Jitsu garners gold

Castlegar’s own Kootenay Jiu Jitsu Academy brought home a golden haul from the 2014 Western Canadian Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championships in Pentiction on June 28- including winning first place overall in the Adult No-Gi Division.

Neptunes surprise coaching staff with third-place finish in Castlegar

Neptunes surprise coaching staff with third-place finish in Castlegar

The Nelson Neptunes shot of the team standing ladder to finish third at the Castlegar Aquanauts swim meet Sunday in the Sunflower City.

Host Castlegar used home pool advantage to edge second place Grand Forks and the Neptunes for the overall title.

"We are happy with our overall placing and hope to maintain it for Regionals which will be coming up in just a few weeks," said head coach Cynthia Pfeiffer.

"Considering the training that the swimmers endured this week, these results were not expected at all," Pfeiffer added.