by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Apr 28 2016

The L.V. Rogers Bombers Rugby program continues to get better with age.

The Bombers continued to dominate High School teams in the West Kootenay and province after the Bombers returned from the Kamloops RugbyFest with a clean slate, winning games against Hunting Hills, Chilliwack and...

by Bob Hall on Monday Apr 25 2016

The Selkirk College Saints Golf Camp is adding a new professional to its roster of instructors this summer—though he’s not a new face to the organization.

Garrett Kucher is returning to the golf camp for a fourth season as instructor, but this time it will also be as a...

by Contributor on Sunday Apr 24 2016

Ten gymnasts and two members of the trampoline team from Nelson’s Glacier Gymnastics Club, strutted their stuff at the 2016 BC Provincial Championships held recently in Langley.

All the gymnasts’ performances seamlessly fit in with the lower mainland and other BC clubs. ...

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Nelson Youth Soccer Kicks Off 2016 Season

Running for the ball were players from Live In the Koots and Serendipity Nail in U8 Girls action Saturday at Lakeside Pitch. — Bruce Fuhr photos, The Nelson Daily

The sun broke through the clouds on a spectacular opening day weekend for Nelson Youth Soccer.

The association, with more than 950 registered players, kicked off the 2016 with House League action Saturday for all ages.

Nelson Youth Soccer House Leagues run until the Association takes the summer off before resuming action in September.

Meanwhile, Rep teams have already played the opening tournament of the season in the Okanagan's Lake Country.

Next up is a Rep Tournament in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho.

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

Some of the members of the Nelson Neptunes swim team posed for a photo following the 2015 season. — Submitted photo

It doesn't matter that the Nelson Neptunes Swim Team is minus a home.

The show will go on for the Kootenay Summer Swim Association team the Neptunes open the training season May 1 swimming five times a week at the Castlegar Aquatic Centre.

After May, the Neptunes move home base to the Salmo outdoor pool for June, July and August as well as hosting a meet in June in Salmo.

Mallard's Source for sports is very impressed with the Neptunes overcoming adversity and wants to praise the swimmers with Team of the Week.

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — Let’s Go Fishing

As the water warms up on Kootenay Lake, the fish will become even more active. — Photo courtesy Reel Adventures Sportfishing

Despite the doom and gloom on Kootenay Lake, March was a pretty good month for fishing says Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Sportfishing. The weather started out a bit miserable, but it seemed to turn around during the second half. We had another enjoyable month on the rivers, as well as a lot of action on the lake.

Neptunes take positive approach to 2016 Kootenay Summer Swim Association Season

Neptunes (Kallie Badry right and Imogen Cowan left) competing at the swim meet in Castlegar 2015. — Photo courtesy Nelson Neptunes

It hasn't been easy running a summer swim program in Nelson during the past few years.

Constant upgrades to the Nelson and District Aquatic Centre has forced the Nelson Neptunes to pack their bags for alternate pools to keep the program alive.

This season, the Neptunes have adopted the slogan of "Have goggles will travel” as the team builds for the upcoming 2016 Kootenay Summer Swim Association Season.

Bombers grounded at Trail Hawks Baseball Tournament

The LVR Bombers, seen during early season action preparing to take the diamond, struggled at at tournament last weekend in Trail. — Submitted photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers showed their youth and inexperience as the club finished the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks High School Baseball Tournament with a 1-4 record this weekend in Trail.

“(This is) the first time this year we struggled both at the plate and on the field,” said Bomber manager Ron Mace.

“The pitchers threw the ball well for the most part but making on average six errors per game did not help.”

LVR opened the tournament with a loss to the host Hawks.

Wranglers clinch 2016 Keystone Cup with OT victory

Wranglers clinch 2016 Keystone Cup with OT victory

Cole Zimmerman scored at 2:35 of overtime to spark the 100 Mile House Wranglers to a 3-2 victory over AGI Insurance Quakers of Saskatoon to capture the 2016 Keystone Cup Sunday in Regina.

The victory is the second in three years for the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

Beaver Valley Nitehawks won the title in 2014.

100 Mile House trailed 2-0 after the first period before scoring twice in the second to even the game.

Ryan Friesen and Zimmerman, on the power play, tied the game for the KIJHL champs.

MacLeod, Bentley capture 2016 Allan Cup Championship

Nelson Minor Hockey grad Alex MacLeod (middle row third from left) and his Bentley teammates were all smiles after winning the Allan Cup Saturday in Steinbech, Manitoba. — Photo courtesy Hockey Canada

It took 12 months but Alex MacLeod and the Bentley Generals finally exacted some revenge.

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