by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jul 30 2015

It's days until the horn blows for the 2015 Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun triathlon.

Sunday is the big day of the Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun Triathlon — set for Sunday, August 2 at 8 a.m. — when hundreds of athletes will begin the race in Kootenay Lake.

Some of the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jul 30 2015

The man never turned down a chance to coach a team or help out his community.

Art Field passed away peacefully, with friends and family at his side, at the Trail Regional Hospital, July 14.

Art Field lost out to a long struggle with diabetes and heart failure.

“(Art)...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Jul 29 2015

A few days and counting.

The annual Nelson Cyswog'n' Fun Triathlon is Sunday at Lakeside Rotary Park.

A group of local triathletes have been burning up the training pool, highway and roadway in preparation for the annual event.

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Whitecaps FC Kootenay Soccer Camp gets visit from Caps Tim Parker

Tim Parker of the Whitecaps was in town Thursday, helping out at the Whitecaps FC Kootenay Soccer Camp at the Lakeside Fields. — Submitted photo

Every player on the Vancouver Whitecaps had to get their start somewhere.

And during a camp or two those rising stars probably experienced the opportunity into interact with a current roster player.

During this week’s Whitecaps FC Kootenay Soccer Camp, Tim Parker, a 6'2" up-and-coming defender with the parent club treated campers with visit Thursday at the Lakeside Fields.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Kootenay Rhythm Dragons

The KRD includes, back row, L-R, Marg Lozinski, Barb Couch, Louise Andrew, Dawn Jacobsen, Jill Jacobsen and Janet Stephensen. Middle, Carla Klein, Sophie Goodwin, Marlene Pozin Hoda Ghamrawy, Lorna Maxwell, Judy Bourne and Cath Little. Seated, Linda Hoffman, Diane Tulloch (Steers); coach Puleng Pratt; Kathy Manson and Mary Walters. Front, Willa Horsfall and Deb Smith. — Submitted photo

The Kootenay Rhythm Dragons were back on the water recently, blazing a trail during a meet held recently in Lethbridge.

The Alberta meet is one of many the Dragons will attend this season — others are in Vernon, Salmon Arm and Penticton. 

The paddling season stretches from April to September, with three teams.  There are two competitive teams which practice at 5:30-7 p.m. – one team practices Monday and Wednesday, the other team Tuesday. and Thursday. 

Athletes counting down days on 2015 Cyswog’n’fun Nelson Triathlon

Laurilee Commandeur and club organizer Val Yowek are preparing for the annual Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun Triathlon Sunday, August 2 at Lakeside Park. — Submitted photo

It's days until the horn blows for the 2015 Nelson Cyswog'n'fun triathlon.

Saturday, at the Lakeside Park beach, the 2015 Nelson Cyswog'n' Fun club takes to the water for a test run of the triathlon distance.

The unofficial club have been training for up to two months, swimming, running and riding distances to prepare for the big day of the Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun Triathlon — set for Sunday, August 2 at 8 a.m.

Many of the club members tacklet the short course of 500 metre swim, 22 kilometer ride and five km run run.

BROKEN GOAT -- it was a great race!

Photo by Jade Hollendeck

Runners came to Rossland from places as far-flung as Bella Bella, BC, Yellowknife, NT, and La Ronge, SK. to take part in the Broken Goat races.  Over 300 people pattered along the race routes in the sunshine, ranging in age from 20 to 56. 

Team Tumillo/Rendini big winners at Nelson Italian Society Bocce tournament

Vito Tumillo and Vincenzo Rendini won the A-event at the annual Nelson Italian Society Bocce tournament at Rotary Lakeside Park. — Submitted photo

Vito Tumillo and Vincenzo Rendini came away as the big winners at the Nelson Italian Society Bocce tournament Sunday at Rotary Lakeside Park.

The Nelson/Italy team of Tumillo and Rendini edged out Cranbrook's Fred Tironese and Alphonso Bertoia for the top prize in the A event.

Gino and Jayden Maida of Nelson finished third.

In the B event, Vince Toteda and Joe Sacino of Cranbrook took the top prize with the Trail team of Giuseppe Bertuzzi and Michelle March taking second.

Joe Guercio and Nick Murano of Trail finished third.

OK Tire back on top of Nelson Mixed Slopitch League in 2015

The heat was on at the Lakeside Ball Diamonds as the Nelson Mixed Slopitch League concluded the 2015 campaign with playoff action Sunday. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Louie's did not win the Nelson Mixed Slopitch title in 2014.

However, with a new name Louie's, now OK Tire, defeated The Competition 20-15 to capture the 2015 Nelson Mixed Slopitch Championship Sunday afternoon at the Lakeside Ball Diamonds.

The seesaw battle came down to the final inning with OK Tire leading 20-13.

The Competition was able to stage a bit of a rally, but was only able to muster a pair of runs.

The Competition advanced to the final with a thrilling 7-6 extra-innings win over Uptown Tavern.

Mallard's Team of the Week — NYS U18 Selects

The team includes, back row, L-R, Tanis Bouchier, Maddie Sternloff, Darian Voisard, coach Justin Willans, Abbie Bouchier-Willans, Paige Lefranc, Daina Shaw, Jena Wheeldon, Tara Yowek, coach Mike Gerun and Hailee Gerun. Front, Kyra Burkhart, Naomi Perkins, Merissa Dawson, Paige Gattafoni, Allie Zondervan and Alex Dehnel. — Submitted photo

The Heritage City came ever so close to crowning a provincial champion this past weekend in Penticton.

The Nelson U18 Selects lost a tough one, 2-0 to Chilliwack in the final of the BC Soccer Girl’s Provincial B Cup Sunday in the South Okanagan City.

The Silver Medal was the second time in two seasons the same group of players has won hardware against some of the best teams in the province, capturing the Bronze in 2014.

Many of the girls played their final youth soccer match Sunday.