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Mallard's Team of the Week — Steve Nash Youth Basketball Team

Players from the winter of Steve Nash Youth Basketball posed for a team photo prior to the conclusion of the session. — Submitted photo

After a successful winter program, the Steve Nash Youth Basketball is making a return for its spring session beginning Wednesday at the Hume Elementary Gym in Nelson.

The Spring session runs from Wednesday (April 6th) to May 25th (8 sessions) from 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

For complete information — membership Includes: Basketball, Reversible Jersey, T-Shirt, Basketball BC membership including supplementary insurance coverage — as well as online registration, go to www.NelsonBasketball.ca website.

UPDATED: Heartbreak for Team BC at 2016 Canadian Senior Men’s Curling Championships

Team BC third Dave Stephenson (center) with lead Fred Thomson of Nelson on the left and Trail's Don Freschi on the right is listed as questionable for Saturday semi final game against Team Ontario. — Submitted photo

Team BC's run at the 2016 Canadian Senior Men’s Curling Championships in Digby, Nova Scotia ended Saturday morning with a 6-5 loss to Bryan Cochrane of Team Ontario during semi final action.

Team BC lost a chance to finish in the medals after dropping a 7-5 decision to Alan O'Leary of Team Nova Scotia in the Bronze Medal match.

Meanwhile, Cochrane doubled Randy Neufeld of Team Manitoba 6-3 to capture the 2016 Canadian Senior Men’s Curling Championship in the Gold medal game.

Wranglers knock off defending champion Dynamiters to clinch 2016 KIJHL Title

Wrangler players celebrated the first KIJHL franchise in team history in front of the home fans Thursday night in 100 Mile House. — Photo courtesy Twitter

In 2015, Kimberley netminder Tyson Brouwer was "All World" in backstopping the Nitros to the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League championship.

This year is was Zane Steeves turn to lead his 100 Mile House Wranglers to the top of the KIJHL.

Steeves turned aside 40 of 41 shots to lead the Wranglers to a 2-1 victory over the Dynamiters in Game five of the KIJHL best-of-seven series Thursday night in 100 Mile House.

The win gives 100 Mile House a 4-1 decision in the League Championship Series and the first KIJHL title in team history.

Ready, set, Golf

Ready, set, Golf

Granite Pointe at Nelson has joined many other courses in the region to announce opening for the 2016 golf season.

Thursday, the Rosemont-based course kicked off the season with opening of all 18-holes.

The driving range at Granite Pointe is also open.

"All 18 holes are open and ready to play," said Granite Pointe spokesperson Barry Auliffe.

Auliffe said the course looks in great shape with power carts available for golfers.

On the North Shore, Balfour Golf and Country Club opens for full operations Friday, April 1.

Wranglers climb to within a win of first KIJHL title after stopping Dynamiters 3-2

Wranglers climb to within a win of first KIJHL title after stopping Dynamiters 3-2

The 100 Mile House Wranglers are one win away from knocking off the defending Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champions and winning the first title in team history.

The Wranglers built a 3-0 lead, then held off a late charge to edge the Kimberley Dynamiters 3-2 in KIJHL Finals action Wednesday night in 100 Mile House.

The win, combined with a 4-1 decision Tuesday, gives the Wranglers a commanding 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven league championship series.
Game five is Thursday in 100 Mile House.

UPDATED: Team BC posts pair of wins to keep pace spot in 2016 Canadian Senior Men’s Curling Playoff Round

Team BC, consisting of (from left) Skip Bob Ursel and third Dave Stephenson, both of Kelowna, second Don Freschi of Trail and lead Fred Thomson of Nelson, advanced to the Championship Round at the 2016 Canadian Senior Men’s Curling Championships Wednesday in Digby, Nova Scotia. — Submitted photo

Team BC lead Fred Thomson told The Nelson Daily on the eve of the Championship round the rink ws "feeling pretty good" about its game at the 2016 Canadian Senior Men’s Curling Championships in Digby, Nova Scotia.

Thursday, the rink was on full display, posting a pair of wins to climb into third spot in Championship standings.

Skip Bob Ursel and third Dave Stephenson, both of Kelowna, second Don Freschi of Trail and lead Fred Thomson of Nelson opened the day by defeating former Brier champ Ed Lukowich of Alberta 6-4.

Glacier Gymnastics Club capture 90 medals at Key City Invitational

The Glacier Club gymnasts includes, back row, L-R, Brianne Stefani, Dafni van Hellemond, Olivia Kelly, Abby Majeski and Lily Taylor. Middle, Shelbi van Hellemond and front, Eden Bellman. Missing, Provincial team members, Teagan McTague, Gwen McCrory, Sara Tolles, Matthew Bullen and Zoe Crisfield. — Photo courtesy Glacier Gym Club

Nelson’s Glacier Gymnastics Club competitive team won 90 medals over Spring Break at the Key City Invitational/Zone 1 Provincial Trials in Cranbrook.

This bi-provincial competition attracted 300 participants from clubs in British Columbia and Alberta. 

At the event, twelve of Nelson’s Gymnastics and Trampoline athletes qualified to compete at the BC Artistic Gymnastics & Trampoline Championships in Langley, April 15-17.

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