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Mallards Team of the Week — LVR Jr. Bombers Basketball Team

The team includes, back row, L-R, Teo Cho and Quin Hall. Middle, Kegan Jade, Jack Roberts, Ben Hradil-Kasseckert, Curtis Young, Jairo Mangapot, Jacob Erickson and coach Grayson Arabia, Dyllan Dixon. Front, Brock Dixon, Dylan Luscombe and Josh Jolicoeur. Missing from photo, Thomas Baxter and coach Bruce Fuhr. — Submitted photo

The L.V. Rogers came within a whisker of making it all the way on the West Kootenay Junior Boy’s Basketball circuit.

The Bombers, starting the season off slow, rallied in the late stages and pushed eventual champion Mount Sentinel Wildcats right to the end before losing by a couple of points in semi final action.

Mallard’s Source for sports would like to congratulate the Junior Bombers on a great season with Team of the Week honours.

TRAX Swimmers attend Short Course Provincial Championships

Pictured from left, Coach Mike Konkin, Ian Markus, Jackson Konkin, Sharman Thomas and Aby Elwood. — Submitted photo

TRAX Swim Club swimmers competed in the Swim BC AAA Short Course Provincial Championship Swim Meet held in Surrey from March 5-7.

TRAX Swim Club swimmers once again displayed their talent against the very best swimmers in the Province at the Swim BC AAA Provincial Championship in Surrey. 

Each swimmer had to achieve demanding swim standard qualifying times to have the opportunity to compete at this high level event.

UPDATED: Bombers get rocked by top seed Sir Charles Tupper

Before LVR headed off to the Fraser Valley, Tom Atkins of the Nelson and District Credit Union attended practice to present the team with a fundraising donation. Pictured for the presentation, back row, L-R, Lorne Wuori, Head Coach Jeremy Phelan, Assistant Coach Jack Sturrup, Darian Johnson, Josh Matosevic, Vinnie Watson, Kai Shave, Stryder Scott, Assistant Coach Dean Studer and NDCU Tom Atkins. Front, Dyllen Dixon, Eamon Studer, Jake Anderson, Robby Dixon and Brock Dixon. — Submitted photo

In the end, the top ranked team in the tournament was too much for the 16th squad.

Sir Charles Tupper Tigers made quick work of the Kootenay reps from Nelson, overpowering the L.V. Rogers Bombers 68-36 in opening round action at the BC High School AAA Boy's Basketball Tournament Wednesday at the Events Centre in Langley.

The Tigers opened up a 26-7 first quarter lead and never looked back.

C. Schneller put up 25 points on LVR to lead Sir Charles Tupper.

Josh Matosevic scored 14 points and Vinnie Watson had 10 to lead the Bombers.

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — More Rainbows than Bull Trout

Smiling? You bet I'm smiling says Wyatt Scott from Calgary as holds up his biggest Rainbow ever. — Photo courtesy Reel Adventures Sportfishing

By Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures Sportfishing

Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters is back and ready to give fishermen the edge on where to catch the big one.

UPDATE: Caledonia overpowers Bombers at High School Girl's Hoop Provincials

Naomi Perkins, seen here during action this season at the Hangar, led LVR with 13 points. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Caledonia of Terrace out scored LVR 35-15 in the second half en route to a 53-32 victory over the L.V. Rogers Bombers Saturday at the BC High School AA Girl's Basketball Championships at the Events Centre in Langley.

A. Wit scored 22 points to lead Caledonia to the victory.

The finished the tournament in 16th spot, losing all four games in the event.

LVR trailed 18-17 at halftime.

Naomi Perkins led the Bombers scoring attack with nine points while Christina Champlin and Sian Nielsen each added five.

Saints march into BCIHL Final by posting sweep of UVIC

Saints march into BCIHL Final by posting sweep of UVIC

The Selkirk Saints have once again commenced their march to the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League Championship.

Mason Spear and Jamie Vlanich each had two points to lead the Selkirk Saints to a 4-1 victory over the University of Victoria Vikes Saturday at the Castlegar Arena.

The win gives the-two-time defending BCIHL champs a sweep of the best-of-three series.

The Saints took the opening game of the series Friday with a thrilling 4-3 overtime victory. Ryan Edwards scored the winner for Selkirk.

Nelson takes Bronze Medal at final Kootenay Cup Race of season

Great weather conditions welcomed competititors at the final Kootenay Cup race of the season at the Nelson Nordic Ski Club. — Photo courtesy John Boulanger

Fernie took home bragging rights after capturing the Kootenay Cup Nordic Ski crown recently at the Nelson Nordic Ski Trails south of Nelson in Apex.

Fernie won the title following the final Kootenay Cup Ski race of the season.

The East Kootenay Club totaled 338 points, edging Kimberley by 30 points.

Nelson Nordic Ski Club finished third with 298 points.

Nelson’s individual results: