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LVR salutes top Bomber athletes following stellar season

The Top Athletes at LVR include, from left, Jonah Thiele, Kyra Burkart, Naomi Perkins, Darian Johnson and Josh Matosevic. Missing, Eli Swan-Wilson. — Submitted photo

L.V. Rogers is getting ready to wap things up on another exciting school year at the Fairview High School.

Bombers teams brought back a pair of BC High School Provincial titles in Boy's Rugby and Girl's Soccer to hang on the walls of the Hangar.

However, before the final test has been marked, the athletic department saluted its top students during the annual awards ceremony.

Some of the award winners included:

Select roll past Columbia Valley to secure berth in Les Sinnott Memorial U15 Boys Provincial Cup

The Nelson Selects were all smiles after capturing the Kootenay Zone U15 Boy's Provincial B Playoff. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Selects secured a berth in the Les Sinnott Memorial U15 Boys Provincial Cup by blasting Columbia Valley 5-0 in Kootenay Soccer Playoff action last week in Cranbrook.

The Selects advance to the provincial tournament July 7-10 in West Vancouver.

With the backline of Jesse Harold, Kiefer Barclay, Iyra Cristofoli-Couling and Brett Anderson keeping the Columbia Valley offence under control, the Nelson strikers had a field day with Moss Caney leading the attack with three goals.

Neptunes kick off Kootenay Summer Swim Association season by hosting meet in Salmo

Nelson Neptune swimmers have been training at the Salmo outdoor pool. — Submited photo

The Nelson Neptunes have taken their show on the road.

First up for the Neptunes, who have been without a home since renovations took over the Nelson and District Community Complex Pool, is Nelson's own meet this weekend at the outdoor pool in Salmo.

The meet runs Saturday and Sunday (June 25-26) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

"Despite the struggles the team has faced over the last number of years due to pool closure the team is still swimming and excited about this upcoming meet," said a Neptune spokesperson.

Nelson Selects Golden en route to berth at Les Sinnott Memorial Boys Provincial Cup

The U16 Nelson Selects include, back row, L-R, Coach Lyle Hill, Liam Jones, Thomas Baxter, Grayson Hill, Josh Fogal, Milo Baranyai-Sheppard, Blake Markin-Hellekson, Jahmal Truth-Verville, Aidan Mushumanski, Jesse Thurston, Ezra Foy and coach Kerry Dyck. Front, Jaden Dyck, Noah Laroque, Bradey Sookero, Jacob Erickson, Josh Yasek and Arnau Espinalt. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Selects U16 Boys continue to build for the Provincial Tournament after the local squad captured three gold medals as well as a berth in the Les Sinnott Memorial Boys Provincial Cup next month in West Vancouver.

“The boys played fantastic, their best game of the year against a strong opponent,” said coach Kerry Dyck of the 2-0 win over Kootenay East Rovers in the BC Soccer Kootenay Zone Play Downs gold medal game.

Selkirk College Saints Add More Fuel to High Octane Offense

 New Selkirk College Saints recruit Seth Schmidt will join an offense that led the league in goals during the 2015-2016 season. He will join fellow newcomer Wade Johnson on a Saints team that will be going for its fifth straight BCIHL championship starting in September.

The Selkirk College Saints already potent offense has been bolstered with commitments from a pair of players with proven point-producing talents.

Forward Wade Johnson and defenceman Seth Schmidt will be joining the four-time defending British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champion Saints for the upcoming 2016-2017 season. Both players come equipped with a strong two-way game, but over their junior hockey careers were key contributors in the offensive zone.

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — Rainbows, Bull Trout catch of the day

There's fish out there ready to be caught in Kootenay Lake. — Photo courtesy Reel Adventures Sportfishing

It's time for another boat load of fishing information from Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Sportfishing. Now that summer has arrived what better time is there to get out in the boat for some fishing.

Leafs continue to make moves, land Sawyer Hunt from Kimberley Dynamiters

Sawyer Hunt (left holding trophy) is heading back to his old stomping grounds after Nelson and Kimberley completed a trade Tuesday. — Submitted photo

Nelson brass continues to do its best to change the culture of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League franchise as management completed its second major deal in less than two weeks Tuesday.

Leafs acquired power forward and playoff standout Sawyer Hunt from the Kimberley Dynamiters in exchange for forward Nick Ketola and future considerations.

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