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Fresh from Cougar Classic title, LVR hosts Stanley Humphries

The Bombers, dark jerseys, are back on the pitch Wednesday hosting the Stanley Humphries Rockers of Castlegar. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

The L.V. Rogers Bombers tuned up for the Kootenay High School Zone Rugby Championships by capturing the Cougar Classic tournament Saturday in Red Deer, Alta.

The Bombers made it look easy, outscoring the Prairie opposition 95-6,

LVR bounced Bishop O' Bryne of Calgary 24-6 in the final.

In the other games, the Bombers rocked Notre Dame, Saskatchewan 29-0 and Notre Dame Red Deer 42-0.

The Bombers host Stanley Humphries Rockers Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Lakeside Pitch in the Kootenay High School Zone Rugby Championship.

Glacier trio — Majeski, Stefani & Kelly — pace host club at Zone Championships

Glacier gymnast Tess Gordon works through her balance beam routine Saturday at the 2015 Kootenay Zone Gymnastics & Trampoline Championships. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Age was not a factor during the zone gymnastics meet held at the Glacier Gym Club Saturday and Sunday.

Nine-year-old Abby Majeski, 10-year-old Brianne Stefani and 13-year-old Olivia Kelly won the lion’s share of the medals to pace the host Glacier Club at the 2015 Kootenay Zone Gymnastics & Trampoline Championships this past weekend in Nelson.

Nelson U18 Selects grab bronze at Bill Eisenwinter Hot Shot Tournament

Nelson U18 Selects grab bronze at Bill Eisenwinter Hot Shot Tournament

Nelson Select came within whisker of playing for the championship of the Bill Eisenwinter Hot Shot Tournament Sunday in Coeur d Alene, Idaho.

The  U18 Select finished third due to head-to-head action tiebreaker despite posting a 2-1 record.

"I was absolutely delighted with the effort,” said Nelson coach Dan Szabo.
“A few mistakes cost us, but I liked how we picked ourselves up after.”

Nelson's Merissa Dawson selected to BC Hockey Top-40 Camp

Merissa Dawson (4) of Nelson, seen here playing at the BC Hockey U18 Girls Cup, has advanced to the provincial Top 40 camp. — Submitted photo

Merissa Dawson of Nelson has been selected to the final stage — Top-40 Camp — following a strong showing at the BC Hockey U18 Girls Cup held recently in Richmond.

The tournament is part of the BC Hockey Female High Performance Program.

Dawson, who played last season for the Kootenay Wildcats of the BC Female Midget AAA Hockey League, will attend the camp May 13-17 in Salmon Arm.

"Being selected to the next round has been a goal for me,” Dawson told The Nelson Daily.

Kootenay athletes compete at Zone Gymnastics Championships

The competition was intense at the  Kootenay Zone Gymnastic Championships held this weekend at the Glacier Gymnastic facility in the Civic Centre. — The Nelson Daily

Ready, set . . . go.

The Glacier Gymnastics Club hosted athletes from throughout the Kootenays this weekend for the Kootenay Zone Championships at the Civic Centre-based facility.

More than 200 athletes from from Trail, Castlegar, Creston, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Penticton and Golden t Glacier club in competition on vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercises.

Competition was held Saturday and Sunday.

Look for full results later this week in The Nelson Daily sports section.

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — Exciting time of the year

Smiles all around when you land a fish of choice on Kootenay Lake. — Photo courtesy Reel Adventures

April is in the books, but Kerry Reed from Reel Adventures has all the tips and news for May in the Kootenay Lake Fishing Report.

Nelson Eagles finish fourth at Kamloops Spring Basketball Tournment

The Eagles (white) played well throughout the tournament in Kamloops. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Eagles finished with a 2-2 record at a Spring League Basketball Tournament this past weekend in Kamloops.

The tournament attracted eight teams from Kamloops, Kelowna, Penticton, Prince George and Prince Rupert.

The Eagles opened with wins over Kelowna (58-50)and Valleyview of Kamloops (50-44) before dropping games to Kamloops Phantom (48-38) and South Kamloops (48-34).

"We started the tourney with a great win over a KMBA team — a team that beat us during the season as the KSS Owls 'B' team," said Nelson coach Jeremy Phelan.