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BC Games medal haul for Nelson Kayak and Canoe Club paddlers

Members of the Nelson Kayak and Canoe Club include, back row, L-R,  Heather Potkins, Alena Hammer (coach), Anna Milde, Noah Malefant, Carson VanHorne and coach Thomas Miller. Front, Tess Nuttall, Erica Potkins, Bailey Stefani and Tessa Timmermans. — Photo Submitted

When paddlers from the Nelson Kayak and Canoe Club boarded the bus for the Red-Eye ride to the Fraser Valley to compete in the BC Summer Games winning was probably the last thing on their minds.

Teenagers like their sleep and finding a comfortable spot on the bus first and foremost.

However, after arriving at the Summer Games, the paddlers got down to business, winning double-digit medals for the Kootenay Zone during the three-day competition hosted in Abbotsford.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Mixed Slopitch Winners — Total Chaos

Total Chaos team includes, back row, L-R, Ashley De Leeuw, Justin Niminiken, Jamie Simpson, Travis Dowes, Al Weber, Corey Niminiken, Darren Cain, Kyle Niminiken, Derrick Jackman, Shandy Mowery and Branwen Hainsworth. Front, Lindsey Niminiken, Tammy Jackman, Lua Gerun, Carrie Mowery, Sandy Byers and Nathan Jackman. — Submitted photo

There was no chaos in the run by Total Chaos to capture the 2016 Nelson Mixed Slopitch Crown recently at the Lakeside Diamonds.

The regular season champs outlasted Main Jet 10-9 en route to the winner’s circle finish in the A-Division of the Mixed Slopitch League.

Total Chaos finished 19-0 during the regular season before reeling off five wins to claim the playoff title.

Mallard’s Source for sports wants to add to the celebrations with Team of the Week honours.

Soccer future is so bright Kootenays had better adopt the shades

Emma Humphries, Girls Elite REX head coach and Girls Programs director for the Vancouver Whitecaps, is excited to see the improvement of players in the Kootenays. — Submitted photo

It’s obvious from the number of tourists arriving on Nelson’s main drag the secret is getting out regarding one of the most beautiful places to visit in the world.

The same can be said for youth soccer in the Heritage City as Nelson welcomed the head of the girl’s high performance for the Vancouver Whitecaps of Major League Soccer, Emma Humphries.

“I think it's extremely important to the development of the players to see the girls head elite coach,” said Brett Adams, regional head coach of the Whitecaps Kootenay Academy Centre.

Players soaking up the hoop sport at 2016 Bomber Basketball Camp

Ben Jansula of Rossland applies defence to Nelson's Van Kozak during play at the 2016 Bomber Basketball Camp being held at the LVR Hangar. — The Nelson Daily photo

Players between the ages of nine to 15 — Grades 4 to 9 — are soaking up the hoop sport this week at the 2016 Bomber Basketball Camp in the Hangar of the L.V. Rogers High School.

The camp has run daily this week, concluding Thursday.

Campers are perfecting the art of basketball fundamentals, including shooting, passing and ball handling skills.

There will be 1-on-1, 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 competitions through the week and prizes throughout the day.

Charity Golf Tournament at Redstone

A view at Redstone: Photo Credit Steve Hiltz

Golfers (and brave beginners who are willing to give it a try) can swing with the best of them at the Charity Golf Tournament at Redstone on August 6, and compete for prizes. 

There will be some sort of prize at every hole, and  some lucky, or highly skilled, or both, golfer could win a prize of $10,000 for getting a hole-in-one at a particular location.   Hall Printing is supplying that prize -- but only  if someone can win it!

Total Chaos completes wire-to-wire season by capturing Mixed Slopitch Title

There was plenty of action during the weekend at the Lakeside Diamonds as Nelson Mixed Slopitch completed another season with playoff tournament. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Total Chaos completed a wire-to-wire finish by edging Main Jet 10-9 to capture the 2016 Nelson Mixed Slopitch Championship Sunday at the Lakeside Diamonds.

The victory over Main Jet completed an undefeated season for the Regular Season and Playoff Champions.

The game was a close affair throughout the contest with Total Chaos, finishing the regular season with a 19-0 record, holding off a late charge to edge Main Jet.

In the B final, OK Tire got past Competition to capture bragging rights.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Youth Soccer U16 Selects

The Provincial Champion U16 Nelson Selects include, back row, L-R, Ali D'odorico, Ashley Hall, Grace Dehnel, Anna Milde, Jodi Surina, Julia Burkart, Shianne Michalchuk, Sofia Arcuri, Ruby Seright and Mattea Lorenzo. Front, Emily Taylor, Shaen Panko-Dool, Allison Bendis, Bella Guderyan and keeper Hanna Quinn. Missing, head coach Paul Burkart, assistant coach Morgan Dehnel, Technical Director Brett Adams, Trainer Shane Taylor and Manager Layla Precious. — Submitted phot

The Nelson Selects U16 Girls completed a season for the history books after edging out Vernon United 2-0 to capture the BC Soccer Provincial B Cup  in Penticton.

The squad played exception during the four-day tournament as the Select knocked off heavyweight after heavyweight en route to the Provincial Title.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to add to the celebration by selected the squad Team of the Week.

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