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Balfour's Craig Wilkinson hitting links to fight ALS

Balfour's Craig Wilkinson hitting links to fight ALS

Balfour Golf Course club professional Craig Wilkinson is hitting the links to help ALS Society of BC.

Wilkinson is golfing all day long on (Monday) June 22 in a fundraising effort for the ALS Society through PGA of BC’s Golf-A-Thon for ALS. 

“This year I will be playing solo in an effort to beat my personal record of 283 holes played in one day,” Wilkinson said.

“I’ll be starting at 4:30 a.m. and hope to have completed 300 holes by 9:30 p.m. that evening.”

Trail AA Orioles AA American Legion squad hosts tourney at Butler Park

The baseball season is heating up as the Trail AA Orioles AA American Legion squad hosts a tournament this weekend in Trail.

The Trail AA Orioles AA kicks off the season this weekend by hosting the Trail Invitational Baseball Tournament at Butler Park.

The Orioles play in a new division of the American Legion Baseball League against teams from Colville, Asotin, Mt. Spokane, Lewis and Clarke, Gonzaga Prep, Mead, Rogers and West Valley

“Last year we played to an 8-8 record in league play just out of the playoffs,” said manager Ron Mace.

Mace said the Trail AA Orioles play in the XBL men's league in Trail to prepare for the season.

Mallard's Team of the Week — NYS U15 Selects

The Selects include, back row, L-R, Coach Kerry Dyck, Thomas Baxter, Ernesto Archambault, Blake Markin-Hellekson, Keeper Bradey Sookero, Ezra Foy, Jaden Dyck, Jesse Thurston, Josh Schacher, Jacob Erickson and Assistant Coach Daryl Verville. Front, Jahmal Truth-Verville, Josh Yasek, Grayson Hill, Aidan Mushumanski, Keanu Tromans and Milo Baranyai-Sheppard. — Submitted photo

Silver was the colour of the day for the Nelson Selects U15 Boy's Soccer team.

The club returned from a successful weekend at the Columbia Valley Clash of the Titans Soccer Tournament in Invermere this past weekend, finishing second overall in the U16 Division.

The Select lost in shootout in the final to the Calgary U16 team.

“I was extremely proud of the boys this weekend,” said coach Kerry Dyck, “They played with a ton of heart, grit and determination. 

KIJHL AGM — Martel to VP Murdoch Division, league adopts BCHL 30-day suspension, final remains seven games

League governors were busy getting ready for the next season at the league AGM this past weekend in Osoyoos. — Photo courtesy KIJHL

It didn’t take former Leaf Larry Martel long to find a job in hockey.

The ex-Leaf president moved across the hallway to office of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League after being elected as vice-president of the Neil Murdoch Division.

The selection of Martel was just one of the news items coming out of the KIJHL AGM this past weekend in Osoyoos.

“It was a very good weekend,” KIJHL president Bill Ohlhausen told The Nelson Daily.

“There was a lot accomplished.”

Let the FIFA Women's World Cup Begin

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Was it a penalty, or was it a "play-on"?

Who cares as Canada won its opening match at the FIFA Women's World Cup Saturday in Edmonton.

The Nelson Daily was there with a brief video of the Canadian anthem to start the game between Canada and China.

Have a look.

Mallard's Team of the Week — LVR Bombers Baseball Team

 The Bombers squad includes, back row, L-R, Derek Green, Brendan Makay, Austin Tambellini, Reese Tambellini, Justin Daloise and Eric Hurley. Front, Chase May, Casey Harrison, Ross St. Jean, Finn McIntosh, Braeden Zarikoff and Colton Miracle. Missing from photo, Nathan Soukeroff, Hano Southam, Bradley Ross, coach Ron Mace and Sawyer Hunt. — Photo courtesy Christine Boyd of LVR

The L.V. Rogers Bombers baseball team recently completed a very successful campaign on the diamond.

LVR compiled an impressive 21-5 record against American and Canadian opposition that included a victory in the Bombers home tournament.

The Bombers seven trips south of the boarder and played a combination of Varsity teams and JV. Teams.

The highlight for this year for the seniors was LVR posting a win over Mead high school from Spokane — the first win over the American squad in school history.

Playing golf at the Balfour Golf Course has its Advantages

Picturesque is hole nine at the Balfour Golf Course. — Bruce Fuhr photos

Membership has its privileges with the BGC Advantage Program at the Balfour Golf Club.

And those privileges are more than just playing on one of the most picturesque Les Furber designed courses in the province packed with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains or Kootenay Lake.

“The BGC Advantage Program is a brand new concept to Balfour this year.  It is our amped up version of a loyalty program and thus far is being received very well” said Balfour’s Head Professional Craig Wilkinson.