Sports News

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Italian Society Bocce Winners

The players, in no specific order, include, Hans Barth, Giuseppe Bertuzzi. Armando Savarin, Terry Tagami, Egidio Maida, Jayden Maida, Joe Szabo, G. Babuin, Nic Murano,  Joe Geurcio, Joe Sacino and V. Toteda.

The Nelson Italian Society staged its annual Bocce Tournament at Rotary Lakeside Park courts during the summer.

The A-event winners were Hans Barth and Giuseppe Bertuzzi. But on this day everyone celebrated playing the sport they enjoy with friends.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to recognize all the players with Team of the Week honours.

The results from the annual Italian Society Bocce Tournament are:

A-Division: First Hans Barth and Giuseppe Bertuzzi; second, Armando Savarin and Terry Tagami and Egidio Maida and Jayden Maida.

Fat Tire Festival brings in the bikers to celebrate cycling in Heritage City

Liam Lazier with one of the cooler looking bikes during Friday's kickoff on Baker Street for the Fat Tire Festival. — The Nelson Daily photo

Nineteen and counting.

Nelson's Fat Tire Festival went off like a bang as cycling enthusiasts flocked to mountains and streets of the Heritage City to participate in the event in memory of Cam Alexander, a friend and avid cyclist who lost his life tragically while riding his bike 19 years ago.

The three-day event started with the bike clinics and the Kootenay Krawl Friday, took to the hills for Kootenay Kasino Day before concluding at the former Morning Mountain Ski Hill for Cross Country racing.

Leafs training camp begins Friday; season tickets on sale now

Leafs training camp begins Friday; season tickets on sale now

Believe it or not, hockey season is right around the corner.

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League's Nelson Leafs take to the ice for training camp Friday through Sunday at the NDCC Arena.

Leafs, under the guidance of new coach Dave McLellan, have very little time to get battle ready as the squad plays a series of exhibition games beginning Wednesday, September 3 in Fruitvale against Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

Future begins to unfold for Nelson's Isaac MacLeod

Isaac MacLeod . . . future is bright

Nelson Minor Hockey grad Isaac MacLeod has landed a contract to play professional hockey next season.

However, the final resting place for the 22-year-old defenceman remains up in the air.

Mallard's Team of the Week —Nelson Neptunes Provincial Team

The team includes, from left, Matthew Holitzki, Sage Cowan, Jaylen Ruston, Joanna Blishen, Chloe Malenfant (hat), Imogen Cowan, Madeline Holitzki , Enna Cowan, Ella Chouinard, Morgan Robertson-Weir, Ohia Wintraub, Hannah Malenfant, Olivia Cowan and head coach Cynthia Pfeiffer. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Neptunes culminated an amazing season in the water by sending 14 swimmers to the BC Summer Swim Association Championships in Kamloops.

This year the Neptunes jumped 11 places climbing to finish 47th out of 65 teams in a meeting that attracted more than 1,000 competitors from throughout the province.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to honour the Neptunes with Team of the Week accolades for a job well done.

Rags to riches story for Neptunes culminates with impressive provincial results

The Nelson Neptunes capped off an amazing season, sending 14 swimmers to the provincial championships in Kamloops. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The Nelson Neptunes completed an amazing comeback season after 14 members of the team attained some great results at the 56th annual BC Summer Swim Associations Provincial Championships last weekend in Kamloops.

One year from not having a home pool for training, the Neptunes attending the provincial meet were at the big dance for the very first time.

"I was super impressed with how ready and focused these kids were for attending such an overwhelming meet (over 1000 swimmers) for their first time," said Nelson head coach Cynthia Pfeiffer.

Team Cranked Up captures The Nelson Daily Team Fundraising award at Scotia Bank MS West Kootenay Glacier Challenge

The Nelson Daily owner/editor Bruce Fuhr (centre) presents Cranked Up team of Maggie Mulvihill (left) and Sheri Allarie with a $200 cheque for dinner. Team Cranked Up is off to an evening at Bibo. — The Nelson Daily photo

The Cranked Up team of Maggie Mulvihill and Sheri Allarie cranked it up once again to claim The Nelson Daily Team Fundraising Award during this past weekend's Scotia Bank MS West Kootenay Glacier Challenge.

Scotia Bank MS West Kootenay Glacier Challenge raises money for the West Kootenay MS Society to fund local programs and services for people affected the disease as well as to support critical research for improved treatments and to find a cure.