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Mallards Team of the Week — East Shore United Soccer Club

The winning East Shore United squad includes, back row, L-R,Dave, Aaron, Vince, Isaak, Noah, Robby, Jason, Jake, Jesse, Wayne, Tim, Simon, Donny, Francis, Gabe and Donovan. Middle, July, Aaron, Scully, Lewis, Johnny E., Johnny C., Steve, Dan, Ruben and Allissa. Front: Billy, Danno, Johnny C.’s dog. — Submitted photo

East Shore United needed a shootout to capture the recent Slocan Men's Soccer Tournament Crown at the Slocan playing field.

The Crawford Bay based squad played a tough squad from Creston to a 1-1 draw in the Championship contest before pulling out the win in the tie-breaker.

East Shore finished the tournament undefeated, posting wins over Rossland and host Slocan. East Shore also tied Creston during round robin action.

Mallard's Source for sports is excited to present East Shore with Team of the Week honours.

Nelson Neptunes take to the road to win home meet

Two Neptune swimmers cut through the waters of the Salmo Pool at the first meet of the KSSA season. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Neptunes took advantage of some new surroundings to capture the opening meet of the Kootenay Summer Swim Association recently at the Salmo Pool.

The Neptunes, still waiting for renovations to be completed at the Nelson and District Aquatic Centre, swam away to win the meet by almost 300 points over second-place Grand Forks.

Not even the slightly longer than 25 meter pool or the unpredictability of the weather could slow down the Neptunes

Leafs continue to tinker with roster, acquire Austin Steger from Campbell River

Austin Steger . . . veteran offensive defenceman

The Nelson Leafs continue to tinker with the roster during the offseason as the club builds for the 2016-17 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League campaign.

The franchise completed its third deal during the month of June, landing 20-year-old defenceman Austin Steger from the Campbell River Storm.

Sent to the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League squad in exchange for Steger was defenceman Max Daerendinger and the rights to defenceman Austin Anselmo.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Youth Soccer U14 Girl's Selects

The team includes, back row, L-R, Sydney Benson, Anna Bakas, Abby Teasdale, Aube Jolicoeur, Ivie Lock-Luttmer, Abby Jackson, Teigan Barnhart, Ruby Linnen, Nicola Anderson and Isabel Curiston. Front, Freya Holman, Phoenix Tailleur, Alexis Dyck, Semegn Atkinson, Ella Peloso, Farrah Marzicola and Addis Atkinson. Coaches are Clive Jackson and Darren Peloso. — Submitted photo

It's never easy for staff at Mallard's Source for sports to choose the Team of the Week recipient during Rep Soccer Playdown season.

That's because Nelson Youth Soccer fields so many good teams.

However, following a close look at the winners heading off to the BC Soccer Provincial B Championships, Mallard's staff settled on the Nelson U14 Girl's Selects as the Team of the Week winner.

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.

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