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Robertson-Weir, Holitzki, Cowan pace Neptunes medal parade in Creston

Next stop on the Kootenay Summer Swim Association schedule is Colville, Wash. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Golden Boot is up for grabs — Killjoys meet Dam City Rollers

The Nelson Killjoys and Dam City Rollers of Castlegar battle it out for bragging rights at the NDCC Arena. — Photo submitted

The Golden Boot is up for grabs.

And the Nelson Killjoys want it — again.

The defending West Kootenay Roller Derby champs are back in the final, this time against Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers as the league culminates a season with the Mountain Mayhem 5 Saturday at the NDCC Arena.

The Final goes at 7 p.m. with the consolation contest starting at 5 p.m. between Valley Brutality against the Rossland Trail Rollergirls.

Nelson Minor Baseball shifts from regular season to allstar campaign

Lions Park was a beehive of activity during the Nelson and District Baseball Association season.

Nelson teams were shutout of the championship winner's circle in the West Kootenay Little League Baseball League season.

Nelson Cardinals, winners of the West Kootenay Little League Minor Division the two previous years, lost out in the semi finals in the major division.

The Nelson Pirates had two close games but finished their playoff run early.

The Nelson Tigers were down 6-5 before rain cancel out the game.

Tigers pitchers Koa Wintraub along with Brady Stocks and Drake Procter did a great job while Noah Ens controlled behind the plate.

International Skateboarding Day comes to Rosemont Skatepark

The Rosemont Skatepark was alive Thursday as 12-year-old Kristian from Creston performs a kickflip down six stairs. — Photo courtesy Matt Leblanc

International Skateboarding Day is coming to the new Rosemont Skatepark.

Skateboard Ambassador, Matt LeBlanc and Nelson & District Youth Center is hosting a fundraising hotdog sale and day filled with activities.

LeBlanc, along with implementing some ground rules for everyone’s safety and enjoyment, is also hosting skate camps starting July 7 for 2-4 weeks operated through the NDCC. 

Some of the rules for the new Skatepark include:

Little League All Stars gearing up for provincials

Little League All Stars gearing up for provincials

Veteran little league players are working toward the big goal of national competition, after the region’s little league all-star team was picked last night at Andy Bilesky Park.

Twenty-one baseball players, aged 11-12, tried out for the team but only 12 were chosen, six of whom are veterans from last year's all-star team.

“[This season] is basically five weeks unless we win the provincial tournament, then it would be extended another week or 10 days because then we'd go to the nationals,” said team coach D.J.Ashman.

2014 Nelson Cyswog'n'fun triathlon early bird deadline July 6

The start of the Nelson Cyswogn Fun Triathlon is less than seven weeks away. — The Nelson Daily photo

It's time to start training for the 2014 Nelson Cyswog'n'fun triathlon.

And what better way to gain some incentive than to take advantage of the early bird registration deadline of July 6.

The 2014 Nelson Cyswog'n'fun triathlon goes Sunday, August 3 at Rotary Lakeside Park.

The main Olympic Course race begins with a 1.5 kilometre swim before competitors hope the bike for a 39 km cycle and 10 km run.

Short course is 500 metre swim, 22 km ride and five km run run.

Pickleball play promised in park

Pickleball play promised in park

Trail Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce the City’s new Pickleball courts at Butler Park will officially open with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. on June 21. The courts, recently converted from one of the park’s tennis courts, will accommodate the avid Pickleball players from the Region.