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Mallard's Team of the Week — Kutenai Summer Fest Winners

The Koot-Neigh Vaulter winners included, Lilian Shearer, Allie McBriar, Murrin Gingras, Olivia Berkeley, Selina Kromer-Anton, Rayna Pickering, Alexis Clarke and Julia Kromer-Anton. — Submitted photo

The Nelson and District Riding Grounds were one busy place as the Third Annual Kutenai Summer Fest was held.

The event was an opportunity or local athletes and families to showcase local talent and community spirit.

More than 20 Koot-Neigh Vaulters showed their skills to a visiting judge from the Lower Mainland on their team horses. Everyone enjoyed the opportunity to perform for their guests and test for their level of badge or medal.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to honour the Koot-Neigh Vaulters with Team of the Week accolades.

Nelson Minor Hockey's Reece Hunt earns spot on Team BC U18 squad

Reece Hunt said it was a huge sigh of relief after hearing the news she was selected to the team. — Submitted photo

Reece Hunt is following in the footsteps of playing at an elite level of hockey of older brothers Dryden and Sawyer after the Nelson Minor Hockey player was named to the Team BC U18 Female squad following tryout camp this past weekend in Vancouver.

Hunt, 15, represents BC at the 2016 National Women’s U18 Championship in Regina, Saskatchewan from November 9 – 13.

“It was just a huge sigh of relief to finally find out I made it," Hunt told The Nelson Daily.

Finalists set for Championship Rounball Weekend

Red Dog (black jersey) staged the upset of the day, knocking off Dirty Dozen in shootout to advance to the Ladies Rec Final. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

The finalists have been determined following Semi Final Weekend in the Adult Outdoor Soccer Leagues.

In the Ladies Rec League, surprising Red Dog advanced to the final against Dirty Dozen after scoring an upset shootout victory over Wild Cats Sunday afternoon at the Lakeside Pitch.

Red Dog, finishing third in the regular season standings, scored the tying goal late in the contest to force the shootout.

Meanwhile, Dirty Dozen had an easy time againsat Selkirk Eyecare winning by a 6-0 score.

Steve Nash Youth Basketball back for another season in Nelson

The Steve Nash program is growing in Nelson with more and more players learning the fundamentals about the game.

Now that the youth soccer season is winding down, basketball lovers will bi happy to know the Steve Nash Youth Basketball (SNYB) program is ready for another season of the sport in Nelson.

The Fall session begins Wednesday, October 5 at Hume Elementary and Trafalgar Gymnasiums.

Players from the ages of six to 11 (Grades 1 to 6) will be able to enjoy fun while developing skills to enjoy the game.

The emphasis is on skill development for girls and boys.

Bruins outlast Leafs 7-4, move into three-way tie for first in Murdoch Division

Bruins outlast Leafs 7-4, move into three-way tie for first in Murdoch Division

Brady Berger scored twice and assisted on the game winner to lift the Grand Forks Border Bruins to a 7-4 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Nelson Leafs Sunday afternoon in the Boundary City.

Berger set up Silas Johnson with eight minutes remaining in the game to give the Bruins a 5-4 lead.

Grand Forks scored twice as Nelson pulled netminder Ben Kelsch in an attempt to tie the game.

Nelson held period leads of 2-1 and 3-2 before the Bruins scored twice in the third to take a 4-3 lead.

Styler OT winner powers Rebels past Nelson Leafs

Leafs Eamonn Miller battles for the puck during Friday's 5-4 OT loss to Castlegar at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

The Castlegar Rebels continue to work magic without their head coach.

Logan Styler scored the winner in the second overtime to give the visiting Rebels a 5-4 come-from-behind victory over the Nelson Leafs in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Murdoch Division action Friday night at the NDCC Arena.

The win was the third straight for the Sunflower City franchise, and second in as many games against the Leafs.

Castlegar moves to within a point of Murdoch-leading Beaver Valley after the Nitehawks lost to Grand Forks 5-2 in the Boundary City.

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