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Mallard's Team of the Week — Whitewater Nancy Greene Team

The Whitewater Nancy Greene squad stopped to take a team photo during a recent race at Whitewater Ski Resort. — Submitted photo

Whitewater Ski Team’s record athlete enrollment for 2015 seems to be paying dividends as the group continues to shine on the Rio Tinto Alcan Nancy Greene race series.

The Rio Tinto Alcan Nancy Greene is not about winning; it’s about learning, and having fun said Whitewater Ski Team president Tracy Punchard.

Coaches are attempting to teach these kids not only the necessary skills they’ll need to be competitive, but to love the sport first and foremost.

Bombers rolling along on High School Girl's Basketball circuit

Naomi Perkins takes the ball to the hoop during earlier action for LVR against Pen Hi Lakers. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers have been rolling along, thank you very much, on the Kootenay High School Senior Girl's Basketball scene.

The Bombers won a pair of tournaments in the East Kootenay, capturing bragging rights in Kimberley at the Selkirk Storm event and Creston, at Prince Charles.

According to head coach Chris Dergousoff, "closest game was 15-point victory . . . many were much more."

The Bombers travel to Castlegar Friday to compete in the Rockers Invitational.

Bombers get swept during Panthers' hoop tourney

Bombers get swept during Panthers' hoop tourney

Lack of execution turned into three losses as the L.V. Rogers Bombers went zero for three at the Panthers High School Boy's Basketball Tournament Saturday in Vernon.

LVR lost to host, and tenth-ranked AAA Vernon, 64-48 before dropping a pair of games Saturday to Summerland Rockets and 66-65 to Okanagan Mission of Kelowna.

"We dropped the match with an embarrassing loss in my opinion based on lack of effort and mental toughness," said Bomber coach Jeremy Phelan following the Summerland loss.

LVR opened against the top-ranked Panthers.

Former Selkirk College Saints Reconnect and Celebrate at Third Annual Alumni Weekend

The Selkirk College Saints hosted Alumni Night on Friday at the Castlegar Recreation Complex. Former Saints player John Horcoff (1971-73) and Castlegar Mayor Lawrence Chernoff took part in the ceremonial faceoff.

Though it’s a month away from the start of the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) post season, the Selkirk College Saints had a taste of playoff hockey Friday night at the Castlegar Recreation Complex.

With time ticking down on the regular season, the two-time defending BCIHL champion Saints locked horns with the Simon Fraser University Clan in a key stretch drive contest before a raucous home crowd. Despite a valiant effort, the Saints were edged 2-1 in overtime.

Nelson's Keaton Roch lifts Kootenay Ice into tie against South Island Royals

Nelson's Keaton Roch lifts Kootenay Ice into tie against South Island Royals

Nelson's Keaton Roch scored with six minutes remaining in the game to lift Kootenay Ice into a 3-3 tie with South Island Royals in BC Major Midget Hockey League action Sunday at the NDCC Arena.

The power play goal by Roch allowed the host Ice squad to escape the weekend series with at least a point in the Major Midget standings.

South Island double Kootenay 4-2 Saturday.

Justin Podgorenko of Nelson, also scoring on the power play, and Tanner Costa of Castlegar also had goals for Kootenay.

Vernon's Cotter needs extra end to edge Joanisse in final of BC Men's Curling Championship

Jim Cotter of Vernon is heading back to the Tim Horton's Brier after winning the BC Championship Sunday in Vernon.

Jim Cotter of Vernon made a draw to the button to capture the Canadian Direct Insurance BC Mens' Curling Championship Sunday in the Central Okanagan City.

Cotter, third Ryan Kuhn, second Tyrel Griffith and lead Rick Sawatsky, defeated Dean Joanisse of New Westminster 7-6 in 11 ends to claim the Men's Provincial Title.

The win avenged a loss to Joanisse in the first round of the Page Playoff.

Joanisse won that game 8-5.

The final was a seasaw affair with the lead exchanging hands several times.

Crawford sparks Leafs to thrilling win over Kamloops Storm

Crawford sparks Leafs to thrilling win over Kamloops Storm

Just when the so-called experts are ready to stick a fork in the Nelson Leafs the Heritage City franchise pulls out a big win.

Michael Crawford scored the winning goal with 43 seconds remaining in the game to lift Nelson to a thrilling 4-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the front-running Kamloops Storm Saturday in Spoolmak Country.

Crawford’s marker was unassisted.

A goal by Michael Rand midway through the third period had the teams thinking overtime was looming before Crawford stole the game away for Nelson.