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Bronze for Koot-Neigh Indigo Bowick at BC Summer Games

Indigo Bowick won a bronze medal in the equestrian vault competition at the BC Summer Games in the Abbotsford. —Submitted photos

Indigo Bowick and Ella Gotzy of Nelson were front and center in the equestrian competition at the recent 2016 BC Summer Games in the Abbotsford.

The two local Koot-Neigh equestrian vaulters represented Zone 1 as two of 13 athletes competing in equestrian vaulting competition.

There was three competitions in Canter D, and both athletes placed in the top half each day.

Gotzy had three personal best scores in compulsories while Bowick had two personal bests in freestyle as well as earned a bronze medal on Day 2.


Team effort clinches Kootenay Summer Swim Association Regional Title for Neptunes

Neptunes swimmers, from left, Morgan Robertson-Weir, Jaylen Rushton and  Chloe Malenfant own the podium after sweeping 50 meter butterfly event. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Neptunes continue to get better with age.

The Heritage City club stole the show at the Kootenay Summer Swim Association Regionals this past weekend in Colville, Wash., finishing ahead of the rest of the field to claim the overall title.

Neptunes coach Cynthia Pfeiffer said every single Neptune swimmer finished in the top three of their respective individual event, or top two in relay events.

This means the entire team qualified for the upcoming BC Summer Swim Association Championships, August 19-21 in Coquitlam.

KIJHL opts to put 'development' back into league; Leafs open training camp Friday

Leafs Head Coach and Director of Player Personnel Mario DiBella begins to put his mark on the Heritage City franchise this weekend with the opening of training camp. — The Nelson Daily photo

The calendar may have played a big part in the decision, but the brain trust of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League will want to take the credit for pushing for more “development” of hockey players after deciding to reduce the number of regular season and playoff games during June’s Annual General Meeting in Osoyoos.

Despite some opposition, owners overwhelmingly voted in favour — 18-2 — of reducing the number of regular games from 52 to 47.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Neptunes Swim Club

The Neptunes squad includes, back row, L-R, Locke Finley, Jr. Assistant Coach Matthew Holitzki, Head coach Cynthia Pfeiffer, Madeline Holitzki, Laurel Nixon, Leah Eberle, Olivia Cowan, Joanna Blishen and Elissa Centrone. Front, Evan Chouinard, Kallie Badry, Keira Badry, Morgan Robertson-Weir, Lachlan Bibby-Fox, Imogen Cowan, Enna Cowan, Hannah Malenfant and Ella Chouinard. Sitting front, Jaylen Rushton. Missing from photo Chloe Malenfant. — Submitted photo

Good things do come in small packages.

The Nelson Neptunes did not let numbers get in their way as the Heritage City Swim Club came out on top and finished the Kootenay Summer Swim Association season in first place.

The overall team was calculated by taking overall points and dividing it by number of swimmers who attended the meet, and Neptunes edged out second-place Kimberley and third-place Castlegar.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to add to the celebration by selecting the Neptunes Team of the Week.

Neptunes have eyes on Provincials as team prepares for Kootenay Regional Meet in Colville

Neptunes Olivia Cowan cuts through the water during the 100 meter Breaststroke in Colville. — Photo courtesy Nelson Neptunes

The numbers game doesn't seem to scare the Nelson Neptunes.

Despite being kicked out of home due to renovations to the Nelson and District Aquatic Centre, which has severely curtailed registration, the Neptunes continue to be a force on the Kootenay Summer Swim Association circuit.

And now Neptune swimmers take aim at the grand prize of the season, a berth in the BC Summer Swim Association Championships when the circuit shifts to Colville this weekend for the Regional Meet.

Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun Sprint Distance Results

Choppy waters welcomed competitors to the 34th annual Annual Nelson Cyswog 'N' Fun triathlon in Nelson. — Brendan Quinn photo, The Nelson Daily

                                                   34th Annual Nelson Cyswog 'N' Fun
           Sprint Distance Individual Results

Cyswog'n' Fun Olympic Distance Results

Dallas Cain of Rossland once again was the man to beat during Sunday's Nelson Nelson Cyswog 'n' Fun triathlon.

                                         34th Annual Nelson Cyswog 'N' Fun
                                         Olympic Distance Individual Results

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