by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Mar 02 2015

Brandon Sookeroff scored 14 points to lead the Mount Sentinel Wildcats to the West Kootenay Junior Boy’s Basketball Championship with a 36-33 win over host Grand Forks Wolves Saturday in the Boundary City.

The Wildcats, the top ranked team going into the seven-team tournament,...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Mar 01 2015

Robson Cramer, as he has done all season, was the big winner during Sunday’s Nelson Leafs Award’s Banquet at the Hume Hotel.

The skillful defenceman won a handful of awards at the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League franchise concluded the 2014-15 campaign with the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Mar 01 2015

TRAX Swim Club swimmer Ian Markus was chosen and attended the Regional (Okanagan/Kootenay) Prospects Training Camp in Kamloops.
 
The Monday after the Thompson-Okanagan-Kootenay Regional Age Group camp in Kamloops, Swim BC ran its first ever Prospects Regional Camp in the...

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Nelson Minor Hockey grads lead Leafs past Braves 5-2

Nelson Minor Hockey grads lead Leafs past Braves 5-2

The Nelson Leafs once again let the offence do the talking, scoring three third-period goal en route to a 5-2 crushing of the Spokane Braves in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.

The win, the second in two games, is the 13th straight game Nelson has accumulated points.

Nelson is 8-0-0-1 in the month of November.

Two Nelson Minor Hockey grads got the gold star for the Leafs with Dallon Stoddart leading the show with a pair of markers to finish the game with three points.

Kyra Makortoff — eager to play in front of the home crowd

Kyra Makortoff . . . plays beyond her age

In less than a week the Mount Sentinel Wildcats will host the B.C. High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships (November 28-December 1) at the Selkirk College and L.V. Rogers gymnasiums.

Hosting the provincial event is nothing new to the South Slocan-based school as Mount Sentinel has been the feature site of the provincial tournament eight times since 1991 and has won four titles since 1997, the last coming in 2007.

Back by popular demand, Dallon Stoddart

He's back! And Dallon Stoddart is happy to home with the Leafs. — The Nelson Daily photo

Leaf program writer George Millar has been treating KIJHL fans with an inside look of players on the Green and White for years.

Now Millar has graciously accepted an offer to give that same insight to readers of The Nelson Daily.

Today Millar looks at Nelson Minor Hockey grad Dallon Stoddart, who decided to return to the Heritage City after a stint in Manitoba Junior A Hockey.

Dallon Stoddart just rejoined the Leafs after playing with Winkler of the Manitoba Junior A League.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medalists

The winner's include, back row, L-R, Corky Evans, BC Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko, Hans Cunningham and Josh Smienk. Middle, Nelson City Councilor Donna Macdonald, Rebecca McDonnell of Kaslo, Geoff Yule of Castlegar and John Voykin. Front, Kaslo School Teacher Aya Higashi, Castlegar School Trustee Beverly Maloff, former New Denver Mayor Gary Wright and current RDCK chair John Kettle. — Bruce Fuhr photo

It was a ceremony fit for a Queen.

Last week at Nelson's  Hume Hotel, BC Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko joined the Regional District of Central Kootenay Board of Directors to recognize 10 outstanding individuals for years of contributions to communities and fellow citizens throughout the region with Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medals.

Mallard's Source for Sports salutes the winners by honouring the group as Team of the Week.

Gulf Islands send Bombers home in tenth spot

Gulf Islands send Bombers home in tenth spot

The up-again, down-again L.V. Rogers Bombers unfortunately finished the B.C. High School AA Boy's Soccer Championships down again, dropping a 3-1 decision to Gulf Islands in consolation play Wednesday in Burnaby.

The loss dropped the Bombers into 10th spot in the 16-team field.

Okanagan Mission, a team that edged LVR 3-0 in the opener Monday, won the provincial crown by stopping Archbishop Carney 2-1 in shootout.

Cormac Southam won the Commissioner's Award for LVR as the teams' best player.

LVR finished the tourney with a 1-3-1 record.

Zahara Askary excited to have home court advantage

Grade 12 Zahara Askary wants to go out on a high with a Blue Banner. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The Mount Sentinel Wildcats host the B.C. High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships November 28-December 1 at the Selkirk College and L.V. Rogers gymnasiums.

The school has been the feature site of the provincial tournament eight times since 1991 and has won four titles since 1997, the last coming in 2007.

Mount Sentinel is currently ranked third in the province at the Single-A Girl’s Division.

Bomber boys edge Maple Ridge to advance to ninth-place game

Bomber boys edge Maple Ridge to advance to ninth-place game

The L.V. Rogers Bombers play for ninth spot after edging Maple Ridge Ramblers 1-0 in consolation round play Tuesday at the B.C. High School AA Boy's Soccer Championships in Burnaby.

Danny Rodman scored the lone goal in a game the Bombers dominated from start to finish.

"The LVR team finally showed up playing the game with some great soccer and totally dominating from start to finish," said coach Dave Spendlove.

The Bombers opened the tournament losing 4-0 to West Van's Sentinel.