by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Aug 28 2015

The calendar may say August, but organizers of the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championships are already busy preparing to roll out the red carpet for the best curlers in the province.

The Nelson Curling Club was awarded host club for the provincial men’s...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Aug 27 2015

The West Kootenay Glacier Challenge is an extraordinary two-day tour that travels the roads of the West Kootenays with a goal of helping to take out MS (multiple sclerosis).

Team Gerick Cycle did its best to help the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Aug 24 2015

The Nelson Fat Tire Festival concludes Sunday at Morning Mountain in Blewett with the Morning Mountain Madness.

However, it was four days of fun, excitement and tons of smiles as the 20th annual Fat Tire Festival was all over the Nelson area with jumps, cross country, parades and downhill...

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Rebels even series, double Hawks 4-2 in Castlegar

Rebels even series, double Hawks 4-2 in Castlegar

The Castlegar Rebels bounced back to square the Murdoch Division Final, but needed a third-period explosion to even the series.

Diego Bartlett, Aaron Brewer and Jamie Vlanich scored during a three-minute span early in the final frame to lift the Rebels to a 4-2 win over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Tuesday in the Sunflower City.

The best-of-seven series now shifts to Frutivale for Games three and four Thursday and Friday.

Bombers open AA tourney Wednesday against Kelowna Christian

Point guard Jack Sturrup (6) will be counted on to lead the Bomber attack against Kelowna. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers tangle with Kelowna Christian on opening day of the B.C. High School AA Boy's Basketball Championships Wednesday in Kamloops.

The Bombers, winners of the Kootenay Zone title, meet the fourth-ranked Kelowna Christian at 1:30 p.m. in the Tournament Centre.

LVR enters the tournament ranked 13th while Kelowna is fourth.

"We were there last year so hopefully that helps us this year with us being nervous," said Bomber captain Matt Zukowski after LVR knocked off Golden Eagles to capture its second straight zone title.

Cats dig down to win one for Coach D, capture West Kootenay Hoop Crown

The winning Mount Sentinel Wildcats, beaming from ear to ear with the WK trophy, back row, L-R, Marco Slater, Dayman Grant, Brett Chernoff, Patrick Falle, Aslin MacKay, Lucas Raugust and Oliver Cougur. Front, Johnny Johnson, Spencer Legebokoff. — photo courtesy Mount Sentinel High School

Johnny Johnson and Oliver Cougur combined for 26 points to lead the Mount Sentinel Wildcats to an emotional 42-38 victory over the L.V. Rogers Bombers the final of the West Kootenay High School Junior Boy’s Basketball Championships Friday at the South Slocan-based school gymnasium.

The win was the first time that most people can remember that a junior boy’s team from Mount Sentinel has defeated its district rivals to win the West Kootenay crown.

Hawks surprise Rebels in Game one of Murdoch Final

Hawks surprise Rebels in Game one of Murdoch Final

Ryan Edwards continued his hot scoring streak, scoring a power play goal midway through the third period to spark the Beaver Valley Nitehawks to a 3-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff victory over the Rebels Monday night in Castlegar.

The Hawks, winners of four straight, lead the best-of-seven Murdoch Final 1-0.

Game two is Tuesday in the Sunflower City.

Single point secures third spot for Kootenay Wildcats

Kootenay Wildcats struggled Sunday against the visiting Ravens at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The Kootenay Wildcats lost the battle but won the war.

Despite dropping a 3-2 decision to the Pacific Ravens from Richmond, the Cats still achieved the weekend goal of grabbing at least a point to capture third spot in B.C. Female Midget AAA Hockey League Sunday at the NDCC Arena.

Kootenay, finishing the season with a 9-14-5 mark, skated to a scoreless tie Saturday against the Ravens to secure a spot in the semi final round against Okanagan Rockets of Kelowna.

Saints dump Eastern to close out BCIHL regular season, host UVIC in first round of playoffs

Saints dump Eastern to close out BCIHL regular season, host UVIC in first round of playoffs

Selkirk College closed out a historic regular season on a high note Saturday, topping Eastern Washington University 7-3 in B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League action in front of a lively crowd at the Castlegar Recreation Complex.

Eastern dumped the Saints 4-1 Friday in Cheney, Washington.

Selkirk, 2013 regular season champs with a 21-3 record, now hosts the University of Victoria in round one of the BCIHL playoffs beginning Friday in Castlegar.

Game one begins at 7:30 p.m.

Hawks end Leafs season with 4-3 come-from-behind win in Game six of Murdoch semi final

Connor Brown-Maloski (left) and Dallas Calvin celebrate the first of four third period goals by Beaver Valley Friday at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The Nelson Leafs hockey season came to a crashing end shortly after 10 p.m. local time Friday.

That’s when a goal by Dallas Calvin capped a four-goal explosion to power the Hawks to a 4-3 come-from-behind Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory at the NDCC Arena.

Beaver Valley wins the best-of-seven Murdoch Division Semi Final 4-2.

Not only did the Hawks rally from a three-goal deficit Friday but after falling behind 2-1 to the Leafs, Beaver Valley won three straight to take the series in six games.