by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jul 30 2015

It's days until the horn blows for the 2015 Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun triathlon.

Sunday is the big day of the Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun Triathlon — set for Sunday, August 2 at 8 a.m. — when hundreds of athletes will begin the race in Kootenay Lake.

Some of the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jul 30 2015

The man never turned down a chance to coach a team or help out his community.

Art Field passed away peacefully, with friends and family at his side, at the Trail Regional Hospital, July 14.

Art Field lost out to a long struggle with diabetes and heart failure.

“(Art)...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Jul 29 2015

A few days and counting.

The annual Nelson Cyswog'n' Fun Triathlon is Sunday at Lakeside Rotary Park.

A group of local triathletes have been burning up the training pool, highway and roadway in preparation for the annual event.

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'This is a huge and sudden shock for everyone'

Smiling from ear to ear with the players in the championship team photo on the front page of the Nelson Daily News after LVR won the B.C. Junior Boy's High School Basketball title is Blair D'Andrea.

In the short time he was at Mt. Sentinel, Mr. D made a huge impact on bullying, the well-being of the students, and the energy and optimism of the school. It is a shame that he died before he could make a greater impact on everybody, as I'm sure he would have. Thank you, Mr. D, for all the help and humour you've given us these short years.
               -posted by Sylvain G. on the Mount Sentinel High School website.

 

No pressure on Green and White as Leafs begin playoff run against Nitehawks

Marcus Beesley will need to be at his best if the Leafs have any chance of advancing far into the KIJHL playoffs.

It’s obvious from the body language of the players on the ice, in the NDCC tunnel or during post-game interviews the Nelson Leafs is not a happy bunch.

So everybody relax already.

Most experts have already written off the Green and White after the team slumped to its seventh straight loss Saturday at home against the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League regular season champion, Castlegar Rebels.

The Rebels looked like pre-playoff favourites while the Leafs played like a shadow of the team that was ripping up the league in November.

Baseball been very, very good to ex-Nelson Leaf

Former Leaf Nyjer Morgan inked a big deal with a Japanese Baseball team.

A former Nelson Leaf hockey player has been signed by a Japanese baseball team.

Nyjer Morgan, who toiled in Nelson when the hockey franchise played in the Rocky Mountain Junior A Hockey League in the late 90s, has signed with apan's Central League's Yokohama BayStars for the 2013-14 season.

Morgan who played the last two seasons with the MLB Milwaukee Brewers before electing free agency, a day after the Brewers hastened his departure by outrighting him from the 40-man roster. 

Saints already building for next season

Saints already building for next season

Icing a winner has caught the eye of another recruit as the Selkirk Saints announced defenceman Ryan Procyshyn will join the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League team next season.

Procyshyn, from Surrey, is completing his final season of junior eligibility with the Delta Ice Hawks of the Pacific Junior Hockey League.

The 20-year old finished third in league scoring by defencemen with 30 points — and second in assists with 25 -— in 45 regular season games.

He was also selected to appear in the 2013 PJHL All-Star Game.

Saints clinch BCIHL title go from cellar to penthouse in one season

Saints clinch BCIHL title go from cellar to penthouse in one season

The Selkirk College Saints clinched its first B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League regular season title by splitting a pair of weekend games with Eastern Washington University.

The title completes a worst-to-first season for the Saints, who finished dead last in 2012.

The Saints opened the weekend by edging out the Eagles 3-2 Saturday at the Castlegar Rec Complex.

The two points, coupled with SFU's 4-2 loss to Trinity Western, assures the Saints no worse than a tie atop the standings and secured first place based on the league's tie-breaking formula.

Gigi Rüf takes home winner's title at 2013 Red Bull Ultra Natural

Austrian rider Gigi Rüf (center) hoists the winning trophy high while standing on the podium with medalists Nicolas Müller and Bryan Fox during the award ceremonies following Sunday’s Red Bull Ultra Natural at Balface Lodge. — photo courtesy Tim Zimmerman

A little luck, combined with some great rides, powered Austria’s Gigi Rüf to the top of the podium at the Red Bull Ultra Natural held Sunday at Balface Lodge in the mountains near Nelson.

The Austrian rider outdueled 15 of the world’s best snowboarders and deteriorating weather to capture the second annual event staged on the run known as “Scary Cherry” at Baldface Lodge.

“I don’t know, I definitely got lucky,” said Rüf about his performance today. 

Lepine rink edges Team Shypitka to capture Senior Men's Curling Crown

Lepine rink edges Team Shypitka to capture Senior Men's Curling Crown

So close, but yet so far away for the Cranbrook's Tom Shypitka rink.

Craig Lepine of Langley scored three in the ninth to break open a close game and defeat Shypitka 5-2 in the final of the im Horton's BC Senior Men's Curling Championship Saturday at the Trail Curling Club.

The win avenged a loss to Shypitka, third Fred Thomson of Nelson, second Don Freschi of Trail and Bill King of Fruitvale.

Lepine now advances to the Canadian Senior Men's Finals.