by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Dec 20 2014

The Nelson Leafs scored seven unanswered goals en route to an 8-2 pounding of the Grand Forks Border Bruins in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday night at the NDCC Arena.

The win allowed the Leafs to remain tied for top spot in the Murdoch Division with the Beaver...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Dec 18 2014

Ali Zondervan and Naomi Perkins combined for 33 points to lead the L.V. Rogers Bombers to a convincing 74-34 victory over the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail in West Kootenay High School Girl's Basketball action Thursday night at the Hangar in Nelson.

The win was the second of the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Dec 18 2014

The Nelson Minor Hockey Peewee House Leafs have been having a pretty good season on the ice.

The squad finished fourth at the Nelson tournament before narrowly missing out on top spot during an event in Castlegar.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to honour the players...

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Murdoch Division congested at the top, Nelson hosts Castlegar while Storm invades Hawks Nest

The puck drops in Murdoch Division action Friday on two fronts. — The Nelson Daily photo

The Castlegar Rebels slipped out of top spot in the Murdoch Division without even lacing up a skate.

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks used a mid-week-game-in-hand to dump Spokane 4-1 to move ahead of Castlegar in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Murdoch Division standings.

The Hawks, winners of three straight, used two-point performances from Nick Perez and Russell Mortlock to outlast the Braves and now lead Rebels by a single point.

Nelson is three behind the Hawks in third.

Saints face Spartans Friday in home opener at Castlegar Complex

Alex Sirard and the Saints look for win three Friday against TWU. — photo courtesy Selkirk College

Two up and two down.

After struggling through most of last season the Selkirk Saints is the early surprise in the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League.

The Saints look to make it three-for-three Friday at the Castlegar Rec Complex Arena when the squad hosts Trinity Western University Spartains at 7:30 p.m.

"TWU is a hard-working, defensively strong team who will come out hungry on Friday night as they go after their first win," said Saints head
coach Jeff Dubois.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Kootenay Community Bat Project Team

The Kootenay contingent of bat teachers include, back row, L-R, Lee-Anne Walker (Fernie), Monica Nissen (Nelson), Gillian Saunders (Kaslo) and Gillian Cooper (Creston). Front, Genna Lazier (Nelson), Patty Kolesnichenko (Kimberley), Jessica Thomson (Rossland), Wendy Pope (Golden) and Jennifer Vogel (Rossland).

Bats aren't really scary says Juliet Craig is a Registered Professional Biologist with Silverwing Ecological Consulting.

Which is why Craig and Company are heading out to educate the public on the pros of bats and their role in ecosystems.

Staff at Mallard's Source for Sports want to salute Craig's crews of Kootenay-wide teachers with Team of the Week honours.

The contingent, that can be found by calling 250-352-2260, includes, back row, L-R, Lee-Anne Walker (Fernie), Monica Nissen (Nelson), Gillian Saunders (Kaslo) and Gillian Cooper (Creston).

Fishing Report — October looking good on the main lake

There's been lots of action on Kootenay Lake. — Reel Adventures photo

Reel Adventures Fishing Charters guide Kerry Reed has been away on th West Coast of late. Reed gives a capsule account of life on the ocean as well as helping local fishermen catch the big one on Kootenay Lake.

Well, we finally made it back from the West Coast a couple weeks ago. 

This year's Salmon fishing was a lot different than most years, probably because of the unusually warm waters. 

Hard work by NDBA executive pays off in new Lions Park diamond

The ball diamond at Lions Park is turfed and ready for play in 2013. — photo courtesy NDBA

There’s a new ball diamond in Nelson . . . which has the feel of Boston’s Fenway Park.

The Nelson and District Baseball Association recently took the wrappings off the new diamond at Lions Park in Uphill.

“The new diamond is ready for ready play for the 2013 season for our 11 and under baseball players in the Little League Minor and Youth Baseball Rookie and T-ball divisions which is about 85 players in 2012,” said Larry Martel of the NDBA.

Cats finish seventh at UBC Okanagan; Salmo Falcons take Gold Division

Lynnea Carr of Mount Sentinel was pretty happy as the Cats continue to improve. — The Nelson Daily photo

Third-ranked Mount Sentinel held their own in finishing seventh at the UBC Okanagan Heat High School Girl's Volleyball Tournament Saturday in Kelowna.

Eighth-ranked College Heights of Prince George defeated the Wildcats 22-25, 26-24, 12-15 in the battle for fifth spot.

"The big lesson learned is that against the best in the province 'there are no nap times'," said Mount Sentinel head coach Joe Moreira.

"Each time we lost focus we got beat up."

Bomber juniors strike silver at Chilliwack Fieldhockey tourney

LVR keeper Tara Yowek charges to stall a Delta player while Lauren Walgren covers the net in support during the weekend fieldhockey tournament in Chilliwack. —photo courtesy LVR Athletics

As keeper Tara Yowek goes, so does the L.V. Rogers Junior Bombers Fieldhockey squad.

Yowek was once again outstanding guarding the cage to power the Bombers to a silver medal showing at the Chilliwack High School Junior Girl’s Fieldhockey Tournament Saturday in the Fraser Valley City.

The Bombers finished with a 3-1 mark at the tourney, which featured teams from Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland Schools.

The lone loss of the weekend came against Delta.