by Contributor on Thursday Jan 29 2015

by Graham Tracey

Whitewater Ski Team’s record athlete enrollment for 2015 seems to be paying dividends already, with the first stop on the Rio Tinto Alcan Nancy Greene race series at Whitewater being declared a complete success.

“This was our...

by Bruce Fuhr on Thursday Jan 29 2015

As if the Nelson Leafs didn’t have enough bad luck with injuries this hockey campaign, now the Green and White have lost their coach and GM for the remainder of the regular season.

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has come down hard on the Heritage City franchise,...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Jan 27 2015

Is Wednesday Nelson/Beaver Valley clash going to be a playoff preview or just two teams playing out the string?

The Nelson Leafs certainly hope it’s not the latter as the Green and White play host to the defending Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champions Wednesday at...

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Saints put undefeated belt on the line against TRU and SFU

Saints put undefeated belt on the line against TRU and SFU

The undefeated Selkirk Saints put their unbeaten B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League belt on the line this weekend with a tough two-game road trip to Kamloops and the Lower Mainland.

The Saints travel to Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops before completing the two-game stint Saturday in Burnaby against Simon Fraser University.

“There’s no question that this weekend presents us with the biggest challenge we’ve faced as a group,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois.

Mallard's Team of the Week — LVR Bombers Soccer

The Bombers squad includes, coach Jamie Spendlove, Dylan Bennett, Shota Ida, Luis Loeschnick, Simon Sheppard, Andrew Tranfo, Andrew Woodward,Cole Sutherland, Nick Wethal, Cormac Southam, Ethan Perkins, Jef Vreys and Greg Syvertsen. Front, Ryan Lewis, Lucas Burrows, Bruno Moro, James Miller, Daniel Rodman, Trace Cooke, Theo Bakas, Nigel Ziegler and coach Dave Spendlove

The L.V. Rogers Bombers made it look easy in capturing the Kootenay High School AA Boy's Soccer title this past week in Creston by dumping the host Prince Charles Comets 3-0 in the championship final.

The Bombers now advance to the B.C. High School tournament November 7-9 in Burnaby against the best the province has to offer at the AA Division.

Staff at Mallard's Source for Sports would like to add to the celebration by selecting the Bombers Team of the Week.

Wildcats go wild in Penticton, edge Vernon to capture tournament title

Playoff tested, the Mount Sentinel Wildcats continue to prepare to host the provincials in late November. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The Mount Sentinel Wildcats appear to be ready to make a run at the playoffs after capturing the top prize at the Pen-Hi Lakers High School Girl's Volleyball Tournament Saturday in the South Okanagan City.

The Single-A power kicked butt against higher calibre teams throughout the tourney, finishing the day off by edging Vernon Panthers 29-27, 25-22 in the championship final.

The Panthers are ranked third at the Triple-A girls division.

"We were very consistent throughout the weekend," said Sentinel coach Joe Moreira.

Bombers bounce Fraser Valley 3-1 to advance the Fieldhockey championships

Keeper Tara Yowek was solid between the pipes for LVR against Fraser Valley No. 3. — photo courtesy LVR Athletic Department

It's been almost a decade since the L.V. Rogers Bombers have played at the B.C. High School Girl's Fieldhockey championship.

Tuesday in Kelowna, the Bombers knocked off Fraser Valley No. 3 3-1 in the Wildcard game to advance to the provincial tournament next month in Burnaby.

"We are just so excited to have the opportunity to make our community proud," said LVR captain Paige Mansveld after the hard-fought victory.

"Go Bombers," Mansveld added.

LVR's May, Simpson of Prince Charles capture titles at Kootenay Cross Country Championships

Emily Simpson of Prince Charles took the early lead on the field in the senior girl's race at the Kootenay Championships held at LVR. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Bomber Senior Micah May and Prince Charles rookie Emily Simpson topped the field at the Kootenay High School Cross Country Championships held recently at L.V. Rogers in Nelson.

May edged out Nick Mottl of Creston's Prince Charles by a narrow 10-second marging to capture the senior boys title.

May's time was 28 minutes, 40 seconds.

Walker Dempster, Trace Cooke and Levi Smith, all from the host school, rounded out the top five in the senior boys division.

Bombers forced to take longer road to gain a provincial fieldhockey berth

Abbie Bouchier-Willans and the LVR Bombers are in Kelowna Tuesday for one last shot at a provincial berth. — Sarah Fuhr photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers travel to Kelowna Tuesday to face Fraser Valley No. 3 in a B.C. High School Girl's Fieldhockey Wildcard Game to determine the final berth in the provincial tournament.

LVR was forced to take the longer route to the provincials after the Rossland Royals scored the only goal of the game in a 1-0 victory during the West Kootenay Fieldhockey Final Thursday at Pass Creek Park in Robson.

The game was close throughout with the most of the contest being played in the midfield.

Hour Glass, Castlegar Vikings reach WKMFFL Final

Dan Farden does his best to out run the Brewers line pressure during Semi Final Sunday at Mount Sentinel Field. — Bruce Fuhr photo

There will be no repeat champion in the West Kootenay Flag Football League.

For the second straight year the Castlegar Vikings played the role of spoiler, knocking off defending WKFFL champion Dam Inn Mates 19-13 in semi final action Sunday at the Mount Sentinel Field.

The Vikings meet Nelson Hour Glass in the league final Sunday at high noon at Mount Sentinel. Hour Glass outlasted a short staffed Brewers squad 26-12 in the other semi final.