by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jul 24 2014

The Unknowns didn't get mad, the team just got even.

The Unknowns overcame an early-tournament loss to rout Louie's 13-2 to capture the 2014 Nelson Mixed Slopitch Championship Sunday afternoon at the Lakeside Diamonds.

The Unknowns scored early and often en route to the...

by Bruce Fuhr on Monday Jul 21 2014

Samuel Matthew made the long trek to Vancouver Island not knowing what to expect at the B.C. Summer Games.

A few days later the Nelson swimmer needed to put in a call to the local freight company for a quote on moving a trunk load of metal back to the Heritage City following an amazing...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Jul 21 2014

Local athletes took a host of medals at the BC Summer Games held this past weekend in Nanaimo.

Samuel Matthew of Nelson led the medal parade by claiming six podium finishes in the pool.

Matthew, won silver medals in 200-meter boys Individual Medley and 800-meter freestyle along...

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Selkirk Saints Golf Camp teeing up for 8th annual July 9-13, 2012

Selkirk Saints Golf Camp teeing up for 8th annual July 9-13, 2012

The Selkirk Saints Athletics and Recreation program is preparing for another excellent week of golf instruction and activities for youth aged 7-17 yrs old. “We are very happy for the opportunity to keep this camp going after seven strong years,” comments Kim Verigin, camp coordinator and Athletic Director of Selkirk College. “

Nelson Youth Soccer Rep teams use home cooking to their advantage during Provincial B Cup qualifying action

High ball, high boots as Nelson Reps and Columbia Valley battled it out in the rain Saturday at Lakeside. — Bruce Fuhr photo

If Nelson teams continue to have this much success at home the rest of the Kootenay zone may have a thing or two to say.

Nelson Select teams swept the playdowns at the Lakeside Pitch, qualifying no less than four teams following Kootenay Provincial B Cup zone playoff action this weekend.

The four teams — U16 and U18 Boys and U13 and U15 Girls — now advance to the B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cup July 5-8. The girl's tournament is in Kelowna while the boys travel to Aldergrove.

Saints add another seasoned D-man to the squad in Nitros Mark Strachan

Mark Strachan . . . Nitros captain joins Selkirk

The Selkirk College Saints Men’s Hockey program is pleased to announce a commitment from defenceman Mark Strachan (Calgary, AB) to attend Selkirk College and compete for the Saints beginning in the 2012/13 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season.

Strachan joins the Saints following three seasons split between the
Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Fernie Ghostriders and Kimberley Dynamiters.

Nelson Rep teams shoot for Provincial berth

Rep soccer teams in Nelson shooting for the provincials at the Kootenay Playdowns this weekend. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Nelson Youth Soccer Rep Teams take to pitches throughout the Kootenays for the annual B.C. Provincial B Cup Playdowns.

At stake is a berth in the Provincial B Cup, July 5-8.

The girls tournament is being hosted in Kelowna while the boy's provincial is set for Aldergrove.

The U14 girls travel to Creston while the U15 Boys are in Cranbrook.

First up for the boys is a date against Columbia Valley at noon.

The Reps then meet Creston at 4 p.m. before concluding the round robin tournament Sunday at 10 a.m against host Kootenay East.

Kimberley's Jared duToit win Johnny Bucyk Junior Tourney, Hoodikoff top WK player

Kimberley's Jared duToit win Johnny Bucyk Junior Tourney, Hoodikoff top WK player

Jared duToit, from Kimberley fired a 54-hole total 221 to capture the top prize at the Johnny Bucyk Junior Golf Championship Sunday at the Creston Golf and Country Club.

After shooting a 5-over-par in round two Saturday, duToit, rebounded to fire a 1-under-par 71 to win the tournament by nine shots over Joel Tremunde of Cranbrook.

“DuToit made very few mistakes over the three rounds and his putting was outstanding,” said Zone One West Kootenay coordinator Rob McKay.

Ice goalie invited to Hockey Canada National Women’s Goaltending Camp

Kimberley Newell . . . National bound?

Kootenay Ice netminder Kimberley Newell has been invited to the Hockey Canada National Women’s Goaltending Camp. 

Newell of Burnaby, who spent last year in Nelson as a member of the B.C. Hockey Major Midget team, is joined by Michaela Logan of North Vancouver.

Spring and fish make for exciting days on the water

Loni D'Andrea hoists her prize fish after an eventful day on Kootenay Lake. — photo courtesy Reel Adventures

Spring has sprung on the water according to Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Fishing Charters in Nelson.

So let's get right to the details as Reed gives his take on what's been happening on the water.

Kootenay Lake

Spring fishing has provided some exciting days. May was a decent month for weather, but an even better month for fishing.  Rainbows up to 23 pounds and Dolly Varden up to 16 pounds have been coming in lately.