by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jul 31 2014

Despite having a bomb dropped on the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League franchise by its very brief former coach, the Nelson Leafs are optimistic the team will have a new skipper in place very soon.

Leaf president Larry Martel told The Nelson Daily Thursday the franchise...

by Bruce Fuhr on Tuesday Jul 29 2014

Like many college or university graduates Isaac Macleod has been busy scanning the employment pages looking for a place to hang his hat.

Having recently graduated from Boston College with business degree from the Carroll School of Management with a concentration in Economics, the Nelson...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Jul 28 2014

Samuel Matthew of Nelson was one of 16 talented athletes recognized with a Coast Capital Savings Athlete Bursary at the Closing Ceremony of the 2014 BC Summer Games in Nanaimo.

Matthew won six medals in the pool in the Hub City.

The athletes are from 16 different...

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U14 Selects pitch shutout en route to Kootenay Zone Playdown title

The Nelson U14 Selects, seen here in action (white) playing against rival U13 squad, dominated the competition at the Kootenay Playdowns. — Bruce Fuhr photo

It's an age-old adage that defence wins championships.

The Nelson Selects are well onto their way for a great performance at the B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cup in Kelowna after pitching a shutout in four games en route to the Kootenay Zone U14 Girl's Playdown title Sunday in Creston.

Nelson defeated Creston, Kootenay South (KSYSA), Cranbrook (KEYSA), and Columbia Valley (CV) and finished with a perfect record of 4-0 and a big goosegg in the goals allowed category.

Kids-Tri triathlon welcomes all competitors to third annual race July 7 in the Silver City

Competitors in the 6-7 age group round the corner on the bike stage during last year's Kids-Tri event in Trail. — submitted photo

The Nelson Cyswogn' Fun triathlon has been a big hit for more than 25 years.

However, there's a new triathlon starting to make waves — the Kids-Tri event.

Participants from ages four to 12 are invited to compete in the third-annual event Saturday, July 7, in Trail.

"The race is open to all communities and we encourage young kids to participate in a fun and active event," said a Kids-Tri spokesperson.

UPDATED: Seeds advance at Klash in the Kootenays

The Oil City Derby Girls (dark uniforms) had a easy time against Deathbridge Saturday morning in consolation action at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The seeds are heading down the tournament trail for a Saturday afternoon faceoff following opening round games at the Klash in the Kootenay women’s flat track roller derby championships at the NDCC Arena in Nelson.

And the host Kootenay Kannibelles are right in the thick of the run to the final after posting a win over Okanagan/Shuswap Raggedy Rollers Friday.

The Kannibelles play Red Deer Roller Derby Association Belladonnas at 4 p.m. while top seeded Terminal City plays E-Ville at 2 p.m.

The winners advance to the championship final Sunday at 11:30 a.m.

Mallards Source for Sports Team of the Week — Granite Pt. Kootenay Zone Champs

The winning squad from Granite Pointe includes, from left, Kathy Tencza, Sue Moisey, Audrey Arcuri and Sherry McIvor. — Submitted photo

Granite Pointe recenlty played host to the annual Kootenay Ladies Zone Championships.

While Cherie Baker of Creston walked away with two of the main piceces of hardware, it was a foursome from Granite Pointe that took home the team title.

Staff and management at Mallard's Source for Sports would like to salute the ladies with Team of the Week honours.

The quartet includes, from left, Kathy Tencza, Sue Moisey, Audrey Arcuri and Sherry McIvor.




Baker sweeps District Zones, Tournament of Roses goes Saturday at Granite Pointe

Senior Ladies and open champ Cherie Baker of Creston, left, receives her award with senior ladies runner up Roma Crispin of Balfour. — Submitted photo

Cherie Baker of Creston stole the show at the Kootenay Women's Zone Golf Championships held recently at the Granite Pointe at Nelson course.

Baker edged Mackenzie Field of Christina Lake in the 36-hole tournament. Baker now earns a spot in the upcoming B.C. Amateur Women's Championships, which is being played at the Christina Lake course in July 3-6.

Baker also took home the Senior Ladies crown over Balfour's Roma Crispin.

Sue Moisey of Nelson captured both low net awards.

Gerun, Taiatini-Senechal lead Selects to berth in Provincial B Cup in Kelowna

Haliee Gerun takes on an East Kootenay defender Saturday at Lakeside Pitch. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The Nelson Selects held off a pesky Kootenay South squad to nail down the Kootenay berth for the upcoming B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cup next month in Kelowna.

The Selects finished the Kootenay U15 Girl's Playdowns with a 1-0 victory over West Kootenay rivals Sunday in Provincial Playdowns at the Lakeside Pitch.

Aroha Taiatini-Senechal score the only goal the Selects would need and the back line of Jena Wheeldon, Daina Shaw, Tara Yowek and Paige Lefranc kept the opposition off the scoresheet to lead the host club.

Late penalty powers U15 Selects to Provincial B Cup in Aldergrove

Late penalty powers U15 Selects to Provincial B Cup in Aldergrove

The Nelson Selects are going to the B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cup in Aldergrove after capturing the Kootenay U15 Boy's Playdowns Sunday at Moir Park in Cranbrook.

The Reps finished the tourney undefeated against teams from Cranbrook, Columbia Valley (Invermere) and Creston.

However, the road to the provinicals wasn't a smooth ride for the Heritage City squad.

Both Nelson and Columbia Valley entered the final round robin games with identical 1-0-1 records.