by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Oct 19 2014

The L.V. Rogers Bombers tuned up for the playoffs by going 3-0-1 during the West Kootenay Girl’s Fieldhockey Tournament Saturday at Pass Creek Park in Castlegar.

LVR defeated Stanley Humphries Rockers of Castlegar (4-0), South Okanagan of Oliver (2-0) and West Kelowna’s Mount...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Oct 18 2014

To use a tune by Meat Loaf in regards to the recent weekend for the Nelson Leafs, "Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad".

A third-period goal by Aaron Dunlap proved to be the winner as the Leafs had just enough gas in the tank to edge the Sicamous Eagles 3-2 in...

by Bob Hall on Thursday Oct 16 2014

For the second time in as many years, the Selkirk College Saints men’s hockey team will proudly raise the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championship banner to the rafters of the Castlegar Community Complex on Friday night.

"Winning back-to-back titles is something...

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Grease up those wheels for the 17th annual Fat Tire Festival

Mountain bikers will be flying down the trails this weekend during Fat Tire Festival. — The Nelson Daily file photo

It's time bikers to grease up the wheels, dust off the brakes and get ready for the 17th annual Fat Tire Festival this weekend in Nelson.

The event, in honour of Cam Alexander, who was an avid cyclist who lost his life while riding his bike 17 years ago, begins Friday with the BikeFest on Baker.

Neptune's Afford honoured by fellow coaches with Spirit of the Kootenays Award

Rebecca Afford holds the Jelli Orrell Memorial Spirit of the Kootenays Award. — submitted photo

It's been a long season for the Nelson Neptunes swim team and coach Rebecca Afford.

The season came to an end last week during the B.C. Summer Swim Championships in Nanaimo, but not before Afford was named winner of the Jelli Orrell Memorial Spirit of the Kootenays Award.

The rookie coach earned the honour at the Kootenay Regional Swim Championships earlier this month in Colville, Washington.

"I was elated to win this award," Afford exclaimed.

Selkirk skipper Jeff Dubois confirms Jordan Wood as new captain

Jordan Wood will be called on for his leadership skills with the Saints begin the new season. — photo courtesy Selkirk College

It's only August but already Selkirk head coach Jeff Dubois has named his captain for the upcoming 2012/13 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League season.

"Jordan is a top player in our league and his leadership skills will be heavily relied upon this season," said Dubois after naming Cloverdale's Jordan Wood as the man wearing the "C" for the new season.

Former Ice netminder sparks Canada's U18 women's squad to victory over Team USA

Kimberley Newell backstopped Canada to the series victory. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Kootenay Ice netminder Kimberley Newell stopped 32 shots, along with a big save in shootout, sparking Canada's women's under-18 hockey team to a 5-4 win over the United States 5-4 on Sunday in Blaine, Minn.

The win clinched the three-game exhibition series for the Canadians.

Ashleigh Brykaliuk (Brandon, Man./Balmoral Hall, JWHL) and Karly Heffernan (St. Albert, Alta./Edge School, JWHL) each scored for Canada in shootout.

GFI adds major league umpires to list of firsts for 2012 tourney

Umpire Kelly Hunter in action; Photo, submitted

In most sports a good official is considered one who is not noticed by the spectators; who remains in the shadow of the players. The umpiring crew at the 2012 event in Grand Forks, put together by Crew Chief Steve Boutang, calls for recognition.

Nothing can rain on Steve Archdekin's triathlon parade

Steve Archdekin was told he couldn't run in the Cyswog'n'Fun long course race on B.C. Day holiday weekend Sunday . . . so he competed in his own race. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Information on the Nelson Cyswog’n’Fun website says the triathlon event, which celebrated its 30th birthday B.C. Day weekend, is “for everyone from top-ranking amateurs to adult and youth participants who are entering for pure enjoyment.”

However, there’s one competitor entering the 30th bash not feeling the love and enjoyment from the organizing committee.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Italian Society Bocce winners

The winners include, back row: Cosimo Chirico, Vito Tumillo and Sergio Freschi. Middle, Luigi Butti, Joe Sacino, Jow Szabo, Jim Maluta and Giuseppe Bertuzzi. Front, Joe Guercio, Nick Murano, Alfonso Bertoia and Moris Peron. — submitted photo

The Trail duo of Jim Maluta and Joe Szabo claimed the top prize at the annual Nelson Italian Society Bocce Tournament held recently at the Lakeside Park courts.

But on this day everyone was a winner as Mallard’s Source for sports declares the event champs Team of the Week.

The squad includes, back row: Cosimo Chirico, Vito Tumillo and Sergio Freschi.

Middle, Luigi Butti, Joe Sacino, Jow Szabo, Jim Maluta and Giuseppe Bertuzzi.

Front, Joe Guercio, Nick Murano, Alfonso Bertoia and Moris Peron.