by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jul 02 2015

Nelson Youth Soccer is playing host to the BC Soccer Girl’s Provincial B Cup July 9-12 at the Lakeside Soccer Pitches.

The Heritage City association is hosting three divisions — U13, U14 & U15 — in the four-day tournament.

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by Bruce Fuhr on Thursday Jul 02 2015

It’s a proven fact to always have a backup plan just in case that original idea goes south.

Dryden Hunt knows all too well things do not always go as planned as the Nelson Minor Hockey product prepares to enter the world of professional hockey.

After not hearing his name...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 02 2015

June is in the books, but Kerry Reed from Reel Adventures has all the tips and news for July in the Kootenay Lake Fishing Report.

It is now July and we are excited to announce that we have placed our boats in all of our favourite fishing locations.  

We now have our...

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Rebels clinch Murdoch Division with 10-4 win over Grand Forks

Rebels clinch Murdoch Division with 10-4 win over Grand Forks

Stuart Walton had four points while Diego Bartlett and Darren Medeiros each netted three points to power the Castlegar Rebels to a convincing 10-4 win over the Grand Forks Border Bruins in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Sunday in the Sunflower City.

The win clinches the Murdoch Division for the Rebels.

The game was never in question as the Rebels scored five times in the first period to build a commanding 5-1 lead.

Pavement possible on first 1.7 km of Trans Canada Trail this summer

Eventually the Trans Canada Trail between Christina Lake and Grand Forks will be paved. The Grand Forks Community Trans Canada Trail Society hopes to pave the first 1.7 km of the 17 km trail paved by this summer. Photo Erin Perkins.

If all the funding aligns, the Grand Forks Community Trail Society (GFCTS) could have the first 1.7 kilometers of the 17 km Trans Canada Trail between Grand Forks and Christina Lake paved by this summer.

Last week the society was awarded $56,000 from the TransCanada Trail Foundation to start the first phase of paving between 68th Street in Grand Forks to the Nursery. The entire project, which will cost an estimated $1.6 million, has been broken down into three phases to make it more affordable. The first phase will cost an estimated $101,640.

Leafs continue to slide, Rebels double Hawks to increase Murdoch lead

Leafs continue to slide, Rebels double Hawks to increase Murdoch lead

The Nelson Leafs are going in the wrong direction at the wrong time of the season.

Cameron Berry and Nathan Grieve scored power play goals in the second period to power the Sicamous Eagles to a 5-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Leafs Friday in Shuswap Country.

The loss, coupled with Castlegar's 4-2 win over Beaver Valley Nitehawks, drops the Leafs three points behind the Rebels in the race for the Murdoch Division title.

Nelson Bantams host Castlegar in game one of WK playoffs

Nelson Bantams host Castlegar in game one of WK playoffs

The Nelson Bantam Reps open the West Kootenay Minor Hockey League playoffs Saturday against Castlegar at the NDCC Arena.

The game is the first in the first-team-to-four-point series.

Game time is 5:45 p.m.

The Reps earned the home-ice advantage in the three-game set after edging out the Sunflower City gang by two points in league standings.

Nelson finished the season with a 7-5 record while Castlegar was 6-6.

Spokane won the league with a 9-3 record but does not qualify to play in B.C. Hockey Provincial playdowns.

Bombers walk all over Wildcats in Thursday night hoop action at the Hangar

Cail Spencer takes the rock to the rack during Thursday's hoop win over Mount Sentinel at the Hangar. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Erich Schepkowski scored a game-high 17 points sparking the Bombers to a 88-37 victory over the Mount Sentinel Wildcats in West Kootenay High School Boy's Basketball action Thursday at the L.V. Rogers Hangar.

The game was over early as LVR out scored the visitors 34-3 in the first quarter.

Adam Berg led the charge with eight points in the period.

Schepkowski took over in the second scoring 11 of his 17 points.

Jack Sturrup and Berg each had 10 points.

D.Kabatoff scored 12 to lead the Wildcats.


Parker drops 38 as LVR romps past Falcons

All eyes were on the ball during first half action between LVR and Salmo Thursday at the Hangar. — Bruce Fuhr photo

It was the Devyn Parker show for the L.V. Rogers Bombers.

The senior forward scored a career high 38 points to lead the Bombers to a 67-39 West Kootenay High School Girl's Basketball victory over the Salmo Falcons Thursday at the Hangar.

Parker was a one-person wrecking crew in the second half as the Bomber senior scored 26 points powering LVR to out score the Falcons 35-10.

Jayden Roch added six points while Marley Foot had 12.

Maybe a road trip can turn the tide for the Leafs

Time to celebrate not playing a home for a while as Nelson takes to the road this weekend.

After losing two of three in the unfriendly confines of the NDCC Arena, maybe the best place for the Nelson Leafs to be is on the road.

The Green and White get a chance to re-bond together when the club travels to the Shuswap country for a pair of Kootenay International Junior Hockey League weekend games against Sicamous and Revelstoke.

"It starts this weekend," said Leafs forward Linden Horswill when asked about turning the frown of a three-game losing streak upside down.