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...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Jun 28 2015

There was no joy in Canadaville Saturday after England scored two quick first half goals to edge host Canada 2-1 in FIFA Women's World Cup Soccer action at BC Place in Vancouver.

The game attracted a record-breaking crowd of 54,027. The previous Canadian national team record or 53,855...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jun 25 2015

Nelson combined the strong pitching of Benoit Thibault and Jordan McLeod with a timely offence to stop Trail Athletics 11-5 in the final of the West Kootenay Babe Ruth Baseball Championship Thursday at the newly-refurbished Queen Elizabeth Park.

The victory snaps what some baseball...

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Mallard's Team of the Week — LVR Bombers Baseball Team

 The Bombers squad includes, back row, L-R, Derek Green, Brendan Makay, Austin Tambellini, Reese Tambellini, Justin Daloise and Eric Hurley. Front, Chase May, Casey Harrison, Ross St. Jean, Finn McIntosh, Braeden Zarikoff and Colton Miracle. Missing from photo, Nathan Soukeroff, Hano Southam, Bradley Ross, coach Ron Mace and Sawyer Hunt. — Photo courtesy Christine Boyd of LVR

The L.V. Rogers Bombers baseball team recently completed a very successful campaign on the diamond.

LVR compiled an impressive 21-5 record against American and Canadian opposition that included a victory in the Bombers home tournament.

The Bombers seven trips south of the boarder and played a combination of Varsity teams and JV. Teams.

The highlight for this year for the seniors was LVR posting a win over Mead high school from Spokane — the first win over the American squad in school history.

Playing golf at the Balfour Golf Course has its Advantages

Picturesque is hole nine at the Balfour Golf Course. — Bruce Fuhr photos

Membership has its privileges with the BGC Advantage Program at the Balfour Golf Club.

And those privileges are more than just playing on one of the most picturesque Les Furber designed courses in the province packed with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains or Kootenay Lake.

“The BGC Advantage Program is a brand new concept to Balfour this year.  It is our amped up version of a loyalty program and thus far is being received very well” said Balfour’s Head Professional Craig Wilkinson.

BCHL welcomes US-based Wenatchee Wild to league for 2015-16 season

BCHL welcomes US-based Wenatchee Wild to league for 2015-16 season

The BC Hockey League is getting another team — its 17th franchise starting with the 2015-16 season.

The Wenatchee Wild was announced as the latest team to join the BCHL during a press conference Monday in the Washington State City.

The franchise is the first American team in the BCHL since Bellingham Ice Hawks, operated from 1990 to 1995.

“The BCHL is gaining a strong franchise in the Wenatchee Wild and we value the passion and professionalism they bring to our league,” said BCHL commissioner John Grisdale in a press release.

Nelson's Bruno Campese switches gears on coaching career, takes OHA job

Nelson Minor Hockey grad and former Prince Albert Raiders GM Bruno Campese has accepted a position in Penticton with the Okanagan Hockey Academy.

It didn’t take Nelson’s Bruno Campese long to find a new job in hockey.

The Nelson Minor Hockey grad, who spent the past eight seasons at coach and GM of the Prince Albert Raiders of the Western Hockey League, has agreed to be head coach of the Okanagan Hockey Academy in Penticton.

The announcement was recently made on the Okanagan Hockey School website.

“We are very excited to have Bruno Campese join our organization,” said OHA vice-president Dixon Ward.

Bombers outlast G.W. Graham to finish 11th at AA Rugby Championships

Chase Gilbertson scored a try in LVR's win over G.W. Graham Saturday at the BC High School AA Boy's Rugby Championships Saturday in Abbotsford. — The Nelson Daily photo

Ryan Lewis continued his stellar play to lead the L.V. Rogers Bombers to an impressive 36-26 win over G.W. Graham of Chillwack at the BC High School AA Boy's Rugby Championships Saturday in Abbotsford.

Lewis, who scored all the points in LVR's earlier win over Sir Charles Tupper of Vancouver, scored twice as the Bombers got the offence going against the Fraser Valley squad in the 11/12th place game.

Sam Woodward, Jake Taylor, Chase Gilbertson and Eli Swan-Wilson also scored for LVR.

Bombers finish sixth overall at BC High School AA Girl's Soccer Championships

Bomber senior grads, from left, Jena Wheeldon, Tara Yowek, Abbie Bourchier-Willans and Hailee Gerun, helped power LVR to a sixth-place finish at the BC High School AA Girl's Soccer Championships in Burnaby. — Submitted photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers finished the BC High School AA Girl's Soccer Championship in sixth spot following a loss to Ballenas of Parksville in consolation round match Saturday.

The Bombers dropped a 4-0 decision to the high-powered Vancouver Island squad.

However, the sixth-place finish is one of the better results for the Heritage City school in provincial play.

LVR opened the tournament Thursday with a 3-0 loss to St. Michael's University of Victoria.

UPDATED: Bombers edge Brookswood 1-0 at AA Soccer Championships in Burnaby

UPDATED: Bombers edge Brookswood 1-0 at AA Soccer Championships in Burnaby

The L.V. Rogers Bombers will play for fifth spot at the 16-team BC High School Girl's AA Soccer Championships in Burnaby.

Naomi Perkins scored the only goal of the game to lead LVR to a thrilling 1-0 win over Brookswood Friday afternoon in playoff action.

LVR advances to meet Bellenas of Parksville on Vancouver Island in the consolation round match Saturday.

LVR finished the round robin draw in second spot with a 2-1 record.

Perkins, Wheeldon score to lead Bombers to 3-0 win at AA Soccer Championships in Burnaby