by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday May 23 2016

The Nelson Leafs begin building toward the upcoming Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season by hosting its Annual General Meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the NDCC.

However, since the Leafs were ousted from postseason way back in February, the coaching staff has been...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday May 20 2016

It seems like only yesterday Julian Locke was burning up the snow on Kootenay Cup Race trails in Nelson, Rossland and Kimberley.

Recently, the Nelson native saw those dreams at a younger time in his life competing for Canada etched in stone after he was selected to the Men’s...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday May 19 2016

The L.V. Rogers Bombers, which played the entire season on the road, finished the campaign with an impressive 10-7 record.

The Bombers, fielding a young squad this season, played teams from the USA, Alberta and BC.

Mallard's Source for sports salutes the Bombers on a great...

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Solid weekend for Glacier Club at Zone Gymnastics & Trampoline Championships

Smiles, and more smiles was the norm during the

There was action, and more action during the 2016 Kootenay Zone Gymnastics & Trampoline Championships this past weekend at the Glacier Gym Club.

Two hundred and seventy gymnasts from Nelson, Trail, Castlegar, Creston, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Penticton and Golden competed for all around and event titles in the Girls Competitive Gymnastics Junior Olympic and Zone Levels, Trampoline Levels 1 & 2, Performance Plus Gymnastics and the High School Girls category.

Bombers continue to fly high against High School Rugby teams

The Bombers (right in scrum) are once again a dominant force on the West Kootenay High School Rugby circuit.

The L.V. Rogers Bombers Rugby program continues to get better with age.

The Bombers continued to dominate High School teams in the West Kootenay and province after the Bombers returned from the Kamloops RugbyFest with a clean slate, winning games against Hunting Hills, Chilliwack and South Kamloops by a combined 63-10 mark.

The toughest match came against Chilliwack where the Bombers hung on for a 7-5 win.

Prior to Kamloops, LVR defeated Pen Hi of Penticton 15-14, J. Lloyd Crowe of Trail 36-0 and Castlegar's Stanley Humphries 29-0.

Summer Camp for Young Golfers

Garrett Kucher, golf pro

The Selkirk College Saints Golf Camp is adding a new professional to its roster of instructors this summer—though he’s not a new face to the organization.

Garrett Kucher is returning to the golf camp for a fourth season as instructor, but this time it will also be as a professional golfer.

'A big accomplishment' for Glacier Gym Club

The Glacier team includes, back row, L-R, Back row, Matthew Bullen, Zoe Crisfield, Sara Tolles, Olivia Kelly and Teagan McTague. Middle, Lily Taylor, Brianne Stefani, Shelbi van Hellemond and Eden Bellman. Front, Dafni van Hellemond, Abby Majeski and Gwen McCrory. — Submitted photo

Ten gymnasts and two members of the trampoline team from Nelson’s Glacier Gymnastics Club, strutted their stuff at the 2016 BC Provincial Championships held recently in Langley.

All the gymnasts’ performances seamlessly fit in with the lower mainland and other BC clubs.  The Glacier team brought home 13 medals, 20 top-ten placements ribbons and the Level 7 Glacier team took first place on beam.

“The coaching team is very pleased to have the gymnasts win so many top-ten placements,” said Sandra Long, Glacier Gymnastics Head Coach.

Nelson Youth Soccer Kicks Off 2016 Season

Running for the ball were players from Live In the Koots and Serendipity Nail in U8 Girls action Saturday at Lakeside Pitch. — Bruce Fuhr photos, The Nelson Daily

The sun broke through the clouds on a spectacular opening day weekend for Nelson Youth Soccer.

The association, with more than 950 registered players, kicked off the 2016 with House League action Saturday for all ages.

Nelson Youth Soccer House Leagues run until the Association takes the summer off before resuming action in September.

Meanwhile, Rep teams have already played the opening tournament of the season in the Okanagan's Lake Country.

Next up is a Rep Tournament in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Neptunes Swim Team

Some of the members of the Nelson Neptunes swim team posed for a photo following the 2015 season. — Submitted photo

It doesn't matter that the Nelson Neptunes Swim Team is minus a home.

The show will go on for the Kootenay Summer Swim Association team the Neptunes open the training season May 1 swimming five times a week at the Castlegar Aquatic Centre.

After May, the Neptunes move home base to the Salmo outdoor pool for June, July and August as well as hosting a meet in June in Salmo.

Mallard's Source for sports is very impressed with the Neptunes overcoming adversity and wants to praise the swimmers with Team of the Week.

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — Let’s Go Fishing

As the water warms up on Kootenay Lake, the fish will become even more active. — Photo courtesy Reel Adventures Sportfishing

Despite the doom and gloom on Kootenay Lake, March was a pretty good month for fishing says Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Sportfishing. The weather started out a bit miserable, but it seemed to turn around during the second half. We had another enjoyable month on the rivers, as well as a lot of action on the lake.

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