by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Jul 27 2016

There's only a few more sleeps until the horn sounds for the 2016 Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun triathlon.

Sunday is the big day of the Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun Triathlon — set for Sunday, July 31 at 8 a.m. — when hundreds of athletes will begin the race in Kootenay Lake...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Jul 26 2016

When paddlers from the Nelson Kayak and Canoe Club boarded the bus for the Red-Eye ride to the Fraser Valley to compete in the BC Summer Games winning was probably the last thing on their minds.

Teenagers like their sleep and finding a comfortable spot on the bus first and foremost.

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Jul 24 2016

There was no chaos in the run by Total Chaos to capture the 2016 Nelson Mixed Slopitch Crown recently at the Lakeside Diamonds.

The regular season champs outlasted Main Jet 10-9 en route to the winner’s circle finish in the A-Division of the Mixed Slopitch League.

Total Chaos...

Sports News

Leafs continue to tinker with roster, acquire Austin Steger from Campbell River

Austin Steger . . . veteran offensive defenceman

The Nelson Leafs continue to tinker with the roster during the offseason as the club builds for the 2016-17 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League campaign.

The franchise completed its third deal during the month of June, landing 20-year-old defenceman Austin Steger from the Campbell River Storm.

Sent to the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League squad in exchange for Steger was defenceman Max Daerendinger and the rights to defenceman Austin Anselmo.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Youth Soccer U14 Girl's Selects

The team includes, back row, L-R, Sydney Benson, Anna Bakas, Abby Teasdale, Aube Jolicoeur, Ivie Lock-Luttmer, Abby Jackson, Teigan Barnhart, Ruby Linnen, Nicola Anderson and Isabel Curiston. Front, Freya Holman, Phoenix Tailleur, Alexis Dyck, Semegn Atkinson, Ella Peloso, Farrah Marzicola and Addis Atkinson. Coaches are Clive Jackson and Darren Peloso. — Submitted photo

It's never easy for staff at Mallard's Source for sports to choose the Team of the Week recipient during Rep Soccer Playdown season.

That's because Nelson Youth Soccer fields so many good teams.

However, following a close look at the winners heading off to the BC Soccer Provincial B Championships, Mallard's staff settled on the Nelson U14 Girl's Selects as the Team of the Week winner.

LVR salutes top Bomber athletes following stellar season

The Top Athletes at LVR include, from left, Jonah Thiele, Kyra Burkart, Naomi Perkins, Darian Johnson and Josh Matosevic. Missing, Eli Swan-Wilson. — Submitted photo

L.V. Rogers is getting ready to wap things up on another exciting school year at the Fairview High School.

Bombers teams brought back a pair of BC High School Provincial titles in Boy's Rugby and Girl's Soccer to hang on the walls of the Hangar.

However, before the final test has been marked, the athletic department saluted its top students during the annual awards ceremony.

Some of the award winners included:

Select roll past Columbia Valley to secure berth in Les Sinnott Memorial U15 Boys Provincial Cup

The Nelson Selects were all smiles after capturing the Kootenay Zone U15 Boy's Provincial B Playoff. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Selects secured a berth in the Les Sinnott Memorial U15 Boys Provincial Cup by blasting Columbia Valley 5-0 in Kootenay Soccer Playoff action last week in Cranbrook.

The Selects advance to the provincial tournament July 7-10 in West Vancouver.

With the backline of Jesse Harold, Kiefer Barclay, Iyra Cristofoli-Couling and Brett Anderson keeping the Columbia Valley offence under control, the Nelson strikers had a field day with Moss Caney leading the attack with three goals.

Neptunes kick off Kootenay Summer Swim Association season by hosting meet in Salmo

Nelson Neptune swimmers have been training at the Salmo outdoor pool. — Submited photo

The Nelson Neptunes have taken their show on the road.

First up for the Neptunes, who have been without a home since renovations took over the Nelson and District Community Complex Pool, is Nelson's own meet this weekend at the outdoor pool in Salmo.

The meet runs Saturday and Sunday (June 25-26) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

"Despite the struggles the team has faced over the last number of years due to pool closure the team is still swimming and excited about this upcoming meet," said a Neptune spokesperson.

Nelson Selects Golden en route to berth at Les Sinnott Memorial Boys Provincial Cup

The U16 Nelson Selects include, back row, L-R, Coach Lyle Hill, Liam Jones, Thomas Baxter, Grayson Hill, Josh Fogal, Milo Baranyai-Sheppard, Blake Markin-Hellekson, Jahmal Truth-Verville, Aidan Mushumanski, Jesse Thurston, Ezra Foy and coach Kerry Dyck. Front, Jaden Dyck, Noah Laroque, Bradey Sookero, Jacob Erickson, Josh Yasek and Arnau Espinalt. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Selects U16 Boys continue to build for the Provincial Tournament after the local squad captured three gold medals as well as a berth in the Les Sinnott Memorial Boys Provincial Cup next month in West Vancouver.

“The boys played fantastic, their best game of the year against a strong opponent,” said coach Kerry Dyck of the 2-0 win over Kootenay East Rovers in the BC Soccer Kootenay Zone Play Downs gold medal game.

Selkirk College Saints Add More Fuel to High Octane Offense

 New Selkirk College Saints recruit Seth Schmidt will join an offense that led the league in goals during the 2015-2016 season. He will join fellow newcomer Wade Johnson on a Saints team that will be going for its fifth straight BCIHL championship starting in September.

The Selkirk College Saints already potent offense has been bolstered with commitments from a pair of players with proven point-producing talents.

Forward Wade Johnson and defenceman Seth Schmidt will be joining the four-time defending British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champion Saints for the upcoming 2016-2017 season. Both players come equipped with a strong two-way game, but over their junior hockey careers were key contributors in the offensive zone.

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