by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Jul 29 2015

The Village of Salmo lost an icon earlier this month when longtime trustee and teacher, Art Field, died following a long struggle with diabetes and heart failure.

Field, 79, taught and coached many teams at Salmo Secondary School.

He passed away in Trail July 14.

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Jul 24 2015

Every player on the Vancouver Whitecaps had to get their start somewhere.

And during a camp or two those rising stars probably experienced the opportunity into interact with a current roster player.

During this week’s Whitecaps FC Kootenay Soccer Camp, Tim Parker, a 6'2...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jul 23 2015

The Kootenay Rhythm Dragons were back on the water recently, blazing a trail during a meet held recently in Lethbridge.

The Alberta meet is one of many the Dragons will attend this season — others are in Vernon, Salmon Arm and Penticton. 

The paddling season stretches...

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SCOTIA BANK STEPS TO THE PLATE FOR STUDENT ATHLETES:

Left to right in the picture are, Austin Tambellini, Emily Duggan, Kim Ogston (lead Scotia Bank staffer for the bombers), Karly Jeffries and Reese Tambellini.— Submitted photo

The Nelson/Trail Scotia bank has been a strong supporter of the L. V. Rogers High School baseball program for the past couple of years.

Again this year they stepped up to help the team with their fundraising, seen here are members of the Scotia Bank team giving a cheque to two Bomber players, the cheque matched the amount raised by the team during two fund raisers.

The Bomber Baseball program is very thankful for the efforts of the Scotia Bank Team helping to keep the cost of playing reasonable for the student athlete.

Mallard's Team of the Week — NYS U15 Selects

The team includes, back row, L-R, Ruby Creighton, Jodi Surina, Abby Beauchamp, Sofia Arcuri, Grace Dehnel. Front, coach Paul Burkart, Emily Taylor, Bella Guderyan, Shianne Michalchuk, keeper Hanna Quinn, Shane Panko-Dool, Ashley Hall, Allison Bendis, Mattea Lorenzo, Ruby Seright, Julia Burkart and coach Pete Quinn. — Submitted photo

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.

Mallard’s Source for sports is spotlighting the Nelson teams with Team of the Week honours.

This week Mallard’s showcasing the Nelson Selects U15 Girls.

Always have a Plan B — Nelson's Dryden Hunt to attend Canadiens Development Camp

Dryden Hunt, who was at the Carolina Hurricanes camp in 2014, is off to Montreal to attend the Canadiens Development Camp beginning Sunday. — Photo courtesy Jamie Kellner

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 called out for the second consecutive year last week at the 2015 National Hockey League entry draft  in Sunrise, Florida, the 6-foot, 200-pound forward already has a direction in place.

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — Stick to shorelines

Kerry Reed (left) helps a client hold a catch during a Reel Adventures outing. — Photo courtesy Reel Adventures Sportfishing

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 two boats on Kootenay Lake, as well as one boat on the Columbia River, and just recently placed our other boat on the westcoast of Vancouver Island out of Ucluelet.  So, we have plenty of options for everybody throughout the summer months.’

Killjoys blast Dam City to capture second Golden Boot Trophy in three years

Action was intense in the 40 C degree temperature inside the NDCC Arena Saturday at the Mountain Mayhem Championship. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

The Nelson Killjoys scored early and often en route to reclaiming the West Kootenay Roller Derby title at the Mountain Mayhem Championship Saturday in the NDCC Arena.

The Killjoys dominated the contest from the opening jam, scoring a 220-146 win over defending champion Castlegar Dam City Rollers to claim the Golden Boot Trophy.

“Winning the title was very rewarding after a season of hard training and determination,” said Jennifer Worman, AKA, Meg Ablast of the Killjoys.

England scored two quick goals to knock Canada from Women's World Cup

More than 54,000 fans jammed BC Place for the Women's World Cup between Canada and England Saturday. — The Nelson Daily photo

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 was set in the same venue last Sunday for the round-of-16 game against Switzerland.

Jodie Taylor and Lucy Bronze scored for England in the 11th and 14th minutes against a Canadian defence that had given up one goal during its four previous games.

Nelson snaps 20-year winless streak to capture West Kootenay Babe Ruth Crown

Jayden Maida slides safely into home with the seventh run as Nelson outlasted Trail to capture the West Kootenay Babe Ruth Baseball Championship Thursday at the newly-refurbished Queen Elizabeth Park. — Bruce Fuhr photo

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 historians believe is a 20-year drought for Nelson Baseball.