by Bruce Fuhr on Monday Jul 21 2014

Samuel Matthew made the long trek to Vancouver Island not knowing what to expect at the B.C. Summer Games.

A few days later the Nelson swimmer needed to put in a call to the local freight company for a quote on moving a trunk load of metal back to the Heritage City following an amazing...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Jul 21 2014

Local athletes took a host of medals at the BC Summer Games held this past weekend in Nanaimo.

Samuel Matthew of Nelson led the medal parade by claiming six podium finishes in the pool.

Matthew, won silver medals in 200-meter boys Individual Medley and 800-meter freestyle along...

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Balfour golfers play 360 holes on ALS Longest Day of Golf fundraiser

Craig Wilkinson (left) and Braden Chown raised approximately $1,800 for ALS. — Submitted photo

On the longest day of daylight of the year, Craig Wilkinson and Braden Chown gained a few blisters on their golfing hands.

The two Balfour golfers played for 15 hours on the Balfour Golf Course to to raise awareness and funds for ALS, which is a rapidly progressive
neuromuscular disease that can affect anyone at any time.

The Balfour duo played from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and golfed a total of 360 holes.

LVR grad Sean Denison experiences career year playing pro hoops in Romania

LVR grad Sean Denison (15) fights through two defenders during action for CSM Oradea in Romania. — Photo courtesy Andor Morton, Total Baschet

When Sean Denison hopped a flight last summer for Romania, he hoped the move to the European Basketball team would be a good one.

Well the move proved to be good for CSM Oradea, Denison’s new club, and amazing for the former L.V. Rogers hoop star.

Not only did CSM Oradea make history but also Denison realized a happiness about playing the sport again that had been missing for a few years.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Killjoys

The Killjoys team includes, coach K. Boss, back row, Sylvest, Meg Ablast, Ink Sling-Her, Kerowhack, Lil Miss Hell 'N Back, D.O.Ava, Goldie Gunshow and Oso Agro. Front, Buttermilk, McWrath, Skid Licious, Lil Squirt, Concrete Cindy, Courtney Shove and Slay Guevara. — Submitted photo

Robertson-Weir, Holitzki, Cowan pace Neptunes medal parade in Creston

Next stop on the Kootenay Summer Swim Association schedule is Colville, Wash. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Golden Boot is up for grabs — Killjoys meet Dam City Rollers

The Nelson Killjoys and Dam City Rollers of Castlegar battle it out for bragging rights at the NDCC Arena. — Photo submitted

The Golden Boot is up for grabs.

And the Nelson Killjoys want it — again.

The defending West Kootenay Roller Derby champs are back in the final, this time against Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers as the league culminates a season with the Mountain Mayhem 5 Saturday at the NDCC Arena.

The Final goes at 7 p.m. with the consolation contest starting at 5 p.m. between Valley Brutality against the Rossland Trail Rollergirls.

Nelson Minor Baseball shifts from regular season to allstar campaign

Lions Park was a beehive of activity during the Nelson and District Baseball Association season.

Nelson teams were shutout of the championship winner's circle in the West Kootenay Little League Baseball League season.

Nelson Cardinals, winners of the West Kootenay Little League Minor Division the two previous years, lost out in the semi finals in the major division.

The Nelson Pirates had two close games but finished their playoff run early.

The Nelson Tigers were down 6-5 before rain cancel out the game.

Tigers pitchers Koa Wintraub along with Brady Stocks and Drake Procter did a great job while Noah Ens controlled behind the plate.

International Skateboarding Day comes to Rosemont Skatepark

The Rosemont Skatepark was alive Thursday as 12-year-old Kristian from Creston performs a kickflip down six stairs. — Photo courtesy Matt Leblanc

International Skateboarding Day is coming to the new Rosemont Skatepark.

Skateboard Ambassador, Matt LeBlanc and Nelson & District Youth Center is hosting a fundraising hotdog sale and day filled with activities.

LeBlanc, along with implementing some ground rules for everyone’s safety and enjoyment, is also hosting skate camps starting July 7 for 2-4 weeks operated through the NDCC. 

Some of the rules for the new Skatepark include: