by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday May 25 2015

If the Terry Walgren Tournament was an investment fund, Nelson Youth Soccer Rep Teams would join Warren Buffet as one of the most successful investors of the 20th century.

Nelson teams came up golden in every division to sweep the top prizes at the...

by Bob Hall on Monday May 25 2015

Playing against older and bigger competition, the Nelson Selects U15 Girls used speed, determination and stingy defense to fuel them to the U16 Division gold medal in the annual Terry Walgren Memorial Tournament in Nelson past weekend.

The U15s came into the tournament hungry for their...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday May 24 2015

The Nelson Leafs hockey club dug into the “experience vault” to select its new executive that will guide the franchise into the 2015-16 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season.

The new executive, that includes former Nelson Mayor John Dooley and ex-Nelson Minor...

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Bears stage late rally to ground LVR Bombers

The Mount Boucherie Bears gave the Bombers (black jersey) of LVR all they could handle Thursday at the Lakeside Pitch. — Bruce Fuhr photo, The Nelson Daily

Mount Boucherie Bears of Kelowna scored a late try to edge the L.V. Rogers Bombers 12-7 in High School Rugby action Thursday afternoon at the Lakeside Pitch in Nelson.

Trailing 7-5 with five minutes remaining, the Okanagan squad put together a final push that resulted in the winning score.

“It’s disappointing for sure,” said Bomber sideline coach Michael Joyce.

Joyce said the Bombers had trouble with the finer points of their game, mistakes that allowed the Bears to score early and late in the contest.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Kootenay Wildcats at BC Hockey U18 Cup

The Wildcats at the 2015 Female U18 BC Cup, from left, Kendra Waterstreet of Fruitvale, Tiana Ewasiuk of Cranbrook and Nelson's Merissa Dawson. — Submitted photo

The Kootenay Wildcats are well represented at the 2015 Female U18 BC Cup in Richmond.

LVR Bombers drop heartbreaker to Mount Boucherie Bears

The ball was bouncing the way of the Bears (red jerseys) Thursday in High School Rugby action at the Lakeside Pitch in Nelson. — Bruce Fuhr photo, The Nelson Daily

High School Rugby action came to the Lakeside Sports Fields Thursday afternoon. See "Bears stage late rally to ground LVR Bombers" in Sports for complete coverage.

Leafs get a head start on next KIJHL season with Prospects Camp

The Nelson Leafs are already getting ready for the 2015-16 KIJHL season. — The Nelson Daily photo

It maybe spring but the Nelson Leafs are already putting the pieces together for winter and action in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

The Leafs welcomed a full contingent of hopefuls at a Prospects Camp this past weekend at the NDCC Arena.

Thirty players and five goalies from the Lower Mainland, Alberta and the BC Interior attended the three-day camp, which concluded Sunday with the Allstar Game.

Nelson Youth Soccer opens 2015 House League season

Action in the U10 Boy's Division between Ripping and Tri-City Pump. — Bruce Fuhr photos

Even a little rain could not dampen spirits of hundreds of players as Nelson Youth Soccer opened its house league season for 2015 Saturday at Lakeside.

Players from U6 to U 12 took to the Lakeside Fields for the first games of the season.

Teams have been training on Lakeside fields for the past week.

The season continues until June when the association breaks for the summer, resuming in September of the second half of the campaign.

Nelson Youth Soccer Rep Teams have been in full swing already, with some clubs having a tournament under their belts.

Allan captures top prize at No-Frills Squash Tournament; Club hosts membership drive

Joel Casey of Vernon is up against Nelson's Don Mcdonald in Men's A action at the No-Frills Squash Tournament. — Submitted photo

Mike Allan of Nelson edged out Joel Casey of Vernon 3-1 to capture the Men’s A Title at the No-Frills Tournament Sunday at the Nelson Squash Club.

The tournament attracted almost 40 players for the two-day event from Vernon, Cranbrook, Trail, Castlegar, Revelstoke and host Nelson.

Darwin Horning of Nelson won the A-Consolation title.

Paul Lamoureux defeated Darren Hedstrom, both of Nelson, to claim the Men’s B-Plus crown while Steve Limbert of Trail defeated Keira Zaslove of Nelson in the Men’s B.

Leafs host Prospects Camp at NDCC Arena

Leaf coach and GM Dave McLellan gets his first look at potential players when Nelson begins its Prospects Camp Friday at the NDCC Arena.

When the Kimberley Dynamiters took to the ice to celebrate winning the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League championship last month in Kamloops the race for the 2016 title began.

The Nelson Leafs hope to get a jump on the upcoming campaign when the Heritage City franchise hosts a Prospects Camp beginning Friday at the NDCC Arena.