by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday May 30 2016

Granite Pointe will be buzzing with activity Tuesday (May 31) as the Heritage City Ladies Club welcomes the top players from the region for the annual Tournament of Roses.

The Tournament of Roses is an 18-hole team affair with players playing with a partner to determine the top winner in...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday May 29 2016

One easy way of getting selected as Mallard's Team of the Week is to overcome the odds and capture a BC High School Provincial Title.

The L.V. Rogers Bombers accomplished the feat Saturday in Abbotsford, claiming the BC High School Boy's Tier II Rugby Championship with a...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday May 28 2016

After the final whistle, jubilation set in for the L.V. Rogers Bombers as the Kootenay Reps captured the 2016 BC High School Boy’s AA Tier II Rugby Championship with a thrilling 13-12 victory over Fraser Valley power Robert Bateman Timberwolves Saturday at Rotary Park in Abbotsford.

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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.

Neptunes take positive approach to 2016 Kootenay Summer Swim Association Season

Neptunes (Kallie Badry right and Imogen Cowan left) competing at the swim meet in Castlegar 2015. — Photo courtesy Nelson Neptunes

It hasn't been easy running a summer swim program in Nelson during the past few years.

Constant upgrades to the Nelson and District Aquatic Centre has forced the Nelson Neptunes to pack their bags for alternate pools to keep the program alive.

This season, the Neptunes have adopted the slogan of "Have goggles will travel” as the team builds for the upcoming 2016 Kootenay Summer Swim Association Season.

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