by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Sep 03 2015

Preseason generally means nothing to coaches and players but it's always nice to come out on the winning side of any contest.

Kyle Chernenkoff's third period goal snapped a 2-2 tie lifting the Nelson Leafs to a 3-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League exhibition victory...

by Contributor on Thursday Sep 03 2015

Regulatory changes to Kootenay angling management announced Thursday will help ensure a quality fishing experience, reduce crowding on popular rivers and support trout conservation.

The main change is implementation of a booking system for non-resident anglers on three “classified...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Sep 03 2015

The Nelson Daily, in conjuction with Mallard's Source for sports in Nelson, dipped into the archives to unveil the most recent Team of the Week recipient.

The reason?

Hockey is back in prime time on the local scene as Kootenay International Junior Hockey League teams...

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Cain breezes to seventh Cyswog’n’Fun Triathlon title; Ramsay surprises women's division

The start was frantic as competitors jockeyed for a piece of Kootenay Lake at the 2015 Nelson Cyswog’n’Fun Triathlon Sunday at Lakeside Rotary Park. — Photo courtesy Madeleine Guenette

Athletes have their favourite places to compete, and for Rossland’s Dallas Cain, the Nelson Cyswog’n’Fun Triathlon is number on his list.

Cain breezed to his seventh title in the Heritage City, blowing the field away to capture the 2015 Nelson Cyswog’n’Fun Triathlon Sunday at Lakeside Rotary Park.

Cain finished the 1.5-kilometer swim, 39 km cycle and 10 km run distance in a time of two hours and five minutes.

The time was more than eight minutes ahead of second place finisher, Seth Bitting.

Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun triathlon goes Sunday at Lakeside Rotary Park

Organizers just never know whose going to show up for the Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun triathlon. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

It's days until the horn blows for the 2015 Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun triathlon.

Sunday is the big day of the Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun Triathlon — set for Sunday, August 2 at 8 a.m. — when hundreds of athletes will begin the race in Kootenay Lake.

Some of the competitors will challenge the short course of 500 metre swim, 22 kilometer ride and five km run run.

However, some take on the main Olympic Course race of a 1.5 kilometre swim a 39 km cycle and 10 km run while others hook up for the team event.

Salmo sports icon Art Field dies

Art Field coached many a Salmo athlete the local high school. — Photo courtesy Facebook

The man never turned down a chance to coach a team or help out his community.

Art Field passed away peacefully, with friends and family at his side, at the Trail Regional Hospital, July 14.

Art Field lost out to a long struggle with diabetes and heart failure.

“(Art) was one helleva guy dedicated to family, friends, community (and) education,” said close friend Lou DeRosa of Trail..

“Art was one of those guys who was always there,” said Jack Closkey of Castlegar, who coached against the Salmo Falcons skipper.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Cyswog'n' Fun Triathlon Club

The group includes, from left, in kayak Janice Morrison, Laurilee Commandeur, Graham Jamin, Coleen Driscol, Roger Fontaine, Jessica Larocque, Debbie Bird, Ian Pardoe, Victor Commandeur, Peter Bird and Peter Lee. — Submitted photo

A few days and counting.

The annual Nelson Cyswog'n' Fun Triathlon is Sunday at Lakeside Rotary Park.

A group of local triathletes have been burning up the training pool, highway and roadway in preparation for the annual event.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to give the group a running start to Sunday's race with Team of the Week honours.

Whitecaps FC Kootenay Soccer Camp gets visit from Caps Tim Parker

Tim Parker of the Whitecaps was in town Thursday, helping out at the Whitecaps FC Kootenay Soccer Camp at the Lakeside Fields. — Submitted photo

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" up-and-coming defender with the parent club treated campers with visit Thursday at the Lakeside Fields.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Kootenay Rhythm Dragons

The KRD includes, back row, L-R, Marg Lozinski, Barb Couch, Louise Andrew, Dawn Jacobsen, Jill Jacobsen and Janet Stephensen. Middle, Carla Klein, Sophie Goodwin, Marlene Pozin Hoda Ghamrawy, Lorna Maxwell, Judy Bourne and Cath Little. Seated, Linda Hoffman, Diane Tulloch (Steers); coach Puleng Pratt; Kathy Manson and Mary Walters. Front, Willa Horsfall and Deb Smith. — Submitted photo

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 from April to September, with three teams.  There are two competitive teams which practice at 5:30-7 p.m. – one team practices Monday and Wednesday, the other team Tuesday. and Thursday. 

Athletes counting down days on 2015 Cyswog’n’fun Nelson Triathlon

Laurilee Commandeur and club organizer Val Yowek are preparing for the annual Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun Triathlon Sunday, August 2 at Lakeside Park. — Submitted photo

It's days until the horn blows for the 2015 Nelson Cyswog'n'fun triathlon.

Saturday, at the Lakeside Park beach, the 2015 Nelson Cyswog'n' Fun club takes to the water for a test run of the triathlon distance.

The unofficial club have been training for up to two months, swimming, running and riding distances to prepare for the big day of the Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun Triathlon — set for Sunday, August 2 at 8 a.m.

Many of the club members tacklet the short course of 500 metre swim, 22 kilometer ride and five km run run.