by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Jul 28 2014

Samuel Matthew of Nelson was one of 16 talented athletes recognized with a Coast Capital Savings Athlete Bursary at the Closing Ceremony of the 2014 BC Summer Games in Nanaimo.

Matthew won six medals in the pool in the Hub City.

The athletes are from 16 different...

by Bruce Fuhr on Monday Jul 28 2014

The Nelson Leafs were dealt a huge blow during the weekend when current skipper Matt Hughes resigned his position as head coach and General Manager of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League team.

Hughes, who was selected to the position from a list of more than 25 applicants in...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Jul 27 2014

It's days until the horn blows for the 2014 Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun triathlon.

Saturday, at the Lakeside Park beach, the 2014 Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun club took to the water for a test run of the triathlon distance.

Club members have been training for up to two months,...

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Perkins scores hat-trick to power Selects to bronze medal at BC Soccer Provincial B Girl's Championship

After filling the net, Naomi Perkins (sitting beside co-coach Mike Gerun) takes a break during Nelson's 6-1 win in the bronze medal at the BC Soccer Provincial B Girl's Championship Sunday in Chilliwack. — Photo courtesy Tanis Bouchier

Dropping the opener at the BC Soccer Provincial B Girl's Championship didn't stop the Nelson U17 Selects.

The Selects just got better as the tournament progressed, culminating with a 6-1 trouncing of the host Attack side Sunday in the U17 Girl's bronze medal game in Chillwack.

Striker Naomi Perkins, finishing the game with a hat-trick, scored twice in the first half to stake the Kootenay Reps to the early they outsiders would not relinquish.

Nelson Selects draw 1-1 against Terrace; U18 edge Richmond 2-1

Nelson's U17 Selects dropped a 2-0 decision Thursday to Aldergrove. - Submitted photo

Nelson Select teams had a tough time Thursday on Day one of the BC Soccer Provincial B Cup tournament in Richmond and Chilliwack.

The U15 Selects scored a 1-1 draw against Terrace to open the Les Sinnott Memorial Tournament in Richmond.

Marco Falcone, with an assist to Riley Osachoff, scored for the U15 Selects against Terrace in the opener for both teams.

Raven Johnson was outstanding for Nelson in goal to preserve the points.

In Richmond, the U 17 girls lost 2-1 to Aldergrove in a game dominated by the Kootenay reps.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Team Unknowns

The team includes, back row, L-R, Kendra Wayling, Brett Uniat, Joe Capriglione, Mike Laughton, Mike Roch, Rand Wayling, Romon Whylie, Tanis Bouchier-Willans and Christine Wayling. Front, Lauren Suomi, Luree Gould, Jayden Roch, Lorne Wuori, Abby Bouchier-Willans and Katie Wayling. Missing, Rob Chernenko, Justin Willans and Michelle Lelievre. — Submitted photo

The Unknowns team from Nelson outlasted the Wonders to capture the C-division title at the recent Salmo Canada Day Weekend Slopitch Tournament.

The Unknowns won the C final by an 18-15 score.

The popular Salmo Slopitch event attracts teams from throughout the West Kootenay.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to add to the celebration with Team of the Week honours.

Let the Provincial B Championships begin

Nelson Selects teams have their eyes on the big prize at the provincial championship tournaments beginning Thursday in Richmond and Chilliwack. — The Nelson Daily photo

A handful of Nelson Selects teams are provincial bound as B.C. Soccer Association hosts its annual B-Cup playdowns in Chilliwack and Richmond.

Games begin Thursday with six Nelson Youth Soccer teams — U13, U14, U15 and U17 Girls and U15 and U18 boys — in action.

Nelson U15 Boys open the eight-team tournament at 1 p.m. against Terrace Kermodes.

Nelson then plays Pinnacles FC from Penticton Friday before concluding the round robin Saturday against Prince George.

Neptunes continue to build from ground up; several great swims in Colville

Neptune swimmer Kallie Badry is ready on the starting block during the meet this past weekend in Colville, Wash. — Submitted photo

Castlegar continues to dominate the Kootenay Summer Swim Association season.

But don't overlook the improvement of the Nelson Neptunes.

The club continues to build from the grass roots, turning in several exceptional performances during the recent KSSA stop during the wekeend in Colville, Wash.

"We were in awe of our younger swimmers as they tried the 'more challenging events',"  said Neptune skipper Cynthia Pfeiffer.

Main Street Diner — The Place in Nelson to watch World Cup action

Jerseys from teams in the 2014 World Cup line the wall at the Main Street Diner. —Nick Diamond Photography

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.