by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Aug 24 2016

The 2016 West Kootenay Glacier Challenge added to its incredible success over the weekend by raising more than $125,000 to help find a cure for MS (Multiple sclerosis).

One team did more than their fair share of the fundraising as the Team Rear Guard raised almost $20,000 toward the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Aug 24 2016

At this rate MS (Multiple sclerosis) has not chance of surviving.

Almost 90 riders took to the highways in and around Nelson, Slocan, New Denver and Kaslo to raise more than $125,000 at the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge this past weekend.

"So far this year we have raised...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Aug 23 2016

The Nelson Neptunes took a core group of swimmers to the BC Summer Swim Association Championships this past weekend in Coquitlam.

Here is a capsule look at the Neptune Results:

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS:

Sports News

Nelson Selects Simply Golden in Capturing Provincial B U16 Girl's Cup

 The Provincial Champion U16 Nelson Selects include, back row, L-R, Ali D'odorico, Ashley Hall, Grace Dehnel, Anna Milde, Jodi Surina, Julia Burkart, Shianne Michalchuk, Sofia Arcuri, Ruby Seright and Mattea Lorenzo. Front, Emily Taylor, Shaen Panko-Dool, Allison Bendis, Bella Guderyan and keeper Hanna Quinn. — Submitted photo

What a difference a year makes.

Last year, on the home Lakeside pitch, Nelson Selects came ever so close to gaining a spot on the medal podium.

This season the Selects pushed aside the rest of the field, capturing the U16 Girl’s Championship at the BC Soccer Provincial B Cup Sunday in Penticton.

Nelson knocked off provincial rival Vernon United 2-0 in the Championship Final to claim the gold medal.

Ali D’odorico scored twice in the second half, and Hanna Quinn registered the shutout to thrust the Selects to the top of the medal podium.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Whitecaps Youth Soccer Campers

During a break at the camp, players got together for a team photo with Marcos Bustos of the Vancouver Whitecaps. — Submitted photo

More than 100 players from the area flocked to the Lakeside Pitch to participate in the Whitecaps Kootenay Youth Soccer Camp.

Mallard's Source for sport would like to salute the players with Team of the Week honours.

Some of the players got together for a Team Photo with Marcos Bustos of the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Kootenay Youth Soccer campers meet Whitecaps Marco Bustos

Whitecaps midfielder Marco Bustos was a hit with players at the recent Whitecaps Kootenay Youth Soccer Camp. — Submitted photo

Players at the Whitecaps Kootenay Youth Soccer Camp got to meet a rising star on the Major League Soccer Team when Marco Bustos paid a visit to the Nelson.

The 20-year-old central attacking midfielder who was named 'Caps 2013 Whitecaps FC Most Promising Player, joined Whitecaps FC Residency in September 2011 after last playing for FC Northwest in his hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

"Kids were extremely excited," said Brett Adams, Kootenay Regional Head coach with the Whitecaps.

Time to put the pedal to the metal for the 2016 West Kootenay Glacier Challenge

No time like the present to start training, and raising money, to participate in the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge. — Submitted photo

It's back to the basics for West Kootenay Glacier Challenge organizers as annual ride to fight MS (Multiple sclerosis) is returning to its original route August 20-21.

After a shortened route in 2015 due to paving of Highway 6 in the Slocan Valley, organizers are pleased to once again offer the traditional route around Kokanee Glacier from New Denver to Nelson to Kaslo and back to New Denver.

Bombers host Youth Basketball Camp at LVR Hangar

Bombers host Youth Basketball Camp at LVR Hangar

Basketball has been big in the news with NBA free agent moves along with Canadian Men's National squad trying to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

In Nelson, at the L.V. Rogers Gymnasium, young basketball enthusiasts can learn a thing or two about the game at the 2016 Bomber Basketball Camp.

The summer camp goes from July 18-21 at the LVR Hangar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

Mallards Team of the Week — East Shore United Soccer Club

The winning East Shore United squad includes, back row, L-R,Dave, Aaron, Vince, Isaak, Noah, Robby, Jason, Jake, Jesse, Wayne, Tim, Simon, Donny, Francis, Gabe and Donovan. Middle, July, Aaron, Scully, Lewis, Johnny E., Johnny C., Steve, Dan, Ruben and Allissa. Front: Billy, Danno, Johnny C.’s dog. — Submitted photo

East Shore United needed a shootout to capture the recent Slocan Men's Soccer Tournament Crown at the Slocan playing field.

The Crawford Bay based squad played a tough squad from Creston to a 1-1 draw in the Championship contest before pulling out the win in the tie-breaker.

East Shore finished the tournament undefeated, posting wins over Rossland and host Slocan. East Shore also tied Creston during round robin action.

Mallard's Source for sports is excited to present East Shore with Team of the Week honours.

Nelson Neptunes take to the road to win home meet

Two Neptune swimmers cut through the waters of the Salmo Pool at the first meet of the KSSA season. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Neptunes took advantage of some new surroundings to capture the opening meet of the Kootenay Summer Swim Association recently at the Salmo Pool.

The Neptunes, still waiting for renovations to be completed at the Nelson and District Aquatic Centre, swam away to win the meet by almost 300 points over second-place Grand Forks.

Not even the slightly longer than 25 meter pool or the unpredictability of the weather could slow down the Neptunes

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