by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Apr 30 2015

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...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Apr 30 2015

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

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Apr 30 2015

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.

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Nelson's Sawyer Hunt basking in the glory of Nitros' KIJHL title run

Sawyer Hunt of Nelson (second from left holding trophy) found a home on Kimberley's KIJHL champions. — Submitted photo

Sawyer Hunt could have been playing for the Nelson Leafs this past season.

The Nelson Minor Hockey product had been a mainstay in the system representing the Heritage City association on rep teams throughout his career  — his final season in the Heritage City playing in the BC Hockey Major Midget for a Kootenay Ice squad based out of the NDCC Arena.

But the 5’10” 165-pound forward lived part of his life in Kimberley.

So when the Dynamiters called Hunt didn’t think twice before suiting up for the Bavarian City franchise.

Leafs defenceman Darnel St. Pierre commits to SFU

Leaf grad Darnel St. Pierre (27) has committed to SFU of the BCIHL starting in September. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The defence of the Simon Fraser University Men’s Hockey team just got a whole lot tougher after the Clan announced that former Nelson Leaf defenceman Darnel St. Pierre has committed for the 2015-16 BC Intercollegiate Hockey League season.

“Darnel is a much needed addition to the back end of our hockey team," said SFU Men’s Hockey Head Coach Mark Coletta after the Clan finished second to three-time BCIHL winner Selkirk Saints.

Saints reload roster for run at fourth consecutive BCIHL title

Nelson Hurry is a dominating presence on the blueline and will fit into a Selkirk College Saints defensive unit that is losing several key members to graduation. — Photo by Sarah of the Summerland Steam

With a third straight British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championship now part of the history books, the Selkirk College Saints continue to build towards continued success.

The hockey program is pleased to announce the playing commitments of Brett Huber and Nelson Hurry to attend and compete for the Saints beginning in the 2015-2016 BCIHL season. Both players are fresh off successful junior careers with the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s (KIJHL) Summerland Steam.

Nitros snap long drought by capturing KIJHL Championship

The KIJHL has finally made a return to Kimberley after the Nitros won the title Sunday in Kamloops. — Photo courtesy Twitter, Allen Douglas Kamloops This Week

The top song of 1979 was My Sharona by The Knack.

That same year the Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup and the Boston Bruins retired Bobby Orr’s Number “4”.

That was also the last time the Kimberley Dynamiters won the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Championship.

The Nitros snapped the 36-year drought by ousting the Kamloops Storm 4-2 in the best-of-seven KIJHL Final Sunday in Spoolmak Country.

Four players each had two points to spark the Dynamiters to a 5-1 series-clinching win.

Get ready to play ball — exciting season on tap for NDBA

A few final projects — pitching mounds and installation of new bases and home plate — are underway to complete the renovations to Queen Elizabeth Park in Fairview. — Photo courtesy NDBA

The upcoming season looks very promising for Nelson Baseball on the eve of completion of upgrades to Queen Elizabeth Park in Fairview.

Thanks to the many hours of volunteer work, those upgrades should be completed in the next few weeks.

“New irrigation system and natural turf infield replaces the hard clay infield we've been playing on for a few decades,” said outgoing Nelson and District Baseball Association President Larry Martel.

“The City of Nelson is helping to upgrade the player dugouts, the backstop fencing and trees this year.

Spring is in the air, and so is Golf

Signature Hole #17 will be on display as Balfour opens for the 2015 season.

So you want to learn how to play the sport of golf.

Well, this is a great time to learn as local courses are opening faster than presents at Christmas.

Granite Pointe at Nelson teed off the season Thursday with Balfour opening up the 2015 campaign on grass Friday.

“Winter was great,” said Balfour club professional Craig Wilkinson on the eve of the opening.

“All the greens are looking good and the fairways for the most part at this time of the year are looking awesome.”

Mallard's Team of the Week — LVR Senior Bombers Basketball Team

The Bombers include, back row, L-R, coach Jeremy Phelan, Jake Anderson, Stryder Scott, Josh Matosevic, Vinnie Watson, Kai Shave and coach Dean Studer. Front, Eamon Studer, Darian Johnson, Brock Dixon, Dyllen Dixon and Robbie Dixon. — Submitted photo

A young, L.V. Rogers Bombers squad got a taste of the big stage after competing at the BC High School AAA Boy's Basketball Tournament in Langley.

The Bombers won the final game of the season, defeating the Charles Best Blue Devils 56-41 in consolation play.

Staff at Mallard's Source for sports want to send the Bombers off on a great off season of preparation for the next campaign with Team of the Week honours.