by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday May 29 2017

The Nelson Neptunes took home a fourth-place finish at the opening meet of the Kootenay Summer Swim Association season Sunday in Trail.

Lachlan Bibby-Fox turned in a gold medal performance in Division 2 Boys to lead the Neptune charge.

“Our first meet in Trail was a huge...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday May 28 2017

The L.V. Rogers Bombers take to the pitch this week to play host to the BC High School AA Girl's Soccer Championships beginning Thursday at the Lakeside Soccer Pitch.

Some of the games are also being played in Castlegar.

The Bombers, defending BC Champs, play a round-robin draw...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday May 26 2017

Former Nelson Mayor John Dooley is back at the helm for the Green and White as the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League club held its annual general meeting Wednesday.

Dooley is joined by returning board members Karilynn Carr, Gioconda Gordon, Randy Craik and Lauretta Wilson.

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Nelson's Hanna Quinn shines along side Saskatoon teammates

Nelson's Hanna Quinn (front row, white shirt) smiles for the camera along with members from the Saskatoon Academy during a Showcase Tournament in Vancouver. — Submitted photo

Coaches from more than 150 colleges and universities across Canada and the United States were in Vancouver recently scouting some of the top high school female soccer players during a Showcase Soccer Tournament.

One of the players on the pitch was Nelson’s Hanna Quinn of the Whitecaps Academy, who played goal for the squad from the Saskatoon Academy.

“This was really a great opportunity for Hanna to get scouted to fulfill her dream of playing college soccer,” said Brett Adams of the Whitecaps Academy.

Selkirk College Saints Keeping It in the Family

Brandon Sookro grew up playing minor hockey in Nelson and after two seasons playing Junior A in Saskatchewan, will return to the West Kootenay for the 2017-2018 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season with the Selkirk College Saints.  — Photo courtesy Notre Dame Hounds)

The Selkirk College Saints have started the post-graduation rebuilding project and hockey fans will be familiar with the names on the back of the jerseys of two of the newest recruits.

Following in the strides of their older brothers, Brandon Sookro and Logan Kerner will pull on a Saints jersey for the 2017-2018 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season.

Nelson's Rowan Megale powerlifts to gold medal at BLM Barbell Showdown

Nelson’s Rowan Megale powerlifted his way to the gold medal at the BLM Barbell Showdown held recently in Abbotsford. — Submitted photo

Nelson’s Rowan Megale proved he can compete with the best in BC after capturing a gold medal at the BLM Barbell Showdown held recently in Abbotsford.

Megale, 17, set a new provincial record in the squat discipline while capturing the top prize in the 93-kg weight category.

Powerlifting is a weight lifting discipline that involves three types of heavy lifts: squats, bench and deadlift. 

To win the gold medal, Megale lifted 192.5 kg in squats, 117.5 kg bench press and 217.5 in the deadlift. 

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Amigos Las Vegas Champs

 The Nelson Amigos squad includes, back row, L-R, Larry Bomak, Pete Taillon, Doug Harrison, Dean Centrone, Ron Van Zanden, Simon Wheeldon,Len Maida and Jody Burk. Front, Shawn Swail, Darrell MacKay, Ricky Lane, Ian Perrault and Ron Ewanyshen. Missing from photo Brent Mowery. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Amigos want to tell everyone what happened during their trip to Las Vegas after the local squad captured the 45-plus Division at the recent Men's Hockey tournament in the desert.

The Amigos took home the top prize in the Lefty Wilson Division 45-plus Tournament earlier this month with a 7-2 victory over Moberly Lakers.

Moberly is a combined squad of players from Northern Alberta and Northern B.C..

Nelson opened the tournament with a narrow 9-8 victory over the same Lakers squad. The Amigos rallied from a 3-0 deficit to defeat Moberly.

Nitehawks suffer heartbreaking OT loss to Wainwright Bisons in Keystone Cup Final

The Nitehawks, hoisting the Cyclone Taylor Cup, completed the season with an impressive 59-9-2-0-3 record.

Beaver Valley’s run at the Western Canada Junior B Hockey Chamiponship came to a heartbreaking end Sunday in Arborg, Manitoba.

Bryce Woodward scored at 3:05 of overtime to lift the Wainwright Bisons to a 4-3 victory over the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Champion Nitehawks in the final of the Keystone Cup.

Trailing 3-1 after two periods, the Hawks tied the game with two goals in a span of 29 seconds by Sam Swanson and Dylan Heppler.

Granite Pointe opens driving range; course ready for play Wednesday

After a long winter, Granite Pointe is ready for action.

It's time for golfer to dust of the clubs as Granite Pointe at Nelson is getting ready to open for the 2017 season.

Granite Pointe General Manager Dave Belling said the driving range and pro shop will open Saturday for players to get a head start on the season.

Belling, said the 18-hole 6,209 yard, par 72 track will be open for play Wednesday as well as the rest of facilities at the Rosemont based track.

The season is already lining up to be a great one at Granite Pointe.

RED's Simon Hillis -- North American Freeride Champ for his age

Left to Right: Gabe Gaudet (Coach), Calix Webber, Simon Hillis, Pete Then (Coach), Natalie Cooper & Liam Gaudet at Kirkwood Mountain, California

Four young Rosslanders qualified for the 2017 North American (NORAM) Junior Freeride Championships. Simon Hillis, Liam Gaudet, Calix Webber and Natalie Cooper recently competed at Kirkwood Mountain in California, April 5th to 8th.

 “The NORAM Freeride Championships welcomes the most talented young freeriders in North America. Any support we can provide for the future of freeriding, especially with our own RED Mountain Juniors, is something that fits nicely with RED’s culture of youth and big mountain skiing,” says Don Thompson, RED’s General Manager.

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