by Bruce Fuhr on Monday Jul 21 2014

Samuel Matthew made the long trek to Vancouver Island not knowing what to expect at the B.C. Summer Games.

A few days later the Nelson swimmer needed to put in a call to the local freight company for a quote on moving a trunk load of metal back to the Heritage City following an amazing...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Jul 21 2014

Local athletes took a host of medals at the BC Summer Games held this past weekend in Nanaimo.

Samuel Matthew of Nelson led the medal parade by claiming six podium finishes in the pool.

Matthew, won silver medals in 200-meter boys Individual Medley and 800-meter freestyle along...

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Neptunes tune up for next meet with solid showing in Boundary City

The Kootenay Summer Swim Association made a pitstop last weekend in Grand Forks. — The Nelson Daily photo

The Nelson Neptunes tuned up for the upcoming meet this weekend in Trail by finishing third at the recent competition in Grand Forks.

"We are very happy with how all of our swimmers did this weekend," said Neptune assistant coach Rebecca Afford.

"We saw so much improvement since our last swim meet last weekend in Nelson namely with Matthew Holitzki, Sage Wanhella, Paige Ross, and Cameron Bibby-Fox."

Host Grand Forks won the meet, edging out Castlegar.

Trail, Creston and Colville, Wash., round out the team standings.

McKay boys, O'Keefe and Southam earn spots on Zone One Golf squad

McKay boys, O'Keefe and Southam earn spots on Zone One Golf squad

Tyler McKay of Rossland fired a 36-hole total of 146 to capture the BC Amateur Qualifer Sunday at Birchbank Golf Course near Trail.

McKay edged Karson O'Keefe pf Creston by one stroke, firing rounds of 71 Saturday at Redstone near Rossland and 75 Sunday at Birchbank.

Braden McKay pf Birchbank was third at 148 followed by Granite Pointe golfer Hanno Southam at 157.

In the BC Junior qualifier, the McKay boys finished one-two with Southam third.

Aiden and Trevor Browell, both of Champion Lake near Fruitvale, were fourth and fifth, repectively.

Saints added some grit to lineup of two-time defending BCIHL champs

New recruit Tyler Kerner is one of those players who is difficult to play against. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College Saints

The Selkirk Saints added some grit to the lineup for the 2014/15 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season.

The Saints announced a playing commitment from forward Tyler Kerner of Taber, Alta., to attend Selkirk College.

"Tyler is a hard-working, physical winger who plays the game with lots of energy and competes hard," head coach Jeff Dubois of the two-time defending BCIHL Champion Saints said.

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report

There's some pretty big fish in Kootenay Lake. — Photo courtesy Reel Adventures Sportfishing

By Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures Sportfishing

May is over and June is nearing the midway point. So there's plenty of time this month to hook a big one on Kootenay Lake.

Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters is here to give his monthly fishing report. So read and enjoy.

Dam City Rollers face off against Rossland/Trail today after big win against Nelson last weekend

Photo courtesy CMS Photography

Dam City Rollers continue their undefeated season with a win against the Killjoys after a May 31 bout.

Dam City Rollers (Castlegar team) scored 358 against the Killjoys (Nelson team), who scored 276 during the game in the Trail arena.

“We expected that it was going to be a challenge,” said Dam City Rollers team captain Kitty Karnage. “We felt confident as a team that we were definite contenders to take the game.”

Mallard's Team of the Week — LVR Athletic Award Winners

FPictured from the left, Top Scholar Athletes, Erica Austen and Braeden Zarikoff; Most Outstanding Athlete of the Year, Brandon Sagal and Grade 11 Tara Yowek; and Best All Around Athlete, Ethan Perkins and Grade 11 Abbie Bourchier-Willans. — Photo courtesy LVR Athletic Department

Neptunes back in water, earn fourth at opening meet of KSSA season

The Nelson and District Aquatic Centre was a beehive of activity as the Nelson Neptunes returned to the water this past weekend. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The Nelson Neptunes are back!

Following a one-season hiatus due to renovations at the Nelson and District Aquatic Centre, the Heritage City club experienced its first action as the Neptunes hosted the first meet of the 2014 Kootenay Summer Swim Association Season this past weekend in Nelson.

“For the Neptunes it was highly successful, placing fourth place out of eight teams in total, but more importantly, the amount of improvement seen by all swimmers was excellent,” said Neptune coach Cynthia Pfeiffer.