by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Aug 01 2014

For the past two months, the Mountain Spirit Triathlon Club — a local non profit sports club — has been gearing up for the 2014 Nelson Cyswog'n' Fun Triathlon set for Lakeside Park.

The club kicks off training in May, turning novice athletes into triathlete machines...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jul 31 2014

The Nelson Leafs are hoping a second chance will pay big dividends come playoff time.

Less than a week after having first choice Matt Hughes quit on the Green and White - figuring a directors position at the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy in Kelowna was reason enough to leave the...

by Bruce Fuhr on Tuesday Jul 29 2014

Like many college or university graduates Isaac Macleod has been busy scanning the employment pages looking for a place to hang his hat.

Having recently graduated from Boston College with business degree from the Carroll School of Management with a concentration in Economics, the Nelson...

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Nelson Minor Baseball shifts from regular season to allstar campaign

Lions Park was a beehive of activity during the Nelson and District Baseball Association season.

Nelson teams were shutout of the championship winner's circle in the West Kootenay Little League Baseball League season.

Nelson Cardinals, winners of the West Kootenay Little League Minor Division the two previous years, lost out in the semi finals in the major division.

The Nelson Pirates had two close games but finished their playoff run early.

The Nelson Tigers were down 6-5 before rain cancel out the game.

Tigers pitchers Koa Wintraub along with Brady Stocks and Drake Procter did a great job while Noah Ens controlled behind the plate.

International Skateboarding Day comes to Rosemont Skatepark

The Rosemont Skatepark was alive Thursday as 12-year-old Kristian from Creston performs a kickflip down six stairs. — Photo courtesy Matt Leblanc

International Skateboarding Day is coming to the new Rosemont Skatepark.

Skateboard Ambassador, Matt LeBlanc and Nelson & District Youth Center is hosting a fundraising hotdog sale and day filled with activities.

LeBlanc, along with implementing some ground rules for everyone’s safety and enjoyment, is also hosting skate camps starting July 7 for 2-4 weeks operated through the NDCC. 

Some of the rules for the new Skatepark include:

Little League All Stars gearing up for provincials

Little League All Stars gearing up for provincials

Veteran little league players are working toward the big goal of national competition, after the region’s little league all-star team was picked last night at Andy Bilesky Park.

Twenty-one baseball players, aged 11-12, tried out for the team but only 12 were chosen, six of whom are veterans from last year's all-star team.

“[This season] is basically five weeks unless we win the provincial tournament, then it would be extended another week or 10 days because then we'd go to the nationals,” said team coach D.J.Ashman.

2014 Nelson Cyswog'n'fun triathlon early bird deadline July 6

The start of the Nelson Cyswogn Fun Triathlon is less than seven weeks away. — The Nelson Daily photo

It's time to start training for the 2014 Nelson Cyswog'n'fun triathlon.

And what better way to gain some incentive than to take advantage of the early bird registration deadline of July 6.

The 2014 Nelson Cyswog'n'fun triathlon goes Sunday, August 3 at Rotary Lakeside Park.

The main Olympic Course race begins with a 1.5 kilometre swim before competitors hope the bike for a 39 km cycle and 10 km run.

Short course is 500 metre swim, 22 km ride and five km run run.

Pickleball play promised in park

Pickleball play promised in park

Trail Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce the City’s new Pickleball courts at Butler Park will officially open with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. on June 21. The courts, recently converted from one of the park’s tennis courts, will accommodate the avid Pickleball players from the Region.

Rushton, Sachs pace Neptunes to fifth place at Stingrays meet

Rushton, Sachs pace Neptunes to fifth place at Stingrays meet

Jaylen Rushton won a silver and Nava Sachs took bronze as Nelson Neptunes finished fifth at the Trail Stingrays stop on the Kootenay Summer Swim Association meet calendar Sunday in the Silver City.

Rushton won the medal in Division two girls while Sachs scored bronze for the Neptunes in Division five girls category.

Nelson finished fifth overall behind Kimberley, Grand Forks, host Trail and Castlegar in the Stingrays meet that featured a different format for swimmers.

Trio of Nelson Selects eliminated during Kootenay Provincial Playdowns

Trio of Nelson Selects eliminated during Kootenay Provincial Playdowns

The U17 Boys are among a trio of Nelson Select squads that failed to advance to the Les Sinnott Memorial Boys Provincial Cup next month in Richmond.

The Selects finished third in the three-team U17 Boy’s round-robin tournament Sunday in Invermere.

The other teams eliminated from further provincial action include the U13 and U14 Selects.

The U18 Selects received a bye through to the July 3-6 tournament and join the U13, U14, U15 and U17 Girls teams.

The girl’s tournament is July 3-6 in Chilliwack.