by Bruce Fuhr on Thursday Aug 28 2014

Following an off-season of turmoil, new coach and GM Dave McLellan hopes to bring a sense of calm to the Good Ship Leaf as the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League club kicks off the 2014-15 campaign with training camp Friday at the NDCC Arena.

McLellan has been thrust into the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Aug 28 2014

The Nelson Italian Society staged its annual Bocce Tournament at Rotary Lakeside Park courts during the summer.

The A-event winners were Hans Barth and Giuseppe Bertuzzi. But on this day everyone celebrated playing the sport they enjoy with friends.

Mallard's Source for sports...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Aug 26 2014

Nineteen and counting.

Nelson's Fat Tire Festival went off like a bang as cycling enthusiasts flocked to mountains and streets of the Heritage City to participate in the event in memory of Cam Alexander, a friend and avid cyclist who lost his life tragically...

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Mallard's Team of the Week — Kootenay BC Games Team

The Kootenay squad includes, back row from left, Hanna Schulze, coach Clemente Miranda-Trevino (front of Miranda-Trevino) Abby Jackson, Farrah Marzicola, Alyssa Berkhiem and Dawson Downie. Middle, Kiara Ker, Lennox Lockhurst, Mackenzie Fulton and coach Kerry Dyck. Front (all sitting) Ruby Linnen, Ella Peloso (keeper), Alexis Dyck, Lucy Lalach (keeper) and Kaliana Forte. — Submitted photo

Kootenay athletes, including a host from the Nelson area, are flocking to Nanaimo for the 2014 BC Summer Games.

During the next four days, more than 2500 athletes between the ages of 11 and 18 years will compete in 19 different sports at venues throughout Nanaimo. 

Competitions for athletes with a disability are also included with events scheduled in athletics, para-equestrian and swimming. 

Castlegar Jiu Jitsu garners gold

Castlegar Jiu Jitsu garners gold

Castlegar’s own Kootenay Jiu Jitsu Academy brought home a golden haul from the 2014 Western Canadian Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championships in Pentiction on June 28- including winning first place overall in the Adult No-Gi Division.

Neptunes surprise coaching staff with third-place finish in Castlegar

Neptunes surprise coaching staff with third-place finish in Castlegar

The Nelson Neptunes shot of the team standing ladder to finish third at the Castlegar Aquanauts swim meet Sunday in the Sunflower City.

Host Castlegar used home pool advantage to edge second place Grand Forks and the Neptunes for the overall title.

"We are happy with our overall placing and hope to maintain it for Regionals which will be coming up in just a few weeks," said head coach Cynthia Pfeiffer.

"Considering the training that the swimmers endured this week, these results were not expected at all," Pfeiffer added.

Highlands explodes past Trail Allstars at Little League Championships

Noah Quinn works from the mound for Trail against Beacon Hill.— Submitted photo

Trail Allstars watched Highlands score 10 runs in the final two innings to dump the host squad 12-5 at the BC Little League 9-10 Baseball Championships Tuesday at Andy Bilesky Park.

The loss dropped the Trail Allstars record to 1-3.

Hastings Allstars lead the standings with a 4-0 record after pounding Beacon Hill of Victoria 20-2.

White Rock and Highlands are tied for second at 3-1 with Trail in fourth with Beacon Hill.

Nelson's Bryce Sookro singled in Noah Quinn for the first run for Trail.

Trail Allstars fall to 1-2 after Day three BC Little League 9-10 Baseball Championships

Noah Quinn checks his swing in preparation for the BC Little League 9-10 Baseball Championships at Andy Bilesky Park in Trail. — Submitted photo

The Trail Allstars are 1-2 after Day three of the BC Little League 9-10 Baseball Championships.

The Trail Allstars lost 11-1 to White Rock in five innings Monday at Andy Bilesky Park in the Silver City.

Nelson's Noah Quinn drove home the only run for Trail with an RBI in the fourth inning.

White Rock scoreed two in the first inning before blowing the game open with three runs in the third and four in the fourth.

Brayden DeWitt took the loss for Trail.

Kai Cuminskey was the winning pitcher for White Rock.

Saints look to within organization to land new skipper to replace Jeff Dubois

Alex Evin . . . assistant moves into head coaching post

The Selkirk Saints men’s hockey team didn’t need to look far to find the man they feel can lead the squad to a third straight British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) title.

The Saints have announced this week that Castlegar-raised Alex Evin is stepping from assistant coach to head coach for the upcoming 2014-15 BCIHL season. He will replace Jeff Dubois, who moved to the Creston Valley Thunder of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) earlier this summer.