by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Apr 28 2016

The L.V. Rogers Bombers Rugby program continues to get better with age.

The Bombers continued to dominate High School teams in the West Kootenay and province after the Bombers returned from the Kamloops RugbyFest with a clean slate, winning games against Hunting Hills, Chilliwack and...

by Bob Hall on Monday Apr 25 2016

The Selkirk College Saints Golf Camp is adding a new professional to its roster of instructors this summer—though he’s not a new face to the organization.

Garrett Kucher is returning to the golf camp for a fourth season as instructor, but this time it will also be as a...

by Contributor on Sunday Apr 24 2016

Ten gymnasts and two members of the trampoline team from Nelson’s Glacier Gymnastics Club, strutted their stuff at the 2016 BC Provincial Championships held recently in Langley.

All the gymnasts’ performances seamlessly fit in with the lower mainland and other BC clubs. ...

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Nelson's Sawyer Hunt sparks Kimberley past Beaver Valley in Kootenay Conference Finals

Beaver Valley coach Terry Jones will need to work some magic to rally the Hawks when Kootenay Conference Final Series resumes Saturday in Fruitvale. — The Nelson Daily

Sawyer Hunt's goal with 32 seconds left in the game sparked the Kimberley Dynamiters to a 4-3 victory over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Kootenay Conference Playoff action Friday in Fruitvale.

The goal gives the defending KIJHL Champs a 3-0 stranglehold on the best-of-seven Conference Final Series.

Game four is Saturday at the Hawks Nest in Fruitvale.

Beaver Valley, leading for most of the game, squandered leads of 2-0 and 3-2.

Saints blast Spartans to move within a win of fourth BCIHL title

Selkirk College Saints forward Jamie Vlanich scored one of his team’s five goals in a Friday night Game One victory over the Trinity Western University Spartans. — Bob Hall photo, Selkirk College Saints

The British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League’s (BCIHL) championship best-of-three final opened Friday night at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex with a 5-1 Selkirk College Saints victory over the Trinity Western University Spartans.

Game two of the series goes Saturday at 7 p.m. tonight in Castlegar at the Arena Complex with the Saints looking for a league record fourth straight BCIHL title.

Silver medal for Nelson Bantams at West Kootenay Championships

 The Nelson Bantam Leafs include, back row from left, Head Coach Dave Zarikoff, Cale O'Meara, Max Spielman, Keanu Tromans, Nick Haydu, Mike Zarikoff, Ethan Grill, Blair Sookro, Alex Laing, Ava Young,Noah Marsh and Assistant Coach Jim O'Meara. Front, Josh Marsden, Noah Whiffen and Kylan Palm. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Bantam Leafs came within one goal of winning the West Kootenay Minor Hockey League banner recently in Castlegar. 

Couer d' Alene built up a 3-0 lead en route to a 3-2 victory over the Nelson Leafs at the Bantam House Championships.

"(Coaches) were very happy with the teams success all year," said Leafs coach Dave Zarikoff.

"The Leafs fought valiantly to try and tie it up," Zarikoff added about the final game.

"Unfortunately time ran out and Couer d' Alene skated away with the banner."

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — Rainbows the catch of choice

Kerry Reed from Reel Adventures enjoys time with a client in his Kootenay Lake office.

March is upon us like a lion and Kerry Reed from Reel Adventures has all the tips and news in this edition of the Kootenay Lake Fishing Report.

Spring fishing has been fun.  Although, after enjoying a nice month of February weather, we are now paying for it in March.

During the warm spells, we have been spending  a lot of time on the rivers already.  Some great days catching Rainbows on the Columbia, and some fantastic days catching giant Bull Trout on the Kootenay River. 

Saints outlast Vikes to book spot in BCIHL Championship

Selkirk College forward Ryon Sookro and his teammates celebrate the eventual game-winning goal in Sunday’s 3-1 victory over the University of Victoria Vikes in the series-clinching third game at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex. The Saints will now host the Trinity Western University Spartans in the best-of-three BCHIL championship series starting this Friday night in Castlegar. Puck drops at 7 p.m. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College Saints

It wasn’t supposed to be so tough, but playoff hockey is prone to unpredictable outcomes.

But when push came to shove, the defending British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League fought of a pesky University of Victoria Vikes to capture the best-of-three series Sunday night in Castlegar with a 3-1 victory.

“He [Vikes goaltender Scott Legault] had a good series for sure and we had to work a little harder to get those goals,” Saints forward Jamie Vlanich said after Sunday’s victory.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Whitewater BC Winter Games Team

The team includes, from left, Troy Bellman, Aliza Jones,  Zarah Murray, Sophie Hickson, Liam Lazier, Henry Leishman and Yael Oosthuizen. — Submitted photo

Whitewater Ski Team sent a large contingent of skiers to compete at the recent BC Winters Games in Penticton.

Whitewater skiers were part of the 1,700 athletes at the provincial meet.

Sophie Hickson (SL), Aliza Jones (GS), and Zarah Murray (SL) placed 18th, 20th, and 39th respectively, while Liam Lazier and Troy Bellman came in 23rd and 20th in GS.

Henry Leishman, finished 13th in Slalom while Yael Ooshuizen took ninth in the same event.

Mallards Source for sports would like to honour the Whitewater skiers with Team of the Week acolades.

UPDATED: Injuries hamper Bombers against North Van's Bodwell

Bombers Jake Anderson gets cut off at the basket during action against Charles Hayes Friday at the BC High School AAA Boy's Basketball Championships in Langley. — Photo courtesy John Matosevic

In the end, a short bench proved to be the undoing for the L.V. Rogers Bombers at the BC High School AAA Boy's Basketball Championships in Langley.

Already without power forward Vinnie Watson, the Bombers lost top scorer Josh Matosevic in the third quarter of Saturday's consolation round game against Bodwell Bruins of North Vancouver.

The injuries made it easy for the Lower Mainland squad to blast the Bombers 74-54 on Day four of the Provincial High School Basketball Tournament.

The result left the Bombers in 14th spot in the 16-team tournament.

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