by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Dec 21 2014

The L.V. Rogers Bombers won for the second time in as many games on the West Kootenay High School Basketball League circuit Thursday, stopping the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks 71-53 in Trail.

Missing some key players off the roster due to injury — including Josh Matosevic to a concussion...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Dec 20 2014

The Nelson Leafs scored seven unanswered goals en route to an 8-2 pounding of the Grand Forks Border Bruins in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday night at the NDCC Arena.

The win allowed the Leafs to remain tied for top spot in the Murdoch Division with the Beaver...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Dec 18 2014

Ali Zondervan and Naomi Perkins combined for 33 points to lead the L.V. Rogers Bombers to a convincing 74-34 victory over the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail in West Kootenay High School Girl's Basketball action Thursday night at the Hangar in Nelson.

The win was the second of the...

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Mallard's Team of the Week —Kootenay Volleyball Champs Wildcats

Members of the Wildcats include, back row, L-R, Mason Lockwood, Aslan Mackay, Jacob Bridger, Johnny Johnson, Dayman Grant and Bradley Spurge. Front, coach Glen Campbell, Tom Verigin, Marco Slater, Oliver Cougur, Jesse Strong and Liam Stewart. — Submitted photo

Mount Sentinel Wildcats are currrently in the thick of the action at the BC High School A Boy's Volleyball Championships in Abbotsford.

The Cats, representing the West Kootenay zone at the 12-team tournament, started the day 2-0 in round robin play with wins over Fernie Falcons and Chemainus.

Mallard's Source for sports want to wish the Wildcats well with Team of the Week honours.

Leafs outlast pesky Bruins to increase Murdoch Division lead

Before the game Cathy Foxcroft of the  Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation performs the ceremonial puck drop between Leafs captain Aaron Dunlap (right) and Tucker Brown of the Bruins.

Playing nine games in the month of November against divisional opponents gives the coaching staff of the Nelson Leafs a good look at the obstacles facing the Green and White in its run to success in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

Despite sitting in the Murdoch Division basement, the Grand Forks Border Bruins should never be considered an easy two points for the elite teams.

Nelson needed to battle back from a one-goal deficit to defeat the pesky Bruins 4-1 in KIJHL mid-week action Wednesday night at the NDCC Arena.

Mount Sentinel Wildcats enter provincials ranked third overall

Mount Sentinel Wildcats enter provincials ranked third overall

The Mount Sentinel Wildcats are seeded third entering the upcoming BC High School A Boy's Volleyball Championships beginning Thursday at Abbotsford Christian in the Fraser Valley.

The Wildcats advanced to the 12-team tournament by posting a straight set victory over Salmo Falcons in the best-of-five West Kootenay Final.

"We won their zone convincingly and have played well all season long to be ranked third in the province behind Host Abbotsford Christian and (second ranked) Credo Christian (of Smithers)," said Mount Sentinel coach Glen Campbell.

Top flight curling takes over Nelson Curling Club at Open Cashspiel

More than $10,000 is up for grabs at the Nelson Curling Cashspiel beginning Friday. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Sixteen elite curling teams from southern BC is in Nelson this weekend to compete in the 2014 Open Cashspiel at the Heritage City Curling Club.

The field includes rinks from around the Kootenay and Okanagan regions, which includes several former B.C. Champions.

Headlining the event is Tom Buchy of Kimberley, who qualified for the BC Men’s Finals in 2013, Kent McHargue of Sparwood along with Nelson’s Garry Meadows, Rob Wudkevich and Fred Thomson and Nando Salviulo.

The spiel opens Friday with the first draw at 6 p.m.

Leafs host Border Bruins in Murdoch Division clash

Leafs meet Bruins in rare mid-week contest Wednesday at NDCC Arena.

After spending two plus weeks away from home, the Nelson Leafs are finally back at the friendly confines of the NDCC Arena to host the Grand Forks Border Bruins in a rare mid-week Kootenay International Junior Hockey League contest Wednesday.

The Leafs enter the contest fresh from a 4-1 victory Sunday over the defending KIJHL champion, Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

Nelson, 14-5-2-1-1, holds a slim one-point lead over the Castlegar Rebels in Murdoch standings after completing the five-game road trip at 2-3.

Peewee Leafs finish on winning note at weekend house tournament

Leaf goalie Ben Thast makes an acrobatic save for Nelson during the opening game Friday in the Peewee House Minor Hockey tournament at the Civic Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Nelson Leafs finished seventh overall at the Peewee House Minor Hockey Tournament Sunday at the NDCC Arena.

Callum Cutler scored twice while Pax Arrowsmith and Seamus Boyd added singles to lead the Leafs to a 4-0 victory over Kelowna Chiefs in consolation round action.

Josh Marsden registered the shutout in goal.

The tournament was won by Creston, which defeated Grand Forks Grizzles in the final 7-2.

The Grizzlies advanced with a thrilling 4-3 overtime win in semi final action while Creston blasted Grand Forks Bruins 8-0.

Wildcats overcome jitters to capture fourth straight Kootenay Championship

Maya Mierau spikes the ball as the Mount Sentinel Wildcats advanced to the provincial tournament for the 36th time in 38 seasons Saturday at Selkirk College in Castlegar.

For the for fourth straight season the Mount Sentinel Wildcats will represent the Kootenay zone at the BC High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships.

The Wildcats dusted off the Fernie Falcons in straight sets during the best-of-five final to capture the zone title at the Kootenay High School A Girl’s Volleyball Tournament Saturday in Castlegar at Selkirk College Gymnasium.

Mount Sentinel defeated the Falcons 25-13, 25-13, 25-17.