by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Aug 28 2015

The calendar may say August, but organizers of the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championships are already busy preparing to roll out the red carpet for the best curlers in the province.

The Nelson Curling Club was awarded host club for the provincial men’s...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Aug 27 2015

The West Kootenay Glacier Challenge is an extraordinary two-day tour that travels the roads of the West Kootenays with a goal of helping to take out MS (multiple sclerosis).

Team Gerick Cycle did its best to help the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Aug 24 2015

The Nelson Fat Tire Festival concludes Sunday at Morning Mountain in Blewett with the Morning Mountain Madness.

However, it was four days of fun, excitement and tons of smiles as the 20th annual Fat Tire Festival was all over the Nelson area with jumps, cross country, parades and downhill...

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Former Kootenay Ice, Castlegar Rebels star back in Sunflower City after inking deal with Saints

Derek Georgopoulos is returning to the West Kootenay this fall to play for the Selkirk College Saints where he will be part of a team that will be striving for its fourth straight BCIHL championship. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College Saints

Veteran Kootenay Junior International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) forward Derek Georgopoulos will suit up for the Selkirk College Saints starting this September.

The defending British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champion Saints announced this week that the Cranbrook resident will join the team for the 2015-2016 season.

SCOTIA BANK STEPS TO THE PLATE FOR STUDENT ATHLETES:

Left to right in the picture are, Austin Tambellini, Emily Duggan, Kim Ogston (lead Scotia Bank staffer for the bombers), Karly Jeffries and Reese Tambellini.— Submitted photo

The Nelson/Trail Scotia bank has been a strong supporter of the L. V. Rogers High School baseball program for the past couple of years.

Again this year they stepped up to help the team with their fundraising, seen here are members of the Scotia Bank team giving a cheque to two Bomber players, the cheque matched the amount raised by the team during two fund raisers.

The Bomber Baseball program is very thankful for the efforts of the Scotia Bank Team helping to keep the cost of playing reasonable for the student athlete.

Mallard's Team of the Week — NYS U15 Selects

The team includes, back row, L-R, Ruby Creighton, Jodi Surina, Abby Beauchamp, Sofia Arcuri, Grace Dehnel. Front, coach Paul Burkart, Emily Taylor, Bella Guderyan, Shianne Michalchuk, keeper Hanna Quinn, Shane Panko-Dool, Ashley Hall, Allison Bendis, Mattea Lorenzo, Ruby Seright, Julia Burkart and coach Pete Quinn. — Submitted photo

Nelson Youth Soccer is playing host to the BC Soccer Girl’s Provincial B Cup July 9-12 at the Lakeside Soccer Pitches.

The Heritage City association is hosting three divisions — U13, U14 & U15 — in the four-day tournament.

Mallard’s Source for sports is spotlighting the Nelson teams with Team of the Week honours.

This week Mallard’s showcasing the Nelson Selects U15 Girls.

Always have a Plan B — Nelson's Dryden Hunt to attend Canadiens Development Camp

Dryden Hunt, who was at the Carolina Hurricanes camp in 2014, is off to Montreal to attend the Canadiens Development Camp beginning Sunday. — Photo courtesy Jamie Kellner

It’s a proven fact to always have a backup plan just in case that original idea goes south.

Dryden Hunt knows all too well things do not always go as planned as the Nelson Minor Hockey product prepares to enter the world of professional hockey.

After not hearing his name called out for the second consecutive year last week at the 2015 National Hockey League entry draft  in Sunrise, Florida, the 6-foot, 200-pound forward already has a direction in place.

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — Stick to shorelines

Kerry Reed (left) helps a client hold a catch during a Reel Adventures outing. — Photo courtesy Reel Adventures Sportfishing

June is in the books, but Kerry Reed from Reel Adventures has all the tips and news for July in the Kootenay Lake Fishing Report.

It is now July and we are excited to announce that we have placed our boats in all of our favourite fishing locations.  

We now have our two boats on Kootenay Lake, as well as one boat on the Columbia River, and just recently placed our other boat on the westcoast of Vancouver Island out of Ucluelet.  So, we have plenty of options for everybody throughout the summer months.’

Killjoys blast Dam City to capture second Golden Boot Trophy in three years

Action was intense in the 40 C degree temperature inside the NDCC Arena Saturday at the Mountain Mayhem Championship. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

The Nelson Killjoys scored early and often en route to reclaiming the West Kootenay Roller Derby title at the Mountain Mayhem Championship Saturday in the NDCC Arena.

The Killjoys dominated the contest from the opening jam, scoring a 220-146 win over defending champion Castlegar Dam City Rollers to claim the Golden Boot Trophy.

“Winning the title was very rewarding after a season of hard training and determination,” said Jennifer Worman, AKA, Meg Ablast of the Killjoys.

England scored two quick goals to knock Canada from Women's World Cup

More than 54,000 fans jammed BC Place for the Women's World Cup between Canada and England Saturday. — The Nelson Daily photo

There was no joy in Canadaville Saturday after England scored two quick first half goals to edge host Canada 2-1 in FIFA Women's World Cup Soccer action at BC Place in Vancouver.

The game attracted a record-breaking crowd of 54,027. The previous Canadian national team record or 53,855 was set in the same venue last Sunday for the round-of-16 game against Switzerland.

Jodie Taylor and Lucy Bronze scored for England in the 11th and 14th minutes against a Canadian defence that had given up one goal during its four previous games.