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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Let the 'Beautiful Game' begin

Guido and Boris Faraguna were all decked out in Croatian colours Thursday to cheer on their favourite team on opening day of the World Cup in Brazil. — Photo courtesy Facebook

The Beautiful Game kicked off its World Cup Championship Thursday in Brazil, and while most of the public was at work, a few interested fans were locked in front of the television cheering on their favourite team.

On opening day it was the Faraguna house in Nelson that was decked out in the Croatian colours as Guido and Boris Faraguna got together to support their homeland.

Unfortunately a questionable penalty call ruined the day for Croatia, losers 3-1 to host Brazil.

Action continues today with three games.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Telus Ambassadors

The Ambassadors include, back row, L-R, Doug Hartley, Bill Brown, Dave McMichael, Bette Craig and  Heather Hartley. Front, Pat Springman, Nancy Brown, Sheron McLean, Laura McMichael, Holly Hasenkox, Ellen Robinson, ElaineWilliams, Margaret Thast, Marge Witton, Donna Johnson, Jean Peloso and Isabel Wiese. — Photo by Ambassador Harvey Craig

The Telus Ambassadors were busy during the recent Telus Day of Giving on (May 31), filling backpacks with school supplies for area schools in Kootenay Lake School, Kootenay/Columbia and Boundary Districts for the upcoming term in September.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to salute the Ambassadors with Team of the Week honours.

Neptunes tune up for next meet with solid showing in Boundary City

The Kootenay Summer Swim Association made a pitstop last weekend in Grand Forks. — The Nelson Daily photo

The Nelson Neptunes tuned up for the upcoming meet this weekend in Trail by finishing third at the recent competition in Grand Forks.

"We are very happy with how all of our swimmers did this weekend," said Neptune assistant coach Rebecca Afford.

"We saw so much improvement since our last swim meet last weekend in Nelson namely with Matthew Holitzki, Sage Wanhella, Paige Ross, and Cameron Bibby-Fox."

Host Grand Forks won the meet, edging out Castlegar.

Trail, Creston and Colville, Wash., round out the team standings.

McKay boys, O'Keefe and Southam earn spots on Zone One Golf squad

McKay boys, O'Keefe and Southam earn spots on Zone One Golf squad

Tyler McKay of Rossland fired a 36-hole total of 146 to capture the BC Amateur Qualifer Sunday at Birchbank Golf Course near Trail.

McKay edged Karson O'Keefe pf Creston by one stroke, firing rounds of 71 Saturday at Redstone near Rossland and 75 Sunday at Birchbank.

Braden McKay pf Birchbank was third at 148 followed by Granite Pointe golfer Hanno Southam at 157.

In the BC Junior qualifier, the McKay boys finished one-two with Southam third.

Aiden and Trevor Browell, both of Champion Lake near Fruitvale, were fourth and fifth, repectively.

Saints added some grit to lineup of two-time defending BCIHL champs

New recruit Tyler Kerner is one of those players who is difficult to play against. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College Saints

The Selkirk Saints added some grit to the lineup for the 2014/15 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season.

The Saints announced a playing commitment from forward Tyler Kerner of Taber, Alta., to attend Selkirk College.

"Tyler is a hard-working, physical winger who plays the game with lots of energy and competes hard," head coach Jeff Dubois of the two-time defending BCIHL Champion Saints said.

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report

There's some pretty big fish in Kootenay Lake. — Photo courtesy Reel Adventures Sportfishing

By Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures Sportfishing

May is over and June is nearing the midway point. So there's plenty of time this month to hook a big one on Kootenay Lake.

Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters is here to give his monthly fishing report. So read and enjoy.

Dam City Rollers face off against Rossland/Trail today after big win against Nelson last weekend

Photo courtesy CMS Photography

Dam City Rollers continue their undefeated season with a win against the Killjoys after a May 31 bout.

Dam City Rollers (Castlegar team) scored 358 against the Killjoys (Nelson team), who scored 276 during the game in the Trail arena.

“We expected that it was going to be a challenge,” said Dam City Rollers team captain Kitty Karnage. “We felt confident as a team that we were definite contenders to take the game.”