by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jul 30 2015

It's days until the horn blows for the 2015 Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun triathlon.

Sunday is the big day of the Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun Triathlon — set for Sunday, August 2 at 8 a.m. — when hundreds of athletes will begin the race in Kootenay Lake.

Some of the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jul 30 2015

The man never turned down a chance to coach a team or help out his community.

Art Field passed away peacefully, with friends and family at his side, at the Trail Regional Hospital, July 14.

Art Field lost out to a long struggle with diabetes and heart failure.

“(Art)...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Jul 29 2015

A few days and counting.

The annual Nelson Cyswog'n' Fun Triathlon is Sunday at Lakeside Rotary Park.

A group of local triathletes have been burning up the training pool, highway and roadway in preparation for the annual event.

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Bombers finish sixth overall at BC High School AA Girl's Soccer Championships

Bomber senior grads, from left, Jena Wheeldon, Tara Yowek, Abbie Bourchier-Willans and Hailee Gerun, helped power LVR to a sixth-place finish at the BC High School AA Girl's Soccer Championships in Burnaby. — Submitted photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers finished the BC High School AA Girl's Soccer Championship in sixth spot following a loss to Ballenas of Parksville in consolation round match Saturday.

The Bombers dropped a 4-0 decision to the high-powered Vancouver Island squad.

However, the sixth-place finish is one of the better results for the Heritage City school in provincial play.

LVR opened the tournament Thursday with a 3-0 loss to St. Michael's University of Victoria.

UPDATED: Bombers edge Brookswood 1-0 at AA Soccer Championships in Burnaby

UPDATED: Bombers edge Brookswood 1-0 at AA Soccer Championships in Burnaby

The L.V. Rogers Bombers will play for fifth spot at the 16-team BC High School Girl's AA Soccer Championships in Burnaby.

Naomi Perkins scored the only goal of the game to lead LVR to a thrilling 1-0 win over Brookswood Friday afternoon in playoff action.

LVR advances to meet Bellenas of Parksville on Vancouver Island in the consolation round match Saturday.

LVR finished the round robin draw in second spot with a 2-1 record.

Perkins, Wheeldon score to lead Bombers to 3-0 win at AA Soccer Championships in Burnaby

Mallard's Team of the Week — NYS U13 Selects

The Nelson Selects U13 Girls include, back row, L-R, Ivie Lock-Luttmer, Nicola Anderson, Abby Jackson, Farrah Marzicola, Phoenix Tailleur, Teigan Barnhart and Gretchen Lewandowski. Middle, coaches Bill Clark and Darren Peloso, Semegn Atkinson, Alexis Dyck, Addis Atkinson, Sydney Benson, Aube Jolicoeur, Isabel Curiston and Elisa Clark. Front, Ruby Linnen, Hanna Van Der Holt, Anna Bakas, keeper Ella Peloso and Freya Holman. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Selects U13 Girls Soccer made it look easy en route to the gold medal at the Terry Walgren Tournament held recently in the Heritage City.

The Selects outscored the opposition by a 19-3 margin, registering three shutouts in the tournament.

Mallard’s Source for sports would like to add to the celebrations with Team of the Week honours.

UPDATED: Bombers drop heartbreaker to DW Poppey at Rugby Championships

The LVR Bombers, seen here in dark against Stanley Humphries during the Kootenay Final, rebounded to defeat Sir Charles Tupper at the BC High School AA Rugby Championships. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers dropped a heartbreaker at the BC High School AA Boy's Rugby Championships Thursday in Abbotsford.

D.W. Poppey of Langley scored the winning points in the final minutes of he game to edge the Bombers 13-7 in consolation round action.

The loss drops LVR into bottom half of the 16-team draw.

"We played amazing defence and beat them physically, but had our troubles getting our offence to click," said Bomber coach Michael Joyce.

Selkirk College Saints Excited to See Alex Evin Move Onto Next Opportunity

Alex Evin guided the Selkirk College Saints hockey team to a third straight BCIHL championship earlier this year as head coach. Evin is now moving on to the British Columbia Hockey League where he will take a new position as assistant coach and goaltending coach with the British Columbia Hockey League's (BCHL) Alberni Valley Bulldogs. — Photo courtesy Selkirk Saints Hockey Club

It didn't take long for Selkirk Saints head coach Alex Evin to get headhunted by another hockey team.

After guiding the Saints to the 2015 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championship, Evin has accepted a position as assistant coach and goaltending coach with the British Columbia Hockey League's (BCHL) Alberni Valley Bulldogs.

“I’m very fortunate to have been a head coach at such a young age and want to thank all of the Selkirk College staff, fans, volunteers and partners for their support,” said Evin.

Golden weekend for Nelson Selects at Terry Walgren Tournament

Nelson Rep Teams dominated the action at the 2015 Terry Walgren Tournament. — Bruce Fuhr photos

If the Terry Walgren Tournament was an investment fund, Nelson Youth Soccer Rep Teams would join Warren Buffet as one of the most successful investors of the 20th century.

Nelson teams came up golden in every division, except for one, to sweep most the top prizes at the Youth Soccer Invitational tournament Sunday afternoon at the Lakeside Pitch.

The host association won gold medals in U13, U14, U16 and U18 Girls and U13, U14 and U18 Boys. The U16 Boys took silver.

Nelson Selects U15 Girls Claim U16 Gold

The Nelson Selects U15 Girls earned gold at the annual Terry Walgren Tournament in Nelson this past weekend. The team includes: (back L-R) Coach Paul Burkart, Rugy Creighton, Jodi Surina, Abby Beauchamp, Shane Panko-Dool, Julia Burkart; (front L-R) Sofia Arcuri, Shianne Michalchuk, Ashley Hall, Hanna Quinn (keeper), Allison Bendis, Mattea Lorenzo, Ruby Seright, Grace Dehnel, Bella Guderyan and Coach Pete Quinn. —Submitted photo

Playing against older and bigger competition, the Nelson Selects U15 Girls used speed, determination and stingy defense to fuel them to the U16 Division gold medal in the annual Terry Walgren Memorial Tournament in Nelson past weekend.

The U15s came into the tournament hungry for their first wins of the season and didn’t disappoint amassing a perfect 4-0 record and not allowing a single goal against.