by Bruce Fuhr on Monday Jul 21 2014

Samuel Matthew made the long trek to Vancouver Island not knowing what to expect at the B.C. Summer Games.

A few days later the Nelson swimmer needed to put in a call to the local freight company for a quote on moving a trunk load of metal back to the Heritage City following an amazing...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Jul 21 2014

Local athletes took a host of medals at the BC Summer Games held this past weekend in Nanaimo.

Samuel Matthew of Nelson led the medal parade by claiming six podium finishes in the pool.

Matthew, won silver medals in 200-meter boys Individual Medley and 800-meter freestyle along...

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Hard-luck Bombers finish ninth at AA Soccer Provincials

Bomber midfielder players Hailee Gerun (front) and Abbie Bourchier-Willans control the pitch during action at the BC High School AA Girl's Soccer Championships in Penticton. — Photo courtesy LVR Athletic Department

Soccer Quest coaching staff was "extremely proud" of the Bomber team as L.V. Rogers concluded the 2014 high school round ball season with a ninth-place finish at the B.C. High School AA Girl's Soccer Championships in Penticton.

Host Princess Margaret, a team LVR suffered a narrow 3-2 loss to during round robin play, won the tournament by edging Victoria's Lambrick Park 3-2 in the title game Saturday.

LVR finished the tournament with a 3-1-1 record.

It's Official: Ribbon cutting opens doors for Nelson's new All-Wheel Park

Drew Summersides warmed up with a few jumps before wowing the crowd during the official opening of Nelson's All-Wheel Park in Rosemont. — Bruce Fuhr photos

When Drew Summersides was a young boy, teams sports were not his forte.

The Nelson native liked to go fast.

He liked to do what he wanted, when he wanted and skateboarding provided that outlet.

Saturday, 22-year-old Summersides joined a handful of his closest skateboarding pals to help with the official opening of the All-Wheel Park located in Rosemont.

UPDATED: Bombers have chance to finish ninth at Soccer Provincials

The Bomber coaches (back) watch with anticipation as LVR played its two round robin games Thursday in Penticton. — Photo courtesy LVR Athletic Department

The L.V. Rogers Bombers meet Sands of Delta today in the 9th-10th game at the BC High School AA Girl's Soccer Championships in Penticton.

The Bombers knocked off Crofton House of Vancouver 3-0 in consolation round action Friday.

LVR won both games, but still were dropped into the 9th-12th seeding in the tournament after the Mark Isfeld defeated the Bombers on a penalty-kick tie-breaker. Both teams finished tied for second in pool play.

LVR defeated Smithers 1-0 in the final game of the round robin.

Rosemont All-Wheel Park gets grand kick off Saturday

Nelson's own Drew Summersides is expected to be flying at the official opening Saturday of the  All-Wheel Park in Rosemont. — Submitted photo

Saturday Mother Nature is expected to shine down on the official opening of the All-Wheel Park located in Rosemont.

The Official Opening Ceremony concludes a 12-year odyssey by the local skateboarding advocates, Kootenay Lake Outdoor Skatepark Society (KLOSP) and Daybreak Rotary.

The ceremony begins with local dignitaries conducting the official opening at noon before Tribute, a major local sponsor for the day, offers up Pro skaters from all over the country.

Class act from Kootenays shine at Umbro Challenge Cup

The winning U11 squad, with coach Dave Spendlove behind, went undefeated in Surrey.

During the May long weekend, the Boys U11 and U13 Regional squads played at the very well organized Umbro Challenge Cup at Coastal FC in Surrey.  

The U11 squad with players as young as nine-year-old went undefeated in all four games topping their U12 Metro group.

Their first game against a deep Chilliwack Attack U12 team ended in a 4-2 victory with goals from captain Hardy Hutt, sniper Alex Sowiak, the tenacious Nathan Savage, and midfield maestro Callum Cutler. 

Mallard's Team of the Week — St. Joseph's Salutes Emergency Responders

The contingent includes, from left, Nelson Chief Simon Grypma, Madeline Holitzki, Tess Nuttall, Emma Chirico and (back row) Beasley Fire and Rescue Chief Al Craft. — Submitted photo

Kootenay Insurance Services staged one big thank you Wednesday to the many Emergency Responders in Nelson during the First Annual Community Appreciation Day.

Nelson Police, RCMP, Beasley Fire and Rescue and Nelson Search and Rescue were present to received accolades from the community.

During the ceremony in the KIS parking lot, a trio of St. Joseph's Elementary students staged their own thank you by presenting Nelson Fire Chief Simon Grypma and Beasley Fire and Rescue Chief Al Craft with fire truck drawings.

Bombers open AA tournament against Mark Isfeld Thursday

Bombers open AA tournament against Mark Isfeld Thursday

The L.V. Rogers Bombers open the 2014 B.C. High School AA Girl's Soccer Championships Thursday with a pair of games in round robin play.

The Bombers, representing the Kootenay zone, meet Mark Isfeld of Courtney at 11 a.m. to begin play in the 16-team tournament.

LVR battles host Princess Margaret at 3 p.m. to conclude Day one action.

The Bombers then play Smithers in the final round robin game Friday at 9 a.m.

The top four teams advance to the semi final round Friday afternoon.

The semi final winners meet to determine the BC Champion Saturday.