by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Jul 24 2016

There was no chaos in the run by Total Chaos to capture the 2016 Nelson Mixed Slopitch Crown recently at the Lakeside Diamonds.

The regular season champs outlasted Main Jet 10-9 en route to the winner’s circle finish in the A-Division of the Mixed Slopitch League.

Total Chaos...

by Bruce Fuhr on Friday Jul 22 2016

It’s obvious from the number of tourists arriving on Nelson’s main drag the secret is getting out regarding one of the most beautiful places to visit in the world.

The same can be said for youth soccer in the Heritage City as Nelson welcomed the head of the girl’s high...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jul 21 2016

Players between the ages of nine to 15 — Grades 4 to 9 — are soaking up the hoop sport this week at the 2016 Bomber Basketball Camp in the Hangar of the L.V. Rogers High School.

The camp has run daily this week, concluding Thursday.

Campers are perfecting the art of...

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Large field expected to tee it up at Granite Pointe Tournament of Roses

Large field expected to tee it up at Granite Pointe Tournament of Roses

Granite Pointe will be buzzing with activity Tuesday (May 31) as the Heritage City Ladies Club welcomes the top players from the region for the annual Tournament of Roses.

The Tournament of Roses is an 18-hole team affair with players playing with a partner to determine the top winner in Low Net and Low Gross categories.

Mallard's Team of the Week — LVR Bombers Rugby Team

The Provincial Rugby Champion Bombers include, back row, L-R, Chase Gilbertson, Joel Bokenfor, Liam Smith, Mike Caldecott, Eli Swan, Sebastian Bodine. Middle, second row coach Brad Swan, Evan Klenk, Raven Johnson, Owen Pfeffer, Nigel Ziegler, coach Mike Joyce. Front, Rowan Megale, Seamus Howard, Daniel wood, Jake Anderson, Martin mendez, Dylan Dixon and Ezra Lloyd. — Photo courtesy LVR Bombers Rugby Team

One easy way of getting selected as Mallard's Team of the Week is to overcome the odds and capture a BC High School Provincial Title.

The L.V. Rogers Bombers accomplished the feat Saturday in Abbotsford, claiming the BC High School Boy's Tier II Rugby Championship with a thrilling 13-12 victory over Robert Bateman.

The game came down to the final seconds before LVR was crowned the winners.

LVR Bombers edge Bateman to capture BC High School AA Tier II Rugby Crown

Eli Swan accepts the Provinicial trophy as well as the Most Sportsmanlike and Commissioners Award for LVR. — Submitted photo

After the final whistle, jubilation set in for the L.V. Rogers Bombers as the Kootenay Reps captured the 2016 BC High School Boy’s AA Tier II Rugby Championship with a thrilling 13-12 victory over Fraser Valley power Robert Bateman Timberwolves Saturday at Rotary Park in Abbotsford.

"The boys just raced onto the field after the whistle," Bomber head coach Michael Joyce told The Nelson Daily during a stop on the celebratory bus ride back home.

LVR Bombers one win away from Provincial Title

The LVR Bombers, seen here after defeating 7-0 win over Bishop O' Byrne to claim the Cougar Classic Champs, take to the pitch Saturday for a shot at a perfect season. — Photo courtesy LVR Bombers Rugby Facebook page.

The L.V. Rogers Bombers will play for the BC High School AA Boy's Tier II Division Championship after outlasting Hugh Roberts of Richmond 15-10 in semi final action Thursday in Abbotsford.

The final goes Saturday at 11 a.m. when the Kootenay Champs meet Robert Bateman of Abbotsford.

Robert Bateman defeated Sir Charles Tupper of Vancouver 27-20 in the other semi final Thursday.

LVR opened the tournament by bouncing D.W. Poppey of Langley 41-14.

"This will be our best result ever," said LVR coach Michael Joyce on the team's Facebook page.

Nelson Leafs finish in the black thanks to success at Recycling Centre

Nelson Leafs finish in the black thanks to success at Recycling Centre

No doubt Leaf hockey fans would like to see a few more wins on the ice.

However, the fan base will be pleased to know the franchise continues to be one of the most successful clubs in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League after Gord Davis announced the team finished in the black despite being knocked out in the first round of the playoffs.

“The Nelson Leafs Hockey Society ended up in the black by nearly $20,000 this season due to the hard work of staff and volunteers,” Davis told The Nelson Daily.

Leafs coaching staff busy finding right pieces to return franchise to glory years

Leaf coach Mario DiBella, along with his staff, have been selling players on the benefits of playing for the Heritage City franchise next season. — The Nelson Daily

The Nelson Leafs begin building toward the upcoming Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season by hosting its Annual General Meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the NDCC.

However, since the Leafs were ousted from postseason way back in February, the coaching staff has been busy pounding the pavement in search of players to fill the roster for the upcoming campaign.

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