by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Dec 18 2014

Ali Zondervan and Naomi Perkins combined for 33 points to lead the L.V. Rogers Bombers to a convincing 74-34 victory over the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail in West Kootenay High School Girl's Basketball action Thursday night at the Hangar in Nelson.

The win was the second of the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Dec 18 2014

The Nelson Minor Hockey Peewee House Leafs have been having a pretty good season on the ice.

The squad finished fourth at the Nelson tournament before narrowly missing out on top spot during an event in Castlegar.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to honour the players...

by Bruce Fuhr on Wednesday Dec 17 2014

It’s a deal that has been in the works, from Nelson’s perspective, for at least . . . well, a very long time.

Last week pen was put to paper as the Nelson Leafs acquired sniper Michael Rand from the Grand Forks Border Bruins for cash and future considerations.


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Medeiros scores hat-trick to power Rebels past Leafs 6-4

Medeiros scores hat-trick to power Rebels past Leafs 6-4

Darren Medeiros scored three times to lead the Castlegar Rebels to a 6-4 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Nelson Leafs Saturday night in the Sunflower City.

The win hoisted the Rebels into first place in the Murdoch Division.

Kamloops defeated Beaver Valley 4-3 in Fruitvale to keep Nelson and the Hawks tied for second in the division, one point behind Castlegar.

Castlegar has played two more games than the Leafs.

Leafs find ways to set pace in Murdoch Division

Nelson Leafs were part of 2014 Remembrance Day Ceremonies.

Mallard's Team of the Week —Mt Sentinel Wildcats Soccer Team

The team includes, back row, L-R, Coach Dan Szabo, Patrick Falle, Aaron Abrosimoff, Aslan Mackay, Johnny Johnson, Spencer Szabo, Denver Skey and Ass't Coach Devon Dunkley. Front, Kaden Ellis, Andrew Knapik, Carlos Berger, Bryce Twible, Lucas Raugust, Riley Osachoff and goalkeeper Erik Stewart. — Submitted photo

Considering the quality of the opposition at the single-A division, the Mount Sentinel Wildcats were pleased with their finish at the B.C. High School A Boy’s Soccer Championships in Nakusp.

The Wildcats lost four very close games to elite teams from the Lower Mainland and Okanagan before defeating zone rival Nakusp to finish 15th overall.

Mallard’s Source for sports would like to applaud the Cats for a job well done with Team of the Week honours.

Nelson Leafs play host to 12-team Peewee House Tournament

Nelson Leafs play host to 12-team Peewee House Tournament

Nelson Minor Hockey is hosting a Peewee House tournament beginning Friday at the NDCC and Civic Arenas.

Nelson Leafs is the host club in the 12 team tournament that has teams competing from Grand Forks, Kaslo, Creston, Kelowna and Tri Cities.

The Leafs begin the tourney Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Civic Arena against the Castlegar Giants.

Nelson plays two games Saturday — 9:45 a.m. in the Civic against Tri Cities Thunder and 4:45 p.m. against the Kelowna Chiefs.

Sunday teams play in the playoff round with the semi final starting at 8 a.m.

Wildcats prove Kootenay roundball no pushover at Single-A provincials in Nakusp

 The Mount Sentinel Wildcats include, from left, Spencer Szabo, Andrew Knapik, Devon Dunkley, Kaden Ellis, Erik Stewart, Lucas Raugust, Patrick Falle, Riley Osachoff, Coach Dan Szabo, Aaron Abrosimoff, John Dmitri Johnson, Carlos Berger, Denver Skey, Bryce Twible and Aslan Mackay. — Submitted photo

The Mount Sentinel Wildcats dispatched zone rival and tournament host Nakusp 7-2 in consolation round action at the B.C. High School A Boy’s Soccer Championships.

The win was the first the tournament for the Cats, giving the Kootenay zone champs 15th spot in the tournament.

“As for the results, I'm thrilled,” said coach Dan Szabo.

“My goal was to not get clobbered and we competed with the best.”

Wildcats eager to raise the curtain on high school volleyball playoff season

The Mount Sentinel Wildcats (dark uniforms) and the Selkirk Storm of Kimberley will no doubt see each other before the Kootenay Champion in crowned. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The dress rehearsal is over for the Mount Sentinel Wildcats.

Now comes the real test in front of a live audience as the Cats enter the playoffs in the single-A Girl’s Volleyball season beginning with the Kootenay Championship zone tournament this weekend at Mount Sentinel.

Mount Sentinel tuned up for the provincial run by capturing the title at the Selkirk Storm tournament Saturday in Kimberley.

The Cats played with confidence in defeating host Storm 3-1 in the best-of-five final.

Louis Bockner documents inaugural fight of Nelson Boxing Club's Jacob Rudkoski

Front left, Nelson Boxing Club coach Jess Pineiro, fighter Jacob Rudkoski and assistant coach Peter Bockner pose after Rudkoski's first round TKO victory at the Cranbrook Boxing Club's second annual Charity Challenge. — Louis Bockner photo

By Louis Bockner

More than 200 people recently flocked to the Eagles Hall in Cranbrook to take in the second annual Eagles Boxing Club's Charity Challenge.

Nelson boxer Jacob Rudkoski was one of the fighters on the card, jumping into the ring for the first time.

Louis Bockner was one of the 200 fight fans watching with anticipation as Rudkoski realizes his dream to box in a sanctioned event and writes this account of the Nelson Boxing Club inaugural taste of the sport.