by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Apr 28 2016

The L.V. Rogers Bombers Rugby program continues to get better with age.

The Bombers continued to dominate High School teams in the West Kootenay and province after the Bombers returned from the Kamloops RugbyFest with a clean slate, winning games against Hunting Hills, Chilliwack and...

by Bob Hall on Monday Apr 25 2016

The Selkirk College Saints Golf Camp is adding a new professional to its roster of instructors this summer—though he’s not a new face to the organization.

Garrett Kucher is returning to the golf camp for a fourth season as instructor, but this time it will also be as a...

by Contributor on Sunday Apr 24 2016

Ten gymnasts and two members of the trampoline team from Nelson’s Glacier Gymnastics Club, strutted their stuff at the 2016 BC Provincial Championships held recently in Langley.

All the gymnasts’ performances seamlessly fit in with the lower mainland and other BC clubs. ...

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Southridge storms past LVR Bombers 88-58 at AAA Boy's Basketball Championships

Southridge (white) defends against LVR Bombers during opening round action Wednesday  at the BC High School AAA Boy’s Basketball Championships in Langley. — Photo courtesy John Matosevic

The L.V. Rogers Bombers got an up close look at one of the favourites at the BC High School AAA Boy’s Basketball Championships Wednesday at the Langley Events Centre.

Hunter Hughes scored 31 points in 16 minutes to power top-ranked Southridge Storm of Surrey to an 88-58 victory in opening round action at the 16-team provincial tournament.

The Storm now meet Mark Isfeld of Courtney while the Bombers drop into the consolation round to play Duchess Park of Prince George Thursday at 10:45 a.m.

Whitewater Ski Team prepares to host Nancy Greene Zone Finals

U8 Dylan Boyes speeds past a gate during a recent Nancy Greene race. — Photo courtesy Lesley Chisholm Photography

Whitewater Ski Team is gearing up to host the Nancy Greene Festival for zone finals Sunday (March 13th) at Whitewater Ski Resort.

There will be five different event stations including downhill, long jump, dual slalom, a speed trap, and a mogul competition.

The event comes after Whitewater played host to its annual zone race held recently at the local resort.

An amazing 186 skiers and their families descended upon the resort, carving ruts in Upper Concentrator and keeping the fleet of volunteers busy.

Bombers open against top-ranked Southridge at Triple-A Boys Basketball Championships

Bomber point guard Robbie Dixon, taking the ball to the hoop in action against J. Lloyd Crowe of Trail, is one of the keys to LVR's succes at the BC High School AAA Boy's Basketball Championships. — Sarah Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

It’s never easy playing high school basketball in the Kootenays.

Tons of travel due to weak competition inside the zone makes it tough for program to succeed.

And when it comes to playing at the provincials, it gets even tougher.

The L.V. Rogers Bombers take the place of David against Goliath as the Kootenay reps meet top ranked Southridge of Surrey on opening day of the BC High School AAA Boy’s Basketball Championships Wednesday the Langley Events Centre.

Sport of bowling on its way out in Nelson

Bowling in Nelson may be lost after it was announced the owner of Savoy Lanes are terminating their lease.

It's a sport that once thrived in the Heritage City.

But recent news that the Savoy Lanes is closing operations appears to be the end of the line of bowling in Nelson.

“The Bowling Alley has not been able to make their financial commitments due to low usage,” said Kootenay Christian Fellowship Pastor Jim Reimer.

“Cleerly Hand Made the present operators of the bowling alley, are having to terminate their lease with us as of April 30.”

Selkirk College Saints Take Aim at Fourth Straight BCIHL Title

At the Selkirk College Saints final regular season game on Saturday night at the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre, the team recognized its graduating players prior to the game who include (L-R) Arie Postmus, Steven Glass, James Prigione, Tylor Branzen, Steven Pantazopoulos, Jonas Horvath and Tanner Lenting. The Saints begin the BCIHL playoffs this Friday night at home against the University of Victoria Vikes starting at 7 p.m. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

The Selkirk College Saints have laid the perfect foundation for a fourth straight British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championship run and starting Friday night will build towards the ultimate ending.

The Saints put an exclamation mark on their regular season title on Saturday night at the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre with a 4-1 win over the Eastern Washington University Eagles.

Jr. Bombers rally past Wildcats; Grand Forks takes home big prize at West Kootenay Championships

West Kootenay Junior Boy’s Basketball Second Team All Stars, from left, Marvin Archer of Stanley Humphries, Karrsey Leung of J. Lloyd Crowe Sam Christofanetti-Sopow of Mount Sentinel, Alex Soukra of Salmo and Thomas Baxter of LVR. First team All Stars include, Morgan Lynn Stanley Humphries, Nahum Colwell J. Lloyd Crowe, Ronnie Puno Boundary Central and Noor Sibat and Liam McKinley, Grand Forks. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily photo

L.V. Rogers Seniors Jairo Mangapot, Ben Hradil-Kasseckert and Thomas Baxter combined for 34 points sparking the L.V. Rogers Bombers to a 61-52 victory over Mount Sentinel Wildcats in Consolation round action at the West Kootenay Junior Boy’s Basketball Championships Saturday at Stanley Humphries in Castlegar.

Trailing 18-5 after one quarter, the Grade 10 players went to work as the Bombers outscored the Cats 56-34 the rest of the game to register the win.

Mangapot led the trio scoring 12 points whileHradil-Kasseckert and Thomas Baxter each had 11.

Coaching staff returns as Leafs salute players at awards banquet

Joe Davie won a pair of awards during the Leafs annual year-end banquet. — The Nelson Daily photos

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