by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday May 30 2016

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...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday May 29 2016

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...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday May 28 2016

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.

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Wranglers climb to within a win of first KIJHL title after stopping Dynamiters 3-2

Wranglers climb to within a win of first KIJHL title after stopping Dynamiters 3-2

The 100 Mile House Wranglers are one win away from knocking off the defending Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champions and winning the first title in team history.

The Wranglers built a 3-0 lead, then held off a late charge to edge the Kimberley Dynamiters 3-2 in KIJHL Finals action Wednesday night in 100 Mile House.

The win, combined with a 4-1 decision Tuesday, gives the Wranglers a commanding 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven league championship series.
Game five is Thursday in 100 Mile House.

UPDATED: Team BC posts pair of wins to keep pace spot in 2016 Canadian Senior Men’s Curling Playoff Round

Team BC, consisting of (from left) Skip Bob Ursel and third Dave Stephenson, both of Kelowna, second Don Freschi of Trail and lead Fred Thomson of Nelson, advanced to the Championship Round at the 2016 Canadian Senior Men’s Curling Championships Wednesday in Digby, Nova Scotia. — Submitted photo

Team BC lead Fred Thomson told The Nelson Daily on the eve of the Championship round the rink ws "feeling pretty good" about its game at the 2016 Canadian Senior Men’s Curling Championships in Digby, Nova Scotia.

Thursday, the rink was on full display, posting a pair of wins to climb into third spot in Championship standings.

Skip Bob Ursel and third Dave Stephenson, both of Kelowna, second Don Freschi of Trail and lead Fred Thomson of Nelson opened the day by defeating former Brier champ Ed Lukowich of Alberta 6-4.

Glacier Gymnastics Club capture 90 medals at Key City Invitational

The Glacier Club gymnasts includes, back row, L-R, Brianne Stefani, Dafni van Hellemond, Olivia Kelly, Abby Majeski and Lily Taylor. Middle, Shelbi van Hellemond and front, Eden Bellman. Missing, Provincial team members, Teagan McTague, Gwen McCrory, Sara Tolles, Matthew Bullen and Zoe Crisfield. — Photo courtesy Glacier Gym Club

Nelson’s Glacier Gymnastics Club competitive team won 90 medals over Spring Break at the Key City Invitational/Zone 1 Provincial Trials in Cranbrook.

This bi-provincial competition attracted 300 participants from clubs in British Columbia and Alberta. 

At the event, twelve of Nelson’s Gymnastics and Trampoline athletes qualified to compete at the BC Artistic Gymnastics & Trampoline Championships in Langley, April 15-17.

UPDATED: Ursel's Team BC wins pair to keep pace with leader at Canadian Senior Men’s Curling Championships

Skip Bob Ursel, seen here competing with his rink at the Nelson Cashspiel in November 2015, finished Day one of the 2016 Canadian Senior Men’s Curling Championships in Digby, Nova Scotia with a 1-1 record. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Team BC had the offence running on all cylinders Tuesday at the 2016 Canadian Senior Men’s Curling Championships in Digby, Nova Scotia, scoring 16 points en route to a pair of wins.

Skip Bob Ursel and third Dave Stephenson, both of Kelowna, second Don Freschi of Trail and lead Fred Thomson of Nelson doubled Grant Odishaw of New Brunswick 6-3 to open the day before blasting Ed Sattelberger of Nunavet 10-2 in six ends.

The two wins keeps Team BC, 3-1, within striking distance of top spot in Pool B standings.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson U16 Selects

The Nelson U16 Selects Girls squad includes,  Back row, L-R, Bella Guderyan, Anna Milde, Julia Burkart, Emily Taylor, Jodi Surina, Mimi Lockhurst, Lucy Fox, Ali D’Odorico and coach Paul Burkart. Front, Ashley Hall, Sophia Arcuri, Hanna Quinn, Allison Bendis and Shianne Michalchuk. — Bob Hall photo

Not much rust on those boots.

The Nelson Youth Soccer U16 Girls came out of the starting gates a blazing to capture the gold medal at the Kelowna Icebreaker Tournament over the Easter weekend.

The Selects finished the tournament with a 4-0 round-robin record, out scoring the opponents 12-0 during the round robin before knocking off Vernon United 2-1 in the Championship Final.

Staff at Mallard's Source for sports would like to add to the Championship Weekend with Team of the Week honours.

Nelson U16 Selects Girls Golden in Kelowna

Nelson U16 Selects midfielder Emily Taylor was a force all weekend at the annual Kelowna Icebreaker Tournament where the locals captured the gold medal.

The Nelson U16 Selects Girls started the 2016 season on the right foot with a championship run at the annual Kelowna Icebreaker Tournament over the Easter weekend.

The girls put together a perfect 4-0 round-robin record where they outscored opponents 12-0 to earn a spot in the gold medal final. In a soggy championship match, the Selects outlasted Vernon United 2-1 to claim the tournament title.

Richter scores hat trick to help Nitros even KIJHL Final against Wranglers

Richter scores hat trick to help Nitros even KIJHL Final against Wranglers

Not so fast 100 Mile House Wranglers.

The defending Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champs are not willing to let their title go without a fight.

Jason Richter scored a natural hat trick to power the Nitros to a 4-1 decision over the 100 Mile House Wranglers Sunday in KIJHL Finals action in Kimberley.

The victory evens the best-of-seven series a 1-1.

100 Mile House struck first in the series, edging Kimberley 2-1 Saturday.

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