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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Dreams turn into reality for Nelson Nordic, Black Jack skier Julien Locke

Julien Locke . . . earns spot on National Team

It seems like only yesterday Julian Locke was burning up the snow on Kootenay Cup Race trails in Nelson, Rossland and Kimberley.

Recently, the Nelson native saw those dreams at a younger time in his life competing for Canada etched in stone after he was selected to the Men’s National Cross Country Ski Team.

Mallard's Team of the Week — L.V. Rogers Baseball Team

The Bombers include, from left, Connor Coming, Aden Osika, Jordan McLeod,  Reese Tambellini, Chase May, Jared Roberts and Coach Ron Mace. Missing, Casey  Harrison, Joel Aubert, Charles Cristo, Ezra Lemay and Coach Kyle Mace. — Submitted photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers, which played the entire season on the road, finished the campaign with an impressive 10-7 record.

The Bombers, fielding a young squad this season, played teams from the USA, Alberta and BC.

Mallard's Source for sports salutes the Bombers on a great season with Team of the Week honours.

The team includes, Connor Coming, Aden Osika, Jordan McLeod,  Reese Tambellini, Chase May, Jared Roberts, Casey  Harrison, Joel Aubert, Charles Cristo, Ezra Lemay and Coaches Ron Mace and Kyle Mace.

U16 Selects push older U18s at Terry Walgren Tournament

U16's Grace Dehnel secures the ball for the host club during a game against Kootenay South. — Bob Hall photo

Nelson U16 Selects got a tune up for this weekend's Kamloop Slurpee Cup, dropping a 2-0 decision to the U18s in the final of the Terry Walgren Youth Soccer Tournament Sunday at Lakeside Park in Nelson.

Naomi Perkins scored the second of two goals to power the U18s past their younger cousins.

"Not often I will come off a weekend where we lost two games, tied one and had only one win and think we played so well," said head coach Paul Burkart.

Selkirk College Saints Add Leadership to Blueline

The Selkirk College Saints will welcome former Creston Valley Thunder Cats defenceman Jackson Bruce-Fuoco to the team when the 2016-2017 BCIHL season begins in September.  —Photo courtesy Jeff Banman

The four-time defending British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champion Selkirk College Saints are building towards the upcoming season with the signing of Jackson Bruce-Fuoco.

An Ontario native, Bruce-Fuoco has committed for the 2016-2017 season and beyond. A skilled two-way defenseman that possess exceptional leadership, Bruce-Fuoco played for the Creston Valley Thunder Cats of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) in the 2015-2016 season.

Annual General Meeting a chance for fans to help plot course of Good Ship Leafs

The Nelson Leafs Hockey Society hosts its AGM Tuesday, May 24 at the NDCC. — The Nelson Daily

While the coaching staff continues to log more kilometers than Greyhound in their search for skilled players to fill out the roster for the upcoming Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, the movers and shakers behind the scenes of the Good Ship Leaf open up the books to the public at the Annual General Meeting of the Nelson Leafs Hockey Society Tuesday, May 24.

The meeting for the Heritage City franchise begins at 7 p.m. in the meeting room at the Nelson and District Community Complex.

Nelson Selects claim most of hardware at Terry Walgren Tournament

Nelson U16s (blue) double teamed the opposition during action Saturday at the Terry Walgren Youth Soccer Tournament. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Teams from throughout the Kootenays challenges Nelson Youth Soccer squads for bragging rights at the annual Terry Walgren Tournament this past weekend at the Lakeside Fields.

And the host club did not disappoint the home crowds as Nelson teams captured no less than five titles during the three-day tourney.

In the U14 Girls Division, Nelson Selects ran the table en route to capturing the Gold Medal. Nelson, after topping Pool A, bounced Kootenay South to win the top prize.

The Selects defeated Nelson U13s in the semi final.

Fight Night Fundraiser in Nelson shows Boxing is Back

Nelson Boxer Riel Martinez (red corner) held his own in the 35kgs Initiation match against the taller Dylan Muhlig of Cranbrook. — Bruce Fuhr photos, The Nelson Daily

It’s been a long, long . . . long time since local fighters have been able to perform in front of home supporters.

Saturday, in front of a sold out crowd at the Nelson Rod and Gun Club the Nelson Boxing Club was able to stage its first fight card in more than 30 years with the Get to the Golden Gloves Fight Night Fundraiser Event.

“This is big for us,” said the main driver behind the Nelson Boxing Club Jesse Pineiro.

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