by Bob Hall on Monday Sep 15 2014

The Selkirk Saints Men’s Hockey Team opened the exhibition season with a pair of hard fought and exciting games against the Trail Smoke Eaters in a showcase that provided a taste of what’s to come for the 2014-15 campaign.

The inter-league set matched the two-time defending...

by Contributor on Monday Sep 15 2014

By Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures Sportfishing

The summer is over and September is nearing the midway point. So there's plenty of time this month to hook a big one on Kootenay Lake.

Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters is here to give his...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Sep 13 2014

For a team that just over a month ago didn’t have a coach, Leaf fans must feel pretty good after week one of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season.

Nelson exploded for three goals in a span of 134 seconds to rally past the Castlegar Rebels 5-3 in KIJHL Murdoch...

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Nelson Mixed Slopitch concludes season with playoff tournament

There promises to be plenty of hits happening this weekend at the Lakeside Diamonds. — The Nelson Daily photo

Let the playoffs begin.

The Nelson Mixed Slopitch League holds its year-end playoff weekend beginning Thursday at the Lakeside Diamonds.

Louies and Unknowns enter the weekend at the early favourite after finishing deadlocked for top spot following the regular season.

The two teams completed the season with identical 11-3-1 records.

Louies finished the season on a six-game win streak while the Unknowns played to an 8-8 tie against the Fighting Ardvarks on the final weekend of action.

The finals in the A, B and C Divisions go Sunday at Lakeside.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Kootenay BC Games Team

The Kootenay squad includes, back row from left, Hanna Schulze, coach Clemente Miranda-Trevino (front of Miranda-Trevino) Abby Jackson, Farrah Marzicola, Alyssa Berkhiem and Dawson Downie. Middle, Kiara Ker, Lennox Lockhurst, Mackenzie Fulton and coach Kerry Dyck. Front (all sitting) Ruby Linnen, Ella Peloso (keeper), Alexis Dyck, Lucy Lalach (keeper) and Kaliana Forte. — Submitted photo

Kootenay athletes, including a host from the Nelson area, are flocking to Nanaimo for the 2014 BC Summer Games.

During the next four days, more than 2500 athletes between the ages of 11 and 18 years will compete in 19 different sports at venues throughout Nanaimo. 

Competitions for athletes with a disability are also included with events scheduled in athletics, para-equestrian and swimming. 

Castlegar Jiu Jitsu garners gold

Castlegar Jiu Jitsu garners gold

Castlegar’s own Kootenay Jiu Jitsu Academy brought home a golden haul from the 2014 Western Canadian Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championships in Pentiction on June 28- including winning first place overall in the Adult No-Gi Division.

Neptunes surprise coaching staff with third-place finish in Castlegar

Neptunes surprise coaching staff with third-place finish in Castlegar

The Nelson Neptunes shot of the team standing ladder to finish third at the Castlegar Aquanauts swim meet Sunday in the Sunflower City.

Host Castlegar used home pool advantage to edge second place Grand Forks and the Neptunes for the overall title.

"We are happy with our overall placing and hope to maintain it for Regionals which will be coming up in just a few weeks," said head coach Cynthia Pfeiffer.

"Considering the training that the swimmers endured this week, these results were not expected at all," Pfeiffer added.

Highlands explodes past Trail Allstars at Little League Championships

Noah Quinn works from the mound for Trail against Beacon Hill.— Submitted photo

Trail Allstars watched Highlands score 10 runs in the final two innings to dump the host squad 12-5 at the BC Little League 9-10 Baseball Championships Tuesday at Andy Bilesky Park.

The loss dropped the Trail Allstars record to 1-3.

Hastings Allstars lead the standings with a 4-0 record after pounding Beacon Hill of Victoria 20-2.

White Rock and Highlands are tied for second at 3-1 with Trail in fourth with Beacon Hill.

Nelson's Bryce Sookro singled in Noah Quinn for the first run for Trail.

Trail Allstars fall to 1-2 after Day three BC Little League 9-10 Baseball Championships

Noah Quinn checks his swing in preparation for the BC Little League 9-10 Baseball Championships at Andy Bilesky Park in Trail. — Submitted photo

The Trail Allstars are 1-2 after Day three of the BC Little League 9-10 Baseball Championships.

The Trail Allstars lost 11-1 to White Rock in five innings Monday at Andy Bilesky Park in the Silver City.

Nelson's Noah Quinn drove home the only run for Trail with an RBI in the fourth inning.

White Rock scoreed two in the first inning before blowing the game open with three runs in the third and four in the fourth.

Brayden DeWitt took the loss for Trail.

Kai Cuminskey was the winning pitcher for White Rock.