by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jul 30 2015

It's days until the horn blows for the 2015 Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun triathlon.

Sunday is the big day of the Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun Triathlon — set for Sunday, August 2 at 8 a.m. — when hundreds of athletes will begin the race in Kootenay Lake.

Some of the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jul 30 2015

The man never turned down a chance to coach a team or help out his community.

Art Field passed away peacefully, with friends and family at his side, at the Trail Regional Hospital, July 14.

Art Field lost out to a long struggle with diabetes and heart failure.


by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Jul 29 2015

A few days and counting.

The annual Nelson Cyswog'n' Fun Triathlon is Sunday at Lakeside Rotary Park.

A group of local triathletes have been burning up the training pool, highway and roadway in preparation for the annual event.

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Nelson Leafs new executive loaded with experience

Leafs Aaron Dunlap (12) is one of the graduating players now off to play college hockey. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The Nelson Leafs hockey club dug into the “experience vault” to select its new executive that will guide the franchise into the 2015-16 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season.

The new executive, that includes former Nelson Mayor John Dooley and ex-Nelson Minor Hockey president Tony Maida, was selected during the team’s Annual General Meeting last week at the Nelson and District Community Complex.

Kootenay swimmers burning up pool; Kelsey Andrusak earns national qualification

From left, Kelsey Andrusak, Stevenson McCulloch, Sam Matthew and (front) Morgan Robertson-Weir. — Submitted photo

There’s something fantastic happening in the Kootenay Swim Club.

Kootenay Swim Club swimmers are returning with some amazing results at recent competitions in Fernie, Victoria and Kelowna.

“It has been a terrific season thus far,” said coach Chris Wright.

Last week in Kelowna, at the Kelowna Long Course Invitational, Nelson’s Kelsey Andrusak became the first Kootenay swimmer in the club’s five-year history to qualify nationally.

NYS hosts Terry Walgren Rep Soccer Tournament

The Lakeside fields will be filled with soccer players battling for bragging rights at the annual Terry Walgren Rep Soccer Tournament. —Bob Hall photo

The Lakeside Pitches will be filled with excitement as the Nelson Youth Soccer hosts the annual Terry Walgren Tournament beginning Friday.

Teams from Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Cranbrook and Camore join the host Nelson Selects for three days of action.

The tournament kicks off Friday with a few games.

Saturday is a full slate of games before the tourney concludes Sunday with divisional finals.

All action is set for the Lakeside playing fields.

There is also a U12 Jamboree set for Lakeside at the same time as the Terry Walgren Tournament.

Mallard's Team of the Week — LVR Bombers Girls Soccer Team

The team includes, back row, L-R, Allie Zondervan, Maddie Sternloff, Naomi Perkins, Kyra Burkart, Laurel Halleran, Abbie Bouchier-Willans, Jena Wheeldon, Hailee Gerun and Taylor Zimmer. Front, McKenna Bennett, Noa Butterfield, Tara Yowek, Emma Wheeldon, Darian Voisard, Camille Gebhart, Emily Taylor and Sofia Arcuri. Goalie, Hanna Quinn. Missing, Maya Ida and Merissa Dawson. — Submitted photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers rode a stellar defence and timely scoring to another Kootenay High School AA Girl’s Soccer Zone Title.

The Bombers disposed of local rival J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail (2-0) before dumping David Thompson Lakers of Invermere in the final (3-0).

LVR now advances to the BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships beginning Thursday hosted by Crofton House in Burnaby.

Staff at Mallard’s Source for sports would like to tip the hat to the Bombers with Team of the Week honours.

Kootenay Academy players get royal treatment in Vancouver

Whitecaps Academy coaches, including Kootenay Regional head coach Brett Adams (far right, back) hosted a weekend player session in Vancouver. — Photo courtesy Vancouver Whitecaps

A group of Kootenay Whitecaps Academy players had an opportunity to test their skills in front of the Head of the Academy Centers during a road trip to Vancouver last weekend.

“The feedback that we received from Head Coach Bart Choufour is that the Kootenays is growing and with its ability,” said Brett Adams Kootenay Regional Head Coach.

“The style is changing and the understanding and the level of the players is getting stronger and stronger.”

Roller Derby -- Last Game of the Season!

Roller Derby -- Last Game of the Season!

Roller derby is heating up in Trail with temperatures set to rise Saturday.

West Kootenay Roller Derby presents a double header at the Comino Arena – the last regular game of the season.  The Rossland Trail Roller Girls intend to make their hometown fans proud by stopping The Nelson Killjoys from securing a win that would put them in 1st place going into the playoffs.

Nelson Leafs host AGM Wednesday at NDCC

Nelson Leafs host AGM Wednesday at NDCC

There's a great opportunity for hockey fans in Nelson to influence the direction of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League franchise.

The club is hosting its annual general meeting Wednesday (May 20) in the Nelson and District Community Complex meeting room.

Meeting begins at 7 p.m.

"All parties interested in shaping the future of the hockey club are invited to attend," said the advertisement on The Nelson Daily.

Voting membership is open to everyone who has paid the $10 membership fee. Each membership is good for one year.