by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday May 22 2015

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.

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday May 21 2015

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...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday May 21 2015

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...

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Saints Nation helps Selkirk celebrate BCIHL Three-peat

Selkirk College President Angus Graeme and the 2015 BCIHL champion Selkirk College Saints rolled out the banner in The Pit on the Castlegar Campus during the Wednesday celebration. — Bob Hall photos

The Selkirk Saints Varsity Men's Hockey Team held a noon celebration party Wednesday in The Pit on the Castlegar Campus.

More than 150 students, staff and community members into packed into the Pit to recognize the incredible 2014-15 season that saw the two-time defending BCIHL champions peak at the perfect time of the season and capture the historic triple crown.

Nelson's Julien Locke finds a place on medal podium at Senior National Cross Country Ski Championships

Julien Locke of Nelson lets out a loud cheer after crossing the finish line in second spot at the recent Senior National Championships in Thunder Bay, Ontario. — Submitted photo

For Nelson’s Julien Locke, good things really do come to those who wait.

The local cross country skier finally found a place on the podium recently after winning a silver medal at the Senior National Championships in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Locke placed second in the in the classic sprint race, finishing as the top U23 skier.

“After some back luck this year, I am extremely happy to make the podium at the National Championships,” a pleased Locke told The Nelson Daily.

Whitecaps give Kootenay players a chance to shine at High Potential Player Showcase

Whitecaps Kootenay Regional Coach Brett Adams watches as Caps' defender Jordan Harvey signs autographs for players during a recent Kootenay trip to watch an MLS game in Vancouver. — Submitted photo

Never before has the road to a scholarship or provincial team been paved so smoothly for Kootenay youth soccer players.

Now 26 players from the region have the opportunity to prove the province doesn't end at Hope at the Whitecaps High Potential Player (HPP) Showcase week March 30 to April 5 in Vancouver.

The Kootenay players will be part of the 100 invitees from Whitecaps FC Academy Centres across BC.

Vancouver North East Chiefs Major Midget League champs

Vancouver North East Chiefs Major Midget League champs

The Vancouver North East Chiefs captured the 2014-15 BC Major Midget League Championship with a 6-4 win against the Cariboo Cougars. 

The win completed the sweep for the Chiefs in the best-of-the three series agaisnt the regular season champion Cougars.

The Chiefs, finishing third overall in regular season standings, now host the Pacific Midget Regional Championship and take on the Alberta Midget AAA Champion in a best-of-three series. 

Mallard's Team of the Week — Taghum Hall Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Pictured during the official ribbon cutting cremony, from left, Cheryl Hicks, Hall Rental Manager Taghum Hall; Ramona Faust, Area E Director; Gareth Kernaghan, Vice President and Construction Project Manager Taghum Hall; Linda Barber, President, Taghum Hall; Wayne Holmes, The Star Guy, Taghum Hall Starry Nights Program; Jacqueline Nordquist, Membership Director Taghum Hall and Tom Newell, Area F Director. — The Nelson Daily photo

Taghum recently had a make over to the age-old facilty that brought its hall back to life.

During a recent ceremony, former and current residents joined Taghum Hall President Linda Barber in the official ribbon cutting.

Staff at Mallard's Source for sports would like to applaud the hard work by everyone involved with Team of the Week honours.

Killjoys, RollerGirls open WKRD season with on fire

Rossland/Trail RollerGirls got some revenge on the Valley Brutality squad Saturday at Selkirk College. — Lee Orr Photography

Storm, Nitros to play for KIJHL Championship

Storm, Nitros to play for KIJHL Championship

The Kimberley Dynamiters and Kamloops Storm will play for the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League after the two clubs won their respective Conference Final Series Tuesday.

The Nitros ousted the defending KIJHL champs from Beaver Valley 5-1 in Fruitvale to claim the best-of-seven Kootenay title 4-1.

In Osoyoos, the Bobby Kashuba scored twice as Kamloops shocked the Coyotes 2-1.

After losing Sunday in Kimberley, the Nitros rode on the coattails of netminder Tyson Brouwer.