by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jul 02 2015

Nelson Youth Soccer is playing host to the BC Soccer Girl’s Provincial B Cup July 9-12 at the Lakeside Soccer Pitches.

The Heritage City association is hosting three divisions — U13, U14 & U15 — in the four-day tournament.

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by Bruce Fuhr on Thursday Jul 02 2015

It’s a proven fact to always have a backup plan just in case that original idea goes south.

Dryden Hunt knows all too well things do not always go as planned as the Nelson Minor Hockey product prepares to enter the world of professional hockey.

After not hearing his name...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 02 2015

June is in the books, but Kerry Reed from Reel Adventures has all the tips and news for July in the Kootenay Lake Fishing Report.

It is now July and we are excited to announce that we have placed our boats in all of our favourite fishing locations.  

We now have our...

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Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — Exciting time of the year

Smiles all around when you land a fish of choice on Kootenay Lake. — Photo courtesy Reel Adventures

April is in the books, but Kerry Reed from Reel Adventures has all the tips and news for May in the Kootenay Lake Fishing Report.

Nelson Eagles finish fourth at Kamloops Spring Basketball Tournment

The Eagles (white) played well throughout the tournament in Kamloops. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Eagles finished with a 2-2 record at a Spring League Basketball Tournament this past weekend in Kamloops.

The tournament attracted eight teams from Kamloops, Kelowna, Penticton, Prince George and Prince Rupert.

The Eagles opened with wins over Kelowna (58-50)and Valleyview of Kamloops (50-44) before dropping games to Kamloops Phantom (48-38) and South Kamloops (48-34).

"We started the tourney with a great win over a KMBA team — a team that beat us during the season as the KSS Owls 'B' team," said Nelson coach Jeremy Phelan.

Bears stage late rally to ground LVR Bombers

The Mount Boucherie Bears gave the Bombers (black jersey) of LVR all they could handle Thursday at the Lakeside Pitch. — Bruce Fuhr photo, The Nelson Daily

Mount Boucherie Bears of Kelowna scored a late try to edge the L.V. Rogers Bombers 12-7 in High School Rugby action Thursday afternoon at the Lakeside Pitch in Nelson.

Trailing 7-5 with five minutes remaining, the Okanagan squad put together a final push that resulted in the winning score.

“It’s disappointing for sure,” said Bomber sideline coach Michael Joyce.

Joyce said the Bombers had trouble with the finer points of their game, mistakes that allowed the Bears to score early and late in the contest.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Kootenay Wildcats at BC Hockey U18 Cup

The Wildcats at the 2015 Female U18 BC Cup, from left, Kendra Waterstreet of Fruitvale, Tiana Ewasiuk of Cranbrook and Nelson's Merissa Dawson. — Submitted photo

The Kootenay Wildcats are well represented at the 2015 Female U18 BC Cup in Richmond.

LVR Bombers drop heartbreaker to Mount Boucherie Bears

The ball was bouncing the way of the Bears (red jerseys) Thursday in High School Rugby action at the Lakeside Pitch in Nelson. — Bruce Fuhr photo, The Nelson Daily

High School Rugby action came to the Lakeside Sports Fields Thursday afternoon. See "Bears stage late rally to ground LVR Bombers" in Sports for complete coverage.

Leafs get a head start on next KIJHL season with Prospects Camp

The Nelson Leafs are already getting ready for the 2015-16 KIJHL season. — The Nelson Daily photo

It maybe spring but the Nelson Leafs are already putting the pieces together for winter and action in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

The Leafs welcomed a full contingent of hopefuls at a Prospects Camp this past weekend at the NDCC Arena.

Thirty players and five goalies from the Lower Mainland, Alberta and the BC Interior attended the three-day camp, which concluded Sunday with the Allstar Game.

Nelson Youth Soccer opens 2015 House League season

Action in the U10 Boy's Division between Ripping and Tri-City Pump. — Bruce Fuhr photos

Even a little rain could not dampen spirits of hundreds of players as Nelson Youth Soccer opened its house league season for 2015 Saturday at Lakeside.

Players from U6 to U 12 took to the Lakeside Fields for the first games of the season.

Teams have been training on Lakeside fields for the past week.

The season continues until June when the association breaks for the summer, resuming in September of the second half of the campaign.

Nelson Youth Soccer Rep Teams have been in full swing already, with some clubs having a tournament under their belts.