by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Oct 06 2015

Mitch Melanson scored the only goal of the game sparking the Hume Innkeepers to a narrow 1-0 victory over Kootenay Co-op in the Men’s Open Final Saturday at the Lakeside Pitch.

The win allow the Innkeepers to repeat as Men’s Open Champs.

The marker came approximately 30...

by Bob Hall on Monday Oct 05 2015

The Selkirk College Saints opened a run for a fourth-straight British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season with a weekend split against Trinity Western University Spartans.

The Saints won the first encounter of the two-game home set 6-3 before a boisterous home crowd at...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Oct 04 2015

The Nelson Leafs returned to the win column, snapping a three-game losing streak with a 2-0 shutout victory over the Braves in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Sunday in Spokane.

A powerplay goal by Jordan Davie, combined with solid netminding by Joe Barton, sparked...

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Pill Pedalers ride the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge to help in the fight against MS

The Pill Pedalers includes, clockwise from left, Teressa Hodsall, Ayla von Diebitsch, Bill McDonnell, Jennifer McDonnell, Andrew Hoffert and the youngest team member, Lucas McDonnell-Hoffert. — Submitted photo

There are individuals participating in the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge ride to conquer MS (Multiple sclerosis) and there are teams.

The latter generally pools friends, co-workers and family together for encouragement during the long 154-kilometer journey, but also to raise funds necessary to allow research to find that elusive cure.

The Pill Pedalers is one such team, that also garners Mallard's Source for sports Team of the Week status.

Most of the Pill Pedalers have never ridden road bikes before.

Preney claims three medals to lead host club at Nelson Sprints

Dominique Preney and Kim Shea head out from the beach at Lakeside Rotary Park to compete in the mixed doubles at Saturday's Nelson Sprints. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Dominique Preney won three medals for the host club at the Nelson Sprints Rowing Regatta Saturday on Kootenay Lake.

Preney, a veteran of the water sport, won two gold and silver for the Nelson Rowing Club during the single-day event.

Preney started the day out winning gold in the men’s single.

He then teamed up with Kim Shea to capture the silver medal in the mixed doubles event before combining forces with Aaron Beck, Steve Knight and Jim Grant to win the gold in the men’s quad.

Grant and Sophie DePauw each won two medals.

Trail Orioles conclude amazing season with State Tournament showing

The Trail Orioles include, back row, L-R, Brendan Makay, Austin Tambellini, Tyler Atkinson, Austin Cox, Bradly Ross and Reese Tambellini. Front, Nathan Soukeroff, Ross St. Jean, Casey Harrison, Joel Aubert, Daniel Gagnier and Colton Miracle. Missing, coaching staff of Kyle Mace, Kyle Paulson and Ron Mace. — Submitted photo

The future is so bright the coaches of the Trail Orioles American Legion Baseball team had better find a pair of shades.

The Silver City-based squad, with players from throughout the region, combined a solid season with an amazing performance at the District Tournament to qualify for State Finals.

“Every player on the team made a significant contribution to our success,” said Orioles manager, Ron Mace.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Italian Society Bocce Team

The Italian Society Bocce team includes, back row, L-R, Marcello Piro, Dominic Cerone, Vito Tumillo Luca and Len Maida. Middle, Carmine Richichi, Michelle March, Giuseppe Bertuzzi, Joe Sacino, Vincenzo Rendina, Alphonso Bertoia, Fred Tironese, Nick Murano, segio Peloso, Joe Guuercio, Jayden Maida, Gino Maida, Mario Arcovio, Vince DeVito and Len Arabia. Front, Fortunato Giovolluci, Vince Toteda and Giudo Babiun. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Italian Society recently staged its annual Bocce tournament at Lakeside Rotary Park.

Competitors from throughout the Kootenays, and Italy, flocked to Nelson to play in the prestigious event, with the Nelson/Italy team of Vito Tumillo and Vincenzo Rendini taking home the top prize.

Cranbrook's Vince Toteda and Joe Sacino won the B event.

Kootenay Swim Club pair shine at Canada’s Age Group Championships

Kelsey Andrusak and Samuel Matthew competed against the top swimmers in Canada at the Age Group Championships in Quebec City. —Submitted photo

Two Nelson swimmers registered some impressive results at the Swim Canada’s Age Group Championships this past weekend at Laval University in Quebec City.

Kelsey Andrusak and Samuel Matthew, both swimming with the Kootenay Swim Club, were especially pleased with the results competing at this level of competition for the first time their careers.

This meet is designed to give swimmers ages 12 through 18 years of age the opportunity to race against the best athletes in their age group in Canada.

Nelson Sprints are rowing back to Heritage City

The lawn at the Lakeside Rotary Park will once again be filled with boats for the Nelson Sprints regatta. — Bruce Fuhr file photo, The Nelson Daily

The Nelson Sprints Rowing Race is coming back to Nelson Saturday on Kootenay Lake.

This Rowing BC sanctioned regatta is expected to attract competitors from Nicomekl, Vernon, Kamloops and Coeur D'Alene as well as Nelson Rowing Club members in singles, doubles, quads and mixed, juniors and masters events.

The course is a 1000 meter distance located on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake, beginning near the Prestige Inn before finishing on the waters adjacent at Lakeside Rotary Park.

2015 Nelson Cyswog 'N' Fun Triathlon Sprint Distance Age Group Results

Isabel Ramsay surprised, even herself, to capture the women's overall title at the Annual Nelson Cyswog 'N' Fun Triathlon. — Sarah Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

                                      33rd Annual Nelson Cyswog 'N' Fun