by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Aug 24 2016

The 2016 West Kootenay Glacier Challenge added to its incredible success over the weekend by raising more than $125,000 to help find a cure for MS (Multiple sclerosis).

One team did more than their fair share of the fundraising as the Team Rear Guard raised almost $20,000 toward the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Aug 24 2016

At this rate MS (Multiple sclerosis) has not chance of surviving.

Almost 90 riders took to the highways in and around Nelson, Slocan, New Denver and Kaslo to raise more than $125,000 at the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge this past weekend.

"So far this year we have raised...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Aug 23 2016

The Nelson Neptunes took a core group of swimmers to the BC Summer Swim Association Championships this past weekend in Coquitlam.

Here is a capsule look at the Neptune Results:

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS:

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Glacier rings out gymnastics season with Year End Show

These are just a few of the Glacier athletes expected to perform Tuesday and Wednesday at the Civic Centre facility. — Submitted photo

The Glacier Gymnastics Club is hosting its annual Year End Show on Tuesday and Wednesday (June 14-15) at  6 p.m., at the club's facility located downstairs in the Civic Centre on Vernon Street in Nelson.

Everyone is invited to come out and watch this popular event that consists of group and solo performances by the Glacier Gymnastics Club’s Pre-Competitive and Competitive Boys and Girls Teams and the club's Acro/Dance Display Team. Don’t miss the excitement of the tumbling finale, with the never ending flips by the competitive team.

Leafs complete blockbuster deal with Ridge Meadows of PJHL

Leafs Austin Lindsay has been dealt to Ridge Meadows in a three-player deal Thursday. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The Nelson Leafs completed a blockbuster trade by Junior B standards Thursday shipping center Austin Lindsay and cash to Ridge Meadows Flames of the Pacific Junior Hockey League for two players — forward Dale Howell and netminder Jason Sandhu.

Leafs Sean Dooley said the coaching staff is confident the two 20-year-olds will be key building blocks Nelson needs to begin building a winner in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

Selects go down to defeat against Kootenay South in U15 Gir's Soccer Playdowns

Nelson Selects Riley Zondervan (white) battles for the ball during Tuesday's game against Kootenay South at Haley Park in Warfield. — Sarah Fuhr photo

Kootenay South outscored Nelson Selects 5-2 to capture the two-game West Kootenay U15 Girl's Soccer series Wednesday at the Lakeside Pitch.

The contest was the second in as many days for the two West Kootenay rivals.

Kootenay South opened the two-game set Tuesday at Haley Park in Warfield with a 4-1 decision over Nelson.

The teams played to a 1-1 draw Wednesday in Nelson with Riley Zondervan scoring the lone goal for Nelson.

Kootenay South now advanced to the zone final against the East Kootenay winner Friday.

Gerick Sports WASA TRIATHLON popular with TriKids

Nearly one quarter being young triathletes aged between four to 15 years old. — Photo courtesy Raven Eye Photography

From an elite event of standard distance the Wasa Triathlon, in the Kootenays of B.C., has transformed into one of the most family friendly festival weekends in Western Canada. 

The event has grown over the last 20 years from 90 competitors to over 1000 participants with nearly one quarter being young triathletes aged between four to 15 years old.

Race director, Charlie Cooper says “the event attracts families from all over B.C., Alberta and North West USA." 

McArthur, Bulfone squad top Tournament of Roses — Avis, McIvor win Low Net

A large field of players from throughout the region took to the Granite Pointe course for the 2016 Tournament of Roses.

The team of Diony McArthur and Loretta Bulfone fired a round of 82 to capture the Low Gross prize at the recent Tournament of Roses at the Granite Pointe at Nelson Course.

The Tournament of Roses is an 18-hole team affair with players playing with a partner to determine the top winner in Low Net and Low Gross categories.

McArthur and Loretta Bulfone edged out the Granite Pointe duo of Dorothy Garland and Sue Moisey by one stroke for the Low Gross title.

Morven Douglas and Rose Donaldson of Granite Pointe finished third at 86.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Granite Pointe Tournament of Roses

Pictured receiving their roses from Tom Atkins of the Nelson and District Credit Union were, from left, Diony McArthur, Loretta Bulfone, Tammy Avis and Sherry McIvor. — Submitted photo

Granite Pointe Ladies Golf Club recently held its annual Tournament of Roses event at the Rosemont Course.

The tournament was once again a great success as players from throughout the zone attended.

The Low Gross winners was the team of Diony McArthur and Loretta Bulfone while two Granite Pointe players Tammy Avis and Sherry McIvor took home the Low Net title.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to honour the winners with Team of the Week accolades.

 

LVR Bombers need shootout to capture BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championship

Smiling from ear to ear with the Provincial High School banner, the LVR Bombers pose for the team picture following a victory in the BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Final. — Photo courtesy Abby Bouchier-Willans

Maya Ida scored the winning goal in shootout to spark the L.V. Rogers Bombers to a 2-1 victory over St. Thomas Moore of Vancouver in the final of the 2016 BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships Friday in Campbell River.

Ida was the seventh shooter in the thrilling tie-breaker that decided the AA Girl’s Soccer title, the first for LVR since the 1997 and 1998 when the Bombers won back to back provincial titles under the guidance of coach Dave Simpson.

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