by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Jul 28 2014

Samuel Matthew of Nelson was one of 16 talented athletes recognized with a Coast Capital Savings Athlete Bursary at the Closing Ceremony of the 2014 BC Summer Games in Nanaimo.

Matthew won six medals in the pool in the Hub City.

The athletes are from 16 different...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Jul 27 2014

It's days until the horn blows for the 2014 Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun triathlon.

Saturday, at the Lakeside Park beach, the 2014 Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun club took to the water for a test run of the triathlon distance.

Club members have been training for up to two months,...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Jul 27 2014

The TELUS Community Action Team was back in gear recently, pulling out all the stops to donate a whacking $2000 to KidSport-Nelson.

TELUS Community Action Team supports charities that help to educate and empower youth to improve their quality of life and to enable them to reach their full...

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UPDATED: Bombers have chance to finish ninth at Soccer Provincials

The Bomber coaches (back) watch with anticipation as LVR played its two round robin games Thursday in Penticton. — Photo courtesy LVR Athletic Department

The L.V. Rogers Bombers meet Sands of Delta today in the 9th-10th game at the BC High School AA Girl's Soccer Championships in Penticton.

The Bombers knocked off Crofton House of Vancouver 3-0 in consolation round action Friday.

LVR won both games, but still were dropped into the 9th-12th seeding in the tournament after the Mark Isfeld defeated the Bombers on a penalty-kick tie-breaker. Both teams finished tied for second in pool play.

LVR defeated Smithers 1-0 in the final game of the round robin.

Rosemont All-Wheel Park gets grand kick off Saturday

Nelson's own Drew Summersides is expected to be flying at the official opening Saturday of the  All-Wheel Park in Rosemont. — Submitted photo

Saturday Mother Nature is expected to shine down on the official opening of the All-Wheel Park located in Rosemont.

The Official Opening Ceremony concludes a 12-year odyssey by the local skateboarding advocates, Kootenay Lake Outdoor Skatepark Society (KLOSP) and Daybreak Rotary.

The ceremony begins with local dignitaries conducting the official opening at noon before Tribute, a major local sponsor for the day, offers up Pro skaters from all over the country.

Class act from Kootenays shine at Umbro Challenge Cup

The winning U11 squad, with coach Dave Spendlove behind, went undefeated in Surrey.

During the May long weekend, the Boys U11 and U13 Regional squads played at the very well organized Umbro Challenge Cup at Coastal FC in Surrey.  

The U11 squad with players as young as nine-year-old went undefeated in all four games topping their U12 Metro group.

Their first game against a deep Chilliwack Attack U12 team ended in a 4-2 victory with goals from captain Hardy Hutt, sniper Alex Sowiak, the tenacious Nathan Savage, and midfield maestro Callum Cutler. 

Mallard's Team of the Week — St. Joseph's Salutes Emergency Responders

The contingent includes, from left, Nelson Chief Simon Grypma, Madeline Holitzki, Tess Nuttall, Emma Chirico and (back row) Beasley Fire and Rescue Chief Al Craft. — Submitted photo

Kootenay Insurance Services staged one big thank you Wednesday to the many Emergency Responders in Nelson during the First Annual Community Appreciation Day.

Nelson Police, RCMP, Beasley Fire and Rescue and Nelson Search and Rescue were present to received accolades from the community.

During the ceremony in the KIS parking lot, a trio of St. Joseph's Elementary students staged their own thank you by presenting Nelson Fire Chief Simon Grypma and Beasley Fire and Rescue Chief Al Craft with fire truck drawings.

Bombers open AA tournament against Mark Isfeld Thursday

Bombers open AA tournament against Mark Isfeld Thursday

The L.V. Rogers Bombers open the 2014 B.C. High School AA Girl's Soccer Championships Thursday with a pair of games in round robin play.

The Bombers, representing the Kootenay zone, meet Mark Isfeld of Courtney at 11 a.m. to begin play in the 16-team tournament.

LVR battles host Princess Margaret at 3 p.m. to conclude Day one action.

The Bombers then play Smithers in the final round robin game Friday at 9 a.m.

The top four teams advance to the semi final round Friday afternoon.

The semi final winners meet to determine the BC Champion Saturday.

Nelson Eagles have wings clipped at Kelowna Spring Hoop Tourney

The Eagles (white) run an end zone play during action at the Kelowna Basketball Tournament. — Submitted photo

A shorthanded Nelson Eagles squad proved to be no match for high-power Okanagan competition as the Heritage City Spring Hoop squad dropped four games a the Kelowna Minor Basketball Association (KMBA) tournament this past weekend in the Central Okanagan City.

"We were short-handed and over-matched physically for the most part but the heart was there and guys were positive and competed the entire time on the court," said Eagles coach Jeremy Phelan.

"Everyone improved a lot over the weekend."

SD 20 track meet cancelled; parent-based alternate event on tap

SD 20 track meet cancelled; parent-based alternate event on tap

The School District 20 annual elementary track and field meet has become the latest casualty of ongoing strife between the province and its teachers, as day two of rotating job action in the district unfolds.

The following letter was issued to local parents yesterday by SD 20 Superintendent Greg Luterbach:

Dear Parents,