by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Mar 30 2015

The top song of 1979 was My Sharona by The Knack.

That same year the Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup and the Boston Bruins retired Bobby Orr’s Number “4”.

That was also the last time the Kimberley Dynamiters won the Kootenay International...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Mar 29 2015

The upcoming season looks very promising for Nelson Baseball on the eve of completion of upgrades to Queen Elizabeth Park in Fairview.

Thanks to the many hours of volunteer work, those upgrades should be completed in the next few weeks.

“New irrigation system and natural turf...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Mar 26 2015

So you want to learn how to play the sport of golf.

Well, this is a great time to learn as local courses are opening faster than presents at Christmas.

Granite Pointe at Nelson teed off the season Thursday with Balfour opening up the 2015 campaign on grass Friday.

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Wildcats win gold

Wildcats win gold

The West Kootenay Pee Wee Wildcats female hockey team (based out of Trail) came out on top at the Surrey Superheart Tournament this past Feb 2-8 in Surrey.

The tournament is the biggest female event hosting 43 teams (novice to midget). The Wildcats entered the Tier 2 Pee Wee division going up against Langley, South Delta, Tri-Cities, and Meadow Ridge. Round Robin play went 3-0-1. The tie was against Langley, who the Wildcats would end up facing in the finals.

Regular season is over with — Leafs now concentrate on post season

Leaf forward Rayce Miller reacts to taking a stick to the face from Castlegar's Dawson Haines in the second period of Sunday's KIJHL contest at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Okay.

The regular season is done, over with, complete.

Fifty-two taxing, troublesome and labourious games are now in the books for the Nelson Leafs.

Thankfully, the Green and White can now forget about what has been a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season to forget and concentrate on the first-round matchup against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks, beginning Friday in Fruitvale.

Nelson concluded the regular campaign on a sour note, dropping a 4-1 decision Sunday afternoon at the NDCC Arena to the visiting Castlegar Rebels.

Nelson's Julien Locke competes at Canada Winter Games

Julien Locke of Nelson, seen here competing earlier this year at cross country race in Eastern Canada, is eager to represent Team BC at the Canada Winter Games in Prince George. — Photo courtesy Ian Austin

The Canada Winter Games opened Friday in Prince George with some 2400 athletes and 1000 coaches locked in competition in the Northern BC City.

Nelsonites can be buoyed by the fact the Heritage City has a local athlete to cheer for at the Games as Nelson Nordic Ski grad Julien Locke competes in the sport of cross country.

(Castlegar's Tyler Hartleb, 16, has also been named to Team BC in long track sport in Prince George. Hartleb, from Castlegar, skated for the Nelson Speed Skating Club.)

Leafs play out season today against rival Rebels

Michael Crawford . . . getting hot at the right time

The Nelson Leafs conclude what has been a trying Kootenay International Junior Hockey League regular season on the pond Sunday at the NDCC Arena against the Castlegar Rebels.

Puck drop at the NDCC Arena is 2:30 p.m.

Nelson enters the contest against the West Kootenay rivals after pounding Grand Forks Border Bruins 8-3 Friday in the Boundary City.

MIchael Crawford continues to shine after returning to the Green and White following a mid-season hiatus, scoring three goals and adding an assists for a four-point game.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Whitewater Nancy Greene Team

The Whitewater Nancy Greene squad stopped to take a team photo during a recent race at Whitewater Ski Resort. — Submitted photo

Whitewater Ski Team’s record athlete enrollment for 2015 seems to be paying dividends as the group continues to shine on the Rio Tinto Alcan Nancy Greene race series.

The Rio Tinto Alcan Nancy Greene is not about winning; it’s about learning, and having fun said Whitewater Ski Team president Tracy Punchard.

Coaches are attempting to teach these kids not only the necessary skills they’ll need to be competitive, but to love the sport first and foremost.

Bombers rolling along on High School Girl's Basketball circuit

Naomi Perkins takes the ball to the hoop during earlier action for LVR against Pen Hi Lakers. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers have been rolling along, thank you very much, on the Kootenay High School Senior Girl's Basketball scene.

The Bombers won a pair of tournaments in the East Kootenay, capturing bragging rights in Kimberley at the Selkirk Storm event and Creston, at Prince Charles.

According to head coach Chris Dergousoff, "closest game was 15-point victory . . . many were much more."

The Bombers travel to Castlegar Friday to compete in the Rockers Invitational.

Bombers get swept during Panthers' hoop tourney

Bombers get swept during Panthers' hoop tourney

Lack of execution turned into three losses as the L.V. Rogers Bombers went zero for three at the Panthers High School Boy's Basketball Tournament Saturday in Vernon.

LVR lost to host, and tenth-ranked AAA Vernon, 64-48 before dropping a pair of games Saturday to Summerland Rockets and 66-65 to Okanagan Mission of Kelowna.

"We dropped the match with an embarrassing loss in my opinion based on lack of effort and mental toughness," said Bomber coach Jeremy Phelan following the Summerland loss.

LVR opened against the top-ranked Panthers.