by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday May 04 2016

The 2016 Kootenay Zone Gymnastics & Trampoline Championships were held recenlty at the Glacier Gym Club.

And the local club did not disappoint as the Glacier athletes reached new levels against teams from Trail, Castlegar, Creston, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Penticton and Golden.


by Contributor on Wednesday May 04 2016

What are you doing on Saturday, May 14? No plans yet? Well, have the Dam City Rollers got a killer evening planned, and they want you to enjoy it with them. The ladies in purple are hosting a three-team tournament at Selkirk College in Castlegar.

Doors open at 6 p.m., first whistle ...

by Contributor on Tuesday May 03 2016

There was action, and more action during the 2016 Kootenay Zone Gymnastics & Trampoline Championships this past weekend at the Glacier Gym Club.

Two hundred and seventy gymnasts from Nelson, Trail, Castlegar, Creston, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Penticton and Golden competed...

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Selkirk College Saints Take Aim at Fourth Straight BCIHL Title

At the Selkirk College Saints final regular season game on Saturday night at the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre, the team recognized its graduating players prior to the game who include (L-R) Arie Postmus, Steven Glass, James Prigione, Tylor Branzen, Steven Pantazopoulos, Jonas Horvath and Tanner Lenting. The Saints begin the BCIHL playoffs this Friday night at home against the University of Victoria Vikes starting at 7 p.m. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

The Selkirk College Saints have laid the perfect foundation for a fourth straight British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championship run and starting Friday night will build towards the ultimate ending.

The Saints put an exclamation mark on their regular season title on Saturday night at the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre with a 4-1 win over the Eastern Washington University Eagles.

Jr. Bombers rally past Wildcats; Grand Forks takes home big prize at West Kootenay Championships

West Kootenay Junior Boy’s Basketball Second Team All Stars, from left, Marvin Archer of Stanley Humphries, Karrsey Leung of J. Lloyd Crowe Sam Christofanetti-Sopow of Mount Sentinel, Alex Soukra of Salmo and Thomas Baxter of LVR. First team All Stars include, Morgan Lynn Stanley Humphries, Nahum Colwell J. Lloyd Crowe, Ronnie Puno Boundary Central and Noor Sibat and Liam McKinley, Grand Forks. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily photo

L.V. Rogers Seniors Jairo Mangapot, Ben Hradil-Kasseckert and Thomas Baxter combined for 34 points sparking the L.V. Rogers Bombers to a 61-52 victory over Mount Sentinel Wildcats in Consolation round action at the West Kootenay Junior Boy’s Basketball Championships Saturday at Stanley Humphries in Castlegar.

Trailing 18-5 after one quarter, the Grade 10 players went to work as the Bombers outscored the Cats 56-34 the rest of the game to register the win.

Mangapot led the trio scoring 12 points whileHradil-Kasseckert and Thomas Baxter each had 11.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Glacier Gymnastics Team

The Glacier Gymnastics Team includes, back row, L-R, Amanda Schacher, Gwen McCrory, Sara Tolles, Olivia Kelly, Tehya Colbeck, Aurora Dool. Middle, Abby Majeski, Brianne Stefani, Eden Bellman, Tess Gordon, Simone Hildebrand and Lily Taylor. Front, Olivia Bezaire, Ally Nicholson and Annouk Prud'Homme. — Submitted photo

Nelson’s Glacier Gymnastics Team took the recent Great West Gym Fest competition in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho by storm, winning 49 medals along with a pair of team championships.

The competition attracted 43 clubs from across the United States and Canada bringing the total number of competitors to 1400, so this was not minor accomplishment for the Heritage City Club.

Mallard’s Source for sports is always looking to spotlight local athletes, and was quick to select the Glacier squad, Team of the Week.

Stefani strikes gold at 2016 BC Winter Games

Stefani captured the gold medal on the gymnastics floor event. — Submitted photo

Nelson's Brianne Stefani struck gold at the 2016 BC Winter Games this past weekend in Penticton.

Stefani, 11, captured the gold medal on the gymnastics floor event during the provincial competition.

On day one of the gymnastics event, the Glacier Gymnastics Club gymnast placed 11th overall in the Level 7 category and qualified for the floor event finals in second place and the beam event finals in third place.

“The point spreads between first and fourth was two tenths of a point in both events,” said Stefani’s coach, Sandra Long.

Bombers Nielsen hits career high 42 points to spark LVR to Kootenay Zone Hoop Title

The Kootenay Zone Champs from LVR includes, back row, L-R, Ansleigh Dergousoff, Naomi Perkins, Allie Zondervan, Sian Nielsen, Roxanne Baker, Lakpa Dietz and coach Chris Dergousoff. Front, Mirei Kitano and Mia Kraus. — Submitted photo

Forward Sian Nielsen scored a career-high 42 points to spark the L.V. Rogers to a 69-47 victory over J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks in the final of the Kootenay High School AA Girl’s Basketball Championship held recently in Invermere.

The Bombers are now two-time Kootenay High School AA Girl's Basketball Zone champs.

Nielsen, one of the many Grade 12 players with the Bombers, scored 15 points in the first quarter, mostly from the power forward position, as the Bombers took control of the contest by building a 28-8 lead.

Nelson Leafs finish 3-0 at Beaver Valley Sr. Novice Tournament

The undefeated Nelson Leafs squad includes, from left, Wyatt Groenhuysen, Kale Gehrmann, Miller Tedesco , Dax Dewar, assistant coach Leif Luttmer, Griffin Wanhella,  Larson Proctor, Grady Groenhuysen, coach Kevin Dewar, Cohen Wolbaum, Jack Boyes, Cash Linnen, and front goalie Shea Andersen. Missing, Gunnar Evensen, Max Jean, Ryder Nash and Sawan Bhabra. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Leafs added another crown to a stellar season on the Minor Hockey Senior Novice circuit by going undefeated at the Beaver Valley Tournament this past weekend in Fruitvale.

The Leafs outscored the opposition by a 20-10 margin en route to the victory sweep.

Nelson opened the tournament getting a pair of goals from Larson Proctor to defeat Greater Trail Nighthawks5-1 Saturday.

Miller Tedesco, Jack Boyes and Wyatt Groenhuysen also scored for the Leafs.

Nelson continued its fine play by doubling Grand Forks Bruins later in the day 10-5.

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