by Bruce Fuhr on Monday Jul 21 2014

Samuel Matthew made the long trek to Vancouver Island not knowing what to expect at the B.C. Summer Games.

A few days later the Nelson swimmer needed to put in a call to the local freight company for a quote on moving a trunk load of metal back to the Heritage City following an amazing...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Jul 21 2014

Local athletes took a host of medals at the BC Summer Games held this past weekend in Nanaimo.

Samuel Matthew of Nelson led the medal parade by claiming six podium finishes in the pool.

Matthew, won silver medals in 200-meter boys Individual Medley and 800-meter freestyle along...

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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,

Derby derring-do delights at the Cominco Arena this weekend

Derby derring-do delights at the Cominco Arena this weekend

For those of you that don’t know, Trail BC maintains the quaint tradition of the Miss Trail pageant – but MISS TRIAL is not that pageant, and will be far from quaint.

Nelson Selects U14 Girls Pass Test in U16 Division

Jodi Surina pushes the ball past the Creston defender during Saturday's scoreless draw. — The Nelson Daily photo

Relying on speed and determination, the Nelson Selects U14 Girls finished with a hard earned third place at the annual Terry Walgren Tournament at Lakeside pitch.

Playing up two years in the U16 division, the U14 Selects were introduced to a larger field and bigger opposition.

“We knew it wasn’t going to be easy, but playing against stronger teams is a great learning experience,” said U14 Selects coach Paul Burkart.

Oil Kings, Montrose star Bertolucci claim Memorial Cup

Former Kootenay Ice star Luke Bertolucci added a Memorial Cup to his career highlights Sunday.

Golden Terry Walgren Tournament for Nelson Selects

Nelson Selects (white) overcame the weather and Salmon Arm to capture the gold medal at the 2014 Terry Walgren Youth Soccer Tournament Sunday at the Lakeside Pitch. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Nothing, even Mother Nature, could stop the Nelson Select juggernaut at the Terry Walgren Youth Soccer Tournament.

The host association captured a handful of medals during the weekend tourney that attracted teams from Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Cranbrook, Salmon Arm and Kelowna.

The U18 Selects had little trouble capturing gold in the U18 Boys division.

The Selects went through the tournament undefeated, overpowering association rivals Creston Blitz and Columbia Valley Titans.

Crosstown rivals, U17 Selects, held their older cousins to a scoreless tie.

Crispin/Hartridge team capture Tournament of Roses

The Tournament of Roses Champions, pictured L-R,: Low Net — Sandra Roy and Maureen Crawford, 59; Low Gross — Roma Crispin and Sherry Hartridge, 79. — Photo courtesy Granite Pointe at Nelson Golf Course

Roma Crispin and Sherry Hartridge combined for a 79 to capture the low gross honours at the 2014 Tournament of Roses Ladies Golf event Saturday at the Granite Pointe at Nelson course.

The Crispin/Hartridge tag team edged out Tammy Avis and Sherry McIvor for the top prize in the Low Gross category.

Sandra Roy and Maureen Crawford carded a score of 59 to claim the Low Net trophy.

Lynne Foster and Shirley Wolbaum fired a score of 66 to finish second to the Roy/Crawford combo.