by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Dec 09 2016

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Dec 07 2016

It was a tale of two games, but the L.V. Rogers Bombers still prevailed over district rivals Mount Sentinel Wildcats in High School Senior Boy's Basketball action Tuesday in South Slocan.

The Bombers held off a late charge by the Wildcats to score a 74-64 victory as the High School...

by Contributor on Wednesday Dec 07 2016

It's time for the best fishing information from Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Sportfishing.

Kerry says there continues to be some great days for fishing. Here's what's on tap for December.

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Saints marching to help fight Cancer

The Selkirk Saints are hosting Cancer Awareness Game this Friday at 7 p.m. at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex.

The Selkirk Saints is hosting its annual Cancer Awareness Game this Friday at 7 p.m. at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex.

Join the Selkirk Saints Varsity Men's Hockey Team as it takes on Eastern Washington University.

Fans are encouraged to dress in pink during the special game that is dedicated to raising breast cancer awareness and funds for the Canadian Cancer Society.

Former Neptune swimmer Jordan Andrusak verbally commits to NCAA university

Former Neptune Jordan Andursak (pictured center) is heading south in a few years after verbally agreeing to a NCAA scholarship at Bowling Green University. — Submitted photo

Former Nelson Neptune swimmer Jordan Andrusak is ready to take the next step in an exceptional career in the pool after making a verbal commitment to the NCAA.

Andrusak, now swimming for Pacific Coast Swimming in Victoria, recently committed to Bowling Green State University for 2017-18.

“Jordan made a great connection with [head coach] Matt [Ense] and his program and is looking forward to being a Falcon for the next four years,” said father Greg Andrusak.

Selkirk College Saints Take Two on the Road

Selkirk College Saints second-year forward Dallas Calvin scored the shootout winner in Friday night’s game against the University of Victoria Vikes as part of the team’s two road victories over the weekend.

The Selkirk College Saints return home this weekend riding a three-game winning streak after a pair of victories over the University of Victoria Vikes.

Selkirk College sniper Dallas Calvin scored the shootout winner Friday night and rookie goaltender Austin Wells recorded his first British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) win on Saturday night to pace the Saints on their island visit.

“It was a great outcome and exactly what we needed at this early point of the season,” says Saints head coach Brent Heaven.

Nelson Leafs support fight against Breast Cancer

Galena Pal and daughter Snow drop the puck during the official ceremony to start Saturday's KIJHL game between Nelson and Columbia Valley. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Fewer women are dying from breast cancer. But the number remains high, too high.

Which is why the month of October has been designated across North America as Breast Cancer Awareness month by people wearing pink.

Saturday, during the KIJHL game between the Leafs and Columbia Valley Rockies, the Heritage City franchise showcased the battle against a serious form of breast cancer by Galena Pal of Nelson.

Nelson Fight Night #2 treats crowd to evening of great amateur boxing

The referee watches Krishan Lysenko of the Nelson Boxing Club lands a punch during Saturday's Fight Night #2 at the Rod and Gun Club. — Bruce Fuhr photos, The Nelson Daily

Fight Night #2 Saturday at the Nelson Rod and Gun Club mirrored May’s inaugural event in a lot of ways — a full house with lots of local talent from the Nelson Boxing Club on display.

However, the action and intensity inside the ring was turned up just a little more than Fight Night #1 which gave the Nelson Boxing Club coaching staff plenty to build on as the organization moves forward.

Piva shoots Leafs past Columbia Valley in overtime

Piva shoots Leafs past Columbia Valley in overtime

It appears this Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season nothing is going to come easy for the Nelson Leafs.

Despite out shooting their opponents by a 2-1 margin, the Leafs needed an overtime marker from Ryan Piva in the second period of extra time to edge the Columbia Valley Rockies 3-2 in KIJHL action Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.

The win allows Nelson to gain a weekend split in KIJHL action.

Friday, the Leafs did not play well, falling 4-2 to the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

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