by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday May 27 2015

Ryan Lewis scored three tries to lead the L.V. Rogers Bombers to a 20-14 victory over Sir Charles Tupper of Vancouver in consolation round action at the BC High School AA Boy's Rugby Championships Wednesday in Abbotsford.

Lewis was a one-man wrecking crew, scoring three times and...

by Bob Hall on Wednesday May 27 2015

It didn't take long for Selkirk Saints head coach Alex Evin to get headhunted by another hockey team.

After guiding the Saints to the 2015 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championship, Evin has accepted a position as assistant coach and goaltending coach with...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday May 25 2015

If the Terry Walgren Tournament was an investment fund, Nelson Youth Soccer Rep Teams would join Warren Buffet as one of the most successful investors of the 20th century.

Nelson teams came up golden in every division, except for one, to sweep most...

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Saints reload roster for run at fourth consecutive BCIHL title

Nelson Hurry is a dominating presence on the blueline and will fit into a Selkirk College Saints defensive unit that is losing several key members to graduation. — Photo by Sarah of the Summerland Steam

With a third straight British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championship now part of the history books, the Selkirk College Saints continue to build towards continued success.

The hockey program is pleased to announce the playing commitments of Brett Huber and Nelson Hurry to attend and compete for the Saints beginning in the 2015-2016 BCIHL season. Both players are fresh off successful junior careers with the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s (KIJHL) Summerland Steam.

Nitros snap long drought by capturing KIJHL Championship

The KIJHL has finally made a return to Kimberley after the Nitros won the title Sunday in Kamloops. — Photo courtesy Twitter, Allen Douglas Kamloops This Week

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 Junior Hockey League Championship.

The Nitros snapped the 36-year drought by ousting the Kamloops Storm 4-2 in the best-of-seven KIJHL Final Sunday in Spoolmak Country.

Four players each had two points to spark the Dynamiters to a 5-1 series-clinching win.

Get ready to play ball — exciting season on tap for NDBA

A few final projects — pitching mounds and installation of new bases and home plate — are underway to complete the renovations to Queen Elizabeth Park in Fairview. — Photo courtesy NDBA

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 infield replaces the hard clay infield we've been playing on for a few decades,” said outgoing Nelson and District Baseball Association President Larry Martel.

“The City of Nelson is helping to upgrade the player dugouts, the backstop fencing and trees this year.

Spring is in the air, and so is Golf

Signature Hole #17 will be on display as Balfour opens for the 2015 season.

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.

“Winter was great,” said Balfour club professional Craig Wilkinson on the eve of the opening.

“All the greens are looking good and the fairways for the most part at this time of the year are looking awesome.”

Mallard's Team of the Week — LVR Senior Bombers Basketball Team

The Bombers include, back row, L-R, coach Jeremy Phelan, Jake Anderson, Stryder Scott, Josh Matosevic, Vinnie Watson, Kai Shave and coach Dean Studer. Front, Eamon Studer, Darian Johnson, Brock Dixon, Dyllen Dixon and Robbie Dixon. — Submitted photo

A young, L.V. Rogers Bombers squad got a taste of the big stage after competing at the BC High School AAA Boy's Basketball Tournament in Langley.

The Bombers won the final game of the season, defeating the Charles Best Blue Devils 56-41 in consolation play.

Staff at Mallard's Source for sports want to send the Bombers off on a great off season of preparation for the next campaign with Team of the Week honours.

Saints Nation helps Selkirk celebrate BCIHL Three-peat

Selkirk College President Angus Graeme and the 2015 BCIHL champion Selkirk College Saints rolled out the banner in The Pit on the Castlegar Campus during the Wednesday celebration. — Bob Hall photos

The Selkirk Saints Varsity Men's Hockey Team held a noon celebration party Wednesday in The Pit on the Castlegar Campus.

More than 150 students, staff and community members into packed into the Pit to recognize the incredible 2014-15 season that saw the two-time defending BCIHL champions peak at the perfect time of the season and capture the historic triple crown.

Nelson's Julien Locke finds a place on medal podium at Senior National Cross Country Ski Championships

Julien Locke of Nelson lets out a loud cheer after crossing the finish line in second spot at the recent Senior National Championships in Thunder Bay, Ontario. — Submitted photo

For Nelson’s Julien Locke, good things really do come to those who wait.

The local cross country skier finally found a place on the podium recently after winning a silver medal at the Senior National Championships in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Locke placed second in the in the classic sprint race, finishing as the top U23 skier.

“After some back luck this year, I am extremely happy to make the podium at the National Championships,” a pleased Locke told The Nelson Daily.