by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jul 30 2015

It's days until the horn blows for the 2015 Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun triathlon.

Sunday is the big day of the Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun Triathlon — set for Sunday, August 2 at 8 a.m. — when hundreds of athletes will begin the race in Kootenay Lake.

Some of the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jul 30 2015

The man never turned down a chance to coach a team or help out his community.

Art Field passed away peacefully, with friends and family at his side, at the Trail Regional Hospital, July 14.

Art Field lost out to a long struggle with diabetes and heart failure.


by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Jul 29 2015

A few days and counting.

The annual Nelson Cyswog'n' Fun Triathlon is Sunday at Lakeside Rotary Park.

A group of local triathletes have been burning up the training pool, highway and roadway in preparation for the annual event.

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Nelson Minor Hockey grad Adam Wheeldon off to Concordia University

Adam Wheeldon, seen here during his playing time in Trail, has accepted an offer to attend Concordia University in Edmonton in the fall. — Photo courtesy Trail Smoke Eaters

Nelson Minor Hockey grad Adam Wheeldon has accepted an offer to attend Concordia University in Edmonton.

Concordia plays in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference against college and university teams from throughout Alberta.

“Adam will have an impact from day one with the team,” said Kodiaks coach and GM Boris Rybalka on the team website.

“His style of play will make him a fan favourite and opposition players will need to keep their heads up when he is on the ice.”

Full roster expected to take to the ice for Leafs spring camp

The KIJHL season may be four months away but the Nelson Leafs are already taking steps to make the upcoming campaign at successful one. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The Nelson Leafs continue to build for the upcoming Kootenay International Junior Hockey League as the Heritage City franchise hosts its Spring Camp beginning Friday at the NDCC Arena.

The camp is the second of the spring for the Leafs, which staged a Prospects Camp last month.

Leafs coach and general manager Dave McLellan has a full roster of players — 40 skaters and eight netminders — slated to attend.

The camp begins Friday with Goalie Evaluation from 6-7 p.m. followed by a game at 7:30 p.m.

Bombers heading on back to Provincial Girl's Soccer Championships

LVR coach Brett Adams gives some instruction to the Bombers during halftime of Thursday's Kootenay Final in Creston. — Submitted photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers are heading back to take another crack at a provincial title.

The Bombers dumped David Thompson Lakers of Invermere 3-0 in the final of the Kootenay Zone AA Girl’s Soccer Championships Thursday afternoon in Creston.

LVR now travels to Vancouver to represent the Kootenay zone at the BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships May 27-30.
The tournament is hosted by Crofton House.

LVR put the game away minutes into the contest, surprising the East Kootenay squad with three goals.

Mallard's Team of the Week — NYS U18 Selects

 The U18 squad includes, from left, Lucas Spielman, Andrew Knapik, Nigel Ziegler, Darian Johnson, John Dmitri Johnson, coach Dan Szabo, Spencer Szabo, Bryce Twible and Owen Thurston. Missing, Jake Anderson, Theo Bakas, Dylan Bennett, Nolan DeRosa and Nolan Percival. — Submitted photo

Even playing shorthanded, the Nelson U18 Selects turned in a magnificent performance at the Bill Eisenwinter Hot Shot Tournament in Coeur d Alene, Idaho.

The squad finished third, narrowly missing out on a chance to play for all the marbles in the tournament final.

Mallard's Source for sports want to tip the hat to the boys with Team of the Week honours.

Nelson Eagles fly high at Kelowna hoop tournament

The Nelson Eagles (white jerseys) played well at a tournament this past weekend in Kelowna. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Eagles finished 2-1 at the U17 KMBA Boys Basketball Tourney this past weekend in Kelowna.

The Eagles, consisting of players mostly from L.V. Rogers High School and Castlegar, defeated KMBA Reps from Kelowna in the consolation final Sunday.

“(We) caught the KMBA squad on the back end of a double-header and took full advantage, pushing the tempo and scoring easily in transition,” said Eagles coach Jeremy Phelan.

LVR rocks Rockers en route to Kootenay Rugby Championship

 Bombers Chase Gilbertson carries a pair of Rocker tacklers past the Try Line during the first half of Wednesday's Kootenay Rugby Final at the Lakeside Pitch. — The Nelson Daily photo

Chase Gilbertson scored two tries to lead the L.V. Rogers Bombers to a convincing 43-0 romp over Castlegar’s Stanley Humphries Rockers in the Kootenay High School Boy’s Rugby Championship Wednesday afternoon at the Lakeside Pitch in Nelson.

LVR, the defending Kootenay Champion, now advances to the BC High School Boy’s AA Rugby Championships May 27-30 in Abbotsford.

The game was never in doubt as the host Bombers ran all over the Rockers from the opening kick off.

Eli Wilson, Ryan Lewis, Ray Bisonette and Sam Woodward also scored for LVR.

Perkins powers Bombers into Kootenay Girl's Soccer Final

Perkins powers Bombers into Kootenay Girl's Soccer Final

Naomi Perkins scored twice to spark the L.V. Rogers to a 2-0 victory over Trail's J. Lloyd Crowe in semi finals of the Kootenay High School AA Girl's Soccer Zone Finals Wednesday in Creston.

The Bombers, the top seed in the tournament, advance to the final Thursday at 12:30 p.m.

LVR dominated the contest but struggled to find success around the cage.

Perkins opened the scoring against the Hawks after taking a slick pass from Abbie Bourchier-Willans.

Perkins then made it 2-0 by teaming up with Taylor Zimmerman to add some insurance.