by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Sep 17 2014

A late goal may have denied the Nelson U14 Selects the gold medal at the recent Pend Oreille Cup soccer tournament in Sandpoint, Idaho, but it did not stop staff at Mallard's Source for sports to honour the squad with Team of the Week status.

The Selects finished second in Sandpoint...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Sep 17 2014

It’s not the best-case scenario — playing six home games in September to start the season — but those are the cards Dave McLellan and the Nelson Leafs have been dealt.

And the way the team has responded thus far this Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season,...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 17 2014

Silver was the colour of the day for the Nelson Selects U14 Boys at the Pend Oreille Cup soccer tournament in Sandpoint Idaho this past weekend.

“It was a great weekend for the boys, and they played really well throughout the tournament,” said coach Lyle Hill. 

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Highlands explodes past Trail Allstars at Little League Championships

Noah Quinn works from the mound for Trail against Beacon Hill.— Submitted photo

Trail Allstars watched Highlands score 10 runs in the final two innings to dump the host squad 12-5 at the BC Little League 9-10 Baseball Championships Tuesday at Andy Bilesky Park.

The loss dropped the Trail Allstars record to 1-3.

Hastings Allstars lead the standings with a 4-0 record after pounding Beacon Hill of Victoria 20-2.

White Rock and Highlands are tied for second at 3-1 with Trail in fourth with Beacon Hill.

Nelson's Bryce Sookro singled in Noah Quinn for the first run for Trail.

Trail Allstars fall to 1-2 after Day three BC Little League 9-10 Baseball Championships

Noah Quinn checks his swing in preparation for the BC Little League 9-10 Baseball Championships at Andy Bilesky Park in Trail. — Submitted photo

The Trail Allstars are 1-2 after Day three of the BC Little League 9-10 Baseball Championships.

The Trail Allstars lost 11-1 to White Rock in five innings Monday at Andy Bilesky Park in the Silver City.

Nelson's Noah Quinn drove home the only run for Trail with an RBI in the fourth inning.

White Rock scoreed two in the first inning before blowing the game open with three runs in the third and four in the fourth.

Brayden DeWitt took the loss for Trail.

Kai Cuminskey was the winning pitcher for White Rock.

Saints look to within organization to land new skipper to replace Jeff Dubois

Alex Evin . . . assistant moves into head coaching post

The Selkirk Saints men’s hockey team didn’t need to look far to find the man they feel can lead the squad to a third straight British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) title.

The Saints have announced this week that Castlegar-raised Alex Evin is stepping from assistant coach to head coach for the upcoming 2014-15 BCIHL season. He will replace Jeff Dubois, who moved to the Creston Valley Thunder of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) earlier this summer.

Late game heroics power Germany to 2014 World Cup title

Fans flocked to the Main Street Diner patio to watch the 2014 World Cup Final between Germany and Argentina. — Submitted photo

TRAX swimmers make waves in Victoria

TRAX swimmers make waves in Victoria

Coach Bill Park was pleased with the performances as swimmers from the Trail Regional Aquatic eXcellence (TRAX) competed in the Swim BC AA Long Course Provincial Championship Swim Meet held last month in Victoria.

Park was impressed with all swimmers at the championships, including Kayla Fraserswam who achieved personal best times in all races.

The weekend performance was highlighted by the 200 meter Individual Medley event where she broke the three minute mark, swimming a 2:59.76.

Season winding down in Nelson Mixed Slopitch League

Keep your eye on the ball. — The Nelson Daily photo

The Nelson Mixed Slopitch League season is winding down with the final week of the season being played out at the Lakeside Diamonds.

Heading into the final weekend, the Unknowns and Louie's — League champs in 2011 and 2012, respectively, hold down top spot in the league with a single point separating the two clubs.

Defending champion, Competition, is currently sit in 11th spot in league standings with a 4-7 record.

Following the two front runners are Uptown, Molson Finley's, Cardinals, MainJet and Tin Tippers.