by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Jun 29 2016

The Nelson Leafs continue to tinker with the roster during the offseason as the club builds for the 2016-17 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League campaign.

The franchise completed its third deal during the month of June, landing 20-year-old defenceman Austin Steger from the Campbell...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Jun 27 2016

It's never easy for staff at Mallard's Source for sports to choose the Team of the Week recipient during Rep Soccer Playdown season.

That's because Nelson Youth Soccer fields so many good teams.

However, following a close look at the winners heading off to the BC Soccer...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Jun 26 2016

L.V. Rogers is getting ready to wap things up on another exciting school year at the Fairview High School.

Bombers teams brought back a pair of BC High School Provincial titles in Boy's Rugby and Girl's Soccer to hang on the walls of the Hangar.

However, before the final...

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Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — Let’s Go Fishing

As the water warms up on Kootenay Lake, the fish will become even more active. — Photo courtesy Reel Adventures Sportfishing

Despite the doom and gloom on Kootenay Lake, March was a pretty good month for fishing says Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Sportfishing. The weather started out a bit miserable, but it seemed to turn around during the second half. We had another enjoyable month on the rivers, as well as a lot of action on the lake.

Neptunes take positive approach to 2016 Kootenay Summer Swim Association Season

Neptunes (Kallie Badry right and Imogen Cowan left) competing at the swim meet in Castlegar 2015. — Photo courtesy Nelson Neptunes

It hasn't been easy running a summer swim program in Nelson during the past few years.

Constant upgrades to the Nelson and District Aquatic Centre has forced the Nelson Neptunes to pack their bags for alternate pools to keep the program alive.

This season, the Neptunes have adopted the slogan of "Have goggles will travel” as the team builds for the upcoming 2016 Kootenay Summer Swim Association Season.

Bombers grounded at Trail Hawks Baseball Tournament

The LVR Bombers, seen during early season action preparing to take the diamond, struggled at at tournament last weekend in Trail. — Submitted photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers showed their youth and inexperience as the club finished the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks High School Baseball Tournament with a 1-4 record this weekend in Trail.

“(This is) the first time this year we struggled both at the plate and on the field,” said Bomber manager Ron Mace.

“The pitchers threw the ball well for the most part but making on average six errors per game did not help.”

LVR opened the tournament with a loss to the host Hawks.

Wranglers clinch 2016 Keystone Cup with OT victory

Wranglers clinch 2016 Keystone Cup with OT victory

Cole Zimmerman scored at 2:35 of overtime to spark the 100 Mile House Wranglers to a 3-2 victory over AGI Insurance Quakers of Saskatoon to capture the 2016 Keystone Cup Sunday in Regina.

The victory is the second in three years for the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

Beaver Valley Nitehawks won the title in 2014.

100 Mile House trailed 2-0 after the first period before scoring twice in the second to even the game.

Ryan Friesen and Zimmerman, on the power play, tied the game for the KIJHL champs.

MacLeod, Bentley capture 2016 Allan Cup Championship

Nelson Minor Hockey grad Alex MacLeod (middle row third from left) and his Bentley teammates were all smiles after winning the Allan Cup Saturday in Steinbech, Manitoba. — Photo courtesy Hockey Canada

It took 12 months but Alex MacLeod and the Bentley Generals finally exacted some revenge.

Calling all rowers to BC Games Zone One tryouts

Zone 1 rowers in a double in the foreground and a single scull in the background at the 2014 BC Summer Games. — Submitted photo

Athletes between the ages of 14-16 years wanting to get a taste of the BC Summer Games should check out the Nelson Rowing Club for a chance to compete for spots on the Zone 1 Rowing Team.

Before June 10th the Zone 1 Rowing coaches will be selecting youth born in 2000 or later (age 14-15-16 years)  for the Zone 1 BC Summer Games rowing crew.

The opportunity is open to males and females and the boats being selected are the single and double scull.

Anyone familiar with the Concept II rowing machine at the gym already have an idea what is required.

A Lucky Winner

Pictured in photo Darrin (middle), L to R, is Brian Poch (Rossland Community Branch, Manager), Nicole Briggs (RED, Marketing & Events Manager), Sarah Christensen and Leanne Hall (Rossland Community Branch, Financial Services Reps). — Submitted photo

Nelson & District Credit Union member Darrin Jones, standing in the middle in the picture above, was the happy recipient of a 2016-2017 RED season pass, compliments of the Rossland community branch of Nelson & District Credit Union - Early Bird Contest that has been running in conjunction with the RED Mountain Resort - Early Bird Ski Pass Sale.

Darrin signed up for his NDCU Ski Pass Payment Plan by March 31, and was entered into the draw with 132 other Credit Union members.

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