by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Aug 24 2016

The 2016 West Kootenay Glacier Challenge added to its incredible success over the weekend by raising more than $125,000 to help find a cure for MS (Multiple sclerosis).

One team did more than their fair share of the fundraising as the Team Rear Guard raised almost $20,000 toward the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Aug 24 2016

At this rate MS (Multiple sclerosis) has not chance of surviving.

Almost 90 riders took to the highways in and around Nelson, Slocan, New Denver and Kaslo to raise more than $125,000 at the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge this past weekend.

"So far this year we have raised...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Aug 23 2016

The Nelson Neptunes took a core group of swimmers to the BC Summer Swim Association Championships this past weekend in Coquitlam.

Here is a capsule look at the Neptune Results:

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS:

Sports News

Perkins scores five times to power LVR into final of BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships

Bomber senior striker Naomi Perkins had the game of her life, scoring five times en route to sparking LVR past Okanagan Mission of Kelowna 6-1. - Submitted photo

It was the Naomi Perkins show at the 2016 BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships Friday in Campbell River.

The Bomber striker scored five times to power L.V. Rogers past Okanagan Mission of Kelowna 6-1 in semi final action.

The win gives LVR a spot in the tournament final Saturday against St. Thomas Moore of Vancouver.

The Lower Mainland squad needed overtime and shootout to edge St. Michael’s University of Vancouver Island 1-0.

Bombers flying high after Day one of 2016 BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships

The Bombers get some direction from the coaching staff during Day one of the 2016 BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships in Campbell River. — Submitted photo

Oh so close but yet so far away for the L.V. Rogers Bombers at the 2016 BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships in Campbell River.

Still a shot a the Final Four remains in the cards for the Kootenay Reps after the Bombers finished Day one of the 16-team tournament tied for top spot in Pool D with Seycove of North Vancouver — both teams finishing with four points on identical 1-0-1 records.

However, the Bombers could have been the driver's seat had it not been for a late game collapse against Ladysmith.

Nelson Jays knock off league leading Trail Reds at QE Park

Out at the plate was this Trail Reds base runner during Wednesday West Kootenay Junior Babe Ruth Baseball game at Queen Elizabeth Park. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Nelson Jays held off a late charge to edge the Trail Reds 11-9 in West Kootenay Junior Babe Ruth Baseball action Wednesday night at Queen Elizabeth Park.

It was the first time this season the Jays have been able to knock off the league leading Reds.

Blair Sookro picked the the save in relief of Connor Comishin to secure the win.

Charles Curiston and Ronan Grey also pitched for Nelson.

Sookro also led the offence for the Jays with a three-run, inside-the-park home run.

Johnny Melinchuk chipped with two-RBI's.

Bombers ready to challenge elite at 2016 BC High School AA Girl's Soccer Championships

The LVR Bombers, seen here listening to Brett Adams of the Whitecaps during a tournament in Kelowna, enter the 2016 BC High School AA Girl's Soccer Championships with high hopes of gaining a medal. — Submitted photo

The Kootenay Champion L.V. Rogers Bombers look to make some noise as the Heritage City team opens play Thursday at the 2016 BC High School AA Girl's Soccer Championships in Campbell River.

The Bombers, which easily disposed of J. Lloyd Crowe and David Thompson of Invermere at the recent Kootenay High School AA Girl's Soccer Championships in Creston, begin divisional action at the 16-team tournament against Burnsview of Delta Thursday at 11 a.m.

Large field expected to tee it up at Granite Pointe Tournament of Roses

Large field expected to tee it up at Granite Pointe Tournament of Roses

Granite Pointe will be buzzing with activity Tuesday (May 31) as the Heritage City Ladies Club welcomes the top players from the region for the annual Tournament of Roses.

The Tournament of Roses is an 18-hole team affair with players playing with a partner to determine the top winner in Low Net and Low Gross categories.

Mallard's Team of the Week — LVR Bombers Rugby Team

The Provincial Rugby Champion Bombers include, back row, L-R, Chase Gilbertson, Joel Bokenfor, Liam Smith, Mike Caldecott, Eli Swan, Sebastian Bodine. Middle, second row coach Brad Swan, Evan Klenk, Raven Johnson, Owen Pfeffer, Nigel Ziegler, coach Mike Joyce. Front, Rowan Megale, Seamus Howard, Daniel wood, Jake Anderson, Martin mendez, Dylan Dixon and Ezra Lloyd. — Photo courtesy LVR Bombers Rugby Team

One easy way of getting selected as Mallard's Team of the Week is to overcome the odds and capture a BC High School Provincial Title.

The L.V. Rogers Bombers accomplished the feat Saturday in Abbotsford, claiming the BC High School Boy's Tier II Rugby Championship with a thrilling 13-12 victory over Robert Bateman.

The game came down to the final seconds before LVR was crowned the winners.

LVR Bombers edge Bateman to capture BC High School AA Tier II Rugby Crown

Eli Swan accepts the Provinicial trophy as well as the Most Sportsmanlike and Commissioners Award for LVR. — Submitted photo

After the final whistle, jubilation set in for the L.V. Rogers Bombers as the Kootenay Reps captured the 2016 BC High School Boy’s AA Tier II Rugby Championship with a thrilling 13-12 victory over Fraser Valley power Robert Bateman Timberwolves Saturday at Rotary Park in Abbotsford.

"The boys just raced onto the field after the whistle," Bomber head coach Michael Joyce told The Nelson Daily during a stop on the celebratory bus ride back home.

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