by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Aug 19 2014

The Cranked Up team of Maggie Mulvihill and Sheri Allarie cranked it up once again to claim The Nelson Daily Team Fundraising Award during this past weekend's Scotia Bank MS West Kootenay Glacier Challenge.

Scotia Bank MS West Kootenay Glacier Challenge raises money for the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Aug 18 2014

The Kootenay Rhythm Dragons continue to pull in the hardware after the crew took third place at the Vernon Dragon Boat Races Saturday in the Central Okanagan City.

The Rhythm Dragons Ladies of The Wake captured third overal in the A Women's Final.

"Once more the KRD...

by Shara JJ Cooper on Monday Aug 18 2014

Greenwood was full of Rugby players again last weekend for the Boundary Bash Social 10s Rugby Tournament. This is the second year they have hosted this tournament and this year they were larger by just one team.

Organizer and Jewel Lake resident Oliver Glaser said the tournament was a...

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Pickleball play promised in park

Pickleball play promised in park

Trail Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce the City’s new Pickleball courts at Butler Park will officially open with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. on June 21. The courts, recently converted from one of the park’s tennis courts, will accommodate the avid Pickleball players from the Region.

Rushton, Sachs pace Neptunes to fifth place at Stingrays meet

Rushton, Sachs pace Neptunes to fifth place at Stingrays meet

Jaylen Rushton won a silver and Nava Sachs took bronze as Nelson Neptunes finished fifth at the Trail Stingrays stop on the Kootenay Summer Swim Association meet calendar Sunday in the Silver City.

Rushton won the medal in Division two girls while Sachs scored bronze for the Neptunes in Division five girls category.

Nelson finished fifth overall behind Kimberley, Grand Forks, host Trail and Castlegar in the Stingrays meet that featured a different format for swimmers.

Trio of Nelson Selects eliminated during Kootenay Provincial Playdowns

Trio of Nelson Selects eliminated during Kootenay Provincial Playdowns

The U17 Boys are among a trio of Nelson Select squads that failed to advance to the Les Sinnott Memorial Boys Provincial Cup next month in Richmond.

The Selects finished third in the three-team U17 Boy’s round-robin tournament Sunday in Invermere.

The other teams eliminated from further provincial action include the U13 and U14 Selects.

The U18 Selects received a bye through to the July 3-6 tournament and join the U13, U14, U15 and U17 Girls teams.

The girl’s tournament is July 3-6 in Chilliwack.

Let the 'Beautiful Game' begin

Guido and Boris Faraguna were all decked out in Croatian colours Thursday to cheer on their favourite team on opening day of the World Cup in Brazil. — Photo courtesy Facebook

The Beautiful Game kicked off its World Cup Championship Thursday in Brazil, and while most of the public was at work, a few interested fans were locked in front of the television cheering on their favourite team.

On opening day it was the Faraguna house in Nelson that was decked out in the Croatian colours as Guido and Boris Faraguna got together to support their homeland.

Unfortunately a questionable penalty call ruined the day for Croatia, losers 3-1 to host Brazil.

Action continues today with three games.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Telus Ambassadors

The Ambassadors include, back row, L-R, Doug Hartley, Bill Brown, Dave McMichael, Bette Craig and  Heather Hartley. Front, Pat Springman, Nancy Brown, Sheron McLean, Laura McMichael, Holly Hasenkox, Ellen Robinson, ElaineWilliams, Margaret Thast, Marge Witton, Donna Johnson, Jean Peloso and Isabel Wiese. — Photo by Ambassador Harvey Craig

The Telus Ambassadors were busy during the recent Telus Day of Giving on (May 31), filling backpacks with school supplies for area schools in Kootenay Lake School, Kootenay/Columbia and Boundary Districts for the upcoming term in September.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to salute the Ambassadors with Team of the Week honours.

Neptunes tune up for next meet with solid showing in Boundary City

The Kootenay Summer Swim Association made a pitstop last weekend in Grand Forks. — The Nelson Daily photo

The Nelson Neptunes tuned up for the upcoming meet this weekend in Trail by finishing third at the recent competition in Grand Forks.

"We are very happy with how all of our swimmers did this weekend," said Neptune assistant coach Rebecca Afford.

"We saw so much improvement since our last swim meet last weekend in Nelson namely with Matthew Holitzki, Sage Wanhella, Paige Ross, and Cameron Bibby-Fox."

Host Grand Forks won the meet, edging out Castlegar.

Trail, Creston and Colville, Wash., round out the team standings.

McKay boys, O'Keefe and Southam earn spots on Zone One Golf squad

McKay boys, O'Keefe and Southam earn spots on Zone One Golf squad

Tyler McKay of Rossland fired a 36-hole total of 146 to capture the BC Amateur Qualifer Sunday at Birchbank Golf Course near Trail.

McKay edged Karson O'Keefe pf Creston by one stroke, firing rounds of 71 Saturday at Redstone near Rossland and 75 Sunday at Birchbank.

Braden McKay pf Birchbank was third at 148 followed by Granite Pointe golfer Hanno Southam at 157.

In the BC Junior qualifier, the McKay boys finished one-two with Southam third.

Aiden and Trevor Browell, both of Champion Lake near Fruitvale, were fourth and fifth, repectively.