by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Mar 29 2015

The upcoming season looks very promising for Nelson Baseball on the eve of completion of upgrades to Queen Elizabeth Park in Fairview.

Thanks to the many hours of volunteer work, those upgrades should be completed in the next few weeks.

“New irrigation system and natural turf...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Mar 26 2015

So you want to learn how to play the sport of golf.

Well, this is a great time to learn as local courses are opening faster than presents at Christmas.

Granite Pointe at Nelson teed off the season Thursday with Balfour opening up the 2015 campaign on grass Friday.

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Mar 26 2015

A young, L.V. Rogers Bombers squad got a taste of the big stage after competing at the BC High School AAA Boy's Basketball Tournament in Langley.

The Bombers won the final game of the season, defeating the Charles Best Blue Devils 56-41 in consolation play.

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Nelson's Keaton Roch lifts Kootenay Ice into tie against South Island Royals

Nelson's Keaton Roch lifts Kootenay Ice into tie against South Island Royals

Nelson's Keaton Roch scored with six minutes remaining in the game to lift Kootenay Ice into a 3-3 tie with South Island Royals in BC Major Midget Hockey League action Sunday at the NDCC Arena.

The power play goal by Roch allowed the host Ice squad to escape the weekend series with at least a point in the Major Midget standings.

South Island double Kootenay 4-2 Saturday.

Justin Podgorenko of Nelson, also scoring on the power play, and Tanner Costa of Castlegar also had goals for Kootenay.

Vernon's Cotter needs extra end to edge Joanisse in final of BC Men's Curling Championship

Jim Cotter of Vernon is heading back to the Tim Horton's Brier after winning the BC Championship Sunday in Vernon.

Jim Cotter of Vernon made a draw to the button to capture the Canadian Direct Insurance BC Mens' Curling Championship Sunday in the Central Okanagan City.

Cotter, third Ryan Kuhn, second Tyrel Griffith and lead Rick Sawatsky, defeated Dean Joanisse of New Westminster 7-6 in 11 ends to claim the Men's Provincial Title.

The win avenged a loss to Joanisse in the first round of the Page Playoff.

Joanisse won that game 8-5.

The final was a seasaw affair with the lead exchanging hands several times.

Crawford sparks Leafs to thrilling win over Kamloops Storm

Crawford sparks Leafs to thrilling win over Kamloops Storm

Just when the so-called experts are ready to stick a fork in the Nelson Leafs the Heritage City franchise pulls out a big win.

Michael Crawford scored the winning goal with 43 seconds remaining in the game to lift Nelson to a thrilling 4-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the front-running Kamloops Storm Saturday in Spoolmak Country.

Crawford’s marker was unassisted.

A goal by Michael Rand midway through the third period had the teams thinking overtime was looming before Crawford stole the game away for Nelson.

If this Leafs team didn't have bad luck, team would have no luck at all

There have been good times, but a lot more times when the Leaf players are wondering if there is something strange going on with the team.

Two weekends to fine-tune a Good Leaf ship that has been has struggled to get all the oars in the water at the same time.

And once again there will be a few oars missing when the Leafs take to the road for a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League road trip to Chase (Friday) and Kamloops (Saturday).

“It’s been a matter of getting healthy,” said Leaf coach Dave McLellan.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Trafalgar Totems Junior Girls Basketball Team

 Members of the Trafalgar Totems include, back row, L-R, coach Willis Parnell, Sophie Borhi, Amanda Creak, Taylor Harrison, Cameron Parnell, Ava Young, Sophie Edney and Byrce Winters. Front, Brynn Belland, Michaela Anderson, Ashley Caponero, Reece Hunt, Rylee Zondervan, Kirsten Van Horne and coach Carla DeBiasio. — Madeleine Guenette photo

The Trafalgar Totems have been burning up the West Kootenay High School Junior Girl’s Basketball circuit of late.

The Totems are 4-2 on the season as the squad builds for West Kootenay playoff action later this month.

Mallard’s Source for sports is eager to applaud the Totem squad by crowning the hoopsters Team of the Week.

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — Persistence is the key at this time of year

Mike from Grand Prairie holds up a nice Bull Trout caught on Kootenay Lake last month — Submitted photo

By Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures Sportfishing

Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters is ready to give out the right information in the monthly fishing report.

Everything fishermen wanted to know about fishing in the region is right here.

Ice shock league-leading Cariboo Cougars

Kadrian Klimchuk of Castlegar scored once to help Kootenay upset league-leading Cariboo Cougars in BCMMHL action. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The Kootenay Ice snapped a five-game losing streak in 2015 after surprising Cariboo Cougars 7-5 in BC Hockey Major Midget League action Sunday in Prince George.

Shawn Campbell of Castlegar scored the winner with five minutes left in the game to secure the shocking victory over one of the elite teams in the BCMMHL.

The Cougars lead the BCMMHL with a 12 point advantage over Vancouver Northwest Giants.

Leading 5-2 after 40 minutes, Kootenay watched as the Cougars stormed back with three goals in a seven minute span to tie the game.