by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jul 24 2014

The Unknowns didn't get mad, the team just got even.

The Unknowns overcame an early-tournament loss to rout Louie's 13-2 to capture the 2014 Nelson Mixed Slopitch Championship Sunday afternoon at the Lakeside Diamonds.

The Unknowns scored early and often en route to the...

by Bruce Fuhr on Monday Jul 21 2014

Samuel Matthew made the long trek to Vancouver Island not knowing what to expect at the B.C. Summer Games.

A few days later the Nelson swimmer needed to put in a call to the local freight company for a quote on moving a trunk load of metal back to the Heritage City following an amazing...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Jul 21 2014

Local athletes took a host of medals at the BC Summer Games held this past weekend in Nanaimo.

Samuel Matthew of Nelson led the medal parade by claiming six podium finishes in the pool.

Matthew, won silver medals in 200-meter boys Individual Medley and 800-meter freestyle along...

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Crispin/Hartridge team capture Tournament of Roses

The Tournament of Roses Champions, pictured L-R,: Low Net — Sandra Roy and Maureen Crawford, 59; Low Gross — Roma Crispin and Sherry Hartridge, 79. — Photo courtesy Granite Pointe at Nelson Golf Course

Roma Crispin and Sherry Hartridge combined for a 79 to capture the low gross honours at the 2014 Tournament of Roses Ladies Golf event Saturday at the Granite Pointe at Nelson course.

The Crispin/Hartridge tag team edged out Tammy Avis and Sherry McIvor for the top prize in the Low Gross category.

Sandra Roy and Maureen Crawford carded a score of 59 to claim the Low Net trophy.

Lynne Foster and Shirley Wolbaum fired a score of 66 to finish second to the Roy/Crawford combo.

Terry Walgren Tournament kicks off play Friday

Nelson Selects play host to teams from throughout the Kootenay and Okanagan beginning Friday. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The Lakeside Pitches will be filled with excitement as the Nelson Youth Soccer hosts the annual Terry Walgren Tournament beginning Friday.

Teams from Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Cranbrook, Salmon Arm and Kelowna join the host Nelson Selects for three days of action.

The tournament kicks off Friday with play in the U16 and U18 divisions.

Saturday is a full slate of games before the tourney concludes Sunday with divisional finals.

All action is set for the Lakeside playing fields.


Matt Hughes picked as man to lead Leafs

Matt Hughes picked as man to lead Leafs

Matt Hughes formerly of Kamloops is the new skipper of the Good Ship Leafs.

Hughes was officially welcomed to the position today by Nelson interim society president Larry Martel.

"All his references spoke very highly of Matt and said we would be foolish not to hire him as coach," Martel told The Nelson Daily.

Hughes, originally from Kamloops, comes to the Heritage City franchise from the Okanagan Hockey School.

Mallard's Team of the Week — NPD Emergency Services Camp

Students from throughout the West Kootenay joined members of Nelson Police Department, Nelson RCMP, Nelson Fire Rescue, Nelson Search and Rescue, and BC Ambulance for a team photo during the weekend Emergency Services Camp. — Submitted photo

A host of interested students recently signed up to participate in the first annual Emergency Services Camp to experience life an emergency official.

The camp, coordinated by the Nelson Police Department in conjunction with the Nelson RCMP, Nelson Fire Rescue, Nelson Search and Rescue, and BC Ambulance, involved students from LV Rogers Secondary, Salmo Secondary, JV Humphries Secondary in Castlegar, Mount Sentinal Secondary and Grand Forks Secondary. 

The camp is based on our previous successful years of Police Camp in Nelson. 

Double award winner Martel now playing for West Kelowna Diamondbacks

Brendan Martel holds the Rollie Lussier and Dean Wells Memorial trophies won last year. — Submitted photo

Local Nelson Little league baseball player Brendan Martel was the winner of the Rollie Lussier Memorial trophy for top Nelson Baseball Association umpire and the Dean Wells Memorial for sportsmanship and dedication to the game for the 2013 season.

Martel is now playing Midget AAA baseball for the West Kelowna Diamondbacks in the BC Minor Baseball league.

The Lussier and Wells trophies are in memory of these two men that were passionate volunteers and mentors for the local association for many years here in Nelson.

Sport Stacking extraordinaire Sascha MacMillan solid at Worlds

Sascha MacMillan works his magic during the recent Sport Stacking World Championships in Jeonju, South Korea. —Submitted photo

Bombers glide to third Kootenay Zone Soccer Title

The winning Bombers squad includes, Back row, L-R, captain Erica Augsten, Darian Voisard, Jena Wheeldon, Megan Tennant, Jesse Cooper, Merissa Dawson, Maddie Sternloff and Allie Zondervan. Middle, Noa Butterfield, Calena Marchand, Abbie Willans, Emma Wheeldon, Tara Yowek, Hailee Gerun and Maya Ida. Front, keeper  Keegan Paterson. — Submitted photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers outscored the opposition 11-2 en route to capturing its third consecutive Kootenay High School AA Girl's Soccer Zone Championship Wednesday in Creston.

Noa Butterfield scored three times to lead the Bombers past David Thompson Lakers of Invermere 5-1 in the tournament final.

Darian Voisard and Hailee Gerun also scored for the number one seeded Bombers.

David Thompson edged out J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail in the other semi final to advance.

LVR opened the tournament by bouncing host Prince Charles Comets of Creston 6-1.