by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Jul 28 2014

Samuel Matthew of Nelson was one of 16 talented athletes recognized with a Coast Capital Savings Athlete Bursary at the Closing Ceremony of the 2014 BC Summer Games in Nanaimo.

Matthew won six medals in the pool in the Hub City.

The athletes are from 16 different...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Jul 27 2014

It's days until the horn blows for the 2014 Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun triathlon.

Saturday, at the Lakeside Park beach, the 2014 Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun club took to the water for a test run of the triathlon distance.

Club members have been training for up to two months,...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Jul 27 2014

The TELUS Community Action Team was back in gear recently, pulling out all the stops to donate a whacking $2000 to KidSport-Nelson.

TELUS Community Action Team supports charities that help to educate and empower youth to improve their quality of life and to enable them to reach their full...

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Derby derring-do delights at the Cominco Arena this weekend

Derby derring-do delights at the Cominco Arena this weekend

For those of you that don’t know, Trail BC maintains the quaint tradition of the Miss Trail pageant – but MISS TRIAL is not that pageant, and will be far from quaint.

Nelson Selects U14 Girls Pass Test in U16 Division

Jodi Surina pushes the ball past the Creston defender during Saturday's scoreless draw. — The Nelson Daily photo

Relying on speed and determination, the Nelson Selects U14 Girls finished with a hard earned third place at the annual Terry Walgren Tournament at Lakeside pitch.

Playing up two years in the U16 division, the U14 Selects were introduced to a larger field and bigger opposition.

“We knew it wasn’t going to be easy, but playing against stronger teams is a great learning experience,” said U14 Selects coach Paul Burkart.

Oil Kings, Montrose star Bertolucci claim Memorial Cup

Former Kootenay Ice star Luke Bertolucci added a Memorial Cup to his career highlights Sunday.

Golden Terry Walgren Tournament for Nelson Selects

Nelson Selects (white) overcame the weather and Salmon Arm to capture the gold medal at the 2014 Terry Walgren Youth Soccer Tournament Sunday at the Lakeside Pitch. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Nothing, even Mother Nature, could stop the Nelson Select juggernaut at the Terry Walgren Youth Soccer Tournament.

The host association captured a handful of medals during the weekend tourney that attracted teams from Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Cranbrook, Salmon Arm and Kelowna.

The U18 Selects had little trouble capturing gold in the U18 Boys division.

The Selects went through the tournament undefeated, overpowering association rivals Creston Blitz and Columbia Valley Titans.

Crosstown rivals, U17 Selects, held their older cousins to a scoreless tie.

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.