by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Dec 09 2016

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Dec 07 2016

It was a tale of two games, but the L.V. Rogers Bombers still prevailed over district rivals Mount Sentinel Wildcats in High School Senior Boy's Basketball action Tuesday in South Slocan.

The Bombers held off a late charge by the Wildcats to score a 74-64 victory as the High School...

by Contributor on Wednesday Dec 07 2016

It's time for the best fishing information from Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Sportfishing.

Kerry says there continues to be some great days for fishing. Here's what's on tap for December.

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Cyclocross Race at Red, October 30

Cyclocross Race at Red, October 30

Some new excitement is scheduled at Red -- the region's first cyclocross race ever!  Hope for good weather on October 30, for the sake of cyclocross racers doing the  "Hallocross" event.  This is a fun race; for those rare individuals who don't already know all about it, here's a definition cribbed from Wikipedia:

Break out the ice bags, Fight Night #2 Saturday at Rod & Gun Club

Twelve-year-old Elias Martinez spars with his coach during training at the Nelson Boxing Club in preparation for Saturday's Nelson Fight Night #2. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Boxing is coming back to Nelson.

Actually the Nelson Boxing Club is flourishing very well, thank you very much, at its new digs in the basement under Pharmasave on Baker Street.

So much that the club is preparing to host Nelson Fight Night #2, the second boxing card in less than a year Saturday at the Nelson Rod and Gun Club.

“It feels real good to be able to fight again in front of my home town,” Elias Martinez said during a break in training this week at the Nelson Boxing Club.

Mallards Team of the Week — Friends of Pulpit Rock Fun Run Team

The group includes, back row, L-R, John Boulanger, Keiran Marchand, Kim Poole, Nelson Rocha, Darren Yanke and Jaclyn Dexter. Missing, Dave St.Denis, Mike Scands, Pania Shames, Richard Marchand and a few others.

Friends of Pulpit Rock held its second annual Pulpit Rock Fun Run/Hike Sunday on Elephant Mountain.

Travis Hauck and Jaclyn Dexter won the men’s and women’s races, respectively.

However, the big winner on the day was the trails to Pulpit Rock that will benefit from the funds raised during the day.

Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the organizers and racers with Team of the Week honours.

Rossland Trail Roller Girls raise money for team-mate's son at Rossland Fall Fair game

Rossland Trail Roller Girls raise money for team-mate's son at Rossland Fall Fair game

It’s amazing what an active community can accomplish together, if a recent roller derby fundraiser is any indication.

The Rossland Trail Roller Girls (RTRG) rallied its sister teams – the Dam City Rollers and the Nelson Killjoys – last month to join them in a special exhibition game to raise funds for their teammate’s son who is battling cancer.  The team is overjoyed to report that over $1,700 was collected for Kirsten Stevenson’s son Dax during "Derby for Dax," held at the Rossland Fall  Fair on the Golden City Days weekend.

Leafs deal Bolding, Selby to Sicamous for futures

Josh Bolding, who played two games for the Leafs, was the odd man out and was dealt to Sicamous Tuesday with forward Spencer Selby. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

There’s no way a hockey team can keep four goalies happy during practice let alone during the regular season of a junior hockey league season.

So the Nelson Leafs coaching staff did its best to solve the problem by sending netminder Josh Bolding and forward Spencer Selby to the Sicamous Eagles in a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League deal Tuesday.

The Leafs, in return, receive future considerations.

The deal leaves Nelson with three goalies in camp — Devin Allen and Ben Kelsch on the playing roster and Jason Sandhu on the injury list.

Nelson Youth Soccer grads continue to shine on CIS university scene

Brittany Wheeler (left) and Andrea Stinson are teammates again on the UBCO Women's Varsity Soccer squad. — Photos courtesy UBCO Athletics

Two Nelson Youth Soccer graduates have found their way back to their home province to play out their university careers.

Brittany Wheeler and Andrea Stinson, teammates throughout youth soccer campaigns, landed on the roster of the University of Okanagan Heat after spending the early part of their respective CIS Women’s Soccer careers in Alberta.

The two players transfered to UBCO after spending the early part of their university careers playing in Alberta — Stinson at the University of Calgary and Wheeler with University of Lethbridge.

Selkirk College Saints Offence Explodes After Mini Slump

The Selkirk College Saints earned their first victory of the BCIHL regular season on Saturday night in Burnaby with a 5-2 win over the Simon Fraser University Clan. Rookie forward Jack Mills scored two goals in the game. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

It took eight periods of regular season British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) play, but the Selkirk College Saints offense finally woke up and welcomed the 2016-2017 campaign.

On a roadtrip to the Lower Mainland over the weekend, the four-time defending league champions took on the Simon Fraser University Clan on Saturday evening in Burnaby.

Facing a 2-0 deficit early in the third period, the Saints erupted for five unanswered goals in the final 15 minutes of the game to claim a 5-2 win.

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