Sandoval lands $10,000 fish at Family Day Fishing Derby

Hector Sandoval of Creston took home the big prize at the Kootenay Lake BC Family Day Fishing Derby held this weekend on Kootenay Lake. — Photo submitted

Hector Sandoval of Creston is $10-grand richer after walking away with the top prize at the Kootenay Lake BC Family Day Fishing Derby Monday.

The event, hosted by Canadian Training Resources, by not only tossing out $30,000 in prizes but also donated 80 pounds of fresh fish to the local food bank in Creston.

Sandoval won the top prize by landing an 18-pound (34-5/8 inches) Rainbow Trout.

Second place went to David Jamieson with a 16.5 pound Rainbow with Rick Carlson finishing third.

Bombers sweep past teams at Mt Sentinel hoops playday

Ethan Perkins, seen here in previous action for LVR, scored 17 points to lead LVR past Mount Sentinel. — File photo courtesy LVR Athletics

The L.V. Rogers Bombers put together two solid games en route to a sweep of the opposition at the Mount Sentinel High School Boy's Basketball Playday Saturday at the South Slocan gymnasium.

The Bombers knocked off host Wildcats 61-41 before disposing of Prince Charles Comets of Creston 77-48 in the second game of the Playday.

"It took a while for us to pick up our man to man defense but eventually we got organized and pulled away with the lead," said Bomber coach Jeremy Phelan after the opening contest of the day.

Bilodeau, Hamelin roar to golden victories at Sochi Olympics

Alex Bilodeau repeated as Olympic moguls champion Monday at Sochi.

Canada continued to build on its medal total with three more medals Monday at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

Alex Bilodeau won his second straight gold medal in Olympic moguls with teammate Mikael Kingsbury capturing the silver.

The Canadians narrowly missed sweeping the podium as Marc-Antoine Gagnon finished fourth.

Earlier in the day Charles Hamelin roared to victory in the men's 1,500 short-track speedskating race.

Morris wins BC Championship, Buchy Kootenay rink knocked out in Page Playoff

The John Morris rink, from left, Morris, Jim Cotter, Rick Sawatsky, Tyrell Griffith and coach Pat Ryan (back) made it look easy en route to the Brier in Kamloops. — Photo courtesy Curl BC

John Morris came within a few shots of competing for Canada at the Sochi Olympics.

The Kelowna skip is now off to his seventh Brier - his first representing BC — after hammering Jason Montgomery of Victoria 11-2 in Sunday's BC Championship final in Vancouver.

Morris and his rink from the Kelowna and Vernon curling clubs defeated Jason Montgomery of Victoria 11-2 in Sunday's BC Championship final in Vancouver.

Edwards powers Hawks past Leafs; Rebels sweep Bruins in Murdoch weekend action

Edwards powers Hawks past Leafs; Rebels sweep Bruins in Murdoch weekend action

Beaver Valley Nitehawks held serve against the Nelson Leafs in the race to finish on top of the Murdoch Division in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

Ryan Edwards snapped a 1-1 tie with a power play goal late in the third period to lift the Hawks to a 2-1 victory over the Leafs in KIJHL action Saturday night at the Fruitvale Arena.

The win allows the Hawks to climb to within four points of the division-leading Leafs. Beaver Valley has two games in hand on Nelson.

Leafs overpower Hawks 6-2 in first game of home-and-home series

Leaf winger Troy Petrich knifes his way past Beaver Valley defenceman Archie McKinnon during the third period of Friday's KIJHL contest at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Nelson captain Darnel St. Pierre said before the weekend series against Beaver Valley there is a “really strong leadership group” in the Leafs dressing room.

Those leaders stepped up big time, scoring three power play goals en route to a convincing 6-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League triumph over the Hawks Friday night at the NDCC Arena.

The win gives Nelson a six points lead in the race for the Murdoch Division crown with game two of the home-and-home series set for Saturday in Fruitvale.

Record-setting meet for Trail Winter Club swimmers

From left, Aby Elwood, Dylan Kormendy and Eden Kormendy, had a great meet in Kamloops. — Submitted photo

Trail Winter Swim Club (TWSC) swimmers posted some impressive performances at the 2014 Swim BC Short Course AAA Age Group Championships recently in Kamloops.

Dylan Kormendy set a new Provincial AAA meet record in the 11&U boys 800 meter freestyle with his sister, Eden Kormendy also setting a AAA meet record in the 12-13 girls 800 meter freestyle.

The two gold medals for the Trail Swim Club swimmers was the onlyl club to have two wins in the distance events.

Leafs, Hawks meet in Murdoch Showdown

Leafs, Hawks meet in Murdoch Showdown

So does it really matter how the regular season plays out for the Beaver Valley Nitehawks and the Nelson Leafs?

Nelson currently leads the Murdoch Division by four points as both teams prepare to play a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League home-and-home series beginning Friday in the Heritage City.

However, Beaver Valley has played only 45 games to Nelson’s 47.

But the way this season is shaping up, both teams no doubt will be seeing the other in the Murdoch Final come March.

Mallard's Team of the Week — LVR Senior Bombers

The Bombers include, back row, L-R, head coach Jeremy Phelan, Ethan Perkins, Hanno Southam, Vinnie Watson, Joshua Matosevic, Bjorn Morris and Isaiah Kingdon-Wiebe. Front, Robbie Dixon, Dylan Bennett, Leo Zhou, Darian Johnson and Sida Wang. — Photo courtesy LVR Athletic Department

Like fine wine, the L.V. Rogers Bombers continue to get better with age.

Early in the New Year, the squad found out what life is like in the High School Boy's Basketball fast lane during a tournament at Fulton Secondary in Vernon as the Bombers lost on the scoreboard by huge margins.

However, since that tournament LVR has finished second and third in respective tournaments in Golden and Vernon to move into the driver's seat in the quest for the Kootenay High School AAA Boy's Basketball zone title later this month.

Rossland’s BlackJack tops Teck Kootenay Cup

The younger peewee skiers treated the crowds to a great race during Sunday's Teck Kootenay Cup race. — Submitted photo

A record 125 skiers from throughout the region flocked to the Nelson Nordic Ski Club to compete in the final Teck Kootenay Cup Crosscountry Ski race of the season Sunday at the Apex Trails south of Nelson.

Rossland’s BlackJack team came away with the aggregate championship in the Teck Kootenay Cup Series, edging out Castlegar, Fernie, Hills and Nelson for the overall crown.

The race, with competitors between the ages of four and 60 years, was a free style mass start design so we had lots of competitors across the start line.

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