Old Dogs FC open season with 3-2 victory over Kootenay Co-op

Sachi Del-Snivley shields the ball during Leo's Pizza Men's Open League action Tuesday at the Lakeside Pitch. — Sarah Fuhr photo

Goals came in bunches as the Leo's Pizza Men's Open City League Soccer kicked off its 2013 campaign on the pitch at Lakeside Tuesday evening.

Defending champion Old Dogs FC started the season the way the club finished 2012, with a victory.

In a rematch of the 2012 Final, Old Dogs FC got two goals from rookie Adam Grace to edge Kootenay Co-op 3-2.

Old Dogs FC opened a 2-0 lead before Co-op cut the margin to 2-1 with a penalty conversion.

Birchbank's McKay tops Balfour as West Kootenay Junior Golf Season opens

Birchbank's McKay tops Balfour as West Kootenay Junior Golf Season opens

Tyler McKay teed off the 2013 West Kootenay Junior Golf Circuit with a win Saturday at the Balfour Golf Course.

The Birchbank player fired a 3-over-par 75 to win the 18-hole tournament going away.

Brenan Moroney of Birchbank was second at 82 with David Launier of Rock Creek and Trevor Browell tied for third at 85.

Launier defeated Browell on the first playoff hole to capture the 15-16-year-old division crown.

Moroney won the 17-18-year-old category.

Soccer Saturday marks official opening for Nelson Youth Soccer

Players from Can Filters battled Fisherman's Market during U8 Boys action Saturday at Lakeside. — The Nelson Daily photo

Nelson Youth Soccer officiall kicked off its 2013 outdoor season with Soccer Saturday at the Lakeside Pitch.

House teams from the younger divisions took over the fields for opening week games.

Nelson Youth Soccer runs from April to June before taking the summer off.

The association returns to the pitch in September before concluding the year with playoffs in early October.

Rep teams are busy attending tournaments before gearing up for the Kootenay Provincial B Cup playoffs in June.

Indoor Champs of 2013

Winners of the U8/9 division is Romania. The team includes, Eliza Jefferson, Ollie Gyr, Tao Crawford, Tyler Walmsley, Odin Elris, Jasper Elris and Levi Taylor.

The outdoor soccer season is getting ready to kick off as City and Nelson Youth Soccer Associations begin.

However, before the outdoor campaign begins it's time to salute winners from the indoor leagues at Soccer Quest.

Winners included Romania (U8/9), Belgium (U10/11), Columbia (U12/13), Austria (U14-plus), Bia Boro (Jackson's Hole Men's Masters), LVR (Nelson Ford Men's Open) and Dirty Dozen (Bridge Ladies Rec).

Mallard's Team of the Week — Students from Wildflower, South Nelson and Trafalgar

Students posed for a photo before cleaning up Nelson.

Three Kootenay Lake schools banded together to raise awareness for Earth Day 2013.

Students from Wildflower, South Nelson and Trafalgar took to the streets of Nelson to stencil warnings on storm drains and pick up garbage on streets, tracks and parks in the city.

Mallard's Source for Sports would like to salute the work of the students with Team of the Week honours.

Prior to the classes hitting the streets, students stopped for a team photo by Madeleine Guenette.




Trail D-Man Bennett Hambrook earns college scholarship

Trail D-Man Bennett Hambrook earns college scholarship

The Trail Smoke Eaters are proud to announce defenseman Bennett Hambrook has committed to NCAA Division III Hamilton College for the 2013-14 season.

Hambrook, from Kimberley, BC, scored 1 goal and 11 points in 29 games as a Smoke Eater in 2012-13 after being acquired from the Salmon Arm SilverBacks in November. In 135 career BCHL games with Trail, Vernon, Prince George and Salmon Arm, the 21 year-old totalled 18 points and 183 penalty minutes.

He was also a member of the KIJHL finalist Nelson Leafs during the 2009-10 season.

Two former Nelson Leafs ready to battle at 2013 Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup

Two former Nelson Leafs ready to battle at 2013 Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup

There is going to be two former Nelson Leaf teammates battling it out at the 2013 Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup in Nanaimo beginning Saturday in the Island City.

After Patrick Martens booked his ticket to the Island City with the Yorkton Terriers, forward Nick Newman found a seat on the Junior A Hockey Tournament bus after the Brooks Bandits won the 2013 AJHL Gas Drive Cup in front of a hometown crowd of 2,700.

Newman and the Bandits defeated the Spruce Grove Saints 6-5 Saturday in overtime to clinch the series in five games.

Kannibelles clean cars for International experience

Members of the Kootenay Kannibelles were out washing cars to raise funds for this weekend's tournament in Spokane. — Submitted photo

The Kootenay Kannibelles — complete with six-foot-tall gecko and a fuzzy pink monster dancing and cheering at the four-way stop leading into Nelson — were out in full force Saturday raising money to defer cost for a 20-team tournament Women's Roller Derby Tournament this weekend in Spokane.

The West Kootenay Roller Derby’s All-stars staged a car wash Saturday at the Nelson Ford Location to earn much-needed funding to go towards international roller derby domination.

Podgorenko, Wullum spark Team Flyers to BC U16 Cup crown

Podgorenko, Wullum spark Team Flyers to BC U16 Cup crown

Justin Podgorenko of Nelson and Logan Wullum of Trail helped Team Flyers come out the winners at the 2013 Male U16 BC Cup in Salmon Arm, edging Team Canucks 4-3 in shootout during Sunday’s championship game.

Team Flyers won the shootout 2-1.

The Male U16 BC Cup offers the top players in the province a unique experience of competing against the best in BC.

The object of the BC Hockey High Performance program is to enhance the overall performance of players, coaches and officials in high-level competition.

Skate-a-thon a big hit for Nelson Figure Skating Club

A number of afros as well as handle-bar moustaches, flare pants, knee high socks took over the NDCC Arena ice for the Nelson Figure Skating Club skate-a-thon. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Figure Skating raised more than $1800 during its annual Skate-a-thon at the NDCC Arena.

The skate-a-thon is a precursor to the Family Showcase, set for Saturday, May 4 from 2-3 p.m. at the NDCC Arena.

“The kids love the dress-up component, and everyone enjoys the music,” said in-coming club President Christine DeFouw “The skate-a-thon is a great team building event for our club.”

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