Coletti singing with the birdies at Missouri Valley College

Josh Coletti is off to a great start on the NAIA season. — submitted photo

L.V. Rogers high school graduate Josh Coletti is making the most of his senior year on the Missouri Valley College golf team in Marshall, Missouri.

The 22-year-old golfer, who earned is playing stripes at the Granite Pointe at Nelson course, carded an even round of 72 to finish second at a NAIA collegiate golf  tournament on September 13.

A few days earlier (September 11), Coletti placed fourth overall at a NAIA tour stop in in Springfield Missouri finishing the two rounds with scores of 72 and 76.

Cats open net season on fire, sweep opposition en route to Crowe title

The Mount Sentinel Wildcats opened the season in fine form in Trail, winning the Crowe tournament. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The Mount Sentinel Wildcats began to set the wheels in motion on what the players hope is a championship season after the squad captured the J. Lloyd Crowe High School Girl’s Volleyball tournament Saturday in the Silver City.

The Cats, pretty much the same team that represented the zone at the B.C. High School A Girls Championships last season, swept through the tournament not losing a game.

Mount Sentinel won the tournament by dumping Selkirk Storm of Kimberley 25-13, 25-13 in the final.

Mates, Hour Glass have easy time during week two of WKMFFL; showdown set for Sunday

The Hour Glass defenders smothered the Vikings receivers to win going away. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The Dam Inn Mates continue to have an easy time with teams in the West Kootenay Men's Flag Football League after waltzing to its second easy win in as many weeks.

The Mates, defending WKMFFL champs, dumped a short-staffed Rossland Brewers squad 46-13 in action Sunday at the Mount Sentinel Field.

Unfortunately, for the Brewers the game marked the second time in as many weeks the club had difficulty fielding a team.

In the other game, Nelson Hour Glass kept pace with the Mates by blowing out the Castlegar Vikings 32-8.

Sports Day in Canada comes to Nelson September 29

Sports Day in Canada comes to Nelson September 29

To mark this year’s Sports Day in Canada, a national celebration of sport, from grassroots to high‐performance levels, Nelson Regional Sports Council is hosting the Get Out Get Active (GOGA) and Try It day on September 29th 1 to 4 p.m. at Lakeside Soccer fields.

“Sport can be a powerful and positive influence in our communities,” said Kelly Murumets, President and CEO of ParticipACTION, the national voice of physical activity and sport participation in Canada.

Thunder grad Taylor Stewart scores first university goal to spark Dinos to 1-1 draw

Taylor Stewart, in the dark jersey challenging for the ball at a spring Showcase tournament in Surrey, scored her first University goal Sunday. — Bruce Fuhr file photo

It didn't take Kootenay Thunder grad Taylor Stewart to make her mark in women's university soccer.

Stewart scored the Dinos only goal sparking the University of Calgary to a 1-1 draw against city-rival Mount Royal in Canada West Women's Soccer League action Sunday at West Varsity Soccer Pitch in Calgary.

In their first ever conference match-up between the two Calgary schools, Stewart opened the scoring at the 25th minute taking a pass from teammate Nikki Furukawa.

However, Mount Royal, joining CIS league, tied the game before halftime.

Hockey fans must find alternative ways to feed their fix after NHL locks out players

NHL commissioner Gary Bettmam once again closed down the league.

It's official, the National Hockey League locked out its players at midnight Saturday, September 15.

Here's the statement from the National Hockey League on its website:

Despite the expiration of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the National Hockey League has been, and remains, committed to negotiating around the clock to reach a new CBA that is fair to the Players and to the 30 NHL teams.

Gluck backstops Rebels to 1-0 shutout of Leafs, Bruins surprise defending KIJHL champs at home

Gluck backstops Rebels to 1-0 shutout of Leafs, Bruins surprise defending KIJHL champs at home

The two 2012 Murdoch Division Finalists once again assumed similar spots atop the standings following opening week in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks and Castlegar Rebels completed the weekend each with three points.

However, both teams took different routes to the top of the standings.

Castlegar rode the 28-save performance of Jordan Gluck to shutout the visiting Nelson Leafs 1-0 Saturday in the Sunflower City.

Nelson rookie McCarthy lifts Nelson to 5-5 tie against Castlegar on KIJHL opening night

The wife of Leaf great Gus Adams, Darlene Adams, conducts the puck drop between Leafs Colton Schell and Erik Alden of the Rebels during opening ceremonies of the KIJHL season Friday at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Colton McCarthy's second goal of the game in the final minute of regulation time lifted the Nelson Leafs to a 5-5 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League overtime tie against the Castlegar Rebels Friday night at the NDCC Arena.

The goal by the 16-year-old rookie from Salmon Arm came with 11 ticks left on the clock as Nelson desperately tried to salvage at least a single point on a night the Heritage City franchise honoured a Leaf hero from the past, former goalie Gus Adams.

Nelson's Alex MacLeod inks professional deal with ECHL's Stingrays

Nelson's Alex MacLeod (on the right) and Tyler Johnson recently signed with South Carolina of the ECHL. — photo courtesy South Carolina Stingrays

Can anyone picture Nelson's Alex MacLeod playing for the newest rival of the Vancouver Canucks, the Boston Bruins someday?

The Nelson Minor Hockey product is begining his climb to the big leagues after recently signing a contract with the Bruins' affilate South Carolina Stingrays of the East Coast Hockey League.

MacLeod, 24, enters his first professional season after attending Michigan Tech the past four years totaling 23 goals and 19 assists for 42 points in 144 games.

SIX QUESTIONS: Nelson Leafs coach Frank Maida

Leaf head coach Frank Maida enters his second full season as skipper of the Good Ship Leaf. — Bruce Fuhr photo

He coached in Nelson Minor Hockey.

He was part of the revitalization of the Leafs when Simon Wheeldon took over the Green and White in the mid 2000's, even won a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League title in 2009.

Now, after finally getting to fully recruit during the spring, Frank Maida gets to see the fruits of his labour when the Leafs open the 2012-13 KIJHL campgaign Friday at the NDCC Arena against the Castlegar Rebels.

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