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Whitewater looking forward to knee-deep three-peat

The parking lot at Whitewater was full with snowboarders and skiers during last year's year of snow. — The Nelson Daily photo

Who cares if the weather outside it Mexican-like and winter is months away.

Following two spectacular winters of being blessed by Mother Nature, snowboarders and skiers at Whitewater Ski Resort are crossing everything but their tips in hopeful expectation of what might well be a knee-deep three-peat.
 
Whitewater registered the biggest snowpack in ten years this past winter, capped off by a 40 centimeter bone-dry dump in early June . . . yup, June.

LETTER: Kamloops Sun Devils to replace U.S. Military Allstars at GFI

U.S. Military Allstars were scheduled to participate in the GFI at the end of this month; photo, submitted

The Grand Forks International (GFI) baseball tournament received word on Aug. 2 that the U.S. Military All-Stars will be unable to attend the 2012 Grand Forks International.

Terry Allvord, general manager of the team, said in their announcement, “It is with our deepest regret that we must request to reschedule your event if it falls during the time period 23 August – 15 September, due to global events, player availability and circumstances beyond our control.”

Team Kootenay gets 'positive experience' at B.C. Summer Games

Team Kootenay was all smiles after scoring during the Summer Games Tournament.

A few breaks one way or another and Team Kootenay may have finished up the standings at the recent 2012 B.C. Summer Games last month in Surrey.

The team, coached by Kerry Dyck and James Baxter of Nelson and Michael Stambulic of Cranbrook, finished the boy's soccer tournament with a 2-3 record and seventh place in the province.

Team Maluta/Szabo claim top prize at Italian Society Bocce Tournament, Cranbrook's Peron and Bertoia take home B title

The Lakeside Bocce courts were alive with excitement at the 2012 Nelson Italian Society Bocce Tournament. — Bruce Fuhr photo

 The Trail duo of Jim Maluta and Joe Szabo claimed the top prize at the annual Nelson Italian Society Bocce Tournament Sunday at the Lakeside Park courts.

The Maluta/Szabo squad edged out another Trail side, Giuseppe Bertuzzi and Sergio Freschi, to capture the A-Division title.

Domenico Cerone and Cosimo Chirico of Nelson finished third in the A Division.

In the B draw, Moris Peron and Alfonso Bertoia of Cranbrook took home the winner's prize over another East Kootenay team, Joe Sacino and Lugi Butti.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Neptunes

The team includes, Sage Cowan, Joanna Blishen, Olivia Cowan, Coach Afford, Samuel Matthew and Matthew Holitzki. Front, Madeline Holitzki, Elissa Centrone and Jaylen Rushton. Missing, Emma Borhi. — photo courtesy Nelson Neptunes Swim Club

Silver was the medal of the Kootenay Regional Swim Championships for the Nelson Neptunes held recently in Colville, Washington.

The Neptunes, led by coach Rebecca Afford, won more silver than most countries competing at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London as the swimmers overcame hot, hot conditions in the Washington State City.

Mallard's Source for Sports would like to add to the medal haul with Team of the Week honours for Team Neptunes.

Matheson powers Canada to 1-0 victory over France and bronze medal at Summer Olympics

Matheson powers Canada to 1-0 victory over France and bronze medal at Summer Olympics

It's official.

Canada has won its first medal in a traditional team sport in the Summer Olympics since the 1936 games in Berlin.

Diana Matheson scored in extra time, blasting a rebound in the vacant goal to give Canada a 1-0 victory over France in the bronze medal match Thursday at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England.

Out shot by a staggering 25-2 margin, including a couple of saves by the posts and crossbar behind Canadian keeper Erin Macleod, Canada saved its best for last.

Silver the medal of the day for Neptune swimmers at the Kootenay Regionals

Silver the medal of the day for Neptune swimmers at the Kootenay Regionals

If the price of silver continues to rise as metal experts predict, then there’s going to be some pretty happy Nelson Neptune swimmers.

The local swim team took home more than 15 medals of the silver variety at the Kootenay Regional Swim Championship Sunday in Colville, Washington.

The results mean Neptune swimmers have the opportunity to compete in at least 15 events at the upcoming B.C. Swim Championships later this month in Nanaimo.

2012 Nelson Cyswog'n' Fun Triathlon in pictures

A few Canada geese got into the competition during the late stages of Sunday's Olympic distance swim at Lakeside Park. — Bruce Fuhr photos

Pictures, pictures and more pictures.

Cameras were clicking and smart phones were rolling as spectators tried to remember every second of the 30 anniversary of the Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun Triathlon.

The Nelson Daily Editor Bruce Fuhr was also present to watch Stephen Hastings of Calgary and Malindi Elmore of Kelowna capture the top prizes in the respective men's and women's divisions.

Top local athletes in the Olympic distance race were Ron Sherman in the men's and Denise Uhrynuk for the women.

Canada's loss is Nelson's gain as Malindi Elmore tops 2012 Cyswog'n'Fun

Women's winner, Malindi Elmore, was all smiles after Sunday race. — Bruce Fuhr photos

Women’s long course second place finisher Sarah MacArthur of Calgary probably wishes she had attended the 2012 Canadian National Track and Field Championships in her hometown in late June, run onto the course during the women’s 1500 meters race, and given Malindi Elmore an extra push across the finish line.

Hastings, Elmore top 30th Nelson Cyswog'n' Fun

Some of the first short course racers leave the water for the run up Lakeside Park beach to the first transition stage. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Stephen Hastings of Calgary and Malindi Elmore of Kelowna breezed over the  picturesque Heritage City triathlon course to capture the top prizes in the respective men's and women's division at the 30th annual Cyswog'n'Fun Sunday at Lakeside Park.

Hastings finished under two hours, crossing the finish line at Lakeside Park in a time of one hour, 56.15 minutes.

Elmore, who had hoped to be in London at the Summer Games competing for Canada but is happy to have Nelson as her second choice, was the top female as the Okanagan triathlete came in at 2:12.53.

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