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Nothing can rain on Steve Archdekin's triathlon parade

Steve Archdekin was told he couldn't run in the Cyswog'n'Fun long course race on B.C. Day holiday weekend Sunday . . . so he competed in his own race. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Information on the Nelson Cyswog’n’Fun website says the triathlon event, which celebrated its 30th birthday B.C. Day weekend, is “for everyone from top-ranking amateurs to adult and youth participants who are entering for pure enjoyment.”

However, there’s one competitor entering the 30th bash not feeling the love and enjoyment from the organizing committee.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Italian Society Bocce winners

The winners include, back row: Cosimo Chirico, Vito Tumillo and Sergio Freschi. Middle, Luigi Butti, Joe Sacino, Jow Szabo, Jim Maluta and Giuseppe Bertuzzi. Front, Joe Guercio, Nick Murano, Alfonso Bertoia and Moris Peron. — submitted photo

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

But on this day everyone was a winner as Mallard’s Source for sports declares the event champs Team of the Week.

The squad includes, back row: Cosimo Chirico, Vito Tumillo and Sergio Freschi.

Middle, Luigi Butti, Joe Sacino, Jow Szabo, Jim Maluta and Giuseppe Bertuzzi.

Front, Joe Guercio, Nick Murano, Alfonso Bertoia and Moris Peron.

Major Midget playoff change benefits Kootenay Ice

The Kootenay Ice now has a legitimate chance of qualifying for the post season. — Bruce Fuhr file photo

The Kootenay Ice now have a better shot at the post season after B.C. Hockey announced Tuesday that the Major Midget League playoffs has grown from six teams to eight beginning in 2012-13.

Previously the top six teams in league standings qualified for the post season.

That has now been increased to the best eight in the 11-team league.

Saints release upcoming BCIHL schedule

Saints release upcoming BCIHL schedule

The Selkirk College Men’s Hockey program has released its schedule for the 2012/13 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League regular season.

There are a number of positive changes to the schedule for Saints fans, including a 12-game home calendar that is made up exclusively of Friday and Saturday night games.

Selkirk home games will begin at 7:30 p.m. with ticket details to be released shortly on www.gosaints.ca.

City Soccer Leagues idle until stretch run begins

Nelson City Soccer is taking a brief hiatus before resuming play in September. — Sarah Fuhr photo

Lily Whites, Innkeepers, Club Inter and Jackson's Hole are the top teams after the first half of the Nelson City Soccer League.

Nelson City Soccer is currently taking a short break until resuming play in a few weeks.

Lily Whites outlasted Red Dog and Dirty Dozen for the first half title in the Finley's Ladies Rec League.

The Whites edged Dirty Dozen 4-1 to complete the 12-game schedule with a 7-3-2 and a four-point advantage over Red Dog and Dirty Dozen, deadlocked for second spot.

Selkirk Eyecare finished fourth.

Hastings off to Williamsport after winning Canadian Little League title

Hastings off to Williamsport after winning Canadian Little League title

After getting hot at the right time during the B.C. Tournament in Trail, Hastings continued to shine at the 2012 Canadian Little League Championships in Edmonton.

The B.C. reps blasted Prairie Champion Lethbridge Southwest All Stars 11-1 in the final of the Canadian Little League Championships Saturday at John Fry Park.

Hastings now represents Canada at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania from August 16-26th.

Hastings, finishing the round robin undefeated, blew open the final with 10 runs in the fourth inning.

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.

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