Reel Adventures Fishing Report — Expect June to be better

Mark Chabot of Invermere holds his 15 pound Rainbow tight. — photo courtesy Reel Adventures Charters

May had some inconsistent weather.  The month had some of the hottest days, where the water would finally warm up to the ideal temperature and our fish would become aggressive.  But, then there was also some of the coldest weather and storms that seemed to set us back again.

However, the big fish are biting.  Rainbows over 20 pounds have been caught in the past few weeks, as well as Bull Trout up to 17 pounds. So things are looking good. 

U14 Selects earn silver at 3-Blind Refs tournament in Montana

U14 Selects earn silver at 3-Blind Refs tournament in Montana

The Nelson Selects U14 Girls tuned up for the B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cup Playdowns by scoring a silver medal at the "3 Blind Refs" tournament in Kalispell, Montana.

A last minute schedule and group change threw the girls into some early morning disarray with their first match against Flathead Soccer Club from Kalispell, as an 8 a.m. kickoff time and a lack of sleep proved to be immense hurdles for the Selects to overcome, as they lost the match 2-0. 

Provincial B Cup Playdowns on tap for Nelson Selects

The U15 Girls (blue) and Kootenay South battle it out in Nelson for a berth in the B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cup. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Nelson is sending a full contingent of teams into the Kootenay Provincial B Cup Playdowns set for this weekend at various locations in the region.

The Lakeside Pitch in Nelson is host to three divisional zone playoffs — U15 Girls and U14 and U16 Boys.

The U15 Girl's Selects play a two-game series against Kootenay South with games at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday.

The U14 Boy's is locked in a three-team round robin with Creston and Kootenay South. Game one is Saturday at 5 p.m. against Creston with the Kootenay South at 9 a.m. Sunday.

Deadline looms for Nelson Minor Hockey Rep Coaching applications

Rep hockey season is a few months away but Nelson Minor Hockey wants to get its coaches in place for the upcoming season.

Summer may be just around the corner but the executive of Nelson Minor Hockey is already planning for the upcoming season on the ice by accepting application for coaches to the rep hockey program.

Applications for Peewee, Bantam and Midget Rep have been officially circulated on the Nelson Minor Hockey website

Application deadline is June 18, 2013.


Kannibelles, Dam City Rollers roll to victory during exhibition twin bill at Selkirk College

 The Kootenay Kannibelles had an easy time with the American gals during Saturday's West Kootenay Roller Derby League exhibition tilt at the Selkirk College gym in Castlegar. — photo courtesy WKRD

It's obvious from the weekend results there’s some pretty good skill on the local roller derby circuit.

West Kootenay teams, the All-Star juggernaut known as the Kootenay Kannibelles and Dam City Rollers out of Castlegar, pounded visiting teams from Spokane and Kamloops during a weekend twin bill at the Selkirk College gymnasium in the Sunflower City.

Kannibelles walked all over the Spokannibals from the Lilac City 299-78 in the feature match Saturday at Selkirk College.

Rossland's Tyler McKay runs away with Johnny Bucyk Junior Golf Championship

Rossland's Tyler McKay runs away with Johnny Bucyk Junior Golf Championship

Tyler McKay of Rossland posted a overall score of 231 to capture the Zone One West Kootenay Johnny Bucyk Junior Golf championship Sunday at the

The tournanament format had golfers play 36 holes Saturday followed by 18 Sunday.

McKay soared to a nine-stroke lead after Saturday with rounds of 75 and 74.

Sunday McKay struggled as the weather turned sour to finish with an 18-hole total 82.

But the lead was too large for brother Braden McKay to overcome as Tyler was able to hold on to claim the victory.

Bombers surprise of the 2013 B.C. High School AA Girl's Soccer Championships, finish fourth overall

Bomber coach Dave Spendlove watches the Bombers in action at the AA Girl's Soccer Championships in Courtney. — Submitted photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers finished just out of the medals, fourth, at the 2013 B.C. High School AA Girl's Soccer Championships Saturday in Courtney.

The Bombers lost 4-0 to Nanaimo in the bronze medal contest.

LVR lost 3-1 in semi final play Friday to Burnsview of Delta to fall into the consolation final.

The tournament was won by Archbishop Carney of Coquiltam. The Fraser Valley squad defeated Burnsview 2-1 in the gold medal final.

Kids Tri 2013 set for July 6 in Trail

The Kids Tri in Trail has been a tremendous success and a lot of fun for the kids. — photo courtesy Trail Parks and Recreation

It's a fun day geared to introduce kids to triathlon — that's the Trail Parks and Recreation Kids Tri set for Saturday, July 6 in the Silver City.

The race, for children between the ages of four to 12, sees entrans swim, bike and run . . . but mostly have a ton of fun.

The event runs from 9 a.m. July 6 to noon. Registration is at 8:15 a.m. at the Trail Aquatic and Leisure Centre.

The fee to enter is $38, and includes a race package of T-shirt, swim cap, water bottle and lunch.

Bombers girls lose heartbreaker at provincials, play for bronze medal Saturday

The LVR Bombers have turned a lot of heads at the AA Girl's Soccer Championships in Courtney. — photo courtesy Fred Mansveld

The L.V. Rogers Bombers lost 3-1 to Burnsview of Delta and now plays for bronze at the B.C. High School AA Girl's Soccer Championships Friday in Courtney.

Burnsview held a 2-0 lead late in the second half before LVR spoiled the shutout.

The Bombers advanced to the final four of the 16-team tournament by capturing Pool B with a 2-1 record. LVR finished with six points, two points in front of Abbotsford Traditional and Ballenas from Vancouver Island.

Kannibelles, Dam City Rollers host exhibition doubleheader Saturday at Selkirk College

The Dam City Rollers host Kamloops in one of two West Kootenay Roller Derby matches Saturday at Castlegar's Selkirk College. — photo courtesy West Kootenay Roller Derby

It's an All-Star afternoon as the Kootenay Kannibelles battle the Spokannibals of Spokane in West Kootenay Roller Derby Exhibition action Saturday afternoon at the Selkirk College Gymnasium in Castlegar.

The doubleheader day begins at 2:30 p.m. with the Castlegar Dam City Rollers hosting the Tournament City Derby Dolls of Kamloops.

The feature match between the Kannibelles and Spokannibals follows at 4:30 p.m.

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