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DeGroot, Stinson capture Kootenay High School titles

By Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsAndrea Stinson and Shawn DeGroot made it a clean sweep for L.V. Rogers at the Kootenay Cross Country Championships last week at the Camp Busk Nordic Ski Trails near Apex.The Grade 11 Stinson edged Emilie Mann of Fernie for the title by a slim 10-second margin to claim the Senior Girl’s...

Midget Reps snap winless streak with victory over Kelowna

By The Nelson Daily SportsIt’s taken a few games — 14 to be exact — but the Nelson/Castlegar Midget Reps finally have reason to celebrate.John Katountas of Nelson scored the winning goal to lift the Reps to a 3-2 victory over Kelowna during the consolation round of the Winfield Midget Rep Tournament Sunday in Lake Country.The...

Little things keep killing Kootenay Ice

By Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsIt’s the little mistakes that are killing the Kootenay Ice.The Vancouver Northeast Chiefs pounced on those mini blunders to pull off a B.C. Hockey Major Midget League sweep of the Ice over the weekend at the NDCC Arena.The seventh-place Chiefs started the two-game set by outlasting the Ice...

Now or never for LVR Bombers soccer team

By The Nelson Daily SportsIt’s now or never for the L.V. Rogers Bombers.LVR is looking for its 15th straight trip to the B.C. High School AAA Boy’s Soccer Championship Wednesday in Cranbrook when the Bombers meet the Mt Baker Wild.The one-game showdown determines the Kootenay rep at the 16-team provincial tournament. In the...

Bomber four win medals at Kootenay Swim Championships

By Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsEver had a great experience from opening one of those smaller presents from under the Christmas tree?That’s what the B.C. High School Speed Swim Championships will see from the L.V. Rogers Bombers when the provincial event hits the water in two weeks on Vancouver Island.The four-swimmer ...

Whitewater Ski Swap goes Sunday at Hume Elementary

By The Nelson Daily SportsWant to find a good deal?Simply head on down to the Hume Elementary Gymnasium on Nelson Avenue Sunday for the 19th annual Ski and Snowboard Swap. The event is the annual major fundraiser for the Whitewater Ski Team.Snowboard, telemark and touring and ski gear and clothing can be dropped off at Hume...

Late goal by Braves snaps Nelson win streak at three

By The Nelson Daily SportsThe Spokane Braves put an abrupt end to the modest three-game winning streak of the Nelson Leafs Sunday in the Lilac City.A goal by Ryan Hadley-Schaal with just over two minutes remaining in the game snapped a 2-2 tie and powered the Braves to a 3-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory...

Change is good — just ask Noelle Sylvester

By Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsDuring youth soccer Noelle Sylvester was counted on for filling the net.Rep teams, house league, even high-level women’s tournaments, the speedy Sylvester was the “go-to girl” when it came to scoring.Fast forward a few, well, a lot of years, and the Nelson Youth Soccer grad has found out...

The Nelson Daily Team of the Week: The Kootenay Senior Bowlers

This team gets together every week at the Nelson Bowling Alley . . . and every year at the B.C. Senior’s Games. The Nelson Daily salutes the 2010 B.C. Senior’s Games gold, silver and bronze medal winners from the bowling alley with Team of the Week honors. The group was in Campbell River in September to compete in the annual...

Leafs hoping to build on past success

By Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsThe Nelson Leafs appeared to have solved that dreaded problem scoring.Now the two-time Kootenay International Junior Hockey League finalist has added some grit in front of the net, which could make finding goals even easier.Leaf coach and GM Chris Shaw announced Thursday the team is getting...
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