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Dam Inn Mates take it on the chin again

By The Nelson Daily SportsFor the second straight week the Dam Inn Mates took it on the chin.In a rematch of the 2010 West Kootenay Flag Football League final, the Mates once again played second fiddle to the Castlegar Vikings. This time the Vikings hammered the Mates 38-7 in action Sunday at the Mount Sentinel Field. During...

Wildcats face many uphill battles this high school volleyball season

By The Nelson Daily SportsWhat the Mount Sentinel Wildcat lack in experience, the team makes up in hard work.That’s what head coach Glen Campbell witnessed at the opening tournament of the season in Creston.The Cats played hard but inexperience cost the team as Mount Sentinel lost in the semi finals of the Prince Charles...

Leafs expect injured vets back in lineup for weekend

By Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily Sports EditorIf the Nelson Leafs didn’t have bad luck the team would have no luck at all.Already icing one of the youngest rosters in the entire Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, the Leafs played most of last weekend without the services of three veteran players — forwards Gavin Currie...

Nelson's Kinrade kept out of first pre-season game with Sens

By The Nelson Daily SportsNelson native Geoff Kinrade joined a long list of Senators who did not take to the ice Tuesday for Ottawa’s 5-0 thrashing of the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Center.Jason Spezza, Daniel Alfredsson, Alex Kovalev, Milan Michalek, Chris Phillips and Pascal Leclaire joined Kinrade, who re-signed...

City Soccer teams ready for post season play

The Nelson Daily Sports StaffThe Nelson City Soccer League has moved to a new time, but at the same place.Due to a loss of daylight hours league organizers moved evening game to Sunday afternoon at the Lakeside Fields.Taking advantage of the extra light in the Men’s Over-35 League were Red Dog and Jackson’s Hole. Both teams,...

Hornets sting West Kootenay fieldhockey teams

By Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily Sports EditorA high-powered Hornets squad from South Okanagan proved to be too much for the locals at the Stanley Humphries Rockers High School Girl’s Fieldhockey Playday Saturday at the Pass Creek Pitch in Castlegar.The South Okanagan Hornets of Oliver cruised past all four West Kootenay teams...

Wildcats hit by Storm in final of Hawks Invitational

By Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily Sports EditorThe Mount Sentinel Wildcats passed the first test of the 2010 B.C. High School Girl’s Volleyball season Saturday in Trail — well sort of.The Cats lost in straight sets (25-15, 25-20) to a much more experienced Selkirk Storm side from Kimberley but proved to head coach Joe Moreira ...

Leafs snap winless slide with 3-2 victory over Penticton Lakers

By The Nelson Daily SportsBeggars can’t be choosers.Which is why the Nelson franchise will gladly take its first two points of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season, a 3-2 victory over the visiting Penticton Lakers Sunday afternoon a the NDCC Arena.Connor McLaughlin scored the winning goal midway through the...

Bombers finish 11th in Chilliwack

By The Nelson Daily SportsErik Norberg scored his third goal in five games to power the L.V. Rogers Bombers to a 4-1 decision over Abby International in consolation action at the Best of the Best High School Boy’s Soccer Tournament Friday in Chilliwack.Mitch Melanson, Simon Sheppard and defender Kevin Lewis also scored for ...

Leafs eager to bounce back after dismal start

By Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily Sports EditorAccording to Chris Shaw it’s not about how you start the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season, but what is important is how you finish.So two losses out of the gate, even to rival Castlegar, isn’t going to set the rookie Leaf coach into a state of panic. “We had a late...
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