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L-R: Riel Martinez, coach Jesse Pineiro and Wamuna Fukada at the Calgary Cup. Photo: Submitted

Nelson boxers Fukada, Martinez win medals at Calgary Cup

The fighters were part of Team B.C.

The Nelson Reflections returned to competition at the Mable Moran Provincial Qualifiers. Back row L-R: Elle Sherstobitoff, Mia Schoeder, Ella Morris. Front row: Isabel Wilson, Sarah Sparrow, Thea Solarik. Photo: Submitted

Nelson Reflections return to competition with medal-winning performances

The synchro swim team competed last month in Port Coquitlam

Nelson’s Porter Hanson (in blue) won his bout during a card in Salmon Arm on Saturday. Photo: Submitted

Nelson’s Porter Hanson wins bout in Salmon Arm

The Nelson Boxing Club will host Fight Night 9 on May 28

Nelson’s Porter Hanson (in blue) won his bout during a card in Salmon Arm on Saturday. Photo: Submitted
Châteaugar Run Club is organizing a series of trail races in the Castlegar area. Photo: Steven Wells

Castlegar running club hosting series of trail races

Club aims to bring races to runners that don’t want to run longer-distance crowded races

Châteaugar Run Club is organizing a series of trail races in the Castlegar area. Photo: Steven Wells
Nelson Leafs defenceman Bryce Sookro will play for the Cranbrook Bucks in the BCHL. Photo: Jim Bailey

Cranbrook Bucks sign Nelson Leafs defenceman Bryce Sookro

The Bucks also committed to Salmo defenceman Willem Terwoord

Nelson Leafs defenceman Bryce Sookro will play for the Cranbrook Bucks in the BCHL. Photo: Jim Bailey
A Glacier Gymnastics athlete competes in April. Local sports groups say they want representation at Recreation Commission No. 5, where funding and management decisions are made for the city and regional district’s facilities in Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson Sports Council wants voice heard at Recreation Commission

The council says the user groups it represents should have a seat at the table

A Glacier Gymnastics athlete competes in April. Local sports groups say they want representation at Recreation Commission No. 5, where funding and management decisions are made for the city and regional district’s facilities in Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper
This is an updated concept drawing of Campbell Field showing the outdoor facilities residents have shown a preference toward. Illustration courtesy Cover Architecture

Outdoor sports win out in poll to set future for Campbell Field

The multi-sport facility between Nelson and Castlegar is still in the early stages

This is an updated concept drawing of Campbell Field showing the outdoor facilities residents have shown a preference toward. Illustration courtesy Cover Architecture
Nelson’s Jazmine Lowther is seen here running at the Canyons 100 on April 23 in California. Photo: Submitted
Nelson’s Jazmine Lowther is seen here running at the Canyons 100 on April 23 in California. Photo: Submitted
Glacier Gymnastics hosted the Kootenay Zone Championships last weekend in Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper
Glacier Gymnastics hosted the Kootenay Zone Championships last weekend in Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper
Kim Irving is one of the organizers of Run Like A Mother. The Nelson race takes place May 7. Photo: Tyler Harper
Kim Irving is one of the organizers of Run Like A Mother. The Nelson race takes place May 7. Photo: Tyler Harper
One of Nelson’s rep girls teams pose at the Okanagan Ice Breaker Tournament in Winfield last weekend. Photo: Submitted

Nelson rep soccer teams return to competition

Nelson teams hadn’t travelled during the pandemic

One of Nelson’s rep girls teams pose at the Okanagan Ice Breaker Tournament in Winfield last weekend. Photo: Submitted
Adam DiBella addresses Nelson Leafs players during a training camp skate. DiBella has been named the team’s next head coach. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson Leafs name Adam DiBella as next head coach

DiBella has served as assistant coach for four seasons

Adam DiBella addresses Nelson Leafs players during a training camp skate. DiBella has been named the team’s next head coach. Photo: Tyler Harper
The West Kootenay under-18 girls volleyball club. Back, L-R: coach Staci Proctor, Hannah McClure, Emma Lake, Ava Moyle, Abby Ens, Gabby Bobby. Front: Alli Podovelnikoff, Olivia Bezaire, and Sedona Shuel. Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay club wins bronze at volleyball provincials

The under-18 girls finished third at the event in Richmond

The West Kootenay under-18 girls volleyball club. Back, L-R: coach Staci Proctor, Hannah McClure, Emma Lake, Ava Moyle, Abby Ens, Gabby Bobby. Front: Alli Podovelnikoff, Olivia Bezaire, and Sedona Shuel. Photo: Submitted
L-R: Wamuna Fukada, Djavan Mayer, Porter Hanson and Nelson Boxing Club coach Jesse Pineiro. Photo: Submitted

Nelson’s Wamuna Fukada rallies to win bout in Mission

Porter Hanson and Djavan Mayer also competed at the weekend card

L-R: Wamuna Fukada, Djavan Mayer, Porter Hanson and Nelson Boxing Club coach Jesse Pineiro. Photo: Submitted
Nelson minor hockey players, coaches and volunteers pose with their awards at Thursday’s event. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson minor hockey fetes its young stars

It was the first awards event in over two years

Nelson minor hockey players, coaches and volunteers pose with their awards at Thursday’s event. Photo: Tyler Harper
Glacier Gymnastics athletes show off their winnings after competing at provincials. Back row, L-R: Macy Loutit, Brianne Stefani, Lumay Plautz, Molly Anderson, Jersey Skolka. Front: Anouk Prud’homme, Emerson Mandseth, Annalise van Hellemond, Anika Denkovski. Missing: Eden Bellman, Asia Szczepanski, Malaya Tasse Yarmark. Photo: Submitted
Glacier Gymnastics athletes show off their winnings after competing at provincials. Back row, L-R: Macy Loutit, Brianne Stefani, Lumay Plautz, Molly Anderson, Jersey Skolka. Front: Anouk Prud’homme, Emerson Mandseth, Annalise van Hellemond, Anika Denkovski. Missing: Eden Bellman, Asia Szczepanski, Malaya Tasse Yarmark. Photo: Submitted
KIJHL Commissioner Jeff Dubois alongside Cole Berg, Will McPhee, Carter Bettenson and Owen Chamberland with the presentation of the Teck Cup. (Steve Piccollo)

Revelstoke Grizzlies hoist the Teck Cup, defeat Nelson 6-4 to become KIJHL champions

The Grizzlies are back-to-back champions following a pair of cancelled seasons

KIJHL Commissioner Jeff Dubois alongside Cole Berg, Will McPhee, Carter Bettenson and Owen Chamberland with the presentation of the Teck Cup. (Steve Piccollo)
The Leafs struggled to score on Revelstoke Grizzlies goaltender Brandon Weare in Game 4 of the Teck Cup finals in Nelson. Photo: Bob Hall
The Leafs struggled to score on Revelstoke Grizzlies goaltender Brandon Weare in Game 4 of the Teck Cup finals in Nelson. Photo: Bob Hall
The Nelson Leafs held on to win Game 3 on home ice Monday night in the Teck Cup against the Revelstoke Grizzlies. Photo: Bob Hall
The Nelson Leafs held on to win Game 3 on home ice Monday night in the Teck Cup against the Revelstoke Grizzlies. Photo: Bob Hall