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Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — Keep The Faith

Kerry Reed is still loving his job. — Photo courtesy Reel Adventures

It's time for the best fishing information from Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Sportfishing.

Kerry says there continues to be some great days for fishing. Here's what's on tap for December.

Great new sport takes over Nelson — Pickleball

The courts at the Tenth Street Campus gym have been jammed with Nelsonites joining the Pickleball craze. — Submitted photo

There a great new sport in Nelson — and it's called Pickleball.

Nelson pickleball has taken over Selkirk College's Mary Hall gym on Sunday for an afternoon of continuous play on five courts.

For people unaware of the sport, pickleball is the fastest growing game in North America, especially with the 55-plus crowd.

But anyone is welcome to join the players who can usually be found playing at Mary Hall (10th Avenue campus) Monday to Thursday 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and on Fridays and Sundays at 1:30, p.m. as long as the gym is free.

Kootenay Whitecaps steal show at Seattle Showcase

The future looks bright for female soccer in the Kootenays after this group of players concluded a successful tournament in Seattle. — Photo courtesy Kootenay Whitecaps

To say female soccer in the Kootenays would be the understatement of the year.

Three teams from the Kootenay Whitecaps program cooked with the big dogs during a showcase tournament over the weekend in Seattle, Wash.

"The soccer and the style that these players played with was amazing the watch," said Bret Adams, Associate Head Coach of the Vancouver Whitecaps Kootenay program.

"The development that the whitecaps coaching has given the players in the last 3 years is starting to show."

Selkirk College Saints Look to Enter Holidays on High Note

Selkirk College Saints captain Tyler Kerner will be helping lead the charge on Friday night when the team hosts the Trinity Western University Spartans. The puck drops on the last home game of 2016 at 7:05 p.m. at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

The Selkirk College Saints wrap up the opening half of the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season this Friday night with a showdown against the Trinity Western University Spartans and a shot at entering the break in first place.

Rebels rake Leafs 6 - 3

Rebels rake Leafs 6 - 3

- Files courtesy Castlegar Rebels Fan Club Facebook page (click here to visit)

The Castlegar Rebels top trio of Ed Lindsey, John Moeller, and Logan Styler put nine points on the board as the Rebels defeated the Nelson Leafs 6-3 and extended their winning streak to eight games.

Mount Sentinel Wildcats head back to provincials as eighth seed

The Wildcats include, back row, L-R, Taylen Hryniw, Kalina Spurge, Hazel Veerman-Sparks, Leanne Kabatoff, Jasmyne Cartier and Kira Stoochnoff. Front, coach Joe Moreira, Jerika Perepolkin, Teya Makortoff, Victoria Peebles and Jaylen Rushton. — Submitted photo

It was a should-have, would-have and could-have weekend for the Mount Sentinel Wildcats.

Fernie Falcons rallied from a previous loss to edge the Wildcats 3-1 in the final of the Kootenay High School A Girls Volleyball Championships.

The result means the Cats enter the BC High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championship as the second seed out of the Kootenay zone — eighth overall in the 16-team tourney.

“While we were disappointed with the outcome,” said Mount Sentinel coach Joe Moreira.

Leafs shuffle deck chairs in hopes saving sinking season

Nelson Leafs Head Coach Mario DiBella traded defenceman Austin Steger and goalie Ben Kelsch to try to shake up the KIJHL team. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

When you're a team struggling to find anything positive in a losing season, changes are inevitable.

Which is why the Nelson Leafs pulled the plug on a pair of Kootenay International Junior Hockey League deals to inject some life, and hopefully wins, into the Heritage City franchise.

Leafs’ Head Coach and Director of Player Personal Mario DiBella announced Tuesday a deal that brings in two players that “helps us immediately.”