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Balfour's Craig Wilkinson hitting links to fight ALS

Balfour's Craig Wilkinson hitting links to fight ALS

Balfour Golf Course club professional Craig Wilkinson is hitting the links to help ALS Society of BC.

Wilkinson is golfing all day long on (Monday) June 22 in a fundraising effort for the ALS Society through PGA of BC’s Golf-A-Thon for ALS. 

“This year I will be playing solo in an effort to beat my personal record of 283 holes played in one day,” Wilkinson said.

“I’ll be starting at 4:30 a.m. and hope to have completed 300 holes by 9:30 p.m. that evening.”

Trail AA Orioles AA American Legion squad hosts tourney at Butler Park

The baseball season is heating up as the Trail AA Orioles AA American Legion squad hosts a tournament this weekend in Trail.

The Trail AA Orioles AA kicks off the season this weekend by hosting the Trail Invitational Baseball Tournament at Butler Park.

The Orioles play in a new division of the American Legion Baseball League against teams from Colville, Asotin, Mt. Spokane, Lewis and Clarke, Gonzaga Prep, Mead, Rogers and West Valley

“Last year we played to an 8-8 record in league play just out of the playoffs,” said manager Ron Mace.

Mace said the Trail AA Orioles play in the XBL men's league in Trail to prepare for the season.

KIJHL AGM — Martel to VP Murdoch Division, league adopts BCHL 30-day suspension, final remains seven games

League governors were busy getting ready for the next season at the league AGM this past weekend in Osoyoos. — Photo courtesy KIJHL

It didn’t take former Leaf Larry Martel long to find a job in hockey.

The ex-Leaf president moved across the hallway to office of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League after being elected as vice-president of the Neil Murdoch Division.

The selection of Martel was just one of the news items coming out of the KIJHL AGM this past weekend in Osoyoos.

“It was a very good weekend,” KIJHL president Bill Ohlhausen told The Nelson Daily.

“There was a lot accomplished.”

Let the FIFA Women's World Cup Begin

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Was it a penalty, or was it a "play-on"?

Who cares as Canada won its opening match at the FIFA Women's World Cup Saturday in Edmonton.

The Nelson Daily was there with a brief video of the Canadian anthem to start the game between Canada and China.

Have a look.

BCHL welcomes US-based Wenatchee Wild to league for 2015-16 season

BCHL welcomes US-based Wenatchee Wild to league for 2015-16 season

The BC Hockey League is getting another team — its 17th franchise starting with the 2015-16 season.

The Wenatchee Wild was announced as the latest team to join the BCHL during a press conference Monday in the Washington State City.

The franchise is the first American team in the BCHL since Bellingham Ice Hawks, operated from 1990 to 1995.

“The BCHL is gaining a strong franchise in the Wenatchee Wild and we value the passion and professionalism they bring to our league,” said BCHL commissioner John Grisdale in a press release.

Saints head coach accepts new position in Alberni Valley

Alex Evin guided the Selkirk College Saints hockey team to a third straight BCIHL championship earlier this year as head coach. Evin is now moving on to the British Columbia Hockey League where he will take a new position as assistant coach and goaltending coach with the British Columbia Hockey League's (BCHL) Alberni Valley Bulldogs.

The Selkirk College Saints men’s hockey team is pleased to announce that head coach Alex Evin has accepted a new position as assistant coach and goaltending coach with the British Columbia Hockey League's (BCHL) Alberni Valley Bulldogs.

UPDATED: Bombers drop heartbreaker to DW Poppey at Rugby Championships

The LVR Bombers, seen here in dark against Stanley Humphries during the Kootenay Final, rebounded to defeat Sir Charles Tupper at the BC High School AA Rugby Championships. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers dropped a heartbreaker at the BC High School AA Boy's Rugby Championships Thursday in Abbotsford.

D.W. Poppey of Langley scored the winning points in the final minutes of he game to edge the Bombers 13-7 in consolation round action.

The loss drops LVR into bottom half of the 16-team draw.

"We played amazing defence and beat them physically, but had our troubles getting our offence to click," said Bomber coach Michael Joyce.