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LVR Bombers need shootout to capture BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championship

Smiling from ear to ear with the Provincial High School banner, the LVR Bombers pose for the team picture following a victory in the BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Final. — Photo courtesy Abby Bouchier-Willans

Maya Ida scored the winning goal in shootout to spark the L.V. Rogers Bombers to a 2-1 victory over St. Thomas Moore of Vancouver in the final of the 2016 BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships Friday in Campbell River.

Ida was the seventh shooter in the thrilling tie-breaker that decided the AA Girl’s Soccer title, the first for LVR since the 1997 and 1998 when the Bombers won back to back provincial titles under the guidance of coach Dave Simpson.

Perkins scores five times to power LVR into final of BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships

Bomber senior striker Naomi Perkins had the game of her life, scoring five times en route to sparking LVR past Okanagan Mission of Kelowna 6-1. - Submitted photo

It was the Naomi Perkins show at the 2016 BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships Friday in Campbell River.

The Bomber striker scored five times to power L.V. Rogers past Okanagan Mission of Kelowna 6-1 in semi final action.

The win gives LVR a spot in the tournament final Saturday against St. Thomas Moore of Vancouver.

The Lower Mainland squad needed overtime and shootout to edge St. Michael’s University of Vancouver Island 1-0.

Bombers flying high after Day one of 2016 BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships

The Bombers get some direction from the coaching staff during Day one of the 2016 BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships in Campbell River. — Submitted photo

Oh so close but yet so far away for the L.V. Rogers Bombers at the 2016 BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships in Campbell River.

Still a shot a the Final Four remains in the cards for the Kootenay Reps after the Bombers finished Day one of the 16-team tournament tied for top spot in Pool D with Seycove of North Vancouver — both teams finishing with four points on identical 1-0-1 records.

However, the Bombers could have been the driver's seat had it not been for a late game collapse against Ladysmith.

Bombers ready to challenge elite at 2016 BC High School AA Girl's Soccer Championships

The LVR Bombers, seen here listening to Brett Adams of the Whitecaps during a tournament in Kelowna, enter the 2016 BC High School AA Girl's Soccer Championships with high hopes of gaining a medal. — Submitted photo

The Kootenay Champion L.V. Rogers Bombers look to make some noise as the Heritage City team opens play Thursday at the 2016 BC High School AA Girl's Soccer Championships in Campbell River.

The Bombers, which easily disposed of J. Lloyd Crowe and David Thompson of Invermere at the recent Kootenay High School AA Girl's Soccer Championships in Creston, begin divisional action at the 16-team tournament against Burnsview of Delta Thursday at 11 a.m.

LVR Bombers edge Bateman to capture BC High School AA Tier II Rugby Crown

Eli Swan accepts the Provinicial trophy as well as the Most Sportsmanlike and Commissioners Award for LVR. — Submitted photo

After the final whistle, jubilation set in for the L.V. Rogers Bombers as the Kootenay Reps captured the 2016 BC High School Boy’s AA Tier II Rugby Championship with a thrilling 13-12 victory over Fraser Valley power Robert Bateman Timberwolves Saturday at Rotary Park in Abbotsford.

"The boys just raced onto the field after the whistle," Bomber head coach Michael Joyce told The Nelson Daily during a stop on the celebratory bus ride back home.

Dreams turn into reality for Nelson Nordic, Black Jack skier Julien Locke

Julien Locke . . . earns spot on National Team

It seems like only yesterday Julian Locke was burning up the snow on Kootenay Cup Race trails in Nelson, Rossland and Kimberley.

Recently, the Nelson native saw those dreams at a younger time in his life competing for Canada etched in stone after he was selected to the Men’s National Cross Country Ski Team.

Fight Night Fundraiser in Nelson shows Boxing is Back

Nelson Boxer Riel Martinez (red corner) held his own in the 35kgs Initiation match against the taller Dylan Muhlig of Cranbrook. — Bruce Fuhr photos, The Nelson Daily

It’s been a long, long . . . long time since local fighters have been able to perform in front of home supporters.

Saturday, in front of a sold out crowd at the Nelson Rod and Gun Club the Nelson Boxing Club was able to stage its first fight card in more than 30 years with the Get to the Golden Gloves Fight Night Fundraiser Event.

“This is big for us,” said the main driver behind the Nelson Boxing Club Jesse Pineiro.