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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.”

CBT Inviting Applications for Recreation Infrastructure Grants

CBT Inviting Applications for Recreation Infrastructure Grants

The Editor says: Recreation groups -- need money? Read this press release from CBT and sharpen your wits and your pencils.

Columbia Basin Trust is once again looking to provide funding support  to groups and organizations wanting to create new or upgrade existing recreation amenities in your area. This funding can be used for outdoor and indoor sport and recreation facilities like parks, trails, courts and fields.

Selkirk College Saints Thump Eastern Washington University

Selkirk College Saints second-year forward Dallas Calvin recorded two points in his team’s 6-1 victory over Eastern Washington University on Saturday night. The Trail-raised player currently leads the BCIHL in points. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

A four-goal second period outburst helped the Selkirk College Saints to a 6-1 Saturday night win over the Eastern Washington University Eagles.

The four-time defending British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champion Saints hosted their regional rivals at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex for their only contest of the weekend. The Saints were looking to stay within striking distance of first place in the league, while the Eagles were still searching for their first victory of the season.

Nelson Kayak and Canoe Club coach earns provincial recognition

Jason Rusu (back) paddling with Reece Boulanger was honoured at the Canoe Kayak BC’s annual awards and scholarship banquet. — Submitted photo

A local paddler received provincial recognition recently in Burnaby for paddling excellence this past season.

Jason Rusu from the Nelson Kayak and Canoe Club was named BC’s Master Male Athlete of the Year during the Canoe Kayak BC’s annual awards and scholarship banquet.

“Jason is the heart of our club and the motivation for many of our sprint team paddlers,” said club member Heather Potkins.

Roller Derby comes to Castlegar Saturday

Roller Derby comes to Castlegar Saturday

The Dam City Rollers are excited to get our seventh season rolling - We're starting it off with a home game. Two high caliber local teams, the Dam City Rollers of Castlegar will face off against the Nelson Killjoys.. This game will be full of big hits, fast, agile jamming and strategic blocking.

"The game is changing; it's fast, it's hard, and it's going to leave someone flying into the suicide seats,” said Amber Harper, aka Pantsoff.

Paulson Ski Trails Have Two New Bridges

Paulson Ski Trails Have Two New Bridges

Just in time for the coming ski season, the Castlegar Nordic Ski Club has completed the installation of two new ski trail bridges at the Paulson Ski Trails, located along highway 3 near the Paulson summit, 32 km. west of Castlegar.  The new bridges replace old log structures crossing Big Sheep Creek on the club’s Short-Loop and Mid-Loop trails.  Both bridges, which were designed by SNT Engineering Ltd. of Nelson, have 3 metre wide timber decks with steel superstructures and are 11 metres in length.