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LVR grad Sean Denison experiences career year playing pro hoops in Romania

LVR grad Sean Denison (15) fights through two defenders during action for CSM Oradea in Romania. — Photo courtesy Andor Morton, Total Baschet

When Sean Denison hopped a flight last summer for Romania, he hoped the move to the European Basketball team would be a good one.

Well the move proved to be good for CSM Oradea, Denison’s new club, and amazing for the former L.V. Rogers hoop star.

Not only did CSM Oradea make history but also Denison realized a happiness about playing the sport again that had been missing for a few years.

Golden Boot is up for grabs — Killjoys meet Dam City Rollers

The Nelson Killjoys and Dam City Rollers of Castlegar battle it out for bragging rights at the NDCC Arena. — Photo submitted

The Golden Boot is up for grabs.

And the Nelson Killjoys want it — again.

The defending West Kootenay Roller Derby champs are back in the final, this time against Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers as the league culminates a season with the Mountain Mayhem 5 Saturday at the NDCC Arena.

The Final goes at 7 p.m. with the consolation contest starting at 5 p.m. between Valley Brutality against the Rossland Trail Rollergirls.

Little League All Stars gearing up for provincials

Little League All Stars gearing up for provincials

Veteran little league players are working toward the big goal of national competition, after the region’s little league all-star team was picked last night at Andy Bilesky Park.

Twenty-one baseball players, aged 11-12, tried out for the team but only 12 were chosen, six of whom are veterans from last year's all-star team.

“[This season] is basically five weeks unless we win the provincial tournament, then it would be extended another week or 10 days because then we'd go to the nationals,” said team coach D.J.Ashman.

Pickleball play promised in park

Pickleball play promised in park

Trail Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce the City’s new Pickleball courts at Butler Park will officially open with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. on June 21. The courts, recently converted from one of the park’s tennis courts, will accommodate the avid Pickleball players from the Region.

McKay boys, O'Keefe and Southam earn spots on Zone One Golf squad

McKay boys, O'Keefe and Southam earn spots on Zone One Golf squad

Tyler McKay of Rossland fired a 36-hole total of 146 to capture the BC Amateur Qualifer Sunday at Birchbank Golf Course near Trail.

McKay edged Karson O'Keefe pf Creston by one stroke, firing rounds of 71 Saturday at Redstone near Rossland and 75 Sunday at Birchbank.

Braden McKay pf Birchbank was third at 148 followed by Granite Pointe golfer Hanno Southam at 157.

In the BC Junior qualifier, the McKay boys finished one-two with Southam third.

Aiden and Trevor Browell, both of Champion Lake near Fruitvale, were fourth and fifth, repectively.

Saints added some grit to lineup of two-time defending BCIHL champs

New recruit Tyler Kerner is one of those players who is difficult to play against. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College Saints

The Selkirk Saints added some grit to the lineup for the 2014/15 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season.

The Saints announced a playing commitment from forward Tyler Kerner of Taber, Alta., to attend Selkirk College.

"Tyler is a hard-working, physical winger who plays the game with lots of energy and competes hard," head coach Jeff Dubois of the two-time defending BCIHL Champion Saints said.

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report

There's some pretty big fish in Kootenay Lake. — Photo courtesy Reel Adventures Sportfishing

By Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures Sportfishing

May is over and June is nearing the midway point. So there's plenty of time this month to hook a big one on Kootenay Lake.

Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters is here to give his monthly fishing report. So read and enjoy.