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Former Neptune swimmer Jordan Andrusak verbally commits to NCAA university

Former Neptune Jordan Andursak (pictured center) is heading south in a few years after verbally agreeing to a NCAA scholarship at Bowling Green University. — Submitted photo

Former Nelson Neptune swimmer Jordan Andrusak is ready to take the next step in an exceptional career in the pool after making a verbal commitment to the NCAA.

Andrusak, now swimming for Pacific Coast Swimming in Victoria, recently committed to Bowling Green State University for 2017-18.

“Jordan made a great connection with [head coach] Matt [Ense] and his program and is looking forward to being a Falcon for the next four years,” said father Greg Andrusak.

Selkirk College Saints Take Two on the Road

Selkirk College Saints second-year forward Dallas Calvin scored the shootout winner in Friday night’s game against the University of Victoria Vikes as part of the team’s two road victories over the weekend.

The Selkirk College Saints return home this weekend riding a three-game winning streak after a pair of victories over the University of Victoria Vikes.

Selkirk College sniper Dallas Calvin scored the shootout winner Friday night and rookie goaltender Austin Wells recorded his first British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) win on Saturday night to pace the Saints on their island visit.

“It was a great outcome and exactly what we needed at this early point of the season,” says Saints head coach Brent Heaven.

Cyclocross Race at Red, October 30

Cyclocross Race at Red, October 30

Some new excitement is scheduled at Red -- the region's first cyclocross race ever!  Hope for good weather on October 30, for the sake of cyclocross racers doing the  "Hallocross" event.  This is a fun race; for those rare individuals who don't already know all about it, here's a definition cribbed from Wikipedia:

Break out the ice bags, Fight Night #2 Saturday at Rod & Gun Club

Twelve-year-old Elias Martinez spars with his coach during training at the Nelson Boxing Club in preparation for Saturday's Nelson Fight Night #2. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Boxing is coming back to Nelson.

Actually the Nelson Boxing Club is flourishing very well, thank you very much, at its new digs in the basement under Pharmasave on Baker Street.

So much that the club is preparing to host Nelson Fight Night #2, the second boxing card in less than a year Saturday at the Nelson Rod and Gun Club.

“It feels real good to be able to fight again in front of my home town,” Elias Martinez said during a break in training this week at the Nelson Boxing Club.

Rossland Trail Roller Girls raise money for team-mate's son at Rossland Fall Fair game

Rossland Trail Roller Girls raise money for team-mate's son at Rossland Fall Fair game

It’s amazing what an active community can accomplish together, if a recent roller derby fundraiser is any indication.

The Rossland Trail Roller Girls (RTRG) rallied its sister teams – the Dam City Rollers and the Nelson Killjoys – last month to join them in a special exhibition game to raise funds for their teammate’s son who is battling cancer.  The team is overjoyed to report that over $1,700 was collected for Kirsten Stevenson’s son Dax during "Derby for Dax," held at the Rossland Fall  Fair on the Golden City Days weekend.

Selkirk College Saints Offence Explodes After Mini Slump

The Selkirk College Saints earned their first victory of the BCIHL regular season on Saturday night in Burnaby with a 5-2 win over the Simon Fraser University Clan. Rookie forward Jack Mills scored two goals in the game. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

It took eight periods of regular season British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) play, but the Selkirk College Saints offense finally woke up and welcomed the 2016-2017 campaign.

On a roadtrip to the Lower Mainland over the weekend, the four-time defending league champions took on the Simon Fraser University Clan on Saturday evening in Burnaby.

Facing a 2-0 deficit early in the third period, the Saints erupted for five unanswered goals in the final 15 minutes of the game to claim a 5-2 win.

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — Rainbows coming out to play

Just one of the many fish caught during on the coastal waters. — Photo courtesy Reel Adventures Sportfishing

It's time for another boat load of fishing information from Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Sportfishing. Now that summer is over what better time is there to get out in the boat for some fishing.