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Bombers host annual High School Baseball Tourney in Trail

Braeden Zarikoff will be on the mound for LVR as high school baseball comes to Trail. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Okay Bombers, let’s . . . play . . . ball.

Unfortunately, the first home game for the L.V. Rogers High School Baseball team will not be at the newly refurbished Queen Elizabeth Park in Nelson.

Bomber fans need to travel 80 kilometers to the west to Trail for the 2015 LVR High School Tournament.

“Unfortunately for accommodations and such we had to make a decision about two weeks ago,” said Bomber manager Ron Mace when asked why the move to Trail.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Selkirk Saints Student Athletes

Selkirk College Saints players who were recognized for outstanding achievement in the classroom by maintaining a 3.0 grade point average over the course of the 2014-2015 season included: (L-R) Thomas Hardy, Stefan Gonzales, James Prigione, Tanner Lenting, Ryan Procyshyn, Darnell Dyck, Steven Glass, Logan Proulx, Mitch Rosko, Mason Spear, Tylor Branzsenand Steven Pantazopoulos. — Bob Hall photo

The Selkirk College Saints closed out an amazing British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League season with the awards banquet held recently at the Castlegar Recreation Complex.

The ceremony saw many of the Saints players honoured for their achievements in the run to the 2015 BCIHL title.

Twelve student athletes were presented with certificates to recognize achievements in the classroom.

Selkirk College Saints Continue Rebuild of Defence Core

Richard Gratz spent last season in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League playing for the OCN Blizzard. He will be an important part of the Selkirk College Saints rebuild of their championship defensive unit when the team resumes play in September.

The Selkirk College Men’s hockey program is pleased to announce the playing commitment of Richard Gratz to attend and compete for the Saints beginning in the 2015-2016 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season.

Live Roller Derby in Trail on Saturday!

RTRG 'Saskwatch" = one to watch!  Photo:  Lee Orr Photography.

West Kootenay Roller Derby (WKRD) rolls into the Trail Arena this Saturday for a couple of match ups that will make your head spin.

The action starts at 5 p.m. when the home team, the Rossland Trail Roller Girls (RTRG), take on Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers. The Dams are coming in hot after defeating their competition last season. But the Nelson Killjoys reminded them last month that it’s anyone’s game when they outplayed Castlegar in the first double-header of Season 6.

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — Chasing early spring Bull Trout

Nelson resident, Con Diamond shows off his trophy Bull Trout from a couple weeks ago. — Photo courtesy Nick Diamond Photography

March is done and now it's time to move into April as Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters drafts up another few tips for fishing on Kootenay Lake with the Kootenay Lake Fishing Report.

So read and enjoy.

March saw some mixed weather patterns rolling in, so our days were hit and miss.  We did spend a lot of time on the rivers chasing early spring Bull Trout and we had a blast.

UPDATE: Hunt scores, but Tigers drop opener to Hitmen

Nelson Minor Hockey grad Dryden Hunt begins play in the second round of the WHL playoffs against Calgary Friday. — Photo courtesy Medicine Hat Tigers

Nelson's Dryden Hunt scored once but the Hitmen replied with three of their own as Calgary posted a 3-1 victory over Medicine Hat Tigers Friday in the opener of the Eastern Conference Semi-Final at The Arena in Medicine Hat.

Calgary takes a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series with Games two and three set for Sunday and Monday at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

Game four is back in Medicine Hat Friday.

Catch the Spirit: GFI prepares for another exciting year

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Catch the Spirit, the Grand Forks International Baseball Tournament (GFI) is back for another year, starting June 30th and ending July 5th 2015.

I have been involved in different capacities with this tournament since 2008 and am very excited to be in this position, working with such enthusiastic and dedicated, board of directors, volunteer team leaders and volunteers for this 34th tournament.