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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.

No bang for the Saints as Clan steals opener from Selkirk

The Selkirk College Saints hockey team officially opened the 2016-2017 BCIHL regular season on Saturday night at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex. Prior to the puck drop, the Saints raised their fourth straight provincial championship banner to the rafters of the Castlegar rink. Selkirk College Vice President of Students & Advancement Cathy Mercer (middle left) joined members of last year's team and this year's captains for the pre-game banner ceremony.

The Selkirk College Saints opened the 2016-2017 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) regular season with a slight stumble, but nobody said the quest for a fifth straight league title would be easy.

Coming into the regular season as the four-time defending league champions, the Saints home opener Saturday night featured an entertaining game against the Simon Fraser University Clan.

A pair of powerplay goals and stellar goaltending by Jordan Liem helped the Clan escape the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex with a 3-2 victory.

Leafs hold off Rebels to edge Sunflower City squad 4-3

Leafs hold off Rebels to edge Sunflower City squad 4-3

The Nelson Leafs continue to struggle to put together 60 minutes of hockey.

The Green and White held off a late charge to edge the Castlegar Rebels 4-3 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.

Dale Howell scored twice while Jack Karran and David Lenzin added singles as the Leafs built a 4-0 lead after two periods.

However, the roof, almost, fell in on the Leafs as Castlegar struck for three goals in six minutes of play to erase the four-goal margin.