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Boundary soccer league gearing up for spring season -- calling for coaches

Soccer ball. Photo credit Katie Brady via Flickr.

The Boundary Youth Soccer Association (BYSA) is getting ready for their coming soccer season, but they could use more help from the community. 

Each year, for the past four years, the BYSA has had at least 300 kids enrolled in their league. And each year it has grown a little more. This year, they already have at least 60 children registered in their "Kicks for Kids" program, which is a free entry-level program for toddler-aged kids. 

Dyck shoots Saints past TRU 3-2 in shootout

Dyck shoots Saints past TRU 3-2 in shootout

Darnell Dyck scored in shootout to lift the Selkirk College Men's Hockey team to a 3-2 victory over Thompson Rivers University in B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League action Saturday in Kamloops.

The win keeps the hopes for another first place BCIHL finish for the Saints alive.

Saturday night Selkirk hosts Simon Fraser University in a huge game.

Selkirk currently trails the Clan by two points for first place in the BCIHL standings, but they are assured of overtaking their Lower Mainland rivals with three straight wins to close out the regular season.

Mt. Sentinel Grad Kendra Wayling gets grand send off at UBC/O

Kendra Wayling, with parents Rand and Christine, was recently honoured during Senior's Night at UBC/Okanagan. — Photo courtesy UBC/O Athletics

Castlegar's Kendra Wayling varsity volleyball career is not over quite yet.

Wayling, who was ceremoniously sent off during Senior’s Night at UBC/Okanagan, helped the Heat defeat Brandon 2-0 in the best-of-three Canada West Women’s Volleyball series Friday night and advance to the Final Four next weekend in Vancouver.

The Heat, after surprising the Bobcats Thursday in the opener, won the second match of the series 3-1 (29-31, 25-18, 25-23, 25-19).

Hawks, Leafs headed for Murdoch Division showdown; Bruins fall out of playoff race

Hawks, Leafs headed for Murdoch Division showdown; Bruins fall out of playoff race

It appears the Beaver Valley Nitehawks and Nelson Leafs are heading for a showdown to decide the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Murdoch Division regular season title.

Both teams took care of business during the weekend setting up the final regular season game February 22 in Fruitvale as the deciding game.

Nelson swept the Grand Forks Border Bruins in a weekend series, Saturday’s 6-5 win in the Boundary City as the clincher.

The Leafs opened with a 6-4 win Friday at home.

Leafs outlast Bruins 6-4 to remain atop Murdoch Division; Hawks double Rebels

Former Leaf now Bruin, Connor Gross, gets held up by Linden Horswill during Friday's KIJHL clash of Murdoch rivals at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The Grand Forks Border Bruins posted two straight wins over the Nelson Leafs.

The Leafs were not going to allow the Bruins to make it three.

Travis Wellman, Jamie Vlanich and team captain Darnel St. Pierre combined for 10 points to lead the Leafs to a 6-4 victory over the Bruins in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday night at the Civic Centre Arena.

The win keeps Nelson in first place in the Murdoch Division, two points ahead of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks, and all but eliminates the Bruins from postseason play.

Castlegar Kraft Hockeyville bid nets 589 uploads

Castlegar Kraft Hockeyville bid nets 589 uploads

Castlegar's 17-day push to become Kraft Hockeyville 2014 is over, netting 461 nominations and 589 uploads to the Kraft website – and now the waiting begins.

City councillor Dan Rye said the first round of winners will be announced on March 8 during Hockey Night in Canada, and will include eight winners from Western Canada and eight from Eastern Canada.

Trail Winter Swim Club makes splash at Kelowna meet

Photo: From left to right, Aby Elwood, Dylan Kormendy and Eden Kormendy

Competitive swimmers from the Trail Winter Swim Club (TWSC) - Trail Regional Academy of EXcellence (TRAX) Aquatic Program competed in the Kelowna SNOW FEST Invitational Short Course Swim Meet Jan. 17 to 19.