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Bombers tip off high school hoop season with a victory over Rockers

Coach Jeremy Phelan goes over a few plays during a time out during Tuesday's West Kootenay Boy's Basketball game at the Hangar.

The L.V. Rogers Bombers started off the 2014-15 B.C. High School Boy's Basketball season with a home court win Tuesday afternoon at the Hangar.

The Bombers dumped Stanley Humphries Rockers 57-27 in a West Kootenay Boy's exhibition contest.

The game was the first of the season for both teams.

The contest allowed the Bombers to get a taste of action on the eve of the first tournament of the season, beginning Friday at the Hangar and gymnasium at Mount Sentinel.

LVR is part of the 12-team boy's tournament hosted by Mount Sentinel Wildcats.

Ice finally get to taste home cooking after horrendous start to BCMMHL season

Ice netminder Jason Mailhiot will be back in the nets when Kootenay hosts Vancouver Northeast Chiefs for a weekend set in Nelson and Trail. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The Kootenay Ice are going to get a fantastic Christmas present in the form of an abundance of home games after spending most of the current BC Major Midget Hockey League season on the road.

Kootenay plays 14 of its next 18 games in West Kootenay arenas after completing a horrendous part of the schedule on the road this BCMMHL season.

“We’ve been on the road for most of the first half . . . and when we’ve played in Nanaimo and Victoria we’re getting home at one in the morning, which is a little tough,” said Ice coach Rob Wright.

Kimberley's Tom Buchy knocks off Trail's Ferguson rink to claim Men’s Kootenay Playdowns

Tom Buchy skipped his rink back to the Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship after winning the Men’s Kootenay Playdowns Sunday at the Nelson Curling Club. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Tom Buchy of Kimberley is heading back to the 2015 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship after sweeping through the Men’s Kootenay Playdowns this past weekend at the Nelson Curling Club.

Buchy, third Dave Stephenson, second Dave Toffolo and lead Darren Will doubled up Trail’s Rob Ferguson 6-3 in the B Final Sunday morning.

Buchy is the lone Kootenay rink to qualify for the BC Men’s Curling Championship.

Five teams vye for Kootenay Regional Men's Curling crown

Men's curling action is back as Nelson hosts the Kootenay Regional Playdowns at the Heritage City Curling Club.

Myron Nichol of Castlegar, fresh from winning the Nelson Open Cashspiel, is the early favourite entering the Kootenay Men’s Regionals this weekend at the Nelson Curling Club.

Nichol defeated Ken McHargue of Sparwood to claim the top prize at the cashspiel.

However, all bets are off as four other teams join the Castlegar skip in the search for the lone Kootenay berth beginning Friday at the Curling Club.

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report

Sheldon Machtans of Calgary with his latest catch from last weekend. — photo courtesy Kootenay Lake Fishing Charters

By Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures Sportfishing

Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters is here to give his monthly fishing report.

So read and enjoy.

Determined Mount Sentinel finishes volleyball season with bronze medal

The bronze-medal-winning Mount Sentinel Wildcats team includes, L-R, coach Joe Moreira, Allison Perepelkin, Malin Chernoff, Lauren Spurge, Madia Rehwald, Teya Makortoff and coach Bryce Moreira. Front, Maya Mierau, Kyra Makortoff, Lexi Tarasoff and Victoria Peebles.

For five seniors Saturday’s bronze medal victory in Kelowna culminated
hours of work in the gym, time riding on the bus to attend tournaments and
months of late nights completing homework after practice during the senior girl's volleyball season.

The Wildcats made their last game a memorable one after scoring a three
set victory over Southridge of Surrey Saturday at the BC High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships at Immaculata Gymnasium in the Central Okanagan City.

CFL Grey Cup — more than just a football game

Fans play it up for the cameras on Robson Street before the Fan Parade prior to the playing of the 2014 Grey Cup in Vancouver. — Bruce Fuhr photos

Was it, or wasn’t it?

Was it or wasn’t it a bad call, or was it or wasn’t it a great game.

The 2014 Grey Cup delivered it’s share of glitz and glimmer and, at the same time, some controversy as the Calgary Stampeders hung on to clip the Hamilton Tiger Cats 20-16 Sunday before 52,000 plus fans of Canadian Football at BC Place in Vancouver.