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Little League All Stars gearing up for provincials

Little League All Stars gearing up for provincials

Veteran little league players are working toward the big goal of national competition, after the region’s little league all-star team was picked last night at Andy Bilesky Park.

Twenty-one baseball players, aged 11-12, tried out for the team but only 12 were chosen, six of whom are veterans from last year's all-star team.

“[This season] is basically five weeks unless we win the provincial tournament, then it would be extended another week or 10 days because then we'd go to the nationals,” said team coach D.J.Ashman.

Pickleball play promised in park

Pickleball play promised in park

Trail Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce the City’s new Pickleball courts at Butler Park will officially open with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. on June 21. The courts, recently converted from one of the park’s tennis courts, will accommodate the avid Pickleball players from the Region.

McKay boys, O'Keefe and Southam earn spots on Zone One Golf squad

McKay boys, O'Keefe and Southam earn spots on Zone One Golf squad

Tyler McKay of Rossland fired a 36-hole total of 146 to capture the BC Amateur Qualifer Sunday at Birchbank Golf Course near Trail.

McKay edged Karson O'Keefe pf Creston by one stroke, firing rounds of 71 Saturday at Redstone near Rossland and 75 Sunday at Birchbank.

Braden McKay pf Birchbank was third at 148 followed by Granite Pointe golfer Hanno Southam at 157.

In the BC Junior qualifier, the McKay boys finished one-two with Southam third.

Aiden and Trevor Browell, both of Champion Lake near Fruitvale, were fourth and fifth, repectively.

Saints added some grit to lineup of two-time defending BCIHL champs

New recruit Tyler Kerner is one of those players who is difficult to play against. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College Saints

The Selkirk Saints added some grit to the lineup for the 2014/15 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season.

The Saints announced a playing commitment from forward Tyler Kerner of Taber, Alta., to attend Selkirk College.

"Tyler is a hard-working, physical winger who plays the game with lots of energy and competes hard," head coach Jeff Dubois of the two-time defending BCIHL Champion Saints said.

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report

There's some pretty big fish in Kootenay Lake. — Photo courtesy Reel Adventures Sportfishing

By Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures Sportfishing

May is over and June is nearing the midway point. So there's plenty of time this month to hook a big one on Kootenay Lake.

Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters is here to give his monthly fishing report. So read and enjoy.

Dam City Rollers face off against Rossland/Trail today after big win against Nelson last weekend

Photo courtesy CMS Photography

Dam City Rollers continue their undefeated season with a win against the Killjoys after a May 31 bout.

Dam City Rollers (Castlegar team) scored 358 against the Killjoys (Nelson team), who scored 276 during the game in the Trail arena.

“We expected that it was going to be a challenge,” said Dam City Rollers team captain Kitty Karnage. “We felt confident as a team that we were definite contenders to take the game.”

Aquanauts swim to success

Aquanauts swim to success

            This past weekend the Castlegar Aquanauts participated in their first competitive swim meet of the season in Nelson, BC. A total of 36 swimmers competed for the Aquanauts. Along with them, teams from Nelson, Trail, Grand Forks, Kimberley, Creston, Colville and Revelstoke also competed. This swim meet consisted of six individual events and two team relay events over the course of both Saturday and Sunday.