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UPDATED: Bombers drop heartbreaker to DW Poppey at Rugby Championships

The LVR Bombers, seen here in dark against Stanley Humphries during the Kootenay Final, rebounded to defeat Sir Charles Tupper at the BC High School AA Rugby Championships. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers dropped a heartbreaker at the BC High School AA Boy's Rugby Championships Thursday in Abbotsford.

D.W. Poppey of Langley scored the winning points in the final minutes of he game to edge the Bombers 13-7 in consolation round action.

The loss drops LVR into bottom half of the 16-team draw.

"We played amazing defence and beat them physically, but had our troubles getting our offence to click," said Bomber coach Michael Joyce.

Selkirk College Saints Excited to See Alex Evin Move Onto Next Opportunity

Alex Evin guided the Selkirk College Saints hockey team to a third straight BCIHL championship earlier this year as head coach. Evin is now moving on to the British Columbia Hockey League where he will take a new position as assistant coach and goaltending coach with the British Columbia Hockey League's (BCHL) Alberni Valley Bulldogs. — Photo courtesy Selkirk Saints Hockey Club

It didn't take long for Selkirk Saints head coach Alex Evin to get headhunted by another hockey team.

After guiding the Saints to the 2015 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championship, Evin has accepted a position as assistant coach and goaltending coach with the British Columbia Hockey League's (BCHL) Alberni Valley Bulldogs.

“I’m very fortunate to have been a head coach at such a young age and want to thank all of the Selkirk College staff, fans, volunteers and partners for their support,” said Evin.

Nelson Selects U15 Girls Claim U16 Gold

The Nelson Selects U15 Girls earned gold at the annual Terry Walgren Tournament in Nelson this past weekend. The team includes: (back L-R) Coach Paul Burkart, Rugy Creighton, Jodi Surina, Abby Beauchamp, Shane Panko-Dool, Julia Burkart; (front L-R) Sofia Arcuri, Shianne Michalchuk, Ashley Hall, Hanna Quinn (keeper), Allison Bendis, Mattea Lorenzo, Ruby Seright, Grace Dehnel, Bella Guderyan and Coach Pete Quinn. —Submitted photo

Playing against older and bigger competition, the Nelson Selects U15 Girls used speed, determination and stingy defense to fuel them to the U16 Division gold medal in the annual Terry Walgren Memorial Tournament in Nelson past weekend.

The U15s came into the tournament hungry for their first wins of the season and didn’t disappoint amassing a perfect 4-0 record and not allowing a single goal against.

Roller Derby -- Last Game of the Season!

Roller Derby -- Last Game of the Season!

Roller derby is heating up in Trail with temperatures set to rise Saturday.

West Kootenay Roller Derby presents a double header at the Comino Arena – the last regular game of the season.  The Rossland Trail Roller Girls intend to make their hometown fans proud by stopping The Nelson Killjoys from securing a win that would put them in 1st place going into the playoffs.

Nelson Eagles fly high at Kelowna hoop tournament

The Nelson Eagles (white jerseys) played well at a tournament this past weekend in Kelowna. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Eagles finished 2-1 at the U17 KMBA Boys Basketball Tourney this past weekend in Kelowna.

The Eagles, consisting of players mostly from L.V. Rogers High School and Castlegar, defeated KMBA Reps from Kelowna in the consolation final Sunday.

“(We) caught the KMBA squad on the back end of a double-header and took full advantage, pushing the tempo and scoring easily in transition,” said Eagles coach Jeremy Phelan.

LVR rocks Rockers en route to Kootenay Rugby Championship

 Bombers Chase Gilbertson carries a pair of Rocker tacklers past the Try Line during the first half of Wednesday's Kootenay Rugby Final at the Lakeside Pitch. — The Nelson Daily photo

Chase Gilbertson scored two tries to lead the L.V. Rogers Bombers to a convincing 43-0 romp over Castlegar’s Stanley Humphries Rockers in the Kootenay High School Boy’s Rugby Championship Wednesday afternoon at the Lakeside Pitch in Nelson.

LVR, the defending Kootenay Champion, now advances to the BC High School Boy’s AA Rugby Championships May 27-30 in Abbotsford.

The game was never in doubt as the host Bombers ran all over the Rockers from the opening kick off.

Eli Wilson, Ryan Lewis, Ray Bisonette and Sam Woodward also scored for LVR.

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