By The Nelson Daily SportsMaking its first trip to the provincial tournament proved not to be a disappointment for the Nelson U13 Selects.The squad came ever so close to playing for bronze, instead settling for fifth spot at the B.C. Soccer Provincial B U13 Girl’s Cup in Powell River.Nelson Youth Soccer did manage to win a pair of silver medals at Provincial B Cup Tournament play as the U13 and U18 Boy’s each lost in the final.In Powell River, the Selects finished the four-day tourney with a record of 2-1-1.The Selects fought hard throughout the tournament and the coaches are extremely pleased with the team’s overall performance this season,” said co-coach Pat Perkins.Nelson finished the eight-team tourney on a positive note by stopping Squamish Fireballs 2-0.Naomi Perkins scored both goals for Nelson, the second marker a howitzer from just outside the 18-yard box.Nelson opened with a 3-0 loss to Kamloops Blaze.Perkins said failed to take advantage of some early chances to score.The next day Nelson was able to bounce back, edging Comox Valley Fury 2-1. Darian Voisard scored both goals for Nelson.Nelson then played West Van Lightning, with a win advancing the Kootenay Reps to the bronze medal final. The game finished 1-1.Trailing 1-0, Nelson tied the contest when Naomi Perkins struck free kick to even the match at a goal.However, West Van had a better goal differential and advanced to the medal contest.U17 Selects struggle in PentictonThe Nelson Selects played well, but couldn’t get into the win column at the B.C. Soccer Provincial B U17 Girl’s Cup in Penticton.The Selects lost round robin games to Surrey United Force 6-1 and host Pinnacles 2-0 to drop into the consolation side of the draw.The contest against Penticton was in a scoreless deadlock with 10 minutes remaining before the host squad potted a pair of late goals.During its final game, the Reps dropped a heartbreaking 2-1 decision to Williams Lake.“Tough tourney for our girls . . . they had high hopes,” said co-coach Cam Paterson. “Regardless of score sheet out comes, it was a very successful weekend with many (lessons) learned from players to coaches and the team.”U15s fail to take advantage of great startAfter opening with great 2-1 win over Prince George, the Nelson Select spiraled downward at the B.C. Soccer Provincial B U15 Boy’s Cup in 100 Mile House.The squad lost three straight, including a 4-0 setback against Terrace in consolation action.Following the day one win, Nelson lost 3-1 to Penticton at 4-2 to Victoria’s Gorge.In the latter contest the Reps were victimized by two penalty dot shots that turned the game into the favour of the Island squad.The Reps then bowed out of the tournament with the loss to [email protected]
Many of the big names from years past in men’s curling have moved up a league are in Cranbrook this weekend to compete for zone bragging rights at the Senior Men’s Region 1-2 Curling Championships.Eight teams from throughout the Kootenays are shooting for an automatic berth in the provincials at the Trail Curling Club. Some of the curlers playing include, former B.C. Brier reps Gerry Kent and Tom Shypitka of Cranbrook, Fred Thomson of Nelson, Don Freschi of Trail and Ken McHargue of Sparwood.There are two teams each from Creston, Nelson and Trail and one from both Castlegar and Sparwood.The first draw goes Friday with Tom Shypitka of Nelson facing Myron Nichol of Castlegar, the two Creston rinks squaring off Doug Hannah and Ralph Will, Nelson’s Nando Salviulo up against McHargue and Don Bedard playing fellow Trail clubmate Rob Ferguson.There are three draws Saturday before the final rep is determined in two daws Sunday.The 2013 Tim Hortons BC Seniors Curling Championship is scheduled for the Silver City February 11-17.
Coho were everywhere also. They disappeared for a few weeks out on the banks, but then a new batch showed up in full force for the remainder of our season. Most Coho salmon were between 6 – 10 pounds. Although the big Northerns showed up later in August and we were rewarded with some 12 – 16 pound Coho to round out our season. Also abundant this year were Halibut. Seemed to be a lot of them available out on the banks. Lots of chicken size Hali’s between 15 – 30 Lbs. But we still hooked into some bigger ones up to 60 Lbs, and even a couple that were too big according to the new regulations, and we released them. Most of our good fishing took place on the offshore banks. So, as long as the weather cooperated, we were able to get out there and have some crazy days of fishing. Average days offshore would have us hooking into well over 50 fish each day. And when the weather didn’t allow us to head out, we still found refuge inside the sound. Fishing was hit and miss while inside the islands, but some days produced some good fish and some of our biggest coho. All in all, it was a great season on the coast and I’d like to thank everyone who joined us this year.And now back to Kootenay Lake Our guys were still fishing Kootenay Lake on a regular basis throughout the summer. Even on the hot summer days, they managed to catch a few fish. Mostly on the downriggers due to the warm water conditions. Bull trout of smaller sizes were consistently caught each day. And a few Rainbows mixed in. And when the warm water finally caught up to us, we started fishing for Kokanee to help keep the interest. Well, that turned out to be a pleasant surprise. Some late summer Kokanee up to 18 inches made for a few exciting trips. And now we’re slowly getting ready to transition into our favorite fall fishery. Some decent Rainbows have been caught in the past week or two. Nothing huge, but still some good fish in the low teens. That’s a good start considering the water is still very warm. Looking forward to the next few months of fishing on Kootenay.What are they biting on??? It’s still a mixed bag. The weather is still warm and so is the water. So, most fish are biting on the deep lines. However, there have been a few good ones caught on the surface. September is usually best fished with downriggers. Common depths of 80 – 120 feet seem to work best. The usual flasher & hoochie combo has been successful. And some of the latest experiments have found a flasher & Bucktail fly to be catching fish also. These combinations fished on the rigger around 100ft seems to be working. Bucktails on the surface will be working also as the fish become more aggressive. Look forward to more detailed reports as we spend more and more time on the lake over the next few weeks. Tight lines……………….. Kerry Reed Reel Adventures 250-505-4963www.reeladventuresfishing.com By Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures Charters We are back from the West Coast.And what a fantastic season it was as a lot more fish were around this year. Still not the abundance of giant Chinooks, but lots of 15 – 20 Lb fish, and a few in the 30’s.