Knights open season with win

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Sports

Kincardine District Secondary School kicked off a new sports campaign in dramatic fashion.

Overtime was needed to determine the outcome of the first Bluewater Athletic Association basketball game of the season, and the KDSS senior girls came out on top.

Robyn Quinn had eight points for the Knights, including the game winning basket in overtime, in a 30-28 win in Port Elgin. Katrina Richards, Rachelle Schroeder and Ashley Campbell each scored six points for the Saugeen District Secondary School Raiders. The senior girls were in Kitchener on the weekend competing in a tournament.

The Knights will try to move to 2-0 today (Wednesday) with the Walkerton District Central School Riverhawks will visit the high school. WDCS was defeated 35-21 in their season opener by the John Diefenbaker Secondary School Trojans from Hanover.

The WDCS junior girls will also be in town today to face the KDSS junior girls. The junior Knights also opened the season with a win in Port Elgin last week. They knocked off the SDSS Royals in a game that did certainly did not need overtime. Amber Howald scored eight points for Kincardine in a 28-8 victory of the Royals. Mallory Earnshaw led the hosts in scoring with six of her team’s eight points.

In the BAA North Division, Peninsula Shores crushed West Hill Secondary School of Owen Sound 45-4. The OSCVI Falcons outscored St. Mary’s High School 39-28. In junior action, PSDS beat West Hill 32-17, while the Falcons edged out the SMHS Mustangs 23-21

The KDSS volleyball teams were in Walkerton yesterday (Tuesday) to kick off the season. The BAA regular season actually began last week, but Kincardine was idle. Yesterday, they were at WDCS to face four opponents in a mini-tournament designed to cut the travel schedule. Both the junior and senior teams were to face the host Riverhawks, the JDSS Trojans, the Chesley District High School Cougars and the SDSS Royals. WDCS opened up with a 2-1 win over Chesley last week.

Tomorrow, Kincardine will host the action, with regular season games at the high school against JDSS and the Sacred Heart High School Crusaders. The Crusaders are 0-1 after losing 2-1 to SDSS last week, while JDSS was 1-2 after losing to Chesley and Port Elgin. In the BAA North Division, WHSS beat both the SMHS Mustangs and Georgian Bay Secondary School 2-0 and OSCVI beat Bruce Peninsula 2-1.

In junior boys volleyball play last week, SDSS beat SHHS 2-0, while WHSS had 2-0 wins over GBSS and St. Mary’s.

In other BAA news, the BAA golf championships were held last week in Southampton. Results were not available, and calls to convenor Jim Arthur of West Hill Secondary School were not returned. Finally, the BAA tennis championship tournament will be held in Southampton tomorrow (Thursday).

- Josh Howald