So far, so good for soccer Knights


By Josh Howald

It's been nothing but goals, goals and more goals for the Kincardine District Secondary School boys soccer team in the early stages of the Bluewater Athletic Association season.

Shane McCarthy, left, challenges a Chesley player Thursday in BAA soccer action in Kincardine. McCarthy scored once in a 7-0 KDSS win over the Cougars. (Josh Howald photo)


The Knights had outscored the opposition 12-0 going into a game yesterday (Tuesday) in Hanover against the John Diefenbaker Secondary School Trojans. The Knights will also be in action tomorrow (Thursday) at home against the Saugeen District Secondary School Royals.

The Knights kicked off the season with a 5-0 win last Tuesday in Walkerton against the Walkerton District Community School Riverhawks. Chris Coady scored a pair for the Knights in this game, which was close until the final minutes. Sam Thompson scored on a lovely cross that went off a Riverhawks defender and Dylan Wolfe put the game away in the 75th minute with his first high school goal.

"Thompson was the player of the match," head coach Watson Morris said in an e-mail Monday afternoon, "with brilliant crosses and accurate passes."

KDSS followed that up Thursday with a convincing 7-0 trouncing of the Chesley District Community School Cougars in miserable conditions at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. The Knights took a 3-0 lead in a rainy, wet first half and then pulled away from the Cougars in the second half as the weather conditions improved.

Coady, named player of the match, led the charge offensively with three goals. Defensively, the KDSS was led by rookie goaltender Nathan Troke, who posted the clean sheet. Shane McCarthy, Thompson and Kyle Hunter each scored once to round out the scoring.

Kincardine looked calm with the ball and was in control for the duration of Thursday match against the Cougars. Hunter's goal came on a penalty. He calmly buried a shot to the bottom left corner of the goal. Captain Will Sharpe was a force in this game as well.

KDSS hopes to keep the ball rolling, so to speak, this week against the Trojans and Royals - both winless in opening week action. Sacred Heart High School is 1-0 after a 5-0 win over SDSS last week.

Meanwhile, the KDSS girls soccer team also kicked off the season with a win last Tuesday in Walkerton. The girls shut out the Riverhawks 3-0. The KDSS girls were idle on Thursday, however, as Chesley is not fielding a girls soccer team this season.

Both JDSS and SDSS do have girls teams, however, so the Knights were in action yesterday in Hanover and will play at home tomorrow (Thursday) following the boys game. The boys game will begin at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Davidson Centre with the girls game to follow at 3:45 p.m.


The KDSS girls rugby team took a 1-0 record into a pair of Monday afternoon games at JDSS in Hanover. The Knights were to play the Sacred Heart High School Crusaders in a 2 p.m. game and then take on the WDCS Riverhawks later in the afternoon.


Kincardine will host the Bluewater Athletic Association track and field championships May 10 at the Davidson Centre.