Knights defeat rival Crusaders at home

The Kincardine District Secondary School boys hockey team defeated the rival Sacred Heart High School Crusaders Friday afternoon in a fast-paced, entertaining hockey game at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.

Tanner Reid is knocked off his feet by a Sacred Heart forward Friday in BAA boys hockey action at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)


Bulldogs beat Mitchell again

By Josh Howald

Payton Dunlop scored in overtime Sunday night to give the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs a 2-1 win over the Mitchell Hawks.

With the teams playing 3-on-3 in overtime, Dunlop took a pass from Tyler Fregona and unloaded a bomb in the slot that cleanly beat Graeme Laueresen in the Mitchell net and snapped a 1-1 tie.

Shane ends regular season with win

Les Shane’s BDO Canada rink closed out the Brokerlink Insurance Grey-Bruce Major Curling League regular season with a 4-3 win over Mike Hamer.

Les Shane and his BDO Canada rink will open the playoffs tonight in Hanover. (Josh Howald photo)


The result positioned Shane's rink into a share of fifth place in the standings with Steve Gregg's Merit Insurance rink. Both teams finished with a 3-4 record. They will both compete in the B Division playoffs, set to begin tonight (Wednesday) at the Hanover Curling Club.

Wolves beat Thundercats at home

A hat trick by Drew Davidson and 54 saves from Kurt Edwards led the Ripley Wolves to a 7-4 win over Durham Saturday night in WOAA Senior AA hockey action.

Davidson had three goals and an assist for the Wolves, who improved to 5-6-1 on the season. He and Jordan Turcotte had first period goals for Ripley, who debuted their new white home sweaters for the home crowd Saturday. David Leblanc and Randy Cox replied for the T-Cats and the game was even at 2-2 at the first intermission. Cox's goal was a power play goal. Cody Britton and Brian Stanley set up Davidson's goal, while Ryan Armstrong and Shawn Stewart had the helpers on Turcotte's goal.

Ripley girls win OSDSS tournament

The Ripley-Huron Community School Ravens girls volleyball team came home from the OSDSS elementary school girls volleyball tournament in Owen Sound Saturday as champions.

The Ravens opened the day with a two-game sweep of Bruce Peninsula. The first set was a tight 25-22 win, but Ripley cruised to a 25-8 win in the second.

Local golfer acquires Ainsdale

Candlers acquire course from Mackay family

By Josh Howald

Ainsdale Golf Course has been sold to Charles and Taylor (nee Schmidt) Candler.

"It's always been a dream for both of us to own a course," said Taylor Candler in a phone interview last week. "Right now we are both working long hours, but it's apart. We figured it would be nice to be able to do it together."

Candler is a graduate of Kincardine District Secondary School who played at Oklahoma University on an NCAA golf scholarship. She is a familiar face to those on the local golf scene, and is looking forward to returning back home. She met husband Charles on the golf course and married last summer. They have a three-year-old, Wyatt, which is a big reason for the change of venue. Currently, the Candlers are working at a golf course in Wichita.

 Knights knock off Owen Sound 5-2

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine District Secondary School girls hockey team kicked off the season with a 5-2 win last Tuesday afternoon on home ice.

KDSS scores a third period goal last Tuesday afternoon against Saugeen District. (Josh Howald photo)


The Knights were in control of this contest against Saugeen District Secondary School at the Davidson Centre from start to finish.

Maddie Beishuizen paced the KDSS offence with a goal and three assists. Laura Fohkens scored a pair of goals for KDSS, while Maddie McBride and Alyssa Andrews each scored once. Alice Thorpe and Abby McCormick also had assists in the win.

 Knights go winless in Timmins

By Josh Howald

All good things must come to an end.

And the season came to an end for the Kincardine District Secondary School girls basketball team on Friday in Timmins at the OFSAA provincial championship tournament.

The Knights went 0-3 at the Ontario high school hoops tourney against some top-notch competition.

The Bluewater Athletic Association and CWOSSA champions made the long trip to Timmins to open against the #7 seeded Nicholson Catholic College Thursday afternoon.

KDSS was seeded #13 in the 20-team tournament of champions. The Knights hung tough against Nicholson, and trailed by just one point at the half, but were outscored 19-12 in a wide-open fourth quarter and were defeated 40-33. Georgia Fields was Kincardine's top scorer in this game with eight points.

Split with the league leaders

`Dogs face Walkerton and Mitchell again this weekend

By Josh Howald

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs knew they had a tough weekend in store for them. It had a tough start, but a nice finish as the third place 'Dogs split games with the two teams ahead of them in the Provincial Junior Hockey League's Pollock Division standings.

Brett Burrows finds Keegan McLelland for a second period goal Saturday night at home against the Mitchell Hawks. (Barb McKay photo)


After a 5-1 beating Friday night at the hands of the first -place Walkerton Hawks, Kincardine bounced back neatly with a 4-1 win at home Saturday night over second place Mitchell.

CWOSSA silver for junior boys

It was a silver season for the Kincardine District Secondary School junior boys volleyball team.

The Knights saved their best volleyball of the season for when it mattered - at the CWOSSA A Volleyball Championship tournament in Waterford on Nov. 17. Kincardine won all three preliminary round matches at CWOSSA. KDSS defeated Valley Heights High School 25-12, 25-18, Rockway Mennonite College 25-18, 23025, 16-14 and Emmanuel Christian High School 25-14, 25-21.

The moved KDSS into the CWOSSA championship game, where they would have a rematch against Rockway Mennonite. KDSS started strong in the first set, but coughed up the lead at the end of the game and dropped a 26-24 decision. Kincardine stormed back in the second set to win 25-21. Unfortunately, the Knights came up short in the third and final set and dropped a 15-7 final. However, the team had reached the goal it had set at the start of the season (which was to compete for a CWOSSA championship).