Major League Curling in town tonight

By Josh Howald

Major League Curling is coming to Kincardine tonight (Wednesday).

Two games will be played at the Kincardine Curling Club beginning at 9 p.m. Three other games will be played in Chesley in Week 3 action of the area's premier curling league.

The league features a pair of local rinks, both of which will be in action tonight on home ice. Les Shane's BDO Dunwoody rink will host Mike Hamer and his team from Port Elgin in one game. The other will feature Craig Milburn's Penetangear rink and Jeff Thomson's rink from Chesley.

This is the first of three draws to be held at the Kincardine Curling Club this season for Major League Curling. The year-end playoff tournament will also be held in Kincardine this season.

CWOSSA title for junior girls

By Josh Howald

The youngsters are CWOSSA champions.

The 2015 BAA and CWOSSA junior girls basketball champions. Back row, from left, Scott Mahood, Cailyn McKay, Jenna Dennis, Lily Freiburger, Callie Martyn, Hailey vandenHogen and Vince Yenssen. Front row, left, Eva Mallett, Madison Beishuizen, Julia McGregor and Avery Perrier. Missing from the photo is Slayde Millar, Laura Fohkens and Ariel Luinstra.


The Kincardine District Secondary School junior girls basketball team captured a CWOSSA title Saturday in Waterford with a victory over Woodland Christian High School. The Knights cruised past the Breslau school in the final, leading by 12 points at the half and left a mark on the CWOSSA tourney with a 45-23 win.

Bulldogs edge out Flyers

By Josh Howald

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs remained within striking distance of the first place Walkerton Hawks with a 4-3 win Sunday afternoon in Goderich.

It was Kincardine's only game of the weekend, though several Bulldogs were involved in the All-Star and Prospects Games played Saturday evening in Mitchell. Sunday's 4-3 win over the Flyers kept Kincardine within six points of the Hawks with two games in hand, and gives them a 13-4-1 record overall in Western Junior C League action.

CWOSSA Silver for KDSS seniors

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine District Secondary School senior girls basketball team was more than prepared for the OSCVI Falcons. But it was the Peninsula Shores District School Phoenix that had their number.

"PSDS is a strong team, and they will do well at OFSAA," said KDSS head coach Vince Yenssen on Monday morning.

With the season on the line last Monday afternoon in Wiarton at the Bluewater Athletic Association Final Four tournament, the Knights came up big and crushed OSCVI 54-36 in a game that served both as a BAA semi-final and a qualifying game for the CWOSSA tournament.

But a lengthy winning streak by the Knights ended in the BAA final in spectacular fashion. The Phoenix had their way with KDSS, and captured the school's first ever BAA basketball championship with a 55-26 win over the Knights.

Wolves edged out in Durham

By Josh Howald

The Ripley Wolves dug themselves into an early 3-0 hole Saturday night in Durham, and weren't able to recover.

Billy Terpstra, Chris Brown and Jay Tremble each scored to give the Durham Thundercats a 3-0 lead a little more than 10 minutes into Saturday evening's WOAA Senior AA contest. Brown's goal came with the Wolves on a power play, and made it 2-0 for the T-Cats. Tremble's goal was a power play marker.

Kyler Nixon extended the lead to 4-0 early in the second period. It was also a power play goal. The Wolves finally got one back midway through the second. Derek Regier scored from Ryan Armstrong to make it a 4-1 game.

Running into a ....

Zach Wall stands up a hit from a Mitchell forward last week in bantam rep hockey action at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. The Tim-Br Mart bantam Kinucks edged out Mitchell 2-1 in this contest. The bantams are in action again at home tomorrow (Thursday) night at 7:30 p.m. against Seaforth. (Josh Howald photo)

Western League wins All-Star Game

Burrows, Skinner have points in Prospects Game

By Josh Howald

Home ice in the OHA Junior C Schmalz Cup quarter-finals will belong to the Western Junior C League.

That's what was on the line Saturday evening in Mitchell as the Western League All-Stars took on the best of the Georgian Bay Mid-Ontario Junior C League. The Western League came from behind in this game to earn a 4-3 win over the GBMO, thanks in part to Lauchlin Elder of the Walkerton Hawks.

The big forward was named the Western League's most valuable player after scoring the game-winning goal in the third period. He batted a rebound out of mid-air on a Western League power play to give the West a 4-3 win and record his third point of the game.

Junior Knights win BAA title

KDSS seniors lose in final, but earn CWOSSA berth

By Josh Howald

All in all, Monday was a good day for the Kincardine District Secondary School basketball program.

Marley Martyn defends earlier this season at KDSS. Martyn and the senior Knights were defeated in the BAA championship game Monday evening, but still qualified for tomorrow's CWOSSA tournament in Waterford. (Independent file photo/Josh Howald)


The junior Knights won a Bluewater Athletic Association championship Monday afternoon in Wiarton, while their senior counterparts sealed a berth at this week’s CWOSSA championship tournament in Waterford.

Shane, Milburn in Chesley tonight

The Grey-Bruce Major Curling League started a new season last Wednesday night.

However, the two local rinks did not play. Les Shane's BDO Dunwoody rink was scheduled to face Craig Milburn's Penetangear team in Port Elgin last Wednesday night but the game was postponed. It will be rescheduled, but a date has not yet been finalized.

In Port Elgin, AJ Schumacher's Auswill Farms rink defeated Al Hutchinson's RAM Promotional team 10-7, while Wade Walsh's Cooke Distributing team edged out Mike Hamer's Port Elgin rink 5-3. In Tara, Jeff Thomson of Chesley posted a 5-3 win over Steve Gregg's Merit Insurance rink while Scott Ballantyne's Georgian Bay Phoenix and Belterra Corp. rink battled back from behind to score a 9-6 win over Tom Slumskie's DeDell Seeds rink.

Wolves beat Fish, but fall to Winterhawks

By Josh Howald

The Ripley Wolves halted a three-game losing streak with an 8-5 win at home Friday night over the Shelburne Muskies. However, the Wolves were defeated 5-1 by the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks the following day to settle for a weekend split in WOAA Senior AA hockey action.

That leaves the Wolves in fifth place in the seven-team WOAA North Division with a 4-5 record.

Dylan Sayle and Brett Catto each scored twice in Friday night's 8-5 win over the visiting Muskies. Cody Britton, Drew Davidson, Tyler McCarthy and Tyson Soers each scored once. Soers goal was into an empty net with 1:20 remaining in the game.