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Sixth annual McLelland Classic set for July 2

Cubs also play twice at home this Saturday

By Josh Howald

Circle July 2 on your calendar, sports fans.


Inline gold for Fisher, Canada in Italy

By Josh Howald

Kendra Fisher can hang another gold medal in her trophy case.

The Kincardine native backstopped Canada to a gold medal at the FIRS World Inline Hockey Championships in Asiago, Italy last week. After recording her first shutout of the tournament in a 3-0 semi-final win over the Czech Republic on Thursday, she was between the pipes for Friday afternoon's gold medal game against the United States.

This is the third time Fisher has won a FIRS World Inline Hockey Championship.

Montana Merante opened the scoring for Canada early in Friday's gold medal game, and Brayden Ferguson made it 2-0 before the United States replied. Laura Veharanta made the game 2-1, but Canada's leading scorer, Jackie Jarrell, quickly restored a two-goal lead for the Canadians. Jarrell also assisted on Merante's tally.


Three Cardinals picked for Summer Games

By Josh Howald

Three local ball players will represent the Western Ontario Baseball Association at the Ontario Summer Games in August.

From left, Tanner Reid, Carson Watson and Travis Anderson will represent the Western Ontario Baseball Association at the Ontario Summer Games in August. (Josh Howald photo)

 


Second half attack gives United 3-0 win

Huron United is at the top of the SWRSA Men's Soccer Premier League standings after a convincing 3-0 win over the Shelburne Madmen on Sunday afternoon.

The United dominated possession and control of the match, played at the Davidson Centre, but couldn't find the back of the net until midway through the second half.

David Miller was fouled in the penalty area, and striker Ivo Ferreira made no mistake from the penalty spot. Just three minutes later Ferreira gave United a two-goal lead. Matt Brown's shot off a corner was blocked, but Ferreira was there to blast the ball into the back of the net from 10 yards out. In injury time, United put a stamp on this match when Gerrit Satosek picked up a through-ball from Mat Dennis and calmly stroked it into the bottom left-hand corner of the goal.


Safe!

Mitch Jarvis, Kincardine's pitcher, tries to make a tag at home plate to prevent Hanover from scoring during Friday night action at the Dave Dunlop midget tournament held at Connaught Park in Kincardine over the weekend. (Barb McKay photo)


New Western League name honours Clarke, Kevin Pollock

OHA Junior C becomes PJHL, West is now Pollock Division

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Bulldogs are the last team that will ever win a Western Junior C Hockey League championship.

The Western League no longer exists - instead, next season the Bulldogs will play in the Pollock Division of the Provincial Junior Hockey League.

 

OHA Junior C made a name change to the PJHL, and the Pollock Division was named to honour local refereeing legend Clarke Pollock, as well as son Kevin, currently a National Hockey League referee.


Two road wins for Cubs

Host Hanover tonight at Connaught Park

The Kincardine Cubs took two wins on the road in Thames Valley Senior Baseball League play on the weekend.

The Cubbies improved to 4-1 on the season with wins over the Woodstock Nationals and the London Area Angels.

Friday night in Woodstock, Kincardine cruised to an 11-4 win over the Nationals. Then Sunday afternoon in Byron, the Cubs edged out the Angels 10-8.

In other TVSBL action on the weekend, the Mitchell Astros beat the St. Thomas Cardinals 15-5 on Friday night. Saturday, the Lucan Irish Nine blasted the Forest City Storm 12-0. Sunday, the Astros smoked Woodstock 12-2. Mitchell is the only undefeated team in the TVSBL with a 4-0 record.

Tonight (Wednesday), the Cubs play a rare weekday game at home. The Hanover Hitmen will visit Connaught Park tonight for a 7 p.m. start on Tout Field. The Hitmen come into tonight's game with a record of 2-1-1.


Late goals give United road win

Huron United scored twice in the dying minutes Sunday night in Orangeville to return to winning ways in SWRSA Premier Division soccer action.

Despite another dominating performance, Huron United left it very late to grab all three points and things could have ended very differently if late in the game, in a scoreless draw, United defender Nick Plagos hadn't cleared a ball off the goal line to keep things scoreless.

Goals did eventually come. In the 88th minute a Peter Stoeckli shot was stopped but Ivo Ferreira knocked home the rebound from close range. Orangeville disputed the goal, claiming the play was offside, but after consulting with the linesman, the referee allowed the goal.


Eybergen sixth in province

By Josh Howald

Only five midget-aged girls in Ontario can jump higher than Madelyn Eybergen.

Madelyn Eybergen was sixth in midget girls high jump at the OFSAA Track and Field Championship meet in Windsor. (Josh Howald photo)

 

Eybergen, 15, finished sixth in high jump at OFSAA, the provincial track and field championships in Windsor on Friday.

"I just have to go into it and try to jump  a personal best," said Eybergen last week prior to the OFSAA championships.


United, Listowel play to 1-1 draw

By Josh Howald

It may have been a soggy Sunday for soccer, but Aidan Calcutt was sharp.

David Miller of Huron United marks a Listowel forward during Sunday's game in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)

Calcutt, the goalkeeper for Kincardine's Huron United, made a number of very good saves to help the United play Listowel to a 1-1 draw in SWRSA Premier League soccer action at the Davidson Centre. He was voted man of the match.

The result puts the United at 2-1-1 in Premier League action this season.

Sunday's game in Kincardine was a wet one. It rained off and on for most of this game, with conditions at their worst near the end of the first half. However, the rain did let off for the final 15 minutes of this contest.