Sports

Highlanders lose in Fergus final

By Josh Howald

Kincardine finally has a winning lacrosse team. Kind of.

The Kincardine Highlanders won three straight games on the weekend in Fergus to advance to the finals of the Ontario Masters Lacrosse tournament. The Highlanders run, however, was cut short by Brampton in the final.

"Overall it was a good weekend," said Adam Brown on Monday. "The team is starting to come together nicely after picking up some new players over the off-season. After the first two tournaments, we are sitting way further up in the standings than we expected to be with a 5-3 record."


LaSalle wins bantam tournament

By Josh Howald

It was a tough weekend for Kincardine's minor baseball teams at Connaught Park, with both the mosquito and bantam Cardinals bowing out of tournament action early.

Ethan Kopecki on the hill for LaSalle during the bantam final of the KMBA tourney on the weekend. LaSalle defeated Leamington in this championship final. (Josh Howald photo)

 

Nonetheless, it was still a succesful weekend at the diamonds, with the Kincardine Minor Baseball Association hosting 12 bantam teams and nine mosquito teams for tournament action.


Cubs sweep Astros in double-header

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Cubs moved into first place overall in the Thames Valley Senior Baseball League with a pair of wins Sunday afternoon in Mitchell.

The Astros went into Sunday's action with a 7-2-1 record and 15 points, while Kincardine was 5-2. Today, the Cubbies now have 14 points and a 7-2 record. The Astros are still a point ahead of Kincardine, but the Cubs hold onto first on the basis of having three games in hand on the Astros.

Kincardine proved to be the better team in both games at Cooper Field in Mitchell on Sunday. The first game was a close one, with the Cubs squeezing out an 8-7 win. In the second game, however, the Cubs walked all over Mitchell 14-3.


Women’s Triathlon considered biggest yet

Peach wins 16th annual event

By Barb McKay

 

It came down to the day of the race to determine if a swim would be included in the 2015 Kincardine Women’s Triathlon.

 

 

Katie Peach of Oakville, middle, with second place winner Glenna Fraumeni of Toronto, left, and Tina Perrilli of Brantford. (Barb McKay photo)

 

 


Gregory leads Junior league

At the midway point of the season, Robert Gregory leads the Kincardine Junior Tennis League in points with 51.

This is a special season for juniors at the Kincardine Tennis Club. The Club decided to offer a junior program this season, which kicked off with a series of six lessons in June followed by six weeks of league play. Parents are encouraged to participate in the league as well. Players get five points for each time they attend, and one point for every game they win during the hour-long weekly round robin. Currently, there are 37 junior members in the Kincardine Tennis Club, and 35 of them have participated in league play.

Gregory leads all juniors, followed by Malcolm Lane, who has 41 points. Juniors who have amassed 30 or more points are Evan Graham, Bella Lane, Bailey Pierson, Elijah Moore, John Graham and Abigail Lang.


35th Fox Run set for Sept. 20

The date for the 25th annual Terry Fox Run in Kincardine has been set.

The event will take place on Sunday, Sept. 20, beginning and ending at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.

Since 1984, Kincardine has raised $217,151.93 in memory of the iconic Canadian hero. In 1980, Fox made Canadian history with his Marathon of Hope. His goal of raising $1 for every Canadian can still be accomplished.

For more information on this year's run, contact Jane Benney at 519-386-4702 or by e-mail at janebenney@bmts.com or the Kincardine Davidson centre at 519-396-3491.


Pickles

Brian Fullerton returns serve during Monday afternoon pickleball action at the Davidson Centre earlier this week. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)


Plenty of victories at Connaught Park Saturday

By Josh Howald

The peewees beat Goderich, the Cubbies won a pair and more than $4,000 was raised Saturday at Connaught Park.

Nate Kraemer on the hill for Kincardine against St. Thomas Saturday night at Connaught Park. (Josh Howald photo)

 

All in all, it was a good day for local baseball.

The fifth annual Mike McClelland Memorial Cubs Classic was moved up from August this year so as to not compete with the Ripley Reunion. The Cubs took a risk on having the event on the same weekend as the Kincardine Scottish Festival and Highland Games - and it paid off.


Will Saturday's Triathlon include a swim?

Lake temperatures must rise in next couple of days

By Josh Howald

As the 15th annual Kincardine Women's Triathlon approaches, the biggest question is whether or not Lake Huron is going to co-operate.

The Ontario Association of Triathletes (OAT) has a rule that the water must be at least 13 degrees Celsius to be included in the triathlon. Only once in the previous 14 years has Lake Huron been too chilly for the hundreds of competitors that will compete in Saturday's race. That was in 2013, when the water was just 10 degrees Celsius. The lake temperature forced organizers to change the triathlon to a duathlon. Race organizers are prepared to modify the event much like in 2013, but are holding out hope.


Rookies kick off classic

Dylan Kaminski tags a Ripley runner on his way to first base Saturday morning in one of two rookie ball games that kicked off the Mike McLelland Memorial Cubs Classic day of baseball at Connaught Park in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)