Kulik conquers Everest marathon

71st marathon in 25 years the toughest for Kincardine man

By Josh Howald

Running a marathon just wasn't challenging enough for Kincardine's Bogdan Kulik.

Bogdan Kulik last week at The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)


With little to no fanfare, Kulik cemented legendary status in local athletic lore recently when he was the only Canadian to finish the Tenzing Hilary Everest Marathon in the Himalayan Mountains.

"It is definitely the toughest marathon in the world," said the 67-year-old who had planned to run in the event last year, only to have plans fall through because of an earthquake.

"It was really, really tough," Kulik said.

Not in the Cards

Listowel's Owen Leary slides safely into second base underneath Kincardine infielders after a wild pitch Saturday morning at the Davidson mosquito baseball tournament. The mosquito Cardinals dominated this game from start to finish, but Listowel would have the final laugh on Sunday when they defeated Kincardine 5-3 in the tournament B final. (Josh Howald photo)

Saberhagen enjoys Kincardine camp

Former World Series MVP at Connaught Park for KMBA camp

By Josh Howald

Two-time Cy Young Award winner Bret Saberhagen spent a couple of days in Kincardine last week at the Kincardine Minor Baseball Association's Baseball Camp. He and NCAA coach Mark Brew put youngsters through the paces last Wednesday and Thursday at Connaught Park in Kincardine.

Bret Saberhagen with Port Elgin's Lucas McCulloch, 9 after Wednesday's training session at Connaught Park in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)


Huron United hosts IST Sunday


Huron United will be back on the pitch Sunday afternoon at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.

IST, from Orangeville, will be in town for a 3:30 p.m. start in South West District Premier League soccer action. It should be a dandy of a match, as IST and Huron United are battling for first place overall in the Premier League.

Huron United heads into the game in first place overall with a 6-1-1 record. ITC, meanwhile, is just two points back of the locals with a 5-2-1 record.

Huron United will be well rested for Sunday's match. The club was scheduled to play on Thursday evening, but the opposition forfeited the result. Huron United hasn't played a game since July 10.



Runners charge off the start line at the Kincardine Women's Triathlon Saturday at Reunion Park. A total of 450 women registered for the event. (Barb McKay photo)

Hotchkiss second in Women's Tri

Swim portion cancelled due to lake conditions

By Barb McKay

Despite having to cancel the swim due to rough lake conditions, this year’s Kincardine Women’s Triathlon was one of the smoothest run yet.

Elizabeth Bruce of Kingston, middle, won the Kincardine Women's Triathlon Saturday. Sophie Hotchkiss, right, was second and Toronto's Alison Turnbull was third. (Barb McKay photo)


Ready for camp!

Ethan Dowling has a new glove and bat and is ready for the KMBA baeball camp featuring Bret Saberhagen today (Wednesday) and tomorrow at Connaught Park. He is one four local youngsters at the camp courtesy of the Kincardine Cubs. The Cubs raised $4,000 at the Mike McLelland Memorial Cubs Classic and donated the money to KMBA to give local kids a chance to play the game. Home Hardware also donated 10 gloves. From left are KMBA president Jay Bell, Scott Austin of the Cubs, Dowling, Ryan Fraser and Dylan Sayle of the Cubs and Home Hardware's Chris Dunlop. (Josh Howald photo)

Huron United crushes Orangeville

Huron United put a beating on a shorthanded Orangeville squad Friday night at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.

Mat Dennis, right, battles with an Orangeville defender Friday night at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. Dennis scored once in a 9-0 win by Huron United. (Josh Howald photo)


Orangeville was in town for a Forsyth Cup match against the local soccer squad, but arrived at the pitch with just eight players. Huron United, with a full roster in attendance, ran all over Orangeville in this contest. The final tally was 9-0 for Huron United, which dominated this game from start to finish.

Ivo Ferreira, Mat Dennis and Damian Gunaratne each scored twice for Huron United. Chad Freeman, Matt Brown and Gerrit Satosek each scored once in the win.

Sailing school makes local stop

The Ontario Sailing Association's BOOM mobile sailing school was in Kincardine last week and faced some interesting challenges while introducing sailing to local youngsters. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

KMBA renames two more tournaments

Davidson, Daze Tournaments this weekend at Connaught

By Josh Howald

Continuing the trend it began earlier this summer with the Dave Dunlop and Harold Mauer baseball tournaments, Kincardine Minor Baseball has also renamed its mosquito and bantam tournaments.

Both the Rob Davidson mosquito baseball tournament and the Reg Daze Memorial bantam baseball tournament are set to be played this weekend at Connaught Park in Kincardine.

"This is just our way of recognizing some of the people who have done so much for us over the years," said KMBA president Jay Bell last Thursday afternoon.