Sports

Inverhuron to host mountain bike bonanza

Arrow Racing Team and community supporters are hosting a Mountain Bike Bonanza at the Inverhuron Mountain Bike Park on July 27.

 

Riders are invited to bring their bike and helmet for a free fun filled day.

 


Turning two

Stratford attempts a double play in Sunday's Blue Division final of the Kincardine mosquito baseball tournament at Connaught Park as Waterloo slides to break it up. The batter was safe at first, and Waterloo defeated the Indians 14-7 to claim a division title. Ten teams played in the tourney, including the Kincardine mosquito Cardinals, who went 0-3. (Josh Howald photo)


Highlanders go winless in Owen Sound

By Josh Howald

If losing builds character, the Kincardine Highlanders are oozing the stuff.

The local lacrosse team had a winless weekend in Owen Sound at the 14th annual Cubby Cruickshank Memorial Masters Lacrosse Tournament, but the team played to its potential and learned a few more tricks to put in their bag for the next tournament.

"I thought we played really well," said Chris Wainwright. "We just couldn't catch a break."


Cubs go 3-1 in the Falls

By Eric Elliott

The Kincardine Cubs look ready to compete for the B Division of the Ontario Baseball Association after going 3-1 in Niagara Falls on the weekend at the Bruno LeBlanc Memorial tournament.

Hitting the 'Falls as a "B" sized centre, the Cubs wanted to know find out if they could hang with larger centres like Niagara Falls, Martingrove and Welland, and they got the answer right away.

The Cubbies opened with a big upset win over the host Niagara Falls Expos. Kincardine sent lefty Eric Elliott to the mound, and he had a rough start, to say the least.

The Expos third hitter smashed a three-run homer to left field to give the hosts a very early lead.


Mush!

Team Neon's shortstop tries to toss out Joel Armstrong of Balls Deep at the annual mushball tournament in Ripley on the weekend. These two teams needed extra innings to crown a tourney champion, with Team Neon coming out on top. Armstrong was safe on this play after the ball bounced loose on the tag. (Josh Howald photo)


Peewees go 3-1-1 in Mitchell

The Kincardine peewee Cardinals played a fourth tournament of the summer in Mitchell, and had a very good weekend of baseball. Kincardine had the opportunity to play some larger centres, and came out with a solid 3-1-1 record.

On Friday night, the Cards faced Delaware, which plays in the London loop. The Cards started Will Potter on the mound and took a 10-0 win, surprising Delaware with strong pitching and excellent hitting.

Saturday morning, Kincardine was eager to face Listowel in a rematch of the championship game of the Kincardine tournament last month. Brody Hewitt threw well, but some early inning errors defensively put the Cardinals behind until the final inning. Only then, did the Kincardine bats come to life, and the Cardinals rallied to tie the game at 6-6.


14th Women’s Triathlon biggest yet, say organizers

Debbie Val wins annual race

By Barb McKay

Last weekend’s Kincardine Women’s Triathlon could very well be the best attended yet, according to event organizers.

Kincardine's Sophie Hotchkiss, 17, finished third in the triathlon. (Barb McKay photo)

The sun was shining, lake conditions were good and the temperature wasn’t overly warm when the triathlon and duathlon were held at Station Beach Saturday morning.


Bulldogs open camp Aug. 10

Patriots will return to Western League

By Josh Howald

How was your summer?  Because it's time for hockey season.

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Junior C Bulldogs will open training camp Aug. 10 at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.

Friday morning, the Bulldogs announced a preseason schedule, which includes a home-and-home series against the Hanover Barons on Aug. 19 and Aug. 21. The 'Dogs will travel to Ayton to face the Barons in the first game, with the Barons coming to Kincardine for the second. Game times both nights is 7:30 p.m.

The Bulldogs will resume tryouts before travelling to Dorchester on Sept. 1 for another preseason tilt.


Fore CLKD!

Emily Jolley of Areva tees off on the first hole Wednesday at the Community Living Kincardine and District golf tournament at Ainsdale Golf Course. Areva made a alrge donation to CLKD at the tourney, which was filled to capacity. (Josh Howald photo)


Cubs sweep Jays at home

Kincardine moves into second place

By Eric Elliott

The Kincardine Cubs dominated the Ingersoll Blue Jays Sunday, sweeping them in a double header by final scores of 10-0 and 6-0.

With the weekend wins, the Cubbies moved into second place overall in the Thames Valley Senior Baseball League with a 6-2 record. Meanwhile, the expansion Jays fell to 0-10 on the season and remain mired in the basement of the TVSBL.