TVSBL champ to be crowned Oct. 5 in Kincardine

Cubs want double header

The Thames Valley Senior Baseball League won't have a champion until Oct. 5.

There is a 16-day gap between Games 1 and 2 of the TVSBL championship series between the Kincardine Cubs and the Oakridge Reds. If a third game becomes necessary, however, the gap between Games 2 and 3 will be only minutes.

The Cubs trail Oakridge 1-0 in this best-of-three series after dropping a 9-8 decision last Friday night at Labatt Park in London. Kincardine spotted the Reds a 9-1 first inning lead, but clawed back into the game, making it 9-8 before the umpire ended the game early due to time restrictions.

Cubs comeback cut short

Kincardine trails league championship series 1-0

By Josh Howald

Baseball is a nine-inning game.

Ryan Enright is tagged out at home plate Friday night at Labatt Park in London. (Josh Howald photo)


Most of the time.

But not Game 1 of the Thames Valley Senior Baseball League championship series, played on a gorgeous night for a ball game Friday at Labatt Park in London.

Liv-a-Little tomorrow night at Connaught

Charity ball games to support local 5-year-old

Areva, Superheat FGH and Bruce Power will join forces tomorrow night (Thursday) and take to the ball diamond for 5-year-old Olivia Little.

Little, the daughter of Port Elgin's Chad and Erin Little, is one of about 2,000 people in the world diagnosed with Cystinosis, a rare genetic metabolic condition that affects every cell in the body.

Olivia will throw out the first pitch tomorrow night at the front diamond at Connaught Park in Kincardine at 6 p.m. Following the first pitch will be a game between Bruce Power Supply Chain and Areva #1.

Areva challenged Super Heat and Bruce Power's Supply Chain to play ball in order to raise money for the Liv-a-Little Foundation, which raises money for Cystinosis Research. Since the disease is so rare, there is little to no government funding for researching it. There is no known cure - as of now.

'Dogs come from behind in Mitchell

But collect just one of four possible weekend points

By Josh Howald

Despite earning just one of a possible four points on the weekend, the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs closed things out on a positive note.

Shawn Moore is foiled by Cole Wardlaw of the Mount Forest Patriots Friday night at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. (Richard Lawson photo)


Senior basketball schedule released

The regular season is officially underway for the Kincardine District Secondary School girls basketball team.

The Knights opened the Bluewater Athletic Association regular season schedule on Monday afternoon on the road. KDSS was in Chesley to play the Cougars. Today (Wednesday), Kincardine travels to Port Elgin this afternoon to face the Saugeen District Secondary School Royals.

The BAA schedule was released last week. The Knights will play eight regular season contests, all against BAA South Division opponents. There will be no cross-over games during the regular season, meaning KDSS' eight games will all be against the Cougars, Royals, Sacred Heart High School Crusaders, John Diefenbaker Secondary School Trojans and the Walkerton District Community School Riverhawks.

Opening weekend split for 'Dogs

Shut out in opener, but bounce back against Barons

By Josh Howald

All things considered, it was a pretty good opening weekend for the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs.

Mitch Campbell turned aside this chance, and 27 others in Saturday's home opener against Wingham. Jamal Jacklin backhanded home a rebound in the crease late in the game to give the Ironmen a 1-0 win on Saturday. Campbell was excellent in both weekend starts for Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)


Knights host, win hoops tourney

By Josh Howald

It was an ideal way to start the season.

Andrea Plagos shoots a jumper over H. Cassidy of the SMHS Mustangs Saturday afternoon at Kincardine District Secondary School. (Josh Howald photo)


Kincardine District Secondary School went undefeated at its own annual preseason senior girls basketball tournament on the weekend. The Knights, who have six returning players from last year's squad, looked strong in two tournament games and the championship final.

Cubs face Reds for TVSBL title

Series opens Friday in London

The Kincardine Cubs will play for a Thames Valley Senior Baseball League championship this weekend.

Kincardine, which claimed an Ontario Baseball Association B provincial title earlier this month, advanced to the TVSBL finals with a 5-3 win over the St. Thomas Cardinals on Sunday night in Byron. The Cubs will now face the Oakridge Reds in a best-of-three series for all the marbles this weekend.

Game 1 of the finals will be played in London at 8 p.m. Friday night. Kincardine will host Game 2 of the series at Connaught Park on Saturday. First pitch is at 5 p.m. on Tout Field. Should a third and deciding game be necessary, Kincardine has home field advantage, with Game 3 scheduled for 8 p.m. Sunday night.

Bulldogs open season this weekend at home

Local looking club looking good

By Josh Howald

The puck drops for another season of Western Junior C hockey in Kincardine on Saturday afternoon.

Brady Richards crashes into Jamieson Buck of the Stayner Siskins during second period action in Kincardine on Saturday. Kincardine and Stayner played the first of four exhibition Junior C hockey games of the day at the second annual OHA Jr. C Exhibition Day in Kincardine. (Barb McKay photo)


Provincial champs - again

Kincardine claims second consecutive OBA crown

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Cubs are once again Ontario Baseball Association champions.

The Kincardine Cubs, 2014 Ontario Baseball Association provinciall B champions. (submitted photo)


This year, the Cubs are OBA provincial 'B' senior champions. Kincardine was bumped up after cruising to an OBA 'C' title last season, and rightfully so. The games were closer this year for the Cubs, who survived an early loss in the tournament to defeat Clearview in back-to-back games to win the provincial B championship.