Off to the soccer semi-finals

Playoff battles today

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine District Secondary School soccer program just keeps rolling.

Kincardine's Taylor Hasson is drilled by a Walkerton District Central School defender Thursday afternoon at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. Hasson was dazed by the foul, which wasn't called, but bounced back and continued to play. KDSS had the last laugh, however, as the ended Walkerton's season with a 4-0 win. The Knights were to play a semi-final game this morning. (Josh Howald photo)


30 KDSS athletes qualify for CWOSSA

By Josh Howald

For the first time in recent history, the Kincardine District Secondary School Track and Field team might actually take a bus to the CWOSSA championships.

Jennelle Smeltzer won the midget girls overall title at last week's BAA track and field championship meet in Kincardine. Kincardine's midget girls were tough to beat last week, with KDSS winning several gold medals in that division. (Josh Howald photo)


Rugby team shut out twice

Rugby team shut out

Things came crashing down pretty quickly last week for the Kincardine District Secondary School girls rugby team.

After an impressive, undefeated start to the season, the Knights were humbled on Thursday afternoon in Owen Sound - twice.

KDSS was defeated 27-0 by the St. Mary's High School Mustangs in their first match of the day.

In Owen Sound the same day, the SMHS Mustangs dumped the Royals day in Bluewater Athletic Association regular season action. The Mustangs dumped the Saugeen District Secondary School Royals 32-10.

The second match was no better, with Kincardine getting shut out by the West Hill Secondary School Raiders 46-0.

Play on!

In the white shirts, from left, Kincardine's Brad Mangotich, Easton Battler and Jakeb Siekierski watch goaltender Matt Osadca make a save Saturday in downtown London at CBC's PlayOn 3-on-3 Street Hockey Tournament. The Kincardine players went 1-3 in the Elite Division of the 500-plus team tournament, the largest to ever take place in Ontario. (Josh Howald photo)

Fish derby kicks off Friday

The 30th annual Canadian Tire Fish Kincardine Derby begins Friday.


The 10-day family fishing event, organized by the Kincardine and District Chamber of Commerce is packed full of events, beginning with a fish fry Friday evening at the Bruce Steakhouse.


Special event days include Ladies Day on Saturday, May 16, Seniors Day on May 21, Kids Day on May 23, with games and prizes. Closing ceremonies will take place May 24.


OFSAA medals for gymnasts

Evans wins gold in Bars

By Josh Howald

Kincardine District Secondary School has some more hardware to add to its display case after an impressive performance from its gymnastic team at the provincial championships.

Rylee Evans came home from Sudbury with an OFSAA gold medal. (Independent file photo/Josh Howald)


"It was a very successful trip to Sudbury," coach Michelle Hasson said Monday morning in an e-mail.

Rylee Evans turned in an OFSAA gold medal-winning performance on the weekend in Sudbury. She finished first in the Level 3 Bars. She won the same event at the OFSAA qualifying meet held in Owen Sound last month.

"OFSAA turned out even better than we expected," said Evans on Monday morning. "We had a lot of fun."

Ainsdale course record tied

Saturday was a heck of a day on the links for Kincardine's Blair Chaput.

Chaput tied the Ainsdale Golf Club 18-hole course record by firing an incredible 67 (-5).

He was five under par on the back 9 from the blue tees. He put on a putting clinic, with just 10 putts in total on the back 9, with a bogey on his only two-putt.

Chaput, a member at Ainsdale, was golfing with Rick Kinjerski, Jay Nowakowski and Joey Rettinger - who, coincidentally enough, was the last golfer to shoot a 67 at Ainsdale. Rettinger, Ainsdale's Club Pro, accomplished that back in 2009.

Chaput and Rettinger now share the course record with Curtis LaBelle, who carded a 67 way  back in 1991.

Knights remain undefeated

Soccer teams clinch playoff spots

By Josh Howald

Kincardine District Secondary School improved to 3-0 with a pair of wins last week in Bluewater Athletic Association boys soccer action.

Owen Jones outhustles a SDSS player Friday afternoon at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. Jones and the Knights scored twice in the final three minutes to pull out a 2-1 win. (Josh Howald photo)


KDSS won in Hanover last Monday, and followed that up with a big win at home Friday afternoon over the Saugeen District Secondary School Royals of Port Elgin.

Girls rugby team on top

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine District Secondary School girls rugby team went into Monday's action as the top team in the Bluewater Athletic Association.

The Knights, who played a double header on Monday, were 3-0-1, tied with West Hill Secondary School of Owen Sound for first place overall in the BAA. The Knights opened the exhibition season in Pittsburgh with a couple of wins before returning home and running all over John Diefenbaker Secondary School 61-0 in the BAA regular season opener. KDSS then played a double header at home last Tuesday afternoon.

Knights perfect in Pittsburgh

Return home and paste JDSS 61-0

The girls can play on the road.

The Kincardine District Secondary School girls rugby team went 2-0 on a trip to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania earlier this month.

The three-day trip to Pittsburgh was organized by senior player Delaney Dundas, teacher Cati VanVeen and coaches Dan Ogilvie and Keith Colley.