McLelland Classic this Saturday

By Josh Howald

The skirl of the bagpipes won’t drown out the crack of the bat.

It may be Scottish Festival weekend in Kincardine, but the Kincardine Cubs and the Kincardine Minor Baseball Association are teaming up to make Saturday Baseball Day in Kincardine.

A full day of baseball is on tap at Connaught Park, highlighted by the fifth annual Mike McClelland Memorial Kincardine Cubs Classic.

The Kincardine Cubs, fresh off a 3-1 win over the Mitchell Astros on Sunday afternoon, will play a double-header on Saturday – a 2 p.m. game against the expansion Hanover Hitmen, and a 7:30 p.m. start against the St. Thomas Cardinals. The Cubs are the defending 2013 and 2014 Ontario Baseball Association champions, as well as the 2014 defending TVSBL champs.

Between those games, the Kincardine OBA peewee Cardinals will host Goderich Grey at 5 p.m. on Tout Field.

Bulldogs make Satosek captain

By Josh Howald

Gerrit Satosek will captain the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Junior C Bulldogs next season.

Gerrit Satosek was announced as captain and the first signing for the Bulldogs Friday night. (Independent file photo/Richard Lawson)


The Bulldogs made the announcement Friday night at the club's chicken and rib fundraiser, prior to their annual Beach Dance - which was actually held on the arena floor instead of the beach this year.

Satosek is the first player to be signed by the Bulldogs for the 2015-16 hockey season.

Bernath Knight of the Year

By Josh Howald

Derrick Bernath is 2014 Knight of the Year.

Marley Martyn, left, and Derrick Bernath were honoured last week at the KDSS Awards Assembly as Sportsperson of the Year and Knight of the Year, respectively. (Josh Howald photo)


Bernath was honoured with the award on Wednesday morning at the Kincardine District Secondary School awards assembly.

Being "knighted" was the logical next step for Bernath, a fifth-year student who is off to Lambton College in September to study Power Engineering. In the past, he has been named KDSS junior athlete of the year and senior athlete of the year.

Cubbies at home Sunday

The Kincardine Cubs have a three-game weekend on tap, with one of those games to be played in Kincardine at Connaught Park.

The Cubs thrashed the expansion Hanover Hitmen 18-4 last Monday night to improve to 2-0 in Thames Valley Senior Baseball League regular season action.

Kincardine will head to St. Thomas on Saturday for a double-header against the Cardinals.

Sunday, they will host the Mitchell Astros on Tout Field at Connaught Park. First pitch is set for 1 p.m.

Stung at home

Jacob Condy of Saugeen Shores slides safely into home as catcher Nick Heinisch misses the toss while pitcher Nathan Andrews backs him up. Kincardine and the Saugeen Shores peewees played last Wednesday night at Legion Park in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)

Sliding home

Liam Colhoun of the Kincardine peewee Cardinals slides home during a game against Georgina at Connaught Park Saturday morning. The peewee Cards went 1-1 in the KMBA tournament, with Sunday action being completely washed out. (Barb McKay photo)

Cubs win season opener

The Kincardine Cubs were looking to improve to 2-0 Monday night at the Hanover Raceway.

It was the first ever meeting between the Cubs and the expansion Hanover Hitmen. The Hitmen went into Monday night's game with a 0-4 record, still looking for its first ever franchise win.

The Cubbies, meanwhile, have had their early season schedule affected by the weather. Two games have had to be postponed already this year. The one game Kincardine managed to get in before the rain started was the team's home opener June 7 at Connaught Park. The Cubbies walked all over the Ingersoll Blue Jays in that game, 19-4, in five innings. It was supposed to be a double-header, but just the first game was played due to aforementioned weather conditions.


Malcolm Lane, 6, leaps to make a shot last week at the Kincardine Tennis Club. He was one of about 30 youngsters who are getting tennis lessons from Sally Treidlinger as part of the Club's new junior program. (Josh Howald photo)

By the numbers

Cameron Kuntz was first to cross the finish line in the 400m race at the St. Anthony's School track and field meet last week at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. This weekend, the Legion District C track and field championships will take place at the track in town. (Josh Howald photo)

More than $8,500 raised at BBBS golf tourney

More than $8,500 was raised at the third annual "Golf for Kids Sake" touring golf tournament for Kincardine and District Big Brothers and Big Sisters, formerly known as the Dennis Riggin Memorial Golf Tournament.

A total of 95 golfers took part in Wednesday's event. Three different buses hit the countryside for six holes of golf before returning to play the final half-dozen holes at Ainsdale Golf Course. Also taking part in this year's tournament were Somerhill Golf Course, Wingham Golf Club, Sunset Golf Course in Goderich, Piper's Glen Golf Club in Port Elgin, Blackhorse Golf and Country Club and Saugeen Golf Club in Port Elgin.