Sports

Laidler named to Team Canada

By Josh Howald

Rosie Laidler is skating her way to Austria.

Mayor Anne Eadie presented Special Olympics figure skater Rosie Laidler with a plaque prior to last Wednesday's council meeting at the municipal office. Laidler has been named to Team Canada for the 2017 World Winter Games in Austria. (Barb McKay photo)

 

The Kincardine figure skater has been named to Team Canada for the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria.


Locals lead derby

By Josh Howald

The leader board certainly had a local flavour to it as of Monday morning at the 31st annual Fish Kincardine Derby.

Four days into the action, Tiverton’s Phil Hahn held the lead with a 16.34-pound chinook salmon. He weighed the catch in Saturday morning. The trout division, meanwhile, was being led by Kincardine angler Diane Wylds-Molnar. She reeled in a 19.96-pound lake trout Sunday morning. She also had a catch that left her in fifth in the same division.

Kevin Ackert of Holyrood was in third place with a chinook salmon that weighed in at just under 11-pounds. Kincardine’s Steve Glover held both second and third place on the trout leader board, which included Kincardine’s Chris Dwinnell, Ernest Ackert, Denise McClement and Kevin Ackert in the top-15.


CWOSSA title for Eybergen

By Josh Howald

The 2016 CWOSSA Track and Field Championship Meet went well for Madelyn Eybergen, but not so well for her teammates.

Home track advantage, as well as a large number of CWOSSA qualified athletes didn't translate into CWOSSA medals or OFSAA berths for the Kincardine District Secondary School Track and Field team.

The Knights won more than a dozen individual titles at the Bluewater Athletic Association Track and Field championships the previous week, but only Eybergen could continue that success at CWOSSA last week at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.


Knicks beat Heat

Abigail Lange cuts past Ben Voskamp during the OPG Basketball senior championship game Thursday evening at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. The Knicks prevailed to win this year's title. For a team photo, see this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)


No BAA soccer titles

But CWOSSA hopes still alive

By Josh Howald

Neither the Kincardine District Secondary School girls or boys soccer teams were able to capture a Bluewater Athletic Association championship Thursday in Walkerton.

The KDSS girls team played for a BAA title on Thursday afternoon, but was defeated 2-0 by the host Sacred Heart High School Crusaders. The Knights had qualified for the BAA final by edging out St. Mary's High School 2-1 earlier in the day. That semi-final game was also played in Walkerton. The Crusaders had crushed West Hill 5-0 in the other semi-final.

The KDSS boys team, meanwhile, was edged out 2-1 by the Georgian Bay Secondary School Vikings Thursday morning in the BAA semi-finals. SHHS dumped the OSCVI Falcons in the other semi-final game and went on to win a BAA boys soccer title with a 2-0 shutout win over the Vikings.


Golden Hawks lose in national semi-final

West Kelowna wins RBC Cup

By Josh Howald

A run at a national Junior A championship was halted in a Saturday night semi-final Saturday in Alberta for two local hockey players and the Trenton Golden Hawks.

Ben Scheel in action during the Buckland Cup last month. (Josh Howald photo)

 


That's the spear-it

Cailin McKay of KDSS competes in the javelin Thursday at the CWOSSA Track and Field Championships at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. For a full page of colour photos from the two-day meet, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)


CWOSSA Track and Field Championships underway in Kincardine

KDSS girls lead the way

By Josh Howald

Ladies first.

Cassidy Murray-Collins, second from left, and Kara Colhoun, right, got great starts in last week's junior girls 100m race at the BAA Track and Field Championship Meet last week at the Davidson Centre. Both advanced to CWOSSA, which is being held today and tomorrow at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)

 

It wasn't just an expression last Wednesday at the Bluewater Athletic Association Track and Field Championships. The Kincardine District Secondary School Knights hosted the meet at the Davidson Centre, and captured the overall girls points title. Madelyn Eybergen was the BAA's overall midget girls winner, while Jennelle Smeltzer was the top junior girl.


Golden Hawks clinch semi-final spot

By Josh Howald

The Trenton Golden Hawks were defeated for the first time since Game 2 of the Ontario Junior Hockey League finals, but managed to earn a point from the West Kelowna Warriors in a shootout loss.

The point was an important won for the Golden Hawks, as it assured them a spot in one of two semi-final games on Saturday at the Royal Bank Cup, the national Junior A championship tournament being held in Lloydminster, Alberta.

Kincardine natives Ben Scheel and Ethan Skinner both play for Trenton, the OJHL champs and the Central Canadian champions. Trenton is now 2-0-1 at the RBC Cup, and will wrap up the preliminary portion of the tournament tomorrow (Thursday) evening against the host Lloydminster Bobcats.


Soccer semi-finals tomorrow morning

BAA sports round-up

By Josh Howald

As quickly as it all began, the Bluewater Athletic Association regular season soccer schedule has ended.

Macy Miller and her KDSS teammates will take on the St. Mary's High School Mustangs in a BAA semi-final game tomorrow morning in Walkerton. (Josh Howald photo)

 

Both the Kincardine District Secondary School boys and girls soccer teams won quarter-final playoff games yesterday (Tuesday) and will play in BAA semi-final contests tomorrow on the road.