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.

Bolts win Stoney Creek showcase

The Saugeen Maitland AA midget Lightning was in Stoney Creek on the weekend, and left as tournament champions, winning seven games over three days.

This year's squad boasts just one local skater, defender Maddie Duncan of Kincardine. Her Bolts are riding high after the weekend tournament, the largest midget tourney of its kind, with 64 teams from all over the country and the United States.

Junior C tournament this weekend

You can get your first look at the Nicol Insurance Junior C Bulldogs this weekend at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.

The Bulldogs are once again hosting several teams for a day of exhibition preseason hockey. Taking part in this year's mini-tournament on Saturday will be the Stayner Siskins, the Exeter Hawks and the defending Western Junior C League champions from Wingham.

Peewee Cards last until Sunday

The Kincardine OBA peewee Cardinals stuck around the Ontario Baseball Association peewee C All-Ontario championship tournament until Sunday, but didn't live to see Monday.

Kincardine, who had tuned up earlier in the week with some help from the Sir Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks, went into the OBA tournament, held in Leamington, with a 12-1-1 record in regular season and tournament play.

The nine-team, double knockout tournament drew for first round opponents, and Kincardine got a tough opening game rival in Tillsonburg. Tillsonburg edged out Kincardine 9-8 on Friday night to push the peewees to the brink of elimination immediately.


Cubs win second straight OBA title

The Kincardine Cubs are back-to-back All-Ontario champions.

The Kincardine Cubs captured a second consecutive OBA title on Sunday in Port Lambton with an 8-2 win over Clearview. (submitted photo)


 The Cubs defeated Clearview 8-2 on Monday afternoon to clinch the 2014 Senior B OBA Championship. Adam Marseilles pitched a complete game for Kincardine. Scott Austin sealed the victory with his second home run of the tournament.

For the full story on Kincardine at the OBA tournament in Port Lambton, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. More details will be arriving soon!

-Josh Howald

Cubs, Laurier meet tonight at Connaught Park

Ballantyne brings defending OUA champs to town for exhibition

By Josh Howald

The Cubbies won't see any teams like this at the OBA tournament.

The Cubs score a run against WLU in the 2011 exhibition game between Kincardine and the Golden Hawks. First pitch is tonight at 7:30 p.m. on Tout Field at Connaught Park in Kincardine. (Independent file photo/Howald)


The Kincardine senior baseball team will have its work cut out for them tonight (Wednesday) as they host the Sir Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks for an exhibition contest at Connaught Park.