Peppin leads derby

A Sunday morning catch put Tracey Jackman on top of the leaderboard at the 34th annual Chantry Chinook Classic Fishing Derby.

The Port Elgin woman reeled in an 18.14-pound Chinook Salmon Sunday morning to overtake Gregory Contois for top fish. Contois, also from Port Elgin, didn't get to enjoy much of a lead at the top. His catch on Saturday held the lead for less than 24 hours.

Interestingly enough, there was not one angler from Kincardine on the derby leaderboard as of Monday afternoon.

The trout division is another story, however. Derek Griffiths and Ernest Ackert, both of Kincardine, are in the top five. Griffiths sits in third place with an 18-pound Lake Trout, while Ackert is in fourth for his 17.75-pound Laker.

Leading the trout division was Mike Weber of Waterloo. He brought in a 20.27-pound Lake Trout into the Kincardine weigh station Saturday morning.

 Huron United draws with Fergus

Huron United couldn't scrap back into top spot in South West District Men's Premier Soccer League after a 3-3 draw on the road Sunday afternoon.

Huron United was in Fergus to play the league leading FEDS. Fergus is currently enjoying a two-point lead on Huron United and the Listowel Ravens, but Huron United has two games in hand. The Ravens, meanwhile, have four matches in hand.

On Sunday, Huron United took an early lead when Derek Andrew rolled the ball into the bottom left- hand corner of the goal after taking a nice pass from Gerrit Satosek. The hosts responded with two goals, but striker Damian Gunaratne tied the game just before the half. Iva Ferreira set up Gunartne for his team-best fourth goal of the season.

Two-win weekend for Cubs

The Kincardine Cubs continued to dominate the Midwestern Ontario Senior Baseball League on the weekend with a pair of wins on the road.

Kincardine is now 15-1 in MOSBL regular season action, which leaves them in first place overall and three points ahead - with a game in-hand - on the second place Listowel Legionnaires.

Friday night in Woodstock, the Cubs defeated the Nationals 10-8. On Sunday, Kincardine worked for a 3-1 win over those second place Legionnaires. The Cubs have twice been held to three runs this season - and they have won both those games by a 3-1 score, getting it done on both sides of the diamond.

While regular season action in the MOSBL continues for another three weeks, the Cubs have just about completed their regular season schedule. Kincardine will need to schedule make-up games against Woodstock, Lucan and St. Thomas. Scheduled regular season games against those teams were rained, or more accurately stormed, out.

Local Special Olympians clean up at Provincial Summer Games

By Barb McKay

Kincardine’s Special Olympics athletes returned from this year’s Provincial Summer Games with plenty of confidence and hardware.

Lawn bowls?

Kincardine club looking for players

Linda Snyder throws the bowl during a game of lawn bowling at the Kincardine greens at the bottom of Lambton Street Looking on is opponent Geoff Broom. The Kincardine Lawn Bowls Club is looking for fresh recruits for its 120th season of friendly competition. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)

Cubs win twice, move in to first

The Kincardine Cubs won a pair of games at home Sunday afternoon, and as a result moved into first place overall in the Midwestern Ontario Senior Baseball League.

The Cubs are now 13-1 and sit three points ahead of the Listowel Legionnaires in the MOSBL standings.

The Cubs have just two regular season games remaining on the schedule to be played. Those games are scheduled to be played this weekend on the road. The first is a big tilt in Listowel Saturday night. First pitch is set for 7:30 p.m. as the two top teams in the league meet in Listowel. Sunday, the Cubs will look to wrap up the regular season with a win in Woodstock. The Cubs will take on the Nationals in a 2 p.m. game at Tip O'Neill Field in Woodstock.

Sunday at home, the Cubs shut out the St. Thomas Cardinals 7-0 in the first game of a double-header. The second game was closer, but the Cubs still came out on top winners in a 3-1 decision.

Battling at NARCH

Easton Battler in action Saturday at the North American Roller Hockey Championships at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga. Battler's team, the High Rollers, lost to Buffalo in the Men's Platinum/Gold Division semi-finals Sunday morning. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

Gold medal for Battler, Canada Inline

By Josh Howald

Easton Battler brought home a gold medal from his international inline hockey debut.

Battler and Canada Inline's under-23 team defeated the United States in the gold medal game of the AAU inline hockey Junior Olympics last week in California.

Three-game weekend cut short for Cubs

What was supposed to be a busy weekend for the Kincardine Cubs turned out to be not so busy after all.

Kincardine was scheduled to play three Midwestern Ontario Senior Baseball League games on the weekend, but ended up just playing a lone Friday night game in Mitchell.

In a game that kept the Cubbies with a share of first place overall in the MOSBL, Kincardine hammered the Mitchell Astros 15-3 Friday night in Mitchell.

Bantams rained out in semi-final

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine bantam Cardinals were holding a 2-0 lead in the second inning of a Sunday morning semi-final when the skies opened up above Connaught Park in Kincardine.

Cameron Klein of the Kincardine OBA bantam Cardinals dives back to first base after a pick-off attempt by Georgina Saturday morning at Connaught Park in Kincardine, (Josh Howald photo)

Heavy rains cut Kincardine's semi-final game, and the second annual Reg Daze Memorial bantam baseball tournament, short.