Eybergen, Fitzgerald off to OFSAA West

By Josh Howald

The track and field season is over for all but two Kincardine District Secondary School student-athletes.

Omar Hajyasien of Bluevale Collegiate is tough to see on his landing, but this jump was good for second place in the midget boys long jump. For more photos from CWOSSA, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)


Cubs opener rained out

Rain forced the Kincardine Cubs to postpone the team's home opener over the weekend.

The Cubs were to host the Lucan Irish Nine Sunday afternoon at Connaught Park, but the rain wiped out any ideas of that. Even if the rain had stopped, much of Tout Field at Connaught Park was underwater anyways.

The game will be rescheduled. A date has yet to be determined.

Garrett McFadden Named OHL Humanitarian of the Year

By Josh Howald

The awards keep rolling in for Garrett McFadden. And while he should be proud of all his hardware, his latest honour is one this whole community can take pride in.

Garrett McFadden will be speaking at the Kincardine Public Library June 11 at 2 p.m. (Independent file photo/Josh Howald)


Last Wednesday, the Ontario Hockey League announced McFadden would be the recipient of the Dan Snyder Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to the OHL's Humanitarian of the Year.

"Obviously it's a big honour," said the 19-year-old Sunday night.

Eybergen sets new high jump record

KDSS athletes fare well at BAA meet - CWOSSA today and tomorrow in town

By Josh Howald

Madelyn Eybergen may not be real chatty, but the girl can jump like crazy.

Belle Wilson jumper her way to a third place finish in senior girls long jump. For a full page of photos from the BAA meet, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)


Eybergen set a new record in junior girls high jump last week and led the Kincardine District Secondary School girls to an overall team title at the Bluewater Athletic Association Track and Field Championships at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.

Cubs open at home 2 p.m. Sunday

Kincardine to play in new Midwestern League

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Cubs will have a new league to try to conquer this summer.

The Cubbies, who have won provincial championships at three different levels over the last four seasons, will play in the newly-formed Midwestern Ontario Senior Baseball League.

Most of the teams from the Thames Valley Senior Baseball League are also making the move to the new league as the Thames League was taken over by other London-based teams. Nearly every team from the TVSBL will make the move to the Midwestern Ontario Senior League this season. The Listowel Legionnaires, the Mitchell Astros, the Hanover Hitmen, the Ingersoll Blue Jays, the Woodstock Nationals, the St. Thomas Cardinals, the London Area Angels, the Lucan Irish Nine and the Byron Storm will all make the shift.

KDSS dumped in overtime of semi-final

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine District Secondary School boys soccer team scored two second-half goals to defeat John Diefenbaker Secondary School in a quarter-final playoff game Thursday afternoon at the Davidson Centre.

Will Sharpe dances around a JDSS defender last Thursday at the Davidson Centre. (Josh Howald photo)


The Knights controlled much of the play in the first half of this Bluewater Athletic Association elimination contest, but couldn't find the back of the net. They did concede some scoring chances to the Trojans, however, but keeper Kyle Hunter kept this game scoreless with some aggressive netminding.

 Huron United opens with 3-2 win

It wasn't pretty, but Huron United kicked off the 2017 soccer season with a victory on the weekend.

The Kincardine men's soccer team began defending a SWRSA Premier League Championship at the Davidson Centre against Shelburne. And it didn't begin well for the home side.

The Shelburne Madmen took a surprise lead just 27 seconds into this match. Electing to play into a strong wind in the first half, a cross from the right wing into the six-yard box was only partially cleared by David Miller, and a Madmen forward was first to the ball and bundled it over the line.

Perhaps because it was the opening game of the season, or possibly because Shelburne didn't allow Huron United any time or space with the ball, but last year's champs looked decidedly shaky out of the gate.

Dudley Two, right?

Kincardine's Ben Scheel lifts the Dudley Cup Saturday night in Trenton after his Golden Hawks defeated Georgetown 2-1 in the Central Canadian Championship tournament final. The Hawks will now play of a national championship at the RBC Cup in Cobourg. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (photo courtesy of OJHL Images/Amy Deroche)

 Second Sutherland Cup for Skinner

By Josh Howald

Ethan Skinner lifted the Sutherland Cup for the second time in three years Friday night.

The Kincardine native had two assists in a 4-1 win over the London Nationals in Game 5, which clinched the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League championship at Western Fair in London.

"It's pretty cool," Skinner said Monday morning. "The second (Sutherland Cup championship) was definitely a little tougher to get."

He set up Klayton Hoelscher late in the first period to put Elmira up 2-0. London cut the lead in half early in the third period, Mitch Hoelscher scored to make it 3-1 with 12:44 remaining. Skinner assisted on that goal, as well. The Sugar Kings put it away with a Jake Brown goal with 2:43 to go.

 Four in a row for soccer Knights

BAA Track and Field Championships today in Kincardine

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine District Secondary School boys soccer team took a perfect 4-0 record onto the field yesterday in Walkerton.

Coach Watson Morris was impressed with the two victories by his squad last week, but said Tuesday’s game against the rival Sacred Heart High School Crusaders would be the true indicator of how far the Knights could go this season. Regardless of yesterday’s result, however, KDSS will remain in first place as SHHS went into the game with a 1-1-1 record.