Sports

Celebrity slo-pitch game this Saturday

 

By Doug Kennedy

 

There will be a lot of tall tales told at the Connaught ball park this Saturday. It starts with the Kincardine Cubs playing against some alumni players. That starts at 2 p.m. and goes until 4 p.m. From 4-5 p.m., General Gist plays besides the ball field to entertain fans between games.

 

At 5:30 p.m., there will be a celebrity slo-pitch game. Kincardine Minor Baseball President Jay Bell has done a good job of organizing this event. Scott McKay has lined up some ex-NHLers to come to Kincardine for the day. Todd Harvey and Todd Warriner are two who will play on Saturday.

 


The annual CKLD Charity Golf Classic

by Tammy Schneider

 

The weekend started a day early for golfers attending the 11th annual Community Living Kincardine and District golf tournament, on July 21, at Ainsdale Golf Course, as over 100 participants headed to the links for a day of fun, and to support the local charity.

 


Mushball

by Pauline Kerr

Mushball! The Fanily Ties team defeated Hit the Grass 6-5 during the weekend’s mushball tournament in Tiverton.


Soccer star

 

By Doug Kennedy

 

Jaydon Troke has played a lot of high-level soccer at a young age. Jaydon started in Timbits soccer when he was three years old and played house league in Kincardine until he was eight.

 

When he was nine, Jaydon joined Huron United. That was the year he decided to play goal. Playing on a weak team where he would face a lot of shots probably helped him become a better goalie. An Owen Sound coach recruited him to play under-10 soccer for the Owen Sound United. That helped him gain the confidence to try out for Guelph Junior Gryhons three years ago.

 


Names added to sports wall of fame

 

By Doug Kennedy

The Kincardine Sports Wall of Fame has seven new members this year. One will be added in the builder’s category and six athletes will be added to the wall of fame.

 


Lurgan Beach-connected Keely Brown makes history with hall of fame induction

 

By Barb McKay

 

A world class athlete with ties to the Kincardine area is the first Ringette athlete to be inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame.

 

Keely Brown, whose parents Doug and Bobbie Brown are Lurgan Beach residents, was one of a dozen athletes – some Olympic medal and world championship winners – to be inducted during a banquet in Red Deer earlier this month. Brown is a Ringette goalie who started playing in Ontario before joining Edmonton WAM! of the National Ringette League. She competed in 19 Canadian Ringette Championships, winning nine gold and eight silver medals.

 


Satosek leads Huron United

 

By Doug Kennedy

Huron United played their fourth game of the current SWRSA premier league season on this past sunday. Their opponent was the Madmen from Shelburne. Gerritt Satosek headed home the first goal from a corner kick from Andreas Derksen. Satosek doubled the score in the first half. Gerritt missed out on a hat trick, hitting the crossbar with another header in the first half.

 


Klassics in top 10

 

By Doug Kennedy

 

The Kincardine Klassics gymnastics club qualified four athletes to compete in the Level 3-5 Ontario Championships this past weekend. It was hosted by the Forest City Gymnastics Club at the Western Fair Agriplex in London.

 


Line drive

 

Kincardine’s Cubs played a double header against the Lucan Irish 9 on May 27 at Tout Field and finished victorious in both games. Brad Fraser hit a line drive past first base in the first inning. (Tammy Schneider photo)


A first for Kincardine

 

By Doug Kennedy

 

Garrett McFadden has won the 2017-18 Canadian Hockey League Humanitarian of the Year Award in Junior A hockey.

 

It is unbelievable for a Kincardine resident to win an award like this. It was presented to him this past weekend in Regina at the Memorial Cup. Garrett is in charge of McFadden’s Movement, which is a movement to support mental health. Congrats Garrett, you make Kincardine proud.