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Nema goes 3-2 at OFSAA

Mohini Nema went 3-2 at the provincial high school tennis championships at Rexall Place in Toronto last week.

The Kincardine District Secondary School student represented the Bluewater Athletic Association (BAA) and CWOSSA at the OFSAA tournament after qualifying in the fall.

Nema dominated the first day of play with 62 and 6-5 wins. She was edged out in a 7-5 tiebreaker in her third match of the day. The 2-1 record advanced her to the next round the following day.

After losing a 13-10 tiebreaker, Nema was defeated 6-0 in her final match of the OFSAA tournament.

“(She) played phenomenally well,” said KDSS tennis coach Michelle McIver. “(She) impressed the crowd with her powerful forehand and well-strategized play.”


Barbs win again

The season is three games old, and the Bruce County Barbarians have yet to lose.

“We couldn’t have dreamed of a better start,” said Barbs coach Martin O’Connor after his team won its first road game of the season, a 31-7 decision in St. Catharines.

Despite being outsized by St. Catharines, Bruce County got out to a quick start, setting the tone with some big hits. It wasn’t long before Adam Burgess broke through the Tigers defence to score the game’s first try. Shortly after, Andrew Young used his speed to score again for Bruce County. Young, however, injured his shoulder on the game’s next play.


Dogs honour Dwinnell, Underwood

Tim Dwinnell has devoted parts of seven winters to the Kincardine Bulldogs.

Friday night, he was inducted onto the Bulldog Wall of Fame, along with teammate Blake Underwood.

Tim Dwinnell, left and Blake Underwood, right, were named to the Bulldogs Wall of Fame in the Ken McCormick Showcase at the Davidson Centre Friday night. Presenting them with plaques is Warren Beisel. (Josh Howald photo)

Dwinnell, a Kincardine native, played five full seasons for Kincardine and parts of two others while in the Kincardine Minor Hockey Association.


Lakers win OPG playoffs

While the Los Angeles Lakers advanced to the NBA Finals on the weekend, the Kincardine Lakers won the OPG Youth Basketball championship Saturday afternoon.

That’s where the NBA similarities end. Kincardine’s Lakers edged out the Raptors 24-22 in a tightly contested championship game Saturday at the high school. The Raptors were favoured after winning the regular season championship, finishing with an 8-1 record. The Lakers finished second in the regular season at 6-2-1.

Cassandra Howse of the Spurs jumps to block a shot from the Pistons' Spencer Russell as Evan Hoover looks on during Friday night action at the OPG Youth League Basketball tournament. (Josh Howald photo)


Cubs blast Byron 13-3

The Kincardine Cubs moved into first place with a big win over Byron Sunday afternoon.

Brandon Dunlop hits a three-run shot to help power the Kincardine Cubs to a 13-3 win Sunday afternoon at Connaught Park. The Cubs moved into first place with a 3-1 record. (Katy Stewart photo)

The Cubbies braved the cold weather to defeat the visiting Bulldogs 13-3 in a mercy.

Jonny Campbell and Ryan Enright shared the pitching duties on the mound.

Campbell and Brandon Dunlop powered the Kincardine offence. Dunlop hit a three-run shot to left field, while Campbell hit a two-run home run.  The game was called after seven innings.


Cubs beat Mitchell

At home Sunday afternoon

The Kincardine Cubs improved to 2-1 with an 11-5 win on the road Sunday afternoon.

Greg Stepaniak slides safely into second base Sunday afternoon in Mitchell. Stepaniak and the Cubs improved to 2-1 with an 11-5 win over Mitchell. (Katy Stewart photo)

The win puts the Cubs in a first-place tie with the London Area Dodgers in the Thames Valley Baseball League standings.

Jonny Campbell started on the mound for the Cubs, whose bats were working on this day. Greg Stepaniak pitched in relief to earn his first save of the season.


Barbarians win big

Open season with 53-0 loss

The Bruce County Barbarians couldn’t have asked for a better start to the Niagara Rugby Union season.

The Barbs pummeled the Fergus Highlanders 53-0 in the season’s first game Saturday afternoon in Port Elgin.

“It is a great boost to everybody…and we’ll enjoy this victory,” said Bruce County head coach Martin O’Connor. “(But) we are going to keep our feet firmly on the ground. It’s only one game of a long season and we have a long way to go.”


Home Hardware shuts out Hanover

The Kincardine Home Hardware under-12 girls soccer team kicked off the season on a high note Thursday.

Kincardine controlled Thursday night’s game from the get-go, earning a 6-0 win.

Mikayla Fisher controls the ball before clearing on opening night of the under-12 soccer season Thursday at the Davidson Centre. Fisher and her Home Hardware teammates had little problems with the visiting Hanover team, winning by a 6-0 margin. (Josh Howald photo)

Though not tested often in the first half, keeper Kasey Brindley later made several key saves to earn the shutout for Kincardine.


Cubs earn split on opening weekend

The Kincardine Cubs opened the 2009 baseball season on the weekend with a win and a loss.

 

Friday night in London, the Cubs defeated the Forest City Barons 14-4 in the season's first game.

 

Kincardine's David Robinson looks up at the ump after tagging a Strathroy player at home plate Sunday afternoon at Connaught Park. The runner was safe and the Cubs lost 9-2 in the home opener. (Katy Stewart photo)

 

Sunday afternoon at Connaught Park, however, Kincardine was downed 9-2 by Strathroy, a new addition to the league this season.

 


Knights shine at BAAs

Dennis sets javelin record

It was a banner meet for the Kincardine District Secondary School Track and Field team.

Andrew Dennis set a new record in the junior boys javelin, while 27 of his teammates qualified for the CWOSAA Track and Field Championships, which start today in Guelph at Resurrection School. The top four finishers in each event advance to CWOSSA.

Dennis’ throw of 55.6m shattered the old record of 46.37m, set in 2005 by Saugeen District’s Derek Scott.

Taurian Roy lands in the pit during the long jump event Thursday afternoon at the Davidson Centre. Roy finished seond in the event. Roy was also first in the triple jump. (Josh Howald photo)