Fish derby opens Friday

The 24th annual Fish Kincardine Derby kicks off Friday afternoon.

This year’s event features a $5,000 prize for both the derby’s top salmon and top trout. The derby runs from Friday until May 24.

Last year, Manfred Werle of Hanover took home cash for his winning trout, which weighed in at 14.4-pounds. George Rogers, also of Hanover, had the top salmon with a catch of 13.02-pounds.

Hunter breaks three school records

A total of 19 school records were broken Thursday, with Tiverton’s Cheyenne Hunter breaking three KDSS records herself at the annual Grade 9 and 10 Track and Field Meet.

Tim Luinstra has been keeping the meet records since 2007.

Hunter broke the Grade 9 records in the 200m, the 400m and the 800m races en route to picking up the Grade 9 girls overall championship with 121 points. Overall champs were based on the student’s best five events. Finishing second and third in the Grade 9 girls division were MacKenzie Marshall, who set a new 1500m record, and Natalie Melick.

Cheyenne Hunter (file photo)

Whalers grab Meurs at 13

Ripley teen a first round pick

Garrett Meurs is headed for Plymouth.

The Ripley teenager was a first round pick, 13th overall, in Saturday’s Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection.

“Not bad,” laughed Meurs early Saturday afternoon. “It’s pretty exciting.”

Ripley’s Garret Meurs was selected by the Plymouth Whalers Saturday morning in the OHL Priority Selection. (Josh Howald photo)

Knights unbeaten

The season has started well for the Kincardine District Secondary School soccer program.

Both the boys and girls teams are undefeated after three games. The boys have won all Bluewater Athletic Association games, while the girls have racked up two wins and a draw.

Matt Dennis, right, cuts off a Sacred Heart forward during the first half of Kincardine’s first BAA home game last Tuesday at the Davidson Centre. (Josh Howald photo)

Thursday in Hanover, the boys improved to 3-0 with a 2-1 win over the John Diefenbaker Secondary School Trojans. Peter Stoeckli and Anirudha Panditrao each scored for Kincardine.

Hockey Time no more

Walker House exhibit comes to a close with road hockey tourney

It is no longer hockey time at the Walker House.

Today marks the end of the two-month long exhibit that featured everything hockey.

“We were very pleased with the way it went,” said Sally Boileau Monday morning. “People were really impressed with the displays; we had a very good selection.”

The exhibit’s last event was the Kincardine Minor Hockey Association Ball Hockey Challenge on the weekend. Teams of all ages gathered at the old arena pad on Lambton Street. Boileau said that there were 135 youths involved in the tournament.

Banquet ends KMHA season

The Kincardine Minor Hockey Association held its annual year end banquet last week at the Davidson Centre. These youngsters picked up hardware in the novice local league division. Back row is the LL #1 team award winners, from left: Justin Moulton, MVP; Brody Hewitt, most dedicated; Payton McCormack, most sportsmanlike. In front, from the LL #2 team, from left: Liam Calhoun, most heart; Draeden Parcey, most improved; Everett Luinstra, MVP. (Katy Stewart photo)

Senior Games kick off this week

The 22nd annual Kincardine and District Senior Games are slated to kick off this week. The events are being held throughout the next month in various locations in Kincardine and Point Clark.

Some of the events that kick off this week include badminton, bid euchre, carpet bowling, cribbage, crokoinole, shooter and table tennis.

Other events that will get started in coming weeks are contract bridge, duplicate bridge, euchre, lawn bowling, shuffleboard, snooker, prediction walking and 5-pin bowling.

The closing ceremonies, sponsored by Bruce Telecom and the Ontario Power Generation, are May 20 at the Kincardine Hall. Tickets are $12 and must be purchased before May 15.

Pre pre-season

The Kincardine Bulldogs held a pair of rookie skates last week at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. About 40 players from various WOAA centres were on the ice for evaluation. The Davidson Centre ice has now been taken out for the season. (Josh Howald photo)

Girls rugby schedule set

Open season Wednesday

The Bluewater Athletic Association girls rugby schedule was released last week, with Kincardine District Secondary School opening the season Wednesday in Walkerton.

The Knights will face the Walkerton District Secondary School Raiders in that game.

Like last season, the teams will travel to host schools each week. Kincardine will not host any regular season contests, but will host the preliminary playoffs May 11.

The Knights, coached by Watson Morris, will play in the BAA South Division with Sacred Heart, Saugeen District, John Diefenbaker and WDSS.

Knights use home court advantage

Sending 13 to CWOSSA

Kincardine District Secondary School had an extremely successful day at Thursday’s Bluewater Athletic Association badminton championships.

KDSS, which hosted the event, got three first place finishes and will send seven players to tomorrow’s CWOSSA tournament. Overall, the Knights finished second with 55 points, just two behind Bruce Peninsula District School and a whopping 26 points ahead of the third place finishers from West Hill Secondary School.

Michael Yun returns a shot during Thursday's BAA badminton finals at KDSS. Yun and his partner, Troy Campbell, handily beat Bruce Peninsula in boys doubles action. (Josh Howald photo)