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)

Girls advance to BAA semis

Boys upset in overtime heartbreaker

The Kincardine District Secondary School girls soccer team routed Grey-Highlands Friday afternoon and advanced to yesterday’s BAA championship tournament in Owen Sound.

The Knights dominated the BAA quarter-final match-up from start to finish, beating the visiting Lions by a 6-1 score. Kayla Crouchman and Amelia Davidson paced the Kincardine attack, each scoring a pair of goals. Becca Austman and Taylor Risteen each added a goal in the win.

The Knights, without the services of goaltender Siobhan Burbidge, rotated goaltenders several times throughout the game.

Later in the day, the KDSS lost a heartbreaker in the boys quarter-final game at the Davidson Centre.

Knights cruise through quarter-final

Kayla Crouchman and Amelia Davidson each had a pair of goals at the Kincardine District Secondary School girls soccer team trounced Georgian Bay 6-2 in a BAA quarter-final match-up this afternoon at the Davidson Centre.

With the win, the top-ranked BAA South club now advances to Tuesday's semi-final game in Owen Sound. The opponent was to be determined this afternoon in another quarter-final game.

Becca Austman and Taylor Risteen also scored for the Knights, who controlled the play from start to finish.

Following the girls game, the KDSS boys team was facing St. Mary's of Owen Sound in another quarter-final game this afternoon. The game was scoreless after 25 minutes of action.

For full details on both games, pick up Wednesday's edition of The Kincardine Independent.

Soccer teams clinch first

Both the Kincardine District Secondary School boys and girls soccer teams have clinched first place overall in the Bluewater Athletic Association South standings.

Both KDSS teams receive a bye through the first round and will host the quarter-finals Friday afternoon.

The Knights both clinched first, despite having their undefeated records snapped.

Mohini Nema, left, steals the ball from a Chesley forward during BAA senior girls soccer action Tuesday at the Davidson Centre. KDSS dropped its first game of the year to the Cougars, a 4-3 loss. (Josh Howald photo)

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.