Sports

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)


Kincardine edged out in noivce house league finals

Walkerton wins exciting game 3-1

Walkerton won its first novice house league championship in a decade Sunday night, edging out Kincardine 3-1 in an exciting tilt Sunday night at the Davidson Centre.

Walkerton’s East Hill Autohaus novices used two first period tallies and a late empty netter to beat a strong Kincardine team in front of hundreds of spectators.

“Hard work and positional play were the determining factors,” said Walkerton coach Paul Hauck following the game. “Kincardine is a great team and it was a good battle.”

Conner Dixon helps out in the crease after Kincardine goalie Tyler Brousseau makes a stop on Walkerton's Tristan Zettel in the WOAA novice local league championship game Sunday evening. (Josh Howald photo)


Knights dominate BAA South

14 qualify for BAA finals

The Kincardine District Secondary School badminton team dominated the Bluewater Athletic Association South qualifying tournament, held Thursday at KDSS.

The Knights had 14 athletes qualify for the BAA finals, which are being held tomorrow in Kincardine (Thursday).

“This tournament is basically about getting a good seeding (for tomorrow’s BAA tournament),” said badminton coach Peter Wolfe Thursday.


OPG Basketball season kicks off

Lakers forward Tyler Bellfeuille, left, is watched closely by Michael Fohkens of the Nuggets during the first week of OPG youth basketball Tuesday night at the high school. (Josh Howald photo)


Barbs prep for coming season

Home opener May 23

The Bruce County Barbarians are gearing up for another season of Niagara League Men’s rugby.

“We’ve had a few Sunday indoor practices in Kincardine and Walkerton to get the fitness level up,” said Barbs coach and executive member Martin O’Connor. “We hope to start our outdoor workouts the first weekend in April.”

Bruce County, which will again split its home games between Kincardine and Port Elgin, opens the season at home May 23. The Barbarians will also likely play two home games in Walkerton.


Oldstars hold 33rd annual tournament

Brandie Bernard of Kincardine's Twisted Sisters, in white,  battles for a puck against a Goderich opponent Saturday afternoon in Tiverton. The Twisted Sisters were one of four ladies teams in the area for Kincardine's 33rd annual Oldtimers tournament, which began Friday and ran through Sunday. There were 20 men's oldtimers teams. (Kiel Edge photo)