Sports

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)


Legion peewees win Young Canada Week

Kincardine has undefeated tournament

The Kincardine Legion peewees went undefeated at Goderich Young Canada Week, winning the B championship during the March break.

Kincardine was part of the tournament’s opening ceremonies before edging out the host Goderich team 2-1. Ethan Skinner scored from Jordan Bell before Garret McFadden scored the game winner.

In the second game, Kincardine beat Mount Brydges in a tight 4-0 game. Geordie Farrell scored twice, while McFadden and Keegan McLelland each notched one goal. Assists went to Farrell (2), Chase Ambeau, Shane Vollmer, McFadden, McLelland and Sam Wilson.


Murdoch shows off jerseys

MPP visits Walker House with collection

Sunday was a bright, sunny day in Kincardine, but Bruce-Grey Owen Sound MPP Bill Murdoch brought plenty of extra sweaters to town anyway.

Murdoch showed off some of his private collection of autographed hockey sweaters Sunday at the Walker House for the two-month long Hockey Time at the Walker House display.

Dennis Riggin's Detroit Red Wings jersey was just one on the sweaters in Bill Murdoch's collecction on display Sunday afternoon at the Walker House. Murdoch, Bruce-Grey Owen Sound MPP, brought more than 200 signed hockey jerseys for the Hockey Time at the Walker House display. (Josh Howald photo)


Ball hockey tourney April 25

Local minor hockey players have until April 17 to register for the 2009 Ball Hockey Challenge.

The free tournament is being put together by the Kincardine Minor Hockey Association, the Walker House and the Municipality of Kincardine to help celebrate “Hockey Time at the Walker House.”

Each team may have five players, and players under the age of 18 must wear a hockey helmet with a mask and hockey or winter gloves. They are optional for adults.


Wolves finished

Lucknow takes series in five

The WOAA Senior A hockey season is over for the Ripley Wolves.

The Wolves were edged out 3-2 in Ripley Friday night in Game 5 of the WOAA Senior A quarter-finals. After winning Game 1 of the series in Ripley, the Wolves dropped four straight games to the Lucknow Lancers, who will now move on to play Durham in the semi-finals.

Ripley netminder Scott MacSween makes a glove save on Lucknow's Mark Stanley, left,  during the second period of Game 5 Friday night in Ripley. (Josh Howald photo)