Sports

Running from school

The Bob Atkinson Memorial cross-country meet, better known as the “county meet” was Wednesday at Saugeen Bluffs, with all local elementary schools sending racers.

While no Kincardine area runners came home with a first place finish, several did fare well.

Hannah Davidson of Huron Heights Public School (HHPS) was second in the senior girls event, finishing behind only Hanover’s Fateema  Miller. Natasha Prehn of Ripley was seventh in the race.

The senior boys division was dominated by Huron Heights, who had four runners finish in the top-10. Sam Wilson was second, Ethan Carter, third; Brett Carter, fourth and David McFarlan was seventh.


Running over the competition

Jessica Quinn grabs possession of the ball as she collides with a Saugeen District player during BAA basketball action Wednesday afternoon at the high school. The lady Knights pounded the visiting Royals 76-24. (Josh Howald photo)


Knights earn 1-0 win

Shut out for Padfield

The Kincardine District Secondary School junior girls soccer team earned a 1-0 win Tuesday afternoon at the Davidson Centre.

Sara Gossell scored the only goal of the game early in the contest.

Sacred Heart High School's biggest chance to tie the game came late in the second half on a penalty.

However, Morgan Padfield stopped the penalty to secure a shut out and give the Knights a 1-0 win.

The junior boys team was holding a 2-1 lead on the Crusaders at the half on the strength of a Derek Satosek goal.

It finished 4-2 for Kincardine.


Hockey should be a dream, not an obsession

Wendel Clark speaks at Easter Seals banquet

Wendel Clark can spend hours telling stories of his hockey career; just don’t ask him to re-enact it.

Clark retired from the National Hockey League in 2000, after 15 seasons in the league. A lifetime of hard hits and fights took its toll on his 5’11” frame and now, he says, his body won’t let him continue to play in retirement.

“I retired because of health, not age,” Clark says. “(I coach my son’s teams) but I only play three or four times a year in charity games. My body just doesn’t like (hockey) as much as it used to.”


Bulldogs win streak ended

Fall 2-1 in overtime to Walkerton

A five- game  winning streak to begin the season came to an end Friday night in Walkerton.

 

The Kincardine Bulldogs were edged out 2-1 in overtime by the Walkerton Hawks in what was the first meeting of the teams this season.

 

The teams traded second period powerplay goals to make it 1-1.

 

Blake Underwood scored first to give Kincardine a 1--0 lead. With Trevor Harper in the penalty box, Tim Dwinnell set up the Underwood tally.

 


Novices shut out Mitchell 2-0

Jamie Brock stole the show Saturday afternoon as the Kincardine Home Hardware Novice rep team opened the season with a 2-0 win over Mitchell.

 

Brock stopped four breakaways, including one with just two minutes remaining, to earn his first shutout of the year in his first start.

 

Kendon Zettle gave Brock a lead to work with early in the opening frame. Zettle scored from Christopher Coady.

 

The defence of Emma Swift, Travis Anderson, Jacob Bishop and Jake Colley did a good job in helping clear the rebounds out of Brock's crease.

 


Wolves drown Rats in opener

Ripley skates to 9-1 win

The Ripley Wolves put a 9-1 beating on the Nottawasaga River Rats Friday night in Ripley's home opener.

 

The Wolves opened the WOAA Senior A men's hockey regular season by beating the Rats, formerly known as the Georgian Bay River Rats 9-1.

 

Travis VanGaver and Jeremy McQuillin each scored twice in what was a chippy and rough affair at the Ripley-Huron Community Complex.

 

The newly acquired Shawn Detzler also scored for Ripley in the win. Detzler, a former member of the Mildmay Monarchs, did not play last season. He should add some more scoring punch to an already offensively gifted hockey team.

 


Leader of the pack

Jennelle Smeltzer, a Grade 3 Ripley District School student, runs the last leg of the Tyke Girls race at the annual Elementary School Cross-Country Meet at Ainsdale Friday afternoon. Smeltzer won the race by a large margin. Finishing second was Bethany Wilken, also of Ripley School, who can be seen in the photo trailing Smeltzer. (Josh Howald photo)


Bulldogs hammer Hanover, Wingham

Kincardine now 5-0

Bulldogs forward MikeBujold tries to swat a rebound past Hanover goaltender Tyler Felstead during the third period of Saturday night’s game at the Davidson Centre. Felstead entered the game late in the second period after Kincardine chased Scott Kuglin from the net with five goals. (Josh Howald photo)

Wingham and Hanover were supposed to test the Kincardine Bulldogs on the weekend.

However, neither club really challenged Kincardine, as the ‘Dogs improved to 5-0 on the season and continued to produce goals at a torrid pace.


Cross Country team wins meet

First run of the season

The Kincardine District Secondary School cross-country team got a great jump on the season.

The Knights had three first place finishes and two team titles at an exhibition meet last week.

Kortney Watson  was second in the midget girls race, behind only teammate Cheyenne Hunter. Together with MacKenzie Marshall and Hayley Stewart, the midgets won the overall team title.

KDSS also finished 1-2 in the midget boys race. Jesse Chen was first to cross the finish line, followed by Nate Fohkens. Those finishes, along with strong performances from Francis Lozada and Zihan Wong, gave Kincardine a second team title.

The senior girls were second overall, led by race winner Hayley Green  and Ramona Neferu, who was third.