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KDSS season ends in semis

Junior girls upset by Walkerton

The season came to an end this morning for the Kincardine District Secondary School junior girls soccer team.

Steph Thompson watches the season slip away for the KDSS junior girls soccer team this morning at the Davidson Centre. Thompson and the Knights were defeated 5-1 by Walkerton District in the BAA semi-finals. (Josh Howald photo)

The favoured Knights were beaten soundly, 5-1, by the Walkerton District Seecondary School Raiders earlier this morning. It was one of two BAA semi-final games that were played at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.

The other game saw West Hill advance to the finals with a 2-0 win over Sacred Heart High School.

West Hill and WDSS will do battle at 1 p.m. today to determine a BAA champion. Both teams qualify for the CWOSSA tournament.


Knights fall in BAA final

But junior boys still CWOSSA bound

The KDSS junior boys soccer team earned a CWOSSA berth but not a BAA championship yesterday.

The Knights, who finished second overall in the BAA, met Sacred Heart in yesterday morning's semi-final match-up with Sacred Heart of Walkerton.

Kincardine needed penalty kicks to get past the Crusaders and advance to the BAA final yesterday afternoon agaainst the top seeded Walkerton District Secondary School Raiders.

WDSS scored four times and blanked the Knights to win the BAA junior boys soccer championship.

Both WDSS and KDSS qualify for CWOSSA, which will be held in Cambridge Nov. 6 and 7.


Bulldogs battle for 5-3 win

Late goal completes comeback in entertaining contest

A fortuitous third period bounce lifted the Kincardine Bulldogs to victory Sunday afternoon at the Davidson Centre.

Nathan Barfoot fans on a one-timer while being watched by Wingham's Andrew Turton during a second period power play Sunday afternoon. Barfoot and the 'Dogs came from behind to win 5-3. (Josh Howald photo)

An empty net goal with 10.6 seconds remaining clinched a 5-3 win for the Bulldogs.

With Kincardine and the Wingham Ironmen tied at three, Joel Alton sent a high slapshot towards the net with a little more than four minutes to play. The shot hit teammate Taylor Lukasik in the elbow and bounced into the WIngham net for the game winner.


Through the Heart

Jessica drives through a Sacred Heart defender during BAA basketball action last week. The Crusaders edged out Kincardine in senior action. The Knights were eliminated from BAA playoff contention Tuesday afternoon after losing to the JDSS Trojans. (Kiel Edge photo)


Wolves beaten by Elora, Saugeen Shores

The Ripley Wolves are back at .500 after losses to Elora and Saugeen Shores on the weekend.

Saturday night in Port Elgin, the Wolves fell 7-3 to the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks in front of almost 700 people.

“It wasn’t too bad of a game,” said Ripley goaltender Scott MacSween, who started the previous night in Ripley against the Elora Rocks. “We had a 2-1 lead early in the game, and they came back to go ahead 3-2. They kind of broke the game open in the third period.”


Soccer teams move on

Playoff bound

The Kincardine District Secondary School junior boys soccer team wrapped up the regular season with a 5-0 pasting of the Saugeen Royals.

With the win, KDSS (5-2) moved ahead of the West Hill Secondary School Raiders and into third place in Bluewater Athletic Association (BAA). The top four BAA schools qualify for the semi-finals, which were held yesterday (Tuesday) in Walkerton.


Midget girls CWOSSA champs

Kincardine has some of the fastest midget girls in the region.

The Kincardine District Secondary School midget girls cross-country team claimed the CWOSSA overall title Thursday.

Cheyenne Hunter finished first, and Kortney Watson second in a field of 113 racers to lead KDSS to the division title. KDSS’ other two runners, MacKenzie Marshall and Hayley Stewart, finished 21st and 28th to help the team to its first CWOSSA championship in years.


Nose for the net

Matt Helm fires a shot that eludes Sacred Heart’s goalkeeper Tuesday afternoon. Ellis’ goal was  the first of the game in a 4-2 KDSS win over the visiting SHHS Crusaders. (Josh Howald photo)


Falling Meteor

This footrace ended with both players crashing into the Kincardine net, with the puck staying out. Here, Kurt Dunsbier heads to his net while Danny Skinner gets tied up with a Mitchell Meteors forward.  The atoms, who were in a Bracebridge tournament over the weekend, won 5-2. (Josh Howald photo)


Dogs pound Patriots 9-2

Blake Underwood and Tim Dwinnell combined for 12 points as the Kincardine Bulldogs pounded Mount Forest 9-2 Friday night on the road.

 

Underwood had hattrick for the 'Dogs and added three helpers, while Dwinnell scored twice and picked up four assists.

 

Devin Kemp, Dave Chessell, Ben Larsen and recent pick-up Brock Spencer each scored once in the win.

 

George Grammanopolous stopped 14 shots to earn his second win in goal for the first place Bulldogs, who improve to 7-0-1 on the season.