Sports

Goodbye first place

Bulldogs drop two weekend games

For the first time in two years, the Kincardine Bulldogs are not at the top of the Western Junior C standings.

Kincardine goalie George Grammenopoulos reacts after Walkerton scores the game winning goal with a minute remaining in Sunday's game at the Davidson Centre. (Josh Howald photo)


Knights improve to 3-0 with 5-4 win

Host St. Mary's this afternoon

The Kincardine District Secondary School boys hockey team is looking to improve to 4-0 this afternoon at the Davidson Centre.

A Monday game against the St. Mary’s Mustangs was postponed due to weather. This was the second time the Mustangs and Knights game had been delayed.

Friday in Flesherton, the Knights skated to a 5-4 win over the Grey Highlands Secondary School Lions.

The Knights took a 2-0 first period lead on goals from Shawn Stewart and Brandon Mullen. Mullen’s goal was assisted by Josh MacDonald.

Grey Highlands made it 2-1, but Mike Cracknell scored from Charles Palmer to restore Kincardine’s two goal lead heading into the third period.


Clean sweep for Knights

It was a clean sweep for the Knights.

The Kincardine District Secondary School girls volleyball team earned straight set wins over Sacred Heart and Saugeen District last week in Kincardine.

The Knights hosted SHHS and the SDSS Royals for a pair of regular season Bluewater Athletic Association (BAA) games last Tuesday.

Erin Hardman, right, passes the ball as teammate Mel Davidson backs her up during senior girls volleyball action last week at the high school. KDSS beat both Sacred Herat and Saugeen District in straight sets. (Josh Howald photo)


Girls bounce back

Jolley scores winner with 25 seconds left

After being upset by Saugeen District, the Kincardine District Secondary School girls hockey team bounced back in a big way.

Marissa Jolley’s goal with just 25 seconds remaining lifted the Knights to an exciting 4-3 win over Owen Sound’s West Hill Raiders.

The Knights got a pair of goals from Hayley Stewart and a single tally from Sara Gossell in the victory, which came at the Davidson Centre Tuesday afternoon.

Amanda Lawrence had two assists for KDSS, while single assists went to Cathleen Roppel, Jaqui Fair, Brianna Husk, Morgan Padfield and Kait McDonell.

Goaltender Kortney Watson earned the win in net for Kincardine.


Wolves wax Shallow Lake

Travis Van Gaver scored six times Friday night as the Ripley Wolves hammered Shallow Lake 13-3.

He also added a pair of assists to finish with eight points in the Wolves lone game of the weekend. Ripley is now 7-4-0-1 in WOAA Senior A hockey action.

A Saturday night game in Palmerston was postponed due to weather conditions. The game will be replayed at a date yet-to-be determined.

Kyle Wreford scored once, as did Matt Willis, Nick Locking, Darrin McDonald, Dustin Catto, Adam Shular and Shawn Detzler.


Mayor suits up for Wolves

Shorthanded Ripley team wins two

The Ripley Wolves got a little help from council on the weekend.

 

Huron-Kinloss mayor Mitch Twolan suited up for the shorthanded Wolves in a pair of weekend wins. Ripley beat Drayton 12-6 Friday night at home and Nottawasaga 8-4 Saturday on the road.

 

“It was fun,” said Twolan Monday morning. “They said they were short (players) and they were looking for some help. I had a good time.”

 

Twolan had one assist in Friday night’s win over the visiting Icemen.

 


KDSS edges out Walkerton

Girls team falls to SDSS

The Kincardine District Secondary School boys hockey team improved to 2-0 with a 2-1 win Wednesday afternoon at the Davidson Centre.

Despite badly outplaying the visiting Walkerton District Secondary School Raiders, the Knights escaped with a narrow 2-1 win on home ice.

The Knights opened the scoring just 18 seconds into this one. Off the game’s opening draw, Garrett Meurs walked in from centre to give Kincardine an early lead. Jared Colling assisted on the goal.

Grade 10 student Garrett Meurs works the puck down low during BAA boys hockey action last week at the Davidson Centre. (Kiel Edge photo)


'Dogs pound Pats

Eight point night for Underwood

Blake Underwood may have clinched the Western Junior C scoring title, and it isn’t even Christmas.

Underwood had an eight-point night Friday at the Davidson Centre in a 13-2 Kincardine win over the Mount Forest Patriots.

Here is a stat for you to put things in perspective: Underwood has 57 points this season, while as a team the Patriots have scored 37 goals.


Knights drop opener

The Kincardine District Secondary School senior boys basketball team did not have a good start to the Bluewater Athletic Association (BAA) regular season.

Matt Leyden pulls down a defensive board during KDSS' game against John Diefenbaker Secondary School of Hanover last week. (Josh Howald photo)

The Knights were pasted by the visiting John Diefenbaker Secondary School Trojans Wednesday afternoon.

The Trojans held a 27-8 lead at the half, and took a 27 point lead before the end of the third quarter.


Knights edge out Raiders 2-1

KDSS improves to 2-0 in BAA action

The Kincardine District Secondary School boys hockey team improved its record to 2-0 this afternon with a 2-1 win over the visiting Walkerton Raiders.

The Knights came out flying, taking a 1-0 lead with the game just 18 seconds old.

Garrett Meurs scored the goal with an assist to Jared Colling to make it 1-0.

Walkerton tied the game with a little more than three minutes remaining in the first period. Trevor Robinson's wrist shot beat Keegan Woodman to the blocker side.

Alex Legrand scored the eventual game winning goal midway through the seccond. Joe Kosmerly and Scott Beaton each drew an assist.

The Knights are in action again next Friday when they visit the Grey Highlands Seocndary School Lions.