Bantams fall 5-2 to Wiarton

The Kincardine bantams were defeated 5-2 in Wiarton last week.


The Wiarton Wild grabbed a 3-0 first period lead with physical play unseen by Kincardine yet this season.


Kincardine regrouped in the second period, creating several offensive opportunities and focusing on hockey.


The bantams finally got on the scoreboard early in the third period.


Jordan Small scored from Brendon McCartney and Jesse Hall to make it a 3-1 game.


However, Wiarton regained its three goal lead less than a minute later.


Kincardine qualifies for CWOSSA

Senior team wins qualifier, juniors win BAA

The KDSS senior boys volleyball team is headed for CWOSSA after all.

This block against OSCVI Friday afternoon helped seal a CWOSSA berth for the KDSS senior boys volleyball team. The Knights beat GBSS later in the day to advance to this week's CWOSSA tournament. (Josh Howald photo)

The Knights, who were undefeated during the regular season, hosted a qualifying tournament Friday after being knocked out of the BAA playoffs Wednesday by the Chesley District High School Cougars.

The seniors beat OSCVI 3-1 and the Georgian Bay Secondary School Vikings 3-0 to clinch a place in this week's tourney.

The juniors qualified for CWOSSA by winning the BAA championship earlier in the week in Owen Sound.

See this week's Independent for full details.

OFSAA gold for Hunter

Tiverton runner Ontario's fastest

Cheyenne Hunter is the fastest Grade 9 girl in Ontario.

Tiverton's Cheyenne Hunter won a provincial cross-country championship for KDSS on Saturday. The Grade 9 student at KDSS also competes for the Saugeen Track Club. (Josh Howald photo)

Hunter, a 14-year-old Kincardine District Secondary School student, struck provincial gold Saturday in Sarnia.

“We haven’t had an OFSAA cross-country champion (at KDSS) in the past 10 years that I have been here,” said Knights cross-country coach Carrie Houghton. “It is pretty amazing.”

KDSS ousted in semi-finals

WDSS wins BAA title with upset win

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

Allie Mohr and a WDSS midfielder battle for a loose ball in the BAA semi-final last week. (Josh Howald photo)

The Knights, who finished second in the Bluewater Athletic Association (BAA) standings, hosted the BAA Final Four Tournament, but were trounced 5-1 by Walkerton in the semi-finals.

Weekend waxings

Bulldogs outscore opposition 19-0

The Kincardine Bulldogs walked all over Mount Forest and Goderich in weekend Western Junior C Hockey League action.

Kincardine didn’t allow a goal in either of the games, a 6-0 win over the Sailors Friday and a 13-0 beating in Mount Forest Saturday night.

Friday night at the Davidson Centre, Josh Catto had a natural hat trick, scoring the game’s first three goals.  Tim Dwinnell scored twice; Blake Underwood added a goal and an assist.

Dwinnell also had a pair of assists to finish with four points on the night. Bill Ceasar had three assists, while Dave Chessell had two. Garritt Vincent also had an assist in the game.

Drew Pegrum stopped 23 shots to earn his first shutout of the season.

Ripley hosts 81's Friday night

After a weekend off, the Ripley Wolves will be in action Friday night at home.

The Wolves will host the Palmerston 81’s, last season’s WOAA A champs, for an 8:30 p.m. start.

Palmerston (2-0) was also idle this weekend.

Ripley will be looking to get back in the win column after dropping its last two games to Saugeen Shores and Elora. The Wolves opened the season with wins over the Nottawasaga River Rats and the Elora Rocks.

Sunday afternoon the Wolves will travel to Drayton to take on the Icemen (1-2).

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)