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Robertson ready for return to South Dakota

Kara Robertson followed her heart to South Dakota.
"I just love the sport of volleyball," she said Thursday. "I love everything about it."
Robertson is back in Kincardine for the summer after having completed her first year at Dakota-Wesleyan University.
She is at the South Dakota school on a volleyball scholarship, her tuition covered by the Tigers Athletic Department.
It isn't the only reason Robertson selected the school. She refused offers from other American universities, choosing Dakota-Wesleyan because of its educational reputation. She is studying biochemistry at the school, which has been around since 1880. She has her sights set on becoming a doctor.

Education and volleyball come first for the 5"11 middle hitter.
"I pretty much quit everything else to focus (on volleyball and school) in about Grade 10," said Robertson, who is also a former provincial Highland Dance champion.


78-year-old triumphs over duathlon

She was the last to finish, but she probably got the most applause.
Cheering crowds lined the orange snow fence at Station Beach to see the oldest participant in the Kincardine Women's Triathlon, Chris Jefferies, finish her duathlon Saturday morning.

Smiling and bright-eyed, Jefferies, 78, high-fived her fans as she walked the last 100 metres. When she arrived at the finish mats, almost two hours after starting, she pumped her fists in the air before hugging her friend Cathy Addison.
"She's an inspiration to everybody at that age," said Addison before the race. "She's 78, but probably at heart she's 50 years old."

After taking a seat in the shade, Jefferies reflected on her race:
"I did it. It was a long time, but I did it," she said. "I feel good. I thought I'd probably collapse when I crossed the line, but I didn't."

Just in case, organizers sent a volunteer to run with Jefferies during the last leg of the race.
"It was really nice to have people with me," she said.


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Twin Centres takes Silver Stick title

Great Kincardine run ends in International Final

An impressive run by the Kincardine Home Hardware novices ended today in the International Silver Stick Final in St. Clair Shores, Michigan.

Kincardine was defeatd 7-4 in today's championship game by Twin Centres, who did not lose a game in Regional or International Silver Stick competition. Coaching staff said they were proud of the team, and how they managed to work together to reach this point. The team played some it's best hockey on this run, and may have played their best game this season yesterday in a 4-3 loss to Twin Centres - the only team to knock off the Kinucks on this journey.

For the full story, see this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent.


Luck? No

Attack skate in Huron-Kinloss

Jordan Binnington of the Owen Sound Attack stops Zach Nastasiuk during a shootout drill at the end of practice last night in Lucknow. The Attack held an open practice at the Lucknow Community Centre, followed by an open free skate. For more photos and the full story, including an exclusive interview with Owen Sound head coach Greg Ireland, don't miss next week's print edition of The Independent. Also, we will be making a draw for Attack tickets today as part of our NHL Hockey Pool! The Attack are in Windsor tonight to play the Spitfires. (Josh Howald photo)


Attack in Lucknow tonight

The Owen Sound Attack will practice at the Lucknow Community Centre tonight at 6 p.m.

Admission is by donation, with proceeds going to the Lucknow Minor Hockey Association. The 2010 Ontario Hockey League champions are reaching out this season to the surrounding communities. Earlier this season, the Attack practiced at the P&H Centre in Hanover.

Practice runs from 6 to 7 p.m., and a community skate will follow at 7:30 p.m.


Knights bury Raiders

The Kincardine District Secondary School boys hockey team remained undefeated in league play with a lopsided win over Walkerton this afternoon (Tuesday).

The Knights are now 4-0-1 in Bluewater Athletic Association play after a 12-2 win at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.

Jacob Siekierski had a four-point game for Kincardine, scoring once and setting up three others. Gerrit Satosek, Mitch Dickson and Chris Beattie each had two goals and an assist in the win, while single goals came from Easton Battler, Brad Mangotich, Jordan Bell and Matt Baker. Garrett McFadden had three assists, while Battler, Paul Lamont and Matt Osadca each had a pair of helpers.

Ashton Wilken got the win in goal for the Knights, who will be in Walkerton next week for a rematch against the Raiders.


Raiders - KDSS rematch today

2 p.m. start in Kincardine

The Kincardine District Secondary School boys hockey team is in action today (Tuesday) in Kincardine.

The first place Knights (3-0-1) will host the Walkerton District Secondary School Raiders for a 2 p.m. start at the Davidson Centre. This is the second of three meetings between the Knights and Raiders in a three-week span.

Last week, Mitch Dickson scored a natural hat trick to help pace KDSS to a BAA South Division best third win of the year. Today, Ashton Wilken of Ripley will make his first regular season start in goal for Kincardine.

Admission is free. If you can't make it to today's game, be sure to check this site later today for details.


Watched a good one

OUA Hawks edge out Cubs

Ryan Fraser watched this ball, caught by Laurier's Adam Chong, but he had some key hits in Kincardine's 10-9 loss last night, including a two-RBI double. The Golden Hawks and Cubs, of the Thames Valley Senior Baseball League, put on a great show for a solid crowd on a beautiful night at Connaught Park in Kincardine. For the full story, including photos and comments, see next week's print edition of The Independent. This weekend the Cubs will be at the OBA tournament, while the Golden Hawks will be in preseason tournament action at Brock University (Josh Howald photo)


Sea Dogs, Majors to meet for Cup tonight

Junior hockeys biggest prize will be handed out tonight in Mississauga.

The Saint John Sea Dogs will face the host Mississauga St. Michaels Majors for the 2011 Master Card Memorial Cup.  The Sea Dogs finished 2-1 in the round robin tourney, while the Majors defeated Kootenay in a semifinal game Friday night.

Saint John, the QMJHL Champs, will be bolstered by the return of sniper Stephen Anthony, who hasn't played since the QMJHL championship series.  The Majors have a chance to redeem themselves after losing to Owen Sound in the OHL championship series.  Mississauga finished first overall in the OHL's regular season.

The Kincardine Independent will be there to capture all the action when the 93rd Memorial Cup in won.  Check the site tomorrow for full details, or get in game updates on twitter @kincintheslot