Bulldogs dumped twice by Hawks

Kincardine still has a hold on first

The Walkerton Hawks are breathing down the necks of the Kincardine Bulldogs.

 The Hawks moved within striking distance of the first-place ‘Dogs by winning both games of a home-and-home weekend series between the clubs.

Kincardine's Ryan Armstrong, left,  and Brady Houston of the Walkerton Hawks, battle for the puck Saturday afternoon in Walkerton. (Josh Howald photo)

The Bulldogs are still at the top of the Western Junior C League standings, but the gap between Kincardine and Walkerton is down to one point.

Wolves lose, win

Fall at home to 81's, beat Drayton on the road

The Ripley Wolves earned a split on the weekend in WOAA Senior A hockey play.

The Wolves were downed 7-2 at home Friday night by the Palmerston 81’s, but rebounded with a 6-2 win in Drayton Saturday afternoon.

Ripley improved to 3-4 with Sunday’s win over the Icemen.

Drayton took leads of 1-0 and 2-1 in this game, but Ripley tied the game twice on goals from Nick Locking and Travis VanGaver. The game was tied 2-2 heading into the third period.

Ripley pulled away from the Icemen in the final frame and skated to a 6-2 win.

Midget girls dump Normanby

After jumping to an early lead, the Kincardine midget rep girls hockey team cruised to a 6-2 win over Normanby Township Thursday night at the Davidson Centre.

A Kincardine forward has a wide open net after a Cayly Bellan rebound pops out to the top of the crease during the second period of midget girls hockey action last week. (Josh Howald photo)

The Kinucks scored three goals in the first eight minutes of the game to take control of this contest from the start. Kincardine, who dropped one preseason game and won a tournament in St. Mary’s, is now 3-2 in regular season play.

Coming off a 2-1 loss to Mount Forest, Cayly Bellan gave the Kinucks the start they were looking for.

Crabby Joe's Juvey's tie Normanby

The Kincardine juveniles skated to a 3-3 tie in Normanby last week.


It was the second draw of the season for the Crabby Joe’s Kinucks, who are still looking for the first win of the year.


Kincardine got out to a good start, playing in the offensive zone, but it was Normanby that got on the board first after a goal mouth scramble during a Normanby power play.


The hosts went ahead 2-0 on a rebound that beat Kinucks goalie Keegan Woodman.


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).