West Hill edges out Knights

Jessilyn Wolfe takes the ball past a pair of West Hill Raiders during junior BAA soccer action yesterday at the Davidson Centre. Wolfe and the Knights lost 1-0. (Josh Howald photo)

The West Hill Raiders won a pair of soccer games yesterday in Kincardine.

The Kincardine District Secondary School Knights fell 1-0 in junior girls action, while the boys team was beaten 3-2.

See Wednesday's edition of The Kincardine Indpendent for full details and a complete round-up of the week's sporting action.

Knights roll through first week

KDSS teams go undefeated

It was a week of wins for the Kincardine District Secondary District School Knights.

KDSS volleyball, soccer and golf teams opened the BAA regular seasons with wins right across the board.

Monday at KDSS, the senior girls basketball team opened the BAA season with a 52-14 win over the Chesley District High School Cougars. Coach Vince Jennsen said the squad had a balanced attack, with 10 different players putting points on the board. Taylor Schmidt scored a game high 13 points.

The junior basketball team also handily defeated the Cougars. Carly Schmidt had a game high 14 points, while Taylor Risteen and Jessica Smith each added six in the 35-16 victory.

Both teams are in action today in Port Elgin.

'Dogs improve to 3-0

Fire 70+ shots at Mount Forest net

It was hardly a boring night for Brad Unruh.

It was a long one, however, for the Mount Forest Patriots net minder, who faced a whopping 74 shots from the Kincardine Bulldogs Saturday night. A 65-save performance still left his team on the wrong side of a 9-1 loss.

It was Kincardine’s second win of the weekend, as the Bulldogs skated to a 6-2 win Friday night in Goderich at the Sifto Centre.

Junior soccer teams win in Chesley

The Kincardine District Secondary School junior soccer teams kicked off the season with wins yesterday.

Both the junior boys and the junior girls teams opened the Bluewater Athletic Associaiton (BAA) regular season yesterday in Chesley.

The girls team got goals from four different players and a shut out from Sam Bianco as the Knights beat the host Lady Cougars 4-0.

Meanwhile, the KDSS junior boys earned a 3-1 win over CDHS.

Home sweet home!

Mike Rutherford celebrates a Steve Crone goal early in the second period of Kincardine’s home opener Friday night at the Davidson Centre. The goal gave Kincardine a 3-0 lead and stood up as the eventual game winner as the Bulldogs defeated Mitchell 8-2. (Josh Howald photo)

Welcome to the West

Bulldogs take home opener 8-2

Tim Eickmeyer of the Mitchell Hawks tries to stop Devin Kemp of the Bulldogs from getting to Matt Stirling’s crease during second period action in Kincardine’s Friday night game. Kemp had an assist in a 8-2 Kincardine victory. (Josh Howald photo)

The Kincardine Bulldogs showed the Mitchell Hawks just how things are done in the Western Junior C loop Friday night.

Wilson through PGA pre-qualifiers

Kincardine native looks to Q-School

Kincardine’s Lee Wilson wants to go to Q-School.

Q-School is the final stage of qualifying for the Professional Golf Association (PGA) Tour and the Nationwide Tour. Almost every PGA golfer has been through the qualifying events known as Q-School.

Wilson isn’t headed there yet, but he has made it through the pre-qualifiers.

“There are so many people that want to give  it a shot,” said Wilson Sunday night from Atlanta, where he has lived for the past three years. “It’s very grueling, and very costly. I advance to the first qualifying stage now, and that will be in about a month.”

There are three stages for qualifying for Q-School, from which the top-30 golfers are given their PGA Tour cards. Each event weeds out more and more golfers until only the best remain.

BAA season opens this week

Knights volleyball, basketball teams prep with tourneys

High school sports are back in full swing.

Though students have only been back in class for two weeks, most teams at Kincardine District Secondary School have seen exhibition action in preparation for the opening of the Bluewater Athletic Association (BAA) regular season schedule this week.

Knights bounce GDCI

Kait McDonnel fires a bounce pass through the legs of a GDCI defender Friday night in the opening game of the KDSS Senior Girls basketball tournament. The Knights went 3-1, winning the bronze medal game Saturday evening. (Josh Howald photo)


OHL teams release locals

Paul Stewart and Brett Catto will not be starting the season in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).
Stewart and Catto were released by Belleville and Sault Ste. Marie, respectively, last week.
Stewart survived the first round of cuts with the Soo Greyhounds Thursday, when the team trimmed its roster to 26 players. He played in a pair of exhibition games against the Sudbury Wolves, but was released from the team Saturday.
In Belleville, the Bulls cut the roster to 22 skaters early last week, and Brett Catto was not on it, despite having a good training camp.

The 16‑year‑old had a goal and an assist in three intrasquad games at the Bulls training camp before being released.
"He played on a line with some of our other young players," said Bulls coach George Burnette Thursday morning. "I was quite impressed with all of our 2008 draft picks. '92 has been the deepest draft I've seen in five years."