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Bantams rained out in semi-final

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine bantam Cardinals were holding a 2-0 lead in the second inning of a Sunday morning semi-final when the skies opened up above Connaught Park in Kincardine.

Cameron Klein of the Kincardine OBA bantam Cardinals dives back to first base after a pick-off attempt by Georgina Saturday morning at Connaught Park in Kincardine, (Josh Howald photo)

Heavy rains cut Kincardine's semi-final game, and the second annual Reg Daze Memorial bantam baseball tournament, short.


 Highlanders perfect in Fergus

The Kincardine Highlanders ran table in Fergus on the weekend.

The defending Ontario Lacrosse Association's Junior Masters provincial champs went 4-0 in the team's third tournament this season. That will surely keep Kincardine as the top-seeded team as the OLA provincial tournament approaches in September. The Highlanders currently share the top-seed honours with Six Nations, Bramalea and Brampton, all with 16 points.

Friday night, the Highlanders defeated Oakville 5-3. Kincardine followed that up with a 7-3 win over Windsor early Saturday afternoon and a 9-3 win over the Durham Nomads on Saturday evening.

Kincardine completed the undefeated weekend with a convincing 5-1 win over a strong team from Six Nations.

There is one more tournament on the OLA schedule before the provincial championship tournament in early September. Kincardine will travel to Niagara-on-the-Lake for tournament action on the second weekend in August.


 Sophie Hotchkiss wins 2017 Women’s Triathlon

By Barb McKay

Kincardine’s Sophie Hotchkiss overcame a rough swim to pull out front of her fellow competitors and win the 2017 Kincardine Women’s Triathlon.

Sophie Hotchkiss won Saturday's Women's Triathlon in Kincardine. (Barb McKay photo)

 

A total of 450 women from across Canadatook part in the triathlon, duathlon and relay events in Kincardine on Saturday morning. The triathlon kicked off at 9 a.m. with a 375 metre swim from Station Beach, followed by a 12-kilometre bike ride and a three-kilometre run, ending in Reunion Park. The duathlon event includes the run and cycling portions of the event.

Hotchkiss, 20, had a difficult start in the water but quickly made her way from third place to first on the bike and led the race for the duration. She crossed the finish line with a time of 43:37.


 Scoreless draw for Huron United

A bizarre scoreless draw on the road Sunday ended a very strange week for Huron United.

Kincardine's Southwest Men's Premier Soccer League club started the week with a default win last Monday when Orangeville Athletic B was unable to put a team on the field. Friday, Huron United travelled to Kitchener to play the Predators in Forsyth Cup action and was losing 2-1 after 40 minutes when the game was called due to lightning. That game will be replayed at a future date.

Then Sunday, Huron United completely dominated the Madmen in Shelburne but just couldn't find the back of the net. The visitors had 20 or more opportunities to score but failed to capitalize. Time after time, free headers from six yards out sailed high or wide, 1-on-1's with the keeper were hit straight at the goalie and assorted individual efforts were placed off target or directly at the Shelburne keeper.


 Three win weekend for Cubs

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Cubs moved into a tie for first place overall in the Midwestern Ontario Senior Baseball League with a three-win weekend.

Nate Kramer walks off the hill after pitching himself out of a jam against Listowel on Sunday at Connaught Park in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)

 

Kincardine bats were hot Friday night in Komoka as the Cubs ripped the London Area Angels 19-7.

Sunday, the Cubbies hosted two games at home - one against the Lucan Irish Nine and one against the league leading Listowel Legionnaires.


 Work to finally begin on Kincardine tennis courts

By Barb McKay

A contract has been awarded for repairs to the Kincardine tennis courts.

During its meeting last Wednesday, the Municipality of Kincardine council agreed to award the project tender to Multiple Enterprises Inc. of Chesley, which submitted the lowest bid of $80,309. Three companies bid on the project, which has a budget of $130,000.

The municipality also plans to take four core samples of the sink hole in the courts this month and expects to have the results before the work on the courts is complete.

*New washrooms will be built at the Kincardine marina.


Women's Tri set for Saturday

By Josh Howald

For the first time ever, the Kincardine Women's Triathlon will take place the same weekend as the Kincardine Scottish Festival and Highland Games.

That means race day is this Saturday, July 8.


 Cubs earn split at McLelland Memorial Classic

By Josh Howald

Considering the competition, the Kincardine Cubs were more than happy with a split Sunday at the 7th annual Mike McLelland Memorial Classic.

There was no shortage of base runners during Kincardine`s win over New Lowell. (Josh Howald photo)

 


 Highlanders dump Owen Sound in Tiverton

By Josh Howald

It was the first organized lacrosse game played in the Municipality of Kincardine since 1979.

Dustin Kunderman scored on this chance for the Highlanders in a 9-3 win Thursday night in Tiverton. (Josh Howald photo)

 

The Kincardine Highlanders erased any lingering memories of the dreadful Kincardine Powermen with a 9-3 win over Owen Sound Thursday evening at the Tiverton Sports Arena.

The game was the first of an exhibition home-and-home series between the two Junior Masters teams. The return match has yet to be scheduled, but is likely to take place in mid-August in Owen Sound.


 Battler cracks under-23 squad

By Josh Howald

Kincardine native Easton Battler will represent Canada at the 2017 AAU International inline hockey tournament in California this month.

Easton Battler seen here with the London Fury. (Independent file photo)

 

Battler learned last week that he was selected to Canada Inline's under-23 team that will travel to California next week.

"I'm pretty excited obviously," said Battler. "I didn't think I would ever represent Canada in any sport, so it was pretty cool when I got the call."