Winning catch

Mark Addison, right, captured top prize of $14,000 in the 2013 Chantry Chinook Classic Salmon Derby with the 21.48 - lb fish. Addison, from Port Dover, caught the salmon July 27, the first day of Lake Huron's biggest fishing derby and spent the next week nervously watching the leaderboard. With Addison is fishing buddy Jason Cecchin of Lion's Head, who captained the boat. (Barb McKay photo)

Cubs all but clinch top spot

By Josh Howald

The Mitchell Astros gained a bit of ground on the first place Kincardine Cubs, but it isn’t enough. Nobody is likely to catch the Cubbies.

A pair of wins at the 3rd annual Mike McLelland Memorial Classic all but clinched top spot in the Thames Valley Senior Baseball League for Kincardine. The Cubs then spanked the Listowel Legionnaires 9-2 last Sunday, but were defeated 13-7 by the surging Mitchell Astros Friday night at Connaught Park in Kincardine. Sunday evening, Kincardine dropped two games in a row for the first time this season, losing 13-11 in Listowel.

Barbs at home Saturday

Bruce County rallies for late win in Cambridge

The Bruce County Rugby Club has a pair of home games this Saturday in Tiverton.

The Niagara Rugby Union A Division Barbarians will take on the Niagara Wasps in a highly anticipated battle at the new club’s new home field in Tiverton. Kickoff is 1:30 p.m. Following that NRUA match, the Barbs II will take on Niagara’s second team in a 3 p.m. game.

Classic wins for Cubs

Host Mitchell Friday night

Kincardine picked up a pair of wins in front of a large crowd Sunday at Connaught Park.

The third annual Mike McLelland Memorial Cubs Classic was a success from several standpoints. The Cubbies defeated the St. Thomas Cardinals 10-7 in an entertaining game to open the day's festivities, and followed that up with a 9-2 drubbing of the Listowel Legionnaires. Proceeds from the day's events will go to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

Both games were regular season Thames Valley Senior Baseball League games, and with the wins, Kincardine tightens its grip on first place overall with a 12-4 record. The Cubs have now won 10 of its last 11 games.

Cubs Classic set for Sunday

Kincardine win streak halted by South London

By Josh Howald

Eight was great, but that’s where things came to an end.

The South London Giants ended a Kincardine winning streak that dated back to June 7 on Thursday night, upsetting the Cubs with a 13-10 decision in London. It was a reality check for the Cubbies, who remain in first place overall in the Thames Valley Senior Baseball League standings. The Giants, even with the upset win over Kincardine, remain in the basement at 4-8.

The hard-throwing Nathan Kraemer got the ball to start this game, and pitched six innings. He gave up seven runs and struck out seven batters, leaving the game with a 9-7 lead in the sixth inning. Kincardine, however, couldn’t hang on to that lead. Ryan Fraser took over on the hill, and South London went on a tear, scoring six runs in the seventh inning to take a 13-9 lead to the eighth.

Saturday at the Orangey

Todays ball hockey schedule in Formosa

1:37am Jul 27

930am - team 5 vs dobson

1015am- 392 crew vs hosts

1100am- dobson vs puck hash

1145am- team 5 vs 392 crew

1230am- hosts vs dobson

115pm- puck hash vs team 5

2pm- 392 crew vs dobson

245 pm- team 5 vs hosts


Playoffs to follow

Orangey set for this weekend

Still time to get in on the action!

By Josh Howald

Final preparations are being made for the second annual Orangey ball hockey tournament in Formosa.

Be there when the ball drops on the second annual Orangey on Friday. Above, Paul Hauck of the Honey Nut Chelios and Andy Cline of the Host Team take the opening faceoff in last year's final.

The 4-on-4 tournament, proudly sponsored by The Kincardine Independent and backsideFIVE, will kick off Friday evening and continue through Saturday night.

Barbarians best Burlington

The Bruce County Barbarians snapped a two-game funk with a historic win at home Saturday afternoon.

Despite best efforts, Burlington couldn't contain Adam Weir of the Barbarians from scoring a try on this play. Bruce County defated the Centaurs 27-22, while the Barbs II played Burlington to a 14-14 draw. (Eric Howald photo)

Schmidt representing at Royale Cup

Finishes third at Ontario Amateur Championships

By Josh Howald

A stormy finish may have ruined Taylor Schmidt’s chances at a provincial championship. But it did nothing to hurt her shot at a national title.

Schmidt is representing Team Ontario this week at the Royale Cup Canadian Women’s Amateur Golf Championships at Club de Golf Beloeil in Quebec. She was named to Team Ontario last week after a third place finish at the Investors Group Ontario Women’s Amateur Championships.

“I battled all week, despite a not-so-good third round,” said Schmidt Monday morning. “I still did a lot of really good things and I’m looking forward to representing Team Ontario this week.”

Silver for Canadian ladies

Kendra Fisher, Keely Brown and Angie Green won silver medals at the FIRS World Women’s Inline Hockey Championships in California on Saturday.

It will be bittersweet for the ladies, who were only about three minutes away from bringing home a gold medal.

Canada took a 1-0 lead with just nine seconds left in the first half in Saturday’s gold medal game between Canada and the USA. Jackie Jarrell scored to put Canada in front just before the break after taking a pass from Lindsey Grigg.