Sports

More than $8,500 raised at BBBS golf tourney

More than $8,500 was raised at the third annual "Golf for Kids Sake" touring golf tournament for Kincardine and District Big Brothers and Big Sisters, formerly known as the Dennis Riggin Memorial Golf Tournament.

A total of 95 golfers took part in Wednesday's event. Three different buses hit the countryside for six holes of golf before returning to play the final half-dozen holes at Ainsdale Golf Course. Also taking part in this year's tournament were Somerhill Golf Course, Wingham Golf Club, Sunset Golf Course in Goderich, Piper's Glen Golf Club in Port Elgin, Blackhorse Golf and Country Club and Saugeen Golf Club in Port Elgin.


Girls edged out in soccer final

KDSS leaves CWOSSA with silver

By Josh Howald

The girls just ran out of time.

The Kincardine District Secondary School girls soccer team battled back in the second half, but were edged out 3-2 in the CWOSSA championship game Wednesday afternoon in Blue Mountains.

The Knights stretched their perfect season all the way to the CWOSSA final on Wednesday, but then found themselves trailing Woodland Christian School from Breslau in the first half of the championship final. The Cavaliers then added back-to-back goals in the second half to stretch the lead to three goals.


Play ball!

Cubbies open TVSBL season at home Sunday

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Cubs will begin defending the Thames Valley League Senior Baseball crown on June 6 in St. Thomas.

That's when the Cubbies will kick off the 2015 campaign with a double header against the St. Thomas Cardinals at Emslie Field in St. Thomas.

Kincardine, who lost a handful of starters to the expansion Hanover Hitmen, is coming off a pair of banner seasons. The Cubs not only won the TVSBL playoff title last year, but the provincial OBA B championships as well. It was the second consecutive OBA title for Kincardine, who captured the OBA C provincial title in 2013.

The Cubs should once again be strong. Dave Robinson, Brian Maas and Matt Melessis, all former Cubs, have returned to the club. In addition, Kincardine has added a big bat in Cody Newbigging, who has been one of Listowel's top players over the past few seasons.


Luinstra cracks OFSAA West top-10

By Josh Howald

Only two members of the Kincardine District Secondary School track and field team advanced to the OFSAA West Regional Track and Field Championships, but both had respectable finishes.

However, neither did quite well enough to advance to the OFSAA provincial championship meet.

Ariel Luinstra finished sixth in the midget girls 3,000-m race, and also had an eighth place finish in the midget girls 1,500-m event.

KDSS' only other qualified athlete, Jennelle Smeltzer, finished 11th in the midget girls discus with a throw of 22.03-m.

The OFSAA West Regional Track and Field Championships were held Friday and Saturday at TD Stadium at the University of Western Ontario in London.


Knights lose in CWOSSA semi-final

An undefeated season ended in the CWOSSA semi-finals for the Kincardine District Secondary School boys soccer team on Wednesday.

The Knights were shut out for the first time this year by the Georgian Bay Secondary School Vikings in Wednesday afternoon's CWOSSA semi-final elimination game. It was a rematch of the Bluewater Athletic Association championship game played the previous week, which Kincardine won by a 3-1 margin. However, it was the Vikings who advanced to the CWOSSA title match with a narrow 1-0 win over Kincardine.

The Vikings, however, came up short in the championship game. The 2015 CWOSSA champion is Breslau's Woodland Christian Cavaliers, who defeated Georgian Bay 2-1 in a shootout.

The Cavaliers qualify for the OFSAA A boys soccer championship tournament, which runs from June 4 to June 6 in North Bay.


Wilton wins Fish Kincardine Derby

By Josh Howald

Craig Wilton can retire a derby champion.

Wilton's 22.72 - pound lake trout ruled the leader board all week long, and in the end, stood up as the winning fish in the 2015 Canadian Tire Fish Kincardine Derby. After he reeled in the laker last weekend, he told The Kincardine Independent he planned to retire from competitive fishing after this season.

Wilton is certainly no stranger to Lake Huron anglers. From Mt. Brydges, he also won the Fish Kincardine Derby in 2010. The same year, he had the biggest fish in Lake Huron's largest fishing derby, the Chantry Chinook Classic.


KDSS girls cruise to BAA championship

By Josh Howald

The local gals are Bluewater Athletic Association champs, and full of confidence heading into the CWOSSA A championship tournament today in Thornbury.

KDSS pours on the pressure in a quarter-final game in Kincardine two weeks ago. (Kincardine Independent file photo/Josh Howald)

 

As well they should be.

"This is a special team," said coach Kathie Hackney. "They have it in their heads that they are going to win - and they are going to win."

The Kincardine District Secondary School girls soccer team cruised through the BAA Final Four playoffs Friday in Meaford with convincing wins over the top two seeded teams from the BAA North Division on the way to a BAA title and berth at today's CWOSSA tournament.


Moving a-lawn

THe lawn bowling season is officially underway. The first jitney of the season was held Thursday afternoon at the Kincardine Lawn Bowling Club. The club is inviting anybody interested in trying the sport to come down and play a game, free of charge. (Josh Howald photo)


Knights win BAA boys soccer title

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine District Secondary School boys soccer team knocked off the host Georgian Bay Secondary School Vikings Friday afternoon to win the Bluewater Athletic Association championship.

The Knights battle against SDSS in the quarter-finals in Kincardine two weeks ago. (Independent file photo/Josh Howald)

 

With the win, the Knights qualify for the CWOSSA tournament, which is being held today in Meaford.


Two qualify for OFSAA West

By Josh Howald

There may have been a record number of athletes from Kincardine District Secondary School to qualify to compete at the CWOSSA Track and Field Championships, but just two have advanced to the OFSAA West Regional Track and Field Championship meet.

Ariel Luinstra and Jennelle Smeltzer were the only two Knights of more than 30 athletes to qualify for the provincial finals at last week's CWOSSA meet in Cambridge, hosted by Jacob Hespeler Secondary School.

Luinstra finished second overall in the 3,000-m run, as well as second in the 1,500-m race.