Sports

CWOSSA hoops for KDSS

Seniors drop opener

By Josh Howald

There was no Bluewater Athletic Association banners to bring home Friday, but both the junior and senior girls basketball teams did leave the BAA Final Four tournament in Owen Sound with a couple of CWOSSA tournament berths.

Both Kincardine District Secondary School basketball teams are at CWOSSA today (Wednesday) and tomorrow in Guelph. The seniors opened the tournament with a five point loss to Southwood. Playing without the team's top defender, Jessica Satosek, KDSS played well in a 38-33 loss.

KDSS is in tough, with one loss and the next game against perennial CWOSSA contenders Bishop Mac.


Kincardine hosts Junior C All-Star Game Saturday night

GBMO Prospects, All-Stars in town to take on the West’s best

By Josh Howald

The Western Junior C Hockey League could really use the home ice advantage.

Come playoff time, the West can’t seem to beat the best of the Georgian Bay Mid-Ontario Junior C League, and home ice for that Schmalz Cup quarter-final series is on the line Saturday night in Kincardine. The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs will host the annual showcase game this year between the Western Junior C All-Stars and the best of the Georgian Bay Mid-Ontario Junior C League on Saturday night.


Power play sinks Ripley

This weekend a big one for Ripley

By Josh Howald

Three shorthanded goals by the Elora Rocks were the difference Saturday night as the Ripley Wolves dropped another game at home in WOAA Senior AA hockey action.

The Rocks scored two shorthanded goals in the first period, and a third in the middle frame to take a 4-0 lead in Ripley Saturday night. It was 5-0 before the third period started. The Wolves scored early in the third to make it 5-1, and Elora rode that nearly until the buzzer sounded. Ripley scored with 38 seconds left in the game to make it 5-2, but that was as close as they got. With the loss, Ripley is now 1-6, which is one of the worst starts in years for the Wolves.


‘Dogs dumped in Walkerton

Four-goal comeback wasted

By Josh Howald

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs had enough scrap in them to fight back from a 4-0 hole on the road. However, the ‘Dogs then ran out of steam, and came out on the wrong end of a 7-4 decision against the league leading Walkerton Hawks last Friday night.

Tanner Simpson scored on this breakaway in the second period, sparking a four-goal comeback by the Kincardine Bulldogs. Despite rallying back from a 4-0 hole to tie the game, Walkerton turned things up and took a 7-4 decision. (Richard Lawson photo)

 


Majors in town tonight

By Josh Howald

The Major Curling League makes its first of two stops in Kincardine tonight (Wednesday).

The Chesley-Tara Insurance Grey-Bruce Major Curling League is the area’s premier curling league, and seven games are on tonight’s schedule. Three will be played in Tara, while the other four will be played at the Kincardine Curling Club beginning at 9 p.m. tonight.


Final four Friday

Both KDSS junior and senior teams advance

The Kincardine District Secondary School girls basketball program is gearing up for Bluewater Athletic Association Final Four Friday in Owen Sound.

Both the KDSS junior and senior girls basketball team have advanced to Friday's championship tournament after winning quarter-final playoff games earlier this week. The seniors hosted Walkerton District Central School on Monday, and ran to a 22-14 win over the Riverhawks. Robyn Quinn had a game high seven points for Kincardine. Kelsey Douglas led all WDCS scorers with six points. The win eliminated the Riverahawks, and sends KDSS to the BAA tournament tomorrow (Friday) at OSCVI in Owen Sound.


Bulldogs beat Barons, but lose in Mitchell

Three straight games against first place Walkerton on deck

By Josh Howald

Testing, testing - 1, 2, 3.

Brett Catto carries the puck over the Hanover blue line in Western Junior C hockey action. Catto had two points in this contest. (Independent file photo)


Spend winter on the links

New indoor golf facility fun in Kincardine

Jon Thompson, of Infinity Indoor Golf Club  in front of one of the golf simulators at Infinity Indoor Golf Club, which just officially oepend last week. For the full story, don't miss this weeks's print edition of The Kincardine Independent! (jJosh Howald photo)


Wolves make way into win column

Ripley defeats Durham in shootout

By Josh Howald

The wait was a little longer than they hoped, the Ripley Wolves finally got in the win column Friday night, picking up two points for a shootout victory over the Durham Thundercats Friday night.

It didn’t come easy. The Wolves battled back from a third period deficit, scoring with about a minute left in Friday night’s game to force overtime. Ripley then had to kill off a penalty during the extra period to make it to a shootout, where Kyle Hefferman scored to give the Wolves the win. The WOAA Senior AA season had started with four straight defeats for Ripley.


Perfect tourney for Ripley girls

The Ripley Central School Ravens rolled right through the Southwest Regional Soccer Tournament in Lucknow recently. The Ravens played perfect soccer, and didn’t allow a single goal on the way to a tournament championship.

The first game saw Ripley battle Lucknow, as well as snowy conditions, and come out with a 4-0 win. Ripley then scored three second half goals on the way to a 3-0 win over Huron Heights Public School. The Ravens dominated Teeswater, despite just scoring a single goal in a 1-0 win. Madison Beishuizen was in goal for all three clean sheets.

Excellent passing, shooting and defence was more than enough for the Ravens to claim the Southwest banner.