Make it seven in a row for Kincardine

Cubs take winning streak on the road this weekend

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Cubs are as hot as the weather.

Kincardine tightened its hold on first place overall in the Thames Valley Senior Baseball League with a pair of wins last week. A 1-0 win at home last Wednesday was followed up by a 16-6 victory in Listowel Sunday afternoon, marking the seventh straight win for the Cubbies. Kincardine is now 9-3, four points up on the Mitchell Astros and six points ahead of the Oakridge Reds.

Last Wednesday night at Connaught Park, the Cubs eked out a narrow 1-0 win over the Byron Bulldogs.

Eye on the ball

Shavan Karacrava, lead off hitter for the Kincardine Rooke Ball squad, gets a solid base hit in the early innings of last Tuesday night's battle between Kincardine and Port Elgin at Connaught Park in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)

Orangey quickly approaching

Register today for 4-on-4 tournament

By Josh Howald

The second annual Orangey is quickly approaching.

The 4-on-4 ball hockey tournament is set for July 26 and 27 at the outdoor arena pad in Formosa, ON. There is still time to register for the area’s biggest, best ball hockey event.

Each team is guaranteed three games, with the action beginning the evening of July 26. One team will lift the Indy-5 Cup sometime on the night of July 27. Registration is just $250, and the tournament will be capped at 16 teams. There is just one open division, and everybody is eligible – regardless of age or gender, making it a true regional championship.

Conqering Ainsdale

The Golf to Conquer Cancer tournament, held Saturday at Ainsdale Golf Course in support of Kincardine native Scott McKay (left), raised more than $10,000 to benefit Princess Margaret Hospital Cancer Centre. Also pictured are Andy Kruzynski, centre, and tournament co-organizer Tim McKay. (Barb McKay photo)

McLelland Classic set for Aug. 4

Cubs host St. Thomas, Listowel in annual event

By Eric Elliott

The Kincardine Cubs will host the third annual Mike McLelland Classic on Aug. 4.

The annual event at Connaught Park is the baseball team’s effort to remember the charismatic player who was a corner piece to the Cubs – playing catcher, first base and the outfield.

“He was always a worker, and an overall stand-up ballplayer,” said coach Dave Dunlop.

Cubs host Byron tonight at Connaught Park

By Josh Howald

The first place Kincardine Cubs will host Byron tonight (Wednesday) in a rare mid-week game at Connaught Park in Kincardine.

The Cubs, leading the Thames Valley Senior Baseball League standings, will take on the 4-5 Byron Bulldogs. First pitch is on Tout Field at 8 p.m.

It’s a welcome game for the Cubbies after a very quiet weekend in the Thames League. Kincardine had one game scheduled, a Friday night date with Listowel, but it was washed out by weather. It will be rescheduled for another date and time.

Up and over

The hammer gos up and over during the Heavy Events Saturday at Station Beach, part of the 14th annual Kincardine Scottish Festival and Highland Games. For two full pages of photos, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

Women's Tri this Saturday

The Kincardine Women's Triathlon will celebrate lucky year #13 this Saturday.

The most popular traithlon event on the circuit is once again filled up, having sold out months ago.

Saturday, 330 owmen will leave Station Beach in waves, separated into age brackets, into the waters of Lake Huron. They will complete a 350-m swim before hopping on their bicycles and heading south on Hurton Terrace and teh shore road to the 10th Concession of Huron and back. Once back at the harbour, the athletes ditch their bikes and begin the run, following the boardwalk to Goderich Street and back.

Last year's winner was Dana McDonald of Port Elgin. The 40-year-old finished the course in 48:18. This year's race is once again considered to be wide open, with no clear-cut favourite.

A duathlon is also being held Saturday, running concurrently with the traithlon.

The chase

Tyler DeVos chases down Derrick Farr last Tuesday night at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. Lacrosse has made a return to town, with the Kincardine Highlanders playing pick-up every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 8 p.m. New players are welcome. (Josh Howald photo)

Under-14 Barbs frustrate Fergus

The Bruce County under-14 Barbarians improved to 7-3 on the season with a pair of wins in Waterloo on the weekend.

Bruce County pulled away in the second half of Saturday’s first fixture, a 24-7 win over Fergus, and then had little trouble with Waterloo in the second game of the day.

In the first match, Bruce County scored early and often as the Barbarians battled the heat and humidity, as well as the home team. Edwin Byle, Jake Colley, Rys MacCauley and Blake Hewitt each scored for Bruce County in this 17-point win.