Sports

Volleyball Knights prep for playoffs

Regular season ends today

Regardless of the outcome of today’s matches in Walkerton, the Kincardine District Secondary School boys volleyball team will finish second overall in the Bluewater Athletic Association South Division.

KDSS wraps up the BAA regular season today in Walkerton, with matches against Walkerton and Saugeen District Secondary School. The Knights can’t catch first place Sacred Heart (9-3) and are safely in front of the third place SDSS Royals.

The playoffs will begin Monday, Nov. 5 with quarter-final match-ups between the BAA South and North Division teams. Heading into the final day of regular season play, the North Division was up for grabs with little separating OSCVI, St. Mary’s and West Hill at the top of the standings.


Kincardine's comeback kids

Bullldogs rally keeps win streak alive

By Josh Howald

These dogs don’t roll over.

Maxime Vielleux watches the puck hit the mesh behind him during Western Junior C action Friday night in Wingham. Vielleux entered the game with Kincardine trailing 4-0 after an awful first period by the Bulldogs. (Richard Lawson photo)

The Carruthers Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs earned yet another come-from-behind win on the weekend. Friday night in Wingham, the Bulldogs spotted the hosts a four-goal lead, yet came back to an 8-7 win on the road.


Here's a tip

Joel Wigle of the Niagara IceDogs has a deflection stopped by Barrie goaltender Matias Niederberger during OHL action on the weekend. Wigle had had an assist in a 4-1 Barrie win. Niederberger made 26 saves in the win for the Colts, who will take a northern road trip this weekend to play Sudbury and the Soo. The Owen Sound Attack is also on the road this weekend with two games in Erie. (Richard Lawson photo)


Regular season wraps up on road

Second place Knights visit Port, Walkerton

By Josh Howald

The regular season comes to a close today for the Kincardine District Secondary School senior girls basketball team.

The Knights are in Walkerton today to take on the Walkerton Central School Riverhawks in BAA South Division play. It will be Kincardine’s second road game of the week, following a Monday afternoon tilt in Port Elgin against the Saugeen District Secondary School Royals.


Sooners set record

By Josh Howald

It’s been a superb start to senior year for Taylor Schmidt.

Fresh off a record-setting victory at home, the Oklahoma University women’s golf team garnered its best ever national ranking.

OU was ranked third in the United States, jumping 10 spots after winning the 18-team Susie Maxwell Berning Classic by 29 strokes at the familiar Jimmie Austin OU Golf Course.

Schmidt, a senior from Kincardine, entered the final round of the Berning Classic tied for 28th place. She fired a +1 73 to move into 18th position overall and earn her ninth career top-20 finish.


Fish up next for first-place Wolves

After enjoying a weekend off, the Ripley Wolves are back in action Friday and Saturday with two huge hockey games.

Friday night in WOAA Senior AA action, the Wolves will be in Shelburne facing the rival Muskies.

It was Shelburne that ended Ripley’s playoff run last year, taking a double overtime win in Game 6 in Ripley to clinch an entertaining quarter-final series.

Saturday night, the Wolves will take a tough test as the always strong Elora Rocks come to town for a 7:30 p.m. start.


Loose pucks

Walkerton goaltender Chase Hauck pounced on a loose puck as a Kincardine forward swoops in Friday night in atom local league hockey action at the Tiverton Sports Arena. Hauck stopped all Kincardine shots in this game to backstop his team to a 2-0 win over Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)


Attack take conference lead

Take 5 of 6 weekend points

Gemel Smith scored his sixth goal of the season Sunday in an entertaining 5-2 win for the Owen Sound Attack over the Windsor Spitfires. The Attack took five of six possible weekend points and moved into first overall in the OHL's Midwestern Division and regained first overall in the Western Conference. Owen Sound visits Erie on Friday and Saturday for a two-game set and visit the Kitchener Rangers Sunday evening. (Richard Lawson photo)


Petter Memorial Friday at Medway

The Leslie Petter Memorial basketball game is Friday night at London's Medway.

The University of Western Ontario Mustangs will host Calgary's Mount Royal for CIS exhibition preseason women's basketball action beginning at 7 p.m in the Leslie Petter Memorial Gymnasium at Medway High School.

The Petter name is a familiar one to those involved in athletics in the Kincardine area. Her father Ted grew up in the area, but Leslie was raised in Stayner. She played for UWO before becoming a coach, teacher and athletic director at Medway High School. Having beaten lieukemia years earlier, she died last May of breast cancer.


MacMillan tourney this weekend

Kincardine hosts eight midget teams

The Archie McMillan Memorial midget hockey tournament kicks off Friday night at the Davidson Centre and continues all weekend long.

There are eight teams competing in the tournament - including the Kincardine Miller Insurance Kinucks. Kincardine is the defending champion, after winning the tournament for the second time, ever, last year.

Kincardine, who claimed a tourney title in Caledonia two weeks ago, will first take the ice Friday night at 9:20 p.m. to face Petrolia. The tournament opens with an 8 p.m. contest between Flesherton and Mildmay. Also taking part in the tourney is Mount Brydges, BCH, Twin Centres and Saugeen Shores.