Ripley girls win KDSS Invitational

Madill claims boys title

By Josh Howald

The Ripley-Huron Community School girls basketball team captured the KDSS Invitational Girls Tournament last Tuesday at the high school.

Huron Heights was outclassed by Madill in the boys final. (Josh Howald photo)


The Ravens defeated F.E. Madill of Wingham in the championship game. The quick passing, rebounding and accurate shooting of the Ravens was too much for Madill, as the Ravens captured a 32-22 win.

Ripley also beat Lucknow 49-11 in the first game of the day, and Walkerton 49-17 in a semi-final contest. The Ravens played excellent basketball and showed great sporstmanship as well.

OMHA triple-header Friday

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs may be out, but that doesn't mean the end of Friday night hockey at the Davidson Centre.

A triple header of OMHA semi-final action will kick off this Friday in Kincardine at 7 p.m.

The Kincardine Canadian Tire atoms will be up first, and have a chance to complete a three-game sweep of Parry Sound and advance to the OMHA All-Ontario finals. The Kinucks won Games 1 and 2 of the atom B semi-finals on the weekend in Parry Sound.

The Kincardine Timber Mart bantams will then try to stave off elimination in an 8 p.m. game against the Highland Storm. Kincardine trails the Storm 2-0 in the bantam B semi-final series after two narrow losses on the road over the weekend.

'Dog days are done

WIngham trails Walkerton 1-0 in Western final

By Josh Howald

The 'Dogs are done.

The Wingham Ironmen advanced to the Western Junior C final on Friday night with a 3-2 win over the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs in Game 6 of their semi-final series.

Mike Smailes gets behind Mitch Campbell in case the puck finds a way through into the Kincardine crease during Game 6 of the Western Junior C League semi-finals Friday night at the Davidosn Centre. Both players have played their final games in a Bulldogs sweater. (Josh Howald photo)


Atoms up 2-0 on Parry Sound

The Kincardine Canadian Tire atom Kinucks are a win away from the OMHA All-Ontario finals.

The atoms hold a 2-0 series lead on Parry Sound in the atom B OMHA semi-finals after taking Games 1 and 2 of the series on the weekend on the road.

The long trip obviously had no effect on the Kinucks, as they pasted Parry Sound 8-1 in the opening game of this series on Saturday afternoon. Game 2 on Sunday was closer, but Kincardine posted a 3-1 win over the Shamrocks and now has a chance to sweep on Friday night.

The puck will drop for Game 3 of this six-point series at 7 p.m. Friday night at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. Should Parry Sound win or tie Game 3, Game 4 is also scheduled to be played in Kincardine on Saturday. Game time would be 5 p.m. If a fifth and sixth game become necessary, they would be played Sunday in Parry Sound and Tuesday in Kincardine.

Midgets all even coming home

Host Game 3 Friday night in Kincardine

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Miller Insurance midget Kinucks came home even.

Kincardine and Parry Sound split the opening two games of the OMHA midget B semi-final series on the weekend, and will play Game 3 Friday night in Kincardine.

"We wanted to steal one on the road, and now we're in a position to play the next two games in our arena in front of our fans," said head coach Cory Hamilton on Monday morning.

Skate Spectacular

The Kincardine Skating Club held its annual Skate Spectacular performance Friday evening at the Davidson Centre. A good crowd saw each club skater perform, including Emilio Colley Aquino, seen here. (Josh Howald photo)

Bantams on the ropes

The Kincardine Timber Mart bantam Kinucks are down a pair coming home.

Kincardine will face elimination Friday night at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine in Game 3 of the OMHA semi-finals. The Kinucks were edged out in both Games 1 and 2 of their series against the Highland Storm on the weekend.

Saturday at A.J. LaRue Arena, the bantams were edged out 2-1 by the Storm. On Sunday afternoon, Highland took control of the series with a 4-1 win.

Kincardine will host Game 3 of this six-point series on Friday evening, immediately following Game 3 of the atom OMHA semis between Kincardine and Parry Sound. The puck should drop in the bantam game at about 8 p.m.

Wolves will play Milverton in semis

Ripley wraps up round robin with OT win

The Ripley Wolves will take on the Milverton 4-Wheel Drives in a WOAA Senior A semi-final playoff.

The Wolves wrapped up the Senior A playoff round robin on Sunday afternoon with an 8-7 overtime win over the Lucknow Lancers to clinch first spot in the round robin with a 4-1 record.

Milverton finished at 3-2, and will take on Ripley in one semi-final series. The other semi-final series will feature the Lancers and the Shallow Lake Crushers.

Ripley will open the semi-finals on Friday night at home. Milverton will be in town for a 8:30 p.m. start. Game 2 is Sunday afternoon in Milverton, with Game 3 back in the village on Fri., March 13. Game 4 will be the following day, March 14, in Milverton at 8:30 p.m.

Wingham wins Game 6, series

Edge out Bulldogs in Kincardine

The Western Junior C League final will feature the Walkerton Hawks and the Wingham Ironmen.

Kincardine defenceman Michael Osadca made a great play to strip Jeremy Ross of a breakaway here, but in the end, the Wingham Ironmen defeated Kincardine 3-2 tonight in Game 6 to earn a spot in the Western Junior C League final against Walkerton. (Josh Howald photo)


The Ironmen punched their ticket to the league final earlier tonight with a narrow 3-2 win over the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs in Game 6 at the Davidson Centre.

Holdyn Lansink took a centring pass from Kiefer McInnes and fired a wrister off the crossbar with 6:51 to play in tonight's game. The goal snapped a 2-2 tie in an entertaining battle betwween Wingham and Kincardine tonight, and held up as the game winner.

Do-or-die for the 'Dogs -again

Game 6 tonight in Kincardine

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs will once again have their backs to the walls tonight in the Western Junior C semi-finals.

Kincardine's Gerrit Satosek had the OT winner in Game 5 Wednesday night. (Independent file photo/Richard Lawson)


The Wingham Ironmen hold a 3-2 series lead on Kincardine heading into tonight's (Friday) Game 6 at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. The puck drops at 8:30 p.m. at the Davidson Centre.