'Dogs hand Hawks first home loss

Kincardine beats Walkerton 2-1, but loses in Wingham in 2OT

By Josh Howald

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs won what seemed like a playoff game Saturday evening in Walkerton.


According to head coach Steve Stepaniak, the Bulldogs played their best game of the season thus far Friday night, a 2-1 win over the league leading Walkerton Hawks. The loss was Walkerton's second loss of the season, and their first one on home ice. Kincardine squeaked out a 2-1 win in a hard-hitting, intense hockey game.


Knights go 2-3 at OFSAA tourney

Good show by KDSS at provincial championships

By Josh Howald

After a tough start at the provincial high school basketball championships, the Kincardine District Secondary School senior girls scrapped their way back to play in the consolation championship.

The Knights at the OFSAA banquet. From left, Kara MacDonald, Jorie Elliott, Bethany Wilkin, Mackenzie Stevens, Andrea Plagos, Charlotte Bate, Nicole MacLeod, Marley Martyn, Nicole McLeod, Cassidy Murray-Collins, Eartha Phorson, Jessica Satosek and coach Vince Yenssen. (photo courtesy of Marley Martyn)


Home ice nice for curlers

Both Kincardine rinks used home ice to their advantage last Wednesday night at Major League Curling made a stop at the Kincardine Curling Club.

Four games were played in town, despite some nasty weather on Wednesday. All four games scheduled were played, as well as three other games in Tara.

Les Shane's BDO Canada rink edged out Wade Walsh in a 9-8 shootout, while Craig Milburn squeaked past AJ Schumacher's rink in a 6-5 decision. That leaves both the Shane rink and the Milburn rink with 2-1 records after three weeks of action. That leaves them tied with three other teams for third place in Major League Curling. Two teams remain undefeated - Al Hutchinson's Bluewater Curling Club rink and Jeff Thomson's rink from Chesley.

Wolves dumped twice

It was a frustrating weekend for the Ripley Wolves.

The Wolves allowed 17 goals in two weekend games, and subsequently were defeated twice in WOAA Senior AA Hockey League action.

Ripley was on the wrong end of a 10-7 shootout on Friday night in Port Elgin, and were beaten 7-2 on Saturday night in Durham. The Wolves have now lost four consecutive games, and fall to 3-8 on the season. That leaves them in sixth place overall, even with the Shelburne Muskies.

Knights open against Villanova

Live feed from OFSAA

The Kincardine District Secondary School senior girls basketball team has opened the OFSAA A basketball tournament in Ingleside, near Cornwall.

A live feed of their opening game against Villanova College can be found here:


Kincardine fought back from a 20-11 deficit at the half to push the #4 seeded Villanova to the final buzzer. The Knights, the #10 seed this week, simply ran out of time in this one, and it ended in a 33-30 Villanova win.

KDSS play next at noon tomorrow (Friday) against either Rideau District High School or St. Paul Secondary School.

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On Friday afternoon, Kincardine was thumped by the Rideau District High School Lady Lions 60-19. The hot shooting Lady Lions dominated from the start, outscoring the Knights 21-2 in the first half.

Knights win CWOSSA title

Senior girls basketball team off to provincial tournament

By Josh Howald

The Knights are CWOSSA champs, and headed for OFSAA.

THe 2014 CWOSSA A Senior Girls Basketball champion Kincardine District Secondary School Knights. (photo courtesy of Marley Martyn)


The Kincardine District Secondary School senior girls basketball team captured the CWOSSA A championship Thursday afternoon at Peninsula Shores District School in Wiarton.

Wins for Kincardine rinks

Major League action in Kincardine tonight

By Josh Howald

Both Kincardine rinks are heading into tonight's Major League Curling action with home ice advantage, and on a winning note.

Les Shane's BDO Canada rink and Craig Milburn's McNain Communications team both picked up wins last week in Chesley in the second draw of the year in regular season play.

Shane edged out Adam Schumacher's Walkerton rink 6-5, while Milburn won an 8-3 decision over Curtis Cassidy's team from Port Elgin. Both of those games were played at the Chesley Curling Club.

The action is closer to home tonight, with four games to be played in town at the Kincardine Curling Club. All four games begin at 9 p.m. tonight (Wednesday).

Western League wins in Penetang

By Josh Howald

The best of the West will have home ice in April.

The Western Junior C All-Star team earned home ice advantage in the provincial quarter-finals by defeating the Georgian Bay Mid-Ontario Junior C All-Star team 7-4 on Saturday night in Penetang.

Big win for Bulldogs

Kincardine pulls away from Patriots

By Josh Howald

With points at a premium, Friday night's 7-3 win over Mount Forest was a big one for the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs.

Brady Richards gets a shot off as he is stood up in front of the Mount Forest net Friday night at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. (Richard Lawson photo)


Tough weekend for Wolves

Ripley edged out by first place Rocks

By Josh Howald

The Ripley Wolves played text book hockey Saturday night at home.

But it just wasn't enough to knock off the first place Elora Rocks. Ripley and Elora were even at both breaks, but Elora scored a lone third period goal to take a 3-2 win Saturday in the village.