Sports

 Kippers wrap up season

The Kincardine Kippers wrapped up the 2017 swim season at the South Western Ontario Recreational Swimming Association (SWORSA) finals Aug. 12 at the Wilmot Recreation Complex near New Hamburg, followed by the team’s annual awards night Aug. 15 at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.

The Kippers had 39 top-3 finishes in individual events and numerous personal bests. Seven swimmers captured individual medals for overall highest point totals in their age divisions. Bringing home division medals were Ben White (gold boys under-8), Aaron Urie and Evan Graham (tied gold boys 9/10), Burton Bronkhorst (bronze boys 9/10), Avery Chilton (bronze girls 9/10), Kanye Lee (silver boys 11/12) and Lucas Bronkhorst (gold boys 13/14).

Medal and ribbon winners from SWORSA were recognized at the banquet, as well as those who received achievement awards within the club.


Wall of Fame unveiled Friday

By Josh Howald

The Municipality of Kincardine will unveil a Sports Wall of Fame Friday night at the Davidson Centre.

 

A banquet is being held at the Davidson Centre to unveil the Wall of Fame and induct the wall's original members. A social is planned for 5:30 p.m., with a meal to follow at 6:30 p.m., speeches at 7:30 p.m. followed by the unveiling of the Wall.

 


Port Elgin's Pepin wins derby

By Josh Howald

Dan Pepin might finally be getting a boat of his own.

 

Dan Pepin, left, and Brian Lang of the Chantry Chinook Classic Fish Derby committee Sunday in Tiverton.

 


Cubs finish first

The Kincardine Cubs are the first team ever to claim a regular season title in the Midwestern Ontario Senior Baseball League.

Kincardine clinched first place overall in the regular season standings and wrapped up the inaugural season for the MOSBL with a 9-9 tie on the road Sunday afternoon against the Lucan Irish Nine.


 Huron United crushes Orangeville

Huron United erased memories of a 2-1 loss last Monday to rival Walkerton with an 11-1 crushing of Orangeville Sunday afternoon on the road.

The win improved Huron United's record to 4-3-1 in South West District Men's Premier Soccer League regular season action. It also moved the Kincardine team to within two points of second place Fergus with a pair of games in hand.

Sunday afternoon in Orangeville belonged to Huron United right from the start. It took only two minutes for the visitors to find the back of the net. Ivo Ferreira scored his first of four goals on a set-up from Chad Freeman and Mat Dennis. Ferreira returned the favour six minutes later when he set up Freeman to make it 2-0. Ferreira's second goal came after a long throw from Keenan Soers, and then Ferreira set up Freeman for his second goal of the match.


Tag days

Walkerton's Lucas Kroeplin attempts to tag Kincardine base runner Markus Baumann during the WOBA Rookie Ball Tier II playoff tournament on the weekend in Owen Sound. Baumann was out on this play for leaving the base path. The game ended in an 11-11 draw, but the teams met again in the consolation final Sunday, with Walkerton edging out the Cardinals 11-8. (Josh Howald photo)


Kippers qualify for SWORSA

The Kincardine Kippers Swim team wrapped up the regular season at the South Western Ontario Recreational Swimming Association (SWORDA) semi-finals July 29 at the Woolwich Memorial Centre in Elmira.

The meet was a qualifier for the SWORSA finals, which will be held at the Wilmot Recreation Complex near New Hamburg on Saturday. The top eight finishers in each event advanced. Kincardine had a strong showing with 31 swimmers earning a berth at this week’s finals.


Run money

The Kincardine Women's Triathlon Committee donated $5,000 to Community Living Kincardine and District. From left, Triathlon director Kim Westbrook, Kathy Soloduka, Cassandra Ritchie and Bethany Collins of CLKD and triathlon publiciity co-ordinator Tracey Hinchberger. (Barb McKay photo)


Peppin leads derby

A Sunday morning catch put Tracey Jackman on top of the leaderboard at the 34th annual Chantry Chinook Classic Fishing Derby.

The Port Elgin woman reeled in an 18.14-pound Chinook Salmon Sunday morning to overtake Gregory Contois for top fish. Contois, also from Port Elgin, didn't get to enjoy much of a lead at the top. His catch on Saturday held the lead for less than 24 hours.

Interestingly enough, there was not one angler from Kincardine on the derby leaderboard as of Monday afternoon.

The trout division is another story, however. Derek Griffiths and Ernest Ackert, both of Kincardine, are in the top five. Griffiths sits in third place with an 18-pound Lake Trout, while Ackert is in fourth for his 17.75-pound Laker.

Leading the trout division was Mike Weber of Waterloo. He brought in a 20.27-pound Lake Trout into the Kincardine weigh station Saturday morning.


 Huron United draws with Fergus

Huron United couldn't scrap back into top spot in South West District Men's Premier Soccer League after a 3-3 draw on the road Sunday afternoon.

Huron United was in Fergus to play the league leading FEDS. Fergus is currently enjoying a two-point lead on Huron United and the Listowel Ravens, but Huron United has two games in hand. The Ravens, meanwhile, have four matches in hand.

On Sunday, Huron United took an early lead when Derek Andrew rolled the ball into the bottom left- hand corner of the goal after taking a nice pass from Gerrit Satosek. The hosts responded with two goals, but striker Damian Gunaratne tied the game just before the half. Iva Ferreira set up Gunartne for his team-best fourth goal of the season.