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.

Two-win weekend for Cubs

The Kincardine Cubs continued to dominate the Midwestern Ontario Senior Baseball League on the weekend with a pair of wins on the road.

Kincardine is now 15-1 in MOSBL regular season action, which leaves them in first place overall and three points ahead - with a game in-hand - on the second place Listowel Legionnaires.

Friday night in Woodstock, the Cubs defeated the Nationals 10-8. On Sunday, Kincardine worked for a 3-1 win over those second place Legionnaires. The Cubs have twice been held to three runs this season - and they have won both those games by a 3-1 score, getting it done on both sides of the diamond.

While regular season action in the MOSBL continues for another three weeks, the Cubs have just about completed their regular season schedule. Kincardine will need to schedule make-up games against Woodstock, Lucan and St. Thomas. Scheduled regular season games against those teams were rained, or more accurately stormed, out.

Local Special Olympians clean up at Provincial Summer Games

By Barb McKay

Kincardine’s Special Olympics athletes returned from this year’s Provincial Summer Games with plenty of confidence and hardware.

Lawn bowls?

Kincardine club looking for players

Linda Snyder throws the bowl during a game of lawn bowling at the Kincardine greens at the bottom of Lambton Street Looking on is opponent Geoff Broom. The Kincardine Lawn Bowls Club is looking for fresh recruits for its 120th season of friendly competition. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)

Cubs win twice, move in to first

The Kincardine Cubs won a pair of games at home Sunday afternoon, and as a result moved into first place overall in the Midwestern Ontario Senior Baseball League.

The Cubs are now 13-1 and sit three points ahead of the Listowel Legionnaires in the MOSBL standings.

The Cubs have just two regular season games remaining on the schedule to be played. Those games are scheduled to be played this weekend on the road. The first is a big tilt in Listowel Saturday night. First pitch is set for 7:30 p.m. as the two top teams in the league meet in Listowel. Sunday, the Cubs will look to wrap up the regular season with a win in Woodstock. The Cubs will take on the Nationals in a 2 p.m. game at Tip O'Neill Field in Woodstock.

Sunday at home, the Cubs shut out the St. Thomas Cardinals 7-0 in the first game of a double-header. The second game was closer, but the Cubs still came out on top winners in a 3-1 decision.