Sports

 Cubs to get a game in tonight?

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Cubs may finally get to open baseball season tonight (Wednesday).

Kincardine pitcher Nate Kramer threw during an intrasquad game Sunday afternoon on Tout Field at Connaught Park in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)

 

Kincardine is scheduled to host the Hanover Hitmen tonight at 7:30 p.m. on Tout Field at Connaught Park in Kincardine.


Ripley’s Trent Devitt qualifies for international men’s physique competition

By Barb McKay

When Trent Devitt decided to take his love of fitness to the next level, he had no idea just how far it would take him.

It was just three years ago that the Ripley resident decided to increase his fitness level and become competitive. He increased his workouts and modified his diet and in August 2015 competed in the GNC Canfitpro Natural Championship in Toronto and placed fourth in his class. Last July, he placed second at the GNC ALLMAX Natural Classic in Barrie in his men’s physique class.


Thomas Hulton wins first Tour of Kincardine bike race

By Pauline Kerr

First across the finish line in the first ever Tour of Kincardine cross-town bike race was Thomas Hulton, 17, of Orillia.

Thomas Hulton, 17, of Orillia was first to cross the finish line, with a time of just under an hour and 10 minutes. (Pauline Kerr photo)

 

He’s been racing for six years and described this event’s route as “interesting – the roads were pretty fast and then the single track was really muddy, tight and twisty.”


 Boys bow out in BAA semi-final

Knights still play at CWOSSA tomorrow

By Josh Howald

There was no Bluewater Athletic Association title, but there could still be a CWOSSA championship out there for the Kincardine District Secondary School boys soccer team.

The Knights were eliminated from the BAA playoffs last Tuesday morning in Thornbury in a semi-final game against Owen Sound Collegiate.

Things did not start well for KDSS. Sloppy play allowed OSDSS to take control with a two-goal lead in the first half. The Knights battled back to tie things up at 2-2, but OSDSS scored in overtime to eliminate Kincardine and advance to the league final.

Bobbie Ultee scored twice for Owen Sound. Nuno Mesias had the overtime winner.


 Eybergen, Fitzgerald off to OFSAA West

By Josh Howald

The track and field season is over for all but two Kincardine District Secondary School student-athletes.

Omar Hajyasien of Bluevale Collegiate is tough to see on his landing, but this jump was good for second place in the midget boys long jump. For more photos from CWOSSA, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

 


Cubs opener rained out

Rain forced the Kincardine Cubs to postpone the team's home opener over the weekend.

The Cubs were to host the Lucan Irish Nine Sunday afternoon at Connaught Park, but the rain wiped out any ideas of that. Even if the rain had stopped, much of Tout Field at Connaught Park was underwater anyways.

The game will be rescheduled. A date has yet to be determined.


Garrett McFadden Named OHL Humanitarian of the Year

By Josh Howald

The awards keep rolling in for Garrett McFadden. And while he should be proud of all his hardware, his latest honour is one this whole community can take pride in.

Garrett McFadden will be speaking at the Kincardine Public Library June 11 at 2 p.m. (Independent file photo/Josh Howald)

 

Last Wednesday, the Ontario Hockey League announced McFadden would be the recipient of the Dan Snyder Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to the OHL's Humanitarian of the Year.

"Obviously it's a big honour," said the 19-year-old Sunday night.


Eybergen sets new high jump record

KDSS athletes fare well at BAA meet - CWOSSA today and tomorrow in town

By Josh Howald

Madelyn Eybergen may not be real chatty, but the girl can jump like crazy.

Belle Wilson jumper her way to a third place finish in senior girls long jump. For a full page of photos from the BAA meet, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

 

Eybergen set a new record in junior girls high jump last week and led the Kincardine District Secondary School girls to an overall team title at the Bluewater Athletic Association Track and Field Championships at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.


Cubs open at home 2 p.m. Sunday

Kincardine to play in new Midwestern League

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Cubs will have a new league to try to conquer this summer.

The Cubbies, who have won provincial championships at three different levels over the last four seasons, will play in the newly-formed Midwestern Ontario Senior Baseball League.

Most of the teams from the Thames Valley Senior Baseball League are also making the move to the new league as the Thames League was taken over by other London-based teams. Nearly every team from the TVSBL will make the move to the Midwestern Ontario Senior League this season. The Listowel Legionnaires, the Mitchell Astros, the Hanover Hitmen, the Ingersoll Blue Jays, the Woodstock Nationals, the St. Thomas Cardinals, the London Area Angels, the Lucan Irish Nine and the Byron Storm will all make the shift.


KDSS dumped in overtime of semi-final

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine District Secondary School boys soccer team scored two second-half goals to defeat John Diefenbaker Secondary School in a quarter-final playoff game Thursday afternoon at the Davidson Centre.

Will Sharpe dances around a JDSS defender last Thursday at the Davidson Centre. (Josh Howald photo)

 

The Knights controlled much of the play in the first half of this Bluewater Athletic Association elimination contest, but couldn't find the back of the net. They did concede some scoring chances to the Trojans, however, but keeper Kyle Hunter kept this game scoreless with some aggressive netminding.