Sports

 Scoreless draw for Huron United

A bizarre scoreless draw on the road Sunday ended a very strange week for Huron United.

Kincardine's Southwest Men's Premier Soccer League club started the week with a default win last Monday when Orangeville Athletic B was unable to put a team on the field. Friday, Huron United travelled to Kitchener to play the Predators in Forsyth Cup action and was losing 2-1 after 40 minutes when the game was called due to lightning. That game will be replayed at a future date.

Then Sunday, Huron United completely dominated the Madmen in Shelburne but just couldn't find the back of the net. The visitors had 20 or more opportunities to score but failed to capitalize. Time after time, free headers from six yards out sailed high or wide, 1-on-1's with the keeper were hit straight at the goalie and assorted individual efforts were placed off target or directly at the Shelburne keeper.


 Three win weekend for Cubs

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Cubs moved into a tie for first place overall in the Midwestern Ontario Senior Baseball League with a three-win weekend.

Nate Kramer walks off the hill after pitching himself out of a jam against Listowel on Sunday at Connaught Park in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)

 

Kincardine bats were hot Friday night in Komoka as the Cubs ripped the London Area Angels 19-7.

Sunday, the Cubbies hosted two games at home - one against the Lucan Irish Nine and one against the league leading Listowel Legionnaires.


 Work to finally begin on Kincardine tennis courts

By Barb McKay

A contract has been awarded for repairs to the Kincardine tennis courts.

During its meeting last Wednesday, the Municipality of Kincardine council agreed to award the project tender to Multiple Enterprises Inc. of Chesley, which submitted the lowest bid of $80,309. Three companies bid on the project, which has a budget of $130,000.

The municipality also plans to take four core samples of the sink hole in the courts this month and expects to have the results before the work on the courts is complete.

*New washrooms will be built at the Kincardine marina.


Women's Tri set for Saturday

By Josh Howald

For the first time ever, the Kincardine Women's Triathlon will take place the same weekend as the Kincardine Scottish Festival and Highland Games.

That means race day is this Saturday, July 8.


 Cubs earn split at McLelland Memorial Classic

By Josh Howald

Considering the competition, the Kincardine Cubs were more than happy with a split Sunday at the 7th annual Mike McLelland Memorial Classic.

There was no shortage of base runners during Kincardine`s win over New Lowell. (Josh Howald photo)

 


 Highlanders dump Owen Sound in Tiverton

By Josh Howald

It was the first organized lacrosse game played in the Municipality of Kincardine since 1979.

Dustin Kunderman scored on this chance for the Highlanders in a 9-3 win Thursday night in Tiverton. (Josh Howald photo)

 

The Kincardine Highlanders erased any lingering memories of the dreadful Kincardine Powermen with a 9-3 win over Owen Sound Thursday evening at the Tiverton Sports Arena.

The game was the first of an exhibition home-and-home series between the two Junior Masters teams. The return match has yet to be scheduled, but is likely to take place in mid-August in Owen Sound.


 Battler cracks under-23 squad

By Josh Howald

Kincardine native Easton Battler will represent Canada at the 2017 AAU International inline hockey tournament in California this month.

Easton Battler seen here with the London Fury. (Independent file photo)

 

Battler learned last week that he was selected to Canada Inline's under-23 team that will travel to California next week.

"I'm pretty excited obviously," said Battler. "I didn't think I would ever represent Canada in any sport, so it was pretty cool when I got the call."


Bulldogs sign six

Inking veterans is next priority

By Josh Howald

Believe it or not, hockey season is quickly approaching.

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs announced a half-dozen signings last week.

Kincardine General Manager Doug Kennedy confirmed the four signings reported in the June 14 edition of The Kincardine Independent - Jake Fair, Connor Gibson, Justin Marlowe and Kent Ribey.

He also announced that the Bulldogs have signed goaltender Ethan Primeau and Jesse Carnahan of Owen Sound. Primeau is from Kincardine.

"We're excited," said Kennedy. "We think we have signed six of the best local players that were available."

The next priority for Kennedy is to get his returning players to sign cards for the 2017-18 Provincial Junior Hockey League season.


 7th annual McLelland Memorial set for Sunday

By Josh Howald

The seventh annual Mike McLelland Memorial Cubs Classic is set for this Sunday, July 2, at Connaught Park in Kincardine.

Greg Stepaniak singles up the middle Sunday against London Area. (Josh Howald photo)

 

The Classic has taken on a variety of different formats over the years. This year's event will be a mini-tournament featuring some top notch opposition. Greg Stepaniak said that Sunday's action could feature some of the best baseball ever played at Connaught Park.

"There's a ton of work going into the Classic this year," said Stepaniak on Monday.


 Kincardine to light up Bruce Avenue soccer field

By Barb McKay

After 10 years of asking and waiting, Kincardine’s soccer clubs’ wish for lighting at the Bruce Avenue soccer fields will finally be granted.

The Kincardine Adult Soccer association and Kincardine Minor Soccer have been vying for improvements to the fields since 2008. Minor soccer would like to see a canteen and washrooms constructed at the fields while the adult league has been asking for lighting to be installed to allow for later games, but neither request has found its way into the municipal budget.