Huron United wins Premier League title

Huron United posted a 4-0 win on Sunday afternoon to win the SouthWest Ontario Soccer Association Premier Men’s League championship.

Huron United following a 4-0 win over Listowel Sunday afternoon. (submitted photo)

 

The win gave Huron United a final season record of 11-1-2. The win also leaves the club expecting to be promoted to the KDSL. It would be the team's second promotion since 2014.

Sunday's Premier League final in Listowel was scoreless at the half. But United began to create chances in the second half and eventually broke out offensively. Striker Derek Andrew finally opened the scoring after taking a pass from Gerrit Satosek and finishing from six yards out.


Bulldogs open season Saturday

By Josh Howald

What better way is there to kick off the season than a rematch of last year's league championship final - at home?

The Kincardine Bulldogs celebrate Dalton Hnatko's overtime goal in Game 7 of the last year's league finals in Walkerton. (Independent file photo/Howald)

 

There isn't a better way, and that's the way the season will begin Saturday night for the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs.


Cubs hunt for OBA title this weekend

The Kincardine Cubs will be in Kendal this weekend looking to win another provincial senior baseball championship this weekend.

The Cubs, fresh off winning the Thames Valley Senior Baseball League playoff pennant, won the OBA A tournament last year and the OBA B title in 2014.

The Cubbies will kick off the weekend with a Friday night game against Peterborough.


M-Power move

Mandy Cronin stickhandles around one of her students at the M-Power Hockey Camp last week at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. The former University of Maine goaltender ran the all-female school in Kincardine with an emphasis on having fun. (Josh Howald photo)


Local inline programs meet

Owen Sound brought its inline hockey players to Walkerton last Monday night to face off against the youngsters in the Bruce County Ballisticks roller hockey program. The games wrapped up the season for both programs. Bruce County won this game by a 3-1 score. (Josh Howald photo)


Swing and a miss

Kincardine had a rough night at the Hanover Raceway last Wednesday night. The midget Cardinals were dumped 21-4 in baseball action. (Josh Howald photo)


Sailing school makes local stop

The Ontario Sailing Association's BOOM mobile sailing school was in Kincardine last week and faced some interesting challenges while introducing sailing to local youngsters. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)


Festival kicks

It is a good day to be Scottish in Kincardine.

Emersyn MacDonald competes in highland dancing this morning in Victoria Park. (Josh Howald photo)

 

Gorgeous weather blessed large crowds and enthusiastic competitors today (Saturday) at the 17th annual Kincardine Scottish Festival and Highland Games.

Highland dancing, solo piping, band competitions and the Heavy Events were among the highlights of today's schedule, as well as the Parade of Clans. And the best is yet to come.

Crowds are already lining Queen Street in downtown Kincardine in anticipation of the weekly Saturday night march by the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band at 8 p.m. Later tonight, the main stage at the festival will feature numerous acts - including Canadian rockers Sloan and festival favourites, the Mudmen.


Colour Kincardine! now available

Colouring book for adults and children

It's time to add a little colour to Kincardine.

 

Kincardine Independent sports editor Josh Howald officially released Colour Kincardine!, a colouring book for both children and adults, this morning (Thursday). The launch is just in time for a big weekend in Kincardine that includes tomorrow's Canada Day celebrations and the Kincardine Scottish Festival and Highland Games.

Colouring fans can gear up to finish classic scenes of the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band, Lake Huron, the pier, the Victoria Park fountain, the Kincardine Cubs, the Kincardine Bulldogs, our world famous sunsets and more!


Golden Hawks clinch semi-final spot

By Josh Howald

The Trenton Golden Hawks were defeated for the first time since Game 2 of the Ontario Junior Hockey League finals, but managed to earn a point from the West Kelowna Warriors in a shootout loss.

The point was an important won for the Golden Hawks, as it assured them a spot in one of two semi-final games on Saturday at the Royal Bank Cup, the national Junior A championship tournament being held in Lloydminster, Alberta.

Kincardine natives Ben Scheel and Ethan Skinner both play for Trenton, the OJHL champs and the Central Canadian champions. Trenton is now 2-0-1 at the RBC Cup, and will wrap up the preliminary portion of the tournament tomorrow (Thursday) evening against the host Lloydminster Bobcats.