Cubs face Reds for TVSBL title

Series opens Friday in London

The Kincardine Cubs will play for a Thames Valley Senior Baseball League championship this weekend.

Kincardine, which claimed an Ontario Baseball Association B provincial title earlier this month, advanced to the TVSBL finals with a 5-3 win over the St. Thomas Cardinals on Sunday night in Byron. The Cubs will now face the Oakridge Reds in a best-of-three series for all the marbles this weekend.

Game 1 of the finals will be played in London at 8 p.m. Friday night. Kincardine will host Game 2 of the series at Connaught Park on Saturday. First pitch is at 5 p.m. on Tout Field. Should a third and deciding game be necessary, Kincardine has home field advantage, with Game 3 scheduled for 8 p.m. Sunday night.

Blaze at bowling alley

A large fire drew firefighters from Kincardine and Tiverton to the Bruce Bowling Lanes last Wednesday morning.

Municipality of Kincardine Fire Department Fire Chief Kent Padfield said his men responded to a call of heavy smoke coming from the building shortly  before 7 a.m. It took crews several hours to bring the fire under control. They were able to contain the fire to the centre of the building. Unfortunately, there is now heavy damage from smoke and water to the bowling alley.

Padfield requested assistance from the South-Bruce OPP and the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal and Emergency Management. An OEFM Fire Investigator visited the scene on Monday looking for a cause of the fire.

 - Josh Howald


Cubs win second straight OBA title

The Kincardine Cubs are back-to-back All-Ontario champions.

The Kincardine Cubs captured a second consecutive OBA title on Sunday in Port Lambton with an 8-2 win over Clearview. (submitted photo)


 The Cubs defeated Clearview 8-2 on Monday afternoon to clinch the 2014 Senior B OBA Championship. Adam Marseilles pitched a complete game for Kincardine. Scott Austin sealed the victory with his second home run of the tournament.

For the full story on Kincardine at the OBA tournament in Port Lambton, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. More details will be arriving soon!

-Josh Howald

Bulldogs open with win

Kincardine hosts Hanover Thursday night

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs opened the Western Junior C exhibition preseason schedule last night (Tuesday) with a 6-3 win in Ayton over the Hanover Barons.

It was the first exhibition game of the preseason for both clubs. No scoring details were available.

The teams will meet again tomorrow night (Thursday) at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

Lake unsafe for swimming

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Closed for holidays

THe Kincardine Independent is now closed for holidays.

The office locked its doors today, Wednesday, July 30 and will remain closed until Wed., Aug. 6. There will be no Aug. 6, 2014 edition printed. Regular hours will resume on Thursday, Aug. 7,

The entire staff wishes you all a safe and happy summer holiday.

Tuning up for the big weekend

15th annual Scottish Festival and Highalnd Games underway

Get your kilts out and your bagpipes tuned, the 15th annual Kincardine Scottish Festival and Highland Games are about to begin.


Highland Dancers put on a show at last year's Kincardine Scottish Festival and Highland Games. The dancers take the stage tomorrow (Saturday) morning. (Independent file photo/Josh Howald)


Thousands of visitors are pouring into town today for the biggest weekend of the summer in Kincardine. Things actually kicked off last night and the Kincardine Centre for the Arts with the opening round of the "Legs in Kilts" show/contest. The final round of that competition will be held tonight (Friday).

Kippers compete at SWORSA in Fergus

Chelsea Fuller helped lead the charge for the Kincardine Kippers at the SWORSA Swim Meet held recently in Fergus. Just three teams competed in this year`s SWORSA championships - Fergus, Elmira and the Kincardine Kippers.

The Kippers had multiple first place finishes at the meet, including a full bag of medals for Fuller in the Girls 13/14 Division. She won the 100m Individual Medley, the 50m Freestyle and was second in the 50m backstroke. She also finished first as a member of the Kippers 200m Free Relay team.

Stepaniak named new head coach

New bench boss for Junior C Bulldogs

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs will have a familiar face behind the bench when the puck drops to begin the 2014/15 Western Junior C League season.

Steve Stepaniak, a former team captain and assistant coach with the team, will take over the head coaching duties from Jeff Alcombrack. Alcombrack stepped aside due to work commitments with Kincardine business Super Heat FGH. Alcombrack coached the Bulldogs for the last two seasons, replacing Brian Royle.

Don't look down

Bella was one of the stars of the Ultimate Dog Stunt Show, which performed several times on the weekend at DogLoversDays at Connaught Park in Kincardine on Saturday and Sunday. Bella, a 5-year-old Boston Terrier, was taking orders from Melissa Millett of London. Bella, Millett and the other stars will perform next on Canada Day in Cambridge. (Josh Howald photo)