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.


Soccer semi-finals tomorrow morning

BAA sports round-up

By Josh Howald

As quickly as it all began, the Bluewater Athletic Association regular season soccer schedule has ended.

Macy Miller and her KDSS teammates will take on the St. Mary's High School Mustangs in a BAA semi-final game tomorrow morning in Walkerton. (Josh Howald photo)

 

Both the Kincardine District Secondary School boys and girls soccer teams won quarter-final playoff games yesterday (Tuesday) and will play in BAA semi-final contests tomorrow on the road.


Just dance

Grace Dance Academy held rehearsals Saturday morning for the Spring Dance Recital, which will be held on May 14 and May 15.Here, the pre-ballet class dances to My Favourite Things. From left are Liberty Martin, Katie Beddington, Ella Szydlowski, Coraline Henry, Piper Johnson, Evey Booth and Katelyn Edey. Tickets are available for the recital at Penetangear. (Josh Howald photo)


Volleyball weekend

The 19th annual Kincardine Bulldogs Indoor Beach Volleyball Tournament meant all kinds of volleyball action last week at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. For the winning teams and other photos, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)


Trenton takes 3-1 lead in Buckland Cup

By Josh Howald

The Trenton Golden Hawks are one win away from the Dudley Cup.

Kevin Lavoie scores the game winning goal on Andrew Masters last night in Game 4 of the Buckland Cup OJHL finals. (Josh Howald photo)

 

Trenton can win the Ontario Junior Hockey League crown tomorrow (Friday) night on home ice after skating to a 2-1 last night in Georgetown in Game 4 of the Buckland Cup finals.


Hornets, Panthers meet tonight

Provincial playoff update

SCHMALZ CUP

The Ayr Centennials will play for a provincial Junior C championship. But who they will face in the Schmalz Cup finals has yet to be determined.

On Wednesday night, Port Hope got four goals from four different players in a 4-1 win in Game 4 of the semi-finals against the Alliston Hornets. That evened the series at 2-2 heading into Game 5 tonight (Friday) night in Alliston. Game 6 will be played in Port Hope on Saturday night. If a seventh game is necessary, it is scheduled to be played Sunday in Alliston.

Ayr, of the Midwestern Junior C League, swept the Essex 73's in four straight games. They eliminated the defending Schmalz Cup champions on Sunday with a 3-2 win in double overtime.

 

GOJHL


Golden Hawks sweep Kingston

Provincial playoff picture

OJHL

The Trenton Golden Hawks have swept Kingston and will play for an Ontario Junior Hockey League championship.

The Golden Hawks wrapped up a four-game sweep with a 3-2 win last night. Trenton will now have a bit of down time while waiting for an opponent. Georgetown holds a 2-1 series lead in the other OJHL semi-final series against the Burlington Cougars. Game 4 of that series is tonight (Thursday) at Appleby Arena.