Independent closed for holidays

The Kincardine Independent office will be closed for holidays from Dec. 23 to Jan. 1, 2015. There will be no newspaper published on Jan. 1. Our next edition will be Jan. 7, 2015.

We will still be hard at it, however, as the official newspaper of the Kincardine Regional Stick. We will have updates available on this website, and don't miss the Jan. 7 edition for full coverage.

The staff at The Independent wish you all a joyous and safe holiday season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Juniors sweep WDCS

The Kincardine District Secondary School junior girls volleyball team swept Walkerton District Central School 2-0 Thursday afternoon last week in Walkerton. The Knights won Game 1 25-20, pictured here, and Game 2 25-16. The senior girls, meanwhile, fell 2-1 to the Riverhawks. KDSS hosts WDCS and Sacred Heart on Tuesday for matches prior to the holiday break for BAA sports. (Josh Howald photo)


Santa visits Kincardine

The one and only Santa Claus made a visit to Kincardine Saturday for Kincardine's Santa Claus Parade. It was a chilly night for a parade, but Santa was prepared and spent time visiting with local youngsters following the annual event. Claus promised The Independent he would return to visit all the well-behaved youngsters on Christmas Eve. For more parade photos, see this week's print edition. (Josh Howald photo)


Knights open against Villanova

Live feed from OFSAA

The Kincardine District Secondary School senior girls basketball team has opened the OFSAA A basketball tournament in Ingleside, near Cornwall.

A live feed of their opening game against Villanova College can be found here:

http://new.livestream.com/accounts/6049900/events/3541420

*update

Kincardine fought back from a 20-11 deficit at the half to push the #4 seeded Villanova to the final buzzer. The Knights, the #10 seed this week, simply ran out of time in this one, and it ended in a 33-30 Villanova win.

KDSS play next at noon tomorrow (Friday) against either Rideau District High School or St. Paul Secondary School.

*update 2

On Friday afternoon, Kincardine was thumped by the Rideau District High School Lady Lions 60-19. The hot shooting Lady Lions dominated from the start, outscoring the Knights 21-2 in the first half.


CWOSSA champs!

Senior girls qualify for provincial tournament

Kincardine District Secondary School has won a CWOSSA championship in senior girls basketball.

The KDSS senior girls and OSCVI in the BAA semi-finals last week. (Josh Howald photo)

 

The Knights defeated Walkerton District Community School 32-26 yesterday to claim the CWOSSA A title and qualify for the OFSAA provincial championship tournament next week near Cornwall.

Kincardine came from behind in the CWOSSA final to beat their BAA rivals from Walkerton after cruising through earlier games at the CWOSSA tournament played in Wiarton.

The junior Knights, meanwhile, came up just short of making the trip to OFSAA as well. The girls were edged out by a single basket in overtime by the host Peninsula Shores District School Phoenix.

For the full story, don't miss next week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent.


Spits shut out in Owen Sound

Windsor's Josh Ho-Sang watches Chris Bigras Saturday night in Owen Sound. Bigras' assist on Zach Nastasiuk's goal was his 100th point as a member of the OHL Attack, and helped Owen Sound to a 3-0 win over the Spits. Michael McNiven made 33 saves for his first career shutout in an entertaining game at the Harry Lumley Bayshore. The Attack has back-to-back games with London this weekend, with the clubs meeting Friday night in London and Saturday night in Owen Sound. (Josh Howald photo)


Falcons advance to final

Undefeated season ends for Kincardine

Jade Jones of the OSCVI Falcons grabs the ball away from a falling Marley Martyn of the KDSS senior Knights in today's BAA semi-final game played in Kincardine. The Knights saw an undefeated season come to an end in this game against the Falcons, but will still advance to the CWOSSA tournament. For the full story, don't miss next week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)


Falcons advance to final

Undefeated season ends for Kincardine

Jade Jones of the OSCVI Falcons grabs the ball away from a falling Marley Martyn of the KDSS senior Knights in today's BAA semi-final game played in Kincardine. The Knights saw an undefeated season come to an end in this game against the Falcons, but will still advance to the CWOSSA tournament. For the full story, don't miss next week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)


Cubbies claim TVSBL title

The Kincardine Cubs are Thames Valley Senior Baseball League champions.

Pitcher Adam Marseilles and Ryan Fraser share a chuckle after sending the Oakridge Reds back to the field in Game 3 of the TVSBL finals yesterday at Connaught. The Cubs claimed the league title with two wins, both of them laughers. The mercy rule was invoked in both games. (Josh Howald photo)

 

The Cubs pasted the Oakridge Reds in Game 2 of the league championship series, and then again in the third and deciding game later in the day at Connaught Park.

For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent.

- Josh Howald


Cubs force Game 3 tonight

Kincardine wins big in Game 2

A Thames Valley Senior Baseball League championship will be won tonight in Kincardine.

The Kincardine Cubs won Game 2 of the league championship series this afternoon with a 13-3 pasting of the Oarkdidge Reds. The game was ended early, by mercy, when veteran 1B Ryan Enright hit a grand slam home run with Kincardine holding a 9-3 lead. Nate Kraemer went the distance on the hilll for the Cubs, the reigning Ontario Baseball Association "B" provincial champions.

Perhaps Game 3 of this series, tonight (Sunday) at 6 p.m. at Connaught Park in Kincardine will last an entire nine innings. That hasn't been the case with the first two - Game 1 was called early due to curfew restrictions at Labatt Park in London. Game 2 this afternoon, obviously, was called due to the mercy rule.