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.


TVSBL champ to be crowned Oct. 5 in Kincardine

Cubs want double header

The Thames Valley Senior Baseball League won't have a champion until Oct. 5.

There is a 16-day gap between Games 1 and 2 of the TVSBL championship series between the Kincardine Cubs and the Oakridge Reds. If a third game becomes necessary, however, the gap between Games 2 and 3 will be only minutes.

The Cubs trail Oakridge 1-0 in this best-of-three series after dropping a 9-8 decision last Friday night at Labatt Park in London. Kincardine spotted the Reds a 9-1 first inning lead, but clawed back into the game, making it 9-8 before the umpire ended the game early due to time restrictions.


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