By Doug Kennedy
Our local midget team is hosting the Midget All-Ontario championship tournament this weekend! Head coach Jay Bell has a great team, so it will be good game to come out and watch. Twelve teams are entered in the tournament with teams from St. Marys, Mitchell, Port Dover, Dresden, Listowel, Corunna, Lucan-Ilderton and Delhi confirmed at press time as well as the Kincardine team. Games are being played in Kincardine, Tiverton, Clinton and Hanover. Kincardine’s first game is Friday afternoon, 2 p.m. at Connaught Park against St. Marys. The finals will be played on Sunday afternoon. Let’s hope Kincardine is playing then. Andreescu wins Canada is producing more and more professional athletes as the
years go by. Tennis hit the headlines this week with Thornhill’s Bianca Andreescu winning the Rogers Cup in Toronto this past weekend. She was up 3-1 on Serena Williams when Serena withdrew with back problems. It was a big day in Canadian sports history as she was the first Canadian in 50 years to be in it, and then she wins this event. Faye Urban was the last Canadian lady to win the Rogers cup in 1969. Andreescu is now ranked 14th in the world of tennis. Her next event will be the U.S. Open in two weeks. It will be between her and Brooke Henderson for the Canadian female athlete of the year. Brooke has won two events on the ladies LPGA Tour. Sam Turcotte strikes ‘em out Sam Turcotte had 18 strikeouts in seven innings in the Ocean States win over Danbury, Connecticut. That performance places Sam second in NECBL history for strikeouts in a game. Sam is the grandson of Keith and Lola Davidson. He is a former Canada Junior alumnus.