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By Fred Wallace

 Hi, this is Fred Wallace with " Off the Wire ".


It was a pretty good weekend for Canadian sports news.

The country-wide headline was that Bianca Andreescu won the Rogers Cup of Women's Tennis in Toronto.

Yes, she won it when Serena Williams had to forfeit the final due to injury very early in their match, but that doesn't diminish the significance of Andreescu becoming the first Canadian to win the Rogers Cup in 50 years.

Furthermore, in what amounts to a 17 match win streak, Andreescu firmly believes she can be the # 1 player in women's tennis.

Of course, closer to home, yesterday we discussed the Shallow Lake Sting winning the Softball Canada Under 19 Championship Tournament at Duncan McLellan Park in Owen Sound.

Meanwhile, in Sydney, Nova Scotia, the Saugeen Track & Field Club was garnering 11 medals at the Youth Nationals

Ryan Jacklin led Saugeen with a triple Gold performance.

Jacklin won the Under 18 Men’s Hammer, Shot Put and Discus competitions and in the process set a new Canadian record with a toss of  69.74 metres in the 5k Hammer.  

Jeremy Elliott & Harley Martin both won a pair of silver medals at the meet, plus Lucas Jacklin, Hanna Van Stuyvenberg, Billie Martin & Michelle Van Stuyvenberg also has podium finishes for the Saugeen Track & Field Club.

The Rogers Cup, Softball Canada Championships and Youth Nationals in Track & Field all signify that Summer is moving along, probably too quickly.

Yet, Andreescu, the Shallow Lake Sting & the Saugeen Track & Field Club have given us warm memories for 2019 and something to be watching for somewhere down the road.


I'm Fred Wallace

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