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Former OSS star commits to Queen's to court his dream

Former OSS star commits to Queen's to court his dream

Ryan Heim had a goal to play post-secondary basketball; 'This was my goal ever since I got to high school,' says athlete, praising OSS coaches for their help
Decision to close fields until May 31 is 'devastating' for local athletes

Decision to close fields until May 31 is 'devastating' for local athletes

Baseball, slo-pitch, soccer, lacrosse and other summer sports in peril; 'The idea of a summer without lacrosse is pretty heartbreaking,' says league official
Pandemic means local trio will not get to compete on provincial stage

Pandemic means local trio will not get to compete on provincial stage

Hailey Irwin, Olivia Neal and Daniel Patriquin had qualified for the Skate Ontario Provincial Championship before COVID-19 forced event's cancellation
Orillia club's skater of the month for March is as good as gold

Orillia club's skater of the month for March is as good as gold

Catherine McLean competes on the Gold Session at the Orillia Figure Skating Club
Orillia figure skaters capture medals at pair of events

Orillia figure skaters capture medals at pair of events

Local athletes shone at Elizabeth May Classic and at Nickel Blades on Ice event in Sudbury
Orillia native followed his tennis dreams ... all the way to Miami

Orillia native followed his tennis dreams ... all the way to Miami

'I was completely determined there was no other choice for me and my life,' said Dane Dunlap, who overcame injuries in pursuit of excellence
Lakehead student athletes recognized at virtual banquet <b>(5 photos)</b>

Lakehead student athletes recognized at virtual banquet (5 photos)

Virtual event was held in wake of pandemic; 'It was important for us to celebrate the accomplishments of our athletes with their teammates and peers'
Masters student does masterful job rebuilding Lakehead hoops team

Masters student does masterful job rebuilding Lakehead hoops team

Gia Spiropoulos has rebuilt basketball program; 'Hopefully, this legacy that we’ve built can continue ...this is just a stepping stone for bigger and better things'
Local hockey team scores a visit with the Leafs ... some day <b>(8 photos)</b>

Local hockey team scores a visit with the Leafs ... some day (8 photos)

Players on local major atom team recognized for their inclusiveness, good work in the community through Ford Skills and Drills competition
Orillia athlete making a pitch to realize his big-league dreams

Orillia athlete making a pitch to realize his big-league dreams

Max Rutherford credits his time playing minor baseball in Orillia as a key to his success; Getting closer to his dream 'is the best feeling in the world'