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Captain Clutch leaves his mark on pitch, court at Patrick Fogarty

Captain Clutch leaves his mark on pitch, court at Patrick Fogarty

Kallum Holdsworth scored three straight game winners to help his team make history; 'I knew I had to rise up and be the guy to lead our team,' says striker
Orillia golfer takes his game to next level on NCAA circuit

Orillia golfer takes his game to next level on NCAA circuit

'I’ve really enjoyed the challenge of trying to take my game to the next level,' says Joe MacNeil who has shone at Missouri school
Patrick Fogarty grad covering his bases while chasing his diamond dreams

Patrick Fogarty grad covering his bases while chasing his diamond dreams

Yojairo Juan's introduction to organized baseball was with the Orillia Royals; he is now eyeing college-level opportunities
Local football star turns to coaching to help next generation

Local football star turns to coaching to help next generation

Nick Vennard is working with OSS players year-round; 'I feel like it’s my duty to give back,' said respected former football player
Mixed martial arts student becomes teacher at Black Lotus

Mixed martial arts student becomes teacher at Black Lotus

'Martial arts will always be my passion, but I don’t need to fight and compete to fuel that passion,' says Riley Sova who has transitioned from combatant to trainer
From scrawny to brawny: Local man one of area's top bodybuilders

From scrawny to brawny: Local man one of area's top bodybuilders

PF grad Cameron Lenssen has reinvented himself; 'What I’ve learned in regards to discipline, passion and hard work ethic, it’s changed my life completely'
Wins and titles are built by hard work, says passionate local coach

Wins and titles are built by hard work, says passionate local coach

Wes WInkel has rebuilt minor baseball program and won several titles as a coach; Source of pride comes in helping them 'to succeed in other areas of life'
Nic Langman wants his academy to give local kids a fighting chance

Nic Langman wants his academy to give local kids a fighting chance

'Karate changed my life so much, and before I got into it, I was not in a good place,' said Langman, who has built Black Lotus to help others find their way
Orillian to make his next pitch for a pro career in Tampa Bay

Orillian to make his next pitch for a pro career in Tampa Bay

Patrick Fogarty graduate Mason Robertson grew up playing minor ball in Orillia and is one step closer to his MLB dreams after landing a U.S. scholarship
Local hoops stars opt to chase basketball dreams via Sudbury

Local hoops stars opt to chase basketball dreams via Sudbury

Rhys Bazuk, Ally Smith to play at Lo-Ellen Park; 'I knew that if I wanted to keep playing it would be best for me to play against higher competition and have a bigger challenge'