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Orillia's Caleb Clark is making a pitch for the big leagues

Orillia's Caleb Clark is making a pitch for the big leagues

Left-handed hurler moved to London this fall in pursuit of his dream; 'it was an incredible feeling and so surreal' to play at Rogers Centre in prospect game
Orillia's Terry Smith follows his passions from season to season

Orillia's Terry Smith follows his passions from season to season

In the summer, his second home is a golf course and in the winter, a hockey rink is his go-to spot; 'I do love my work,' says Smith
Love of motorcycle racing steered this couple to each other

Love of motorcycle racing steered this couple to each other

Melanie and Kyle Newman share a passion for motorcycle racing; 'I always dreamed of racing motorcycles,' Melanie says, recalling Grade 6 report
Teacher's passion for football makes OSS program a hit <b>(3 photos)</b>

Teacher's passion for football makes OSS program a hit (3 photos)

Coach likes to 'goof around with the guys but he also knows when to get serious and get down to teaching,' student says of longtime OSS football coach
Flag football has been a long-time Sunday ritual for many in Orillia

Flag football has been a long-time Sunday ritual for many in Orillia

'It’s about spending time with the guys and having a laugh,' says Dave Luffman, who has played in the league since it debuted 35 years ago
Dallyn Telford goes in pursuit of his dream: A championship season

Dallyn Telford goes in pursuit of his dream: A championship season

Terriers coach said it would be a dream to win a title in his hometown; 'It’s been a pretty big goal in my life to coach junior in my hometown'
Twin Lakes student finds her stride on the rugby field

Twin Lakes student finds her stride on the rugby field

Ryan Dunn wasn't interested in playing at first but has developed a love for the sport; She helped lead her team to a provincial championship this summer
Local umpire strikes balance based on 'two-way street' of respect

Local umpire strikes balance based on 'two-way street' of respect

Pam Mogridge has been an umpire in Orillia for 18 years; 'I don’t think I intimidate anyone and I’m approachable, so I think I make it easy for the players'
Weekly racing series makes Hardwood 'best place on earth'

Weekly racing series makes Hardwood 'best place on earth'

'It’s just a wonderful way to spend a Wednesday night with a bunch of like-minded people who like to go have fun on their bikes,' says avid rider
Is the sun about to set on this vital baseball diamond at Tudhope Park?

Is the sun about to set on this vital baseball diamond at Tudhope Park?

One of city's best-used diamonds is slated to be removed, but officials say it won't be until new diamonds are in place; It's not likely to happen until 'very very distant future'