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Local teen fanning the Flames of success on the basketball court

Local teen fanning the Flames of success on the basketball court

Tyler Huxtable hopes to lead Patrick Fogarty to a championship; 'Late bloomer' wants to 'take basketball as far as it will let me go'
Gold medal win 'a dream come true' for former local star

Gold medal win 'a dream come true' for former local star

Aidan Dudas credits his time with local AAA Predators as a key to his hockey ascension; '(Former Predators coaches) put me on the right path to get better'
Orillia doctor played key role in Canada's gold at world juniors

Orillia doctor played key role in Canada's gold at world juniors

ODCVI graduate Ed Berdusco was Team Canada's doctor; 'It was an unreal feeling, walking up and being able to have the medal put around your neck'
OSS grad living dream, playing NCAA field lacrosse in U.S.

OSS grad living dream, playing NCAA field lacrosse in U.S.

Orillia’s Braydon Hickey preparing for his sophomore season with Mount Olive Trojans; He says 'end goal' is to play pro lacrosse in NLL
Energized Heitzner returns to Terriers to bolster playoff drive

Energized Heitzner returns to Terriers to bolster playoff drive

'This is his team, it’s his hometown and he has an opportunity to prove to his fans that he is the kid I think he is,' says Terriers' general manager
Driven coach Mike Tutty creating a basketball dynasty at OSS

Driven coach Mike Tutty creating a basketball dynasty at OSS

His teams have won multiple titles — including a silver medal at OFSAA; 'You create bonds within the game that are forever. It is certainly life-impacting,' says coach
From house league to the World Cup? That's the 'official' goal!

From house league to the World Cup? That's the 'official' goal!

Orillia's Brad Doubrough is hoping to officiate the beautiful game at the highest level; 'The World Cup is definitely a goal,' says Orillia native
Local rugby star racing toward her ultimate Olympic goal

Local rugby star racing toward her ultimate Olympic goal

Oro-Medonte's Eden Kilgour has caught the attention of Rugby Canada; 'My goal is to compete in the Summer Olympics in rugby,' says talented teen
Special Olympian bowled over by chance to compete at nationals

Special Olympian bowled over by chance to compete at nationals

Lynda Larkin will represent Orillia at the 2020 Special Olympics Winter Games in February; 'I’m expecting our team to work together and play good'
Bob Wink is still making international waves in water sports

Bob Wink is still making international waves in water sports

Dedicated, talented athlete recently shone at Pan-American event in Peru; Wink remains active, in part, to help control his diabetes