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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'
Decision to get in shape changed Matt Spencer's life, career

Decision to get in shape changed Matt Spencer's life, career

Owner of Orillia's CrossFit takes up pandemic challenge and hopes to 'inspire people to move (and) inspire people to support small businesses'
Return to Orillia reignites passion for basketball for Hannah Clark

Return to Orillia reignites passion for basketball for Hannah Clark

'I’ve had a lot of positive experiences with basketball, but I can definitely say this will be my proudest memory,' Clark says of helping build basketball program at Lakehead
Rama goalie takes 'big step' after being drafted by OHL's Battalion

Rama goalie takes 'big step' after being drafted by OHL's Battalion

Predators star Wade Monague thrilled with opportunity; 'When they called, I felt relieved and happy to be drafted into a great organization,' goalie said