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Gene Pereira

Gene Pereira

Gene started his journalism career in the sports department at the Oakville Beaver, before coming to Barrie as a sports reporter in 1991. He joined the city's daily newspaper, the Barrie Examiner, as a sports reporter in 1995 and was soon promoted to sports editor, a position he held until 2009. An award-winning journalist, over the years Gene has also had his byline appear in the Hockey News, as well as several newspapers, and is the longtime colour analyst of the OHL Barrie Colts on Rogers TV. While at the Examiner, Gene was also the driving force behind the very successful Thursday Night Lights high school football showcase that drew thousands of fans and helped raise money for local football programs

Recent Work by Gene

PGA Scramble Qualifier first step to Nationals for local foursome

PGA Scramble Qualifier first step to Nationals for local foursome

Event begins Monday at The Nest Golf Club at Friday Harbour Resort in Innisfil; Winners move on to Nova Scotia in October
PGA Scramble Qualifier first step to Nationals for local foursome

PGA Scramble Qualifier first step to Nationals for local foursome

Event begins Monday at The Nest Golf Club at Friday Harbour Resort in Innisfil; Winners move on to Nova Scotia in October
Barrie Royals ready to bounce back with safe return to the court

Barrie Royals ready to bounce back with safe return to the court

'Safety is the No. 1 priority of the club. Not just for members of our club, our families, but the Barrie community as a whole,' says club official
Scout says Phillips has physical tools to play in the NHL, but for now he waits

Scout says Phillips has physical tools to play in the NHL, but for now he waits

Barrie native and Sudbury Wolves defenceman trending in the right direction on the ice, but COVID has put his draft aspirations in limbo for now
Barrie Soccer Club thrilled to let the games begin

Barrie Soccer Club thrilled to let the games begin

Coaches and officials went through training with new protocols implemented during pandemic, which include no spitting, no head balls and no throw-ins
Scout says Phillips has physical tools to play in the NHL, but for now he waits

Scout says Phillips has physical tools to play in the NHL, but for now he waits

Barrie native and Sudbury Wolves defenceman trending in the right direction on the ice, but COVID has put his draft aspirations in limbo for now
Mariposa School of Skating navigating 'totally new landscape'

Mariposa School of Skating navigating 'totally new landscape'

'I don't know what a competitive season looks like ... for any sport, but we got to find a way to keep these young kids active and engaged,' said skating school co-owner
Kool gets warm reception to play ball at West Virginia Tech on full scholarship

Kool gets warm reception to play ball at West Virginia Tech on full scholarship

Barrie native Jesse Kool has dreamed about landing a scholarship since he was a kid; Second-baseman says he feels like he's paying his parents back for helping him get to this point
Clarke hopes big summer leads to big year on ice with Colts

Clarke hopes big summer leads to big year on ice with Colts

'He showed everybody in the second half of the season that, for his age, he's one of the top players in the world,' says Colts interim coach Todd Miller
Innisfil poker pro Mike Leah dealt winning hand with birth of son

Innisfil poker pro Mike Leah dealt winning hand with birth of son

'It's all-in with the family and poker is the side game, for sure,' says Innisfil native