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Passion for lacrosse runs deep in Orillia's Marwick family

Passion for lacrosse runs deep in Orillia's Marwick family

'I do think that having my whole family enjoying the game as well really made it so much easier to love the game,' says Jack Marwick, captain of this year's Jr. B Kings
'Natural talent': Orillia teen dances her way to the top of her class

'Natural talent': Orillia teen dances her way to the top of her class

'I like dance because it gives me an outlet for expression. Not all communication is verbal. You can communicate a lot through dance,' says Patrick Fogarty student
Orillia teen courting hoops dreams at United World Games in June

Orillia teen courting hoops dreams at United World Games in June

'To me, it's a big opportunity because I get to travel internationally,' says Patrick Fogarty student of chance to play in Austria this summer
'An exceptional event': Twin Lakes skiers make history at OFSAA

'An exceptional event': Twin Lakes skiers make history at OFSAA

'Seeing them smiling and proud of their accomplishments was awesome,' says coach after Twin Lakes has best-ever showing, finishing 3rd in province at Nordic event
Former local star headed to South Carolina to chase baseball dream

Former local star headed to South Carolina to chase baseball dream

'I'm still chasing my dream of going pro... and I've been putting in the work,' says Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School graduate
'Quite a challenge': Orillia teen to play NCAA baseball in NY

'Quite a challenge': Orillia teen to play NCAA baseball in NY

Will Timpano signs with Alfred University in New York; 'Putting in the work with coaches ... in the States has given me a lot more opportunity,' he says
'Validation': Orillia ski coach earns national excellence award

'Validation': Orillia ski coach earns national excellence award

'I don't do this for any recognition. I do it to see the athletes excel and work toward their goals,' says Sutherland, a former Orillia Athlete of the Year
Terriers' captain 'feeling on top of the world' chasing his dream

Terriers' captain 'feeling on top of the world' chasing his dream

'I leave everything on the ice; I grind, get in the corners, and do all of the little things to be a good player,' says Dylan Palomaki, who has helped Terriers start season strong
Slo-pitch tournament honours 'loved and respected' Steve Makins

Slo-pitch tournament honours 'loved and respected' Steve Makins

Well-known slo-pitch player who died in 2020 'was very encouraging, helpful and positive all around'
'A boy with a dream': Colby Barlow's journey to the NHL draft

'A boy with a dream': Colby Barlow's journey to the NHL draft

Journey to NHL started for Colby Barlow when he was three, and countless people have helped him realize his dream of making it to the NHL