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'One-of-a-kind' local Special Olympian going for gold at nationals

'One-of-a-kind' local Special Olympian going for gold at nationals

'I'm really excited about the challenge of skating with the best Canada has got,' says Special Olympic athlete Stephen Graham
Skating legend earns prestigious lifetime achievement award

Skating legend earns prestigious lifetime achievement award

'Brian Orser is an outstanding athlete, performer and coach that has always pushed the limits of the sport, leaving an enduring impact on generations of figure skaters,' ISU notes
Injured Barrie Sharks player hopes to find answers at U.S. clinic

Injured Barrie Sharks player hopes to find answers at U.S. clinic

'It’s been pretty isolating and very different from my life before ... now I pretty much only leave the house for school,' says Avery Thompson
Barrie networking group supports mental health in hockey circles

Barrie networking group supports mental health in hockey circles

Like Minded Entrepreneurs raising money for Puck Support, which supports athletes with mental health, substance abuse issues
'Beyond my wildest dreams': Alexander heading to second Olympics

'Beyond my wildest dreams': Alexander heading to second Olympics

'I remember being 12-year-old Kayla invited to my first basketball tryout. I was terrible, but I was just having fun out there with my friends, says local hoops star
'Always moving': Teacher behind Monsignor Clair Cup retiring

'Always moving': Teacher behind Monsignor Clair Cup retiring

'He brings that spark when he gets an idea in his head. He’s got the enthusiasm and the kids pick up on that, too,' fellow educator says of Tim Hasenack
'Secret weapon': Local boy meets hero (again), creates skate design

'Secret weapon': Local boy meets hero (again), creates skate design

Barrie's Finn Sposito played big part in recent NHL All-Star Weekend when he and superstar Auston Matthews collaborated on colourful project
Colts, Huronia Transition Homes team up for OHL ONSIDE event

Colts, Huronia Transition Homes team up for OHL ONSIDE event

Event aimed at tackling gender-based and sexual violence taking place Feb. 17
Local athletes fine tune race form for National Winter Games

Local athletes fine tune race form for National Winter Games

Eight of the 12-member Special Olympics Team Ontario are Collingwood, Blue Mountains and Meaford residents
Teen heading south to make pitch for big league dream

Teen heading south to make pitch for big league dream

'I want to go down there, compete, and help win a championship ... I want to see how far my talent can go in the sport,' says 18-year-old Orillia resident Kaden Noble