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Midland man's passion for 'the beautiful game' truly inspiring <b>(5 photos)</b>

Midland man's passion for 'the beautiful game' truly inspiring (5 photos)

Rod Billenness played an important role in soccer's development locally
Barrie-trained skater makes his way into elite program in Calgary

Barrie-trained skater makes his way into elite program in Calgary

Sam Galloway, 17, moving west to chase his speed-skating dreams; 'It makes me feel like my hard work has been recognized'
Baycats family runs deeper than just baseball, says Spataro

Baycats family runs deeper than just baseball, says Spataro

While veteran outfielder has seen close friends and teammates move on or retire, Spataro says 'only time will tell' on his own decisions
Colts' top pick Hunter Haight hopes to follow idol's path to NHL

Colts' top pick Hunter Haight hopes to follow idol's path to NHL

'I put in a lot of work over the years and it's nice to be rewarded getting drafted in the first round, especially to a team like Barrie,' says Strathroy native
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
Coldwater woman offers kids' boxing class for Autism Ontario chapter in Barrie

Coldwater woman offers kids' boxing class for Autism Ontario chapter in Barrie

'We’ve had to put a lot of the business online. Learning new technology and being able to provide classes to my students is fantastic,' says Jill Sargent
Former Colts captain Jason Willms headed east to play university hockey

Former Colts captain Jason Willms headed east to play university hockey

'I thought about a couple of other options, but at the end of the day, I felt UNB was the best fit for me, both academically and hockey-wise,' says Kitchener native
'Always a fighter,' Hawerchuk hopes to be back behind the Colts bench in the fall

'Always a fighter,' Hawerchuk hopes to be back behind the Colts bench in the fall

'There's some tough days, but you know what? You wake up and when you see that sun come up over the rise, it's a privilege'
Rama goalie selected by North Bay Battalion in OHL draft

Rama goalie selected by North Bay Battalion in OHL draft

Predators star Wade Monague thrilled with opportunity; 'I have to put in the work every day and bring unmatchable work ethic'
Collingwood Blues 'part ways' with head coach and associate

Collingwood Blues 'part ways' with head coach and associate

The news comes on the heels of a previous announcement the team is replacing its general manager