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Pursuit articles share stories related to the world of local sports and the people involved in them.

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Some things never change: Veteran coach Mike Hall just keeps on winning

Some things never change: Veteran coach Mike Hall just keeps on winning

Now coach of the Sault College Cougars, Hall sometimes wonders what could have been if given the chance at the next level
Former athlete now blowing the whistle on basketball games

Former athlete now blowing the whistle on basketball games

Katrina McMeeken says support from spouse, friends has made transition to ref role easier
Two peas in a pod: Anne and Marilyn a constant around local hockey arenas

Two peas in a pod: Anne and Marilyn a constant around local hockey arenas

Friends and sisters in law, the pair have been making the Hounds media room a special place for close to 25 years
Coaches changed Tony D'Agostino's life. Now, success means doing the same for others

Coaches changed Tony D'Agostino's life. Now, success means doing the same for others

Longtime coach says he wouldn't be who he is if he hadn't been involved in sports as a youth, and benefitted from the encouragement of the adults who coached him
Veteran referee turns his attention to the next generation

Veteran referee turns his attention to the next generation

Dan Raycroft has a lifetime of memories, but keeps in the game by mentoring up and coming refs
After 40 years of 50-50, the Carlsons have no plans to quit

After 40 years of 50-50, the Carlsons have no plans to quit

A fixture at Soo Greyhounds games, local couple continues to give back to the hockey community
'A modern-day Mike Zuke' — Joe Longo does it for the kids

'A modern-day Mike Zuke' — Joe Longo does it for the kids

'You may not be winning all your games, but you never have an unsuccessful season with Joe.'
Brianne Veale's dream? That local female hockey players realize their dreams don't have to end here

Brianne Veale's dream? That local female hockey players realize their dreams don't have to end here

Veale leads an all-female team of coaches whose goal is to act as role models for young girls who want to play hockey
Storied ski coach reflects on a sport that still means the world to him

Storied ski coach reflects on a sport that still means the world to him

Times have changed, but Brian Mealey's dedication to the sport of alpine skiing hasn't. Also, you're not going to believe how much weight this guy can still curl
Neil Ovey's love of soccer is rubbing off on the Sault

Neil Ovey's love of soccer is rubbing off on the Sault

With no shortage of great all-around athletes, the Algoma University Thunderbirds coach says there's no reason the Sault can't produce outstanding soccer players