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Nine-year-old cyclist has raised nearly $5K for ARCH ... and counting

Nine-year-old cyclist has raised nearly $5K for ARCH ... and counting

Cash Lajoie started in August, working his way up to a 100 km ride for the annual Great Bucket List Cycle
High school coach says sense of emptiness is felt all around

High school coach says sense of emptiness is felt all around

St. Mary's College athletic head, and senior girls basketball coach Dave Zagordo feels for graduating students and Grade 9s as COVID-19 forced the cancellation of fall sports at the high school level
Local players giving back as part of Steel City Sports basketball program

Local players giving back as part of Steel City Sports basketball program

Beginning September 14, Steel City Sports will be offering developmental basketball academies in a wide range of age groups. Many former players will also be involved in the program as well
First Tee internship 'experience of a lifetime', says Lake State student

First Tee internship 'experience of a lifetime', says Lake State student

Isaac Lennox interns Boyne Highlands Resort as a junior golf instructor
Thunderbirds basketball coach wants to see kids bounce back <b>(4 photos)</b>

Thunderbirds basketball coach wants to see kids bounce back (4 photos)

With COVID-19 sidelining many sports, Etienne Jacquet wants to give kids a forum to still develop
2020 hasn't stopped local Special Olympian Carter Simpson

2020 hasn't stopped local Special Olympian Carter Simpson

COVID-19 cancelled events and closed gyms, but Simpson, 27, has found new goals to crush
For the Perlinis, it’s all about the basic fundamentals

For the Perlinis, it’s all about the basic fundamentals

Fred and Vicki hope their lessons help others achieve their full potential
For Cooper Lukenda, one sport wasn't enough

For Cooper Lukenda, one sport wasn't enough

Hockey and golf go hand-in-hand for the 21-year-old
Cougars cheerleading coach signals for more members <b>(4 photos)</b>

Cougars cheerleading coach signals for more members (4 photos)

Slumskie says sport has room to grow
Age has not stalled Rick Ellis' need for speed <b>(8 photos)</b>

Age has not stalled Rick Ellis' need for speed (8 photos)

55 years later, the 77-year-old is still having a blast in a young man’s sport