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A group of young athletes based out of the Coldwater Curling Club recently competed in the regional championships in Chesley as Zone 10 'B' Champions. In the back row, from left, are Cameron Vanbodegom and Dylan Niepage. In the middle row, from left, are Evan Johnson, Evan Running and Anna McMenemy. In the front row, from left, are Sarah Marchildon, Alexandra Bertolo, Kimberly Taylor (in plaid). SUBMITTED

Curlers sweep into regionals

A group of young athletes based out of the Coldwater Curling Club competed last weekend in the regional championships in Chesley as Zone 10 'B' Champions.

A young ice angler proudly holds a yellow perch caught in Lake Simcoe, off Innisfil Beach Park, during the Fishing for Tyler derby. MIRIAM KING/QMI AGENCY

Finesse your ice-fishing skills

Ice safety, the effect of invasive species and how to “finesse” ice-fishing techniques were just some of the topics covered by master ice angler and educator Wil Wegman at his recent Ice Fishing Clinic in Bradford.

Garrett Rank lines up his putt during a practice round at the Barrie Country Club this past September in anticipation of the Canadian Men's Mid-Amateur Tournament. Rank, who won that tournament, is also a hockey referee during the winter months. He officiated his first NHL game earlier this month in Buffalo. BARRIE EXAMINER FILE PHOTO

Golf champ refs in NHL

Garrett Rank, who won the 2014 Canadian Mid-Amateur golf championship in Barrie this past September, doesn't just sit around all winter and wait for the snow to melt.

Fans attend the visitation for Baseball Hall of Famer Ernie Banks at the Fourth Presbyterian Church on January 30, 2015 in Chicago. (Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP)

Fans pay respect to Banks

Chicagoans young and old and from all walks of life on Friday streamed past the closed casket of baseball great Ernie Banks, the Cubs Hall of Famer, paying their respects to one of the city's biggest heroes.

Detroit Lions cornerback Cassius Vaughn (29) knocks a pass away from Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon (12) during NFL play at Ford Field. (Andrew Weber/USA TODAY Sports)

Browns' Gordon fires back at critics

In an open letter posted online, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon fired back at critics, explained the circumstances that led to his latest suspension by the NFL and expressed regret for bad decisions throughout his life.

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