Orillia's Ali Van Yzendoorn will test her mettle against the world's top cyclists later this summer and her goal is to bring home a medal.
Dave Dawson, Orillia Packet & Times
On paper, it looks like a David vs. Goliath matchup. The Orillia Experience Nissan Kings, who stumbled and sputtered down the stretch en route to compiling a 9-10-1 regular season record, will clash with the powerhouse Akwesasne Indians, who rolled to a 15-5 record, in the first round of the Ontario Lacrosse Association Jr. B playoffs.
If you encountered Ed Babin, gazing intently at the action on the ice from his prized perch at the community centre, he might have growled at you. He might not have deigned to look up from his ever-present, oversized clipboard. He took his role as the Orillia Travelways statistician seriously and his gruff, devil-may-care persona was his calling ca
Crews from the county and the province were hard at work Monday, trying to get a stretch of road repaired just west of Coldwater.
Before Roberto Alomar pulled on a Blue Jays jersey, decades before he won back-to-back World Series titles with Toronto and long before he developed into a Hall of Fame player who earned 10 Gold Gloves, he was a little boy in a small town with a big dream.
It took a dramatic last-second goal in overtime and some help from another team, but, for the second straight year, Orillia's Experience Nissan Kings have qualified for the post-season.
As the school year winds down, it's an ideal time to reflect on the accomplishments of student athletes - something Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School did this week.
Saturday's forecast is calling for baseball.
Despite missing Quintin Bullen, their captain and one of the best girls’ field lacrosse players in the province, the Parry Automotive U19A Orillia Lady Kings went undefeated on the weekend at The Girls of Summer Classic tournament in Syracuse, N.Y.
Three straight losses away from home have put a playoff berth in peril for the road-weary Orillia Experience Nissan Kings.
The Orillia Lakers celebrated a quarter century of basketball in style this week with its biggest-ever banquet capping a record-breaking season on the hardcourt.
Another slow start mixed with penalty troubles proved to be a deadly combination as Orillia's Experience Nissan Kings were dumped 10-6 by the host Halton Hills Bulldogs Thursday night.
Orillia's Experience Nissan Kings bounced back from a tough loss Saturday night when they rolled to an explosive 17-6 win over Nepean in a Sunday afternoon Ontario Lacrosse Association Jr. B contest at Rotary Place.
The red-hot Orillia Experience Nissan Kings were sizzling Thursday night when they crushed the host Newmarket Saints 15-3 at the Ray Twinney Recreation Complex.
You may have noticed, as you dropped your kids off for hockey or lacrosse at Rotary Place, there’s often a group of people playing a strange hybrid of badminton and tennis in the Orillia Room of the twin-pad facility’s foyer.
A quintet of local athletes who made their mark on football fields, basketball courts, wrestling mats and tracks have committed to play varsity sports at various North American universities next year.
From the moment he was born, Jacob Noble fought for every breath.
“If you can be resilient, you can conquer the world,” Lisa Brooking told a rapt audience of female students at Lions Oval Public School Tuesday afternoon. “Having resiliency to overcome obstacles is important in all aspects of life.”
A trio of local athletes from Orillia’s Black Lotus Kickboxing Club brought home championship belts after fighting to national titles on the weekend.
Goliath, meet David. Over the weekend, Orillia’s Experience Nissan Kings played the role of giant slayers, knocking off two of the top teams in the Ontario Lacrosse Association’s Jr. B ranks to solidify themselves as contenders.