A rocky roller-coaster season came to a screeching halt for the Davenport Subaru Terriers Sunday night as the Penetang Kings roared back from a 3-1 series deficit to win three straight games – two in overtime – to eliminate Orillia from the post-season.
Dave Dawson, Orillia Packet & Times
The high-flying Twin Lakes Thunderbirds are queens of the high-school volleyball court.
Athletes from Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School captured the school's first-ever Georgian Bay Secondary School Association wrestling championship this week, edging out their local rival to garner the regional crown.
After letting a comfortable 21-point lead slip through their grasp, the Orillia Secondary School senior boys' basketball team was in danger of seeing their stellar season come to a heart-breaking demise Tuesday.
Many taxpayers were not thrilled earlier this week when city council opted to green-light a $17-million project to rebuild the antiquated infrastructure at the waterfront that will, it is hoped, pave the way for the redevelopment of that vital stretch of Lake Couchiching that will, in turn, spark a renaissance that will work its way into the downto
Backed by spectacular goaltending, improved team defence and a more balanced scoring attack, the Davenport Subaru Orillia Terriers are in the driver's seat in their Provincial Junior Hockey League first-round series against Penetang.
The city received great news Friday in the form of an additional $1.25 million in cash from the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund - money that will be used to purchase two new buses this year. That's on top of the $1.4 million approved in the transit budget last year that paved the way for the city to buy three new buses, which are already in use.
Almost 200 local athletes are ready for their big moment in the white-hot spotlight. With music from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s providing the soundtrack, members of the Orillia Figure Skating Club (OFSC), wearing hand-crafted costumes, will strut their stuff – on skates – at Jukebox Saturday Night Feb. 25 at Rotary Place.“Our skaters really look forw
Here’s a shocker: There’s snow in the forecast. Again. It’s been a wicked winter in which Orillia has been inundated, to date, with 274 centimetres of snow – 10 centimetres more than normal – and we still have, depending on which rodent you believe, at least four weeks left of potential snowfall.There’s no question it can be tiresome. But we have a
Two talented local teenagers have been recruited to play NCAA field lacrosse at New York Division 1 schools. Jerica Obee has committed to play at St. Bonaventure University in Olean, N.Y., while Hannah Morris has accepted an athletic scholarship to play at Canisius College in Buffalo.
Take a deep breath, everyone! This is Canada and that may mean, at this time of year, a slippery sidewalk or a daunting snowbank -- it's called winter.
Orillia's Stephen Graham, one of the most decorated Canadian speed skaters in Special Olympics history, will be looking to mine more gold in Austria next month when he competes in the 2017 World Winter Games.
After a heart-breaking series-opening overtime defeat 24 hours earlier, the Davenport Subaru Orillia Terriers bounced back with a solid 4-1 win over Penetang Saturday night at Rotary Place to knot their best-of-seven Provincial Junior Hockey League series 1-1.
A few years ago, John Kelly, an assistant coach with the Barrie Colts minor midget team, and Jim Harris, who work together at the Simcoe County branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), started talking about a way to harness the power and passion of hockey to help reduce the stigma around mental health.
After missing the post-season last year, the Davenport Subaru Orillia Terriers are ready to unleash their pent-up playoff prowess against the Penetang Kings when the Provincial Junior Hockey League playoffs begin Friday.
Hockey players, from an early age, are taught the nuances of skating, how to shoot hard and accurately, how to dish out a body check and how to take a hit. They are schooled about the value of hard work, the importance of obeying their coaches and the merit of proper nutrition and exercise.
The cost of policing in Ontario is untenable. That does not mean policing is not necessary, nor valued, nor under-appreciated. However, the rising costs and the current model employed by the OPP means most municipalities - especially smaller, rural towns and townships - are fiscally handcuffed and imprisoned by costs they have virtually no control
Starting a new business is a risk. It's a leap of faith. And, in the early days, once the initial adrenalin rush and opening-day buzz fades, there's often a period of fear and trepidation - about tomorrow, about attracting customers, about paying bills, about finally getting behind the steering wheel only to be unsure if you can afford the gas.
The regular season has come to a close for local teams that compete in the York Simcoe Hockey League. But the second season - the playoffs - is now underway for a variety of teams who wear Orillia's colours.
Bring on the Kings.