For young AAA hockey players with big-league dreams, the minor midget year is when their future begins to take shape. It’s when Ontario Hockey League (OHL) teams select these youngsters and catapult them onto the fast track to success.
Dave Dawson, Orillia Packet & Times
One of Ontario’s longest-running triathlons will take centre stage in Orillia this weekend.
An Orillia doctor has been chosen as one of five physicians who will tend to Team Canada athletes at the upcoming FISU World University Games in Taiwan.
Only one of the 25 teams in the Ontario Junior B Lacrosse League ends its season with a victory. For every other team, the year ends in disappointment.
Racing down the stretch, with another runner breathing down her neck, Orillia’s Katelyn Ayers gave it everything she had, squeezing every ounce of energy out of her spent body, sprinting to a bronze medal in a thrilling finish in the women’s 800-metre race at the Canada Summer Games.
A new era is about to dawn for the Subaru of Orillia Terriers.
There’s only one word to describe Orillia’s dramatic loss at this weekend’s Ontario Women’s Field Lacrosse provincial championship: heartbreaking.
Denny Benson talks softly but wields a big bat.
Oro-Medonte cyclist Brody Sanderson found a silver lining amid the waves of choking hot air that shrouded the country's hottest cyclists at the men's cross-country mountain biking competition at the Canada Summer Games (CSG) this week.
The 14th annual Kids of Steel Triathlon -- a swimming, biking and running event specifically designed for kids aged four to 15 -- will be held Aug. 19.
Orillia's Soren Meeuwisse cycled onto the podium this week at the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg. Meeuwisse overcame searing temperatures and a star-studded field of this country's top mountain bikers to earn a bronze medal in the gruelling cross-country event.
In a dramatic final round that featured multiple lead changes, Orillia's John Murphy took advantage of a rare miscue by his opponent to pull off an improbable win at the Investors Group Ontario Senior Men's Championship last week, becoming the province's top golfer over the age of 55.
A pair of local baseball teams sizzled in the mid-summer heat this weekend as part of the annual Orillia Rep Tournament that descended on area diamonds.
A quintet of Orillia Lady Kings helped Team Ontario reign at the recent Canadian Lacrosse Association U19 Women's Field Lacrosse National Championship in Halifax, N.S. Team Ontario went undefeated en route to winning the Canadian title, as they dominated teams from Nova Scotia, Alberta and B.C.
Orillia's Quintin Hoch-Bullen, making her much-anticipated debut on the world stage, helped Team Canada capture a silver medal at the Women's Lacrosse World Cup in Guildford, England earlier this week.
Horseshoe Valley's Peter Disera won the elite men's division at the 2017 Canadian Mountain Bike Championship in Canmore, Alta., on the weekend.
Jeff Hopkins and Ryan Crowther were long-time teammates, first while playing minor hockey in Orillia and later while playing junior hockey with the Couchiching Terriers.
Orillia was the centre of the universe for Ontario Women's Field Lacrosse on the weekend as the West Orillia Sports Complex became the headquarters for league action on both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, 13 teams competed in the U15 age group - six in the A division (including the Orillia Lady Kings) and seven in the B division. On Sunday, team
In the golden glow of an undefeated season that was capped by a provincial championship, expectations were sky high for the Orillia Parry Automotive Lady Kings U19 team as it entered this year's Ontario Women's Field Lacrosse (OWFL) season.
The suitcases were a little heavier for the local athletes who returned home after last weekend’s Special Olympics Provincial Summer Games in Peel Region. That’s because the Orillia contingent of competitors brought home dozens of medals from the multi-sport event for athletes with intellectual disabilities.