Orillia was the centre of the wrestling universe Friday - at least for local elementary school-aged students.
Dave Dawson, Orillia Packet & Times
Orillia's Kyle Heitzner has been named the Barrie Colts' representative for the 2016-17 OHL Scholastic Team - an honour the first-year OHL player is proud of.
Successful, hard-working local high school athletes were celebrated by the Orillia Sport Council at its fourth annual Breakfast of Champions Thursday morning at Bayside Restaurant. The students were also schooled about Orillia's rich sports heritage by one of this city's pre-eminent athletes, Rob Town.
The only thing more difficult than winning a championship is to win back-to-back crowns. And that's what the Parry Automotive/Kelsey's Restaurant U19 Orillia Lady Kings will try to do this summer.
Michael Montgomery began playing lacrosse when he was three. By the time he turned six, he had moved up to rep lacrosse and has never looked back.
A pair of local athletes will represent Orillia and Canada at the upcoming Intercontinental Team Championship in South Africa. Nic Langman and Jessica McCutcheon have been selected for the Canadian National Amateur Kickboxing team that will compete at the prestigious event this summer.
Twenty-five years ago, Mark Meeks was one of the young guns on a strong bantam boys' team that blossomed during the first year of competition for the Orillia Lakers basketball program started by Ted Williamson.
Orillia's Jr. B lacrosse team has scored an important victory before the whistle has even blown to start the 2017 Ontario Lacrosse Association (OLA) season. Earlier this week, the Kings announced that Orillia's Experience Nissan has become the squad's title sponsor.
A new era is dawning for the Orillia Terriers. Randy Salmon, who coached the team in each of its first four seasons, has stepped down from his position and will be replaced by Keith Penna, who will become the club's new coach and general manager.
The Tryon Construction Atom B Hawks made history in Mississauga this weekend, becoming the first local girls hockey team to win an Ontario Women's Hockey Association provincial title in any division or any age group.
To help celebrate the 150th anniversary of both Orillia and Canada, the Orillia Minor Hockey Association paid homage to its past at its annual awards banquet Sunday at Rotary Place.
After a touching tribute to the city's storied hockey past, the current crop of local minor hockey players had their moment in the spotlight Sunday, proving the future looks bright for the Sunshine City.
Dave Town is on top of the world.
An innovative new course, that features a date with the Toronto Raptors, has proven to be a slam dunk for students at Twin Lakes Secondary School.
The Orillia Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) will honour some top local hockey players from the past as part of its annual end-of-the-season awards banquet Sunday at Rotary Place.
Later this month, Shai Kemp will graduate from the Orillia campus of Lakehead University with an Honours Bachelor of Criminology degree, but the Prescott native will leave with much more than a piece of paper.
Former Orillia alpine skier Mike Wimbs, who recently moved to Barrie, struck gold at the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria last weekend.
Orillia's Lisa Brooking, proudly wearing a red-and-white Canada crest on her chest, lived out her dream in the searing heat and humidity of Kampala, Uganda on the weekend. The former Orillia Athlete of the Year represented her hometown and her country at the 2017 IAAF World Cross Country Championship.
After taking monumental strides this season, the Lakehead University Orillia women's indoor soccer team capped their history-making season by competing at the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) championship at Redeemer University College in Ancaster.
Orillia speed skater Stephen Graham earned a bronze medal and local coach Tracey Zwiers helped Canadian figure skaters make a record medal haul at the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria last weekend.