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SUBMITTED Blythe Wieclawek, 12, of the Orillia Channel Cats Swim Club, won the high-point award in her age group at the recent Barrie Aquafest.

Cats swim to success

Forty-four members of the Orillia Channel Cats Swim Club recently competed at the Barrie Aquafest invitational.

Barrie Colts forward Luke Bignell, right, scrambles to corral a loose puck in front of Niagara IceDogs goaltender Stephen Dhillon during their OHL battle at the Barrie Molson Centre on Saturday night. KEVIN LAMB/PHOTO

Offence stepped up

The Barrie Colts came into this past weekend without their top two goal-scorers, but you wouldn’t know that based on the numbers they put up.

The Moonstone Mechanical novices were perfect at this weekend’s Jim Wilson Chevrolet Buick GMC Winter Classic, capping their stellar four days of action by beating West Hill 3-2 to clinch the crown. In the front row, from left: Sam Weaver and Gunner Wolfe. Second row: Eric Shellswell, Brock McKay, Jack North, Greyden King, Colton Sharland, Kyson Campbell and Preston Tryon. Third row: Ronin Black, Josh May, Jackson Cook, Hudson Inglis, Craig Scott and Jackson Long. Back row: Brian Shellswell, Jason King, Andy Long and Aaron Tryon. (Submitted)

Local teams shine at Winter Classic

Four local teams skated to championship banners in their respective divisions and several others just missed earning titles at the annual Jim Wilson Chevrolet Buick GMC Winter Classic, held at local rinks throughout the region from Thursday to Sunday.

The Georgian Grizzlies men's rugby team defeated the Fleming Knights on Saturday in Barrie to win the OCAA bronze medal. SUBMITTED

Grizzlies win bronze

The Georgian Grizzlies men’s rugby team defeated the Fleming Knights on Saturday to win the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) bronze medal at J.C. Massie Field in Barrie.

Cougars devour Terriers

After a positive step forward while being featured in Rogers Hometown Hockey's weekend visit to Orillia, the Subaru of Orillia Terriers regressed mightily Thursday night in Schomberg.

SUBMITTED The Mid-Ontario Disposal Major Peewee Terriers recently traveled to Tampa, Fla. for the Fall Classic AA Tournament.

Hockey trip of a lifetime for Terriers

In June 2017, the parents and coaching staff of the Mid-Ontario Disposal Major Pee Wee Terriers had a pre-season meeting and decided to give the players a trip of a lifetime.

Dave Dawson/The Packet & Times Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School student Joe MacNeil is shown signing his letter of intent to play NCAA golf next year at Lindenwood University in St. Thomas, Missouri. MacNeil, 17, who played multiple sports at Fogarty, is looking forward to chasing his dream of becoming a pro golfer.

Golfer heading south

Orillia's Joe MacNeil is heading to the "Show Me" state where he hopes to show his new American teammates that those from the Great White North know a thing or two about golf. The 17-year-old Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School student has signed a letter of intent to play NCAA golf next year with Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missour

SUBMITTED Nicole Donovan, with her stallion Fiontar Mac Tire, competed at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair this past weekend.

Stallion exceeds expectations

Orillia Secondary School student Nicole Donovan is making room on her bedroom wall to hang more ribbons after her history-making ride at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.

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