Sports Lacrosse


Kings rally past Newmarket

A last-minute goal gave the Orillia Experience Nissan Kings a dramatic 11-10 victory over the Newmarket Saints Saturday night to help the local Jr. B lacrosse team salvage a split of their weekend games.


Kings fall to Tomahawks

The Orillia Experience Nissan Kings are off to a slow start in their Ontario Lacrosse Association Jr. B season. Playing three of their first four games on the road has not helped.

Dave Dawson/The Packet & Times As their coaches look on, several members of one of the Orillia Lady Kings house league team jump over their lacrosse sticks as they get warmed up for their first night of the season Monday night at the West Orillia Sports Complex.

Open season for Lady Kings

Last week, rain washed away opening night for the Orillia Lady Kings girls field lacrosse house league program. So, organizers refused to let Mother Nature score another victory this week.

Dave Dawson/The Packet & Times Patrick Fogarty’s Abbi England, left, faces pressure from OSS defender Annie Lloyd and others during girls’ field lacrosse action Wednesday at the West Orillia Sports Complex. Fogarty dominated the season-opening contest, earning a 13-0 win. England led the offence and won almost every draw during the dominant performance.

Flames burn Nighthawks

Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School, the reigning provincial high- school girls' field lacrosse champion, opened defence of their Ontario title Wednesday with an impressive 13-0 win over their local rivals.

Dave Dawson/The Packet & Times Orillia Lady Kings coach Pat Morris demonstrates a medicine-ball catapult — one of six events he put his players through as part of a lacrosse-specific combine. The club went undefeated last year and won an Ontario title — a feat they hope to duplicate this summer.

Lady Kings gear up for new season

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.

Dave Dawson/The Packet & Times Twin Lakes Secondary School student Michael Montgomery was recently drafted in the second round by the Jr. A Peterborough Lakers. Montgomery, 16, will play for Orillia’s Experience Nissan Kings this year and hopes to move up to the Lakers next year. Montgomery and the Kings open their season April 29 with a 7 p.m. game at Rotary Place against Markham.

Kings star drafted to Lakers

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.

Dave Dawson/The Packet & Times Orillia’s Kings are being driven by a new title sponsor. The city’s Jr. B team will now be known as Orillia’s Experience Nissan Kings, thanks to a three-year sponsorship deal with the Commerce Road Nissan dealership. Above, from left, are Joel Campbell (team president), Rob Blasdell (general manager), players Tyler Goodchild, Michael Montgomery and Trent Boyd, along with Krista Kemp and Brent Kemp, principal owners of Orillia’s Experience Nissan.

Kings net new sponsor

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.

Clarke MacArthur of the Senators skates during practice at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa on Dec. 13, 2016. (Jean Levac/Postmedia)

EXCLUSIVE: MacArthur not giving up

Clarke MacArthur has returned to the ice at the Canadian Tire Centre because he’s not ready to shut the door, throw in the towel or extinguish the fire that burns deep inside to pull on his No. 16 jersey again.

Dave Dawson/The Packet & Times Hannah Morris, right, and Jerica Obee have committed to play women’s field lacrosse at Division 1 schools in the United States. Morris will play at Canisius College in Buffalo, while Obee will join the St. Bonaventure Bonnies in Olean, N.Y. Both started playing at a young age and shone together on two provincial championship-winning teams last summer.

Two Lady Kings drafted south

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.

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