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Submitted photo Orillia Lady Kings player Quintin Hoch-Bullen, who was in an initial pool of 80, chosen from more than 125 of the country’s top field lacrosse stars, is now among the final 25 players in the running to play for Team Canada at the 2017 Women’s Lacrosse World Cup. Hoch-Bullen, 17, is among the youngest players still in the hunt for a spot; the roster will be pared to 18 prior to this summer’s event.

Hoping to make the final cut

Quintin Hoch-Bullen loves a challenge. So, despite being just 16 at the time, the talented and driven Orillia field lacrosse standout opted to fill out an application to play for Team Canada at the 2017 Women's Lacrosse World Cup.

Submitted Ten local field lacrosse players shone at the Ontario Summer Games last weekend. Three players helped their teams garner gold, while two local players settled for silver and one player paced her team to a silver medal. In addition, four Lady Kings were named team captains and seven were named all-stars. Those seven were, from left, Kassidy Morris, Morgan Vickers, Jordan Kummer, Hannah Morris, Jerica Obee, Tianna Reda and Paige Stachura.

Local athletes medal at games

Ten local field lacrosse players and two of their coaches recently capped a banner season for the Orillia Lady Kings program by helping their teams find success at the Ontario Summer Games in Mississauga.

SUBMITTED Some of the city's best field lacrosse players were recognized with awards during the Orillia Lady Kings' year-end banquet recently.

Lady Kings honoured at year-end banquet

The Orillia Lady Kings recently capped their successful field lacrosse season with a year-end awards banquet at the Hawk Ridge Golf and Country Club. Each team recognized its top players. The award recipients are as follows:

Submitted The Orillia KRS Crane midget Kings rode stellar goaltending and stifling defence as they went 6-0 to win the provincial championship last weekend in Whitby. In the back row, from left, are Jordan Roberts, Gray Sleep Carnahan, Sam Campbell, Ryan Koch, Ethan Quarrington, Mike Montgomery, Brett Sanderson, Nolan Pratt, Ryan Crowther (head coach) and Blake Mainer (assistant coach). In the front row: Kevin Matthews (trainer), Noah Quarrington (call-up), Justin Leblanc, Brett Castellani, Logan Matthews, Harry Leeman (call-up), Ryan Monkman and Jay Mainer (assistant coach). For Roberts, Koch, Matthews, Monkman, Carnahan, Campbell, Quarrington, Montgomery and Castellani, it was their final game of minor lacrosse. It is hoped many of them will move up to play for the Jr. B Kings next year.

Kings perfect at provincials

The Orillia KRS Crane midget Kings had something to prove when they competed at the provincial box lacrosse championship this past weekend in Whitby.

MEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES Orillia's provincial champion U19A Lady Kings field lacrosse team was treated to a ride through town on the 1968 Lafrance fire truck Thursday.

Special ride for champs

For many years, when a local sports team won a provincial or national championship, its players were honoured with a ride on a fire truck through downtown Orillia. However, in the late 1990s, that tradition ended as newer fire trucks were no longer manufactured with running boards players could stand on and concerns were raised about insurance and

Kings give back

The Orillia novice 1 Peterbilt Kings have had a busy lacrosse season but have taken time to give back to the community.

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Lady Kings fall in bronze-medal match

The Meridian Credit Union Orillia Lady Kings U19 B team shone at the Ontario Women's Field Lacrosse provincial championship on the weekend, qualifying for the final four before just missing a bronze medal.

Submitted photo Members of the Parry Automotive U19A Orillia Lady Kings were all smiles after the team capped a perfect season by winning the Ontario Women’s Field Lacrosse provincial championship in Oshawa. The team went 14-0 in the regular season and 5-0 at the provincial championship to garner gold.

Team caps perfect season

The Parry Automotive U19A Orillia Lady Kings made lacrosse history on the weekend. The talent-laden, driven Lady Kings capped a perfect regular season with five impressive wins at the Ontario Women's Field Lacrosse provincial championship to capture the gold medal and earn a provincial title - a first for an Orillia team.

SUBMITTED Players and coaches with the U11 Orillia Lady Kings field lacrosse team are all smiles after a successful season.

U11 Lady Kings win silver at provincials

OSHAWA -- They headed into the Ontario championship tournament ranked seventh in the province, but with some overtime heroics and clutch play, the Don Pepper Haulage and Sons U11 Lady Kings stunned their B Division rivals to bring home a well-deserved silver medal.

SUBMITTED Players and coaches with the U11 Orillia Lady Kings field lacrosse team are all smiles after a successful season.

Lady Kings end season with win, loss

The Don Pepper Haulage and Sons U11 Orillia Lady Kings field lacrosse team recently wrapped up the regular season and is excited about heading into this weekend's provincial championship ranked seventh overall in Ontario.

Submitted Ten local athletes from the Orillia Lady Kings field lacrosse program have been chosen to compete in the upcoming Ontario Summer Games. Players chosen are, from left, Linnea Ayers, Jerica Obee, Kassidy Morris, Hannah Morris, Kallista Jacobs, Jordan Kummer, Tianna Reda, Morgan Vickers, Paige Stachura and Kennedy Lynch. Orillia U19 coaches Pat Morris and Kelsi Pritchard have also been selected to coach at the event, which begins Aug. 11 in Mississauga.

Ten make cut for Summer Games

Ten local field lacrosse players have been chosen to compete in the upcoming Ontario Summer Games, the province's bi-annual Olympic-style showcase of amateur sports.

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