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Kings slide into playoffs

On paper, it looks like a David vs. Goliath matchup. The Orillia Experience Nissan Kings, who stumbled and sputtered down the stretch en route to compiling a 9-10-1 regular season record, will clash with the powerhouse Akwesasne Indians, who rolled to a 15-5 record, in the first round of the Ontario Lacrosse Association Jr. B playoffs.


Kings squeak into playoffs

It took a dramatic last-second goal in overtime and some help from another team, but, for the second straight year, Orillia's Experience Nissan Kings have qualified for the post-season.

SUBMITTED The Parry Automotive U19A Orillia Lady Kings went undefeated, earning a pair of victories and a dramatic deadlock, at this weekend’s Girls of Summer Classic tournament in Syracuse, N.Y. Despite missing captain Quintin Bullen, due to injury, Orillia shone against elite American teams. The local squad hopes to defend its provincial championship later this summer.

Lady Kings clean up in Syracuse

Despite missing Quintin Bullen, their captain and one of the best girls’ field lacrosse players in the province, the Parry Automotive U19A Orillia Lady Kings went undefeated on the weekend at The Girls of Summer Classic tournament in Syracuse, N.Y.

Crunch time for Kings

Three straight losses away from home have put a playoff berth in peril for the road-weary Orillia Experience Nissan Kings.


Bulldogs tame Kings

Another slow start mixed with penalty troubles proved to be a deadly combination as Orillia's Experience Nissan Kings were dumped 10-6 by the host Halton Hills Bulldogs Thursday night.

Jordon Roberts rushes down the floor during the third quarter of Sunday's Jr. B lacross tilt between Orillia and Nepean at Rotary Place. PATRICK BALES/THE PACKET & TIMES

Kings rally to earn split

Orillia's Experience Nissan Kings bounced back from a tough loss Saturday night when they rolled to an explosive 17-6 win over Nepean in a Sunday afternoon Ontario Lacrosse Association Jr. B contest at Rotary Place.

Kings ground Saints

The red-hot Orillia Experience Nissan Kings were sizzling Thursday night when they crushed the host Newmarket Saints 15-3 at the Ray Twinney Recreation Complex.

Kings topple two top teams

Goliath, meet David. Over the weekend, Orillia’s Experience Nissan Kings played the role of giant slayers, knocking off two of the top teams in the Ontario Lacrosse Association’s Jr. B ranks to solidify themselves as contenders.

Submitted Members of the Parry Automotive U19 Orillia Lady Kings played a friendly game against a team of former local lacrosse stars and local firefighters and members of the OPP Saturday night at the West Orillia Sports Complex. After the game, which raised more than $1,000 to help support local Special Olympics athletes, all of the players and officials, and some local Special Olympians, gathered to commemorate the contest, which is expected to become an annual event.

Charitable spirit reigns

It was a game in which the final score was an afterthought. But that doesn’t mean the game at the West Orillia Sports Complex was unimportant.

Submitted photo The Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School girls field lacrosse capped a perfect season by winning their second straight OFSAA crown this week. Coached by Pat Morris and Curtis Columbus, with help at OFSAA from Cheryl Heitzner, members of the championship team include Abbi England, Hannah Morris, Tianna Reda, Paige Stachura, Kiah Shanks, Jerica Obee, Abi Gregson, Hallie Clancy, Taiya Oxby, Amy Curran, Linnea Ayers, Kennady Blunt, Britney Marwick, Emilee Thompson, Abi Kunkel, Mikayla Kunkel, Amber Hoch-Bullen and Belle Bondy.

Perfect ending to Flames' season

Drenched by incessant rain, caked in mud, their bodies bruised and battered, the gratified smiles said it all: there is nothing more satisfying than the sweet taste of victory. And that's what the talented and determined girls of the Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School girls' field lacrosse team felt after two intense days of action this week


Kings move up the ranks

Orillia's Experience Nissan Kings are starting to round into shape as they try to overcome a slow start to the Ontario Lacrosse Association Jr. B season.

SUBMITTED The Orillia Kings U11 boys field lacrosse team rallied with a dominant second quarter to rally past the Brampton Excelsiors at the provincial championship this weekend. Orillia beat Brampton 10-8.

Lax squads take gold at tourney

A pair of Orillia boys' field lacrosse teams shone at the rain-soaked provincial championship on the weekend with the local U13 boys' squad putting an exclamation mark on the season-ending tournament by winning a gold medal as Ontario's top team in their age group.

JAMES EVANS/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET & TIMES Orillia’s Nevin King looks on as Cameron Murphy turns away a second period scoring chance from the Buzz in Saturday night lacrosse action at Rotary Place.

Kings split weekend at home

On a night when the goaltending was superb and the defence was solid, the offence sputtered for Orillia's Experience Nissan Kings as they lost a heart-breaking 9-8 decision Saturday night to the Oakville Buzz.

Submitted photo Members of both the Patrick Fogarty and Orillia Secondary School girls field lacrosse teams gathered for a group photo in honour of OSS coach Terry Bullen (back row, wearing toque) who is retiring at the conclusion of the school year. Fogarty won the game and will represent the region at OFSAA next week where they will be looking to win their second straight provincial high school title.

Flames head to OFSAA

The Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School girls' field lacrosse team wrapped up their dominant regular season Tuesday with three more wins and will enter next week's provincial championship as the No. 1 seed as they look to win their second straight Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association (OFSAA) crown.


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.

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