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Submitted Quintin Hoch-Bullen helped Orillia Secondary School win a silver medal at this summer’s provincial high-school championship and led her Orillia Lady Kings U19 team to an undefeated season that climaxed with a provincial championship in a dramatic comeback the Orillia teen sparked. She is one of three nominees for the city’s 2016 Orillia Athlete of the Year award.

Lacrosse star exudes leadership

Editor’s note: Three accomplished athletes have been nominated as Orillia’s top athlete for 2016. The Packet & Times is profiling the nominees. Today, we feature Quintin Hoch-Bullen.

SUBMITTED From left to right, Carly Widmer, Tosh Aggarwal, Meghan Wilson and Maggie May Smith recently competed in a varsity level race in Guelph.

Channel Cats explore university swim options

Four members of the Orillia Channel Cats Swim Club in Grades 11 and 12 recently had the opportunity to race against varsity-level swimmers from University of Guelph, Wilfred Laurier and University of Waterloo. University of Guelph invites clubs from the region every year who are in Grades 11 and 12 to compete in a one-day meet in early January.

Aiesha Aggarwal/Submitted photo Jasmin Aggarwal had an outstanding year competing in triathlons and duathlons in 2016, capping her stellar season by racing to a third-place finish in her age group at the International Triathlon Union Duathlon World Championship in Spain. She is shown cycling in that event and, after the race, wearing her coveted medal. Aggarwal, who has qualified to race for Team Canada at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in the Netherlands this fall, is one of three nominees for the 2016 Orillia Athlete of the Year award.

Triathlete in the running

Editor's Note: Three accomplished athletes have been nominated as Orillia's top athlete for 2016. Over the next three days, The Packet & Times will profile the nominees starting today with Jasmin Aggarwal.

Rob Town, an Olympic-calibre track and field athlete shown above competing in the hurdles in the mid-1970s. SUBMITTED

HOF inductees announced

A behind-the-scenes heavyweight in boxing and three outstanding athletes who honed their skills in their hometown and went on to represent Orillia with distinction on the provincial and national stage will be inducted into the Orillia Sports Hall of Fame in April.

SUBMITTED From left to right are Jakob Loewen, Esmee Rosati, Hayley French and Blythe Wieclawek. The four Channel Cat members attended a provincial fundamentals swim camp in December.

Swim team members attend training camp

Four members of the Orillia Channel Cats Swim Club participated in a training camp held in conjunction with the Ontario Junior International Championships at the Scarborough Pan Am Centre. Swimmers 12 years old or younger who achieved two of the qualifying times were invited to attend. Jakob Loewen, Hayley French, Esmee Rosati and Blythe Wieclawek

Competitors chow down at a food truck during the Vans Hi-Standard Snow Series last year. This year's event kicks off at Mount St. Louis Moonstone on Jan. 14. SUBMITTED

Vans Hi-Standard Snow Series hits Mount St. Louis

Vans kicks off 2017 with the return of the Vans Hi-Standard Series, an international all-ages contest inviting snowboarders to showcase true style and expression in an exciting open-jam format. With five stops in Canada, a new stop in Switzerland and a grand finale in California, the Vans Hi-Standard global series will be touring across the U.S., C

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