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SUBMITTED The Channel Cats in Markham recently.

Cats break club records at event

The Orillia Channel Cats Swim Club recently competed at the Ontario Team Challenge Championship meet held in Markham at the Pan Am Pool. Each club is limited to taking 40 swimmers. The Channel Cats placed fifth out of 28 clubs from across Ontario.

A LaFleche Roofing Limited base runner rounds third and heads for home following a ball hit to the outfield in Ladies action Saturday at Bayview Park. This year’s tournament saw 30 teams competing spread out across men’s, ladies and co-ed divisions. JAMES EVANS/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET & TIMES

GALLERY: Play ball

The Annual Orillia Early Bird Tournament saw all six major Orillia diamonds playing host to games and despite all the recent poor weather over the past two weeks, the City of Orillia had all the diamonds maintained and in great playing condition. This year's tournament saw 30 teams competing spread out across men's, ladies and co-ed divisions.

Dave Dawson/The Packet & Times Spencer Potter, 70, rebounded from a devastating heart attack to return to competitive squash and narrowly missed a bronze medal this weekend at the Canadian Squash Championship in Toronto. He is one of 32 athletes of varying ages and abilities who regularly play in the YMCAís squash league.

Healthy competition

In sports, in every game, there are winners and losers. But in life, as Spencer Potter can attest, it's not always so black and white.

Submitted photo Orillia’s Nic Langman and Jessica McCutcheon will represent the Black Lotus Kickboxing Club and Canada at this summerís Intercontinental Team Championship in South Africa. The local athletes have been selected for the Canadian National Amateur Kickboxing team and are looking for community support to help raise the money necessary to attend the international competition.

Athletes chosen for Team Canada

A pair of local athletes will represent Orillia and Canada at the upcoming Intercontinental Team Championship in South Africa. Nic Langman and Jessica McCutcheon have been selected for the Canadian National Amateur Kickboxing team that will compete at the prestigious event this summer.

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