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Submitted Peterborough’s Cory Johnston, pictured, teamed up with fiancée Kerrilee Delong to win the 30th annual Orillia Fall Challenge. The duo was tops among the 34 teams that competed in the two-day Competitive Sport Fishing League event Saturday and Sunday on Lake Couchiching.

Fall Challenge leaves local anglers reeling

When it comes to professional fishing, size matters. Just ask Cory Johnston, who teamed up with his fiancée, Kerrilee Delong, to capture the Competitive Sport Fishing League's (CSFL) Orillia Fall Challenge title on the weekend.

Dave Dawson/The Packet & Times Noah Man shows the form that helped him win a gold medal at the National Taekwondo Championships in Calgary and a bronze medal at the Pan Am Cadet and Junior Championship in Costa Rica. The Orillia Secondary School student, who began the martial art in 2010, has high hopes for a successful year in his final year of junior competition this year.

Trio earns bronze at Pan Ams

Noah Man, juggling many competing demands on his time, was thinking about quitting taekwondo, a sport he has been immersed in since he was eight. With one eye on the future, the teen knew it was important to keep working hard to maintain his 90% average, but he was also a member of two bands and had begun working at a local coffee shop to save for

Denis Shapovalov salutes the crowd after losing to Pablo Carreno Busta during the fourth round of the U.S. Open in New York on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017. (Julie Jacobson/AP Photo)

Shapovalov's surprising run comes to end

On his way back to the locker-room at Arthur Ashe Stadium, Denis Shapovalov dropped his bags on the court to stop and thank the crowd. He patted his heart and blew kisses to the fans who were giving him a standing ovation.

Dave Dawson/The Packet & Times Brian Gardy, left, and Brent Cotton have been named the Competitive Sport Fishing League’s Team of the Year for the second year in a row — a rare feat. The two have been fishing together for more than 15 years and liken their successful partnership to a good marriage.

Chums do it again

Confined together on a fishing boat for eight hours a day is not everyone's idea of a good time. And when the water roils, when you are being pelted by rain and buffeted by winds, when the fish prove elusive, it can be a recipe for disaster.

In this March 16, 2013, file photo, Georges St. Pierre, left, lands a blow to Nick Diaz during their UFC 158 fight in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

GSP signs to fight Bisping

TORONTO — Former welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre has confirmed he will make his long-awaited comeback against middleweight title-holder Michael Bisping on Nov. 4 at UFC 217 in New York’s Madison Square Garden.

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