Sports Soccer

Orillia and District Soccer Club AGM

The Orillia and District Soccer Club will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Nov. 29 at the Rotary Place tournament room at 7 p.m. All members are invited to attend. Nominations are open for President, Treasurer, Referee-in-Chief, Director of House League Developmental, Director of House League Youth, Director of Media Relations and Technic

Dave Dawson The Packet & Times Sebastian Chiaramida was recognized as an outstanding soccer coach – one of just two in the nation – by Allstate Canada as part of a special ceremony Wednesday night at Ramara Centre. The long-time Ramara Soccer Club coach was presented the award by, from left, Kate Lewis (Allstate agency manager), Diana Matheson (Canadian Olympic soccer player) and Suzy Ferdinand (president of Ramara Soccer Club.)

Local soccer coach honoured

Orillia's Sebastian Chiaramida is one of just two soccer coaches from across the country to be recognized by Allstate Canada as part of their recognition program with the Canadian Soccer Association.

A Patrick Fogarty defender tries to get body position on a Stinger forward during spirited first-half action. DAVE DAWSON/THE PACKET & TIMES

Senior boys soccer action

The Catholic School Athletics of Simcoe County senior boys' soccer schedule wrapped up its regular season Thursday afternoon on a wind-swept soccer pitch at Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School. The visiting St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School Stingers (Tottenham) earned a 2-0 victory, scoring a back- breaking second goal late in the c

In this Dec. 19, 2014 file photo then FIFA President Sepp Blatter attends a news conference in Marrakech, Morocco. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)

Sepp Blatter's bribery case opens

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter is now facing a bribery case, and one of his former vice-presidents was fined more than $1 million in a separate investigation into kickbacks.

Megan Rapinoe (right), seen here playing for the U.S. against Sweden during the 2016 Rio Olympics, took a knee during the national anthem before playing in a NWSL game on Sunday in Chicago. (Eraldo Peres/AP Photo)

Soccer star kneels during anthem

U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe knelt during the national anthem Sunday night before the Seattle Reign’s 2-2 tie with the Chicago Red Stars in the National Women’s Soccer League.

Julian de Guzman of Canada battles for the ball with Richard Dixon of Panama during the first half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup match at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on July 14, 2013. (Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Coach Floro insists Canada will find result

SAN PEDRO SULA — If “Hell” formed a soccer squad, it would host fixtures inside a venue resembling Honduras’ Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano, a rusty monstrosity that looks like a relic from another time.

SUBMITTED PHOTO From left to right, on top Carmine Barcelona, Kaitlyn Roberts, Krystal Priddle, MacKenzie Monaghan, Claire Lassaline and Taylor Rich. From left to right, middle are Grace Dobson, Abby Whalen, Avery Dobson, Sara Bennett, Gabriella Chiaramida and Madi Duffy. In front is Coach Sebastian Chiaramida. Missing from the photo are Elaine Treash, Marley Atkinson and Emily Mayhew.

U14 girls win Huronia Cup

The Theo's Eatery Ramara Rockettes U14 Girls capped off a stellar year by winning the Huronia Cup 9-1 over South Simcoe United.

Submitted Orillia’s Kaitlyn Bergsma is one of 27 officials from across the province chosen to referee matches this weekend at the Ontario Summer Games.

Calling the shots

A long-time local soccer referee has scored an officiating job at this weekend's Ontario Summer Games.

Rockettes headed to finals

In the Huronia District Youth Cup U14 division, the Theo's Eatery Ramara Rockettes soccer team defeated Wasaga Beach 6-0 to qualify for the finals, which will take place Aug 28.

Orillia Ladies Soccer League results

2nd century Source for Sports lost 5-3 to Back to Function. Scoring for 2nd Century were Jilla Schwartz, Kelly Peddle and Rhonda Montgomery. Scoring for Back to Function were Beth Stewart, with two, and Leonine Blum and Kristina Stewart with one each. (Name for other scorer not provided.)

SUBMITTED The Ramara Rockets U15B team defeated Collingwood United Soccer Club 3-0 to cap a strong stretch in which the Rockets have won three of four games to get back to .500.

Rockets bouncing back

The Ramara Rockets U15B soccer team continues to prove heart, hustle and believing in one another can help them soar above any obstacles put in their path.

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