Two Orillia wrestlers grappled to national titles at the 2017 Canadian Wrestling Championship held at Brock University on the weekend.
Dave Dawson, Orillia Packet & Times
For the Millwood Logistics novice AE Terriers, Saturday's game at the Milton Sports Centre was their Stanley Cup final. And the local group of eight and nine year olds didn't disappoint, playing like champions in a dominant 5-1 win that earned them a coveted Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) championship.
Against long odds, the Lakehead University women's varsity indoor soccer team made history this week, earning their first win and scoring a berth in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) championship.
The Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School girls hockey team is back on top.
After a dispiriting home-ice loss Thursday night, it looked like a chance to win an Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) title had slipped from the grasp of the Millwood Logistics novice Terriers.
The St. Joseph's Catholic High School girls hockey team earned a measure of revenge Thursday as they upset Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School 3-1 to win the Catholic School Athletics of Simcoe County (CSASC) A/AA championship title at Rotary Place.
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The Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School senior girls' volleyball team extended their extraordinary run of dominance last week when they won their unprecedented fifth straight Georgian Bay Secondary Schools Association (GBSSA) championship.
Orillia's Chris McIsaac is Canada's top collegiate wrestler in his weight class. The powerful 5'7" technically-proficient wrestler went undefeated at the 2017 U Sports Wrestling Championship in Winnipeg on the weekend to earn the gold medal in the 61-kilogram division, helping Brock University sweep to the team title at the national event.
Orillia's Allison Marshall was named the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) volleyball player of the year at the 2017 OCAA Women's Volleyball Championship in Windsor on the weekend.
Twin Lakes Secondary School graduate Sean Clendinning capped his improbable four-year varsity basketball career in style Saturday, putting an exclamation point on an impressive Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) run of hard-court dominance.
Save Oro is at it again.
A rocky roller-coaster season came to a screeching halt for the Davenport Subaru Terriers Sunday night as the Penetang Kings roared back from a 3-1 series deficit to win three straight games – two in overtime – to eliminate Orillia from the post-season.
The high-flying Twin Lakes Thunderbirds are queens of the high-school volleyball court.
Athletes from Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School captured the school's first-ever Georgian Bay Secondary School Association wrestling championship this week, edging out their local rival to garner the regional crown.
After letting a comfortable 21-point lead slip through their grasp, the Orillia Secondary School senior boys' basketball team was in danger of seeing their stellar season come to a heart-breaking demise Tuesday.
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Bring on the Kings.
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In what was likely a first-round playoff preview, the Davenport Subaru Orillia Terriers did little to strike fear into their prospective opponents Wednesday night, falling 7-3 to the visiting Alliston Hornets in an uninspiring effort at Rotary Place.