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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.

Noah Man, an OSS student, invited to join elite team

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

Dave Dawson/The Packet & Times Orillia forward Ben Schryer managed to get in behind the Stayner defence and got a Grade A scoring opportunity that was foiled by Siskins goalie Zach Levac. Moments later, Schryer scored to give the Terriers a short-lived 1-0 advantage. Stayner cruised to a 14-1 win over the Terriers in a Wednesday night contest at Rotary Place.

Orillia team currently sitting in last place in division

There was a moment, with six minutes left in the second period, that aptly summarized the very short season, to date, for the Subaru of Orillia Terriers. While on a power play, the sloppy Terriers surrendered a two-on-one that ended in another goal for Stayner and further deepened the hole the home side found themselves in.

Submitted photo The Parry Automotive U19A Lady Kings represented Orillia well at a weekend fall ball tournament at Niagara University in Lewiston, N.Y. The Lady Kings went 2-2 playing against elite-level competition from both sides of the border. In the top row, from left, are Cassidy Morris, Kennedy Lynch and Amy Curran. Bottom: Kallista Jacobs, Logan Ross, Jerica Obee, Morgan Vickers, Paige Stachura and Hannah Morris.

Orillia goes 2-2 at elite-level competition

The Parry Automotive Orillia Lady Kings U19A lacrosse team travelled to Niagara University in Lewiston, N.Y. over the weekend to compete in a seven-versus-seven fall ball women's lacrosse tournament. It was an opportunity for the team's core group of players who will be returning to the team next summer to hone their skills and see how they match u

Dave Dawson/The Packet & Times Orillia’s Wil Skalosky impressed in his debut Friday night, as he beat Schomberg goalie Albert Parente with this laser from the short-side. Despite some strong play from the Terriers’ rookie forwards, the Cougars used a late surge to earn a 9-4 victory at Rotary Place.

Terriers lose first two games of regular-season play

A lack of depth and a wealth of inexperience proved to be a deadly combination for the Subaru of Orillia Terriers on the weekend as the club was drubbed in its first two games of the 2017-18 Provincial Junior Hockey League season.

Aiesha Aggarwal/Submitted Jasmin Aggarwal is a model of determination on the cycling course at the International Triathlon Union World Duathlon Championship held recently in Penticton, B.C.

Jasmin Aggarwal was nominated as Orillia’s Athlete of the Year in 2016

For four weeks this spring, Jasmin Aggarwal was forced to wear a cast on her right leg. In July, she suffered a concussion following a harrowing crash in a cycling race. It might have put the brakes on competition for many. But the driven Orillia athlete refused to give up.

Orillia Terriers coach and general manager Keith Penna welcomes 16-year-old Ben Schryer to the fold after signing the local forward to a player’s card. Schryer, a Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School student, said he is looking forward to the challenge of moving from AAA to Jr. C hockey. (Dave Dawson/The Packet & Times)

Orillia’s Ben Schryer, 16, makes jump from AAA to Jr. C hockey

New coach and general manager Keith Penna is beginning to put his stamp on the Subaru of Orillia Terriers. The local Jr. C squad signed a pair of players last week, adding size and youth to a team that is looking to rebound from back-to-back disappointing seasons.

Dave Dawson/The Packet & Times Kids of Steel race director Jeff Vibert gives some last-minute instructions to the 4-5-year-olds lined up on Couchiching Beach to start their race. About 175 youths competed in various age groups.

Weather puts a damper on Kids of Steel

Dark clouds swirled and rain came down in wind-blown sheets just as the annual Kids of Steel was set to begin Saturday afternoon at Couchiching Beach Park. It was not ideal weather for an event aimed at encouraging kids to participate in a triathlon.

Submitted Five Orillia Lady Kings players were selected to play for Team Ontario at the U19 Women’s Field Lacrosse National Championship in Halifax, where the team won its second straight Canadian title. From left are Orillians Emily Van Kessel, Jordan Kummer, Abbi England, Hannah Morris and Kaiti Van Kessel.

Five Orillia players helped Team Ontario go undefeated in national championship

A quintet of Orillia Lady Kings helped Team Ontario reign at the recent Canadian Lacrosse Association U19 Women's Field Lacrosse National Championship in Halifax, N.S. Team Ontario went undefeated en route to winning the Canadian title, as they dominated teams from Nova Scotia, Alberta and B.C.

Submitted Oro-Medonte’s Peter Disera celebrates after winning the elite men’s division at the 2017 Canadian Mountain Bike Championship in Canmore, Alta. Disera hopes to make Canada’s Olympic team for 2018.

Cyclist wins elite title

Horseshoe Valley's Peter Disera won the elite men's division at the 2017 Canadian Mountain Bike Championship in Canmore, Alta., on the weekend.

Dave Dawson The Packet & Times An Orillia Lady Kings midfielder tries to get her stick on a loose ball during first-half action against Toronto Beaches in U15 division action Saturday at the West Orillia Sports Complex. The Lady Kings won 9-2 to continue their strong season in the A division.

Orillia hosts league tournament

Orillia was the centre of the universe for Ontario Women's Field Lacrosse on the weekend as the West Orillia Sports Complex became the headquarters for league action on both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, 13 teams competed in the U15 age group - six in the A division (including the Orillia Lady Kings) and seven in the B division. On Sunday, team

Dave Dawson/The Packet & Times Pat Morris addresses members of the Orillia Parry Automotive U19 Lady Kings team during a timeout at this week's contest against Oshawa. Morris said he feels the Lady Kings, buoyed by tournament success in Pennsylvania and a return to form in league play, are rounding into shape as they prepare to defend their provincial championship in August.

Team earns 8-7 win on Monday, looking toward provincials

In the golden glow of an undefeated season that was capped by a provincial championship, expectations were sky high for the Orillia Parry Automotive Lady Kings U19 team as it entered this year's Ontario Women's Field Lacrosse (OWFL) season.