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Submitted photo The Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School girls field lacrosse capped a perfect season by winning their second straight OFSAA crown this week. Coached by Pat Morris and Curtis Columbus, with help at OFSAA from Cheryl Heitzner, members of the championship team include Abbi England, Hannah Morris, Tianna Reda, Paige Stachura, Kiah Shanks, Jerica Obee, Abi Gregson, Hallie Clancy, Taiya Oxby, Amy Curran, Linnea Ayers, Kennady Blunt, Britney Marwick, Emilee Thompson, Abi Kunkel, Mikayla Kunkel, Amber Hoch-Bullen and Belle Bondy.

Flames cap undefeated season with gold medal at OFSAA

Drenched by incessant rain, caked in mud, their bodies bruised and battered, the gratified smiles said it all: there is nothing more satisfying than the sweet taste of victory. And that's what the talented and determined girls of the Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School girls' field lacrosse team felt after two intense days of action this week

SUBMITTED The Orillia Kings U11 boys field lacrosse team rallied with a dominant second quarter to rally past the Brampton Excelsiors at the provincial championship this weekend. Orillia beat Brampton 10-8.

Lax squads take gold at tourney

A pair of Orillia boys' field lacrosse teams shone at the rain-soaked provincial championship on the weekend with the local U13 boys' squad putting an exclamation mark on the season-ending tournament by winning a gold medal as Ontario's top team in their age group.

Dave Dawson/The Packet & Times Tim Payne and Nancy Konyu are fixtures in the Carthew Bay area and can often be found running along the lakeshore or the nearby Oro-Medonte Rail Trail. The Oro-Medonte couple will be competing at the National Senior Games in Birmingham, Alabama next month.

Runners gearing up for nationals

A pair of local runners have qualified for the National Senior Games next month in Birmingham, Alabama. Tim Payne and his wife, Nancy Konyu, will be participating alongside 14,000 other athletes from all over the globe who will be going for gold in 20 different sports.

Dave Dawson/The Packet & Times Patrick Fogarty’s Abbi England, left, faces pressure from OSS defender Annie Lloyd and others during girls’ field lacrosse action Wednesday at the West Orillia Sports Complex. Fogarty dominated the season-opening contest, earning a 13-0 win. England led the offence and won almost every draw during the dominant performance.

Fogarty takes 13-0 win from rival OSS

Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School, the reigning provincial high- school girls' field lacrosse champion, opened defence of their Ontario title Wednesday with an impressive 13-0 win over their local rivals.

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.

Two Orillians made the 15-person team headed to South Africa

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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Terriers name new coach and GM

A new era is dawning for the Orillia Terriers. Randy Salmon, who coached the team in each of its first four seasons, has stepped down from his position and will be replaced by Keith Penna, who will become the club's new coach and general manager.

Dave Dawson/ The Packet & Times Chris Glover, director of student affairs at the Orillia campus of Lakehead University, centre, is flanked by male athlete of the year award winner Kareem Poonah and female athlete of the year Shai Kemp. The top prizes capped off the university’s annual athletic banquet Saturday night at Hawk Ridge Golf and Country Club.

Lakehead fetes tops athletes

Later this month, Shai Kemp will graduate from the Orillia campus of Lakehead University with an Honours Bachelor of Criminology degree, but the Prescott native will leave with much more than a piece of paper.

Submitted photo The Lakehead University women’s indoor soccer team earned a berth in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) championship at Redeemer University College in Ancaster that featured the province’s top 10 teams. In the front row, from left, are: Alana Rachner, Shai Kemp, Jess Langille, Brooke De Guilio, Kellie Parrott and Brianne Martin. In the back row: Chauntelle Palmer, Hayley Miskiw, Dusti Szabo, Alyssa Bernardi, Madison Leigh and Dustin Chung (coach).

Lakehead has strong showing at championships

After taking monumental strides this season, the Lakehead University Orillia women's indoor soccer team capped their history-making season by competing at the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) championship at Redeemer University College in Ancaster.

Submitted photo The Patrick Fogarty girls hockey team, reigning GB champs, won one of three games and picked up some valuable experience last week at the OFSAA championship in Stratford. Coached by Bill Bazinet and Dave Chambers, the team is comprised of Ally Graham, Paige Stachura, Linnea Ayers, Alexie Bell, Storm Cronk, Amy Curran, Abby Gregson, Jullian Hill, Kiah Shanks, Cora Thomas, Amber Weiss, Beth Wenzel and Jess Wenzel.

Patrick Fogarty has strong showing at OFSAA

Student athletes from Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School learned a valuable lesson last week when they faced off against the province's top female hockey teams.

Vivid Eye Photography/Submitted Orillia District Collegiate and Vocational Institute graduate Olivia DiBacco.

Wrestlers take national titles

Two Orillia wrestlers grappled to national titles at the 2017 Canadian Wrestling Championship held at Brock University on the weekend.

Submitted photo The Millwood Logistics novice AE Terriers defeated Milton 5-1 Saturday to sweep to a 3-0 series victory to win the coveted Ontario Minor Hockey Association championship. Coached by Jeff Hopkins and assistants Derek Mader and Sean Davidson and managed by Melissa French, members of the championship team include Kiefer Barlow, Jack Davidson, Lucas Denne, James French, William Hillyard, Jasper Holenski, Peyton Hopkins, Jackson Long, Emma Mader, Joshua May, Brock McKay, Austin McLeod-Donaldson, Jack North, Craig Scott, Eric Shellswell and Tyler Boychoff.

Millwood Logistics novice AE Terriers earn OMHA win

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.