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
Dave Dawson, Orillia Packet & Times
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.
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.
For the first time in the school's history, Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School is fielding a boys' baseball team this spring.
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.
Orillia was the centre of the wrestling universe Friday - at least for local elementary school-aged students.
Orillia's Kyle Heitzner has been named the Barrie Colts' representative for the 2016-17 OHL Scholastic Team - an honour the first-year OHL player is proud of.
Michael Montgomery began playing lacrosse when he was three. By the time he turned six, he had moved up to rep lacrosse and has never looked back.
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.
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.
The Tryon Construction Atom B Hawks made history in Mississauga this weekend, becoming the first local girls hockey team to win an Ontario Women's Hockey Association provincial title in any division or any age group.
An innovative new course, that features a date with the Toronto Raptors, has proven to be a slam dunk for students at Twin Lakes Secondary School.
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.
Orillia's Lisa Brooking, proudly wearing a red-and-white Canada crest on her chest, lived out her dream in the searing heat and humidity of Kampala, Uganda on the weekend. The former Orillia Athlete of the Year represented her hometown and her country at the 2017 IAAF World Cross Country Championship.
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.
Orillia speed skater Stephen Graham earned a bronze medal and local coach Tracey Zwiers helped Canadian figure skaters make a record medal haul at the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria last weekend.
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.
The U17 Orillia Suns Nova volleyball team captured the gold medal at the season-ending Ontario Volleyball Association U18 Bugarski Cup Tournament in Alliston on the weekend.
Two Orillia wrestlers grappled to national titles at the 2017 Canadian Wrestling Championship held at Brock University on the weekend.
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.