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.

Trio earns bronze at Pan Ams

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

Jaden Peca pokes the puck past Ottawa's Mathieu Foget. Peca had three assists as the Colts scored their biggest win in almost two years. MARK WANZEL/PHOTO

Colts crush 67's

Okay, so this isn't going to happen every single night. But opening up the season this way will allow fans plenty of license to dream.

Fighting Owls drop a hot one

Innisdale's Curtis King (86) recoils after taking a hard hit from Collingwood Fighting Owl's Ryan Saurty (25) and Mitch Stadeyk (8) in the opening game of the GBSSA senior boys football season. Innisdale proved to be too hot for the Owls winning 20-7.

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.

Terriers fall to Siskins

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.

J.P. Veillet/Submitted Tyler Davidson defies gravity, flawlessly pulling off what’s known as the “kiss of death” trick during a freestyle motocross demonstration. The Orillia native has turned his passion into a full-time job as a world-class, professional rider who performs all over the world.

Defying gravity

When Tyler Davidson was about 10 years old, his father bought him a motorbike. The youngster fell in love. He built makeshift wooden ramps in his backyard and learned to jump with style. Only the falling veil of darkness could get him to come inside.

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.

Lady Kings compete at U.S. tourney

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

Two points for Carson in win

Midhurst native Macauley Carson had a goal and an assist as his Sudbury Wolves defeated the Soo Greyhounds, 8-4, in pre-season Ontario Hockey League action on Saturday.

Men roll to road win

The Georgian Grizzlies men’s rugby team played their first road game of the season on Sunday against the Conestoga Condors at the Bill Struck Field in Cambridge.

Daniel Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks (right) and Oscar Fantenberg of the Los Angeles Kings fight for the puck during the NHL China preseason hockey game at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China, on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. (AP Photo)

Kings win first game in China

In the first NHL preseason game played in China, the Los Angeles Kings used a third-period scoring spurt to put away the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 on Thursday.

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