Dave Dawson/The Packet & Times Team Canada’s Holly Lloyd, wearing her gold medal, gave an inspiring pep talk to about 200 young athletes who kicked off their girls’ field-lacrosse season Monday night at the West Orillia Sports Complex. In its 20th year, the program now has 200 house-league players and more than 100 playing on seven travel teams.

Twenty years on the field

In 1997, a small but determined group of 20 girls, without even a proper field to call their own, got together and formed an under-20 girls' field lacrosse team. A new sport was officially born in the Sunshine City.

Dave Dawson/The Packet & Times The Orillia Kings' Tyler Burnie deftly stickhandles the ball past a prone Markham defender during intense Jr. B lacrosse action Friday night at Rotary Place. The Kings won their home opener 11-7, then defeated Newmarket 12-9 Sunday night.

Kings win season opener

After the opening weekend of the regular season, the Orillia Kings sport twice as many wins as they managed in their entire Ontario Lacrosse Association Jr. B season a year ago.

Brandon Dhue, right, receives his Intercounty Baseball League championship ring from Barrie Baycats general manager Angus Roy on Saturday during a special team gathering at Tiff's Restaurant and Sports Bar. The Baycats were celebrating back-to-back IBL championships. MARK WANZEL/PHOTO

Ringing in the season

The Barrie Baycats handed out their championship rings for the 2015 Intercounty Baseball League season on Saturday.

Toronto Raptors Kyle Lowry looks for a spot in the second quarter of Game 7 in Toronto, Ont. on Monday May 2, 2016. (Jack Boland/Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network)

Raps GM Ujiri celebrates hard

The words came out of Masai Ujiri’s mouth in the hallway just outside the Raptors dressing room, loudly and proudly and with a sense of basketball satisfaction.

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