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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.

Lady Kings look ahead

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.

Indians end Kings’ season

Another promising season ended in deep disappointment for the Orillia Kings on the weekend as they were swept out of the playoffs by Akwesasne.

Akwesasne scored four times in the final period to rally back Sunday afternoon to win 10-9 which now gives the Indians a 2-0 game lead in the series. JAMES EVANS/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET & TIMES

Kings behind the eight ball

The Orillia Experience Nissan Kings entered this weekend in the driver's seat with a chance to score a pair of home-floor victories and seize an early stranglehold in their first-round playoff series against the Akwesasne Indians.

Kyler Acchione of the Barrie Bombers fends off a member of the Toronto Beaches during first-round peewee lacrosse action during Day 1 of the Anthony Acchione Memorial Classic taking place this weekend at the East Bayfield Community Centre in Barrie. Anthony Acchione, who died in 2015, was the founder of Barrie Minor Lacrosse Association. MARK WANZEL/PHOTO

Acchione tournament on all weekend

Kyler Acchione of the Barrie Bombers fends off a member of the Toronto Beaches during first-round peewee lacrosse action during Day 1 of the Anthony Acchione Memorial Classic taking place this weekend at the East Bayfield Community Centre in Barrie.

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Bulldogs tame Kings

Another slow start mixed with penalty troubles proved to be a deadly combination as Orillia's Experience Nissan Kings were dumped 10-6 by the host Halton Hills Bulldogs Thursday night.

Lakeshores win home-opener

The Barrie Lakeshores won their Ontario Junior 'A' Lacross League season home-opener on Sunday night with a 15-10 win over the Whitby Warriors at the Innisfil Recreational Centre.

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.

Perfect ending to Flames' season

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 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.

Flames burn Nighthawks

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.

Dave Dawson/The Packet & Times Twin Lakes Secondary School student Michael Montgomery was recently drafted in the second round by the Jr. A Peterborough Lakers. Montgomery, 16, will play for Orillia’s Experience Nissan Kings this year and hopes to move up to the Lakers next year. Montgomery and the Kings open their season April 29 with a 7 p.m. game at Rotary Place against Markham.

Kings star drafted to Lakers

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.

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