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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.

Athletes chosen for Team Canada

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.

Allan Fournier/SUBMITTED Allison Marshall, right, was recently named one of Durham College's athletes of the year.

Marshall named athlete of the year

OSHAWA - Allison Marshall, of Orillia, was named a Durham College athlete of the year at their 47th annual Athletic Banquet Thursday night at the General W. Sikorski Polish Hall in Oshawa.

Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir skate their short dance at the world figure skating championships in Helsinki, Finland, on Friday, March 31, 2017. (Ivan Sekretarev/AP Photo)

Virtue, Moir poised for ice dance gold

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir took the ice nearly two hours before the final skaters in Friday’s short program at the world figure skating championships — a two-year hiatus from the sport had dropped them down the world ranking, leading to the early start.

SUBMITTED PHOTO Orillia’s Lisa Brooking represented Canada at the 2017 IAAF World Cross Country Championship recently in Uganda. Brooking finished 65th out of 100 athletes in the senior women’s division and was satisfied with her performance at her first world championship.

Brooking competes at worlds

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.

Submitted photo Orillia’s Stephen Graham is shown with retired Canadian figure skater Jamie Sale after winning a bronze medal at the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria.

Graham takes bronze

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.

Submitted photo The U17 Orillia Suns Nova squad struck gold at Saturday’s Ontario Volleyball Association U18 Bugarski Cup Tournament in Alliston. In the front row, from left, are Brittany Dunlop, Emma Barchum, Kenzie Bell, Anna DiBacco. Standing: Tony DiBacco (interim coach), Dom DeFrancesco, Olivia Burnie, Karley Rimkey, Maddy Redwood, Kylie Bourque, Dana Long, Stu Burnie (coach) and Robin De Francesco (manager) Missing: Ed Millard (head coach) and Kelsie Marsh.

Suns shine at tournament

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.

Team Canada fans cheer on the Canadian Olympic men's hockey team at the Shark Club Sports Bar and Grill in Calgary on Feb. 19, 2014. (Stuart Dryden/Postmedia Network/Files)

Small sports bars could be hit hard

One problem with trying to charge establishments that show televised sports more money for those broadcasts is that it leads to a weird philosophical debate: What exactly is a sports bar?

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