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Long-time local golfer celebrates her first hole in one

Long-time local golfer celebrates her first hole in one

Celeste Heintzman Ryter enjoyed a fortuitous bounce to record the ace at Hawk's Island at Hawk Ridge Golf Club
Local slo-pitch lover makes pitch for a return to diamonds

Local slo-pitch lover makes pitch for a return to diamonds

Mike Borrelli has petitioned the city to overturn their decision not to book diamonds this summer; 'The demand is there from the avid adult athlete'
Orillia Minor Hockey hoping to run 'modified' hockey season

Orillia Minor Hockey hoping to run 'modified' hockey season

Organization is planning 3-on-3 or 4-on-4 league for house league, rep players; 'We want our members to know we’re committed to having hockey,' says official
Persistence pays off as long-time local golfer hits hole-in-one

Persistence pays off as long-time local golfer hits hole-in-one

Orillia's Bob Smith has been golfing for more than 50 years; He achieved his feat this week at Hawk Ridge
'True grit' helps Channel Cat swimmer win inaugural award in memory of Elaine Thompson

'True grit' helps Channel Cat swimmer win inaugural award in memory of Elaine Thompson

Even though the pandemic has kept swimmers out of the pool, 'there was still a need to take the time to recognize our swimmers,' coach said
Captain Clutch leaves his mark on pitch, court at Patrick Fogarty

Captain Clutch leaves his mark on pitch, court at Patrick Fogarty

Kallum Holdsworth scored three straight game winners to help his team make history; 'I knew I had to rise up and be the guy to lead our team,' says striker
Orillia golfer takes his game to next level on NCAA circuit

Orillia golfer takes his game to next level on NCAA circuit

'I’ve really enjoyed the challenge of trying to take my game to the next level,' says Joe MacNeil who has shone at Missouri school
Loss of commute creates an early-morning explorer

Loss of commute creates an early-morning explorer

With pandemic forcing Chris Tomasini to work from home, he has expanded his horizons for staying active
Patrick Fogarty grad covering his bases while chasing his diamond dreams

Patrick Fogarty grad covering his bases while chasing his diamond dreams

Yojairo Juan's introduction to organized baseball was with the Orillia Royals; he is now eyeing college-level opportunities
Pandemic strikes out Orillia slo-pitch season

Pandemic strikes out Orillia slo-pitch season

League cancels 2020 season but hopes to host tournaments later in summer