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Local athlete rides through mud, rain to capture national title

Local athlete rides through mud, rain to capture national title

Gunnar Holmgren won U23 men's title, while other local athletes also shone on national mountain-biking stage
Basketball refs needed as high school hoops season begins

Basketball refs needed as high school hoops season begins

The B&DABO is currently recruiting basketball officials to referee games across the county
Orillia Lawn Bowling Club celebrates successful season <b>(5 photos)</b>

Orillia Lawn Bowling Club celebrates successful season (5 photos)

Despite challenges of COVID, it was a successful season, officials say, noting new members came on board while many improvements took place
Local curlers 'eager' to sweep into action after a year off the ice

Local curlers 'eager' to sweep into action after a year off the ice

'it’s kind of nice being able to socialize, meet some new people and be able to keep active for my physical and mental well-being,' said local curler
Coaches ready to 'bring sports back' to Orillia's high schools

Coaches ready to 'bring sports back' to Orillia's high schools

'I think the school’s culture has had a big piece missing without sports,' says Orillia Secondary School athletic director
Registration now open for Orillia Lakers house league program

Registration now open for Orillia Lakers house league program

After a hiatus due to the pandemic, basketball is back and will mark the Lakers move to their new home at the Orillia Recreation Centre
Lightning sink Lakers twice to move into first place <b>(6 photos)</b>

Lightning sink Lakers twice to move into first place (6 photos)

The local U14 soccer squad improved to 9-2 on the season after a pair of 'gutsy' performances against stingy North Bay squad
Hockey's back! OHL Colts kick off exhibition season tonight

Hockey's back! OHL Colts kick off exhibition season tonight

Quartet of NHL draft picks are locks to make Barrie's lineup, but there are still several question marks; Colts host Owen Sound Attack tonight
Hurry hard! Orillia Curling Club returning to the hack this fall

Hurry hard! Orillia Curling Club returning to the hack this fall

'Curling is also a very social sport and a great way to meet new people,' said club official, noting season will start off with clinic Oct. 12
Local senior striving to raise money for OSMH, encourage fitness

Local senior striving to raise money for OSMH, encourage fitness

'Whether it’s hiking, running, or even mountain biking on the trails, it’s important for seniors to keep active,' says organizer of Sept. 16 Fit to Live event