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Beat the tax blues with easy exercises

For many people April is an emotionally taxing month, as we feel mounting pressure to get our IRS returns completed and submitted on time. It may not be a coincidence that April is also the National Stress Awareness Month, during which light is shed on dangers of unmanaged stress, as well as successful coping strategies. […]

Comments Off / April 06, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Varsity volleyball wins two, loses two

SPIKED — Trent Stigerts prepares to rocket the ball past defenders at the tournament Saturday. Courtesy photo

The Oak Ridge boys varsity volleyball team played at the Brian Nolan tournament at Granite Bay High School April 2 and equally split their victories and loses. The Trojans started out string, handily defeating Elk Grove 25-3 and 25-11 and winning against Nevada Union 25-23 and 25-23. The match against De La Sal proved more difficult and the […]

Comments Off / April 05, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

The travel guy: Looking for something different? Try rolling on the river!

Michael Downer

When most people think about a cruise these days, they visualize a behemoth of a an ocean liner zipping from one crowded port to another. There is another way to cruise that provides an experience completely apart from this image, while still pampering passengers with luxury and exceptional service. It is called river cruising, and it […]

Comments Off / April 05, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Oak Ridge lacrosse outdueled by Granite Bay

By Tyler Schmidt The Oak Ridge varsity boys lacrosse team hosted Granite Bay in a league game Friday. Despite the Trojans’ rowdy cheering section, Oak Ridge fell to the Grizzlies 11-5. Granite Bay came out hot and scored three goals in the first eight minutes — the third of the three on a great long-range shot from the […]

Comments Off / April 04, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge Odyssey team headed to Maryland

Courtesy photo

The Oak Ridge High Odyssey of the Mind team is going to the 2011 World Finals in May. They placed in the state finals on March 26 in Brentwood and will travel to the University of Maryland for the World Finals, May 26-31. The team of six freshmen impressed the judges with an imaginative demonstration of […]

Comments Off / April 04, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Track athletes set personal records at Bronco Invitational

GOIGN THE DISTANCE — Bryce Williams runs his leg of the the 4 x 100 meter relay at the Bella Vista Bronco Invitational Saturday. Williams, a member of the frosh/soph team, helped his team place fourth in the event. Courtesy photo

The Oak Ridge track & field teams brought home a hefty chest full of medals from the Bella Vista Bronco Invitational on April 2. Many athletes set personal records in their events. The varsity girls placed first with 84 points and the varsity boys tied for third with Lincoln of Stockton with 38 points. The frosh/soph boys placed […]

Comments Off / April 04, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Bruins fall to Trojans in varsity volleyball match

SMACK DOWN — Trent Stigerts attacks the ball during a Trojans' game against the Ponderosa Bruins. The Oak Ridge varsity team won the match in three games. Courtesy photo

The Oak Ridge boys varsity volleyball team played beat the Ponderosa Bruins in three games. The Trojans stomped the Bruins 25-17, 25-18 and 25-20 thanks to 13 kills from Jonathan Tuttle, 19 assists from Connor Dunham and 11 digs from Nate Lambert. The team is next headed for the Brian Nolan Tournament at Granite Bay High School on April […]

Comments Off / April 01, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »