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Oak Ridge loses big to Jesuit

By Tyler Schmidt Coming off  a two-game winning streak, the Oak Ridge baseball team hoped to keep the good times rolling against Jesuit Thursday. Instead, the game turned into one-sided Delta River League loss with Jesuit rapping out 14 hits en route to a 14-3 victory over the Trojans. Despite the cold, gusting winds and […]

Comments Off / April 08, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Ocean Fest teaches kids about conservation

Walk the Talk members Danielle Jolette, Emily Kopania, and Sumega Mandadi pose with the WaTa group logo during a club meeting. WaTa, founded by Emily, is hosting an event called Ocean Fest, where elementary school students will learn about ocean conservation through fun and games. Courtesy photo

By Devin McDonald Local elementary school students will soon get the rare opportunity to learn about ocean conservation—from other students. As part of Emily Kopania’s Girl Scout Gold Award project, students from Oak Ridge High School’s own ocean conservation club Walk the Talk, or WaTa, will host the first Ocean Fest on April 30. At […]

Comments Off / April 07, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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 »