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Trojans stun Pleasant Grove with near no-hitter from Ales

ON HIS GAME — Trojan pitcher Austin Ales, seen here in an earlier game, struck out six, issued zero walks and allowed just two hits in seven strong innings against Pleasant Grove Monday. Village Life file photo by Pat Dollins.

By Justin Heinzer Starting pitcher Austin Ales threw a two-hit gem for Oak Ridge, humbling the previously undefeated Eagles 6-0 in Monday’s Delta River League varsity baseball matchup. Ales breezed through the first six innings, facing the minimum number of Eagle batters without yielding a single hit (a double-play in the second erased a runner […]

No Comment / April 12, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge track competes in Arcadia Invitational

RUNNERS UNITE —€” Antonio Arce, a former Palmdale High School cross country and track athlete coached by Rob Fairley and a former Notre Dame runner, left, hooks up with Oak Ridge senior Benji Xie, the captain of the track and cross country teams who set the school record for the 3,200-meter run at the Arcadia Invitational with a time of 9:13.61, and coach Rob Fairley. Courtesy photo

LOS ANGELES — Thirteen Oak Ridge track and field athletes competed at the prestigious Arcadia Invitational in Los Angeles April 8-9 against top competitors from around the nation. Benji Xie, Will Findlay and Shannon Trumbull turned in outstanding performances. Xie broke the school record in the 3,200-meter seeded race Saturday night, blazing eight laps in […]

No Comment / April 12, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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 […]

No Comment / 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 […]

No Comment / 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. […]

No Comment / 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 […]

No Comment / 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 […]

No Comment / April 05, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »