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ALL-STAR BASEBALL - Oakdale Foursome Lead East Team To Victory

With direct sunlight now absent from the immaculate baseball diamond at John Thurman field on June 8, ninth-inning temperatures dipped from their previous 110-degree mark to a welcoming 85 degrees.

June 12, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Rowdy Wrestlers Capture State Titles, Triple Crowns

If Smokey Bear says 'Only you can prevent forest fires', then the nine bronzed beasts captured by Oakdale Wrestling Club grapplers Lilly Freitas, Cesar Garza and Colby Harlan must have a similar message.

June 12, 2013 | Ike Dodson | Local Sports


DRAFTED!

June 10, 2013 | Oakdale graduate and UCLA junior Nick Vander Tuig was selected with the 192nd pick of the MLB draft. To read more catch the June 12 print edition of the Oakdale Leader. | Regional Sports


All Stars Slated For Looming Competition

Recent Oakdale High graduates have another chance to extend the legacy of their prep careers before leaving high school memories in their dust.

June 05, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


HAIL HANNAH! Freshman Discus Wonder Takes Seventh At State Track Meet

The easiest way to track the location of Oakdale High thrower Hannah Chappell at the 2013 California Interscholastic Federation State Track and Field Championships in Clovis was to listen closely to the murmuring whispers that followed her every move.

June 05, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Chappell 7th At State Track Meet

On June 1, Oakdale High freshman Hannah Chappell eclipsed the 134 foot mark four times and captured a boisterous 138-07 to end seventh in the discus finals at the California Interscholastic Federation State Track and Field Championships in Clovis.

June 03, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Out Of Bounds – Preparing For The Zombie Apocalypse

I could watch Brad Pitt solve a crossword puzzle for three hours.

May 29, 2013 | Ike Dodson | Local Columns


PENNANT PILE - Four Scores, Four Straight Section Titles For OHS Baseball

After fighting through the prep baseball season like a cagy lion for nearly five months, Oakdale High baseball coach Hondo Arpoika finally lost his edge during the final game of his illustrious career on May 27.

May 29, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


TITLE TOSS - Peterson, Chappell Soar To Section Titles, State Berth

Over 230,000 students from 190 different high schools make up the prestigious athletic conference known as the Sac-Joaquin Section.

May 29, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Bad Bounce Goal Ends Oakdale’s Soccer Season

Mother Earth proved particularly fond of the green and gold Rio Americano High Raiders on May 15 in the semifinal round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III soccer playoffs.

May 22, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Mustang Softball Players Cast Away From SJS Playoffs

Runners on Oakdale High's varsity softball team were left stranded more than Robinson Crusoe during the opening round of the Division IV Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs on Wednesday.

May 22, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


LEAP OF FAITH - Mustang Athletes Punch Tickets To Masters

The tenacity of Oakdale High junior Dezirae Pennington can be measured in feet and inches.

May 22, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Oakdale Plays For Shot At SJS Title Game Today

The Vista del Lago High varsity baseball team could field a starting lineup of 11 athletes who played football for the Eagles in 2012.

May 22, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Classic Car Show Is Auto Enthusiast’s Paradise

Sixty-five-year-old Modesto resident Bob Head understands his fellow man.

May 15, 2013 | Ike Dodson | Chocolate Festival 2014


Oakdale Student Wins World Cheer Championship

With the abdominal muscles of a Spartan warrior, the athleticism of a gymnast and a strange fiberglass boneyard indicative of a daring professional skateboarder, 12-year-old Oakdale Junior High student Savannah Manning may be the Cowboy Capital of the World's best young athlete.

May 15, 2013 | Ike Dodson | Regional Sports


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