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.
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.
Recent Oakdale High graduates have another chance to extend the legacy of their prep careers before leaving high school memories in their dust.
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.
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.
I could watch Brad Pitt solve a crossword puzzle for three hours.
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.
Over 230,000 students from 190 different high schools make up the prestigious athletic conference known as the Sac-Joaquin Section.
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.
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.
The tenacity of Oakdale High junior Dezirae Pennington can be measured in feet and inches.
The Vista del Lago High varsity baseball team could field a starting lineup of 11 athletes who played football for the Eagles in 2012.
Sixty-five-year-old Modesto resident Bob Head understands his fellow man.
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.