Lance Harvey's family tree is made of lassos.
Monday's make-up contest against visiting East Union, April 4, marked the first of four games in eight days for Oakdale High's varsity baseball team this month.
If you build it, they will come - and if you hit it, Rufus Santos will write it down.
From dominance in the pool to heartache on the links, there was no shortage of drama this past week in a barrage of action as Oakdale High spring sports athletes hungered for more success in the Valley Oak League after clear skies left room for dozens of contests across the prep schedule.
For additional photos and information on the Oakdale Baseball Association and Saturday's opening day, see Wednesday's print edition of the Oakdale Leader, April 6.
Oakdale community members rallied big contributions to support the Oakdale High Boosters Club Annual Dinner, Dance and Auction on March 5 at the FES Hall.
The event saw an impressive net proceeds of $16,825 to benefit OHS athletics.
A lull of absence from the soccer field following a barrage of rain left Oakdale's High's varsity soccer team a little rusty in a showdown at Lathrop last week, but the Lady Mustangs found their footing in a 4-0 shutout on the road in the March 23 contest.
Colton Farquer can tie-down a calf faster than most people tie their shoes.
Division I schools across the Central Valley and even Lowell High of San Francisco fell by the hands and feet of Oakdale athletes on Saturday at the Modesto Junior College Invitational.
The youngest fighter in the Ultimate Fighting Championship didn't wait long to earn notoriety for his ability to win exciting fights on the biggest stage of professional mixed martial arts in the world.
A continued barrage of March rain has forced Valley Oak League postponements for every sport at Oakdale High but the one that already gets wet - swimming.
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Like the U.S. Postal Service, neither rain, nor sleet … nor gale-force winds, nor blaring car alarms could keep the American Civil War Association from its expected date of a reenactment.
When it rains, it pours.
Daniel Dunning's sharp returns to opposing serves from Valley Oak League tennis players mirrors his likewise approach in the classroom.