If you are born with the name Billy-Bob, you better plan on racing cars or riding bulls. For nine-year-old Sierra View Elementary fourth grader Billy-Bob Chapin, it's the latter that caught his eye.
The Oakdale Leader's second annual all-sports preview detailing the varsity programs at Oakdale High and their respective schedules will appear in the upcoming Aug. 31 edition of the Oakdale Leader. Be sure to collect your hard copy of this special preview edition of The Leader.
A wave of personal bests, 'A' time standards, Junior Olympic qualifications and even Far Western nods were awarded to swimmers of the Oakdale Aquatics Club during the U.S.A. Swim Tuolumne Aquatics meet in Sonora from Aug. 5 to 7.
The highly successful year-round swim program, Oakdale Aquatics, nabbed dozens of superb times and tremendous finishes during a recent showdown in Sonora. To catch more results and a hoard of top results, catch the print edition of the Aug. 17 Oakdale Leader.
Some thrilling and aggressive play from Oakdale High girls water polo stars Shelby Stender and Cassie Lee propelled the under-16 Sonora/Oakdale (SOAK) Water Polo Club to a 19th place finish among 36 teams at the recent Swim Outlet Junior Olympics in Orange County.
The lockout is over, but the effects of a disgusting and greedy battle between overpaid athletes and their employers has painted a grotesque image onto the canvas of professional sports.
In all, 1,395 entries were made into 13 competing events at the National High School Rodeo Finals in Gillette, Wyoming from July 17 to 23.
Brad 'Bad Brad' McDonald of Oakdale MMA continues his 6-1 professional fight career with an anticipated showdown with MMA veteran Sergio Quinones during a Tachi Palace fight card in Lemoore on Friday.
Sac-Joaquin Section Bylaw 511.6 isn't nearly as lifeless and eerie as the image of a cow skull resting on the artificial turf at The Corral, but it certainly gets the point across.
If competitive Roshambo develops into a serious sport, don't be surprised to see Oakdale High sophomore Bailey Dryden practicing his rock, paper, scissors.
Stanislaus Aquaticz Swimmer and Oakdale resident Emily Bennett shined at the prestigious Come Up For Air swim tournament in Lake Tahoe on Saturday, July 23. With top swimmers packed into a competitive meet, Bennett improved several of her best times and landed four first place finishes to take second place in the high point awards for her 11-12 age group. She also qualified for Junior Olympics in several ...
Over 70 percent of Oakdale Gators youth swimmers saw improved times and 40 percent bested personal records in two or more events at the Mid Valley Swim League Championships on Saturday at the Oakdale Aquatic Center.
Oakdale High graduate Devin Combs is feeling awfully blue. This week as he packs his suitcases for college, Combs has to leave behind his Oakdale Mustang apparel and any other crimson attire. Red is the primary color for the Las Vegas Rebels, and as a member of the University of Nevada, Reno Wolf Pack, Combs can no longer sport the hues of the football team's hated rivals. "I was a big red guy, but now ...
It's official. Despite the respite a pool offers this summer, water polo is the hottest sport in Oakdale. The Oakdale Water Polo Club and SOAK (Sonora/Oakdale) teams have exploded to record numbers this summer, and saw an unexpected 18-deep roster of 12-and-under coed players for their host SOAK Tournament last weekend. In all, six SOAK teams joined the fray of 59 teams and 81 games across four venues on Saturday and Sunday last week. For ...
It's only fitting that the National High School Finals Rodeo this month has at least two entries from the Cowboy Capital of the World.
Sixty-five-year-old Modesto resident Bob Head understands his fellow man. The co-chair of the Classic Car Show at the 21st Annual Oakdale Chocolate Festival knows what a treat the gleaming rows of 90 dazzling automobiles can be on the eager eyes of any bloke. It's a sight that has altered the expression of countless men over the years. "The Car Show gives the males ...
The hulking frame of 6 foot, 2 inch 225-pound senior receiver/tight end Austin Jones made for a spectacular target for Oakdale High classmate Spencer Thomas, and will be an asset for Willamette University quarterbacks, going forward.
The senior to freshman connection of Jill Kahler to Madison Feuerstein was good for two thrilling scores and a 2-1 upset victory for Oakdale High's girls soccer team in the quarterfinal round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs on May 9.
Soren Dickens and Joe Guerrero glided to medals in their respective varsity and frosh-soph divisions of the 100 yard breaststroke to lead the Oakdale High swim team to a terrific season finale at the Sac-Joaquin Section Finals on Saturday.
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.
The raw athleticism of Oakdale High athletes was on emphatic display during Saturday's Valley Oak League track and field championships at Sierra High School in Manteca, as 12 varsity competitors earned tickets to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV-V Championships and 11 frosh-soph competitors won their events.
A cheery busload of Oakdale High students will arrive at Tokay High in Lodi on Thursday, May 9, for the first day of what has become the pinnacle moment of prep swimming - the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Championships.
Extra contests are a lock for Oakdale High softball, soccer and baseball players, who excelled in Valley Oak League action to earn a trip into the postseason. Following is a summary of recent action and a look at upcoming playoff games.
Mike House is not now, nor has he ever been a statistician.
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE - The fate of Oakdale High's varsity girls soccer team will be decided during Tuesday's showdown, April 30, at rival Sonora.
It doesn't get much better than this. The remaining contests on Oakdale High's Valley Oak League sports schedules are responsible for a bubbling anticipation of finality as the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs loom on the horizon. Following is a summary of recent action, with only Oakdale boys tennis (fourth place in the VOL) out of the postseason hunt. Baseball <p ...