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.
A come from behind win over Golden Valley advanced Oakdale High's summer baseball team into the semifinal round of the Oakdale hosted Vermulen Tournament on Saturday.
Five Oakdale baseball players, a Riverbank player and several more from Turlock met with Oakdale High graduate and current California State University, Berkeley pitcher Justin Jones earlier this month during the college World Series in Nebraska. They also saw Cal compete in the CWS, but Jones could not take the mound because of injury.
Cloverland Elementary student Caesar Garza, cousin to Oakdale High state qualifier Juan Garza, is blazing his own trail across the national wrestling mat and map.
Longtime Oakdale sports fans probably thought they would sooner see Batman and The Joker on a two-man bicycle than Oakdale and Sonora athletes on the same roster - but times - they are a changing.
A foursome can sometimes play a little slow.
While soft spoken and polite, 2011 Oakdale High graduate A.C. Brown is anything but timid. During Saturday's 38th Annual Lions All-Star Football game at the University of the Pacific, Brown delivered a crushing hit to East Union graduate Teejay Gordon, leaving the Lancer star slumped to the turf for several minutes before he was whisked to the hospital for stitches to his exposed chin. Brown, a linebacker for the South, delivered the legal hit just ...
Morgan Kinyon's goal is to have no goals.
If 2009 Oakdale High graduate Justin Jones takes the mound this weekend for the University of California, Berkeley at the 2011 NCAA Division Baseball Championships, he could have a rowdy local cheering section all his own.
With eight youth swim teams vying for top honors in a host of events across several age divisions at the Oakdale Aquatic Center, the host Gators stretched to achieve top honors in four races on Saturday during the annual Oakdale Invitational.
Exactly one week before the Oakdale Gators Youth Swim team hosts its annual Oakdale Invitational, local swimmers proved they weren't letting a little rain dampen their spirits.
Oakdale High varsity baseball coach, Hondo Arpoika, had some wise words of advice for his standout individuals this year.
The best home run hitter in Oakdale High softball history is even better on the mound. Four-year varsity ace and two-year Valley Oak League pitcher of the year, Brianna Parker, recently signed a letter of intent to play NCAA Division I softball at Texas Southern University on a partial scholarship. The commitment inks the 2011 graduate to join a quality program at the next level just months after she carried Oakdale into the consolation championships ...
Oakdale High thrower Marco Camacho and jumper Manny Hernandez came painstakingly close, but one by one all Mustang athletes fell just short of the state meet during action at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Track and Field Championships this past week.
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 ...