It doesn't take much serious scrutiny to see why Oakdale High's varsity girls water polo is on the brink of another conference championship and run into the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE - Oakdale High's varsity volleyball team landed two big wins over top-tier division I opponents this week, while water polo, tennis, golf and soccer teams battled against opponents on their respective schedules.
A Friday excursion that started with a long trek to Aptos on the coast of California included a walk-through just beyond the beach for Oakdale High's varsity football team. Hours later Oakdale walked through upstart Aptos High with a triumphant 55-21 victory. The win over the well-disciplined Mariners, a classy Division III team from the Central Coast Section, was Oakdale's second straight over a well-respected program that qualified for the playoffs in 2010.
At first glance, the players opposite Oakdale High's freshman football team fit perfectly into the environment on The Corral's artificial turf on Sept. 8.
Oakdale High's soccer program rebounded from a rough start to the week while Mustang tennis and volleyball teams continued their fall success in recent action.
Oakdale High's freshman girls took first place among all competing teams in the small school division at the Sierra Invitational Cross Country Meet on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Legion Park in Modesto.
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE -- Ripon High's first-year water polo program brought out a big fan base for their first ever home contest and Valley Foothill Conference match, but Oakdale's varsity boys broke away from a tight match with 10 unanswered goals and a 24-7 blowout on Wednesday.
Oakdale High volleyball, cross country and girls golf teams enjoyed some collective success during recent preseason and Valley Oak League action in the Sac-Joaquin Section.
One of the most powerful rushing football teams in Sac-Joaquin Section football history has a new trick up its sleeve in 2011 - the air attack.
When life serves you lemons you make lemonade, and when life serves you a volleyball you better dig that thing up.
On Sept. 2 and 3, Oakdale High's varsity girls water polo team landed a sixth place finish at the highly touted Central Valley Showdown in Clovis, while Oakdale's boys soccer team landed runner-up honors at the competitive Gregori Tournament.
Oakdale High senior and volleyball standout Justina Keith worked all summer to recover from a devastating injury that sidelined her for months. For more information on her injury, recovery and her contributions to the OHS volleyball team catch the Sept. 7 print edition of the Oakdale Leader.
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE -- A late rally gave Oakdale High's varsity volleyball team taste of a comeback in the third game, but Pitman netters capitalized on repeated kill attempts to steal a 3-0 victory from the host Mustangs in Oakdale's first official contest of the season on Wednesday.
When the trophies start to outnumber the toys, you know you have a winner on your hands. Sierra View first grader Jace Grandstaff has steadily made a name for himself as one of the top young motocross riders in the state, and two years into his career is already bogged down with a plethora of memorabilia. His Cobra CX 50 Jr. already has over 100 races of experience, including first place at the Stanislaus County ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Recent Oakdale High graduates have another chance to extend the legacy of their prep careers before leaving high school memories in their dust.
Over 230,000 students from 190 different high schools make up the prestigious athletic conference known as the Sac-Joaquin Section. Only two of those students can claim rights to the SJS Track and Field championship in the discus, and they are both Oakdale High Mustangs. Junior Kyle Peterson and freshman Hannah Chappell stunned the field of top opposition with heroic heaves in the event finals, both securing ...
I could watch Brad Pitt solve a crossword puzzle for three hours.
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 ...