Daniel Dunning's sharp returns to opposing serves from Valley Oak League tennis players mirrors his likewise approach in the classroom.
Oakdale High golfers spend so much time in their 40s, they should probably be counseled for a collective mid-life crisis.
Whether it was soccer goalie Morgan Kinyon or softball ace Brianna Parker, Oakdale High athletes were locking down the defense in recent prep action on the diamond and field.
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If Oakdale High athletes dominate competition in the Valley Oak League on dry land, it only makes sense that they would do the same in the water.
Pulling from a strong class of athletes year after year certainly helps, but the success of the Oakdale High track and field program can boil down to the way the team splits to localized practice sessions at each venue of events.
Varsity soccer, baseball, softball, tennis and golf athletes at Oakdale High went a combined 8-3-1 against local opponents in a successful stanza of action this past week.
"You think you can hit one over the fence when it's lobbed to you from just a few feet away?" Oakdale senior Brianna Parker was asked just before she takes the plate for batting practice recently.
Oakdale High girls soccer players and coaches won't soon forget that fateful evening in May of 2010, when West Campus shooters bested Mustang kickers in a penalty kick shootout for a 3-2 victory in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs.
David Ferry mournfully sauntered toward the exit.
It was a long trek to Bakersfield and an even longer journey to find wireless internet connection inside the Rabobank Arena, where the best prep wrestlers in California are waging battle across 10 mats
Trent Noon's determination clung as tightly to him as the Oakdale High wrestling singlet that gripped his body.
The nine Oakdale High student athletes who qualified for Friday's opening day of the California Interscholastic Federation Wrestling Championships have a long and arduous road ahead of them if they are to win, or even medal.
One by one, Division I girls soccer teams representing high schools in the Central Valley have been downed by Division IV Oakdale.
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.