If Oakdale High's varsity softball team had played Sierra's No. 17 nationally-ranked squad in the pages of a cascading flipbook on April 12, they wouldn't have had a chance.
Cowboys escaped the 62nd Annual Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo with $128,753 in earnings on April 13 and 14 - without the pursuit of a posse.
When the last chunk of earth finally settled back to the arena floor at the 62nd Annual Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo, New Mexico's Jim Ross Cooper emerged as the lone cash-winner in multiple events to seal the honor as the 2013 All-Around Champion. He joined a host of buckle-winners that included Oakdale's Norm Mendenhall, a team roping champion alongside Allen Pruitt. Local cowboys Joe Murry (Oakdale) and Frank Perry claimed top honor is the 50-and-over Gold Card team roping event as well.
Winning an All-Around Title at the Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo is like helping a little old lady cross the street.
With Sonora High soon bound for the Mother Lode League via Sac-Joaquin Section realignment, Oakdale squads need to get their licks in while they still can.
The winter sport season lives for Oakdale High senior DeWayne Finney on April 13.
April games in the 2013 Crown Classic baseball tournament hosted by Valley Christian High were like dependable tires - no blowouts.
Only Vizzini from the 1987 film The Princess Bride could accurately explain the latest escapades of Oakdale High's softball program.
Oakdale Mixed Martial Arts Academy sensation and Ultimate Fighting Championship talent Michael McDonald is rallying to combat an enemy of a different sort these days.
Winners of nine straight games, Kimball High's undefeated baseball team had played quality programs across all divisions of enrollment for an entire month.
Bryce Dyrda is never idle.
Spectacular boys golf and track and field performances proved impressive during recent play for Oakdale High athletes. Following is a summary of results.
Oakdale High junior Dezirae Pennington had better tie those laces tight, because she's bound to leap right out of those shoes.
A battle of Valley Oak League juggernauts swung violently in favor of visiting Sierra High on March 20 as the returning Sac-Joaquin Section runner-ups delivered a 5-0 thumping of the same Oakdale softball program that beat them in the 2012 SJS finals.
The talents of Oakdale High athletes were on display during a barrage of recent action in girls soccer, swimming, boys tennis, boys golf and baseball. Following is a summary of contests.