A host of Valley Oak League golfers took on the Lockeford Springs Golf Course on Tuesday to play out 18 holes and the league championships, though results were not available at press time.
It's impossible to discuss the Ultimate Fighting Championship's bantamweight division without mentioning Oakdale Mixed Martial Arts professional fighter Michael McDonald as the consensus top contender for the interim belt, but McDonald already has one that he wears proudly - a tool belt.
Following are results of recent Valley Oak League action from Oakdale water polo, girls tennis and boys soccer.
A crowd of Oakdale defenders crashed past Lathrop offensive linemen and blocked the short field goal, celebrating as the ball bounced up field to end the Spartans' best shot at appearing on the scoreboard.
The scenic surroundings at Knights Ferry's visitor's center and the covered bridge were alive with action on Oct. 3 as the seven high schools from the Valley Oak League tackled the second VOL meet, hosted by Oakdale.
It felt like several minutes had passed, but Oakdale High's varsity volleyball team finally did 'get to the point' of their Valley Oak League statement on Oct. 3.
The hands of 21-year-old unbeaten Oakdale MMA amateur fighter Mercedes Campos flew from her shoulders like the blades of a fan, connecting over and over with the head of Red Bluff's Denise Bruckner until she was trapped against the cage.
When Oakdale High football coaches Tim Meyer and Hondo Arpoika took their families to see OHS graduates Devin Combs and Justin Martin play in Saturday's Nevada vs. Wyoming NCAA football game at Mackay Stadium in Reno, they had no idea what they were in for.
The streak of undefeated conference titles for Oakdale High's varsity boys water polo team has ended at four.
Between a big upcoming volleyball match and the scattering wins and losses of Oakdale High soccer and tennis players, it has been an up-and-down season for OHS athletes this fall. Following is a summary of recent action.
A wave of second and third quarter scores gave Oakdale High's varsity football team an insurmountable lead over visiting Kimball on Friday, resulting in a 56-14 victory for the Mustangs during week two of the Valley Oak League schedule.
Kaitlin Van Ryn was never taught to share.
The steady stream of football fans filing out of Sierra High's Daniel Teicheira stadium halfway through a 49-7 Oakdale victory should have stopped by the box office to collect a refund on their admission, because Friday's varsity contest was hardly the Valley Oak League showdown it was billed to be.
The Oakdale High Water Polo program opened the Valley Oak League season with a varsity sweep of Kimball on Sept. 19. Following is a summary of that action and other results for boys soccer, girls tennis and girls golf.
The Valley Oak League football season will only just begin on Friday, but preseason story lines have built the stage for a tremendous showdown at Daniel Teicheira Stadium in Manteca.
Tick, tock. Tick, tock.
They hardly ever see it coming.
A spectacular cross country showing highlighted recent prep action at Oakdale High. Following is a summary of results from multiple sports.
Fresh off a 4-3 run through the ultra-tough High Sierra Tournament in Reno, Oakdale High's battle-tested volleyball players made short work of Beyer, Merced and Ripon in consecutive matches on consecutive days.
Brock Whiting took the handoff from Dillon Tamburrino and lunged toward the goal line, his shoulder pads slicing into an apparent hole in the Enterprise High defensive line.
It was apparent after a 21-20 defeat on Friday, that the familiar splash of scarlet and gold stretched in stripes along white uniforms was the only glimpse of the storied Oakdale High rushing attack that die-hard Mustang football fans have grown accustomed to.
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Before Russell Wilson, Robert Griffin III and Collin Kaepernick were befuddling NFL defenders with the read-option, Turlock High quarterback Sean Downs was doing it perfectly at THS.
The decision was about as difficult as thumb-wrestling an empty glove.
The only thing that Oakdale High sophomores Maddi and Kindra Hackbarth have in common is their voracious passion for the sport of softball.
Hilmar youth cowboy Preston Burgess is like oxygen - he's All-Around.
Casually fielding questions less than two days after the biggest victory of his successful and still young career, Oakdale Mixed Martial Arts Academy fighter Michael McDonald recalled his favorite things about the city of Boston on Monday.