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Local Youths Work At Fitting In A New Lifestyle

It starts off as a drive-thru here and a drive-thru there, sacrificing outdoor activities for indoor video games and then elimination of athletic activities for work related time constraints and the next thing that happens is Kaiser is pitching in for a $20,000 heart procedure.
So much of everyday living is what has made our younger generation obese or just out of shape and a group of decorated Oakdale athletes are doing their part to help get this community back in shape.
Fit For Life is a program aimed at helping improve kids' overall health through strength training, athletic ...

July 22, 2009 | Jagada Chambers | Local Sports


Summer League Baseball Teams Playing With Purpose

It is not by chance that the Oakdale High baseball team has continued its stranglehold on its Valley Oak League foes and the program is looking to continue its dominance as they bring the 2009 summer season to a close.
Oakdale wrapped up a two-month schedule, which had the team competing in several tournaments and double-header contests over the past 60 days in hopes of strengthening one of the Central Valley's more successful baseball programs.
Oakdale made good on the defense of its back-to-back VOL titles, bringing home its third title in three years with another easy jaunt over ...

July 22, 2009 | Jagada Chambers | High School Sports


Gators Clip Dolphins For First Win Of Season

It took a few more laps than expected, but everything came together at the right time for the Oakdale swim team as the Gators strolled out of Ceres with their first victory of the season on Saturday, July 11.

July 15, 2009 | Jagada Chambers | Local Sports


Whiting Finds Success With National Championship Program

Back on May 28, 2007 Oakdale High senior Boone Whiting gave a brief glimpse on what was to come when the right-handed pitcher dominated the Bear River Bruins 12-0 for an Oakdale Sac-Joaquin Section Baseball Championship. Now, Whiting is helping the Santa Barbara Foresters defend their National Baseball Congress World Series title.

July 15, 2009 | Jagada Chambers | SPORTS


Bear With The Multimedia Rookies

Transition is never easy, but when you're pushing a camera inside the hands of a man who has trouble typing you're begging for trouble; trouble that the Oakdale community is just going to have to deal with.

July 15, 2009 | Jagada Chambers | SPORTS


Peak Volleyball Camp Makes Impact In Oakdale

Even when a squad advances to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Volleyball final there are ways to improve the program and the Oakdale Lady Mustangs turned to one of the nation's more formidable volleyball camps to take advantage of some tutelage.

July 15, 2009 | Jagada Chambers | Local Sports


Oakdale Water Polo Girls Advance To Junior Olympics

It has been a short period of time since water polo has come onto the horizon in Oakdale, yet if the Oakdale High boys and girls varsity programs' berth into the Sac-Joaquin Section tournament this past season didn't open the community's eyes, the group's newest accomplishment surely will.

July 08, 2009 | Jagada Chambers | High School Sports


Oakdale Hoop Program Sweating Through Summer

When you think of the basketball season thoughts often drift to holiday tournaments and early spring postseason action, but the real growth and maturity comes when teams take to the hardwood during the ridiculously hot summer months.

July 08, 2009 | Jagada Chambers | High School Sports


Mustangs Debut First Annual Gridiron Greats Golf Tournament

When the Oakdale High football team kicks off the 2009 season in early September it will likely be five or six thousand people filling the stadium making noise to support their squad, yet the official kick-off to the season will be Aug. 3 when the team hosts 'The First Annual Oakdale High School Football Grid Iron Greats Golf Classic' at the Oakdale Golf and Country Club.

July 08, 2009 | Jagada Chambers | High School Sports


Iverson Advances To High School Rodeo National Finals

Oakdale's David Iverson took full advantage of his trip to the California High School Rodeo Finals, winning a spot to the National Finals rodeo with a top-three finish in the team roping competition.

July 01, 2009 | Jagada Chambers | Regional Sports


Invitational Shows Off Sparkling Golf, Country Club

Everything that needed to fall into place did during the 48th Annual Oakdale Mens Invitational at the Oakdale Golf and Country Club June 25-27. Over 200 contestants showed up and competed in one of the strongest fields the area has seen in some time.

July 01, 2009 | Jagada Chambers | Local Sports


Oakdale 12U Baseball Boys Grab Second Place Finish

The Oakdale Gold 12U Little League baseball team fought its way to the championship contest only to be edged out by the Ripon All-Stars in a 5-4 classic.

July 01, 2009 | Jagada Chambers | Local Sports


Gators Have Tough Showing In Hughson Invitational

Obviously the Oakdale Swim Team would have loved a better finish, but things could have been worse for the squad during its fourth place finish in the Hughson Invitational at Pitman High in Turlock on June 27.

June 30, 2009 | Jagada Chambers | Local Sports


Gators Edged Out By Ripon Sea Lions

When the Oakdale Gators rolled out the welcome mats for the Ripon Sea Lions and the Turlock Marlins, the team knew that they'd have their hands full and that proved to be the story as the Lions swam off to a convincing victory over the Gators and Marlins in June 20 action.

June 24, 2009 | Jagada Chambers | Local Sports


Oakdale Rodeo Tradition In Good Hands

There is no question as to which city in this country is known as the Cowboy Capital of the World and the legacy of its rodeo riders and ropers is only getting better with the latest installment of Oakdale cowboys and cowgirls.

June 24, 2009 | Jagada Chambers | Local Sports


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