A huge thank you to all who supported our Valley Home Community Park fundraiser. It was very successful. Each one of you made it successful. We have one donation coming in this week, we will post the total in next week's column! What a special place we call home. It would be wonderful to post all the names of those who worked so hard to make the dinner so successful, but the reality of it is that each one of you made it happen! We can be proud of our beautiful little park!
Knights Ferry has a star in the area. Kelly Vermeer Vella was one of four to compete on the reality show "Forged in Fire." Kelly has been a farrier for 30 years. She flew to New York City in June to compete with three others at the show's production shop. The first thing she had to make was a 30-inch knife complete with a handle and very sharp blade. She passed those tests and they sent her back to Knights Ferry to make a weapon at her shop. A film crew followed her and in the time frame she ...
The Ceres Seahawks swooped into Oakdale to take on the Stampede over the weekend in Cen-Cal Youth Football action. Oakdale's Peewee team began the day with a 19-0 loss. Things did not get better as the junior varsity squad fell 38-8 to Ceres. The JV Seahawks entered the game having not allowed a single point this season, but Oakdale snapped that streak on a touchdown.
Oakdale's cross country teams headed to Eagle Lakes of Tracy for the Valley Oak League (VOL) Cluster #1 on Wednesday, Sept. 14. The eight teams from the league competed on the grueling course. Oakdale's varsity girls competed in the five kilometer race as three members of the team finished in the top ten. Freshman Karina Prado placed third overall in the race with a 21:04 time. One second separated senior Kristin Aguilar and freshman Kayden Legan as the senior finished seventh (22:14) with Legan just a step behind (22:15).
Simon Pagenaud went "wire to wire" to claim the victory at the GoPro Sonoma Grand Prix in his Team Penske/Hewlett Packard #22 Chevy this weekend. After capturing his fourth pole qualifying position of the season, Pagenaud dominated the race, leading 76 of the 85 laps in the race over the difficult Sonoma Wine Country road course. With the victory, he also captured the 2016 Verizon Indy Car Season Championship. Entering the event, only his Penske teammate Will Power, also had a chance to claim the season championship. Entering this final season double points event, Power trailed Pagenaud by a ...
September 21, 2016|
By MIKE BURGHARDT
Oakdale's varsity football team took a road trip to Moraga to take on the Cougars of Campolindo on Friday night, Sept. 16. The Mustangs overcame a slow start to defeat the Cougars 28-21. Down 7-0 after the first quarter, Oakdale scored two touchdowns in the second quarter to tie the game at 14 as the first half came to a close.
With the summer like conditions we've been having lately the inexperienced angler tends to believe that the fishing conditions are the same as the summer. After all, the days are just as hot, and the waterways are as busy as any other summer day. What most anglers fail to notice is the evenings we've been having. Our days are getting shorter and our nights are getting cooler. This change has a huge effect on the fish as the extended hours of darkness combined with the cooler nighttime temperatures has significantly dropped the water temperatures. Most fish species by ...
September 21, 2016|
By JAROD BALLARDO