Only six high school wrestling teams attended the 2011 John Zhender Duals at Elk Grove High on Dec. 17, but they were six very good teams and Oakdale was the cream of the crop. Oakdale went 5-0 across a full day of action against five of the best teams in the Sac-Joaquin Section and the North Coast Section.
A last-moment three-pointer gave Downey High's varsity girls basketball team brief hope for a late comeback, but Oakdale maintained the final possession for a 40-37 victory over the host Knights on Friday. The win improved Oakdale to 3-4 in non-league action with a solid 255-280 scoring differential between opponents. The games have been a nice way to open the year after blowout losses of 20 or more points in five of Oakdale's last games of the 2010-11 season.
Michael Quadros Cabral and Sarah Michelle Gardner of Oakdale welcomed the arrival of their son, Michael Venancio Cabral, on Dec. 1, 2011. The newborn weighed seven pounds, 13 ounces upon arrival at Oak Valley Hospital.
A girl, Emma Novella Dargitz, was born Oct. 18, 2011 to expectant parents Brendan and Amanda Dargitz of Oakdale. The newborn weighed six pounds, 10 ounces upon arrival at Samaritan Hospital in Watertown, New York.
Brandon McDowell and Stephanie White of Oakdale welcomed the arrival of their daughter, Tabitha Zobriah Renee McDowell, on Nov. 27, 2011. The newborn weighed six pounds, two ounces upon arrival at Oak Valley Hospital.
A boy, Hunter Garrett Joseph Morrill, was born Oct. 29, 2011 to expectant parents Ryan and Melissa Morrill of Oakdale. The newborn weighed eight pounds, four ounces upon arrival at Kaiser Hospital, Modesto.