On Saturday, May 21 the Sonora Chamber of Commerce will present pianist, composer and visual artist Scott Kirby in a new multi-media show, Main Street Souvenirs, A Journey Through The American Heartland at the Sonora Opera Hall, 250 S. Washington St., in historic downtown Sonora. One show will be presented in an evening performance at 7:30 p.m. Doors open one hour before showtime and the box office will open at the Opera Hall at 4:30 p.m.
Prior to first pitch, eight seniors on the Oakdale varsity baseball team were honored on Senior Day 2016. Brad Smith, Logan Hall, Austin Manning, Ryan Poff, Ben Solorio, Crue Freeman, Tanner Emes and Alex Pena were honored by teammates, family and the community.
Oakdale's softball complex was the site of the most anticipated softball game of the season as Oakdale (19-1, 13-1) hosted East Union (21-1, 13-1) on Tuesday, May 10. In the showdown between the two Valley Oak League giants, it was the Lady Mustangs who came out on top in a pitcher's duel that ended in a 1-0 Oakdale victory in the 10th inning.
The Oakdale boys golf team saw their season come to a close on Monday, May 9. Oakdale Golf and Country Club was the host site for the 2016 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Divisional Tournament. The Mustangs had six representatives in the tournament in hopes of making it to the 2016 Masters Tournament. As a team, Oakdale finished fifth on the day with a total score of 440; only the top two teams advanced, which were the Central Catholic Raiders (382) and Vista del Lago Eagles (397).
Opening Day finally arrived. Now all the trout fishing fanatics can get out there and beat the water to a froth in seek of their quarry. While the state sets the official date, I learned long ago that opening day is really set by The Good Lord. In wet years when there is a huge snow pack the real opening day may well be the middle of June, while in drought years the first of May might be a realistic opening date. In any event, trout season has begun and we can begin our search for our wary quarry in ...
Records are meant to be broken. This past weekend, five Oakdale High School varsity boys school swimming records were broken and new ones set at the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Championships. Seniors Nate Van Cleave and Rhett Harrison teamed with Jackson Metcalfe and Caden Nord to make school history and advanced to the CIF State Meet with their record-breaking performance at Tokay High School.
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after." (Henry David Thoreau) The longer that I've been fishing the more this quote has meant to me. Fishing has and will always be something that I seem to value more as time passes. I was reminded of this by my son last year. He asked to go fishing with me only. Our previous trips were with a friend or two. Admittedly, he's not as obsessed with fishing as I was at his age but he was obviously interested in spending ...