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Opening Day Observations 2016

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 ...

May 18, 2016 | By DON MOYER | Local Sports


Boys Set Five New OHS Records At Swim Sections

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.

May 18, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

"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 ...

May 18, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Annual Catfish Derby June 4 At Oak Grove

San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation and the Delta Fly Fishers will host the 32nd annual Catfish Derby on Saturday, June 4 beginning at 6:15 a.m. at Oak Grove Regional Park in Stockton.

May 18, 2016 | | Local Sports


Varsity Mustang Girls Cap Season Of Dominance

The Oakdale varsity girls finished the 2016 season the same way they began it; on top. For over a decade, the varsity girls track and field team at Oakdale has dominated the Valley Oak League. On Saturday, May 7 the varsity girls placed first at the VOL Championships at Sierra High School in Manteca. Seven teams could not slow down the powerhouse program, as Oakdale's ladies scored a team total of 130 points. Kimball, with 104 points, came in second.

May 11, 2016 | | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11

May 11, 2016 | | Local Sports


Softball Seniors Propel Lady Mustangs To Win

Freshman Lexi Webb was named the starting pitcher of the Oakdale varsity softball game, but it was the seniors who were front and center. Seniors Scarlett Brock, Kindra Hackbarth, Maddi Hackbarth, Cierra Duke, Emily Greenwood, Emery Sipe and Haley Fuller were all honored in an emotional pregame ceremony full of tears, laughs and decorations for Senior Day 2016.

May 11, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Oakdale Golfers Finish Third At VOL Tourney

The Oakdale Mustangs boys golf team turned in an impressive performance at the 2016 VOL Championship Tournament. The Mustangs, along with seven other teams in the Valley Oak League, traveled to Copperopolis for 18 holes at Saddle Creek Golf Course.

May 11, 2016 | | Local Sports


Season Comes To End For Oakdale Soccer Girls

Monday night, May 2 was an emotional rollercoaster for the Oakdale High School varsity soccer girls. Prior to the team's must win game against visiting East Union, 10 senior Lady Mustangs were honored in the Senior Night 2016 pregame festivities. Seniors Natali Montoya, Bailey Antonio, Logan Laugero, Madison Feuerstein, Breanna Garza, Megan Burke, Ana Patricia Jacobo, Haley Dodd, Melissa Ibarra and Kaylee DeRuyter all suited up and played for the final time for the home crowd.

May 11, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

18 Hole Ladies

May 11, 2016 | | Local Sports


Baseball Team Continues Racking Up VOL Wins

The hits, and wins, just keep coming for the Oakdale varsity Mustangs baseball team. Oakdale (17-6, 8-3) extended their impressive winning streak to eight after knocking off Central Catholic (13-10, 7-4) by a 4-1 final on Wednesday, May 4. This is the longest winning streak since the 2014 season when the team had won six straight league games.

May 11, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Williams Takes First At Freestyle In Fresno

Oakdale High School senior Trevor Williams is well known for his wrestling abilities. The senior is a four time CIF State Championship qualifier, and though his prep season and high school career may have ended earlier this year, Williams still hits the mats hard.

May 11, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

There's an old saying that "one man's junk is another man's treasure." What I've learned over the years of accumulating fishing tackle is that the saying is definitely true when it comes to fishing equipment. I recently parted with some fishing rods that I no longer use. I had actually forgotten that I had them until a friend called me and asked whether or not I had any fishing rods that I would be willing to sell. It was nice getting a little of the money back that I had spent on the rods and at ...

May 11, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Testing Crabs To Avoid Risks

DIY Personal Domoic Acid Testing Of Crabs?

May 11, 2016 | By CARRIE WILSON California Department Of Fish And Wildlife | Local Sports


Oakdale Athletes Run All Over Central Catholic

Oakdale's track and field teams turned in impressive performances against Central Catholic on Thursday, April 28 at home. Lopsided victories by all four levels of competition capped off the day for the Mustangs. In the process, Oakdale's varsity girls posted their 91st consecutive league win and even saw a new school record set on the day.

May 04, 2016 | | Local Sports


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Oakdale Golf and Country Club

18 Hole Ladies

July 27, 2016 | | Local Sports


Swim Finale

With the temperatures rising to triple digits, Oakdale's youth swim club, the Gators, cooled off by hosting a meet on Saturday, July 23. Oakdale ...

July 27, 2016 | | Local Sports


Inaugural Stampede Meet And Greet A Success

With the young Stampede football and cheerleading season getting ready to start soon, the youth organization hosted its inaugural Stampede Meet and Greet over the ...

July 27, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

A lot of anglers make fishing too complicated. To me, this explains how someone with limited experience and skill can catch fish on days where ...

July 27, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Fighter ‘Mayday’ McDonald Rocked By Hands Of Stone

In a marquee match on July 13, Michael 'Mayday' McDonald entered the octagon at UFC Fight Night, ultimately losing the bout to John 'Hands of ...

July 20, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

18 Hole Ladies

July 20, 2016 | | Local Sports


Ways To Improve Your Golf Game

Warmer weather sends scores of golfers to their favorite courses each and every day. Golf is a challenging pastime, but a few pointers can help ...

July 20, 2016 | | Local Sports


Dahm Building His Way To A Better Life

J.R. Dahm is the owner and a professional trainer at Revitalize Fitness at 1214 W. F St., Oakdale, and he is also a body ...

July 20, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Correction

An article regarding the Gators swim team in the July 13 edition of The Leader indicated their meet was at Tokay High School in Lodi ...

July 20, 2016 | | Local Sports


TIGHT LINES

I took a walk in the woods along the Stanislaus River the other day and ran into a small flock of wild turkeys. I have ...

July 20, 2016 | By DON MOYER | Local Sports


Stampede Meet And Greet Scheduled For Saturday

Gearing up for fall, the Stampede Youth Football and Cheer programs will host their inaugural Family Meet and Greet at Kerr Park on Saturday, July ...

July 20, 2016 | | Local Sports


California Outdoors

Prohibited from Retrieving Deer from Private Property

July 20, 2016 | By CARRIE WILSON California Department Of Fish And Wildlife | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Throughout the years there have been significant changes, improvements, and new inventions that have changed the way we fish. If you were to examine the ...

July 20, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


WWE Coming To Stockton

The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is body slamming its way to the 209. The superstars and divas of the WWE will be invading the Stockton ...

July 13, 2016 | | Local Sports


Swimmers Earn Honors As Gators Do Battle

The summer has been sizzling in Oakdale and so has the Oakdale youth swim program. Several boys and girls of the Gators swim team traveled ...

July 13, 2016 | | Local Sports


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