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MJC Faculty Member Chosen Chair Of Intercollegiate Council

Jamie DeRollo, a Modesto Junior College faculty member from Riverbank, was selected as chairperson for the National Athletic Trainers' Association's (NATA) newly formed Intercollegiate Council for Sports Medicine (ICSM), at its inaugural meeting earlier this summer in Houston, Texas.

August 09, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustangs Hit Practice Field To Start Title Defense

On a crisp and breezy summer night, the Oakdale varsity football Mustangs hit the practice field with an eye toward defending their Section and State titles.

August 09, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


NHRA Stars Roll Into Washington State

This past weekend's 30th annual NHRA Northwest Nationals in Kent, Washington, represented the third race in three weeks and the final event of the grueling 'Western Swing."

August 09, 2017 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Fishing Report

One of my first bait casting reels cost me less than $50 back in the early '80s. As time went on, the price of bait casting reels continued to rise. I'm guessing it was in the early '90s when the prices of a mid- to high-quality bait casting reel had a price tag of $100. Today, a reel of the same quality, sells for $200. Like a lot of you, it's frustrating to have to pay such high prices for decent fishing equipment. Not anymore, there are some really good resources online that can be used to find ...

August 09, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

18 Hole Ladies

August 02, 2017 | | Local Sports


State Football Champs To Take Practice Field

This Friday night, the CIF State Champion football Mustangs will take the practice field for the first time in the 2017 campaign.

August 02, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

I'm not much of a planner, so when I decided to take my family out fishing halfway through the day, I accepted that fishing was secondary to just getting out on the water. Once on the water two things were evident, the fish were going to be tough to catch, and that there was more than one reason why we were the only boat on the lake at the time. I was surprised that we were able to fish for a solid three hours before I decided to call it quits and let the kids go swimming at the ...

August 02, 2017 | | Local Sports


New California State Parks Reservation System In Effect

California State Parks is offering the public tips on how to access the Golden State's new reservation system – ReserveCalifornia. Taking effect as of Aug. 1, visitors to California's state parks now have a new platform for booking camping and lodging sites, and tours. Using the new system will be easy to plan adventures within state parks, since it is similar to booking hotels, airline tickets and other comparable services.

August 02, 2017 | | Local Sports


NHRA Thunders Into The Wine Country Of Sonoma

The 30th annual NHRA Toyota Sonoma Nationals featured several surprises. The biggest was Robert Hight in Funny Car. Driving his "California Highway Patrol" tribute Chevy Camaro, Hight set the drag racing world on its ears in the second round of qualifying Friday night. He uncorked an amazing 3.807 second run at 339.87 mph, resetting the NHRA speed record with the fastest run ever done in either Top Fuel or Funny Car, even when these cars actually ran a quarter-mile distance (this has been shortened to 1000 feet for safety, since 2008). This performance would stand as the #1 ...

August 02, 2017 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Annual Altamirano Benefit Tournament Slated Saturday

Coming up this weekend, it's the Eighth Annual Grant Altamirano Horseshoe Tournament and BBQ at Hogan Park at the Escalon Community Center, 1051 Escalon Ave. on Saturday, Aug. 5. This is held to contribute to the educational trust fund for Grant's two children and a scholarship in Grant's name is also being established this year to be awarded annually to Escalon High School student-athletes as Grant was a recipient of the Engel Award for Outstanding Athlete while attending EHS.

August 02, 2017 | | Local Sports


Dahm Shows Strong At National Physique Committee Event

They say time heals all wounds.

August 02, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Oakdale Hosts WSRRA Event

On Saturday, July 22, the Oakdale Saddle Club celebrated the National Day of the Cowboy by hosting its' annual Ranch Rodeo. Local cowboys and cowgirls, as well as several from other counties came to compete in events that simulate what a full-time and day-working cowboy does. This was a Western States Ranch Rodeo Association (WSRRA) sanctioned event. Open and women's divisions competed in sort, rope and doctor, calf-branding, team roping and trailer load and tie. Additionally, the Women's Division included steer stopping. As usual, the community stepped up and sponsored buckles, events, cash and prizes for the top ...

July 26, 2017 | | Local Sports


DeAnda Falls In Controversial Fight

Angel "The Dream" DeAnda headlined the second episode in Dana White's Tuesday Night Contenders online show in Las Vegas. DeAnda took on Daniel Spohn in the main event of the evening on July, 18 in front of Dana White with a contract for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) online. "The people at the UFC were great to me. They definitely take care of their fighters. They had a great food package available for me upon arrival and made me feel like home," the 185-pound DeAnda said.

July 26, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Second Annual Stampede Meet and Greet Scores Big

Families, coaches, players and cheerleaders gathered at Kerr Park this past weekend for the second annual Stampede Meet and Greet. Nearly 150 people braved the triple digit weather but were cooled off by sno-cones and other treats that were offered at the event.

July 26, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale MMA Offers Group Classes

School is just around the corner and for some it can be a scary place. Bullying is more common and at a new level with cyber bullying. Oakdale Mixed Martial Arts Academy offers group courses in child bullying prevention. Professor Tom Theofanopoulos heads the group session seminar that features how to handle youth bullying.

July 26, 2017 | | Local Sports


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Girls Water Polo Team Wins, Boys Fall To Turlock

Oakdale's varsity water polo teams were in action as they took on the visiting Turlock Bulldogs on Wednesday, Sept. 13. The girls team hit ...

September 20, 2017 | | Local Sports


Volleyball Squads See Mixed Results In League Action

The varsity girls began their Valley Oak League season on a strong note, earning a 3-2 road win over Sierra in the league opener. Oakdale ...

September 20, 2017 | | Local Sports


Tennis Team Wins Pair Of VOL Matches

Early season success has found its way to the Oakdale High School girls tennis team in 2017. This past week Oakdale improved to 4-0 in ...

September 20, 2017 | | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 20

September 20, 2017 | | Local Sports


Stampede Scoreboard

Week three action for the Oakdale Stampede saw a clean sweep for the young football players. All three levels of Stampede football were victorious inside ...

September 20, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Freshmen Shut Out Tracy In Football Action

It was a bye week for the varsity and junior varsity football teams, but the freshman Mustang Ponies saddled up this past Thursday night at ...

September 20, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Oakdale Opens VOL Following Bye Week

Oakdale football is coming into Valley Oak League (VOL) action rested. The varsity team was on a bye this past Friday night and has its ...

September 20, 2017 | | Local Sports


Safety First Can Help Prevent Sports Eye Injuries

Active children have the advantage of being in good physical shape and keeping their weight in check. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

September 20, 2017 | | Local Sports


Golfers Remain Unbeaten

Six Valley Oak League contests so far this season have resulted in six wins for the Oakdale High School girls golf team.

September 20, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Often I see fishermen point at an area or spot and say "It looks good over there!" For someone who's new to the sport ...

September 20, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Runners Pull Double Duty With VOL, Invite Meets

Following nearly two weeks off for the Oakdale High School cross country team, the boys and girls competed in a pair of races this past ...

September 20, 2017 | | Local Sports


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