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Catcher Kirk Sizzles In San Diego Showcase

Three years ago, then-freshman Bryce Kirk was named the Oakdale Mustangs starting catcher … for the varsity baseball team. Having to earn the respect of his upperclassmen teammates and a first year head coach in Nate Gregory, Kirk wasted little time and made a major impact on the team. Fast forward to today and Kirk is still the signal caller behind the plate on the varsity team as he will enter his final season as a Mustang next spring.

July 13, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Oakdale Football Fundraiser Dinner Tickets Coming Soon

It's almost that time of year again. The cold chill in the air, the roar of the crowd at The Corral as the Mustangs hit the field and the smooth voice of Pete Simoncini echoing from the press box that can be heard for miles around.

July 13, 2016 | | Local Sports


Mayday To Fight At UFC Fight Night

Excitement is building as in just one week, UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) Fight Night will see local fighter Michael "Mayday" McDonald clash with John "Hands of Stone" Lineker. The fight will be aired live on Wednesday night, July 13 on FS1. McDonald, who trains out of Oakdale MMA, will be fighting the Brazilian Lineker in the night's main event taking place in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

July 06, 2016 | | Local Sports


Junior Varsity Baseball Sizzles In Summer Ball

Oakdale High School Junior Varsity baseball coach Chris Henry and his boys have been busy this summer. The team has played in three tournaments and a total of 15 games over the last 30 days. The boys of spring have turned into "The Boys of Summer" posting an impressive 14-1 record.

July 06, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

I've been truck shopping lately. My current truck is 14 years old and has been a very good truck to me. I can remember my first time test driving it at the dealership. It was so much more of a truck than I thought I needed at the time. Since then, my son is now a teenager, my daughter was born, we purchased a travel trailer, and the need for a bigger truck seemed to increase every time I add miles to my current truck. It's pretty exciting and at the same time somewhat sobering. New trucks are ...

July 06, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Competitive Baseball Boys Take Home Hardware

Several Oakdale travel baseball teams recently completed their season and walked with three championship teams and two runner-up honors for the local squads. Five teams based out of Oakdale traveled to Rainbow Fields Sports Complex outside Riverbank to compete in their respective league championship games.

July 06, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fish And Wildlife Department Offers July Rec Opportunities

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife calendar for July includes a variety of fun, educational opportunities around the region. Along with specific daily activities, there are many that are offered periodically throughout the month or on weekends.

July 06, 2016 | | Local Sports


Ultimate Dodgeball League Taking Sign-Ups For Season

Sky Zone Stockton is organizing an Ultimate Dodgeball continues through Thursday, July 7 at Sky Zone, in the Sherwood Mall at 5358 Pacific Ave., Stockton. League play will be held on Wednesday, July 13 and Thursday, July 14 at Sky Zone.

July 06, 2016 | | Local Sports


North Squad Tops South In Rotary Football Classic

For those who needed a "Friday Night Lights" fix, they had the chance to make their way to Merced for the 31st annual North/South Rotary Bob Green Football Classic on Friday night, June 24. Both sides of the stands were full at Veterans Stadium to watch local high school football players clash in the All-Star game.

June 29, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Recently while fishing New Melones Lake all intentions were to go after the kokanee that were supposed to be biting. What ended up happening was that we came across a school of crappie that seemed to bite every time we trolled past them. The decision I had to make was to either abandon the area in pursuit of kokanee or stay there and change tactics to target crappie. I decided the latter for a variety of reasons but none more than the opportunity to catch crappie. I've caught them before but never in the numbers and sizes of the ...

June 29, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Stewart Smokes Field Sunday At Napa’s Sonoma Raceway

Tony Stewart, nicknamed "Smoke," utilized a daring pass in the last turn on the last lap to take his third Sonoma Toyota/Save Mart 350 victory, the 49th NASCAR Sprint Cup series victory of his career.

June 29, 2016 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Last Minute Push Gives Elliott K&N Series Win

The NASCAR K&N Series West series arrived at Sonoma Raceway in Wine Country on Saturday, prior to Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Over the course of 64 laps around the 1.990-mile road course there were many on track incidents and lead changes.

June 29, 2016 | By JEFF BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Father Time Can’t Keep Hoff From Softball Field

Since moving to Oakdale in 2012, 68-year-old Eric Hoff has been on the local senior softball scene. Hoff is a pitcher for the Animals, a senior softball team based out of Modesto. Over the years, Hoff has accumulated seven championship rings in senior softball.

June 29, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Trekkers Meet July 11

Plans are underway for upcoming Volksport Walks at Brushy Peak near Livermore and Calaveras State Park near Manteca. You can learn all about these group walks for fun and fitness at the Delta Tule Trekkers' monthly meeting on Monday, July 11 at CK Grill, 14725 S. Harlan Road, Lathrop. Dinner/social hour begins at 6 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m.

June 29, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

It seems like every year it's becoming harder and harder to be without a Wi-Fi signal while out camping. It's a reminder to me of just how much technology is becoming part of my life. Currently I'm out camping and the Wi-Fi signal is intermittent. My evening walks with my son this week have turned into finding the best place to make a phone call or respond to text messages. I even caught myself today fishing in an area a lot longer than I should have only because it had a great Wi-Fi signal. As much as ...

June 22, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


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Tennis Season Ends

For the first time in school history, the Oakdale girls tennis team advanced to the semifinals of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Championships. Coming off their ...

November 16, 2016 | | Local Sports


Mustangs Ground Eagles 49-0 In Opening Round Action

Playoff football kicked off this past week and for the top seeded Oakdale Mustangs, Thursday night's home game was as dominant as it gets ...

November 16, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Turkey Season Opens

Upland game hunters statewide are geared up for the opportunity to bag their Thanksgiving dinner, as California's 2016 general fall wild turkey hunting season ...

November 16, 2016 | | Local Sports


Cross Country Standout Prado Advances To State

School history was made at the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Cross Country Championships this past weekend, as Oakdale freshman Karina Prado qualified to advance to the ...

November 16, 2016 | | Local Sports


Junior High Volleyball Squads Serves Up Titles

The Oakdale Junior High School seventh and eighth grade volleyball squads each took first place in the Mid Valley Athletic League.

November 16, 2016 | | Local Sports


NHRA Champions Crowned During Pomona Race Weekend

The 52nd annual Auto Club NHRA Finals closed the books on an exciting 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing season. After 24 national events that ...

November 16, 2016 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Fishing Report

If you would have asked me years ago what time of the year was my favorite time to fish, I would have said the spring ...

November 16, 2016 | | Local Sports


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