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Zoom Fun At The Zoo

Micke Grove Zoological Society Zoo Zoom is a health-driven, family-friendly event that includes a children's fun run, 5K race, games, crafts, award ceremony and a pancake breakfast. It is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 18 with check-in and on-site registration from 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Early Bird Pre-Registration is being taken until Monday, Sept. 12. Register On-Line at: www.active.com (Search "Micke Grove Zoo").

August 10, 2016 | | Local Sports


Rain Delays Completion Of NHRA Northwest Nationals

Overcast skies and cool weather contributed to several track records in Top Fuel and resetting of the elapse time record twice in Funny Car during weekend competition in Washington State. Unfortunately, the weather also brought an early end to the racing, as rain stopped the action at the end of the semifinal rounds.

August 10, 2016 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf and Country Club

18 Hole Ladies

August 03, 2016 | | Local Sports


Gators Honored In End Of Season Ceremony

Oakdale's youth swim club, the Oakdale Gators recently ended their summer season and on Thursday, July 28 the club held its end of the year awards ceremony. Young swimmers, parents, coaches and fans gathered at Oakdale High School's Aquatic Center that evening to honor all of the swimmers who hit the pool during the summer.

August 03, 2016 | | Local Sports


Seventh Place Finish For Dahm At NPC Nationals

Oakdale's J.R. Dahm competed in the 2016 National Physique Committee (NPC) Junior Master Nationals in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on July 20. Dahm, who advanced to the NPC Junior Master Nationals after taking first in the NPC Junior Master Regionals recently, took seventh in the nation, falling just short of qualifying for his pro card.

August 03, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Big Time Wrestling Coming To Modesto

Saturday night, Aug. 13 John Thurman Field will transform from the home of the Modesto Nuts to the squared circle of Big Time Wrestling (BTW). For the first time in its 20-year history, BTW is coming to Modesto.

August 03, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


OHS Sports Boosters Seek New Membership

The Oakdale High School Sports Boosters Club is seeking new membership for the 2016-2017 school year. Four membership levels are available for purchase and each have their own perks during the year. Ranging from Pony ($25) to Corporate ($500), being a member of one of the elite booster clubs in the area will get you an up close experience at all Mustang sports this year.

August 03, 2016 | | Local Sports


WWE Live In Stockton

The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is about ready to make its highly anticipated return to the area. On Saturday, Aug. 6 the WWE will be at the Stockton Arena for the WWE Live Summerslam Tour.

August 03, 2016 | | Local Sports


2016 NHRA Toyota/Sonoma Nationals Brings Back Memories

It was 10 years ago when a young, local driver from Oakdale claimed the Funny Car title at the Toyota/Sonoma Nationals event. His name was Eric Medlen and he drove a team car for John Force Racing. That same weekend, a friend of his won the event title in Top Fuel. That friend was J.R. Todd. A year later (2007), Medlen lost his life in a testing accident, prior to this event. John Force was able to win the event in 2007, thus defending Medlen's title and helped to raise the spirits of all the fans and ...

August 03, 2016 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Gone are the days when I used to fish through the summer heat. Call it what you want, "I call it being smart." Rarely have my fishing trips gone past noon this summer. Yesterday for example, I was on the water before 6:30 a.m. and off the water at noon. I was able to catch fish, enjoy the morning, avoid the traffic, and didn't come home feeling completely drained of energy. In the past I would stay out from sunrise to sunset which would usually result in me taking at least a day to recover. My mentality ...

August 03, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


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 hosted Lodi, Davis and Turlock at Oakdale High School's Aquatic Center.

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 weekend. Players, coaches, cheerleaders, alum, families and board members gathered at Kerr Park in Oakdale for the event on Saturday and had a large turnout.

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 others are struggling to get a bite. The longer I've been fishing, the more I'm starting to realize that I've wasted a lot of time trying to outthink a fish. The first mistake I've made was eliminating areas that didn't look good to me. The major flaw in that type of thinking was that everything that I'm looking at above the water line, the fish don't even see ...

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 Stone' Lineker. The event took place in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in front of a sold out crowd and worldwide on FS1.

July 20, 2016 | | Local Sports


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Fishing Report

With the summer like conditions we've been having lately the inexperienced angler tends to believe that the fishing conditions are the same as the ...

September 21, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14

September 14, 2016 | | Local Sports


Sunday Walk, Run Benefit Micke Grove Zoo Programs

Here's your chance to let the animals watch you in action, on Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Sixth Annual Micke Grove Zoo Zoom 5K ...

September 14, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Sees Mixed Results In Busy Week

Three weeks into the fall high school sports season and some teams have entered league play with a bang, while others are wrapping up non-league ...

September 14, 2016 | | Local Sports


STAMPEDE SCOREBOARD

On Saturday, Sept. 3 Oakdale's youth football program teams hosted the Manteca Jaguars. Oakdale's varsity Stampede proved to be too much for the ...

September 14, 2016 | | Local Sports


Football Utilizes Bye Week To Prepare For Road Trip

After a big bounce back win over visiting Crater of Oregon at the Corral on Sept. 2, the Oakdale Mustangs were off this past Friday ...

September 14, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

The week preceding Labor Day is always a pretty good week to be out on the water. Most people end their season with Labor Day ...

September 14, 2016 | | Local Sports


Breakdown of Raiders Schedule

This season the Oakland Raiders will clash with the National Football Conference South; the American Football Conference South and two games each against division rivals ...

September 07, 2016 | | Local Sports


Can Raiders Live up to Hype?

Football fans across the globe can come out of hibernation as football season is officially upon us. For Raider Nation, August and September has been ...

September 07, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Records Fall At Indianapolis Labor Day Nationals

The 62nd Chevrolet Performance US Nationals took place over the Labor Day Weekend in Indianapolis, Indiana. Track records fell in both Top Fuel and Funny ...

September 07, 2016 | By JEFF BURGHARDT -Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Evening Of Remembrance Sets Stage For Football Win

The past is in the past. Last week's varsity football road loss to Sonora made it seem to some like "The sky is falling ...

September 07, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7

September 07, 2016 | | Local Sports


JV Colts Squad Falls To Comets

Oakdale's junior varsity football Colts welcomed the Comets of Crater High School this week. The Comets traveled seven-plus hours from Central Point, Oregon and ...

September 07, 2016 | | Local Sports


Home, Road Contests Keep OHS Squads Busy

As the calendar turned to September, Oakdale fall athletics turned their attention to Valley Oak League action as well as playing against non-league foes. Many ...

September 07, 2016 | | Local Sports


STAMPEDE SCOREBOARD

Due to the Labor Day holiday, the Stampede games were held following The Leader's holiday deadline. Oakdale's youth squads hosted the Manteca Jaguars ...

September 07, 2016 | | Local Sports


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