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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


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

Two BB of Foursome

June 22, 2016 | | Local Sports


Holland Plays Her Way To Record Setting Season

Former Oakdale High School varsity softball standout Hanna Holland has wrapped up her sophomore season at Humboldt State University. The center fielder and the Lumber Jacks made it to the postseason but fell to North Alabama one game before the National Championship. Not all was lost, though, as Holland led the team in batting average at .413, on base percentage (.520), runs scored (58), hits (83) walks (42) and set a school record with 70 stolen bases, shattering the previous record of 53.

June 22, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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