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Raiders Hit The Road For First Preseason Game

Two weeks into training camp and now the time has come for the Oakland Raiders to return to the football field. This Saturday night, the Raiders travel to Arizona to take on the Cardinals in week one of the preseason campaign.

August 11, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Tommy Dreamer Added To APW Event

Hardcore icon Tommy Dreamer will take the Stockton Civic Memorial Auditorium to the extreme. Friday night, Aug. 18, the former Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) World Champion replaces John Hennigan for All Pro Wrestling (APW) CivicSlam '17. Hennigan, who was scheduled to compete in the main event, has been pulled from the event to fulfill a contractual agreement with GFW Impact that night.

August 09, 2017 | | Local Sports


Stampede In Search Of Rookies

Although the Oakdale Stampede youth football and cheer season begins on Saturday, Aug. 26, the rookie team is still in search of additional players to fill out the roster.

August 09, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

Beat the Pro - 77

August 09, 2017 | | Local Sports


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


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Escalon’s Solari Takes Win At 99 Speedway Opener

After four aborted attempts due to rain, the Stockton 99 Speedway successfully launched its 2018 season under clear blue skies on Sunday afternoon, April 8.

April 10, 2018 | By DALE BOSOWSKI Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Junior Varsity Tournament Halted By Spring Rains

The Oakdale High School junior varsity baseball team hosted its annual Rotary Club Spring Tournament this past week. Oakdale went 2-0 but the championship round ...

April 10, 2018 | | Local Sports


NHRA Does The Four-Step In Las Vegas

If you ever thought 10,000 plus horsepower, fire breathing race cars, racing side by side at speeds well over 300 mph was extreme – try ...

April 10, 2018 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

Beauty and the Beast - 1 Best Ball + One Worst Ball

April 10, 2018 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

My latest addiction has been online tackle shopping through the various Facebook fishing Flea Market pages. Some of the deals that I've found have ...

April 10, 2018 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Junior Olympics Boxing Coming To Oakdale

Oakdale High School will welcome in some exciting young boxers on Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22.

April 10, 2018 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Get Back On Track Against Kimball

Last season the Kimball High School girls track and field team defeated the Oakdale varsity girls team, ending their long undefeated streak in Valley Oak ...

April 04, 2018 | | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4

April 04, 2018 | | Local Sports


Softball’s Varsity Squad Off To 3-0 League Start

The 2018 Valley Oak League season is underway and for the Oakdale High School varsity softball team, it has been an impressive start. Oakdale had ...

April 04, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Golfers Remain Perfect In VOL Competition

The 2018 campaign has so far been a promising one for the Oakdale High School boys golf team. In their latest match Oakdale hit the ...

April 04, 2018 | | Local Sports


Season Honors Awarded In Girls Basketball

The Oakdale High School girls basketball teams have handed out the end of the season awards. Coaches, players and fans all gathered for the ceremony ...

April 04, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Mustang Varsity Baseball Wins Two Of Three

Monday, March 26 the Oakdale Mustangs hosted East Union but came up short 7-4 in extra innings. However, the Mustangs bounced back with a sweep ...

April 04, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Tennis Boys Split Pair Of League Matches

Two matches on the court recently produced one win for the Oakdale High School boys tennis team.

April 04, 2018 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Having a week off from work couldn't have come at a more perfect time. Aside from a few gusts of wind, an occasional sea ...

April 04, 2018 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Mixed Results For Mustang Swim Teams

In a double dual meet that featured Ripon, East Union and Oakdale on Friday, March 23 the Oakdale boys defeated East Union 116-52 and the ...

March 28, 2018 | | Local Sports


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