An article regarding the Gators swim team in the July 13 edition of The Leader indicated their meet was at Tokay High School in Lodi; the swim meet was actually hosted at Lodi High School. The Leader apologizes for the error.
I took a walk in the woods along the Stanislaus River the other day and ran into a small flock of wild turkeys. I have been spotting turkeys there as well as seeing them in the foothills on both sides of the Central Valley for about 20 years and wondered how widespread they were. In checking both online and with experts at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, I have determined that turkeys are actually quite plentiful in the golden state.
Throughout the years there have been significant changes, improvements, and new inventions that have changed the way we fish. If you were to examine the basic tackle that's been used to catch fish for thousands of years, hook, line, and pole. Two of the three have had significant changes over the years, while the other hasn't changed much in 40,000 years when it was first carved out of bone. If you guessed the "hook," you're right. That's all about to change thanks to Trapper Tackles "Trapper Hook." Former Bassmaster Elite Pro, and local angler Vince ...
The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is body slamming its way to the 209. The superstars and divas of the WWE will be invading the Stockton Arena on Saturday, Aug. 6 for the WWE Live Summerslam Tour with wrestling action beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The summer has been sizzling in Oakdale and so has the Oakdale youth swim program. Several boys and girls of the Gators swim team traveled to Tokay High School in Lodi for their third meet of the season on July 9. A total of 63 season best times in a variety of events were set by Gator swimmers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...