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Weekend Wildlife Calendar Listings Offered By CDFW

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has some interesting weekend wildlife opportunities available for residents of the region, ranging from viewing cranes to trips to visitor's centers. Following are a few January weekend events.

January 13, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Several years ago during the month of January, I was out competing in a bass tournament on Lake Camanche. The weather was very similar to what it is now, so I was prepared for rain. The morning started out cold and damp as expected. There wasn't any rain though, which made it nice. Just as the sun was coming up, over one of the mountains, an obvious storm cloud was coming my way. Within minutes my partner and I were fishing in the middle of one the most beautiful storms that I can ever remember. As strange as it ...

January 13, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


OUTSIDE SHOT

Eric Mendoza, 11, of Oakdale shoots from outside in fourth quarter action in the Davis High School 20th Anniversary Freshman Basketball Tournament over the holiday break. In this contest, on Tuesday, Dec. 28, the youngest Mustangs fell to Riverbank by a 55-35 final score.

January 06, 2016 | | Local Sports


Non-League Action Closes Out 2015

The New Year has arrived and for OHS winter sports teams, so will Valley Oak League action. Both boys and girls basketball and Oakdale's wrestlers were in action this week as they capped off non-conference play. Here is a quick glance at how they fared.

January 06, 2016 | | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 6

January 06, 2016 | | Local Sports


Weekend Wildlife Calendar Listings Offered By CDFW

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has some interesting weekend wildlife opportunities available for residents of the region, ranging from viewing cranes to trips to visitor's centers. Following are a few January weekend events.

January 06, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Like every New Year, for the past 16 years, I was in Arizona visiting the in-laws. Unlike the past 16 years it was colder than it has ever been over there. Thinking that I'd be smart and bring only one sweater, I definitely should have checked the weather report before leaving. The fishing out there is so much more different than on the Delta. Because of the intense heat, most of their fishing is done through the night. Locals primarily fish the Colorado River which is like our Delta in many ways. Unlike the Delta, the Colorado River doesn ...

January 06, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Sports Headlines: July To December 2015

Last week we recapped memorable sports stories from January to June of 2015 that graced the pages of The Oakdale Leader. This week, we continue the look back on the storylines that took place during the second half of 2015. From action under the Friday night lights, welcoming new coaches, league champions, to epic soccer playoffs, and more, there was plenty of sporting news in the community.

January 06, 2016 | | Local Sports


Two Out Of Three Go In Loss Column

The Oakdale varsity Lady Mustangs basketball team has hit a bit of a rough patch. Since starting the preseason off 4-0, the team has dropped three of their last five. Oakdale played in a trio of games this past week, where the team went 1-2.

December 30, 2015 | | Local Sports


Mayday McDonald Returns To UFC Octagon

After a two year absence from the world of Mixed Martial Arts, Modesto native Michael "Mayday" McDonald returns to combat in the octagon. The 24-year-old, who trains out of Oakdale, last fought in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on Dec. 14, 2013 against "The California Kid" Urijah Faber. McDonald lost in the second round, and the former champion stepped away from the sport until now.

December 30, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

The other day while I was reading through some online fishing forums, I came across a picture of a new bass boat that was rigged with a 400 horsepower outboard motor. That's easily a 90 plus mph boat! Most bass boats rigged with an engine over 200 horsepower can run in the 70's. I can't imagine what a boat with 400 horsepower can run. If you've ever seen a bass boat running at top speed, there's very little of the boat actually in the water. The good news is that most tournament organizations put limitations ...

December 30, 2015 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


2015 Memorable For Oakdale Sports

With 2015 in the books, let's take a few moments to reflect on the sporting events and stories from the first half of the year that was. From the 64th annual PRCA Oakdale Rodeo, to hard hitting MMA action, to the loss of an Oakdale football legend, to Oakdale Mustangs achievements, the first half of 2015 was an exciting time for our sports community.

December 30, 2015 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Someday I hope to tell stories of how bad the water hyacinth used to be on the Delta. As much as I love the protection and security that it provides our fish, I'm beginning to despise it as it's made it nearly impossible to launch and navigate certain areas on the Delta. Several years ago there was an effort to control the water hyacinth by spraying it but it's since made a resurgence. In my lifetime, I've never seen the water hyacinth as bad as it's been this year and am really starting to wonder ...

December 23, 2015 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Tackling Some Ecological Questions

Tackling Some Ecological Questions

December 23, 2015 | | Local Sports


Early Season Success For Mustang Wrestlers

Coming off their huge performance at the 40th James Riddle Tournament where six Mustang grapplers took first place honors, Oakdale made their presence felt at the Marty Manges Invite at Casa Robles High School. Nine wrestlers finished in the top 10. Three Oakdale wrestlers were named champions, a trio of grapplers took second place, the Mustangs had a pair of third place finishers and an eighth place 220-pounder. The Mustangs took first place as a team to claim their second tournament victory in as many tries in 2015.

December 23, 2015 | | Local Sports


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Fishing Report

I've been amazed lately on what I've seen in terms of anglers filming themselves while out fishing. I personally have a GoPro which ...

November 30, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Big Time Wrestlers Gather For ‘Holiday Havok’

For over 20 years, Big Time Wrestling has entertained Bay Area crowds. On Saturday night, Dec. 3 Big Time Wrestling invades Livingston at Livingston High ...

November 30, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Swimming For A Cause

The Oakdale Swim Masters will be hosting a swim fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 3 at Oakdale High School. The event will be a cancer awareness ...

November 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Stampede Squad Corrals CenCal Super Bowl Win

For the third time in seven years, the Oakdale Stampede earned the title "Super Bowl Champions." This past Saturday the team knocked off Manteca 44-24 ...

November 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Sports Slate

FRIDAY, NOV. 25

November 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Second Quarter Surge Lifts Oakdale To Win

The top seeded Oakdale Mustangs survived an early 16-7 first quarter deficit, falling behind early against eighth seeded Vista del Lago 63-35 on Friday night ...

November 23, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


SUCCESSFUL SEASON

Members of the Oakdale High School varsity girls water polo team and coach Diane Kline pose proudly with their Sac-Joaquin Section Division I runner-up plaque ...

November 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Heat Softball Squad Finds Success This Season

Take a short ride out to the OHS softball fields in the evening, and chances are you'll see a gaggle of young girls running ...

November 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

One of the many things that I've learned over the years is to not assume that there aren't any dishonest people around the ...

November 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Tight Lines

Thanksgiving, as we know it in the United States has deep roots in the history of our culture. It was first celebrated by the Pilgrims ...

November 23, 2016 | By DON MOYER | Local Sports


‘Big Time’ Wrestlers Coming To Region

Big Time Wrestling has entertained Bay Area crowds for more than 20 years. Now, they are making a trip to the Central Valley. On Saturday ...

November 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Mustang Sports Teams Gearing Up For Winter

Oakdale High School welcomes soccer to the winter slate of Mustang sports this season. Both the boys and girls will be suiting up for the ...

November 16, 2016 | | Local Sports


Stampede Scoreboard

The Oakdale Stampede varsity is one win away from winning the Super Bowl. The second seeded Stampede went to Atwater to take on the top ...

November 16, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Girls Fall In Water Polo Section Finals

They say all good things must come to an end. Unfortunately for the Oakdale varsity girls water polo team, their reign as three-time defending CIF ...

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


Gear Up For Annual MJC Turkey Trot Fun

Modesto Junior College Cross Country Team invites anyone looking for some exercise before their Thanksgiving Day dinner to participate in the 17th Annual Modesto Turkey ...

November 16, 2016 | | Local Sports


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