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Fishing Report

I've got to confess that I've secretly been shopping around for bass boats. There's really only one brand that I would purchase. The problem I'm having is coming to terms with the price of a new bass boat. For the boat that I want, the cost could be upwards of $70,000 after taxes and licensing. As much as I've been trying to justify such an expense I just can't do it. My last bass boat I purchased used for $20,000. At the time that was a lot. Fast forward to today, I ...

August 23, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Round Robin Youth Football Hosted At Corral

This past weekend the Oakdale Stampede hosted the CenCal Youth Football Round Robin scrimmage. Local teams from the league came to the new field inside The Corral at Oakdale High School. Players at all levels suited up and played one another in the scrimmage action, which lasted throughout the day on Saturday, Aug. 19.

August 23, 2017 | | Local Sports


OHS Athletes Gearing Up For Fall Sports

With school now back in session, student athletes have also returned to the practice facilities. Oakdale High School offers a variety of fall sports on campus. Football, volleyball, girls tennis, water polo for both boys and girls, co-ed cross country and girls golf will be the focus of these athletes and their fans.

August 16, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

Low Net – Blind Draw

August 16, 2017 | | Local Sports


Sports Slate

FRIDAY, AUG. 18

August 16, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

I'm always surprised at how the seasons change. To someone who spends their days outside, I'm sure they've noticed a change in our weather indicating that fall was not too far away. To most of us, we rely on our calendars for this information and think of September as being the beginning of fall. Not me; daylight hours are usually my indicator of seasonal change. The less daylight hours, the cooler the nights become, resulting in cooler water temperatures which alarms the fish to start preparing for the winter months. As far as our local fishing, the ...

August 16, 2017 | | Local Sports


Big Month For Wallace

Oakdale resident and Mixed Martial Arts fighter Buddy "Braveheart" Wallace has had an interesting two weeks. On Aug. 5 Wallace (15-6) defeated Mike Morales (7-8) in a middleweight bout at Global Knockout 10 at Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort.

August 16, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


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


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Volleyball Team Falls In D III Opening Round

The 2017 Oakdale High School volleyball team's season came to an abrupt end on Halloween night.

November 08, 2017 | | Local Sports


Water Polo Boys Move To Semifinals

The Oakdale High School boys' water polo season stayed afloat with an 11-3 first round victory. On Friday, Nov. 3 the fourth ranked Mustangs defeated ...

November 08, 2017 | | Local Sports


Varsity Mustangs Rally For Win Over Raiders

Two teams: one goal, one championship. Friday night Nov. 3 the Oakdale Mustangs went into Central Catholic to do battle for Valley Oak League supremacy ...

November 08, 2017 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports


NHRA Championship Battles Tighten In Vegas

By MIKE BURGHARDT

November 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Football Mustangs Steamroll Spartans In Shutout At Corral

62-0. Yes, 62-0; the Oakdale varsity football Mustangs dominated the visiting Lathrop Spartans on Friday night. Oakdale scored 35 points in the first quarter and ...

November 01, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Rough End To Regular Season For Volleyball

Senior Night 2017 was full of energy and high hopes on the volleyball court. The Lady Mustangs varsity team entered Monday night, Oct. 23 tied ...

November 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Tennis Closes Campaign

Oakdale hosted the 2017 Valley Oak League Championship Tournament this past week, closing out the season on their home court.

November 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustang Golf Girls Earn Blue Section Banner

Putting the exclamation point on their season, the Oakdale golf girls played at Tracy Golf and Country Club for the Sac-Joaquin Section D III Championship ...

November 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Water Polo Squads Ready To Dive Into Playoffs

The 2017 regular water polo season came to a close this past week. On Tuesday, Oct. 24 both the boys and girls Oakdale water polo ...

November 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Stampede Gears Up For Cencal Playoffs

The regular season of the Cencal Youth Football League has come to a close. For the Oakdale varsity Stampede it ended on a high note ...

November 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

For those of us who've been fishing a while, I'm sure we've all heard the term "turnover" used. Turnover can happen several ...

November 01, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Mustangs Run Wild At VOL Cross Country Meet

The Valley Oak League Cross Country Championship meet was held Wednesday, Oct. 25 at Eagal Lakes in Tracy. For the freshman/sophomore boys and junior ...

November 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Volleyball Girls Dig Out Pair Of Wins

Oakdale's varsity volleyball girls are one step closer to wining their fourth straight Valley Oak League championship.

October 25, 2017 | | Local Sports


Girls Tennis Battles To 7-7 VOL Mark

The regular season came to a close for the Oakdale girls tennis team this past week. The girls dropped both of their road contests to ...

October 25, 2017 | | Local Sports


ABA Basketball Comes To The Valley

The American Basketball Association (ABA) is filled with a rich history and historic figures. The ABA was founded in 1967 and is still going strong ...

October 25, 2017 | | Local Sports


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