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Hackbarth Twins Taking Softball Talents To Pac 12

Oakdale High School alumni Maddi and Kindra Hackbarth have decided to transfer out of the Fresno State softball program. The twins are also heading out of the Mountain West Conference and into the Pac 12 to play at Arizona State.

July 05, 2017 | | Local Sports

Swimmers Learning To Stay Safe, Cool In The Pool

As the summer heat starts to creep in, kids of all ages are now welcome in Oakdale's pool, The Plunge, for swimming lessons. Royse Memorial Swimming Pool in Dorada Park at 555 N. Third Ave., is open for lessons no matter the skill-set.

July 05, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Leader Correspondent | Local Sports


Battling through the triple digit heat, employees of Valley Precision Grading, Inc. have been working hard to piece together the new field inside The Corral. Valley Precision Grading, Inc. broke ground on June 1 and has made strides on getting the field together for the upcoming football season. Shown are the employees laying down artificial turf and block letters in the end zone.

July 05, 2017 | | Local Sports

Fishing Report

For the past five years, we've camped in Half Moon Bay. I've never been able to get in any fishing since most of my efforts were spent getting everything packed and making sure that we had an available campsite. If you've ever tried camping on the beach, open spots are very difficult to find. This time around was different though. I planned on boarding a charter boat with my son, who's nearly 15 years old now, and going out rock cod fishing. Apparently, the fishing was great. I've been out on charter boats at least ...

July 05, 2017 | | Local Sports

MJC Athletics Program Earns Top 15 Ranking In State Poll

The Modesto Junior College athletics program tied for 15th (seventh in Northern California) from among 109 California community colleges in the annual National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) Cup standings. MJC's standings were benefited by particularly successful performances by MJC's Football, Wrestling, Men's and Women's Golf, Men's and Women's Tennis, and Men's Track and Field teams.

July 05, 2017 | | Local Sports

Vandagriff Chasing Dream In The Square Circle

It is never easy pursuing your dream. For many, the childhood dreams get pushed aside by work, family and other responsibilities as we get older. Some, however, have a chance to chase them.

June 28, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports

Mustang All-Stars Gallop To Victory In Gridiron Classic

The 32nd Annual North South Rotary Bob Green Football Classic was held this past Saturday night in Merced. Representing the North were three Oakdale High School players: Cullen Bearden, Zac Thomas and Jacob Tietjen. The trio of Mustangs helped power the North to a 33-19 victory.

June 28, 2017 | | Local Sports

Stampede Rookies Wanted

Football season will be here before we know it. Oakdale's youth football program known as Stampede is currently accepting sign-ups for their Rookie team. Rookie is designed for players seven or eight years of age (as of Aug. 1, 2017). To sign up your young gridiron superstar, check out their Facebook page by searching Oakdale Stampede Youth Football and Cheer.

June 28, 2017 | | Local Sports

Harvick Sweeps Pair At Sonoma Raceway

Kevin Harvick accomplished a rare double up by winning both of the events at Sonoma Raceway over the weekend. First he took the win in the Carneros 200 K & N Pro West Tour event, then followed up by winning the 29th annual Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup event.

June 28, 2017 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports

Summer Sluggers Hit Field For Tournament Schedule

Oakdale was one of four host cities in the 32nd annual Lee Hampson Baseball Tournament this past week. The 20-team tournament featured Oakdale as the host city for Pool B, a pool that included Calaveras, Beyer, Modesto Christian and Merced.

June 28, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports

Fishing Report

Today as I was pulling my boat out of the water, I saw a young boy riding his bike, steering with one hand, while the other was holding his fishing pole. What surprised me was that it was 100 degrees outside and he was just beginning to fish, while I was on my way out. I was reminded of a time when I would do anything to go fishing. The weather didn't matter, as long as my parents said it was okay. I really didn't care about the weather and often didn't bring anything but my tackle ...

June 28, 2017 | | Local Sports

Oakdale MMA Hosting Women’s Fitness Class

The Oakdale Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Academy will be hosting a six-week class in women's fitness. This unique class will be led by Eloy Garza of Oakdale MMA. Garza encourages women of all ages to join his six-week program that will focus on cardio and toning. The first day of class will be held Tuesday, July 11 at 6 a.m.

June 21, 2017 | | Local Sports

Oakdale Wrestlers Host Event

Oakdale's wrestlers hosted a six-team scramble at Oakdale High School this past week. Teams from Tokay, Turlock, Pitman, Yucca Valley and Clovis North hit the gym for a youth wrestling scrimmage. Young wrestlers from the ages of eight up to high schoolers battled it out over the course of two days.

June 21, 2017 | | Local Sports

Oakdale Aquatics Masters Hit The Pool For Season

It was over 100 degrees in Oakdale on Saturday, June 17 and the Oakdale Aquatics Masters cooled off when the team hosted a five city meet in Oakdale. Teams from Lodi, Manteca, Tracy and Sonora competed against Oakdale in the first meet of the season.

June 21, 2017 | | Local Sports

Gators Go On The Road To Face Off With Turlock

Oakdale's youth swimming team, the Gators, hit the road this past weekend. The young swimmers packed up and visited Pitman High School in Turlock for a meet against the Turlock Aquatic Club. This was the Gators second meet of the year, and first on the road.

June 21, 2017 | | Local Sports

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Soccer Season Ends For Lady Mustangs

The Oakdale Lady Mustangs soccer season concluded with a second round loss at Liberty Ranch on Friday night, Feb. 23.

February 28, 2018 | | Local Sports

Mustang Soccer Boys Fall In Second Round

After an opening round win, the Mustangs departed soccer's postseason in the second round.

February 28, 2018 | | Local Sports

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