April is the month that I get most excited about when thinking about going fishing. My personal best was caught during the month of April, nearly 10 years ago. As a bass fisherman, catching a bass over 10 pounds is extremely rare. Naturally, it becomes a goal of just about every fisherman that I know. Before finally breaking the 10 pound mark, I caught many that weighted over five pounds and a handful that were slightly over nine pounds. I quickly became frustrated to the point of wondering if I was ever going to catch one over 10 pounds. When ...
Join the Miracle League of Stanislaus County on Saturday, April 9, for an Opening Day celebration beginning at 9 a.m., followed by the first official game at 10 a.m. The spring season officially kicks off with a ceremony, followed by a parade of teams, donor recognition and a ceremonial first pitch. All festivities will take place at Miracle League Field near the corner of Pelandale Avenue and Tully Road, next to Big Valley Grace Church. The facility fills a specific need in Stanislaus County and all are welcome to join in for a day of baseball, food and ...
The varsity softball girls improved to 4-0 in league play after a huge 24-0 blowout over the Lathrop Spartans. Oakdale's (10-0, 4-0) convincing road win over Lathrop (1-5, 0-3) began with Oakdale scoring 11 runs in the bottom of the first inning and never looking back.
Three games, three wins for the Oakdale varsity Mustangs baseball team. In the team's annual three day Spring Break Mark Dickens Invitational sponsored by Golden Bear Physical Therapy and Sports Injury Center Inc., the Mustangs beat Dos Palos 15-0, Beyer 5-3 and in the finals declawed the Tigers of Tokay, 8-3.
Three Oakdale sports teams hit the pool, the court and the links this past week with all recording mixed results. With the Valley Oak League season for some teams rapidly approaching the halfway mark, every victory counts.
Oakdale's (8-3-2, 1-1-0) varsity girls soccer team opened up their Valley Oak League (VOL) season this past week with mixed results. In their season opener, Oakdale came out on the wrong side of a 1-0 shutout on the road against Kimball (3-2-5, 1-1-0) on Monday, March 21. The Lady Mustangs flipped the script on Wednesday, March 23 when they went from being blanked, to dishing out a shutout of their own on the road against Weston Ranch (5-4-0, 0-2-0) with a 4-0 victory.
Oakdale's varsity girls track and field team continued their Valley Oak League dominance with a 70-65 victory over Sierra on Thursday, March 24. The narrow victory pushed the girls' amazing dual meet winning streak to 82, as the team has not lost a VOL dual meet in 11 years. Helping lead the charge for the girls were Melody Johnson by winning a pair of the hurdle events. Johnson took both the 100 and 300 meter hurdles for the Lady Mustangs. The field events helped Oakdale to the strong finish with impressive and powerful displays by the throws team. Hannah ...
It's very early in the Oakdale Mustangs varsity baseball season; in fact the 2016 Valley Oak League season is only two games old. Oakdale opened the VOL campaign with a home and away series with Manteca that began with a 5-4 road loss on Tuesday, March 22. Oakdale's troubles continued the following day as they gave up a three run lead to fall 13-5 to the visiting Buffaloes.
If you ask any fisherman what they like about fishing, they probably wouldn't be able to give you just one answer. Most likely it's a lot of little things that they like about fishing that keeps them involved in the sport. Many, like myself, became addicted to fishing immediately after being taken out for the first time. I actually remember waiting anxiously for my chance to finally go fishing. Eventually I got my chance and even though I didn't catch anything, I could hardly wait for my next opportunity. Fortunately there were a few ponds near my ...
Artists are invited to submit their original artwork to the 2016-2017 California Duck Stamp Art Contest. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will accept submissions May 13 through June 13.
Donny Schatz maneuvered through traffic to take the win from his sixth place qualifying position with five laps remaining in racing action Saturday, his second win in two days at the Craftsman World of Outlaws event in Stockton.
March 23, 2016|
By MIKE BURGHARDT
A popular athletic/epicurean event returns to downtown Stockton, on the morning of Sunday, April 10. The new Cali 10 gives participants the choice of a 10k Run or 5k Run/Walk, on extremely flat and fast courses, featuring lots of visibility for the runners of the field, ahead and behind them. The courses' sights include the picturesque downtown of Stockton at Decarli Plaza, Weber Point, and McLeod Lake.
The Corral looked more like an Olympic venue on Friday, March 18 when over 20 schools showed up for the fourth annual County Clash at Oakdale High School. The Mustang varsity girls placed third overall with a total of 80 team points, 15 behind first place Pitman. Oakdale's boys team tied for tenth with 31 points.