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Junior Varsity Baseball Sizzles In Summer Ball

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.

July 06, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

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 ...

July 06, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Competitive Baseball Boys Take Home Hardware

Several Oakdale travel baseball teams recently completed their season and walked with three championship teams and two runner-up honors for the local squads. Five teams based out of Oakdale traveled to Rainbow Fields Sports Complex outside Riverbank to compete in their respective league championship games.

July 06, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fish And Wildlife Department Offers July Rec Opportunities

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife calendar for July includes a variety of fun, educational opportunities around the region. Along with specific daily activities, there are many that are offered periodically throughout the month or on weekends.

July 06, 2016 | | Local Sports


Ultimate Dodgeball League Taking Sign-Ups For Season

Sky Zone Stockton is organizing an Ultimate Dodgeball continues through Thursday, July 7 at Sky Zone, in the Sherwood Mall at 5358 Pacific Ave., Stockton. League play will be held on Wednesday, July 13 and Thursday, July 14 at Sky Zone.

July 06, 2016 | | Local Sports


North Squad Tops South In Rotary Football Classic

For those who needed a "Friday Night Lights" fix, they had the chance to make their way to Merced for the 31st annual North/South Rotary Bob Green Football Classic on Friday night, June 24. Both sides of the stands were full at Veterans Stadium to watch local high school football players clash in the All-Star game.

June 29, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Recently while fishing New Melones Lake all intentions were to go after the kokanee that were supposed to be biting. What ended up happening was that we came across a school of crappie that seemed to bite every time we trolled past them. The decision I had to make was to either abandon the area in pursuit of kokanee or stay there and change tactics to target crappie. I decided the latter for a variety of reasons but none more than the opportunity to catch crappie. I've caught them before but never in the numbers and sizes of the ...

June 29, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Stewart Smokes Field Sunday At Napa’s Sonoma Raceway

Tony Stewart, nicknamed "Smoke," utilized a daring pass in the last turn on the last lap to take his third Sonoma Toyota/Save Mart 350 victory, the 49th NASCAR Sprint Cup series victory of his career.

June 29, 2016 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Last Minute Push Gives Elliott K&N Series Win

The NASCAR K&N Series West series arrived at Sonoma Raceway in Wine Country on Saturday, prior to Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Over the course of 64 laps around the 1.990-mile road course there were many on track incidents and lead changes.

June 29, 2016 | By JEFF BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Father Time Can’t Keep Hoff From Softball Field

Since moving to Oakdale in 2012, 68-year-old Eric Hoff has been on the local senior softball scene. Hoff is a pitcher for the Animals, a senior softball team based out of Modesto. Over the years, Hoff has accumulated seven championship rings in senior softball.

June 29, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Trekkers Meet July 11

Plans are underway for upcoming Volksport Walks at Brushy Peak near Livermore and Calaveras State Park near Manteca. You can learn all about these group walks for fun and fitness at the Delta Tule Trekkers' monthly meeting on Monday, July 11 at CK Grill, 14725 S. Harlan Road, Lathrop. Dinner/social hour begins at 6 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m.

June 29, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

It seems like every year it's becoming harder and harder to be without a Wi-Fi signal while out camping. It's a reminder to me of just how much technology is becoming part of my life. Currently I'm out camping and the Wi-Fi signal is intermittent. My evening walks with my son this week have turned into finding the best place to make a phone call or respond to text messages. I even caught myself today fishing in an area a lot longer than I should have only because it had a great Wi-Fi signal. As much as ...

June 22, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

Two BB of Foursome

June 22, 2016 | | Local Sports


Holland Plays Her Way To Record Setting Season

Former Oakdale High School varsity softball standout Hanna Holland has wrapped up her sophomore season at Humboldt State University. The center fielder and the Lumber Jacks made it to the postseason but fell to North Alabama one game before the National Championship. Not all was lost, though, as Holland led the team in batting average at .413, on base percentage (.520), runs scored (58), hits (83) walks (42) and set a school record with 70 stolen bases, shattering the previous record of 53.

June 22, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Oakdale Gators Jump In To Season At Invitational

The thermometer has reached triple digits in Oakdale and that means it is time to hit the pool. For the local youth swim team known as the Oakdale Gators, they did just that this past weekend. The swimmers went on the road to Turlock for their most recent action.

June 22, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


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Ponies Defeat Wildcats In Coach Long’s Debut

New year, new team. That is the life of any freshman sport. This year has not only seen new players on the OHS Ponies roster ...

August 31, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

The highly controversial Striped Bass and Black Bass Petition was recently withdrawn resulting in a victory for local anglers wishing to preserve one of the ...

August 31, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


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