Oakdale's youth football and cheer program kicked off this past weekend with the Stampede hosting the Central Valley 49ers. The Stampede made short work of the visitors, as all levels of Oakdale finished the weekend with victories. The Pee-Wee team won in overtime 19-12 on a touchdown run by Maddox Dias. The Junior Varsity boys shut out the 49ers 42-0 under quarterback Mickey Merzon, and a big offensive line anchored by center Bradley Joseph. The offensive line helped open holes for runners Yahir Ayala, Chris Thomas, Tate Cassaretto and Dalton Vargas, who all rushed for touchdowns in the win.
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, but a new head coach in Rod Long. Long and his team hit the field on Thursday night for a home game against longtime rival Sonora to begin the 2016 season.
The 2016-2017 school year at Oakdale High has begun and that means varsity Mustang teams are returning to the practice field, course, gym and pool. The CIF has moved boys soccer from the fall to the winter season and they (along with girls soccer) will join wrestling and basketball at that time. Here is a quick glance at each of the OHS fall sports.
"Many of you may have heard, the Coalition for a Sustainable Delta representing the San Joaquin Valley water diverters has petitioned the Calif. Fish and Game Commission to adopt higher bag limits and lower size limits for black bass and stripers. These changes are aimed to essentially eradicate these species from the Delta, Bay and rivers of the Central Valley. The proposal increases the bag limit on stripers from 2 fish to 6 and decreases the size limit from 18 inches to 12. It increases the black bass bag limit from 5 to 10 and decreases the size limit from ...
Hot weather didn't keep them away and, on Monday, Aug. 8 nearly 200 golfers teed off for a good cause: to help put an end to Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The Karen Basi Wave of Hope MS Foundation hosted its 11th annual charity golf tournament at Oakdale Golf and Country Club. This year's theme was "Imagine A Future Without MS" with the staff dressed up as science-fiction characters for the theme.
When 'Ei8hts' are just not enough, the fourth annual Crazy Ei8hts Trail Run Series will sign off its final leg with an added half-marathon option, on Sunday, Aug. 28, at Lake Camanche. All will be gathering at the South Shore staging area, and meeting up at the Turkey Hill Equestrian Campground, at 11700 Wade Lane in Wallace.
Many assume that I'm always catching fish. Even today, after years of experience, I still have days when I don't catch anything. I've learned that my chances of catching a fish are dramatically reduced or improved by a variety of factors. Time of year, time of day, and tide are my top three. Every species of fish is more active during certain times of the year than others. Learning which time that is is fairly easy with a little research. Bass for example make their way shallow to spawn in the spring. As a result, most anglers ...