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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


Kent Qualifies For National Finals

Travis Kent, a senior at Valley Oak Charter School of Oakdale, has qualified for the 68th annual National High School Finals Rodeo. Known as "The World's Largest Rodeo" the weeklong event begins July 17 and wraps up on July 23 in Gillette, Wyoming.

June 22, 2016 | | Local Sports


Big Turnout Seen For Local AAU Event

For four days The Corral on the Oakdale High School campus was the host of the Armature Athletic Union (AAU) Region 22 Qualifier, as over 450 youth competitors came out to take part in the track and field events. Athletes from the local area and as far away as Oregon packed The Corral where over 900 total medals where given out to the youngsters ranging in age from 4 to 18 years old.

June 22, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Academy Expands To Include K-Third Grades

Oakdale Academy, a private Christian school, is adding a new class for kindergarten through third grade, expanding to include all elementary grade levels, K-8. The initial concept of a one-room classroom that includes fourth through eighth grade has just completed its third year of operation with great success. Oakdale Academy is earning an excellent reputation; one of academic rigor in a Christian environment.

June 15, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Players Propel West In All-Star Win

With four players and three varsity coaches on the West staff, Oakdale made its presence known on Saturday night, June 11 at the 27th annual Modesto Sunrise Rotary Baseball Classic. Oakdale Mustangs Sean Gingerich, Ben Solorio, Bryce Kirk and Logan Hall all made the trip to Stanislaus State in Turlock for the game. Along with the boys, varsity OHS coaches Nate Gregory, Joe Peterson and Eric Brink made up the West coaching staff along with Gregori coach Jim Davis.

June 15, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

18 Hole Ladies

June 15, 2016 | | Local Sports


Annual 5K Run/Walk Promotes Brain Health

Here's a chance for you to run or walk for the health of that very important "muscle" in your body … your brain. Join in for the Second Annual Brain Health 5K Run/Walk, being held on Saturday morning, June 25, at McLeod Lake Park in Stockton. This special event benefits Healings in Motion, an organization that provides local educational programs and services, supporting brain health, stroke awareness, and prevention.

June 15, 2016 | | Local Sports


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SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26

April 26, 2017 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustang Softball Gallops Past Kimball

The varsity softball team spent most of its Spring Break 2017 in Tracy. Oakdale (14-6, 5-2) traveled to Kimball High School to face the Jaguars ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local Sports


Junior Relays Slated

Young athletes representing 23 local junior high and middle schools are preparing to compete at the 70th Annual Harold Pope Junior Relays on Saturday, May ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf And Country Club

Individual Low Net

April 26, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Brings The Heat For Softball Tournaments

Oakdale's travel softball organization, the Oakdale Heat, has had a busy and successful spring season. Since February, both the 10U and 12U teams have ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local Sports


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