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Varsity Softball Season Ends In Second Round

A roller coaster of a season for the Oakdale High School varsity softball team came to a screeching halt this past week. Oakdale entered the 2017 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Championship tournament as the No. 12 seed. The Lady Mustangs surprised the entire tournament with their first round 13-1 victory over fifth seeded Pioneer on Tuesday, May 16. Their Cinderella postseason came to an end with a heartbreaking 3-1 loss against fourth ranked Vanden on Thursday night, May 18.

May 24, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Oakdale Diamondmen Rolling Through Section Playoffs

Valley Oak League champions, the Oakdale High School varsity baseball Mustangs are swinging the bat with confidence early in the postseason. In two games of action in the 2017 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Championship tournament, Oakdale is 2-0 and are one win away from playing for the Section crown. The number two seeded Mustangs blanked 10th ranked Rio Americano 7-0 on Thursday, May 18 and made a statement against Yuba City 11-1 to take the first game in a best-of-three series on Saturday, May 20.

May 24, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

The weather finally seems like it's going to be more like the month of May that I'm used to. I know better to get too excited though, since everyone else is most likely going to be just as excited as I am to be able to get out on the water. My main concern this time of year going forward while out on the water is other operators. There are still some boaters that believe they cannot be stopped for drinking and driving while boating. The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) may in fact revoke or suspend your ...

May 24, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Use Long Ball To Advance

Upsets will happen in a sport, that's why you play the game.

May 17, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Oakdale’s Golf Season Ends At Section Tourney

The 2017 boys golf season has come to a close. Oakdale placed third in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Golf Tournament at Yolo Fliers Country Club in Woodland. The tournament took place on Monday, May 8 where Oakdale shot a team 407, one stroke behind second place Rio Americano. Had Oakdale placed in the top two they would have moved on to compete in the Masters at Spanos Park Golf Course.

May 17, 2017 | | Local Sports


Ultimate Boat, Sport Expo At Woodward Reservoir

In a continued celebration of Woodward Reservoir's 100th season, Stanislaus County Parks and Recreation is bringing an Ultimate Boat & Sport Expo to the main boat ramp of the reservoir on Saturday, June 3 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The public is invited to come to the event for a day spent outdoors, perusing impressive boats and sporting equipment, enjoying food and beverages, and spending quality time with friends and family.

May 17, 2017 | | Local Sports


Perfect VOL Season In Books For Varsity Mustang Sluggers

Valley Oak League perfection, 14-0. The Oakdale High School varsity baseball team capped off the memorable season with a two game sweep over the Kimball Jaguars this past week. On Monday, May 8 the boys hosted the Jags and defeated the visitors 6-1 and two days later Oakdale defeated Kimball 10-1 on the road to complete their first unbeaten season in Valley Oak League action since 2012.

May 17, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Oakdale Falls To East Union In Softball Finale

The Oakdale High School varsity softball team ended its regular season run with a 10-4 home loss to East Union. The showdown took place on Tuesday, May 9 where Oakdale scored the first run of the game in the bottom of the first on a Maddy Brewer RBI double that brought in Grace Green.

May 17, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

It's funny how us fathers end up repeating the same words of advice that our fathers repeated to us as children. While fishing with my dad, he used to always tell me "you can't catch anything if your baits not in the water." I've since gone on to repeat that saying to just about every angler I fish with that questions whether the fish are biting or not. I've also been surprised at how many times I caught a fish while I tossed my line out while I ate lunch, changed clothing, stopped to put some ...

May 17, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Junior Nord Makes Splash At Section Swimming Finals

Oakdale High School junior Caden Nord has put together a memorable 2017 season. Earlier in the year he etched his name amongst Oakdale's swimming elite as he set the school record for the fastest time in the 100 yard freestyle at 47.50, breaking last year's record held by Jackson Metcalfe. He also set the school record with a 47.50 time in the 100 yard freestyle earlier this year. This past weekend, though, Nord solidified his name on a much larger stage, the Sac-Joaquin Section Finals.

May 17, 2017 | | Local Sports


End Of The Year Banquet, Awards For Softball Girls

A large group of fans, family members, coaches and players gathered at the Gene Bianchi Community Center on Thursday, May 11 to honor the Oakdale High School softball programs.

May 17, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

Low Net

May 17, 2017 | | Local Sports


Annual Catfish Derby Scheduled For June 3

San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation and the Delta Fly Fishers will host the 33rd annual Catfish Derby on Saturday, June 3 beginning at 6:15 a.m. at Oak Grove Regional Park in Stockton.

May 17, 2017 | | Local Sports


Sign Up For Umpire Camp

If you have ever wanted to get into umpiring, the City of Livingston will give you that chance. The city is hosting its Umpire Training Camp for ages 14 through adults, open to residents throughout the region. This camp will cover, rules, duties, positioning, mechanics, field work and more. Whether you are 14 or 40, if you are interested in earning a little extra money as an umpire this is the camp for you.

May 10, 2017 | | Local Sports


VOL Track, Field Meet Sees Oakdale Dominance

On Saturday, May 6 Sierra High School hosted the annual Valley Oak League track and field championship meet. The Oakdale girls team placed first with a total team score of 121 points. Also taking first place were the JV boys and girls teams. Oakdale's JV boys scored a team total of 122 points, 43 points higher than second place Central Catholic and the JV girls totaled 193 points, 105 points higher than second place Lathrop. Oakdale's varsity boys totaled 45 points and placed sixth as a team.

May 10, 2017 | | Local Sports


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

June 28, 2017 | | Local Sports


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