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Big Time Wrestling Coming To Modesto

Saturday night, Aug. 13 John Thurman Field will transform from the home of the Modesto Nuts to the squared circle of Big Time Wrestling (BTW). For the first time in its 20-year history, BTW is coming to Modesto.

August 03, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports

OHS Sports Boosters Seek New Membership

The Oakdale High School Sports Boosters Club is seeking new membership for the 2016-2017 school year. Four membership levels are available for purchase and each have their own perks during the year. Ranging from Pony ($25) to Corporate ($500), being a member of one of the elite booster clubs in the area will get you an up close experience at all Mustang sports this year.

August 03, 2016 | | Local Sports

WWE Live In Stockton

The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is about ready to make its highly anticipated return to the area. On Saturday, Aug. 6 the WWE will be at the Stockton Arena for the WWE Live Summerslam Tour.

August 03, 2016 | | Local Sports

2016 NHRA Toyota/Sonoma Nationals Brings Back Memories

It was 10 years ago when a young, local driver from Oakdale claimed the Funny Car title at the Toyota/Sonoma Nationals event. His name was Eric Medlen and he drove a team car for John Force Racing. That same weekend, a friend of his won the event title in Top Fuel. That friend was J.R. Todd. A year later (2007), Medlen lost his life in a testing accident, prior to this event. John Force was able to win the event in 2007, thus defending Medlen's title and helped to raise the spirits of all the fans and ...

August 03, 2016 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports

Fishing Report

Gone are the days when I used to fish through the summer heat. Call it what you want, "I call it being smart." Rarely have my fishing trips gone past noon this summer. Yesterday for example, I was on the water before 6:30 a.m. and off the water at noon. I was able to catch fish, enjoy the morning, avoid the traffic, and didn't come home feeling completely drained of energy. In the past I would stay out from sunrise to sunset which would usually result in me taking at least a day to recover. My mentality ...

August 03, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports

Oakdale Golf and Country Club

18 Hole Ladies

July 27, 2016 | | Local Sports

Swim Finale

With the temperatures rising to triple digits, Oakdale's youth swim club, the Gators, cooled off by hosting a meet on Saturday, July 23. Oakdale hosted Lodi, Davis and Turlock at Oakdale High School's Aquatic Center.

July 27, 2016 | | Local Sports

Inaugural Stampede Meet And Greet A Success

With the young Stampede football and cheerleading season getting ready to start soon, the youth organization hosted its inaugural Stampede Meet and Greet over the weekend. Players, coaches, cheerleaders, alum, families and board members gathered at Kerr Park in Oakdale for the event on Saturday and had a large turnout.

July 27, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports

Fishing Report

A lot of anglers make fishing too complicated. To me, this explains how someone with limited experience and skill can catch fish on days where others are struggling to get a bite. The longer I've been fishing, the more I'm starting to realize that I've wasted a lot of time trying to outthink a fish. The first mistake I've made was eliminating areas that didn't look good to me. The major flaw in that type of thinking was that everything that I'm looking at above the water line, the fish don't even see ...

July 27, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports

Fighter ‘Mayday’ McDonald Rocked By Hands Of Stone

In a marquee match on July 13, Michael 'Mayday' McDonald entered the octagon at UFC Fight Night, ultimately losing the bout to John 'Hands of Stone' Lineker. The event took place in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in front of a sold out crowd and worldwide on FS1.

July 20, 2016 | | Local Sports

Oakdale Golf & Country Club

18 Hole Ladies

July 20, 2016 | | Local Sports

Ways To Improve Your Golf Game

Warmer weather sends scores of golfers to their favorite courses each and every day. Golf is a challenging pastime, but a few pointers can help golfers hone their short games, long games and everything in between.

July 20, 2016 | | Local Sports

Dahm Building His Way To A Better Life

J.R. Dahm is the owner and a professional trainer at Revitalize Fitness at 1214 W. F St., Oakdale, and he is also a body builder.

July 20, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


An article regarding the Gators swim team in the July 13 edition of The Leader indicated their meet was at Tokay High School in Lodi; the swim meet was actually hosted at Lodi High School. The Leader apologizes for the error.

July 20, 2016 | | Local Sports


I took a walk in the woods along the Stanislaus River the other day and ran into a small flock of wild turkeys. I have been spotting turkeys there as well as seeing them in the foothills on both sides of the Central Valley for about 20 years and wondered how widespread they were. In checking both online and with experts at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, I have determined that turkeys are actually quite plentiful in the golden state.

July 20, 2016 | By DON MOYER | Local Sports

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October 05, 2016 | | Local Sports

Blowout Victory For Varsity Football Over Jaguars

The "Mini Mustangs" had the chance to be front and center at Friday night's Oakdale Mustangs JV and varsity football games, but rest assured ...

October 05, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports

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