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Raiders Prep For Future Through Draft

Expectations are running high in the East Bay and all across Raider Nation worldwide. If the 2015 season was any indication, the Raiders are on the right path back to glory. Oakland finished with a 7-9 record, an impressive four game improvement from the abysmal 2014 season.

April 27, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | SPORTS

Surprises At NHRA Event In Las Vegas


April 06, 2016 | | SPORTS

March Meet Champions Crowned At Famosa

The month of March signals the coming of spring each year, but it is also the time when great drag racers from across the county meet up at the famed Famosa strip in Bakersfield. This event has become known as the "March Meet." Back in the day, it was also known as the "fuel and gas" championship.

March 09, 2016 | MIKE BURGHARDT | SPORTS

History And Championships Highlight NHRA Finals

The 50th annual AAA of Southern California NHRA Finals featured cool very comfortable southern California blue skies on race day. These conditions brought out some spectacular on track performances throughout the event and drew some of the largest crowds seen in recent years to witness the crowning of champions in the four professional categories.

November 26, 2014 | Mike Burghardt Racing Correspondent | SPORTS

Thunder At The Strip Thrills Vegas Race Fans

The 14th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals qualifying brought plenty of thundering excitement over the weekend, as the event marks the fifth of six events in the Countdown to the Championship. With championships looming in all three professional categories and a season championship to be claimed in another, all the race teams were putting all the chips on the table.

November 10, 2014 | Mike Burghardt Racing Correspondent | SPORTS

Oakdale’s Olivo Accused Of Biting Off Teammate’s Ear

Los Angeles Dodgers minor-league teammates Alex Guerrero and Miguel Olivo, a resident of Oakdale in the off-season, got into a fight Tuesday, May 20, during a game in Salt Lake City while playing for the Class AAA Albuquerque Isotopes. Olivo is accused of biting off a part of Guerrero's ear during the melee.

May 22, 2014 | Richard Paloma | SPORTS

Olivo Tearing Up Minors In Comeback Attempt

After being sent down to AAA by the Los Angeles Dodgers at the end of this season's spring training, Oakdale resident Miguel Olivo is destroying minor league pitching in his attempt to make a Major League comeback.

April 24, 2014 | Richard Paloma | SPORTS

Out Of Bounds - My Last Will And Testament: A to Z

Tick, tock. Tick, tock.

September 18, 2013 | Ike Dodson | SPORTS

Another Force To Be Reckoned With

The 59th Annual NHRA Chevrolet Performance US Nationals at Indianapolis witnessed some hot and humid weather on Friday, but it didn't deter much from the on-track action or spectator attendance.

August 31, 2013 | Report Abuse account | SPORTS

It Takes A Lot Of Will Power To Win

It had been 25 races (16 months) since Will Power had won a race. Coming into the 2013 season, Power and his Verizon/Penske race team had high hopes to contend for the championship, after finishing 2nd each of the last two seasons. Unfortunately, this season has been nothing if not frustrating. Power and the team ran into more than their fair share of "bad luck" and found themselves almost mathematically eliminated from any championships hopes.

August 26, 2013 | Report Abuse account | SPORTS

Trying to master this predictions thing

It's time to confess. I love predictions. For whatever reason, reading opinions on why a future outcome will happen based on convoluted thoughts fascinates me.

April 11, 2013 | Vince Johnson The Santa Clarita Valley Signal | SPORTS

Oakdale Fighters Ready For Next Tests

Brad 'Bad Brad' McDonald of Oakdale MMA continues his 6-1 professional fight career with an anticipated showdown with MMA veteran Sergio Quinones during a Tachi Palace fight card in Lemoore on Friday.

August 03, 2011 | Ike Dodson | SPORTS

Ike’s Sights - World Cup Fever

Sometimes it is good to be a mutt.

The seven different nationalities I carry some percentage of in my blood comes in handy once every four years.

June 30, 2010 | Ike Dodson | SPORTS

Oakdale Racer Taking Funny Car To Bakersfield

This week Oakdale native Josh Crawford will head south for the world-renowned March Meet at the Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield.

March 03, 2010 | Ike Dodson | SPORTS

Whiting Finds Success With National Championship Program

Back on May 28, 2007 Oakdale High senior Boone Whiting gave a brief glimpse on what was to come when the right-handed pitcher dominated the Bear River Bruins 12-0 for an Oakdale Sac-Joaquin Section Baseball Championship. Now, Whiting is helping the Santa Barbara Foresters defend their National Baseball Congress World Series title.

July 15, 2009 | Jagada Chambers | SPORTS

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