With the recent resignation of longtime director Irene Laugero, the Impact Volleyball Club has ceased operations.
The Oakdale Aquatics USA Swimming program is off to a great start this fall. The team shined at their first meet in Sonora recently, seeing sharp production from 17 swimmers. Oakdale standout Caden Nord also was a bright spot in his first Junior Olympic meet while Soren Dickens, Summer Thompson and Alissa Burford were terrific at the California-Nevada Sectional.
A herd of 214 youth participants at the Oakdale Saddle Club Junior Rodeo may have departed the arena with dirt stains on their respective leggings, but several left with pockets lined in green on Saturday, Aug. 18.
The Dublin Shamrock Tournament hosted a bounty of soccer teams from across the state of various age divisions, and Oakdale's Under 19 Insanity girls and Under 15 Red Bulls boys made the most of their trips to the Aug. 11 and 12 competition.
Taking some inspiration from the Olympic Games, a pair of Oakdale United competitive soccer teams came home with gold this weekend.
The Oakdale 12-and-under all-star baseball team concluded summer play with two tournaments in July. A young team from the start of the All-star season, they matured over the two months that they played and practiced together. After winning the Oakdale Come As You Are tournament (4-0) and then finishing a disappointing third in the District 1 tournament (1-2), the team started to really come together in post-season tournament play.
The Oakdale Saddle Club hosts the Annual Junior Rodeo on Saturday, Aug. 18 followed by NorCal Junior Rodeo on Sunday, Aug. 19 at the Oakdale Rodeo Grounds. The performances will feature all the spills and thrills of professional rodeo, but these athletes range between the ages of six to 18. These young cowboys and cowgirls will compete for cash and prizes in event such as Calf Riding, Bull Riding, ...
Between sporting the consensus top-5 bantamweight fighter in the world, the steady stream of successful fights and the overall improvement of both quality and numbers, it's hard not to catch the Oakdale Mixed Martial Arts fever these days. The gym, owned and instructed by longtime fight coach Tom Theofanopoulos, has blossomed to the crown jewel of the local fight game. The roster of fighters is long ...
Learning some of the finer points of the game and going through a series of drills, youngsters taking part in various age and skill divisions of the Oakdale Youth Soccer League, OYSL, had the opportunity for some high level instruction this past week. Coaches with the Challenger Sports program were in town, hosting a British Soccer camp at T.L. Davis Sports Complex, with some sessions also designed for competitive ...
It turns out that Oakdale youth athletes are getting their own glimpse of the Olympic Games without the expense of a flight to London in 2012.
If Savannah Stender embroidered the first letter of her name across her chest, it would not only be alphabetically correct, it would be a red cape short of describing her heroics. Oakdale High's superwoman was unmatched talent in the water polo pool and capped a tremendous final year of prep competition with dazzling success for Oakdale's swim team. She proved the perfect choice for the 2011-12 Oakdale Leader Female Athlete of the Year.
The prestige of Oakdale High's football program is bolstered every season by the conference and postseason success each group of athletes collectively share and the character each athlete displays.
Oakdale Gators youth swimmers Hayley Rivera and Dustin VandenBosch were truly touching during a meet against the host Ripon Sea Lions on July 7.
Oakdale H.S., Softball Oakdale Gators swimmer Dustin VandenBosch delivered yet another stellar performance in the pool during the Sea Dog Invitational on June 23. VandenBosch sped to championship victories in the 100 meter individual medley and 50 butterfly stroke. He was also second in the 50 breaststroke and joined older swimmers for a sixth place finish in the 15-18 200 medley relay. VandenBosch earns Athlete of the Week recognition from The Leader for his efforts.
It's now apparent that Kevin Costner's character from the movie Waterworld is loosely based on Oakdale Gators swimmer Dustin VandenBosch.
Eli Turnage defies gravity. The farther north the 11-year-old Oakdale resident and Hickman Charter School student travels, the higher he places in world-class BMX races. Turnage was first and second in both races of the under-12 intermediate class across two days of action at the American Bicycle Association BMX Oregon Nationals on April 13 and 14. The victories propelled Turnage up the ABA ...
The black Nike sneakers supporting 34-year-old Deonce Whitaker molded a peculiar trail of alien impressions onto the Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo sod as the Riverbank resident strode toward a line of nervous and jittery greenhorns.
Cowboys escaped the 62nd Annual Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo with $128,753 in earnings on April 13 and 14 - without the pursuit of a posse.
When the last chunk of earth finally settled back to the arena floor at the 62nd Annual Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo, New Mexico's Jim Ross Cooper emerged as the lone cash-winner in multiple events to seal the honor as the 2013 All-Around Champion. He joined a host of buckle-winners that included Oakdale's Norm Mendenhall, a team roping champion alongside Allen Pruitt. Local cowboys Joe Murry (Oakdale) and Frank Perry claimed top honor is the ...
Oakdale Mixed Martial Arts Academy sensation and Ultimate Fighting Championship talent Michael McDonald is rallying to combat an enemy of a different sort these days. The standout bantamweight fighter ranked third in the world by ESPN has partnered with the Christian charity organization Cure International to aid children with curable diseases and disabilities. The collaboration will be on display during a three-hour mixed martial arts clinic ...
Winners of nine straight games, Kimball High's undefeated baseball team had played quality programs across all divisions of enrollment for an entire month.
Oakdale High softball pitcher Rylie Pena was appearing fatigued on March 28, and East Union's Marissa Romero was looking for an opportunity.
Spectacular boys golf and track and field performances proved impressive during recent play for Oakdale High athletes. Following is a summary of results.
It didn't take long for the 12 underclassmen on Oakdale High's varsity girls soccer team to grasp how strong the upper tier of the Valley Oak League truly is.
Diamonds are forever. It's not a jewelry advertisement as much as a motto for Oakdale High softball players. Lady Mustang graduates are about as common a sight on college softball diamonds as the bases. By last count, seven Oakdale alumni are currently enjoying an active position on a college roster, while Mustang grad and former Humboldt University slugger, Alicia Reid, is now an ...
Members of the 400 yard boys freestyle relay team from Oakdale High's 2009 swim program may need to sit down for this.
The only thing missing from last year's boy's golf season was a glass golf shoe that could only fit Oakdale High golfer and current Modesto Junior College standout, Ryan Jones.