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Boyer, Rosas Win Annual Run For The Library

Roughly 200 runners took to the streets of Oakdale on Saturday morning for the 2010 Don Osborne Memorial Library Run. Hosted by the Oakdale Lions Club and overseen by the Modesto-based ShadowChase Running Club, the run began near the library at South First Avenue and G Street. Two different races were offered, the one-mile run and the 5K walk/run. Conditions were picture perfect, with cool morning air and some sunshine greeting those on hand for the event, which raises money for the local library and its programs for the community.

February 17, 2010 | | Local Sports


Holman Could Take Handball To The Olympic Level

It's 10 a.m. on Monday morning and Oakdale High's track and field athletes are enjoying a day of break from practice in honor of Presidents' Day.

February 17, 2010 | Ike Dodson | Local Sports


Insanity Girls Wrap Up Campaign With Cup Appearance

Battling back from a disappointing 2-0 loss to San Benito in their opening round game on Saturday, Oakdale's U14 Insanity soccer girls earned a tie and a win on Sunday in first round State Association Cup action.

January 13, 2010 | | Local Sports


Oakdale U12 Soccer Boys Advance To Sweet 16

With two wins and a tie, the Oakdale United U12 boys won their bracket and advance to the Sweet 16 round of competition in Association Cup play.

January 13, 2010 | | Local Sports


CenCal 12U Win Championship Nailbiter

The CenCal 12-and-Under youth baseball team blew through the TPR Veterans Day Classic at Big League Dreams in Manteca on Saturday with four straight wins and a championship title.

November 18, 2009 | | Local Sports


Stampede Squads Complete Full Sweep

If Manteca football teams see another horse in shoulder pads, it will be far too soon.

November 04, 2009 | Ike Dodson | Local Sports


Stampede Mom Powderpuff

November 04, 2009 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Banshees Claim Third Place Honors

It was a successful trip to Clovis for the Oakdale United U13 Banshees, the girls coming home with third place honors from the weekend tournament.

October 28, 2009 | | Local Sports


Oakdale MMA Loses Four In Richmond

With both hands still posted at the side of his face to defend a barrage of head kicks, Oakdale High graduate and former Mustang football player/OHS wrestler Rolando Velasco had no protection from a heavy straight right that landed flush on the center of his face and dropped him to the canvas.

October 28, 2009 | Ike Dodson | Local Sports


A Game Of Their Own

Move over boys, it's mom's turn now.

October 28, 2009 | Ike Dodson | Local Sports


Oakdale Girls Champions, Boys Have Tough Tournament

Players for the U16 boys and U14 girls headed to Fresno to battle it out for the Oakdale United competitive soccer program over the weekend.

October 28, 2009 | Marg Jackson | Local Sports


Stampede Goes 2-1 Against Livingston

The Oakdale Stampede youth football program saw a pair of wins in three games of action against the Livingston Wolf Pack on Saturday.

October 21, 2009 | | Local Sports


Impact Volleyball Slates Tryouts

It's time again for the Impact Volleyball Club (IVC) to gear up for its Club Season, which runs November 2009 through July, 2010 and is open to players ages 8 to 18.

October 21, 2009 | | Local Sports


Soccer Girls Roll To Pair Of League Wins

On the home field at T.L. Davis for a pair of Saturday games, competitive soccer team the Oakdale U14 Insanity girls defeated Modesto 2 and Patterson.

October 21, 2009 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Grads Fight For MMA Titles On October 24

Oakdale High graduate and former Mustang wrestler Rolando Velasco doesn't take many fights these days as his mixed martial arts career conflicts with a busy schedule of classes at UC Davis.

October 14, 2009 | Ike Dodson | Local Sports


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Fishing Report

A lot of people that I've been talking to are concerned about the lack of rain we've had so far this season. Through writing this column, I've learned that there's a definite pattern in the weather from year to year. It seems like every fourth year we have a similar dry spell and then all of a sudden, we are hit by a series of big storms that just about make up for all the lack of rain. Seven years ago the Delta along with other surrounding waterways had to be shut down as they were ...

January 21, 2015 | JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Hansen Roped In Thousands In 2014

Wyatt Hansen is a sophomore at Oakdale Charter High School. He is a normal teenager who attends classes, has homework and daily chores. What separates Hansen from other high school kids his age is that he is already an established rodeo star. Hansen competes in calf roping and team roping.

January 14, 2015 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports


Oakdale’s Sports Year In Review Features Highlights Galore

Oakdale's Sports Year In Review Features Highlights Galore

January 07, 2015 | | Local Sports


Oakdale MMA Academy Earns Top Honors

2014 was a big year for the Oakdale Mixed Martial Arts Academy, and the man that runs it.

December 31, 2014 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports


Pig Hunting Opportunities At Wildlife Area

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is offering pig hunting opportunities at Grizzly Island Wildlife Area in Solano County. CDFW will accept application cards through close of business Feb. 9, 2015 and the drawing will be held on Feb. 12, 2015.

December 31, 2014 | | Local Sports


League Recognition Earned By Section Champions

Double digit honors for the Oakdale football team, with the recent announcement of Valley Oak League gridiron selections. The announcement was made just a couple of days after the Mustangs claimed the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III football title with a 27-23 win over Inderkum.

December 17, 2014 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

The best thing about rain this time of the year is that it knocks down the fog. The worst thing about it of course is staying dry. When it comes to purchasing rain gear, you get what you pay for. The least expensive gear might hold up for a trip or two but it's definitely not going to be comfortable. Years ago, I purchased a top of the line rain suit that still provides me comfort and dryness to this day. This morning I was awoken to the sound of rain beating down on ground. As always when seeing ...

December 17, 2014 | JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Fishing Report

This year, while celebrating Thanksgiving, I mentioned to a family member that I was excited about my upcoming fishing trip. He responded by saying "most guys can't handle waiting six or more hours without getting a bite." I responded by saying "I've waited days for a bite in the past." My trip was set, rain or shine, I was going to go Sturgeon fishing. I was particularly excited about this trip because I was going to be reuniting with friends that date back to Jr. High. We ended up having a great time but unfortunately the bite that ...

December 10, 2014 | Jarod Ballardo | Local Sports


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