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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


Weekend Wins For Competitive Soccer Girls

Recent action in the Oakdale Youth Soccer League competitive division saw the Under 14 Oakdale United Insanity girls take two wins off the field, stopping Tracy and Stockton.

October 14, 2009 | | Local Sports


Hello Oakdale, Nice To Meet You

There's a new sheriff in town.

October 07, 2009 | Ike Dodson | Local Sports


SOLEMN SUPPORT

Stampede varsity runner Sam Leinhart, top photo, looks to break tackles in the teams' 27-0 loss to the talented Turlock Vikings in youth football action this weekend. At side, Stampede players wore a No. 2 on their helmets this week in honor of Steven Perez, a former Stampede player who was injured during a freshman practice earlier in the week at OHS.

October 07, 2009 | | Local Sports


STILL KICKIN’

The youngest players in the Oakdale Youth Soccer League, top photo, rush after the ball in the Under 6 division, as the Green Gators took on the Sharks, in white jerseys. In photo below, players in the Under 14 competitive program of the OYSL took the field as well at T.L. Davis on Saturday. Here, Taylor Rossini, center, battles it out with a Stockton opponent as teammate Montana Nunes, at left, looks on. The host Oakdale United Insanity girls took a 4-0 win off the field, with three goals from Izzy Arellano, one unassisted and two assisted by Danae ...

October 07, 2009 | | Local Sports


Stampede Pee Wees Remain Unbeaten In AFC

The Oakdale Stampede Pee Wee team walked away with a one-point victory a week ago and the squad followed up the win with another one point win over the Merced Cougars 13-12.

September 23, 2009 | Jagada Chambers | Local Sports


Slim Win For Pee Wee Stampede Squad

The Buhach Thunder showed up to the Corral ready to play and pulled out a couple of victories over the Oakdale Stampede organization, but the Pee Wee level fought off the clean sweep with a 13-12 win over the visitors.

September 16, 2009 | Jagada Chambers | Local Sports


Trio Of Stampede Squads Roll By Hilmar

The Oakdale Stampede got the production they were looking for as all three levels of competitive action rolled to victory in their regular season home opener. The pee-wee team put together a pristine effort, smashing Hilmar 41-0, while the JV and varsity squads did themselves justice with 22-6 and 7-6 victories, respectively.

September 09, 2009 | Jagada Chambers | Local Sports


Cen-Cal Squad Takes Second In Twin Creeks Tournament

The Oakdale based Cen-Cal 11-year-old baseball team made the long trek to Sunnyvale outside of San Jose and returned with runner-up honors in the Twin Creeks Tournament Aug. 29 and 30.

September 02, 2009 | Jagada Chambers | Local Sports


Weekend Rough For Stampede

The Oakdale Stampede came out on the losing end of all three of its competitive contests against the Turlock 49ers on Saturday, forcing the squad into attack mode for the home opener against the Hilmar Packers on Sept. 5.

September 02, 2009 | Jagada Chambers | Local Sports


Round Robin Final Tune Up Before Season Opener

The Oakdale Stampede hosted four teams for one of three Cen-Cal Round Robin scrimmages that went off throughout the Central Valley on Saturday, Aug. 22 for each squad's final tune-up before the season opener.

August 26, 2009 | Jagada Chambers | Local Sports


Inferno Off To Blazing Start For Soccer Season

The Oakdale Inferno put together a nice debut for their competitive season, bringing a third place finish back to Oakdale after participating in the recent Soccer By The Bay Tournament.

August 26, 2009 | Jagada Chambers | Local Sports


Van Cleave Getting Results From Swimmers

Over the past four years the swimming program has been taken to new heights in Oakdale and that is a direct result of the time and effort given by Oakdale High head swimming coach Russ Van Cleave and his coaching staff.
Van Cleave has helped guide a relatively unknown Oakdale swimming community into the uncharted waters of their most recent success.
The Oakdale swim team has built a solid reputation amongst the other prevalent swimming communities and now has asserted themselves as one of the stronger programs in a powerful Sac-Joaquin Section.
The success has come largely in part due ...

August 19, 2009 | Jagada Chambers | Local Sports


Kick Off Reunion Honors Two Oakdale Legends

Former Oakdale High football players and coaches will be hosting a kick off reunion for the upcoming 2009 season, gathering Oakdale football alumni together for a huge tailgate party.
The festivities will be held at the F.E.S. Hall on Saturday, Aug. 29, kicking off at 5 p.m. Food, drinks and a no host bar will help usher in the 2009 season and recognize two of Oakdale's most revered former coaches in what will clearly be a night to remember.
Dale Clipper and Jack Walker will be the two guests honored at the first-ever tailgate bash, which ...

August 19, 2009 | Jagada Chambers | Local Sports


Stampede Cheerleaders Rock At Recent Jamz Cheer Camp

The Oakdale Stampede cheerleaders took the final couple days out of the end of their summer vacation to participate in the JAMZ Cheer Camp when the national camp made its stop at Stanislaus State on Aug. 8 and 9.
The girls took full advantage of the nationally recognized camp, fine tuning their craft before the season opening Round Robin Tournament the organization will be hosting Aug. 22 at the Corral.
"We attended the camp for two days," Cheer vice-president Carina McDonald said. "From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for both sessions of instruction time."
The girls made the ...

August 19, 2009 | Jagada Chambers | Local Sports


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Carquest Nationals Offer Draggin’ In The Desert

Weather conditions for the 31st annual Carquest Auto Parts NHRA Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park near Phoenix, Arizona was comfortable and partly cloudy, producing some great on track performances. The conditions also brought out a near capacity crowd over the entire three days of racing.

March 04, 2015 | MIKE BURGHARDT | Local Sports


Third Place Showing For Oakdale Polo Club

Competing in the United States Polo Association (USPA) Interscholastic Girls (seventh grade – 12th grade) division, Oakdale took third place overall at the Western Regional Tournament at Central Coast Polo Club in Los Osos, California. The team was in action Feb. 13 through 15 and played against Maui Makaha, Maui, Hawaii and Horse Park, Menlo Park, California. They placed third overall.

February 25, 2015 | | Local Sports


Great Weather, Great Performances Highlight NHRA Racing

The 31st annual Carquest NHRA Nationals at Wild Horse Motor Sports Park in Phoenix, Arizona, featured some strong performances throughout qualifying, thanks to some very good weather conditions. Just enough sun to put some heat in the track with some cloud cover to keep the temperatures in the optimal range for tuning performances in all the professional categories. The great weather also brought out huge crowds for the two qualifying days.

February 25, 2015 | MIKE BURGHARDT | Local Sports


Former Champions Arise To Capture Season Opener

The sun spent most of the weekend shining down on the 55th annual Circle K Winternationals in Pomona as the NHRA Mello Yello kicked off the 2015 season with a near capacity crowd at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

February 18, 2015 | MIKE BURGHARDT | Local Sports


Fresno Center Hosts MMA Showcase Saturday

Life has not always been easy for Ryan "The Executioner" Tobar, but through the struggles, Tobar has become a star in both the octagon and in life.

February 11, 2015 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports


Optimal Conditions Produce Stellar NHRA Performances

The 2015 NHRA Season opened with the 55th annual Circle K/NHRA Winter Nationals in Pomona at the LA County Fairplex. Throughout qualifying, 70 degree plus temperatures and overcast skies prevailed, producing some of the best conditions seen in a while for some great on track performances. But, just as the final rounds of professional qualifying arrived, the overcast skies turned into rain, cancelling the fourth and final qualifying session. Thus, the final elimination fields would be set after just three highly competitive sessions of qualifying.

February 11, 2015 | MIKE BURGHARDT | Local Sports


2015 Motorsports Prepares For Thundering Season

The 2015 motorsports racing season looks to be very exciting for race fans. There are new racers popping up in and around the Stanislaus and San Joaquin County areas all the time.

February 04, 2015 | MIKE BURGHARDT | Local Sports


Fishing Report

The first fishing advice I ever received was to be patient. I'm not sure if I even understood the word back then, I just knew that I was expected to wait for the fish to come to me. This time of year, I'm constantly reminded of that advice as the bites are usually harder to come by. There are a couple of things that I do to keep motivated when the fishing gets tough. I always bring a warm thermos of coffee. Just about the time frustration starts to set in, I pull out my thermos and warm ...

January 28, 2015 | JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


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


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