Obviously the Oakdale Swim Team would have loved a better finish, but things could have been worse for the squad during its fourth place finish in the Hughson Invitational at Pitman High in Turlock on June 27.
When the Oakdale Gators rolled out the welcome mats for the Ripon Sea Lions and the Turlock Marlins, the team knew that they'd have their hands full and that proved to be the story as the Lions swam off to a convincing victory over the Gators and Marlins in June 20 action.
There is no question as to which city in this country is known as the Cowboy Capital of the World and the legacy of its rodeo riders and ropers is only getting better with the latest installment of Oakdale cowboys and cowgirls.
The Oakdale Gator Swim Team put out a tremendous effort against the visiting Tracy Tritons and Hughson Seadogs but in the end, the Gators came in third at the first home meet of the season. In spite of this, the following swimmers took home the most points in their age group: 9-10 girl, Emily Bennett with 21 out of 21 points; 9-10 boy, Brad Smith with 19 out of 21 points; and the 11-12 girls swept the top three with Summer Thompson 19 out of 21 points; Shelby Stender with 18 out of 21 points; and Jaci Warwick and Bianca ...
Season after season the Cen-Cal 10-under baseball program has been moving their squad in the right direction and the team tasted the fruits of its labor with the Pedretti Tournament Championship recently in Turlock.
In just over a calendar year the lives of the family members of Oakdale High teacher Mark Dickens have been turned upside down, yet the perseverance of the Dickens family continues on with the announcing of a pair of Mark Dickens Scholarship Funds.
At first glance it seems like ice cream and cartoons are the primary things that can make 8-year-old Krissy Lolonis happy, but actually making fellow jiu-jitsu opponents tap out is pretty high on her list.
Fight fans flocked into the Merced County Fairgrounds to cheer on local amateur mixed martial arts action over the weekend. The hard-hitting four-hour event, Hoplite Fight Productions' "Finished: No Judges Required" took place on Saturday night, July 18.
The summer youth basketball clinic and open gym began on Tuesday, July 7 at Oakdale High School's main gym. Kids from the ages of 8 to 13 attended the first of seven clinics and open gym. This two hour, once-a-week event is instructed by Coach Devin Ginty.
By the dozens, members of the Oakdale Gators swim team took to the pool on Saturday, July 11 as the squad went on the road to face off with Lodi. They swam at Tokay High School and the visiting Gators put on a dominating show, with plenty of participants hitting the lanes to kick, crawl and flip turn their way to victory.
Hoplite Fight Productions 'Finished: No Judges Required' mixed martial arts (MMA) event takes place on Saturday, July 18 at the Merced County Fairgrounds. Oakdale's Last Stand will be strongly represented in the event. Two titles will be on the line when Oakdale's Anthony "Homicide" Howard (3-0) takes on Jose Navarro (2-0) of No Limits MMA for the vacant Flyweight Title, and Brit Lippencot (3-0) clashes with Jacobo Longoria (2-1) of Flawless Victory MMA for the vacant Welterweight Title.
The Oakdale Gators Swim team kicked off the 2015 swim season on Saturday, June 6 at the Oakdale Aquatic Center. The first meet of the season hosted a large number of attendees for the Oakdale Swim Team's recreational group. Children as young as the age of 5 were ready to compete and take to the water, swimming in 25-yard events. The meet concluded shortly after 1:30 p.m.