It took a few more laps than expected, but everything came together at the right time for the Oakdale swim team as the Gators strolled out of Ceres with their first victory of the season on Saturday, July 11.
Even when a squad advances to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Volleyball final there are ways to improve the program and the Oakdale Lady Mustangs turned to one of the nation's more formidable volleyball camps to take advantage of some tutelage.
Everything that needed to fall into place did during the 48th Annual Oakdale Mens Invitational at the Oakdale Golf and Country Club June 25-27. Over 200 contestants showed up and competed in one of the strongest fields the area has seen in some time.
The Oakdale Gold 12U Little League baseball team fought its way to the championship contest only to be edged out by the Ripon All-Stars in a 5-4 classic.
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 Gators swim team seems to be taking strides in the right direction with a positive third place finish during the Oakdale Invitational June 6 at the Royse Memorial Pool.
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.
Desperate for a win that would send them into the playoffs, players on Manteca High's varsity boys basketball team suddenly found themselves against the ropes as they trailed aspiring spoilers, Oakdale, at halftime of the Mustangs' Feb. 12 Senior Night.
Manteca High girls basketball coach Cody Norman searched the sideline and scorer's table for scissors.
The wrestling chapter of the Oakdale High record book is guarded by a heavy padlock these days, as annual supremacy has surrendered some of the most dominant performances in Valley Oak League history.
The memory of a 26-10 halftime deficit and away loss to Oakdale High's varsity boys basketball team on Jan. 25 must not have been far from the minds of Sonora players on Feb. 8.
North American Youth Sports announced there are still openings for its annual spring youth basketball tournament, to ho be hosted this year at Escalon High School from March 22 through 24.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife's (CDFW) Advanced Hunter Education Program will offer its popular Turkey Hunting Clinic on Saturday, March 2 at Gray Lodge Wildlife Area near Gridley.
Oakdale's run of dominance in the Valley Oak League could soon come to an end.
It's common knowledge.
Sometimes a name just sticks.