Move over Colton, there's a new sheriff in town. Incoming Oakdale High sophomore Caden Farquer, younger brother to longtime successful youth rodeo star, Colton Farquer, established a reputation all his own on the rodeo scene with an All-Around Cowboy title at the Silver State International Rodeo in Winnemucca, Nevada from July 2 to 7. With competitors from three Canadian provinces and nine U.S. states vying for top honors, Caden erupted to stellar performances in cutting, team roping and tie down roping to snare five buckles, a trophy saddle and the spectacle that is his own brand new trailer.
I just returned from a camping trip and couldn't believe all the fees that I had to pay in order to camp a few days at the lake. There were fees like fishing fees, day use fees, second car fees, launching fees, dog fees, camping fees, and more. As much as I tried to ignore all the fees and just tried to focus on having a good time, it was hard to not feel a little unhappy. I don't know, maybe it's always been that way; this time definitely seemed different. The one fee that seemed to ...
August 12, 1956 was a Sunday and like most days during the summer, I was camped with my parents at Hermit Valley in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. That particular Sunday however, we were joined by my dad's brother, my Uncle Joe Moyer, his wife my Aunt Elinore, and my cousins Darrell, Ron, and Harvey Moyer and our Grandfather Ed "Pop" Moyer. Dad and I were off fishing when our kinfolk arrived, and soon everyone was fishing as well. Logically, we had fresh trout for dinner that night. I had totally forgotten this rather ordinary summer day but was reminded ...
If the Junior Olympics are the kid-sister to the Olympic Games, then the Oakdale water polo girls are coming over for a sleepover.
I was asked the other day about using live bait and what I thought about using live bait? I like most anglers started out using live bait. A worm threaded on a hook underneath a bobber was all I ever used as a kid. As I got older, I started experimenting with the different live baits and still occasionally will use live bait. I was introduced to using artificial baits one day while fishing off the back of my father's boat, that day, I watched in amazement as he was casting a rattle trap to catch Striped Bass. I ...
Racing fans flocked to the Infineon Raceway in Sonoma on June 23 for a glimpse of the 350 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event, but Oakdale's Robert and Ryan Raduechel were anything but spectators.
For over six years, Jim West of Butte County had the right to proudly boast a shot that landed him atop the state record book in wild boar hunting.
Why settle for two legs beneath you when you could have four?
The third of seven total University of California, Berkeley, baseball players to be selected in the 2012 Major League Amateur Draft was none other than 2009 Oakdale High graduate Justin Jones.
District 5 of the California High School Rodeo Association features cowboys and cowgirls from six different Northern California counties, but Oakdale High students don't believe in sharing the accolades with any of them.
The K&N Racing Series invaded Stockton 99 speedway on Saturday for the Pick 'n Pull 150, producing some great on track racing in all the categories contested.
Around 840 heads at the Chicken Ranch Casino in Jamestown made an abrupt swivel in Lamar Reed's direction as the Oakdale MMA Academy fighter entered the facility to the jovial tune of 'I just can't wait to be King' from the Lion King soundtrack.
The 49th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at the famed Pomona Raceway represents the end of another season of NHRA Mello Yello championship drag racing. The event is the sixth and final race of the "chase to the championship" and 24th event of the season. This season, two of the four professional category championships were claimed by the season's 23rd event, held two weeks prior in La Vegas. Coming into the Pomona, only the Top Fuel and Pro Stock titles were left unclaimed. In Funny Car, John Force, the fan favorite and winningest driver in drag ...
Delta sport fishing with its flashy bass tournaments and purses as high as $100,000 is threatening water supplies for South San Joaquin County farms and cities as well as elsewhere in California.
With a lasso coiled neatly in his hand and the rippling muscles of his mount settling with anticipation beneath him, Oakdale's Tanner Kent took a second to capture the moment in front of over 4,000 fans at the Sweetwater Events Complex in Rock Springs, Wyoming, home to the 2013 National High School Finals Rodeo.
Citing the lack of playing time as a third-string back-up catcher, and after asking for his release multiple times, Oakdale resident and Miami Marlins professional baseball player Miguel Olivo walked out of the dugout and "quit" the team during its June 14 game against the St. Louis Cardinals.
As warm weather returns, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is reminding the public to be rattlesnake safe.
In the year leading up to the June 7, 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, Oakdale High graduate and UCLA junior Nick Vander Tuig spoke with officials from every MLB club.
With the abdominal muscles of a Spartan warrior, the athleticism of a gymnast and a strange fiberglass boneyard indicative of a daring professional skateboarder, 12-year-old Oakdale Junior High student Savannah Manning may be the Cowboy Capital of the World's best young athlete.
A stellar performance from Oakdale students at the District 5 Championship Rodeo has propelled 18 of them to the pinnacle arena of high school and junior high festivities.
Mike House is not now, nor has he ever been a statistician.
The 2013 March Meet represents the opening of the National Hot Rod Association Heritage Racing Series season and is held at the famous AAA of Southern California Raceway in Famoso (just North of Bakersfield).
My first impression of the Delta was that as long as I stayed within sight of where I launched my boat, that I would be able to find my way back. I was also frustrated with all the vegetation making it nearly impossible to fish my favorite baits. My navigation problem was solved with experience and the help of a GPS and after a while I learned to read the vegetation and I actually look for vegetation now. Some of my biggest fish caught on the Delta have come from some of the thickest vegetation. Several years ago California Department ...
Oakdale High freshman Blaine Rocha doesn't need a Nintendo 64 controller or Mario Kart cartridge to achieve open-wheel glory.
The World of Outlaws STP sprint car series will invade the new Stockton 99 speedway dirt track on March 22 to feature many popular stars, including Cody Darrah, Joey Saldana, Steve and Kraig Kinser, Sammy Swindell, 2012 season Series Champion Donny Schatz, 2012 season Series Runner-up Craig Dollansky and many others, along with a list of local area drivers.
Last week I was able to get out for a few days of fishing on the Delta. The bite wasn't the best but we did manage to catch our limits. As far as the weather, it was absolutely amazing. I was also able to fish Lake Pardee, we didn't get a single bite but once again the weather was great. What I did find humbling about my trip to Pardee was that as we were heading back towards the launch ramp, I counted several people walking up to their cars with limits of trout on their stringers. Then ...