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Don’t Blink - MMA’s McDonald Makes Quick Work Of Perez

It took six weeks for Oakdale Mixed Martial Arts fighter and Modesto native Brad McDonald to train for the seventh professional bout of his career, but only a handful of seconds for him to finish it.

February 23, 2011 | Ike Dodson | Regional Sports

Fishing Report

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December 22, 2010 | Jarod Ballardo | Regional Sports

Mustang Graduate Nabs All American Status In Thrilling JC Season

At 6 feet, 6 inches tall, 2010 Oakdale High graduate Garrett Porter entered the Modesto Junior College Water Polo preseason in July with some serious physical attributes for a goalkeeper.

December 15, 2010 | Ike Dodson | Regional Sports

Force To Be Reckoned With Prevails At NHRA Finals

The 46th Annual NHRA AAA of Southern California Finals at the Los Angeles County Fairplex in Pomona was one of the most dramatic in recent years. Three of the four professional category titles would be determined at this event.

December 01, 2010 | Mike and Jeff Burghardt Special To The Leader | Regional Sports

Fowler Elected To National AAU Vice Chair Position

Guy Fowler is a two-year Oakdale High cross country coach, four-year OHS special education teacher, current speed training coach for the football program and next year he will join Dave Bacigalupi's track and field coaching staff for distance runners.

November 24, 2010 | Ike Dodson | Regional Sports

Annual Mac Tools Nationals Pits Daughter Against Dad

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The prestigious Mac Tools Indy Nationals is the "Grand Daddy" of all the events on the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) tour and now represents the opening race in the countdown to one in the final chase to the championships in each professional category. The final chase to the championship covers the last six races of the season, starting with Indy and ending in Pomona, California ...

September 15, 2010 | Mike and Jeff Burghardt Special To The Leader | Regional Sports

It Takes “Will Power” To Win In Sonoma

The air was 'abuzz' at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma over the weekend of Aug. 20-22 and it wasn't from bees. The Indy Racing League cars were burning up the famous Sonoma "Wine Country" road course during the 2010 IZOD Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma. The IZOD Racing Series features 18 events run in Brazil, Japan, Canada and the United States. This was the ninth and final road course of the season. With star drivers such as former Indianapolis 500 winners Helio Casteneves (2001, 2002, 2009), Dan Wheldon (2005), Dario Franchitti (2007, 2010), Scott Dixon (2008), and fan favorites Marco ...

September 01, 2010 | MIKE BURGHARDT Special To The Leader | Regional Sports

Sandoval Tunes Up For Bout With Olympic Silver Medalist

Oakdale High graduate and Last Stand Fight Team mixed martial arts fighter, Martin Sandoval, will enter the cage to take on one of the greatest wrestlers in United States history next month.

August 18, 2010 | Ike Dodson | Regional Sports

Oakdale MMA Notches A Perfect 4-0 In Placerville

By the end of an action packed fight card at the Red Hawk Casino in Placerville, Oakdale Mixed Martial Arts Club's "Last Stand" entrance song had a particularly ominous gloom of doom for opposing fighters on Saturday, July 17.All four Last Stand Fight Team fighters - including two Oakdale High graduates - won their bouts in impressive fashion during a 15-match Gladiator Challenge outdoor card.In the night's main event, Oakdale MMA heavyweight Angel DeAnda (of Modesto) closed the evening with a dominant total knockout of previously unbeaten Josh Appelt to successfully defend his Gladiator Challenge belt in the ...

July 21, 2010 | Ike Dodson | Regional Sports

Kent, Buchanan Prepare For National Rodeo Stage

The bulging muscles of powerful horseflesh beneath Oakdale soon-to-be seventh graders Travis Kent and Cody Buchanan seem to ripple under the saddle as the pair expertly thunder down the practice arena toward speeding calves.

June 02, 2010 | Ike Dodson | Regional Sports

Teams Battle In Rookie League Fishing Tournament

December 5, 2009 was the first event of the new Berkley ACWRL Motherlode trail. Berkley is a major sponsor for Anglers Choice Western Rookie League and this will be the biggest circuit for the amateur angler.

December 16, 2009 | DANNY PELUSO | Regional Sports

Valley Magic Close Season With Right Potion

The Valley Magic 16 and under Class A travel team finished up their summer season by winning the Les Schwab Tire Summer Classic 18 and under division in Turlock recently.

August 26, 2009 | | Regional Sports

Oakdale Teen Making Name In Countrywide Competition

The sport is not necessarily in the mainstream, but Oakdale's Colby Qualls is doing his best to open the eyes of the Oakdale community to his particular sport of choice.
Qualls, an eighth grade student at Oakdale Junior High, is a recognizable name all over the country in World Fast Draw Association circles. The 13-year-old has made quite an impact during his brief tenure on the W.F.D.A scene, bringing championship buckles back to Oakdale at an impressive rate.
The sport is arguably the toughest timed sport to gain a successful reputation in, making a one second ...

August 12, 2009 | Jagada Chambers | Regional Sports

Winners of the George Costa Tournament

Winning the George Costa Tournament in Ceres recently were members of the Oakdale 10-u squad. Shown, back row from left, Mike Bye, Brian Odom and Frank Valente; middle row from left Tommy Torres, Jordon Williams, Mark Dickson, Zach Thomas, Devan Odom, Zach Hanko; bottom row from left, Vito Magana, Mikey Everett, Logan Hall, Justin Bye and Colin Harrity. The 10-u squad went 5-0 in the 12-team tournament for their first title of the summer.

July 29, 2009 | | Regional Sports

Soccer Girls Beat Opponents, Heat In Turlock

The Oakdale/Riverbank US Club Soccer team, playing as Turlock FC, got to heat it up this weekend in the annual Turlock Summer Fest Tournament. It was a great weekend for summer soccer with temperatures hitting 104 on Saturday afternoon. To add to the degree of difficulty, FC played Saturday with 12 players and 11 Sunday morning due to summer vacation schedules.
The competitive squad played to a two-win, two-loss weekend. The barn burned on Saturday with Izzy Arellano getting the hat trick with three goals and one for good measure from Sara Siemsen. The shut out was nearly preserved ...

July 22, 2009 | | Regional Sports

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