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.
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.
Oakdale's Tyler Guzman brought out his new Chevy Nova "Bombers division" stock car and drove his way into a fifth starting position at the Stockton 99 Speedway, after finishing as a runner-up in the "trophy dash" on April 21.
May 02, 2012|
Mike and Jeff Burghardt
Special To The Leader
Oakdale resident and Oakdale MMA professional fighter Michael McDonald (15-1) made his first appearence on a UFC pay-per-view a good one on Saturday with a stunning first round knockout of former world champion and pound-for-pound legend, Miguel Torres (40-5).
Oakdale Mixed Martial Arts fighter and Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight Michael McDonald steps into the octagon for the fourth time in his UFC career on Saturday to face the biggest trial of his career in veteran Miguel Torres.
Ryle Smith, a 2005 Oakdale High graduate and professional cowboy, returned to his hometown triumphantly on April 13 and 14 to claim an All-Around Champion title at the 61st Annual Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo.