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Dream Come True - Giants Call Up Oakdale’s Bordona

When the San Francisco Giants landed on the West Coast just two years after Bob Bordona graduated from Oakdale High in 1955, they earned the loyalty of a lifelong Oakdale resident, businessman and baseball player. Some 54 years later, the Giants returned the favor.

May 18, 2011 | Ike Dodson | Regional Sports

Brunk, Jones, Whitworth Wrap Up Strong Conference Seasons

Oakdale High graduates John Brunk, Alanna Jones and Austin Whitworth have seen a whirlwind of success this spring with their respective athletic programs at the college level. All have emerged as top performers, among the best athletes in their conferences.

May 11, 2011 | Ike Dodson | Regional Sports

Bad Brad Wins Another At The Tachi Palace

The wins just keep on coming for Oakdale Mixed Martial Arts and the Last Stand Fight Team.

May 11, 2011 | Ike Dodson | Regional Sports

Brunk To Take On Conference Championships

Oakdale High graduate and current Chico State student, track and field star John Brunk, will take on the best athletes in the California Collegiate Athletic Association from May 5 to 7 this week when the CCAA hosts its conference championships at Stanislaus State in Turlock.

May 04, 2011 | | Regional Sports

Wrestling At The Next Level - Noon Takes Career To Clackamas

The same program that snared a National Junior College Athletic Association team wrestling championship and Coach of the Year honor on Feb. 26 will give new life to one of Oakdale High's most decorated prep grapplers in school history this fall.

May 04, 2011 | Ike Dodson | Regional Sports

Wrestling At The Next Level - Grappler Brown Bound For Bakersfield

To pose a question you may have heard before, albeit in a different context: What can Brown do for you?

May 04, 2011 | Ike Dodson | Regional Sports

Oakdale Racers Run Well at Stockton 99 Speedway

Another day at the Stockton 99 Speedway saw another run of sharp performances from Oakdale racers on April 16.

April 27, 2011 | Mike Burghardt Special To The Leader | Regional Sports

Fishing Report

Delta Report:

April 27, 2011 | Jarod Ballardo | Regional Sports

Oakdale Racers Take Trophy Honors In Stockton

In a unique 'father-son' on track success story, Oakdale's Mike Graham (owner of the Exhaust Pros of Oakdale) and his son, Tyler Guzman, both won their category heat races with ease and made easy work of the competition in their respective "Trophy Dash" events on Saturday, April 9 at the Stockton 99 Speedway.

April 20, 2011 | Jeff Burghardt Special to the Leader | Regional Sports

Sandoval, Smitely Land Impressive MMA Wins

Oakdale High graduate Martin Sandoval and Modesto native Justin Smitely each landed the seventh win of their respective professional mixed martial art careers after a 2-0 showing from Oakdale MMA during the 16-bout Rebel Fighter "Explosive" Card on Saturday at the Amador County Fairgrounds in Plymouth.

April 20, 2011 | Ike Dodson | Regional Sports

Rain Postpones March Meet Start For NHRA Season

The 53rd Annual Bakersfield March Meet serves as the kickoff event for the National Hot Rod Association Heritage Racing season, but bounced back a week after qualifying when heavy rains didn't allow for safe conditions of the main event.

April 01, 2011 | By Mike Burghardt Special to the Leader | Regional Sports

Dazzling Debut - McDonald Lands Fight Of The Night Win For The UFC

The youngest fighter in the Ultimate Fighting Championship didn't wait long to earn notoriety for his ability to win exciting fights on the biggest stage of professional mixed martial arts in the world.

March 30, 2011 | Ike Dodson | Regional Sports

Oakdale Fighter Sees UFC Debut On Saturday

It's just a few days away.

March 23, 2011 | Ike Dodson | Regional Sports

Fishing Report

As the weather has been improving, I'm sure a lot of anglers are looking forward to going fishing. A majority of those anglers will most likely be fishing from the bank. Personally I've had some very good days while fishing from the bank. What I have learned is that location is everything when choosing the right spot. On the delta for example, fishing the bends, dead end sloughs, or forks in the river are almost always productive. In the lakes, I almost always start off by fishing the marina areas. Usually, all the fish plants take place around ...

March 16, 2011 | Jarod Ballardo | Regional Sports

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

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