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Local Digest: Day one of Oakdale Rodeo has California native on top

Highlights from a busy Saturday at the Oakdale Rodeo

Saturday was Day 1 of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association event at the Oakdale Rodeo in Oakdale, California.
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Saturday was Day 1 of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association event at the Oakdale Rodeo in Oakdale, California.

Pismo Beach native Aaron Williams leads the bull riding competition with 89 points after Day 1 of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association competition at the Oakdale Rodeo.

Saturday was Day 1 of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association event at the Oakdale Rodeo in Oakdale, California.



Clements native Clayton Biglow is in third place in the bareback competition with 82 points.

Half of the competitors participated on Saturday with the other half to compete on Sunday.

Visalia native Kyle Lockett and Oakdale native Ryle Smith are scheduled for Sunday’s competition, which begins at 1 p.m. at the Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo Grounds.

Both Beyer swim teams win WAC titles: Both Beyer boys and girls swimming teams won Western Athletic Conference titles on Saturday at Johansen. Junior Trenton Jones won both the 100 and 200 freestyle races for the Patriots on the boys side while the Patriots girls 400 relay won as well.

Waterford announces new football coach: Adam Hilton is the new Waterford High School football coach, according to a Facebook post by Waterford Wildcats Sports Network.

Hilton was the offensive coordinator last year and graduated from Hughson High in 1996.

Waterford went 7-5 in 2018 and lost to Ripon Christian in the second round of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI playoffs.

Stan State baseball remains in hunt for conference tourney berth: Despite losing to Cal Poly Pomona 5-3 in Game 1 of a doubleheader Saturday and trailing in the second game at press time, the Warriors (23-15, 19-13) remain in fourth place in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Standings.

The top six teams in the conference qualify for the conference tournament, held May 8-12 in Stockton.

Kevin Kramer joins Pittsburgh Pirates roster: Turlock grad and Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Kevin Kramer was called-up by the team on Thursday.

Kramer, who has yet to have an at-bat in 2019, made his Major League Debut in 2018 and has four career RBIs.

Atwater native to start against Nuts: Former Atwater High star and current Stockton Ports pitcher Daulton Jefferies is the probable starter for the teams’ game against the Nuts on Sunday at 2:05 p.m at John Thurman Field, according to the Ports website and Nuts game notes.

Jefferies, the 37th overall pick in the 2016 MLB Draft, had Tommy John Surgery in 2017 and has given up one run in six innings of work this year.

Julian A. Lopez has been covering local sports for The Modesto Bee since August 2018. He graduated from Arizona State in 2016 with a BA in Journalism.


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