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Determined Mustangs Wrestle To Dual Tournament Championship

A year after losing a painfully close finale to Elk Grove High, Oakdale Mustang wrestlers ensured a 2010 John Zehnder Duals championship by routing the Thundering Herd in a 42-19 finale on Saturday.

December 22, 2010 | Ike Dodson | High School 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


Total Takedown - Mustangs Host, Dominate Riddle Tournament

With the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV tournament slated for El Dorado, the SJS Masters scheduled for Stockton and the California Interscholastic Federation Championships set for Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, local wrestling fans will certainly have to travel to see Oakdale High grapplers compete this season.

December 15, 2010 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Mustangs Light Up Save Mart Classic With Title

He's not a ball hog, but Vince Thompson sure seems to be stealing all the good plays.

December 15, 2010 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Ike’s Sights – My Epic Failure

Over the eight years of my journalism career, I feel I have stayed relatively unbiased in my coverage of high school athletes.

December 08, 2010 | Ike Dodson | Mustang Football


Lady Mustangs Go 2-1 In Hoops Tournament Play

Oakdale High senior Cassandra Clark scored 44 points in the first two games of the season, but missed the next one and watched Oakdale's varsity girls' basketball team play to a 1-2 showing in the competitive Golden Valley Tournament over the weekend.

December 08, 2010 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Tough Luck Loss - Oakdale Slips To Del Oro In Section Final

Daniel Linder's face was wrought with disappointment, but the Oakdale High senior's voice had an unmistakable semblance of pride on Saturday as he summarized the 14-game journey he and 50 football teammates shared this season. Oakdale snared Valley Oak League co-champion status and then dispatched all comers on the way to the D3 final, closing the year at 10-4 overall.

December 08, 2010 | Ike Dodson | Mustang Football


Wrestler Tate Signs Letter Of Intent With Cal Poly

Shane Tate doesn't sport a Herculean body frame, doesn't draw attention to himself with theatrical warm-ups and talks about as often as a doorknob - but quietly and efficiently has grown into one of the best wrestlers in Sac-Joaquin Section history.

December 08, 2010 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Mustang Grapplers Open Season With Novice Tournament Appearance

In order to participate in the yearly Valley Oak League novice tournament, wrestlers must not have placed in a prep tourney the previous year.

December 08, 2010 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Finals Bound - Oakdale Tops Casa Roble To Earn Championship Appearance

With 11 seconds to play in Friday's opening half and his team sporting a one-touchdown lead, Oakdale High linebacker A.C. Brown crushed Casa Roble quarterback Mitch Samson just as he released an incomplete pass on a roll-out to his left.

December 01, 2010 | Ike Dodson | Mustang Football


Stampede Teams Finish Campaign

Oakdale Stampede parents and football fans alike arrived en masse at season-ending contests on Saturday, Nov. 20 in support of rookie and junior varsity bowl games in the Cen-Cal Youth Football League.

December 01, 2010 | Ike Dodson | Local Sports


Auburn Mud Bowl - Mustangs Win Thriller On Road To Reach Semifinals

A constant downpour turned the Placer High football field into a swamp on Friday, but the rain and mud couldn't keep Oakdale High's varsity football team from qualifying for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III semifinals with a thrilling 7-6 victory over the host Hillmen.

November 24, 2010 | Ike Dodson | Mustang Football


Toy Story - Oakdale Senior Inks San Jose State Scholarship

She's known around the Oakdale High campus as "Roo," remembered by Whitney's softball team as the girl who bounced them from the SJS playoffs and next year she will be accepted as a San Jose State Spartan.

November 24, 2010 | Ike Dodson | High School 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


Resounding Victory

It took just a minute and four seconds for Oakdale High's varsity football team to give their new black playoff jerseys that special pay dirt tint.

November 17, 2010 | Ike Dodson | Mustang Football


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