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McDonald Wins WEC Debut, Earns Five-Fight UFC Contract

When the Ultimate Fighting Championship picks up World Extreme Cagefighting contracts for a barrage of lower weight bouts in 2011, it will bring along Oakdale-trained Michael McDonald for the biggest fights of his young life.

November 17, 2010 | Ike Dodson | Local Sports


Mustang Water Polo Players End Season In D-II Playoffs

Oakdale High's boys and girls water polo teams saw exits from the Division II Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs after tough losses to top-tier Sacramento area programs at Woodcreek High last week. The losses to end their seasons, however, don't at all diminish the huge successes seen by both squads this year.

November 17, 2010 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Lady Mustangs Bow Out Of Volleyball With Loss To Diamondbacks

Thursday's three-game loss to visiting Union Mine High eliminated Oakdale's varsity volleyball team from the Division III playoffs, representing the final prep contest of a spectacular four-year career for all-time Valley Oak League assists leader, Jackee Lee.

November 17, 2010 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Reach For The Sky! - Oakdale Freshman Sets World Fast Draw Record

If you would like to see Oakdale High freshman Colby Qualls draw his firearm and shoot a target, you'd better not blink.

November 10, 2010 | Ike Dodson | Local News


CHAMPIONS! - Oakdale Netters Rally To Claim Share Of VOL Title

Trailing host Sonora High two games to none on Nov. 2, Oakdale's varsity volleyball team was in dire need of some big rallies to upend the previously unbeaten Wildcats and claim a piece of the Valley Oak League title.

November 10, 2010 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Mustangs See Surprise Title With Help From East Union

A 42-13 third quarter lead effectively put away Sonora High's varsity football team, but Oakdale players, coaches and fans were on pins and needles well after Friday's Valley Oak League finale at The Corral, hanging on announcer Pete Simoncini's every word as he announced the Manteca vs. East Union final score.

November 10, 2010 | Ike Dodson | Mustang Football


OHS Sports Wrap – Water Polo Moves On, Soccer Sees An End

Competition this past week marked further advancement for Oakdale High's varsity girls and boys' water polo teams into the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs, while the Mustang varsity boys soccer team saw their season come to a close in El Dorado.

November 10, 2010 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Macedo Qualifies For Section Cross Country Championships

Haily Macedo finished 33rd among a pack of 154 runners to snare Oakdale High's lone qualification from the Sac-Joaquin Sub-Section championships to Saturday's SJS finals in Folsom.

November 10, 2010 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Last Stand Fight Team - Oakdale MMA Standout Lands Three-Fight WEC Contract

Nineteen-year-old Modesto native and Oakdale Mixed Martial Arts Club fighter, Michael McDonald, has signed a three-fight contract with one of the premier fight leagues in the sport, World Extreme Cagefighting.

November 03, 2010 | Ike Dodson | Local Sports


OHS Sports Wrap – Time For Mustangs To Zero In On Postseason Targets

Oakdale High soccer, volleyball, water polo and cross country athletes have their respective postseason lives within their own control, all in need of November success to advance deeper into the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.

November 03, 2010 | Ike Dodson | Local Sports


Varsity Mustangs Fall To Manteca In Key VOL Contest

Football may be a game of yards, but it came down to inches for Oakdale High's varsity football team during a highly anticipated Valley Oak League showdown with host Manteca on Friday.

November 03, 2010 | Ike Dodson | Mustang Football


Lady Mustangs Take On D-IV Championships

Deadlocked with Sonora High for second place at 9-3 in the Valley Oak League standings, Oakdale's girls golf team needed some special scores at the league championships to finish runner-ups in the league standings.

October 27, 2010 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Mustang Underclassmen Undefeated In VOL Football

Eddie Machado intercepted the first Weston Ranch pass of the second half, and played terrific from the helm to lead Oakdale's junior varsity football team to a 24-0 shutout over Weston Ranch on Friday.

October 27, 2010 | Ike Dodson | Mustang Football


It All Comes Down To This

If you are not bubbling with anticipation over Friday's Valley Oak League title match between Oakdale and Manteca varsity football programs, it would probably take a couple of charged defibrillators to raise your heart rate.

October 27, 2010 | Ike Dodson | Mustang Football


Splashdown - Mustangs Playing Way To Top Of Water Polo World

It's scrimmage time in the Oakdale High pool and stellar center defender on the varsity girls water polo team, Jenny Siemsen, is baffling the Mustangs' varsity boys goal scorers just two meters from the goal.

October 20, 2010 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


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