No matter the age division, Oakdale High athletes have been superb in recent play, including the push for postseason life in Oakdale's respective volleyball, soccer, tennis, golf and cross country seasons.
Emotional on-the-field scuffles and a robot-dancing mascot added some drama to Friday's Valley Oak League meeting between Oakdale High and host Lathrop on Friday, but Oakdale carried all of the scoreboard momentum in a 49-0 blowout.
The volleyball hung in the air for what seemed like an eternity, just in front of the Oakdale High net. When it finally fell to the hardwood amidst a crowd of stunned Lady Mustang players, it brought with it a 3-1 end to a thrilling and hard-fought Valley Oak League showdown inside the Mustang gymnasium on Thursday.
Oakdale High athletes were firing on all cylinders in league and non-league action this past week for cross country, water polo, soccer, golf and tennis. Following are brief recaps for the various sports.
With Los Banos, Central Catholic, Escalon, Gregori, Langson Hughes, Downey, Beyer, Davis and Hughson High freshman volleyball teams vying for a title, Oakdale needed a good showing in their home gymnasium at the Oakdale Freshman Invitational Volleyball Tournament on Saturday.
Justina Keith kills, Robert Gilbert goals, Jaylene Ponce putts and Ashtalia Spillman scores highlighted a barrage of wins for Oakdale High's prep sports programs in recent league play. Following is a recap of the action.
A busy non-league lineup, including Oakdale High's participation in their own volleyball tournament on Saturday, has prepared the Lady Mustangs for competition in the battle for a Valley Oak League title this season.
Oakdale High defensive back/wide receiver Vince Thompson spent the first three weeks of the football season pacing the sidelines with an angry grimace, sporting the impatient look of a senior hungry for the first football game of his final prep season in pads.
After a short wait for opening ceremonies and a triumphant unveiling of new light towers, it seemed only fitting that Oakdale High's first ever night soccer game illuminated a 6-1 Valley Oak League blowout on Wednesday.
Oakdale High's varsity boys and girls water polo teams snared big victories over Sonora, including one in their recently dedicated state-of-the-art pool, and the rest of the Mustangs' fall sports squads stayed busy and successful in recent action as well. Following is a review of the week's contests.