With the Valley Oak League schedule days from opening the Oakdale High varsity volleyball team looks to be taking their games to the next level after a strong performance in the High Sierra Volleyball Tournament in Reno, Nevada on Sept. 4-5.
The Oakdale Stampede got the production they were looking for as all three levels of competitive action rolled to victory in their regular season home opener. The pee-wee team put together a pristine effort, smashing Hilmar 41-0, while the JV and varsity squads did themselves justice with 22-6 and 7-6 victories, respectively.
Anytime you can get a pair of victories against Sonora High that is a good thing and that is exactly how the Oakdale High water polo program finished their action against the Wildcats in a Sept. 4 non-league battle.
The Oakdale High tennis team is kicking off its season in the right direction, racing out to an undefeated start in Valley Oak League action after three straight victories. The Lady Mustangs have throttled each team they have seen in league play, pushing themselves to the top of the pack on the VOL courts.
The Oakdale Lady Mustangs golf team welcomed the defending champion East Union Lancers to the always daunting Oakdale Golf Country Club on Aug. 28 for an early season preview of what both teams bring to the greens.
The Oakdale Stampede came out on the losing end of all three of its competitive contests against the Turlock 49ers on Saturday, forcing the squad into attack mode for the home opener against the Hilmar Packers on Sept. 5.
There is a huge difference in preparing for the beginning of a new season and preparing to win a championship in that new season, yet it usually is one and the same for the fall sports programs at Oakdale High School.
The Oakdale Stampede hosted four teams for one of three Cen-Cal Round Robin scrimmages that went off throughout the Central Valley on Saturday, Aug. 22 for each squad's final tune-up before the season opener.
After flourishing under the guidance of president Mike Stastny and his wife Ana, the Oakdale High Sports Boosters Club will turn to Oakdale native Kevin Brunk and his wife Cheryl to direct the sports boosters club in what may be the most important time in the booster's history.
The Brunks are longtime members of the boosters club, yet are honored to be the new top face of one of the city's most recognized volunteer organizations.
"Cheryl and I are very excited about being able to continue our membership on the board," Brunk said. "And in our new role ...
Over the past four years the swimming program has been taken to new heights in Oakdale and that is a direct result of the time and effort given by Oakdale High head swimming coach Russ Van Cleave and his coaching staff.
Van Cleave has helped guide a relatively unknown Oakdale swimming community into the uncharted waters of their most recent success.
The Oakdale swim team has built a solid reputation amongst the other prevalent swimming communities and now has asserted themselves as one of the stronger programs in a powerful Sac-Joaquin Section.