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.
All the speculation about the structure of the upcoming postseason action and league realignment formats in the Sac-Joaquin Section can come to an end as the 2009-10 realignment plan is set in stone.
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.
There were no referees, no huge crowd of cheering fans watching, yet when the Oakdale High varsity football team suited up for its annual Red-Gold scrimmage it was obvious football season had arrived.
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 High Cross Country program kicked their season into gear with the Red-Gold Fox Trot intrasquad race around the Oakdale High campus Aug. 28 for both the boys and the girls squads.
The Oakdale based Cen-Cal 11-year-old baseball team made the long trek to Sunnyvale outside of San Jose and returned with runner-up honors in the Twin Creeks Tournament Aug. 29 and 30.
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.
The Oakdale Inferno put together a nice debut for their competitive season, bringing a third place finish back to Oakdale after participating in the recent Soccer By The Bay Tournament.