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Inaugural Stampede Meet And Greet A Success

With the young Stampede football and cheerleading season getting ready to start soon, the youth organization hosted its inaugural Stampede Meet and Greet over the weekend. Players, coaches, cheerleaders, alum, families and board members gathered at Kerr Park in Oakdale for the event on Saturday and had a large turnout.

July 27, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Dahm Building His Way To A Better Life

J.R. Dahm is the owner and a professional trainer at Revitalize Fitness at 1214 W. F St., Oakdale, and he is also a body builder.

July 20, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Catcher Kirk Sizzles In San Diego Showcase

Three years ago, then-freshman Bryce Kirk was named the Oakdale Mustangs starting catcher … for the varsity baseball team. Having to earn the respect of his upperclassmen teammates and a first year head coach in Nate Gregory, Kirk wasted little time and made a major impact on the team. Fast forward to today and Kirk is still the signal caller behind the plate on the varsity team as he will enter his final season as a Mustang next spring.

July 13, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Father Time Can’t Keep Hoff From Softball Field

Since moving to Oakdale in 2012, 68-year-old Eric Hoff has been on the local senior softball scene. Hoff is a pitcher for the Animals, a senior softball team based out of Modesto. Over the years, Hoff has accumulated seven championship rings in senior softball.

June 29, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Former Raider Makes Appearance At Kmart

Known as "The Judge" and "Lester the Molester" former Raider great Lester Hayes made a three-day appearance at the Oakdale KMart this past week. The two-time Super Bowl champion and five-time National Football League Pro Bowler made his way to town as part of a 17-state stop for the children's charity, March of Dimes.

June 22, 2016 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local News


Holland Plays Her Way To Record Setting Season

Former Oakdale High School varsity softball standout Hanna Holland has wrapped up her sophomore season at Humboldt State University. The center fielder and the Lumber Jacks made it to the postseason but fell to North Alabama one game before the National Championship. Not all was lost, though, as Holland led the team in batting average at .413, on base percentage (.520), runs scored (58), hits (83) walks (42) and set a school record with 70 stolen bases, shattering the previous record of 53.

June 22, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Oakdale Gators Jump In To Season At Invitational

The thermometer has reached triple digits in Oakdale and that means it is time to hit the pool. For the local youth swim team known as the Oakdale Gators, they did just that this past weekend. The swimmers went on the road to Turlock for their most recent action.

June 22, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Raiders Wrap Up Minicamp

Draft…check. OTA's…check. Minicamp…check. The Oakland Raiders completed their three day mandatory minicamp in Alameda on June 16. With full participation from all 90 players and an injury free minicamp, the Raiders are looking towards the season on a positive note.

June 21, 2016 | Dennis D. Cruz | SPORTS


Three Oakdale MMAs Battling At Event

The hard hitting world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is heading to the SaveMart Center for Bellator 156. Three of Oakdale MMA's own are scheduled to appear at the event on Friday night, June 17 in front of a sold out crowd in Fresno.

June 15, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Chappell Takes Third In Final State Meet

A four year career came to a close for OHS senior Hannah Chappell this past weekend. The Alabama bound discus thrower competed in her final high school track and field event and went out with a bang. Chappell overcame the overwhelmingly high heat under the Clovis sun that reached triple digits.

June 08, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Clawed By Vista Del Lago Eagles

The quest for a second CIF Sac-Joaquin Section softball championship in three years was cut short by the Cinderella Vista del Lago Eagles in a thrilling 6-5 extra innings elimination game.

June 01, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Chappell Returning To State For Fourth Time

For the fourth time in as many years Oakdale's Hannah Chappell will be heading to the State Championships in discus. Chappell continued her dominance at the Section level with a win at the CIF Masters Meet this past week.

June 01, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Mustang Boys Bounced In First Round Play

Oakdale's varsity baseball team's roller coaster season came to an abrupt halt on Monday, May 16. The eighth seeded Mustangs hosted the ninth seeded Pioneer in the first round of the 2016 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section DIII playoffs, and fell short 2-1.

May 25, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Seasonal Hardware Presented To Softball Teams

In what was an elegant evening at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, friends, family, coaches and fans of the Oakdale High School softball teams gathered for the 2016 softball awards and dinner.

May 25, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Win Opener In Section Play

The 2016 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III softball tournament began this past week with Oakdale as the number two seed. First on tap for the Lady Mustangs were the 15th ranked Cordova Lancers on Tuesday, May 17. In a rematch from last year's first round playoff game, where Cordova won 6-1, it was Oakdale who came out on top this time, 13-3, at Sacramento Softball Complex.

May 25, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


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Articles By Author - Dennis D. Cruz


Football Mustangs Kick Off Season At Sonora

After hosting Tracy in a Saturday scrimmage at The Corral, the Oakdale Mustangs will put on the regulation uniforms and head out on the road.

August 24, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Wave Of Hope Hosts Charity Golf Tournament

Hot weather didn't keep them away and, on Monday, Aug. 8 nearly 200 golfers teed off for a good cause: to help put an ...

August 17, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Long Appointed New Freshman Football Coach

For the last four years, Rod Long has been on staff at Oakdale High School as a special education teacher. This year, Long will be ...

August 10, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Oakdale MMA’s Vazquez Due At Global Knock-Out

Hard hitting Mixed Martial Arts action returns to the Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort on Saturday, Aug. 27. Heading to Jackson will be Last Stand Fight ...

August 10, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Seventh Place Finish For Dahm At NPC Nationals

Oakdale's J.R. Dahm competed in the 2016 National Physique Committee (NPC) Junior Master Nationals in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on July 20. Dahm, who advanced ...

August 03, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Big Time Wrestling Coming To Modesto

Saturday night, Aug. 13 John Thurman Field will transform from the home of the Modesto Nuts to the squared circle of Big Time Wrestling (BTW ...

August 03, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


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