View Mobile Site

Archive By Author - Dennis D. Cruz


Varsity Softball Season Ends In Second Round

A roller coaster of a season for the Oakdale High School varsity softball team came to a screeching halt this past week. Oakdale entered the 2017 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Championship tournament as the No. 12 seed. The Lady Mustangs surprised the entire tournament with their first round 13-1 victory over fifth seeded Pioneer on Tuesday, May 16. Their Cinderella postseason came to an end with a heartbreaking 3-1 loss against fourth ranked Vanden on Thursday night, May 18.

May 24, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Oakdale Diamondmen Rolling Through Section Playoffs

Valley Oak League champions, the Oakdale High School varsity baseball Mustangs are swinging the bat with confidence early in the postseason. In two games of action in the 2017 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Championship tournament, Oakdale is 2-0 and are one win away from playing for the Section crown. The number two seeded Mustangs blanked 10th ranked Rio Americano 7-0 on Thursday, May 18 and made a statement against Yuba City 11-1 to take the first game in a best-of-three series on Saturday, May 20.

May 24, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Use Long Ball To Advance

Upsets will happen in a sport, that's why you play the game.

May 17, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Perfect VOL Season In Books For Varsity Mustang Sluggers

Valley Oak League perfection, 14-0. The Oakdale High School varsity baseball team capped off the memorable season with a two game sweep over the Kimball Jaguars this past week. On Monday, May 8 the boys hosted the Jags and defeated the visitors 6-1 and two days later Oakdale defeated Kimball 10-1 on the road to complete their first unbeaten season in Valley Oak League action since 2012.

May 17, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Mustangs Clinch League Title With Road Baseball Win

For the first time under head coach Nate Gregory, the Oakdale High School varsity baseball team has won the Valley Oak League title.

May 10, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Split Games In Valley Oak League Action

A roller coaster of emotions this past week for the Oakdale High School varsity girls softball team. On Wednesday, May 3 the girls (18-8, 9-4) went to Sierra High School in Manteca where they were shut out 2-0 by the Timberwolves (11-9, 10-4). Sierra's Lindsey Walljasper pitched a gem against Oakdale as the junior gave up one hit to Maddy Brewer, which was a triple. The Lady Mustangs struggled not just at the plate but on the defensive side as well.

May 10, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


RING ME UP

Varsity football players, members of the 2016 State Championship team, Zac Campbell, left, Makai Harris and Marc Dickson were speechless after laying eyes on their new rings for the first time. The rings were presented in a special ceremony on Friday night at The Corral

May 03, 2017 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local News


Long Awaited Ring Ceremony For State Champions

It was five month ago that the Oakdale varsity football team returned home from La Jolla as the 2016 CIF Division III State Champions. The team humiliated the home team of Bishop's 47-0 on Dec. 17, 2016 and on Friday night, April 28, the players came together as championship rings were issued to the team.

May 03, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Varsity Softball Girls Score 47 Runs In Four Games

There were mixed emotions for this week for the Oakdale varsity softball team. On one hand the girls had three shutout victories that they won by a combined score of 43-0. On the other, they suffered a 5-4 road loss to Manteca and as a result, were swept by the Buffaloes this season.

May 03, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Mustangs Sweep Sierra, Improve To 10-0 In League

A perfect 10. Through 10 Valley Oak League games, the Oakdale Mustangs varsity baseball team is 10-0 following a pair of wins against Sierra. On Tuesday, April 25 the team traveled to Manteca and topped defeat Sierra 11-0 and came back with a 15-3 lopsided home win on Thursday, April 27.

May 03, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Mustangs Get One Win In Spring Break Tournament

The baseball community gathered for the annual Mark Dickens Invitational Tournament in honor of former coach, the late Mark Dickens. Eight teams from the local area participated in the three-day varsity event. Oakdale went 1-2 in their three games, winning in their final game 8-3 over Tokay on Wednesday, April 19.

April 26, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


First Place Varsity Mustangs Improve To 8-0 In VOL

Sitting in first place, currently on top of the Valley Oak League, are the Oakdale varsity Mustangs baseball team. But getting there hasn't come easily. This past week Oakdale (15-2, 8-0) faced off against Weston Ranch (9-7, 1-4) in a home and away series. It took three days to get through the two contests, with the first game suspended due to darkness on Tuesday, April 11 as the Mustangs hosted the Cougars. Oakdale won the game when action picked back up on Thursday, April 13 at Weston Ranch 5-4. Later that afternoon, Oakdale won the second game of the ...

April 19, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Varsity Softball Girls Corral Timberwolves In VOL Action

In their first home game since being shocked by and falling to Manteca, Oakdale's varsity softball girls defeated visiting Sierra 9-1 on Wednesday, April 5. The Lady Mustangs combined for seven hits and committed no errors in the win.

April 12, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Varsity Mustang Baseball Boys Sweep Past Spartans

The hits and wins just keep coming for the Oakdale Mustangs varsity baseball team. This past week Oakdale improved to 6-0 in Valley Oak League play after defeating the Lathrop Spartans (3-8-1, 0-3) in a two-game series.

April 12, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Thousands Pack The Stands For Wet, Wild Rodeo Weekend

For more than six decades, the Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo has proven to be the top destination for rodeo goers and competitors alike. Two days of bull riding, barrel racing, roping and beers were enough to keep the large crowd of rodeo fanatics cheering, even during the downpour of rain on Saturday. Fans from around the globe packed the grandstands at the Saddle Club Rodeo Grounds on Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9 for bull riding, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling, team roping and tie-down roping action. Local stars as well as champions from around ...

April 12, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


1 2 3 4 5  Next »  Last »

Page 1 of 23

Articles By Author - Dennis D. Cruz


OHS Catcher Bryce Kirk Signs On With UOP

For four years, Bryce Kirk was the signal caller for the Oakdale Mustangs varsity baseball team. When Kirk first stepped on the baseball field at ...

June 14, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Inaugural Year To Remember For Infinite Athletics Squads

Ten months ago, Infinite Athletics of Oakdale opened its doors. Today the dance and cheer gym has three banners hanging on the walls as they ...

June 14, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Baseball Standouts Handed Season-Ending Top Honors

Shortly following the conclusion of the 2017 season, members of the Oakdale High School baseball clubs reunited for awards night. Coaches, players and family members ...

June 07, 2017 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports


Oakdale Varsity Baseball Falls Short Of Section Title

The Oakdale Mustangs memorable 2017 season came to an end on Monday night. The number two seeded Mustangs fell to the top seeded Christian Brothers ...

May 31, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


1

Page 1 of 1


Please wait ...