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Mustangs Shut Out Knights For Football Title

In their final game of the season, the Oakdale varsity football Mustangs earned a title few ever achieve – state champions.

December 21, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Varsity Girls Win Two On Hoops Hardwood

Second year head coach Julie Ford has her girls basketball team off to a sizzling start in the early going. The varsity Lady Mustangs improved to 6-1 following a pair of home wins this past week. On Thursday night the girls dismissed visiting Ripon Christian 41-28 and 24 hours later they demolished Johansen 56-15 to complete their week. The Mustangs opened the first quarter on a 7-0 advantage over Ripon Christian as Sarah Bohrer connected on a corner three with 4:28 left in the opening quarter. Bohrer finished with eight points on the night. Oakdale led 13-4 after the ...

December 21, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Mustangs Win And Tie To Start VOL Campaign

The Valley Oak League soccer season has begun and for the varsity Mustang boys, the season has started with both ups and downs. On Monday, Dec. 12 the boys won the season opener 3-0 over the Manteca Buffaloes. Two days later, the boys tied with East Union, 1-1.

December 21, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


City Welcomes State Champions

On Sunday evening, Dec. 18 hundreds of members of the Oakdale community flooded the streets to welcome back their State Champion varsity Mustangs football team. As the team buses entered town along Yosemite Avenue, members of the Oakdale Police Department and Oakdale Fire Department escorted the team through downtown Oakdale to a warm and welcoming ovation on the otherwise chilly night.

December 21, 2016 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local News


Nine Wrestlers Grapple Way To Invitational Medals

In the 41st annual James Riddle Invitational, Oakdale dominated the home tournament. Eight varsity wrestlers captured first place in their respective weight classes. Dustin Chavez, Jake Abeyta, Cody Williams, Ricky Torres, Gabe Martinez, Abel Garcia, Colbey Harlan and Luis Ayala all earned first place honors in the prestigious tournament. There were 25 teams from around the state that came to Oakdale High School on Saturday, Dec. 10 and enjoyed premier high school wrestling. Oakdale took first place as a team with a total of 231 points.

December 14, 2016 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports


Krick’s Pick-Six Makes Difference For Mustangs

Fans flocked to The Corral for the final time in the 2016 season with umbrellas in hand to witness the CIF Northern California Division III-A Regional Bowl game between Oakdale and Sutter on Saturday night, Dec. 10. The winner would earn the right to go on to the CIF III-A State Championship game in La Jolla this coming Saturday evening. For the first 36 minutes of action, that team looked like Sutter. Things changed in the fourth quarter, however, and the Mustangs punched their State Championship ticket with a thrilling 27-10 win. The home team reeled off 21 unanswered points ...

December 14, 2016 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports


Mustangs Corral Blue Banner In Win Over Falcons

After the way the season started for Oakdale, a CIF Section Championship seemed a bit of a stretch. However, veteran Head Coach Trent Merzon, his staff, the players and community never lost sight of the goal, or the faith to achieve it. The Mustangs earned the top seed in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section D3 bracket and played like it throughout the playoffs. In the finals the Mustangs traveled to Lincoln High School in Stockton on Friday night, Dec. 2 and took on the high flying offense of the Christian Brothers Falcons, who came in as the third seed. Under the ...

December 07, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Mustangs Advance To Division III Title Game

Their first lead of the game didn't come until the first play of the fourth quarter.

November 30, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Big Time Wrestlers Gather For ‘Holiday Havok’

For over 20 years, Big Time Wrestling has entertained Bay Area crowds. On Saturday night, Dec. 3 Big Time Wrestling invades Livingston at Livingston High School. The respectable independent wrestling show will bring their roster to the area for 'Holiday Havok.'

November 30, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Second Quarter Surge Lifts Oakdale To Win

The top seeded Oakdale Mustangs survived an early 16-7 first quarter deficit, falling behind early against eighth seeded Vista del Lago 63-35 on Friday night. But once they got on track, nothing could slow down Oakdale, as they took a 63-35 victory off the field. The Mustangs hosted the Eagles in the quarterfinal round of the 2016 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs at The Corral.

November 23, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Oakdale Girls Fall In Water Polo Section Finals

They say all good things must come to an end. Unfortunately for the Oakdale varsity girls water polo team, their reign as three-time defending CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Champions came to end as they fell to Davis Sr. High, 20-5, in the Division I finals on Saturday, Nov. 12.

November 16, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Mustangs Ground Eagles 49-0 In Opening Round Action

Playoff football kicked off this past week and for the top seeded Oakdale Mustangs, Thursday night's home game was as dominant as it gets. In the first round of the 2016 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs, Oakdale blanked the 16th seeded McNair Eagles, 49-0.

November 16, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Survive Water Polo Playoff Scare

Oakdale's defending six-time Valley Oak League champion, and defending three-time CIF Sac-Joaquin Section champion Lady Mustangs entered this season's water polo playoff tournament as the three seed in Division I. Oakdale hosted the visiting sixth seeded Granite Bay on Friday night. In what was a thrilling first round match, it was Oakdale that came out on top, 8-6, in overtime. The Lady Mustangs move on to the next round today, Nov. 9.

November 09, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Survive Water Polo Playoff Scare

Oakdale's defending six-time Valley Oak League champion, and defending three-time CIF Sac-Joaquin Section champion Lady Mustangs entered this season's water polo playoff tournament as the three seed in Division I. Oakdale hosted the visiting sixth seeded Granite Bay on Friday night. In what was a thrilling first round match, it was Oakdale that came out on top, 8-6, in overtime. The Lady Mustangs move on to the next round today, Nov. 9.

November 09, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Tennis Girls Advance In Section Competition

Following a successful Valley Oak League campaign, the Oakdale Lady Mustangs tennis girls earned a spot in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III tournament. In the opening round Oakdale hosted Patterson on Tuesday, Nov. 1. Like they had during the regular season, Oakdale got a strong performance by all members of the team. Six of Oakdale's singles won their matches and two of the three doubles teams won to power Oakdale to a 7-2 victory.

November 09, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


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Articles By Author - Dennis D. Cruz


Merzon Tapped For Cal-Hi Coach Of The Year Honors

After 17 years at the helm of the varsity football Oakdale Mustangs, head coach Trent Merzon has been recognized at the state level for his ...

January 18, 2017 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local News


Heartbreaking Losses For Varsity Lady Mustangs

It was a tough week for the varsity girls basketball team. On Wednesday night, Jan. 11 the girls lost on a last second three-point shot ...

January 18, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


OHS Varsity Soccer Boys Find Offensive Rhythm

In two games this past week, Oakdale found the net 10 times to earn two Valley Oak League victories. Oakdale shut out Lathrop on the ...

January 18, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Varsity Basketball Boys Drop Pair Of VOL Games

The Oakdale boys varsity basketball tipped off Valley Oak League action this past week. With a pair of home league games to start the season ...

January 11, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Benedictine College Next Stop For OHS Alum Trent

Former Oakdale High School football standout Frankie Trent has spent the last two years in Chico. Trent dazzled Mustang fans on Friday nights while in ...

January 11, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Successful 2016 Season For Paddock In Competition

Austin Paddock, a 2014 Oakdale High School graduate, is coming off his most successful year to date in the world of cutting horse competition. In ...

January 04, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


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