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Oakdale Freshmen Shut Out Tracy In Football Action

It was a bye week for the varsity and junior varsity football teams, but the freshman Mustang Ponies saddled up this past Thursday night at The Corral. Oakdale welcomed in Tracy for the Sept. 14 non-conference battle. The Mustangs wasted little time getting on the board and handled Tracy 35-0.

September 20, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Varsity Falls To Folsom

For the first time in nearly four years, the Oakdale varsity Mustangs came up on the wrong side of the scoreboard inside The Corral.

September 13, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Inaugural Season Kicks Off For New Oakdale Soccer Club

The recently formed Oakdale Soccer Club had its opening ceremonies this past Saturday at T.L. Davis Sports Complex. With over 650 excited and enthusiastic young soccer players storming the complex, the season got off to a solid start. Oakdale Soccer Club President Ami Poncabare and her board members opened the gates at 8 a.m. and the ceremonies began at 8:45 a.m.

September 13, 2017 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local News


Mustangs Beat The Heat, Gauchos On Gridiron

Oakdale's home opener Friday night against El Capitan was a hot ticket. This was the first time Oakdale stepped foot on the new look field at The Corral, and it was the first time fans got to welcome back their state championship team. With temperatures reaching triple digits, the game was pushed back to 8 p.m. and by the time stretching was over and the National Anthem was sung, it was closer to 8:40 p.m.

September 06, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


JV, Freshman Football Squads Dismiss El Capitan

Thursday night the freshman Oakdale Ponies saddled up and headed to Merced to face El Capitan under the lights. Oakdale was not fazed by the road trip and dominated the home team 56-6. Picking up where he left off against Sonora, Zeke Saffar rumbled his way to another big game. The young tailback ripped off four touchdowns and nearly 200 yards as he scored from 75, 30, 25 and 10 yards out.

September 06, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Varsity Football Mustangs Avenge Loss To Sonora

While 2016 was a memorable season for the Oakdale Mustangs varsity football team – ultimately winning the CIF State Championship – the season started off on an alarming 27-13 loss to rival Sonora in the 100th meeting between the two schools. Fast forward to this past Friday night and the Mustangs did more than return the favor; they silenced any doubters that they had during the offseason. Using brilliant blocking by their offensive line, a ruthless running game and a determined defense, the Mustangs walked out of Sonora with a 47-13 road win in hand to kick off the new campaign.

August 30, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Clean Sweep Of Sonora For JV, Freshman Football

Zero week for the Oakdale football program was a productive one. The freshman and junior varsity teams were in action against Sonora this past week and it was Oakdale galloping away from the Wildcats in both affairs.

August 30, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Action Packed Weekend At Stockton Arena

Superheroes, monsters and wizards; oh my! That was the scene at Stockton Arena this past weekend for the sixth annual Stockton Con. Vendors from around the country packed the arena floor, while celebrities were offering meet and greet opportunities with their fans on the second floor.

August 23, 2017 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local News


Wallace Falls Short In UFC Opportunity

Oakdale's Buddy Wallace competed in the new hit series, Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series on Tuesday, Aug. 15. Wallace, who trains out of Oakdale Mixed Martial Arts Academy, traveled to Las Vegas to take on Charles Byrd in front of Ultimate Fighting Championship owner Dana White and other UFC representatives. However, Wallace was caught off guard by Byrd in the second round, resulting in a loss via rear naked choke.

August 23, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


OHS Athletes Gearing Up For Fall Sports

With school now back in session, student athletes have also returned to the practice facilities. Oakdale High School offers a variety of fall sports on campus. Football, volleyball, girls tennis, water polo for both boys and girls, co-ed cross country and girls golf will be the focus of these athletes and their fans.

August 16, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Big Month For Wallace

Oakdale resident and Mixed Martial Arts fighter Buddy "Braveheart" Wallace has had an interesting two weeks. On Aug. 5 Wallace (15-6) defeated Mike Morales (7-8) in a middleweight bout at Global Knockout 10 at Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort.

August 16, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Raiders Hit The Road For First Preseason Game

Two weeks into training camp and now the time has come for the Oakland Raiders to return to the football field. This Saturday night, the Raiders travel to Arizona to take on the Cardinals in week one of the preseason campaign.

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


Mustangs Hit Practice Field To Start Title Defense

On a crisp and breezy summer night, the Oakdale varsity football Mustangs hit the practice field with an eye toward defending their Section and State titles.

August 09, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Dahm Shows Strong At National Physique Committee Event

They say time heals all wounds.

August 02, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


DeAnda Falls In Controversial Fight

Angel "The Dream" DeAnda headlined the second episode in Dana White's Tuesday Night Contenders online show in Las Vegas. DeAnda took on Daniel Spohn in the main event of the evening on July, 18 in front of Dana White with a contract for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) online. "The people at the UFC were great to me. They definitely take care of their fighters. They had a great food package available for me upon arrival and made me feel like home," the 185-pound DeAnda said.

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


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Articles By Author - Dennis D. Cruz


Seniors Reign Supreme In Powder Puff Action

After last year's "tie" during the Homecoming Week Powder Puff game, this year's senior group wanted to make sure there was not any ...

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


Passing Game Erupts In Mustangs Victory Over Manteca

Friday night the Oakdale Mustangs spread the ball around both on the ground and in the air against visiting Manteca. Oakdale tossed the ball for ...

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


Huge First Quarter Lifts Varsity Squad To Victory

The scoring in Friday night's varsity football road game against Weston Ranch was fast and furious. Oakdale jumped on the Cougars within 20 seconds ...

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


Varsity Mustangs Lasso Football Road Win Over Lancers

It was as if the varsity Oakdale Mustangs never missed a beat this offseason. The defending state champions opened up the regular season campaign with ...

September 27, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


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