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Windy Conditions Don’t Slow Down Mustangs

As gusty winds kicked up around the playing fields of Oakdale this past week, multiple Mustang teams took the weather in stride. Oakdale's boys golf, boys tennis and boys varsity swim teams all braved the elements and earned victories.

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


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20

April 20, 2016 | | Local Sports


Hall Homers As Mustangs Sweep Lathrop

"Just keep fighting" – that was the message from Oakdale varsity baseball head coach Nate Gregory to his ball club before the game began. After dropping three straight Valley Oak League (VOL) games to start the season, the varsity Mustangs have now won three straight to get back into the hunt. This past week Oakdale swept the Lathrop Spartans in a home-and-home series, bringing the Mustangs league record back to 3-3. Oakdale (12-6, 3-3) outscored the Spartans (4-8-1, 1-5) 19-1 in the two game series to springboard the Mustangs to third place in the current VOL standings.

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


Strong Performances Lift Track, Field Team

In a showdown of undefeated teams, the Oakdale Lady Mustangs varsity track and field squad expanded their league dual meet winning streak to 89 on Thursday, April 14. In an 87-48 win over visiting Lathrop, Oakdale got great efforts on and off the track. Leading the way in the field competitions were seniors Hannah Chappell and Kai Tanner. Both seniors are undefeated this season in their respective throws competitions. Chappell took first place in the discus with her heave of 140'10" and Tanner powered her way to a first place finish in the shot put with her toss of ...

April 20, 2016 | | Local Sports


Rough Mid-Season Stretch For Lady Mustang Soccer

With just six games remaining on the regular season schedule, the Oakdale Lady Mustangs varsity soccer team currently sits in sixth place in the Valley Oak League standings. This past week Oakdale (10-6-3, 3-4-1) fell 2-1 to third place Central Catholic (9-2-1, 5-1-1) and tied 1-1 with fifth place Kimball ( 5-5-6, 3-4-1).

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


Softball Falls Short In Home Run Derby

In a Valley Oak League (VOL) showdown between two undefeated teams, Oakdale went to East Union on Tuesday, April 12 for the first meeting between the two powerhouses this season. The two teams have combined for the last two CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Championships and were co-champions in the VOL last season. Tuesday's dramatic rivalry game ended in heartbreaking fashion as Oakdale (11-1, 5-1) fell to East Union (15-0, 7-0) by a final score of 5-3 on a three run walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning.

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


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

Blind Draw - Low Net

April 20, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

It took a little longer than I had originally planned but I finally was able to fish Lake Pardee last weekend. The trip was a last minute decision so I ended up making the trip by myself. Surprisingly, it rained the whole time I was driving to the lake and stopped raining as soon as I arrived. I expected the boat ramp to be busy but there was not a boat in site when I got there. I didn't have the whole lake to myself but boat traffic was definitely below average for this time of year. Unfortunately the ...

April 20, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Varsity Girls Running Strong In VOL Action

Literally running away from the rest of the Valley Oak League teams for the 11th straight season, the Oakdale varsity girls track and field team dominated East Union 105-25 for their 83rd consecutive dual meet victory. Oakdale went to East Union on Thursday, April 7 along with the boys varsity team, the Mustang boys winning 94-31. The junior varsity boys tied 68-68 and the junior varsity girls took a tough loss, 82-26.

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


Tennis Team Keeps Playoff Hopes Alive

After being blanked by Manteca with identical 9-0 scores on both Tuesday and Wednesday, the Mustang boys tennis team answered with a 7-2 road win over Sierra. Taking four of six singles matches and sweeping Sierra in doubles, the Mustang boys remain in playoff contention.

April 13, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Varsity Girls Swim Away With Win

The Oakdale Aquatic Center welcomed Sierra to town on Tuesday, April 5 in a Valley Oak League showdown. Oakdale's varsity girls dominated the visitors in a lopsided 128-42 dismissal.

April 13, 2016 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustang Soccer Drops Two Of Three

The varsity girls soccer team's high-powered offense seemed to run out of gas this past week. Oakdale played three games and failed to score goals in two of them, losing 2-0 to Manteca and 2-0 to Sierra. However, the girls managed to put together a 4-2 road win over East Union in between those losses.

April 13, 2016 | | Local Sports


Springtime Hunting And Spear Guns

Bow Hunting for Spring Turkeys?

April 13, 2016 | By CARRIE WILSON California Department Of Fish And Wildlife | Local Sports


Rain, Mud, Wind Don’t Dampen Competition

Loyal fans from across the United States gathered under their umbrellas and EZ Ups, bundled up in ponchos and hats and made their way to the 65th annual PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo. The weekend extravaganza saw plenty of rain and mud but did not keep the excited crowd away.

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


Softball Squad Turns Focus To East Union

After putting away Sierra and Central Catholic, the Oakdale varsity Lady Mustangs softball team has improved to 6-0 in Valley Oak League action and 12-0 overall for the season. On Tuesday, April 12 the Lady Mustangs faced their league rival, East Union (13-0, 5-0) on the road, in a game played after The Leader went to press.

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


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OHS Hosts Tom Moore Youth Classic Track Meet

This Memorial Day weekend, nearly 40 youth track and field teams will invade Oakdale High School for the 11th annual Tom Moore Youth Classic Meet ...

May 25, 2016 | | Local Sports


Girls Place Fourth At Track, Field Sections

Bella Vista High School hosted the Olympic like games for the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Track and Field Finals.

May 25, 2016 | | Local Sports


Hunters Urged To Submit Applications For Big Game

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting applications for the 2016 Big Game Drawing. Applications for elk, antelope, bighorn sheep, premium ...

May 25, 2016 | | 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 ...

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 ...

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


Grant Money Available For Habitat Work

California's Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) is accepting grant proposals for projects that enhance wildlife habitat and environmental restoration.

May 25, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Some of the old timers will tell you that the best way to teach someone how to swim is to push them right into the ...

May 25, 2016 | | 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 ...

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


Clarification

An article in the May 11 issue of The Leader incorrectly reported a new record holder for the varsity girls soccer team as having 24 ...

May 25, 2016 | | Local Sports


Successful Season Ends For Oakdale Swimmers

After breaking several Oakdale High School varsity boys swim records a week ago, the boys 200 yard Medley Relay team advanced to the CIF State ...

May 25, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fish Releases Equated To Saving Lives

Religious Live Fish Releases

May 18, 2016 | By CARRIE WILSON California Department Of Fish And Wildlife | Local Sports


Varsity Baseball Boys Cap Season With Win

Prior to first pitch, eight seniors on the Oakdale varsity baseball team were honored on Senior Day 2016. Brad Smith, Logan Hall, Austin Manning, Ryan ...

May 18, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Varsity Lady Mustangs Earn Share Of VOL

Oakdale's softball complex was the site of the most anticipated softball game of the season as Oakdale (19-1, 13-1) hosted East Union (21-1, 13-1 ...

May 18, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

18 Hole Spring Handicap Tournament

May 18, 2016 | | Local Sports


Season Comes To Close For Varsity Golf Boys

The Oakdale boys golf team saw their season come to a close on Monday, May 9. Oakdale Golf and Country Club was the host site ...

May 18, 2016 | | Local Sports


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