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SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14

December 14, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Soccer Boys Drop Two; Girls Win

Coming off their big week where the team took first place in the Pitman Tournament, the Oakdale varsity boys soccer team dropped two of three games this past week. Oakdale defeated visiting Franklin on Tuesday night 3-2 but stumbled in their other two games. The Mustangs lost 1-0 to Central Valley and 2-1 to Livingston.

December 14, 2016 | | Local Sports


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


Varsity, JV Basketball Girls Win Road Games

The varsity girls basketball team is off to a nice start with their latest win coming on Tuesday, Dec. 6 in their lone game of the week. Oakdale knocked off Riverbank 58-28 for their fourth straight win to start the season. Leading the way for Oakdale were Sara Bohrer and Zoe Gillen who scored 14 points each. Oakdale had four players in double digits as Maddy Brewer scored 11 and Grace Higle put in 10 for the Lady Mustangs. Oakdale resumed play as the girls took on Hilmar on Tuesday, Dec. 13 following The Leader's press time. The Lady ...

December 14, 2016 | | 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


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7

December 07, 2016 | | Local Sports


Girls Hoops Program Starts Season Strong

Three games, three wins for the Oakdale varsity girls basketball team. On Tuesday, Nov. 29 the girls won their home game against Grace Davis 40-39. Leading the way was Sarah Bohrer with 11 points. Also scoring double digits was Zoe Gillen, who scored 10 points. Senior Maddy Brewer added nine points. The following night, Oakdale defeated Tokay 63-18. Gillen scored a game high 20 points in the home win. Grace Higle added 15 points for the Lady Mustangs while Brewer scored nine. The Lady Mustangs finished the week with another home blowout win on Friday night. The Lady Mustangs made ...

December 07, 2016 | | Local Sports


Varsity Mustang Basketball Boys Split Preseason Games

In his second season as head coach of the Oakdale High School varsity boys basketball team, Coach Hondo Arpoika won the first preseason game of the season with a road victory over Bret Harte 53-42 on Monday, Nov. 28. In the win Drew Legan scored a team high 21 points for the Mustangs. Legan connected on five first half three-pointers to set the tone of the game. Nick Woody added 13 points in the win. On Saturday, Dec. 3 the boys traveled to Escalon to take on the Cougars. In a hard fought game where the Mustangs poured in 20 ...

December 07, 2016 | | Local Sports


Trio Of Oakdale Wrestlers Crowned ‘Rumble’ Champs

Ten Mustang wrestlers traveled to Bakersfield this weekend to compete at the prestigious Rumble For The Rig tournament. Oakdale's Ricky Torres (140), Abel Garcia (172) and Colbey Harlan (184) went undefeated on the day and earned championship honors. Harlan was named Outstanding Wrestler in the tournament for his efforts.

December 07, 2016 | | Local Sports


Mustang Boys Capture Pitman Tournament Title

The Oakdale Mustang varsity soccer boys are off to a 5-1-0 overall record to start the new season. Three of those wins came at the annual Pitman Tournament in Turlock over the weekend. Prior to the tournament start on Friday, Dec. 2 the boys took on Pitman in a non-league contest that saw Oakdale knock off Pitman 2-1 at Oakdale. Two Mustang seniors helped power Oakdale to that win as Alejandro Gonzalez dished out two assists to Wesley Allen for both of the goals. Sophomore goalkeeper Daniel Dubiel made four saves in the win.

December 07, 2016 | | Local Sports


December Calendar Full Of Fish And Game Events

The California Department of Fish and Game has scheduled a variety of programs and activities throughout the month of December and beyond, with many special events occurring throughout the state on the weekends.

December 07, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

I've learned over the years that a person could drive themselves crazy worrying about every little detail when it came to fishing. Bass Fishing Hall of Fame member Dee Thomas once said "keep things simple." Taking his advice, I routinely go through my tackle and remove items that haven't been used in a while. I'm often surprised at how much tackle is purchased but never used. Of course, after each passing year, there are new baits that make it into my boat. The usual suspects always seem to remain the same though. There are so many baits ...

December 07, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | 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


Swimmers Raise Funds

Come support some swimmers this weekend.

November 30, 2016 | | Local Sports


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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11

January 11, 2017 | | Local Sports


Seventh Grade Girls Make Hoops History

In his first year as a teacher and coach at Oakdale Junior High School, Bobby Cole took on the seventh grade girls basketball team and ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local Sports


Varsity Hoop Girls Split League Games

The Oakdale girls varsity basketball team opened up league action this past week and went 1-1. Both games were on the road, the varsity Lady ...

January 11, 2017 | | 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


Youth Basketball Camp

The Oakdale boys basketball program is offering a winter skills camp for young basketball players. Boys in grades five through eight are encouraged to sign ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustang Wrestlers Battle During Busy Travel Week

Coming off their impressive East Coast trip, Oakdale wrestlers made short work of Central Catholic on Wednesday night, Jan. 4. The 61-18 Mustang victory secured ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

One of the most helpless feelings I've ever felt was while sitting in a vehicle that had gone out of control. There was really ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fish And Game Events Offered During Winter

The California Department of Fish and Game has scheduled a variety of weekend programs and activities throughout the winter months. This is the perfect time ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local Sports


Tough Times Continue For Lady Mustang Soccer

With rain falling from the darkened sky, and plenty of mud puddles on the field, the Oakdale Lady Mustangs played their lone soccer game of ...

January 11, 2017 | | 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


Valley Oak League Play For Soccer Boys

After a long holiday absence from the field, Oakdale's soccer squads returned to action for a pair of Valley Oak League games. For the ...

January 11, 2017 | | 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


Wrestlers Compete Well At Pennsylvania Meet

Oakdale wrestling is well known throughout the state of California and this past week, the Mustangs put themselves on the national stage. In their biggest ...

January 04, 2017 | | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4

January 04, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustang Basketball Squads Gear Up For Busy Schedule

The varsity basketball boys continue to improve but just can't find a way to translate that improvement into victories. The varsity team fell 48-38 ...

January 04, 2017 | | Local Sports


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