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Sign Up For Youth Hoops

Sign-ups are scheduled on Saturday, Jan. 21 for the upcoming youth basketball winter skills camp hosted by the Oakdale boys basketball program.

January 18, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

It's hard to believe that this time last year, many of us were hoping that we would have enough rain to finally end the drought. Fast forward to today, I'm wondering if this rain is ever going to stop. Weather is so unpredictable. Even today, with all the latest technology, I don't recall anyone last year predicting that we would have this amount of rain. Many experts in the field predicted the opposite. La Nina was supposed to proceed last year's El Nino, resulting in another drought. Like fishing, trying to make a prediction eventually humbles ...

January 18, 2017 | Jarrod Ballardo | Local Sports


Harmon Takes First Place At Tim Brown Memorial

Oakdale wrestlers competed twice this week. The boys hit the road for the second Valley Oak League dual meet of the season, and also competed at the 2017 Tim Brown Memorial over the weekend. On Wednesday night, Jan. 11 Oakdale traveled to Sierra High School to take on both Kimball and Sierra in the double dual meet. Oakdale's varsity dismissed Kimball 72-0 and followed up with a 64-15 victory over Sierra to take the meet. The junior varsity boys also made short work of the league foes, winning 60-9 over Kimball and 64-12 over Sierra.

January 18, 2017 | | Local Sports


Awards Ceremony Wraps Up Championship Season

The football community filed into the Oakdale High School main gym on Sunday night, Jan. 15 for the annual Mustangs football awards ceremony. With the stands (and doorways) packed with spectators and players from all three levels of Mustang football, varsity head coach Trent Merzon and his coaching staff honored the State's Division 3A Champions, along with the junior varsity and freshman players who took part in a memorable season.

January 18, 2017 | | Local Sports


Boy Hoopsters Fall Twice On The Road

Oakdale dropped two road games this past week to drop to 0-4 in Valley Oak League play this season. The varsity Mustang boys fell to Weston Ranch 45-35 on Tuesday night, Jan. 10 and then 62-45 to East Union.

January 18, 2017 | | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18

January 18, 2017 | | Local Sports


Varsity Soccer Girls Earn First VOL Win Of Season

After a slow start to the Valley Oak League campaign, the Oakdale varsity girls soccer team won its first league match of the season. Entering Thursday's road game against Weston Ranch 0-4 in league play, Oakdale shut out the Cougars by a 4-0 final to earn the victory. Oakdale scored two goals in the first half and did not slow down in the second. Sophomores Brianna Montoya and Gabriela Mayo each scored two goals and both added assists for the Lady Mustangs. Franchesca Ryan and Isabella Cobarruvias each added an assist to help power the Lady Mustangs to the ...

January 18, 2017 | | Local Sports


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 by East Union to fall 42-41 and two nights later the girls dropped their third straight game with a 49-44 home loss to Weston Ranch.

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


Eighth Grade Girls Claim MVAL Title

An undefeated season for the eighth grade Oakdale Junior High School girls basketball team earned them a championship. The girls went 17-0, and have compiled a 23-1 mark over their last 24 games, dating back to last season.

January 18, 2017 | | 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 road 7-0 on Monday night, Jan. 9 and continued to have a big week with a 3-1 home win over Weston Ranch two nights later.

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


SPORTS SLATE

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 turned them into champions. The girls went 17-0 on the year and won the MVAL, Mid Valley Athletic League, tournament.

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 Mustangs having won the Valley Oak League opener against Sierra 46-39 but then falling to Kimball 61-29 two days later.

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, Oakdale fell to both visiting Sierra and Kimball in close games. On Tuesday night, Jan. 3 the boys fell to Sierra 58-47 and followed that up with a heartbreaking 42-37 loss to Kimball on Thursday night.

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 up for the basketball camp to work on their skills on both the offensive and defensive side of the floor. Coached by OHS varsity coach Hondo Arpoika, his staff and players, this camp is set to begin on Saturday, Feb. 4 and end on Friday, March 3. Signups are on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the OHS Main Gym and the second signup date will be held Saturday ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local Sports


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Wrestling Mustangs Win 11th Straight VOL Title

For over a decade, the Oakdale Mustangs have dominated the Valley Oak League wrestling mats. On Saturday, Feb. 11 the boys went to Central Catholic ...

February 15, 2017 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Drop Two Games In Varsity Action

A rough week for the Oakdale Lady Mustangs (13-13, 3-10) varsity basketball team, as the girls dropped both of their Valley Oak League games. On ...

February 15, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Senior Night Doesn’t Bring Win For Mustang Boy Hoops

Senior Night 2017 began on a high note for the eight senior varsity Mustang basketball boys, as they were honored prior to tip-off. However, by ...

February 15, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

The other day while searching through YouTube videos, I came across a video titled "Angry Fisherman!" Curious to see more, I clicked on the video ...

February 15, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Varsity Soccer Girls Victorious On Senior Day

Tuesday night was a celebratory evening for the varsity girls soccer team. Oakdale (4-16, 2-11) defeated visiting Weston Ranch (1-15-1, 0-12-0) by a final of ...

February 15, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


NHRA Season Thunders To Life In Pomona

The 57th annual Circle K NHRA Winter Nationals thundered into the history books this past weekend in Pomona, despite inclement weather during the first two ...

February 15, 2017 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Wrestling Mustangs Pin Down Ninth Straight Blue Banner

History was made inside Lincoln High School in Stockton on Saturday, Feb. 4 as the Oakdale Mustangs varsity wrestling team won its ninth straight Sac-Joaquin ...

February 08, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8

February 08, 2017 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Soccer Drops Sixth Straight

Since winning their only league game of the season on Jan. 17, the varsity girls soccer team has now dropped six straight league games. Oakdale ...

February 08, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustang Varsity Boys Back In Playoff Hunt For Soccer

Just over a week ago the varsity boys soccer team was on the outside looking in to the upcoming playoff picture. Following a pair of ...

February 08, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Shorthanded Lady Mustangs Drop Two Of Three

Injuries to numerous players left the varsity Lady Mustangs basketball team shorthanded in a trio of league games this past week. The squad was without ...

February 08, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustangs Boy Hoopsters Suffer Tough VOL Losses

Two recent league games for the Oakdale varsity boys' basketball team ended in defeat. Oakdale's (4-21, 1-10) difficult week started with a 46-32 home ...

February 08, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

There's a tree in my neighborhood that's been my springtime indicator for the past 20 years. It's an almond tree that I ...

February 08, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1

February 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Freshman Female Phenom Finds Success On Mat

Oakdale High School wrestling is the gold standard for wrestling in the area. They have 10 straight Section Titles to prove it. Oakdale's success ...

February 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


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