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Track Teams Continue Their VOL Dominance

The Oakdale varsity girls continue to make history as they won their 90th consecutive VOL dual meet with a defeat of Manteca, 108-20, in Manteca on Thursday, April 21. Helping the girls continue their winning streak were Melody Johnson as she took both the 100 and 300 hurdles. Johnson's times were 16.59 for the 100 and 51.71 for the 300 hurdles. Sara Stevens won the 400 meter run in 1:05.52; Kristen Aguilar won the 1600 meters in 6:14 and the 3200 in 13:29; Ruby Houchens won the 800 meters. The girls 4x400 relay ...

April 27, 2016 | | Local Sports


Season Comes To End For Mustang Tennis Boys

Oakdale's boys tennis season came to a close for the team on Thursday, April 21 following the Valley Oak League Doubles Tournament.

April 27, 2016 | | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27

April 27, 2016 | | Local Sports


Long Ball Powers Softball Girls Past Foes

Three games, three victories and six more home runs hit for the Oakdale Lady Mustangs varsity softball squad. Coming off a difficult road loss to East Union, the girls regrouped and rattled off three straight victories in dominant fashion. Oakdale first took their frustration and aggression out on the Jaguars with a 16-1 road win in Kimball (3-15, 2-7). Senior Haley Fuller went 4-for-4 and was a one woman wrecking crew as the future Fresno State Bulldog hit two home runs and brought in five runs in the win. Fellow senior and future Bulldog, Maddi Hackbarth also went yard in ...

April 27, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Winning Streak Reaches Five for Mustang Boys

After making short work of Weston Ranch this week, the varsity baseball team has now won five straight games. The team started out 0-3 in league play but has since elevated their intensity and focus to get on a little bit of a roll.

April 27, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Golf, Swimming Mustangs Card VOL Victories

As the regular season for some of the spring sports are rapidly coming to a close, many teams are making playoff runs. Oakdale's boys golf and both varsity boys and girls swim teams had an impressive week.

April 27, 2016 | | Local Sports


Lopsided Shutout Wins Put Soccer Girls In Playoff Hunt

Coming off a difficult recent three-game skid, the Oakdale High School varsity girls soccer team bounced back in a big way. After scoring a total of 47 goals in their first 19 games this season, the Lady Mustangs erupted for 25 goals in two games this past week in a pair of Valley Oak League shutout victories.

April 27, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

Spring Tourney Qualifying Round

April 27, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Several years ago when I made the decision to fish for multiple species, I didn't realize it was going to be so difficult. This past weekend I struggled to even get a bite while I watched other anglers catch fish around me, it was frustrating to say the least. I've never hired a fishing guide before but I'm really starting to consider it after my recent trip. There's only so much that I can learn from watching YouTube videos of anglers fishing lakes that I've never fished before. Even the videos of anglers fishing our ...

April 27, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


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


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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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