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Playoff Football Preview

Coming off a convincing 56-12 home win over McNair on Nov. 9, the Oakdale Mustangs quest for another Section title continues. This Friday night the Mustangs welcome the number nine seed, Vanden, to The Corral. The Vanden Vikings come from the Solano County Athletic Conference and are from Fairfield. In their playoff opener the Vikings outlasted the eighth seeded Yuba City Honkers 34-33 in double overtime.

November 15, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustangs Pluck The Eagles In First Round

Thursday night football kicked off the 2017 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs. Inside The Corral, the top seeded Oakdale Mustangs defeated the number 16 seed McNair Eagles 56-12. McNair finished the season with a 5-5 record overall and went 3-2 in the San Joaquin Athletic Association.

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


Waterfowl Hunt Dates Start Later This Month

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is offering waterfowl hunting opportunities at the Eden Landing Ecological Reserve (ELER) in Hayward during the 2017-18 season.

November 15, 2017 | | Local Sports


Stampede Super Bowl Bound

Saturday, Nov. 11 the Oakdale Stampede clashed with the Ceres Seahawks in the AFC Championship Game. The two teams have been rivals over recent seasons and this year was no different. The 2017 CenCal Youth Football League AFC Championship contest featured the top seeded Seahawks taking on the second seeded Stampede at Ceres High School.

November 15, 2017 | | Local Sports


Handful Of Mustang Athletes Commit To Colleges

Five Oakdale High School student athletes have put pen to paper to advance their education. These five athletes have worked hard over the last four years both in the classroom and their respective sports. On Thursday, Nov. 9 Oakdale's Grace Green, Jake Ryan, Bronson Harmon, Abigail Matoso and Colbey Harlan made it official on 'National Letter of Intent' day.

November 15, 2017 | | Local Sports


Cross Country Season Comes To A Close

A trio of Oakdale High School cross country runners competed in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Meet this past weekend.

November 15, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

I've always tried to keep things simple when it came to my fishing tackle. I have a couple favorite colors and a couple favorite baits that I'm convinced if they aren't working, the fish aren't biting. Over these past few years though, I've really begun to question my decision to stick to a handful of colors and techniques. They've done well for me over the years but there are still those days when I struggle to get a bite. Through many years of having a fish tank in my house and observing my fish ...

November 15, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


2017 NHRA Finals Dominated By Team Force

Coming into the AAA of Southern California NHRA Finals, three professional category season championships were up for grabs and the fourth was decided by the end of qualifying.

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


Fishing Report

I'm sure we all have heard the saying "Change is a good thing." Well, recently I got away from the Delta and spent a couple of days fishing New Hogan Lake. The weather was perfect, and the fish were biting. New Hogan Lake is run by the US Army Corps of Engineers and is one of the cleanest lakes that I've been to in a long time. To my surprise, I saw only two other boats the entire day. New Hogan Lake is one of the few lakes that have on the water restrooms called the S.S ...

November 08, 2017 | | Local Sports


Trio Of Mustang Runners Advance To Section Final

Three Mustang cross country runners have qualified for the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Finals at Folsom High School on Friday, Nov. 10. Senior James Forkner, sophomore Kayden Legan and freshman Tanner Cusano all advanced to the finals following their impressive runs on Saturday, Nov. 4 at the CIF Sub-Sections in Frogtown.

November 08, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fifth Place Masters Finish For Lady Golfers

Monday afternoon, Oct. 30 the Oakdale High School girls golf team competed in the 2017 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament. The prestigious event was hosted at The Reserve at Spanos Park in Stockton.

November 08, 2017 | | Local Sports


Freshman Football Squad Finishes Season At 10-0

For coach Rod Long, he could not ask for a better season for his freshman team.

November 08, 2017 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Eliminated From Water Polo Playoffs

It has been a roller coaster week for the varsity girl's water polo team. The team entered the 2017 Sac-Joaquin Section Championships as the eighth seed in Division I. On Halloween night the girls hosted the ninth seeded Jaguars of Gregori in the opening round where Oakdale won 11-5. Coming off the high of the first round victory the girls took on top seeded Davis on Thursday night. Davis played like the top seed and defeated Oakdale 18-2.

November 08, 2017 | | Local Sports


Stampede Scoreboard

Saturday, Nov. 4 the Oakdale Stampede hosted the 2017 CenCal Youth Football playoffs. The second seed varsity Stampede eliminated the three seed, Turlock Bulldogs, with a 40-0 victory. The second seeded Stampede will take on the top seed Ceres Seahawks on Saturday, Nov. 11. Ceres is coming off a 40-0 victory of their own as they blanked the Thunder. The AFC Divisional Championship will take place at Ceres High School. Earlier in the year, Ceres defeated Oakdale 24-14 for Oakdale's lone loss of the season. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

November 08, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf And Country Club

18 Hole Ladies

November 08, 2017 | | Local Sports


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Eight Mustang Wrestlers Take First At Home Tournament

For 42 years Oakdale High School has hosted one of the premier wrestling tournaments, the James Riddle Classic. This past Saturday, Dec. 9, the Mustangs ...

December 13, 2017 | | Local Sports


Football Mustangs Named As All-League Selections

The 2017 season has come to a close for the Oakdale Mustangs varsity football team. Although it came to an end short of the Sac-Joaquin ...

December 13, 2017 | | Local Sports


Varsity Hoop Girls Win Pair Of Non-League Contests

The varsity Oakdale High School girls basketball team won a pair of non-league games this past week. Oakdale knocked off Chavez on the road 38-36 ...

December 13, 2017 | | Local Sports


Varsity Girls Win, Boys Fall In Non-League Contests

Preseason has kept both the boys and girls Oakdale High School soccer teams busy so far.

December 13, 2017 | | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 13

December 13, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustang Varsity Hoopsters Take Two Of Three Contests

Three games, two wins for the Oakdale High School varsity boys basketball team. Oakdale started the week off with a 59-53 home win over Buhach ...

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


Bellator Taps McDonald

Mixed Martial Arts fighter Michael "Mayday" McDonald will be featured in the Main Event at Bellator 191 this Friday night, Dec. 15. The event is ...

December 13, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Fishing is the last thing that I've been thinking about lately while fighting off a cold. I'm not sure if it's a ...

December 13, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Oakdale Takes Second At Bakersfield Rumble

The fifth annual Rumble for the Rig was held at Bakersfield High School this past weekend. Oakdale placed second overall in the tournament with a ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 6

December 06, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustangs Heartbroken In Quest For Football’s Blue Banner

The road to a second consecutive CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Championship for the Oakdale Mustangs hit a major road block this past Friday night. The top ...

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


Lady Mustang Hoops Open Season Strong

Oakdale varsity girls basketball tipped off this past week with a trio of non-league games. Coach Julie Ford and her squad split a pair of ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Last week I had the opportunity to get together with a few childhood friends for a day of sturgeon fishing. One of my friends, who ...

December 06, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Legan Leads Varsity Mustang Boys To Hoops Win

The 2017-2018 Oakdale High School varsity boys basketball season is now three preseason games deep. On Monday, Nov. 27 the boys defeated Bret Harte 55-44 ...

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


Mixed Results On Pitch For OHS Soccer Squads

It was an action packed week for the Oakdale varsity boys soccer team. Oakdale opened the preseason with a 2-0 home loss against Central Valley ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local Sports


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