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Lady Mustangs Survive Water Polo Playoff Scare

Oakdale's defending six-time Valley Oak League champion, and defending three-time CIF Sac-Joaquin Section champion Lady Mustangs entered this season's water polo playoff tournament as the three seed in Division I. Oakdale hosted the visiting sixth seeded Granite Bay on Friday night. In what was a thrilling first round match, it was Oakdale that came out on top, 8-6, in overtime. The Lady Mustangs move on to the next round today, Nov. 9.

November 09, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Survive Water Polo Playoff Scare

Oakdale's defending six-time Valley Oak League champion, and defending three-time CIF Sac-Joaquin Section champion Lady Mustangs entered this season's water polo playoff tournament as the three seed in Division I. Oakdale hosted the visiting sixth seeded Granite Bay on Friday night. In what was a thrilling first round match, it was Oakdale that came out on top, 8-6, in overtime. The Lady Mustangs move on to the next round today, Nov. 9.

November 09, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Volleyball Girls Exit Playoffs With First Round Upset Loss

In the first round of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs, the Oakdale Lady Mustangs volleyball girls found themselves as the number seven seed. The defending Valley Oak League champions hosted 10th seeded El Camino in first round action on Tuesday night, Nov. 1. Oakdale's season came to a close in four sets; 27-25, 18-25, 25-27, 7-25.

November 09, 2016 | | Local Sports


Tennis Girls Advance In Section Competition

Following a successful Valley Oak League campaign, the Oakdale Lady Mustangs tennis girls earned a spot in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III tournament. In the opening round Oakdale hosted Patterson on Tuesday, Nov. 1. Like they had during the regular season, Oakdale got a strong performance by all members of the team. Six of Oakdale's singles won their matches and two of the three doubles teams won to power Oakdale to a 7-2 victory.

November 09, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

18 Hole Ladies

November 09, 2016 | | Local Sports


Hanko Competes In Rodeo

Frank Phillips College Rodeo placed fourth out of 17 colleges in the Southwest Region for the Men's Team at the Texas Tech College Rodeo held in mid-October.

November 09, 2016 | | Local Sports


Season Comes To A Close For Lady Mustang Golfers

A fifth place finish at the 2016 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Masters is how the Oakdale girls golf team's season came to an end. Although the team did not qualify to advance to the CIF NorCal Championship, they nonetheless had a memorable season.

November 09, 2016 | | Local Sports


Stampede Scoreboard

Mixed results for the Oakdale Stampede in the 2016 Cencal Playoffs this past weekend. For both the varsity and junior varsity football teams, it was a home evening in the first round of the playoffs. Eight teams made the tournament, with four teams from the AFC and four NFC representatives making the cut. Oakdale's varsity Stampede entered the tournament the number two seed in the AFC and played like the top ranked team. Oakdale plucked the third ranked Ceres Seahawks 46-12 Saturday night at The Corral on the Oakdale High School campus. Oakdale defeated Ceres in week four of ...

November 09, 2016 | | Local Sports


Runners Make History; Squads Section Bound

For the first time in Oakdale High School's cross country history, both the varsity boys and varsity girls teams have advanced to the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Meet. The historic feat was achieved on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the CIF Sac-Joaquin Sub-Sections at Frogtown in Angels Camp.

November 09, 2016 | | Local Sports


Playoff Preview

2016 was a roller coaster ride for the Oakdale Mustangs varsity football team. It seems like just yesterday Oakdale went to Sonora to face their former league rivals, and came up short to the Wildcats, 27-13. Veteran head coach Trent Merzon, with 17 years at the helm, and his staff did not panic but stayed the course. Oakdale then rattled off big non-league victories over Central Point, Oregon's Crater and went to the Bay Area and defeated Campolindo 28-21. The Mustangs then went on to win their first five Valley Oak League games. Their run came to an end ...

November 09, 2016 | | Local Sports


Mustangs Stun Central In VOL Season Finale

In front of approximately 6,000 fans at The Corral for the 2016 regular season finale against nemesis Central Catholic on Friday night, Nov. 4, the Mustangs gave the home crowd exactly what they wanted – a win.

November 09, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Win VOL; Eye Fourth Section Crown

It's another Valley Oak League title for the Oakdale Lady Mustangs varsity water polo team.

November 02, 2016 | | Local Sports


Rain Delays Tennis Play

Finishing the regular season with an 11-3 record, tied for second place in the Valley Oak League, Oakdale's Lady Mustangs tennis team went to compete in the 2016 VOL singles and doubles tournament this past week. The singles traveled to Manteca on Tuesday, Oct. 25. There the undefeated Tay Talamentes took first place. Talamentes has yet to lose in VOL action this season, and she and the Lady Mustangs hosted Patterson in team tourney play on Tuesday, Nov. 1 after The Leader went to press.

November 02, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

First Place: Dee Elston, Bonnie Booker, Rosalee Schmierer, Vicki Dallas - 124

November 02, 2016 | | Local Sports


Golfers Qualify For Masters

Lady Mustang golfers have had a memorable season. The young group that consists of freshmen and sophomores won the Valley Oak League title for the first time in over a decade. On Monday, Oct. 24 the girls packed up their clubs and headed to Serrano Country Club, in El Dorado Hills. The girls played 18 holes and competed in the 2016 Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Tournament. As a team, Oakdale shot 462 for a second place finish. Oakdale's 462 was nine strokes off the leader, Christian Brothers, but secured Oakdale's spot in the CIF Masters at The Reserve ...

November 02, 2016 | | Local Sports


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON

The Oakdale Spurs 10U team won the championship for the Rainbow Fields Youth Fall League. They went 12-0 for the season. Shown, back row from ...

November 30, 2016 | | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30

November 30, 2016 | | Local Sports


Soccer Squads Start Play

With the move from fall to winter, the Oakdale boys soccer began its preseason on Friday, Nov. 26 with a home match against Enochs. The ...

November 30, 2016 | | Local Sports


OHS JV Wrestlers Make Early Season Statement

The wrestling season is underway and for Oakdale the expectations are running high. Oakdale has always been a powerhouse program and has been the class ...

November 30, 2016 | | Local Sports


Prado Closes Stellar Season At State Meet

For the first time in Oakdale High School history, the cross country program had a representative compete in the CIF State Cross Country Championships. What ...

November 30, 2016 | | Local Sports


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