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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 Oakdale's first Valley Oak League dual win of the season. Over the weekend Oakdale sent six wrestlers to Clovis to compete in the Doc Buchanan Invite. When the dust settled in that two-day tournament, three Mustangs took the podium. Colbey Harlan, Abel Garcia and Ricky Torres all took honors at the tournament.

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 nothing I could do but hope that I'd be able to walk away unharmed. Often while driving on the highway I see motorists towing trailers well over the speed limit for vehicles towing a trailer. Unfortunately, anyone with a valid driver's license can legally tow most trailers. This is evident each spring when boat ramps are held up by those who haven't learned how to back up their new trailer. They can ...

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 to take advantage of some unique tours and trips with the family.

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 the week on Wednesday night, Jan. 4. It had been three weeks since the girls took the field due to the holiday break. The girls hosted Sierra and things took a bad turn for Oakdale early as Sierra jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first half. Sierra found the net three more times in the second half capping off the 11-0 home loss for Oakdale.

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 Oakdale, and during his time at Butte Community College, Trent made an impact on Saturdays. The popular fullback will be taking his talents to Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas this fall.

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 first time since Dec. 14 the boys varsity and junior varsity teams hit the field. Oakdale traveled to Modesto to take on Central Catholic on Tuesday, Jan. 3 where the varsity Mustangs tied the Raiders 3-3. Oakdale then hosted Sierra on Thursday night, Jan. 5 on a muddy field and light rain coming down. The Mustangs fell to Sierra 3-2.

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 2015, Paddock competed in five events but in 2016, he entered in over 65 events, winning checks in 48 of them during various cutting competitions for the National Cutting Horse Association throughout the nation.

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 road trip in school history, Oakdale boarded a plane on Tuesday, Dec. 27 to participate in the Powerade Tournament held in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. Fifty teams from around the nation participated in the two-day tournament that began on Dec. 28. As a team Oakdale placed 37th scoring a total of 48 points.

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 to Merced on New Year's Eve. No score was provided for the JV game on Dec. 31.

January 04, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

For the 19th year in a row, I'm in Arizona to start the New Year. Being that I'm so close to the Mexican border, I decided to go across this year, not only to do a little shopping but to also dine at some of their local restaurants. If you've never crossed the border before, the line coming back across to the United States can be several hours long. What I didn't expect to see while waiting in line was a truck trailering a boat. The truck trailering the boat was sent to have a secondary ...

January 04, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Top Sports Summed Up For 2016 Second Half

During the summer of 2016 local resident sports figures displayed their talents nationwide. From Ultimate Fighter Michael "Mayday" McDonald, to body builder J.R. Dahm, to high school baseball standout Bryce Kirk, and to the Mustangs football team claiming a state championship, all were well-represented on larger stages. In this look back from July to December, we remember the events that made the summer sizzle, the fall memorable and the winter a wondrous time for sports fans.

January 04, 2017 | | Local Sports


A Look Back For The Sports Community

In what was a fascinating 2016 for the Oakdale sports community, it is hard to choose a select few. In this week's edition, we will have a recap of the sports events and moments that took place in the first half of the year. In the six month span, Oakdale experienced the celebration of the 65th annual Oakdale Rodeo, hard hitting MMA action and Mustang achievements on the field, in the pool, on the track and on the mat.

December 28, 2016 | | Local Sports


Mustang Wrestlers Head To Pennsylvania Tourney

No rest for the Oakdale wrestling team during the winter break. The highly accomplished grapplers competed in the Mike Tamana Invite at Modesto Junior College on Wednesday, Dec. 21. With just four days rest from their Zinkin Classic at Buchanan High School, six Mustangs earned championships at Wednesday's event. Dustin Chavez (120), Jake Abeyta (126), Gabe Martinez (160), Abel Garcia, Bronson Harmon (170) and Colbey Harlan (182) all claimed championships that afternoon.

December 28, 2016 | | Local Sports


League Honors Awarded To Football Mustangs

With the 2016 football season in the books, the coaches met up for the annual Valley Oak League honors selection. This meeting took place prior to the Mustangs winning the 2016 CIF Division 3A State Bowl.

December 28, 2016 | | 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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