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Season-Ending Water Polo Hardware, Honors Presented

In a recent ceremony, the 2015 Oakdale High School Water Polo teams were honored. Both varsity teams enjoyed postseason success as the boys won a first round playoff game 10-8 over Bear River. Oakdale's Jared Kahler scored six of the goals for the team in that thrilling victory. Nate Van Cleave led the team in assists in the game with four. Their impressive performances in the postseason, as well as during the regular season, led the two of them to a shared Most Valuable Player award, along with Spencer Lee. Oakdale also handed out the Mustang Award to Sam ...

December 23, 2015 | | Local Sports


OBA, OVYSA Join Forces

Oakdale's youth baseball and youth softball programs have combined their efforts and will be one large, cohesive program when the season starts next spring.

December 23, 2015 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Notch Fifth Victory On Court

Last season the Lady Mustangs varsity basketball team went 5-22 overall. In just six games, the 2015-2016 team has matched that win total after they put away Hilmar 37-29.

December 23, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Coach Ford Looks To Change Culture

The Lady Mustangs varsity basketball team took on some new faces this offseason. Oakdale's varsity coach Justin Schwitters, who took over the reins in 2011, stepped down and Julie Ford answered the call to be the new varsity head coach.

December 23, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Mustangs Rope In VOL Football Honors

In a season that was injury plagued, the Oakdale Mustangs football team never used that as an excuse. Instead they buckled their chin straps and battled on the gridiron and 95 percent of the time, came out as victors, going 12-2 overall in 2015.

December 16, 2015 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Dominates At Annual Riddle Tournament

Wrestling season is back, and for the seven-time defending Sac-Joaquin Section champion Oakdale Mustangs the expectations are high. Saturday, Dec. 12 Oakdale welcomed 24 teams to town as the Mustangs hosted the 40th James Riddle tournament.

December 16, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

It looks like we're finally getting some much needed rain. Like a lot of you, I'm hoping that this is the beginning of the end of our current drought. I'm asked all the time if the fishing is better when it's raining. My usual response is that the fish aren't going to get any wetter. Actually, there are a lot of reasons to believe that the fishing gets better when it's raining. Not only does the rain disguise the noise which causes the fish to be a little less leery, it washes insects and ...

December 16, 2015 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

FRIDAY, DEC. 18

December 16, 2015 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustang Hoops Split Non-League Games

The Oakdale Lady Mustangs varsity basketball team is off to 4-1 start thus far in 2015. Oakdale spilt a pair of non-league games as the team knocked off visiting Riverbank on Tuesday 43-20, but fell to visiting Calaveras on Wednesday night, Dec 9.

December 16, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Varsity Mustangs Fall To Summerville

The Oakdale varsity Mustangs boys basketball team may be 0-3 and struggling early this season, but the team has had its bright moments. On the positive side, for the first time since camp opened, first-year head coach Hondo Arpoika has enough players on his roster to run a full five-on-five practice, as numerous fall sports athletes recently made their 2015 basketball debut.

December 16, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


HARD HITTING

Oakdale's competitive Under 19 Insanity soccer girls kicked off their winter season with a hard fought 1-1 tie against Sacramento on Saturday at T.L. Davis sports complex. Here, Logan Laugero corrals the ball and keeps her opponent at bay during second half action. Both goals came in the second half, Oakdale taking the lead on a Vanessa Kualapai goal, Sacramento getting the equalizer and the teams settling for the 1-1 draw.

December 09, 2015 | | Local Sports


Hunting Zone Boundary Regulations

How Many Feet in the Water to Enter a Legal Hunt Zone?

December 09, 2015 | By CARRIE WILSON California Department Of Fish And Wildlife | Local Sports


Winter Sports Means Wrestling In Oakdale

Oakdale High School athletes excel at many sports. From football, which has made it to the CIF Section Championship game in back-to-back years, to the baseball program that won seven straight Valley Oak League titles in recent years, and the varsity girls track and field team, who literally ran away from the competition over the past decade. All very impressive, but the OHS varsity wrestling team has carved its own place in school history, putting a headlock on the competition, not only in the Valley Oak League, but on the entire Sac-Joaquin Section.

December 09, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


End Of The Trail For Football Mustangs

Unlike the Nov. 6 barnburner that totaled 79 points between them, Friday night's CIF Section Championship Game between Oakdale and Central Catholic proved to be an offensive struggle. At night's end, it was Central Catholic hoisting the much sought after blue banner, following a 21-7 victory at Lincoln High School of Stockton in the DIII title contest.

December 09, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9

December 09, 2015 | | Local Sports


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Wrestling Team Pins Down Tenth Title

Over the past decade, the varsity Oakdale Mustangs wrestling team has had a headlock on the Valley Oak League (VOL). On Thursday, Jan. 28 Oakdale ...

February 03, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Ports Plan Special Themes For Extra Fun At Ballpark

The Stockton Ports have announced 20 themed games that will take place during the 2016 season.

February 03, 2016 | | Local Sports


Youth Baseball Clinic Slated In Mid-February

Youth baseball players from the ages of 9 to 14 are invited to join a two day clinic at Oakdale High School, at the varsity ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

A lot of anglers are waiting in anticipation for the weather to clear up before they go fishing. What most don't know is that ...

February 03, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

18 Hole Ladies

February 03, 2016 | | Local Sports


Saturday Run, Expo At Galt Fairgrounds

There is a run, jog, walk, and stroller push for everyone in the family at the Fourth Annual Tiny Smiles' "tiny" Half Marathon, 10K, 5K ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local Sports


Smitley Earns Unanimous Decision Over Arciniega

Justin "Bushido Kid" Smitley (10-7-1) earned more than just a unanimous decision over Art "King Arthur" Arciniega on Friday night, Jan. 29. The 30-year-old from ...

February 03, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Drop Fifth Straight Game

The varsity Lady Mustangs basketball program fell to a pair of Valley Oak League opponents this week, dropping them to 8-12 overall and 1-7 in ...

February 03, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Rough Season Continues For Varsity Boys

Three games, three losses for the Oakdale varsity boys basketball team. Oakdale (1-21, 0-9) dropped a trio of Valley Oak League (VOL) games this past ...

February 03, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


OBSA Evaluation Day Hits T.L. Davis

Nearly 800 youth baseball and softball hopefuls have signed up for the upcoming Oakdale Baseball Softball Association (OBSA) season. On Saturday, Jan. 30 the kids ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local Sports


Bear Grease Is Nature’s Icing

If we put our minds to it, we could learn a lot from the Native Americans who preceded the white man as masters of North ...

January 27, 2016 | Don Moyer | Local Sports


Fishing Report

I'm sure all of you are excited about the rain we've been getting this winter season. I've been keeping an eye on ...

January 27, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Mustangs Wrestle Up Pair Of VOL Wins

Eight-time defending Valley Oak League (VOL) champions, the Oakdale Mustang wrestling team, welcomed Weston Ranch and East Union to town for a triangular meet this ...

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


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27

January 27, 2016 | | Local Sports


Federal, State Rules Now Differ For Junior Hunters

California youth hunters have enjoyed a new benefit that took effect at the beginning of the 2015-16 hunting season, AB 1709, signed by Governor Edmund ...

January 27, 2016 | | Local Sports


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