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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 days. A few showers may have cost one round of qualifying, but it wasn't going to dampen the performance in any of the three NHRA Mello Yello professional categories. The cool weather conditions did bring out some thundering performances.

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 Section title. The boys dominated the competition to claim another blue banner after defeating Benicia 51-18 in the finals.

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's (3-15-0, 1-10-0) latest struggles were a 7-0 road loss to Sierra (19-2-0, 10-1-0) on Tuesday, Jan. 31 and a 3-1 road loss to Lathrop (4-9-0, 4-7-0).

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 league wins this past week, Oakdale now sits in fourth place in the Valley Oak League standings and improved their chances of making it to the postseason. Oakdale knocked off Sierra 3-2 in a big road showdown on Monday, Jan. 30 and followed that with a 6-0 home win over Lathrop to climb up in the standings.

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 Zoe Gillen and Maddy Brewer in a 38-26 home loss to Sierra on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Oakdale shook off the loss and answered with a 56-49 road win over Weston Ranch on Thursday, Feb. 2. Over the weekend the girls hosted Lathrop on Saturday but could not earn the home win as they fell 44-36 to the visiting Spartans.

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 loss to Weston Ranch (14-10, 6-5) on Wednesday, Feb. 1 and then featured a heartbreaking 45-43 road loss to Kimball (6-18, 2-9) later in the week.

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 glance at every morning on my way to work, especially this time of year. Many old-time fishermen will tell you that you can tell when springtime fishing is here by the blossoming of the local almond trees. The one in my neighborhood has yet to blossom but it's close. I've learned over the years that if I was to wait for the weather to tell me when spring is here, I would have ...

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 is guided by the leadership of the coaching staff led by Steve Strange, and the senior wrestlers each year mentoring the younger wrestlers in the program. This year, one of the new faces to the team is freshman Faalia Martinez.

February 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

First: Virginia Whitworth, Sylvia Colyn, Donna Uhler, Michelle Schilber - 129

February 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustang Hoopsters Split League Road Games

Oakdale's varsity girls basketball team hit the road this week for a pair of Valley Oak League contests. On Tuesday, Jan. 24 the Lady Mustangs (12-9, 2-6) visited the first place Manteca Buffaloes (11-9, 8-0). Oakdale led 14-13 at the half, but struggled in the second half. Manteca outscored the Lady Mustangs 15-4 in the third quarter and did not let up. Zoe Gillen posted a double-double for Oakdale scoring 10 points and pulling down 10 boards in the loss. Krissy Lolonis also turned in an impressive stat line scoring nine points, eight assists and recording three steals.

February 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustang Hoop Boys Win Wild Double OT Home Game

It has been nearly two calendar years since the Oakdale varsity boys basketball team won a Valley Oak League game. Their last league victory came on Feb. 11, 2015 under then-head coach Jeremy Fields. Since the team has gone 0-23 in VOL play; however, that streak came to an end in dramatic fashion on Wednesday night, Jan. 25 with a 69-65 double overtime home win over East Union.

February 01, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Two Wrestlers Take Top Honors In Gilroy Tourney

Competing in the two day Mid-Cals in Gilroy, the Oakdale Mustang wrestling team took eight of their wrestlers to the Bay Area over the weekend. Out of the eight, senior Abel Garcia and junior Colbey Harlan outdueled the tenacious competition in their respective weight classes. As a team the Mustangs placed fourth overall.

February 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Wins Tough To Come By For Oakdale Squads

For both the boys and girls Oakdale varsity soccer teams, the winter has not been kind. Both teams suffered a pair of league losses this past week and those losses put their playoff hopes in jeopardy.

February 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

November 08, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf And Country Club

18 Hole Ladies

November 08, 2017 | | Local Sports


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