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Football Utilizes Bye Week To Prepare For Road Trip

After a big bounce back win over visiting Crater of Oregon at the Corral on Sept. 2, the Oakdale Mustangs were off this past Friday. All three levels of the Mustangs programs had an early bye week, just two weeks into the season, but will be back in action this Thursday and Friday against Campolindo High School.

September 14, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

The week preceding Labor Day is always a pretty good week to be out on the water. Most people end their season with Labor Day. For us fishermen, the only other boaters on the water are usually those die hard wake boarders. As the water temperature drops a little more, even they will start to stay home. By no means do I believe that I own the water or that fishermen are the only ones that should be on the water. I've spent many days when it seemed as if everyone who had a boat was on the lake ...

September 14, 2016 | | Local Sports


Breakdown of Raiders Schedule

This season the Oakland Raiders will clash with the National Football Conference South; the American Football Conference South and two games each against division rivals. With the high expectations this season, reaching the playoffs for the first time since 2003 will be no easy feat. Having to face the defending Super Bowl champion Broncos twice, the Super Bowl runner-up Panthers and an up and coming AFC South division loaded with young talent, the trip to Super Bowl XLI will come with its challenges.

September 07, 2016 | | Local Sports


Can Raiders Live up to Hype?

Football fans across the globe can come out of hibernation as football season is officially upon us. For Raider Nation, August and September has been a time for optimism over the last decade. However, this year, the hype has reached past the 510 area code and across the nation. Oakland has not made the postseason since 2003, yet they have been one of the most talked about teams this offseason.

September 07, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Records Fall At Indianapolis Labor Day Nationals

The 62nd Chevrolet Performance US Nationals took place over the Labor Day Weekend in Indianapolis, Indiana. Track records fell in both Top Fuel and Funny Car, and two $100,000 bonus races also took place during the most prestigious drag race in the world and the final race for racers to get into the countdown for the championship.

September 07, 2016 | By JEFF BURGHARDT -Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Evening Of Remembrance Sets Stage For Football Win

The past is in the past. Last week's varsity football road loss to Sonora made it seem to some like "The sky is falling." But on Friday night, Sept. 2 Oakdale put to rest some concerns around town with a dominating 48-13 home win over the visitors out of Oregon, the Crater High Comets.

September 07, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7

September 07, 2016 | | Local Sports


JV Colts Squad Falls To Comets

Oakdale's junior varsity football Colts welcomed the Comets of Crater High School this week. The Comets traveled seven-plus hours from Central Point, Oregon and for those who made the trip, they would not be disappointed. Crater topped the Colts 23-13 on Friday night, Sept. 2.

September 07, 2016 | | Local Sports


Home, Road Contests Keep OHS Squads Busy

As the calendar turned to September, Oakdale fall athletics turned their attention to Valley Oak League action as well as playing against non-league foes. Many teams were in action this past week; a recap of the contests follows.

September 07, 2016 | | Local Sports


STAMPEDE SCOREBOARD

Due to the Labor Day holiday, the Stampede games were held following The Leader's holiday deadline. Oakdale's youth squads hosted the Manteca Jaguars on Saturday, Sept. 3. Oakdale travels to Atwater to take on the Buhach Thunder on Saturday, Sept. 10. Football action begins at 1 p.m.

September 07, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

18 Hole Ladies

September 07, 2016 | | Local Sports


OHS Ponies Saddle Up; Enjoy 2-0 Season Start

Week two of the freshman football campaign on Thursday evening ended with a victory. Oakdale's freshmen, the Ponies, defeated the visiting Los Banos Tigers 34-14 to improve to 2-0. For the second consecutive week; a strong running game, brilliant special teams play and an alert defensive attack helped corral a Ponies victory.

September 07, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Locals Battle At Global Knockout 7

Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort was the site for Global Knock-Out 7 Saturday night, Aug. 27. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fans were treated to a dozen fights and saw everything from knockouts to tap outs. On the card were three local fighters: Angel "The Dream" DeAnda, Sergio Vazquez and Martin "Tarzan" Sandoval.

September 05, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fall Sports Wrap

Preseason contests saw plenty of Oakdale teams in action this week, the Mustang and Lady Mustangs squads hitting the courts, fields and pools for scrimmage play just before the start of the regular season. Here is a brief recap of the action.

August 31, 2016 | | Local Sports


Mustangs Varsity, JV Fall To Rival Sonora

For the 100th time, Oakdale and Sonora squared off on the varsity football field. Over the last decade it has been Oakdale walking away with the victory on a Friday night, but this was not the case in the team's season opener. Sonora defended their home field as the Wildcats slashed the Mustangs 27-13 at Dunlavy Field on Aug. 26.

August 31, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


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Vandagriff Chasing Dream In The Square Circle

It is never easy pursuing your dream. For many, the childhood dreams get pushed aside by work, family and other responsibilities as we get older ...

June 28, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Mustang All-Stars Gallop To Victory In Gridiron Classic

The 32nd Annual North South Rotary Bob Green Football Classic was held this past Saturday night in Merced. Representing the North were three Oakdale High ...

June 28, 2017 | | Local Sports


Stampede Rookies Wanted

Football season will be here before we know it. Oakdale's youth football program known as Stampede is currently accepting sign-ups for their Rookie team ...

June 28, 2017 | | Local Sports


Harvick Sweeps Pair At Sonoma Raceway

Kevin Harvick accomplished a rare double up by winning both of the events at Sonoma Raceway over the weekend. First he took the win in ...

June 28, 2017 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Summer Sluggers Hit Field For Tournament Schedule

Oakdale was one of four host cities in the 32nd annual Lee Hampson Baseball Tournament this past week. The 20-team tournament featured Oakdale as the ...

June 28, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Today as I was pulling my boat out of the water, I saw a young boy riding his bike, steering with one hand, while the ...

June 28, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale MMA Hosting Women’s Fitness Class

The Oakdale Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Academy will be hosting a six-week class in women's fitness. This unique class will be led by Eloy ...

June 21, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Wrestlers Host Event

Oakdale's wrestlers hosted a six-team scramble at Oakdale High School this past week. Teams from Tokay, Turlock, Pitman, Yucca Valley and Clovis North hit ...

June 21, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Aquatics Masters Hit The Pool For Season

It was over 100 degrees in Oakdale on Saturday, June 17 and the Oakdale Aquatics Masters cooled off when the team hosted a five city ...

June 21, 2017 | | Local Sports


Gators Go On The Road To Face Off With Turlock

Oakdale's youth swimming team, the Gators, hit the road this past weekend. The young swimmers packed up and visited Pitman High School in Turlock ...

June 21, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

All week long I was being asked by my wife what I wanted for Father's Day. Like a lot of fathers, Father's Day ...

June 21, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


OHS Catcher Bryce Kirk Signs On With UOP

For four years, Bryce Kirk was the signal caller for the Oakdale Mustangs varsity baseball team. When Kirk first stepped on the baseball field at ...

June 14, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


SANDLOT STANDOUTS

The Oakdale Sandlot 12u baseball team took first place honors in their age division with a recent 4-2 win over Get Dirty from Modesto. They ...

June 14, 2017 | | Local Sports


Past, Present Mustangs Shine At OAA Program

The 50th annual Outstanding Athlete Awards (OAA) program staged recently at the S.O.S. Club in Modesto saw plenty of hardware coming Oakdale's ...

June 14, 2017 | | Local Sports


Volleyball Camp Upcoming

A co-ed Volleyball Summer Camp is scheduled at Oakdale Junior High School from Tuesday through Thursday, June 27 through 29. This camp is open to ...

June 14, 2017 | | Local Sports


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