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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


Fishing Report

If you've never witnessed a lake being planted with trout, it's definitely a sight to see. The truck that carries the fish usually pulls up to a predetermined spot and either deploys a hose into the water or backs the truck right up to the water's edge. The driver then gets out, opens a valve at the rear or side of the truck, and releases all the fish into the lake. This of course, causes just about every angler in sight to gravitate towards where the fish are being released. One would think that the last thing ...

February 01, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


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Oakdale Takes Second At Bakersfield Rumble

The fifth annual Rumble for the Rig was held at Bakersfield High School this past weekend. Oakdale placed second overall in the tournament with a ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 6

December 06, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustangs Heartbroken In Quest For Football’s Blue Banner

The road to a second consecutive CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Championship for the Oakdale Mustangs hit a major road block this past Friday night. The top ...

December 06, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Lady Mustang Hoops Open Season Strong

Oakdale varsity girls basketball tipped off this past week with a trio of non-league games. Coach Julie Ford and her squad split a pair of ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Last week I had the opportunity to get together with a few childhood friends for a day of sturgeon fishing. One of my friends, who ...

December 06, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Legan Leads Varsity Mustang Boys To Hoops Win

The 2017-2018 Oakdale High School varsity boys basketball season is now three preseason games deep. On Monday, Nov. 27 the boys defeated Bret Harte 55-44 ...

December 06, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Mixed Results On Pitch For OHS Soccer Squads

It was an action packed week for the Oakdale varsity boys soccer team. Oakdale opened the preseason with a 2-0 home loss against Central Valley ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustangs, Manteca Vie For Section Championship

The time has arrived. The 2017 CIF Sac-Joaquin Division III Section Championship game kicks off Friday night, Dec. 1 at Lincoln High School in Stockton ...

November 29, 2017 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 29

November 29, 2017 | | Local Sports


Jacobson Sets Record In Playoff Win Over Patterson

Friday night, Nov. 24 The Corral was stuffed like the Thanksgiving turkey the day before. With nearly 4,000 people in attendance, the Oakdale Mustangs ...

November 29, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Wrestlers Look To Pin VOL; Hoopsters Hopeful

With the weather turning chilly, Oakdale High School sports head indoors for the winter. Wrestling and basketball programs hit the gym over the next three ...

November 29, 2017 | | Local Sports


Former Boxing World Champion Visits Oakdale

It's not every day that a global superstar visits the Cowboy Capital of the World.

November 29, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Fishing on an empty stomach is something I've never experienced while fishing on the day after Thanksgiving. I always seem to have time to ...

November 29, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Mustangs Conquer Vikings In Second Round Playoff Tilt

Seven first half possessions resulted in six touchdowns for Oakdale in a lopsided 41-16 playoff win. In second round action of the 2017 CIF Sac-Joaquin ...

November 22, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Football Preview

The final four.

November 22, 2017 | | Local Sports


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