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Mustang Baseball Well Represented In All-VOL

The Mustang varsity baseball team finished second in the competitive Valley Oak League (VOL) this season after going 10-4 during the campaign. Oakdale's season came to an end in the playoffs, but Mustang players made an impression on their peers, earning seven total selections for the 2016 All-League honors. Earning the votes from the other seven coaches in the league, the Mustangs have four first team honorees, three second team honorees and three honorable mentions to their credit.

June 15, 2016 | | Local Sports


Open Water Festival Aids Alcatraz Prep

Members of the Oakdale Aquatics Masters swim team competed recently in the Lake Del Valle Open Water Festival. Oakdale residents Ray Jackson and Arijaan Bulk participated in the Livermore event in preparation for the Alcatraz crossing event that is scheduled for later this summer. Both swimmers took part in the 1.25 kilometer race on Sunday, June 12. Bulk finished the race in 28:44.90 and Jackson at 32:54.60. Along with Jackson and Bulk, fellow Masters Ed Mageean and Dana Macabales also made the trip to Livermore. Macabales swam the 1.25 kilometer and 2.5 kilometer ...

June 15, 2016 | | Local Sports


Three Oakdale MMAs Battling At Event

The hard hitting world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is heading to the SaveMart Center for Bellator 156. Three of Oakdale MMA's own are scheduled to appear at the event on Friday night, June 17 in front of a sold out crowd in Fresno.

June 15, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

This summer so far hasn't turned out the way I planned it several months ago. In a perfect world, I'd be on the water or in a campsite every day until it was time for me to go back to work. Having a growing family makes that nearly impossible as not everyone's schedule is in line with mine. Fortunately I have a window of opportunity coming up for me to get out fishing. It's both exciting and a little difficult to decide where I want to go fishing. My list of destinations has been narrowed down ...

June 15, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Chappell Takes Third In Final State Meet

A four year career came to a close for OHS senior Hannah Chappell this past weekend. The Alabama bound discus thrower competed in her final high school track and field event and went out with a bang. Chappell overcame the overwhelmingly high heat under the Clovis sun that reached triple digits.

June 08, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Trekkers Plan Events

Plans are underway for upcoming Volksport Walks at Treasure Island and Donner Memorial State Park. You can learn all about these group walks for fun and fitness at the Delta Tule Trekkers' monthly meeting on Monday, June 13 at CK Grill, 14725 S. Harlan Road, Lathrop. Dinner/social hour begins at 6 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in walking for fitness, fun and friendship is invited to attend. Club walks take place year round at nearby locations. For further information, call (209) 931-0557 or visit the webpage at www.deltatuletrekkers.org.

June 08, 2016 | | Local Sports


Special Ballpark Seat Recognizes Veterans

The Stockton Ports installed a POW/MIA (Prisoner of War/Missing in Action) Seat of Honor at Banner Island Ballpark and unveiled it on Saturday, June 4 on Military Appreciation Night.

June 08, 2016 | | Local Sports


Four-Day AAU Event Coming To Oakdale

The Olympic Games are heading to Rio this summer, but Oakdale will be hosting its own Olympic-style games at The Corral beginning on Wednesday, June 15. The four day Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) hits Oakdale on June 15 and concludes on Saturday, June 18. This AAU Track and Field Region 22 National Qualifier will showcase talent from the Pacific and Central California Districts in the junior Olympic Games.

June 08, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

18 Hole Ladies

June 08, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Competitive bass fishing like every other sport, has its winners and losers. I personally don't know of a more humbling sport. Many anglers like to practice before a big tournament. They're not necessarily trying to hook the fish, instead they're trying to gauge whether or not an area is productive by the numbers of bites they get. Sometimes they can even tell a big fish bite from a small fish bite, or they will fish with barbless hooks, allowing the fish to shake the bait off as they play it towards the boat. To the outsider, practice ...

June 08, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


OHS Alumnus Farquer Qualifies For CNFR Finals

Former Oakdale High School graduate Colton Farquer will be saddling up and heading to Casper, Wyoming for the 2016 College National Finals Rodeo. Farquer, a current student at Cal Poly, is a champion tie down roper and will be competing in the seven-day event that begins Sunday, June 12 and wraps up on Saturday, June 18.

June 08, 2016 | | Local Sports


Girls Soccer Awards Presented For Season

Although the Oakdale Lady Mustangs varsity soccer team fell short of making the postseason, the girls had a productive campaign and were awarded for their efforts. In what varsity girls head coach Alfredo Quiroga described as a "last second scramble" the team held their awards ceremony recently. Nine varsity and six junior varsity girls were honored for their play in the 2015-2016 season.

June 08, 2016 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Clawed By Vista Del Lago Eagles

The quest for a second CIF Sac-Joaquin Section softball championship in three years was cut short by the Cinderella Vista del Lago Eagles in a thrilling 6-5 extra innings elimination game.

June 01, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Life Preserver Loaner Program Takes Effect

The Kids Don't Float Program, which provides life preservers for borrowed use to visitors enjoying the Mokelumne River, began its summer season in time for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The program got underway on Saturday, May 28this year and this marks the seventh year for Kids Don't Float, which was conceived as a result of a tragic drowning on the river in April, 2009.

June 01, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Expect the waterways to be crowded if you're planning on heading out, now that the 'summer' season has started. Last year I fished on Sunday and Monday during Memorial Day weekend and surprisingly didn't have to deal with a lot of boat traffic. My secret was to fish very early on both days, while making sure to be off the water around noon. One of the lakes I visited was Lake Pardee. Lake Pardee doesn't allow body contact with the water so there were only fisherman on the lake which made it a nice getaway from the ...

June 01, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


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Chocolate Runs Draw Participants From Across The State

The 25th annual Oakdale Chocolate Festival began with a pair of runs early Saturday morning, with a one mile fun run/walk and a 5k ...

May 24, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustangs Advance To Masters

Oakdale High School senior Sara Stevens has qualified for Masters in multiple events as she took third place in the women's 800 meters race ...

May 24, 2017 | | Local Sports


Swim Season Ends

Oakdale's Caden Nord could not cap off his magical 2017 season with a state finals appearance in Clovis on May 19 and 20. The ...

May 24, 2017 | | Local Sports


Varsity Softball Season Ends In Second Round

A roller coaster of a season for the Oakdale High School varsity softball team came to a screeching halt this past week. Oakdale entered the ...

May 24, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Oakdale Diamondmen Rolling Through Section Playoffs

Valley Oak League champions, the Oakdale High School varsity baseball Mustangs are swinging the bat with confidence early in the postseason. In two games of ...

May 24, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

The weather finally seems like it's going to be more like the month of May that I'm used to. I know better to ...

May 24, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Use Long Ball To Advance

Upsets will happen in a sport, that's why you play the game.

May 17, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Oakdale’s Golf Season Ends At Section Tourney

The 2017 boys golf season has come to a close. Oakdale placed third in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Golf Tournament at Yolo Fliers ...

May 17, 2017 | | Local Sports


Ultimate Boat, Sport Expo At Woodward Reservoir

In a continued celebration of Woodward Reservoir's 100th season, Stanislaus County Parks and Recreation is bringing an Ultimate Boat & Sport Expo to the main ...

May 17, 2017 | | Local Sports


Perfect VOL Season In Books For Varsity Mustang Sluggers

Valley Oak League perfection, 14-0. The Oakdale High School varsity baseball team capped off the memorable season with a two game sweep over the Kimball ...

May 17, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Oakdale Falls To East Union In Softball Finale

The Oakdale High School varsity softball team ended its regular season run with a 10-4 home loss to East Union. The showdown took place on ...

May 17, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

It's funny how us fathers end up repeating the same words of advice that our fathers repeated to us as children. While fishing with ...

May 17, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Junior Nord Makes Splash At Section Swimming Finals

Oakdale High School junior Caden Nord has put together a memorable 2017 season. Earlier in the year he etched his name amongst Oakdale's swimming ...

May 17, 2017 | | Local Sports


End Of The Year Banquet, Awards For Softball Girls

A large group of fans, family members, coaches and players gathered at the Gene Bianchi Community Center on Thursday, May 11 to honor the Oakdale ...

May 17, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

Low Net

May 17, 2017 | | Local Sports


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