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2016 Racing Season

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series looks to have some major exciting improvements for this season. First, and foremost, is the new TV deal with FOX Sports. In store are numerous live telecasts of qualifying and eliminations with a new television crew, to give fans a better insight and feel of the sport. In addition, the Pro Stock category will be featuring the next set of rule changes that include fuel injection and the removal of the "radical" hood scoops. This will help make the cars more identifiable with their street versions sold by the dealers. This should help ...

February 10, 2016 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Just when I was starting to imagine our lakes being full and our launch ramps being within walking, not hiking, distance from the parking lot, I read somewhere that we're not even close to filling up our local lakes. I'm not sure if that's something they're saying so that we don't get our hopes up, or if it's an actual fact? Like a lot of you, it's hard to believe that we won't have enough water. The fact of the matter is that lake levels can be deceiving. The water in one ...

February 10, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Cal-Hi Sports Taps Trapp For All-State Grid Honors

Oakdale senior Lane Trapp, son of Russell and Marian Trapp, was recognized as a member of the 2016 Cal-Hi Sports All-State football team. The Mustang varsity kicker turned in a memorable final season where he connected on 7 of 10 field goal attempts, with a long of 49 yards. The kicker made 70 of his 76 point after touchdown attempts. Trapp's strong leg resulted in a total of 5,160 kick off yards, resulting in 70 percent of touchbacks for the Mustangs this season. Trapp scored a total of 91 points for the Mustangs this season as well.

February 10, 2016 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Drop OT Hoops Thriller

The heartbreak of the Oakdale High School Lady Mustangs varsity basketball season continued this past week. Senior center Emery Sipe was sidelined with an undisclosed knee injury for the team's 59-55 overtime loss to visiting Weston Ranch on Tuesday night, Feb. 2. The missed presence of Sipe to an already banged up team who lost fellow senior Scarlett Brock to a torn meniscus a few weeks back, showed as the depleted team could not complete what would have been an amazing comeback.

February 10, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10

February 10, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

18 Hole Ladies

February 10, 2016 | | Local Sports


Section Banner Comes Back Home To Oakdale

Oakdale's varsity wrestling program has come down with a case of the blues. Not in the traditional depressing way, but quite the opposite. The wrestling team claimed its historic eighth straight CIF Sac-Joaquin Section title on Saturday, Feb. 6. Oakdale went to Lincoln High School of Stockton to attempt to bring home the prestigious blue banner.

February 10, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Mustang Marsella Signs With Humboldt

With less than four months remaining in the school year, millions of senior student athletes around the United States are trying to figure out their next chapter after high school. Even here in our community, some students at Oakdale High School are feeling the pressure of selecting a college or university. For senior Louis Marsella, his future became slightly clearer on Wednesday, Feb. 3 when he signed with Humboldt State.

February 10, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


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 traveled to Modesto to grapple with Central Catholic to decide the VOL Championship. Like they have all season, the Mustangs made short work of the opposition. Taking 13 of 14 matches against the Raiders, Oakdale won the dual meet 67-6 to claim their tenth consecutive VOL title.

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 baseball field. The two day clinic is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 16 and 17. The clinic will focus on both defense and offense, with Tuesday dedicated to defensive skills. Defensive skill instructions include throwing, team defense, fielding by position and foot work.

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 they're most likely missing out on an opportunity to have one of the best fishing days of the year. As bad as it may look outside right now, the fish have already started to seek out food and have begun to make their way towards their spring spawning areas. This time of year is strange in that, most of our senses are telling us to stay home, while the fish's senses are telling ...

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 Run/Walk, Kids Fun Run, and Health Expo, on Saturday, Feb. 6, 8 a.m., at the Galt Fairgrounds. This exciting event will benefit U.C. Davis Children's Hospital, Children's Heart Foundation and tinySmiles. This event is designed to create awareness of Congenital Heart Defects and raise money for the care and support babies and their families need.

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 Modesto, who trains at Oakdale Mixed Martial Arts Academy, battled his former training partner and former teammate Arciniega in front of a sold out Save Mart Center in Fresno for Bellator 148.

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


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SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11

January 11, 2017 | | Local Sports


Seventh Grade Girls Make Hoops History

In his first year as a teacher and coach at Oakdale Junior High School, Bobby Cole took on the seventh grade girls basketball team and ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local Sports


Varsity Hoop Girls Split League Games

The Oakdale girls varsity basketball team opened up league action this past week and went 1-1. Both games were on the road, the varsity Lady ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local Sports


Varsity Basketball Boys Drop Pair Of VOL Games

The Oakdale boys varsity basketball tipped off Valley Oak League action this past week. With a pair of home league games to start the season ...

January 11, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Youth Basketball Camp

The Oakdale boys basketball program is offering a winter skills camp for young basketball players. Boys in grades five through eight are encouraged to sign ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustang Wrestlers Battle During Busy Travel Week

Coming off their impressive East Coast trip, Oakdale wrestlers made short work of Central Catholic on Wednesday night, Jan. 4. The 61-18 Mustang victory secured ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

One of the most helpless feelings I've ever felt was while sitting in a vehicle that had gone out of control. There was really ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fish And Game Events Offered During Winter

The California Department of Fish and Game has scheduled a variety of weekend programs and activities throughout the winter months. This is the perfect time ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local Sports


Tough Times Continue For Lady Mustang Soccer

With rain falling from the darkened sky, and plenty of mud puddles on the field, the Oakdale Lady Mustangs played their lone soccer game of ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local Sports


Benedictine College Next Stop For OHS Alum Trent

Former Oakdale High School football standout Frankie Trent has spent the last two years in Chico. Trent dazzled Mustang fans on Friday nights while in ...

January 11, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Valley Oak League Play For Soccer Boys

After a long holiday absence from the field, Oakdale's soccer squads returned to action for a pair of Valley Oak League games. For the ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local Sports


Successful 2016 Season For Paddock In Competition

Austin Paddock, a 2014 Oakdale High School graduate, is coming off his most successful year to date in the world of cutting horse competition. In ...

January 04, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Wrestlers Compete Well At Pennsylvania Meet

Oakdale wrestling is well known throughout the state of California and this past week, the Mustangs put themselves on the national stage. In their biggest ...

January 04, 2017 | | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4

January 04, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustang Basketball Squads Gear Up For Busy Schedule

The varsity basketball boys continue to improve but just can't find a way to translate that improvement into victories. The varsity team fell 48-38 ...

January 04, 2017 | | Local Sports


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