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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


Lady Mustangs Drop Fifth Straight Game

The varsity Lady Mustangs basketball program fell to a pair of Valley Oak League opponents this week, dropping them to 8-12 overall and 1-7 in league play. Oakdale's woes came on a 47-39 home loss to Lathrop and a heartbreaking 56-53 road loss to Central Catholic. As a result, Oakdale has now lost five straight league games with five games left in the regular season.

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


Rough Season Continues For Varsity Boys

Three games, three losses for the Oakdale varsity boys basketball team. Oakdale (1-21, 0-9) dropped a trio of Valley Oak League (VOL) games this past week. Their troubles began with a Monday night, Jan. 25 home loss to Sierra (13-8, 4-5) 70-39. Two days later the boys fell to visiting Lathrop (12-10, 5-4) by a 64-34 decision, and finished the week with a disappointing 71-28 road loss to Central Catholic (17-4, 6-3) on Friday night, Jan. 29.

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


OBSA Evaluation Day Hits T.L. Davis

Nearly 800 youth baseball and softball hopefuls have signed up for the upcoming Oakdale Baseball Softball Association (OBSA) season. On Saturday, Jan. 30 the kids took over several fields at T.L. Davis Sports Complex in Oakdale for their Evaluation Day. Both baseball and softball players ranging in age from 5 to 15 showed up and showed off their hitting, base running and fielding skills during the try out session. With the help from OHS Baseball and Softball players, the day was a success for both the kids and OBSA. The season will have their Opening Day Ceremony on Saturday ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local Sports


Bear Grease Is Nature’s Icing

If we put our minds to it, we could learn a lot from the Native Americans who preceded the white man as masters of North America. In reading about the Plains Indians who followed the bison herds it seems that the Indians utilized almost every part of the buffalo upon which they depended for their livelihood. They ate fresh meat and then also preserved meat by drying it in the sun and by smoking it over fires. They prepared a high energy food they called pemmican by mixing buffalo fat with herbs and dried berries. Of course the Plains Indians ...

January 27, 2016 | Don Moyer | Local Sports


Fishing Report

I'm sure all of you are excited about the rain we've been getting this winter season. I've been keeping an eye on lake levels of our local lakes and they've all been rising. A majority of our smaller lakes are near full, while our bigger lakes like New Melones and Don Pedro are still below being fully operational. Fortunately we still have plenty of time for more rain and snowmelt runoff. Whenever water levels increase rapidly, it's important to be careful while boating. Everything that's been washed up onto shore is now floating in ...

January 27, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Mustangs Wrestle Up Pair Of VOL Wins

Eight-time defending Valley Oak League (VOL) champions, the Oakdale Mustang wrestling team, welcomed Weston Ranch and East Union to town for a triangular meet this week. The Mustangs made short work of the Weston Ranch Cougars, who only had two wrestlers represented for varsity. At 126 pounds, Cody Williams pinned Adrian Angulo in the second round in the first match of the evening. Williams led 5-0 after the first period.

January 27, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


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Sign Up For Youth Hoops

Sign-ups are scheduled on Saturday, Jan. 21 for the upcoming youth basketball winter skills camp hosted by the Oakdale boys basketball program.

January 18, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

It's hard to believe that this time last year, many of us were hoping that we would have enough rain to finally end the ...

January 18, 2017 | Jarrod Ballardo | Local Sports


Harmon Takes First Place At Tim Brown Memorial

Oakdale wrestlers competed twice this week. The boys hit the road for the second Valley Oak League dual meet of the season, and also competed ...

January 18, 2017 | | Local Sports


Awards Ceremony Wraps Up Championship Season

The football community filed into the Oakdale High School main gym on Sunday night, Jan. 15 for the annual Mustangs football awards ceremony. With the ...

January 18, 2017 | | Local Sports


Boy Hoopsters Fall Twice On The Road

Oakdale dropped two road games this past week to drop to 0-4 in Valley Oak League play this season. The varsity Mustang boys fell to ...

January 18, 2017 | | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18

January 18, 2017 | | Local Sports


Varsity Soccer Girls Earn First VOL Win Of Season

After a slow start to the Valley Oak League campaign, the Oakdale varsity girls soccer team won its first league match of the season. Entering ...

January 18, 2017 | | Local Sports


Heartbreaking Losses For Varsity Lady Mustangs

It was a tough week for the varsity girls basketball team. On Wednesday night, Jan. 11 the girls lost on a last second three-point shot ...

January 18, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Eighth Grade Girls Claim MVAL Title

An undefeated season for the eighth grade Oakdale Junior High School girls basketball team earned them a championship. The girls went 17-0, and have compiled ...

January 18, 2017 | | Local Sports


OHS Varsity Soccer Boys Find Offensive Rhythm

In two games this past week, Oakdale found the net 10 times to earn two Valley Oak League victories. Oakdale shut out Lathrop on the ...

January 18, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


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


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