Competition this past week marked further advancement for Oakdale High's varsity girls and boys' water polo teams into the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs, while the Mustang varsity boys soccer team saw their season come to a close in El Dorado.
Deadlocked with Sonora High for second place at 9-3 in the Valley Oak League standings, Oakdale's girls golf team needed some special scores at the league championships to finish runner-ups in the league standings.
It's scrimmage time in the Oakdale High pool and stellar center defender on the varsity girls water polo team, Jenny Siemsen, is baffling the Mustangs' varsity boys goal scorers just two meters from the goal.
No matter the age division, Oakdale High athletes have been superb in recent play, including the push for postseason life in Oakdale's respective volleyball, soccer, tennis, golf and cross country seasons.
Longtime Oakdale High setter Jackee Lee of the varsity volleyball team and current Lady Mustangs senior is playing the best volleyball of her career. Just one game after pulling up an impressive 24 digs against Sonora, Lee added big assists, serves and even kills to land back-to-back wins over Lathrop and Sierra.
The volleyball hung in the air for what seemed like an eternity, just in front of the Oakdale High net. When it finally fell to the hardwood amidst a crowd of stunned Lady Mustang players, it brought with it a 3-1 end to a thrilling and hard-fought Valley Oak League showdown inside the Mustang gymnasium on Thursday.
Oakdale High athletes were firing on all cylinders in league and non-league action this past week for cross country, water polo, soccer, golf and tennis. Following are brief recaps for the various sports.
With Los Banos, Central Catholic, Escalon, Gregori, Langson Hughes, Downey, Beyer, Davis and Hughson High freshman volleyball teams vying for a title, Oakdale needed a good showing in their home gymnasium at the Oakdale Freshman Invitational Volleyball Tournament on Saturday.
Justina Keith kills, Robert Gilbert goals, Jaylene Ponce putts and Ashtalia Spillman scores highlighted a barrage of wins for Oakdale High's prep sports programs in recent league play. Following is a recap of the action.
A busy non-league lineup, including Oakdale High's participation in their own volleyball tournament on Saturday, has prepared the Lady Mustangs for competition in the battle for a Valley Oak League title this season.
September 29, 2010|
|High School Sports