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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, Oakdale fell to both visiting Sierra and Kimball in close games. On Tuesday night, Jan. 3 the boys fell to Sierra 58-47 and followed that up with a heartbreaking 42-37 loss to Kimball on Thursday night.

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 up for the basketball camp to work on their skills on both the offensive and defensive side of the floor. Coached by OHS varsity coach Hondo Arpoika, his staff and players, this camp is set to begin on Saturday, Feb. 4 and end on Friday, March 3. Signups are on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the OHS Main Gym and the second signup date will be held Saturday ...

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 Oakdale's first Valley Oak League dual win of the season. Over the weekend Oakdale sent six wrestlers to Clovis to compete in the Doc Buchanan Invite. When the dust settled in that two-day tournament, three Mustangs took the podium. Colbey Harlan, Abel Garcia and Ricky Torres all took honors at the tournament.

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 nothing I could do but hope that I'd be able to walk away unharmed. Often while driving on the highway I see motorists towing trailers well over the speed limit for vehicles towing a trailer. Unfortunately, anyone with a valid driver's license can legally tow most trailers. This is evident each spring when boat ramps are held up by those who haven't learned how to back up their new trailer. They can ...

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 to take advantage of some unique tours and trips with the family.

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 the week on Wednesday night, Jan. 4. It had been three weeks since the girls took the field due to the holiday break. The girls hosted Sierra and things took a bad turn for Oakdale early as Sierra jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first half. Sierra found the net three more times in the second half capping off the 11-0 home loss for Oakdale.

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 Oakdale, and during his time at Butte Community College, Trent made an impact on Saturdays. The popular fullback will be taking his talents to Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas this fall.

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 first time since Dec. 14 the boys varsity and junior varsity teams hit the field. Oakdale traveled to Modesto to take on Central Catholic on Tuesday, Jan. 3 where the varsity Mustangs tied the Raiders 3-3. Oakdale then hosted Sierra on Thursday night, Jan. 5 on a muddy field and light rain coming down. The Mustangs fell to Sierra 3-2.

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 2015, Paddock competed in five events but in 2016, he entered in over 65 events, winning checks in 48 of them during various cutting competitions for the National Cutting Horse Association throughout the nation.

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 road trip in school history, Oakdale boarded a plane on Tuesday, Dec. 27 to participate in the Powerade Tournament held in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. Fifty teams from around the nation participated in the two-day tournament that began on Dec. 28. As a team Oakdale placed 37th scoring a total of 48 points.

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 to Merced on New Year's Eve. No score was provided for the JV game on Dec. 31.

January 04, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

For the 19th year in a row, I'm in Arizona to start the New Year. Being that I'm so close to the Mexican border, I decided to go across this year, not only to do a little shopping but to also dine at some of their local restaurants. If you've never crossed the border before, the line coming back across to the United States can be several hours long. What I didn't expect to see while waiting in line was a truck trailering a boat. The truck trailering the boat was sent to have a secondary ...

January 04, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Top Sports Summed Up For 2016 Second Half

During the summer of 2016 local resident sports figures displayed their talents nationwide. From Ultimate Fighter Michael "Mayday" McDonald, to body builder J.R. Dahm, to high school baseball standout Bryce Kirk, and to the Mustangs football team claiming a state championship, all were well-represented on larger stages. In this look back from July to December, we remember the events that made the summer sizzle, the fall memorable and the winter a wondrous time for sports fans.

January 04, 2017 | | Local Sports


A Look Back For The Sports Community

In what was a fascinating 2016 for the Oakdale sports community, it is hard to choose a select few. In this week's edition, we will have a recap of the sports events and moments that took place in the first half of the year. In the six month span, Oakdale experienced the celebration of the 65th annual Oakdale Rodeo, hard hitting MMA action and Mustang achievements on the field, in the pool, on the track and on the mat.

December 28, 2016 | | Local Sports


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Invasive Species Artwork Sought By Fish And Wildlife

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) invites young artists and future biologists to enter the 2018 California Invasive Species Youth Art Contest. This ...

April 18, 2018 | | Local Sports


Track Runs Away From Lathrop In Home Meet

Oakdale High School's boys and girls track and field teams dominated visiting Lathrop on Thursday, April 12. The boys team defeated Lathrop 101-26 and ...

April 18, 2018 | | Local Sports


Ecological Tours Offered On April Weekends

Going on throughout the month of April, weekends will feature Ecological Reserve Tours at Elkhorn Slough, scheduled through the California Department of Fish and Wildlife ...

April 18, 2018 | | Local Sports


Tennis Boys Split Week’s VOL Matches

Four hard fought battles on the court resulted in a pair of wins for the Oakdale Mustangs boys tennis program this week. Oakdale started the ...

April 18, 2018 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18

April 18, 2018 | | Local Sports


Swim Team Wins On The Road

Oakdale High School swim teams earned a road win over Sierra on Friday, April 13. The girls team won 132-41 and the boys battled it ...

April 18, 2018 | | Local Sports


Mustang Golfers Stay On Par For VOL Title

The Oakdale High School boys golf team continues to dominate the Valley Oak League. The Mustangs completed the season sweep over East Union this past ...

April 18, 2018 | | Local Sports


Boys Basketball Season Hardware Handed Out

Oakdale High School honored its 2017-2018 boys basketball players on Monday night, April 9 with the annual awards ceremony. Coaches, players, families and fans gathered ...

April 18, 2018 | | Local Sports


Softball’s Lady Mustangs Win 13th Straight

A pair of wins for the Oakdale High School Lady Mustangs varsity softball team has them sitting in first place. In a competitive Valley Oak ...

April 18, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

I was recently out fishing on the Delta with a friend and he mentioned to me out of frustration that he had all this tackle ...

April 18, 2018 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Bulls, Broncs And Buckles Rule The Week

For nearly seven decades, rodeo fans from across the globe have invaded The Cowboy Capital of the World for the PRCA Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo ...

April 18, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Varsity Baseball Boys Fall In Championship Game

A promising start to the 2018 Mark Dickens Invitational ended in disappointment for the host Oakdale Mustangs.

April 11, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11

April 11, 2018 | | Local Sports


Varsity Softball Girls Run League Mark To 11-0

Oakdale High School's varsity softball team remains unbeaten after defeating Sierra 6-0 on the road. In the Valley Oak League showdown, the Lady Mustangs ...

April 11, 2018 | | Local Sports


Tennis Boys Sweep Lathrop

In a doubleheader against Lathrop, the Oakdale High School boys tennis team was flawless. Over spring break the Mustangs went to Lathrop to take on ...

April 10, 2018 | | Local Sports


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