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Opening Day Fun For OBSA Squads

Oakdale's T.L. Davis Sports Complex was full of nearly 2,000 baseball and softball supporters for the inaugural Oakdale Baseball Softball Association (OBSA) Opening Day ceremonies on Saturday, March 19.

March 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

Ladies 18

March 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Soccer Girls Blow Out Franklin In Preseason

In their only match of the week the Oakdale varsity Lady Mustangs dismissed visiting Franklin 7-1 on the soccer field. Oakdale used a big offensive first half to pull away from the Yellowjackets. Oakdale (7-2-2) scored five first half goals in the contest.

March 23, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Wind has to be one of my least favorite conditions to fish in. It's the one environmental factor that often eliminates over half of my tackle box before I even get on the water. Casting and boat positioning seem to be the two greatest challenges when trying to fish in the wind. With the wind to my back, casting is usually not a problem. Facing, or fishing into the wind is another story. The strength of the wind can often create major problems if approached head on with lighter baits. Adding a little weight to your bait, or selecting ...

March 23, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Youth Hoops Tryout Set

Thursday, April 7 boys youth basketball tryouts will be held at Oakdale High School's main gym. Oakdale youngsters in fifth and sixth grades are invited to try out for the AAU team. Tryouts will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information contact Drew Kraude via email at drewkraude@gmail.com.

March 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Tennis Nets Victory

The Oakdale Mustang tennis team remains in the playoff hunt following their 6-3 win over visiting Weston Ranch. Oakdale's match took place under the sun on Friday, March 18 at OHS where the team's doubles came through in the clutch, winning all three matches to help power Oakdale to victory.

March 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23

March 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Shutout Victory For Varsity Lady Mustangs

In their only game of the week, the Oakdale Lady Mustangs softball squad looked in midseason form in their league opener. Oakdale welcomed Kimball to town on Thursday, March 17 and host Oakdale dominated the Lady Jaguars 15-0 in Valley Oak League (VOL) action.

March 23, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Mark Dickens Invitational

The annual Mark Dickens Invitational "Hustle for the Future" varsity baseball tournament is scheduled to return on Monday, March 28 and conclude Wednesday, March 30 on the campus of Oakdale High School.

March 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Mustangs Take Two Wins In Final Preseason Games

As the varsity baseball boys gear up for Valley Oak League (VOL) play beginning Wednesday, the team hit the road for a pair of non-conference games this past week. Oakdale improved to 3-2 on the road this spring following the successful road trip, earning victories over Bear Creek and Gregori.

March 23, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


OHS Staff ‘Schools’ Seniors In Basketball

Nearly 25 Oakdale High School seniors took on a dozen OHS staff members in a mostly friendly game of basketball in the Mustang Arena on March 9. Fans, friends, and family members packed the gym on Wednesday evening to cheer on the participants in the annual Staff vs. Seniors basketball game, where the final scoreboard indicated a 70-70 tie. That was following some tampering by the seniors, however, as the real score was determined to be 70-44 with the staff coming out on top.

March 16, 2016 | | Local Sports


San Joaquin Rifle, Pistol Range Hosts Marksmen

The San Joaquin Rifle and Pistol Range in Linden is an officially recognized Local Qualifying Location for American Marksman – a new concept shooting competition TV show by Outdoor Sportsman Group. Amateur target shooters from Linden and the surrounding area will have the chance to qualify to earn bids to the Southwest Regional Championship and, ultimately for the American Marksman national championship, where they will compete for a grand prize of $50,000 and the title of the very first American Marksman.

March 16, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golfers Finish Third At Tournament

Sixteen teams showed up for the 2016 Oakdale Cup tournament, hosted Monday, March 7 at Oakdale Golf and Country Club. Oakdale's boys golf team finished with a total score of 416 and placed third behind Buhach Colony (401) and first place Gregori (389).

March 16, 2016 | | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16

March 16, 2016 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Win Pair Of Non-League Contests

Oakdale's varsity softball girls earned a pair of non-league wins this past week. They welcomed Merced to town on Tuesday, March 8 and made short work of the visitors 6-0. Oakdale took their act on the road against Ceres where the girls earned their second shutout of the week as they dismissed Ceres 11-0 on Thursday, March 10.

March 16, 2016 | | Local Sports


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OHS Hosts Tom Moore Youth Classic Track Meet

This Memorial Day weekend, nearly 40 youth track and field teams will invade Oakdale High School for the 11th annual Tom Moore Youth Classic Meet ...

May 25, 2016 | | Local Sports


Girls Place Fourth At Track, Field Sections

Bella Vista High School hosted the Olympic like games for the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Track and Field Finals.

May 25, 2016 | | Local Sports


Hunters Urged To Submit Applications For Big Game

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting applications for the 2016 Big Game Drawing. Applications for elk, antelope, bighorn sheep, premium ...

May 25, 2016 | | Local Sports


Mustang Boys Bounced In First Round Play

Oakdale's varsity baseball team's roller coaster season came to an abrupt halt on Monday, May 16. The eighth seeded Mustangs hosted the ninth ...

May 25, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Seasonal Hardware Presented To Softball Teams

In what was an elegant evening at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, friends, family, coaches and fans of the Oakdale High School softball teams gathered ...

May 25, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Grant Money Available For Habitat Work

California's Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) is accepting grant proposals for projects that enhance wildlife habitat and environmental restoration.

May 25, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Some of the old timers will tell you that the best way to teach someone how to swim is to push them right into the ...

May 25, 2016 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Win Opener In Section Play

The 2016 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III softball tournament began this past week with Oakdale as the number two seed. First on tap for the ...

May 25, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Clarification

An article in the May 11 issue of The Leader incorrectly reported a new record holder for the varsity girls soccer team as having 24 ...

May 25, 2016 | | Local Sports


Successful Season Ends For Oakdale Swimmers

After breaking several Oakdale High School varsity boys swim records a week ago, the boys 200 yard Medley Relay team advanced to the CIF State ...

May 25, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fish Releases Equated To Saving Lives

Religious Live Fish Releases

May 18, 2016 | By CARRIE WILSON California Department Of Fish And Wildlife | Local Sports


Varsity Baseball Boys Cap Season With Win

Prior to first pitch, eight seniors on the Oakdale varsity baseball team were honored on Senior Day 2016. Brad Smith, Logan Hall, Austin Manning, Ryan ...

May 18, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Varsity Lady Mustangs Earn Share Of VOL

Oakdale's softball complex was the site of the most anticipated softball game of the season as Oakdale (19-1, 13-1) hosted East Union (21-1, 13-1 ...

May 18, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

18 Hole Spring Handicap Tournament

May 18, 2016 | | Local Sports


Season Comes To Close For Varsity Golf Boys

The Oakdale boys golf team saw their season come to a close on Monday, May 9. Oakdale Golf and Country Club was the host site ...

May 18, 2016 | | Local Sports


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