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Windy Conditions Don’t Slow Down Mustangs

As gusty winds kicked up around the playing fields of Oakdale this past week, multiple Mustang teams took the weather in stride. Oakdale's boys golf, boys tennis and boys varsity swim teams all braved the elements and earned victories.

April 20, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20

April 20, 2016 | | Local Sports


Hall Homers As Mustangs Sweep Lathrop

"Just keep fighting" – that was the message from Oakdale varsity baseball head coach Nate Gregory to his ball club before the game began. After dropping three straight Valley Oak League (VOL) games to start the season, the varsity Mustangs have now won three straight to get back into the hunt. This past week Oakdale swept the Lathrop Spartans in a home-and-home series, bringing the Mustangs league record back to 3-3. Oakdale (12-6, 3-3) outscored the Spartans (4-8-1, 1-5) 19-1 in the two game series to springboard the Mustangs to third place in the current VOL standings.

April 20, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Strong Performances Lift Track, Field Team

In a showdown of undefeated teams, the Oakdale Lady Mustangs varsity track and field squad expanded their league dual meet winning streak to 89 on Thursday, April 14. In an 87-48 win over visiting Lathrop, Oakdale got great efforts on and off the track. Leading the way in the field competitions were seniors Hannah Chappell and Kai Tanner. Both seniors are undefeated this season in their respective throws competitions. Chappell took first place in the discus with her heave of 140'10" and Tanner powered her way to a first place finish in the shot put with her toss of ...

April 20, 2016 | | Local Sports


Rough Mid-Season Stretch For Lady Mustang Soccer

With just six games remaining on the regular season schedule, the Oakdale Lady Mustangs varsity soccer team currently sits in sixth place in the Valley Oak League standings. This past week Oakdale (10-6-3, 3-4-1) fell 2-1 to third place Central Catholic (9-2-1, 5-1-1) and tied 1-1 with fifth place Kimball ( 5-5-6, 3-4-1).

April 20, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Softball Falls Short In Home Run Derby

In a Valley Oak League (VOL) showdown between two undefeated teams, Oakdale went to East Union on Tuesday, April 12 for the first meeting between the two powerhouses this season. The two teams have combined for the last two CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Championships and were co-champions in the VOL last season. Tuesday's dramatic rivalry game ended in heartbreaking fashion as Oakdale (11-1, 5-1) fell to East Union (15-0, 7-0) by a final score of 5-3 on a three run walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning.

April 20, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

Blind Draw - Low Net

April 20, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

It took a little longer than I had originally planned but I finally was able to fish Lake Pardee last weekend. The trip was a last minute decision so I ended up making the trip by myself. Surprisingly, it rained the whole time I was driving to the lake and stopped raining as soon as I arrived. I expected the boat ramp to be busy but there was not a boat in site when I got there. I didn't have the whole lake to myself but boat traffic was definitely below average for this time of year. Unfortunately the ...

April 20, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Varsity Girls Running Strong In VOL Action

Literally running away from the rest of the Valley Oak League teams for the 11th straight season, the Oakdale varsity girls track and field team dominated East Union 105-25 for their 83rd consecutive dual meet victory. Oakdale went to East Union on Thursday, April 7 along with the boys varsity team, the Mustang boys winning 94-31. The junior varsity boys tied 68-68 and the junior varsity girls took a tough loss, 82-26.

April 13, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Tennis Team Keeps Playoff Hopes Alive

After being blanked by Manteca with identical 9-0 scores on both Tuesday and Wednesday, the Mustang boys tennis team answered with a 7-2 road win over Sierra. Taking four of six singles matches and sweeping Sierra in doubles, the Mustang boys remain in playoff contention.

April 13, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Varsity Girls Swim Away With Win

The Oakdale Aquatic Center welcomed Sierra to town on Tuesday, April 5 in a Valley Oak League showdown. Oakdale's varsity girls dominated the visitors in a lopsided 128-42 dismissal.

April 13, 2016 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustang Soccer Drops Two Of Three

The varsity girls soccer team's high-powered offense seemed to run out of gas this past week. Oakdale played three games and failed to score goals in two of them, losing 2-0 to Manteca and 2-0 to Sierra. However, the girls managed to put together a 4-2 road win over East Union in between those losses.

April 13, 2016 | | Local Sports


Springtime Hunting And Spear Guns

Bow Hunting for Spring Turkeys?

April 13, 2016 | By CARRIE WILSON California Department Of Fish And Wildlife | Local Sports


Rain, Mud, Wind Don’t Dampen Competition

Loyal fans from across the United States gathered under their umbrellas and EZ Ups, bundled up in ponchos and hats and made their way to the 65th annual PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo. The weekend extravaganza saw plenty of rain and mud but did not keep the excited crowd away.

April 13, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Softball Squad Turns Focus To East Union

After putting away Sierra and Central Catholic, the Oakdale varsity Lady Mustangs softball team has improved to 6-0 in Valley Oak League action and 12-0 overall for the season. On Tuesday, April 12 the Lady Mustangs faced their league rival, East Union (13-0, 5-0) on the road, in a game played after The Leader went to press.

April 13, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


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Fishing Report

It seems like every year it's becoming harder and harder to be without a Wi-Fi signal while out camping. It's a reminder to ...

June 22, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

Two BB of Foursome

June 22, 2016 | | Local Sports


Holland Plays Her Way To Record Setting Season

Former Oakdale High School varsity softball standout Hanna Holland has wrapped up her sophomore season at Humboldt State University. The center fielder and the Lumber ...

June 22, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Oakdale Gators Jump In To Season At Invitational

The thermometer has reached triple digits in Oakdale and that means it is time to hit the pool. For the local youth swim team known ...

June 22, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Kent Qualifies For National Finals

Travis Kent, a senior at Valley Oak Charter School of Oakdale, has qualified for the 68th annual National High School Finals Rodeo. Known as "The ...

June 22, 2016 | | Local Sports


Big Turnout Seen For Local AAU Event

For four days The Corral on the Oakdale High School campus was the host of the Armature Athletic Union (AAU) Region 22 Qualifier, as over ...

June 22, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Academy Expands To Include K-Third Grades

Oakdale Academy, a private Christian school, is adding a new class for kindergarten through third grade, expanding to include all elementary grade levels, K-8. The ...

June 15, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Players Propel West In All-Star Win

With four players and three varsity coaches on the West staff, Oakdale made its presence known on Saturday night, June 11 at the 27th annual ...

June 15, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

18 Hole Ladies

June 15, 2016 | | Local Sports


Annual 5K Run/Walk Promotes Brain Health

Here's a chance for you to run or walk for the health of that very important "muscle" in your body … your brain. Join in ...

June 15, 2016 | | Local Sports


Mustang Baseball Well Represented In All-VOL

The Mustang varsity baseball team finished second in the competitive Valley Oak League (VOL) this season after going 10-4 during the campaign. Oakdale's season ...

June 15, 2016 | | Local Sports


Open Water Festival Aids Alcatraz Prep

Members of the Oakdale Aquatics Masters swim team competed recently in the Lake Del Valle Open Water Festival. Oakdale residents Ray Jackson and Arijaan Bulk ...

June 15, 2016 | | Local Sports


Three Oakdale MMAs Battling At Event

The hard hitting world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is heading to the SaveMart Center for Bellator 156. Three of Oakdale MMA's own are ...

June 15, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

This summer so far hasn't turned out the way I planned it several months ago. In a perfect world, I'd be on the ...

June 15, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Chappell Takes Third In Final State Meet

A four year career came to a close for OHS senior Hannah Chappell this past weekend. The Alabama bound discus thrower competed in her final ...

June 08, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


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