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Oakdale Varsity Girls Drop Third Straight

Hard times on the hardwood as the OHS varsity girls have lost three straight games. Oakdale dropped a pair of home games this week to visiting Manteca and East Union this past week.

February 04, 2015 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports


In advance of the upcoming basketball season, The Leader sent a questionnaire to Oakdale Mustangs boys varsity head coach Jeremy Fields, seeking some thoughts on the campaign. Following are the questions and coach Fields' answers.

February 03, 2015 | Jeremy Fields | Local Sports

Hardware Handed Out For OHS Football Honors

Families, friends and fans of Oakdale High School football gathered at the OHS gym on Monday night Jan. 19 to watch players from all three teams receive end of the season awards. Memories of the season where brought back to life including the freshman boys perfect season; the aches and injuries that lingered for the junior varsity boys; the varsity team's Section title and playoff run; and even the story of when varsity player Mike Norris ran from Escalon to The Corral for a practice in August because his transportation fell through. The ceremony wrapped up another successful year ...

January 28, 2015 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports

Mustang Basketball Boys Fizzle Over Weekend

First place team in the Valley Oak League (VOL), the Sierra Timberwolves, paid a visit to Oakdale High School on Saturday night, Jan. 24 in a varsity boys basketball game. The undersized Mustangs took the court and were over powered, over matched and overwhelmed, as the Wolves clawed their way through the Mustangs 58-18.

January 28, 2015 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports

Varsity Mustang Boys Corral First VOL Win Of Season

After a lackluster performance on Tuesday, Jan. 13 against visiting Weston Ranch, the Oakdale varsity basketball boys saddled up and put on their best performance of the young season. Coming off the embarrassing 68-23 home loss against Weston Ranch, Oakdale gathered its first Valley Oak League win of the campaign with a 66-55 home win over East Union on Thursday, Jan. 15.

January 21, 2015 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports

OHS Grapplers Shine In Double Dual Meet

The OHS wrestling team hosted a Valley Oak League double dual meet on Wednesday, Jan. 14, as visitors Kimball and Sierra came to town to take on the Mustangs.

January 21, 2015 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports

Oakdale Grapplers Compete In Pair Of Tournaments

Oakdale wrestlers made their presence felt this past weekend at a pair of two-day tournaments.

January 14, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local Sports

Basketball Boys Take On Pair Of VOL Foes

Valley Oak League play tipped off this week for Oakdale's boys basketball teams, with all levels in action. The Mustang boys took their act on the road for a contest on Wednesday night, Jan. 7 and also were on the road Friday.

January 14, 2015 | | Local Sports

Oakdale Varsity Boys Fall In Rotary Classic Consolation

The 45th annual Oakdale Rotary Classic came to a close on Monday night, Dec. 29. The three-day basketball tournament featured eight local schools, including the host school Mustangs. Oakdale's varsity boys finished the tournament with a record of 1-2. The Mustangs fell to Hughson in the first round Friday night, bounced back to defeat Los Banos on Saturday, and then fell to Grace Davis in the consolation game on Monday night, 71-63.

January 07, 2015 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports

Preseason Finale Loss For Varsity Hoop Girls

The 2014-15 basketball preseason came to a close Saturday night, Jan. 3 when the varsity Lady Mustangs hosted the Lady Tigers of Terra Nova, a game that resulted in a thrilling Terra Nova overtime victory, 52-45.

January 07, 2015 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports

Boys Basketball Teams Closing Out Preseason

Oakdale High School may still be on winter break from academic classes, but its varsity and junior varsity boys basketball teams hit the hardwood in the annual Oakdale Rotary Classic tournament over the holiday break.

December 31, 2014 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports

Mustangs Hold Off Falcons For Home Win

On a cold, damp night outside, the varsity boys were making it rain three's inside the Oakdale High School gym on the basketball court. The varsity Mustangs knocked down four treys to help lift them to a 57-52 victory over visiting Atwater on Tuesday, Dec. 16.

December 24, 2014 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports

Sonora, Riverbank Claw Their Way Past Oakdale

It was a rough night for the Lady Mustangs overall as teams at all three levels – freshmen, junior varsity and varsity teams lost to longtime rivals, the Sonora Wildcats on Dec. 19. Even though Sonora is no longer in the Valley Oak League, there was that midseason atmosphere when the teams clashed in a non-league preseason girls' varsity basketball game in Oakdale. The youngest Lady Mustangs fell 57-19 and the JV team tumbled, 60-23 against the visitors.

December 24, 2014 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports

Guzman Working On Memorable Senior Year

Although the calendar will show that we are only at the midway point of the 2014-2015 school year, OHS senior Jennifer Guzman is off to a memorable start.

December 24, 2014 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports

Mustangs Fall To Ugly Eagles In NorCal Championship

Keeping the game close early, Oakdale's varsity football Mustangs finally ran out of steam and couldn't hold off an undefeated Clayton Valley Charter School squad, falling 28-7 in the CIF NorCal Regional Division II championship game on Saturday.

December 17, 2014 | Marg Jackson | Local Sports

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An end-of-season tournament in Stockton featuring the top rec soccer squads from throughout the area saw two Oakdale teams come home with hardware earlier this ...

November 25, 2015 | | Local Sports

Contest Winner

Congratulations to Allie Brown, winner of this week's NASCAR Pick Your Drivers Challenge. In the season finale of our contest, Brown scored a total ...

November 25, 2015 | | Local Sports

Fishing Report

The first year I started tournament fishing I went and purchased what I thought was good rain gear. It worked for a few trips, but ...

November 25, 2015 | | Local Sports

Hoplite Fights Production Next Event Slated Dec. 5

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) action returns to the Merced County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Dec. 5. The event will feature Welterweight Champion Brit "Boogeyman" Lippincott taking ...

November 25, 2015 | | Local Sports

Soccer Hardware Handed Out To Mustang Varsity, JV Players

Oakdale's 2015 high school soccer season came to a close in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Finals on Nov. 14, and the Mustang ...

November 25, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports

Turkey Trot Thursday

Work off some calories – before you eat them.

November 25, 2015 | | Local Sports

Oakdale Golf & Country Club

18 Hole Ladies

November 25, 2015 | | Local Sports

Stampede Scoreboard

The Oakdale Stampede varsity team traveled to Atwater High School as AFC champs to take on the NFC champion Modesto Broncos for the 2015 Super ...

November 25, 2015 | | Local Sports

Big First Half Lands Mustangs In Semifinals

A much different Oakdale football team took the field Friday night than the week before. In the team's first round game football playoff game ...

November 25, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports

Soccer Mustangs Fall In Section Finals

In a much anticipated finals showdown, the number one seeded Weston Ranch Cougars took on the second seeded and defending Section champion Oakdale Mustangs on ...

November 18, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports

Varsity Stampede Heading To Super Bowl Saturday

With a convincing 27-8 victory over Manteca in the AFC Championship game, Oakdale's varsity Stampede is heading to the Super Bowl. Minaya Olivo set ...

November 18, 2015 | | Local Sports

Volleyball Girls Get Bumped From Tourney

The 2015 volleyball season was a successful one for the Oakdale Lady Mustangs. The team went 14-0 in league play, winning the Valley Oak League ...

November 18, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports

Third Blue Banner For Girls Water Polo

Playing in their fifth consecutive CIF Sac-Joaquin Division II Girls Water Polo Section Championship game, the Oakdale Lady Mustangs knocked off Del Oro 5-4 on ...

November 18, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports

Mustangs Dismiss El Dorado In First Round

It was not perfect football, but the Oakdale Mustangs dispatched El Dorado 63-33 to advance to the quarterfinals of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III ...

November 18, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports

Championships Decided At Auto Club Finals

With the Top Fuel and Pro Stock season Mello Yello Champions already decided by the completion of the NHRA Toyota Nationals one week earlier, Funny ...

November 18, 2015 | By MIKE BURGHARDT | Local Sports

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