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Mustang Soccer Boys Keep Playoff Hopes Alive

Currently in fourth place of the Valley Oak League, the Oakdale High School varsity boys soccer team earned a 2-0 home win over Kimball this past week. Oakdale (6-6-4, 3-1-2) defeated the visiting Jags (2-8-1, 1-4-1) on Wednesday, Jan. 17 behind great defense. Goal keeper Philip Knieriere had three saves. On the offensive side it was Esteban Garcia scoring a goal in the first half and Miguel Casillas scored the team's final goal in the second half. Eric Anaya and Juan Mata each had an assist.

January 24, 2018 | | Local Sports


Basketball’s Varsity Mustangs Suffer Heartbreaking Loss

The growth of the Oakdale varsity boys basketball program has been visible this season. Although Oakdale's record (7-12, 1-6) may not indicate it in Valley Oak League action, the team has made leaps and bounds on the hardwood. This past week, however, Oakdale fell to Manteca (8-11, 4-2) 64-57 on Wednesday, Jan. 17 on the road. Friday night, in front of the home fans, Oakdale fell to Sierra (9-10, 4-2) by a 45-44 final, ending the week with the heartbreaking loss.

January 24, 2018 | | Local Sports


Varsity Lady Mustangs Finish Busy Week With Win

In a week that saw a trio of Valley Oak League games for the Oakdale Lady Mustang basketball program, the girls went 1-2. On Tuesday, Jan. 16 the girls fell to Manteca 48-47 at home. Thursday the girls went to Sierra and lost 57-45 but they finished the week out on a strong note with a 42-39 road win over Central Catholic on Saturday.

January 24, 2018 | | Local Sports


Super Kats To Play At OHS

The American Basketball Association (ABA) will call Oakdale High School home this weekend. This Saturday night the Stanislaus Super Kats will host the Henderson Hawks at Oakdale High School in the big gym.

January 24, 2018 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

My first tournament of 2018 is in the books. Fishing on Lake Oroville was tougher than I can remember. I was fortunate to be able pre-fish a day before the lake went off limits. Fishing was tough then, but nothing like on tournament day. If you were to ask any tournament angler, he or she would agree that fishing always seems to be tougher on tournament day. Personally, I like to stay as intuitive as I can, while doing my best to forget about past experiences on the water and let my instincts tell me where my next cast will ...

January 24, 2018 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Gridiron Season Hardware Handed Out At Ceremony

Oakdale High School football teams recently handed out the end of the year trophies to players. On Martin Luther King Jr. Day coaches, players, fans and parents of all three Mustang football levels attended the annual ceremony.

January 24, 2018 | | Local Sports


Wrestling Mustangs Take Third At Temecula Tournament

A long trip to Southern California paid off for the Oakdale Mustangs wrestling team. This past weekend the grapplers headed to Temecula for the Temecula Valley Invitational: Battle for the Belt. The annual tournament saw the Mustangs place third overall, scoring a team total of 209.5 points. Wining the event was Poway at 291.5.

January 17, 2018 | | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 17

January 17, 2018 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustang Varsity Hoops Endure Rare Rain Out

The rain fell hard one day this past week and in a surprise turn of events, caused the Oakdale varsity girls basketball road game to be postponed. Tuesday night, Jan. 9 the Lady Mustangs (8-7, 1-2) headed to Manteca to take on East Union (8-6, 2-1) but due to a leak in the gym roof, the game has been rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 3. Oakdale returned home on Thursday, Jan. 11 to take on second place Lathrop (11-4, 4-0). Oakdale fell to the Spartans in that contest, 54-36.

January 17, 2018 | | Local Sports


Upland Game Bird Stamp Art Contest Winner Tapped

A painting of a Wilson's snipe has been chosen by a panel of judges as the winning entry in the 2017-2018 California Upland Game Bird Stamp Art Contest. The painting was created by Jeffrey Klinefelter of Etna Green, Indiana.

January 17, 2018 | | Local Sports


Varsity Lady Mustangs Take Two Of Three

A strong offensive week propelled the Oakdale Lady Mustangs varsity soccer team into the playoff hunt. Winning two of three Valley Oak League contests has the Lady Mustangs currently in fifth place in the Valley Oak League standings.

January 17, 2018 | | Local Sports


California Outdoors

This is a question and answer column offered through the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. If you have a question about wildlife, the outdoors, rules and regulations, etc., send your question via email to CalOutdoors@wildlife.ca.gov. While department experts cannot answer every question, they will pick a few to answer in this column.

January 17, 2018 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Varsity Basketball Boys Split Week’s Contests

For the second consecutive season, the Oakdale varsity boys basketball team defeated East Union at home. Last season the team needed double-overtime to take down the Lancers, but this past week Oakdale had little problem knocking them out in regulation, 54-43.

January 17, 2018 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Wrestlers Battle Through Busy Week

It was a busy week for the Oakdale wrestling program. The boys and some female grapplers hit the mats for Valley Oak League competition, as well as tournament action.

January 10, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 10

January 10, 2018 | | 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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