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Section Banner Comes Back Home To Oakdale

Oakdale's varsity wrestling program has come down with a case of the blues. Not in the traditional depressing way, but quite the opposite. The wrestling team claimed its historic eighth straight CIF Sac-Joaquin Section title on Saturday, Feb. 6. Oakdale went to Lincoln High School of Stockton to attempt to bring home the prestigious blue banner.

February 10, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Mustang Marsella Signs With Humboldt

With less than four months remaining in the school year, millions of senior student athletes around the United States are trying to figure out their next chapter after high school. Even here in our community, some students at Oakdale High School are feeling the pressure of selecting a college or university. For senior Louis Marsella, his future became slightly clearer on Wednesday, Feb. 3 when he signed with Humboldt State.

February 10, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Wrestling Team Pins Down Tenth Title

Over the past decade, the varsity Oakdale Mustangs wrestling team has had a headlock on the Valley Oak League (VOL). On Thursday, Jan. 28 Oakdale traveled to Modesto to grapple with Central Catholic to decide the VOL Championship. Like they have all season, the Mustangs made short work of the opposition. Taking 13 of 14 matches against the Raiders, Oakdale won the dual meet 67-6 to claim their tenth consecutive VOL title.

February 03, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Ports Plan Special Themes For Extra Fun At Ballpark

The Stockton Ports have announced 20 themed games that will take place during the 2016 season.

February 03, 2016 | | Local Sports


Youth Baseball Clinic Slated In Mid-February

Youth baseball players from the ages of 9 to 14 are invited to join a two day clinic at Oakdale High School, at the varsity baseball field. The two day clinic is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 16 and 17. The clinic will focus on both defense and offense, with Tuesday dedicated to defensive skills. Defensive skill instructions include throwing, team defense, fielding by position and foot work.

February 03, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

A lot of anglers are waiting in anticipation for the weather to clear up before they go fishing. What most don't know is that they're most likely missing out on an opportunity to have one of the best fishing days of the year. As bad as it may look outside right now, the fish have already started to seek out food and have begun to make their way towards their spring spawning areas. This time of year is strange in that, most of our senses are telling us to stay home, while the fish's senses are telling ...

February 03, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

18 Hole Ladies

February 03, 2016 | | Local Sports


Saturday Run, Expo At Galt Fairgrounds

There is a run, jog, walk, and stroller push for everyone in the family at the Fourth Annual Tiny Smiles' "tiny" Half Marathon, 10K, 5K Run/Walk, Kids Fun Run, and Health Expo, on Saturday, Feb. 6, 8 a.m., at the Galt Fairgrounds. This exciting event will benefit U.C. Davis Children's Hospital, Children's Heart Foundation and tinySmiles. This event is designed to create awareness of Congenital Heart Defects and raise money for the care and support babies and their families need.

February 03, 2016 | | Local Sports


Smitley Earns Unanimous Decision Over Arciniega

Justin "Bushido Kid" Smitley (10-7-1) earned more than just a unanimous decision over Art "King Arthur" Arciniega on Friday night, Jan. 29. The 30-year-old from Modesto, who trains at Oakdale Mixed Martial Arts Academy, battled his former training partner and former teammate Arciniega in front of a sold out Save Mart Center in Fresno for Bellator 148.

February 03, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Drop Fifth Straight Game

The varsity Lady Mustangs basketball program fell to a pair of Valley Oak League opponents this week, dropping them to 8-12 overall and 1-7 in league play. Oakdale's woes came on a 47-39 home loss to Lathrop and a heartbreaking 56-53 road loss to Central Catholic. As a result, Oakdale has now lost five straight league games with five games left in the regular season.

February 03, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Rough Season Continues For Varsity Boys

Three games, three losses for the Oakdale varsity boys basketball team. Oakdale (1-21, 0-9) dropped a trio of Valley Oak League (VOL) games this past week. Their troubles began with a Monday night, Jan. 25 home loss to Sierra (13-8, 4-5) 70-39. Two days later the boys fell to visiting Lathrop (12-10, 5-4) by a 64-34 decision, and finished the week with a disappointing 71-28 road loss to Central Catholic (17-4, 6-3) on Friday night, Jan. 29.

February 03, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


OBSA Evaluation Day Hits T.L. Davis

Nearly 800 youth baseball and softball hopefuls have signed up for the upcoming Oakdale Baseball Softball Association (OBSA) season. On Saturday, Jan. 30 the kids took over several fields at T.L. Davis Sports Complex in Oakdale for their Evaluation Day. Both baseball and softball players ranging in age from 5 to 15 showed up and showed off their hitting, base running and fielding skills during the try out session. With the help from OHS Baseball and Softball players, the day was a success for both the kids and OBSA. The season will have their Opening Day Ceremony on Saturday ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local Sports


Bear Grease Is Nature’s Icing

If we put our minds to it, we could learn a lot from the Native Americans who preceded the white man as masters of North America. In reading about the Plains Indians who followed the bison herds it seems that the Indians utilized almost every part of the buffalo upon which they depended for their livelihood. They ate fresh meat and then also preserved meat by drying it in the sun and by smoking it over fires. They prepared a high energy food they called pemmican by mixing buffalo fat with herbs and dried berries. Of course the Plains Indians ...

January 27, 2016 | Don Moyer | Local Sports


Fishing Report

I'm sure all of you are excited about the rain we've been getting this winter season. I've been keeping an eye on lake levels of our local lakes and they've all been rising. A majority of our smaller lakes are near full, while our bigger lakes like New Melones and Don Pedro are still below being fully operational. Fortunately we still have plenty of time for more rain and snowmelt runoff. Whenever water levels increase rapidly, it's important to be careful while boating. Everything that's been washed up onto shore is now floating in ...

January 27, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Mustangs Wrestle Up Pair Of VOL Wins

Eight-time defending Valley Oak League (VOL) champions, the Oakdale Mustang wrestling team, welcomed Weston Ranch and East Union to town for a triangular meet this week. The Mustangs made short work of the Weston Ranch Cougars, who only had two wrestlers represented for varsity. At 126 pounds, Cody Williams pinned Adrian Angulo in the second round in the first match of the evening. Williams led 5-0 after the first period.

January 27, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


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Track Teams Continue Their VOL Dominance

The Oakdale varsity girls continue to make history as they won their 90th consecutive VOL dual meet with a defeat of Manteca, 108-20, in Manteca ...

April 27, 2016 | | Local Sports


Season Comes To End For Mustang Tennis Boys

Oakdale's boys tennis season came to a close for the team on Thursday, April 21 following the Valley Oak League Doubles Tournament.

April 27, 2016 | | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27

April 27, 2016 | | Local Sports


Long Ball Powers Softball Girls Past Foes

Three games, three victories and six more home runs hit for the Oakdale Lady Mustangs varsity softball squad. Coming off a difficult road loss to ...

April 27, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Winning Streak Reaches Five for Mustang Boys

After making short work of Weston Ranch this week, the varsity baseball team has now won five straight games. The team started out 0-3 in ...

April 27, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Golf, Swimming Mustangs Card VOL Victories

As the regular season for some of the spring sports are rapidly coming to a close, many teams are making playoff runs. Oakdale's boys ...

April 27, 2016 | | Local Sports


Lopsided Shutout Wins Put Soccer Girls In Playoff Hunt

Coming off a difficult recent three-game skid, the Oakdale High School varsity girls soccer team bounced back in a big way. After scoring a total ...

April 27, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

Spring Tourney Qualifying Round

April 27, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Several years ago when I made the decision to fish for multiple species, I didn't realize it was going to be so difficult. This ...

April 27, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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