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Fast Start For Tennis Team

A 12-day layoff did not affect the Oakdale High School girls tennis team as they won their season opener.

September 13, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf And Country Club

First Flight: first Paulette Aldrich - 68; second Addie Hansberry - 71; tied for third Tracy Davis, Denise Russell - 72.

September 13, 2017 | | Local Sports


Jericoff Powers Her Way To Top 15 Finish

Freshman Jessica Jericoff could be the next big thing to compete for the Oakdale track and field team.

September 13, 2017 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustang Golfers Teeing Off On VOL

The Oakdale girls golf team is now 4-0 on the season and are cruising through the first half of the 2017 year. Oakdale played a trio of Valley Oak League matches this past week and won all three.

September 13, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

When I was growing up it wasn't "cool" to be known as the kid that liked to go fishing. It wasn't until I found other kids my age that liked to fish that it didn't feel strange having such a strong passion for fishing. I've had many friends over the years and those that have lasted the longest have been between friends who like to fish. I guess you can say that there's sort of a brotherhood amongst fishermen. Even now as an adult, it doesn't matter where I go, being around fishermen is ...

September 13, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Track Records Set At NHRA U.S. Nationals

The 63rd annual NHRA Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals featured some strong performances in all the professional categories, including some track records and first time Indy Nationals winners.

September 13, 2017 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Best Of The West Wrestling Hits Merced

This Saturday night, Sept. 9, independent wrestling invades Merced. Best of the West will be holding a televised event, IGNITION, at American Legion Post 83 in Merced with bell time set for 6 p.m.

September 06, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustangs Beat The Heat, Gauchos On Gridiron

Oakdale's home opener Friday night against El Capitan was a hot ticket. This was the first time Oakdale stepped foot on the new look field at The Corral, and it was the first time fans got to welcome back their state championship team. With temperatures reaching triple digits, the game was pushed back to 8 p.m. and by the time stretching was over and the National Anthem was sung, it was closer to 8:40 p.m.

September 06, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 6

September 06, 2017 | | Local Sports


Inaugural Oakdale Soccer Club Season Slated

This weekend the first season of the new Oakdale Soccer Club will kick off at T.L. Davis Sports Complex.

September 06, 2017 | | Local Sports


JV, Freshman Football Squads Dismiss El Capitan

Thursday night the freshman Oakdale Ponies saddled up and headed to Merced to face El Capitan under the lights. Oakdale was not fazed by the road trip and dominated the home team 56-6. Picking up where he left off against Sonora, Zeke Saffar rumbled his way to another big game. The young tailback ripped off four touchdowns and nearly 200 yards as he scored from 75, 30, 25 and 10 yards out.

September 06, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Lady Golfers Sink East Union

For nearly a decade, the East Union Lancers golf team dominated the Valley Oak League. However, for the second straight season, Oakdale's Lady Mustangs defeated the Lancers on the golf course. On Thursday afternoon, Aug. 31 Oakdale defeated East Union 215-265. This was Oakdale's Valley Oak League season opener, due to their regular season opener against Kimball having been rescheduled for Sept. 18. In the victory at Oakdale Golf and Country Club Oakdale's Makayla Christiansen shot a team low 40 through nine holes. Madi Blanc shot an impressive 41 while Shealynn Hanrahan shot 42. Also competing for ...

September 06, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Boating accidents happen. Surprisingly, 80 percent of all boating fatality victims would have survived if they had been wearing a life jacket. Once an accident occurs, it is often too difficult, and usually too late, to don a life jacket. Imagine trying to put a seatbelt on while in the middle of a crash! Once you're ejected from the boat there's no guarantee that you will be conscious when your body comes to rest in the water. One of the most common complaints about lifejackets is that they're too bulky, or too hot, they now have all ...

September 06, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Volleyball Serves Up Mixed Results

Two games, one victory and one defeat, went on the books for the Lady Mustangs varsity volleyball team this past week.

September 06, 2017 | | Local Sports


Torrence, Beckman Capture $100,000 Nitro Shootouts

The TRAXXAS Nitro Shootout for Top Fuel and Funny Car is literally a 'race within a race.' Each year at Indy, this special event is hosted that pits the best eight Top Fuel cars against each other for bragging rights and a $100,000 cash purse in a highly competitive battle run during qualifying on Saturday and Sunday.

September 06, 2017 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


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Oakdale Takes Second At Bakersfield Rumble

The fifth annual Rumble for the Rig was held at Bakersfield High School this past weekend. Oakdale placed second overall in the tournament with a ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 6

December 06, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustangs Heartbroken In Quest For Football’s Blue Banner

The road to a second consecutive CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Championship for the Oakdale Mustangs hit a major road block this past Friday night. The top ...

December 06, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Lady Mustang Hoops Open Season Strong

Oakdale varsity girls basketball tipped off this past week with a trio of non-league games. Coach Julie Ford and her squad split a pair of ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Last week I had the opportunity to get together with a few childhood friends for a day of sturgeon fishing. One of my friends, who ...

December 06, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Legan Leads Varsity Mustang Boys To Hoops Win

The 2017-2018 Oakdale High School varsity boys basketball season is now three preseason games deep. On Monday, Nov. 27 the boys defeated Bret Harte 55-44 ...

December 06, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Mixed Results On Pitch For OHS Soccer Squads

It was an action packed week for the Oakdale varsity boys soccer team. Oakdale opened the preseason with a 2-0 home loss against Central Valley ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustangs, Manteca Vie For Section Championship

The time has arrived. The 2017 CIF Sac-Joaquin Division III Section Championship game kicks off Friday night, Dec. 1 at Lincoln High School in Stockton ...

November 29, 2017 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 29

November 29, 2017 | | Local Sports


Jacobson Sets Record In Playoff Win Over Patterson

Friday night, Nov. 24 The Corral was stuffed like the Thanksgiving turkey the day before. With nearly 4,000 people in attendance, the Oakdale Mustangs ...

November 29, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Wrestlers Look To Pin VOL; Hoopsters Hopeful

With the weather turning chilly, Oakdale High School sports head indoors for the winter. Wrestling and basketball programs hit the gym over the next three ...

November 29, 2017 | | Local Sports


Former Boxing World Champion Visits Oakdale

It's not every day that a global superstar visits the Cowboy Capital of the World.

November 29, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Fishing on an empty stomach is something I've never experienced while fishing on the day after Thanksgiving. I always seem to have time to ...

November 29, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Mustangs Conquer Vikings In Second Round Playoff Tilt

Seven first half possessions resulted in six touchdowns for Oakdale in a lopsided 41-16 playoff win. In second round action of the 2017 CIF Sac-Joaquin ...

November 22, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Football Preview

The final four.

November 22, 2017 | | Local Sports


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