Oakdale's cross country teams headed to Eagle Lakes of Tracy for the Valley Oak League (VOL) Cluster #1 on Wednesday, Sept. 14. The eight teams from the league competed on the grueling course. Oakdale's varsity girls competed in the five kilometer race as three members of the team finished in the top ten. Freshman Karina Prado placed third overall in the race with a 21:04 time. One second separated senior Kristin Aguilar and freshman Kayden Legan as the senior finished seventh (22:14) with Legan just a step behind (22:15).
Simon Pagenaud went "wire to wire" to claim the victory at the GoPro Sonoma Grand Prix in his Team Penske/Hewlett Packard #22 Chevy this weekend. After capturing his fourth pole qualifying position of the season, Pagenaud dominated the race, leading 76 of the 85 laps in the race over the difficult Sonoma Wine Country road course. With the victory, he also captured the 2016 Verizon Indy Car Season Championship. Entering the event, only his Penske teammate Will Power, also had a chance to claim the season championship. Entering this final season double points event, Power trailed Pagenaud by a ...
September 21, 2016|
By MIKE BURGHARDT
Oakdale's varsity football team took a road trip to Moraga to take on the Cougars of Campolindo on Friday night, Sept. 16. The Mustangs overcame a slow start to defeat the Cougars 28-21. Down 7-0 after the first quarter, Oakdale scored two touchdowns in the second quarter to tie the game at 14 as the first half came to a close.
With the summer like conditions we've been having lately the inexperienced angler tends to believe that the fishing conditions are the same as the summer. After all, the days are just as hot, and the waterways are as busy as any other summer day. What most anglers fail to notice is the evenings we've been having. Our days are getting shorter and our nights are getting cooler. This change has a huge effect on the fish as the extended hours of darkness combined with the cooler nighttime temperatures has significantly dropped the water temperatures. Most fish species by ...
September 21, 2016|
By JAROD BALLARDO
Three weeks into the fall high school sports season and some teams have entered league play with a bang, while others are wrapping up non-league contests. Oakdale's golf, volleyball, tennis and both girls and boys water polo were all in action this past week. Here is a quick glance at how each of the squads fared.
On Saturday, Sept. 3 Oakdale's youth football program teams hosted the Manteca Jaguars. Oakdale's varsity Stampede proved to be too much for the Jaguars as the Stampede defeated the visitors 48-28. The Stampede junior varsity team also earned a big win, as Oakdale won 45-6. Starting the day off strong for Oakdale was the Stampede Peewees with a convincing 27-6 victory over the young Jags.
After a big bounce back win over visiting Crater of Oregon at the Corral on Sept. 2, the Oakdale Mustangs were off this past Friday. All three levels of the Mustangs programs had an early bye week, just two weeks into the season, but will be back in action this Thursday and Friday against Campolindo High School.
The week preceding Labor Day is always a pretty good week to be out on the water. Most people end their season with Labor Day. For us fishermen, the only other boaters on the water are usually those die hard wake boarders. As the water temperature drops a little more, even they will start to stay home. By no means do I believe that I own the water or that fishermen are the only ones that should be on the water. I've spent many days when it seemed as if everyone who had a boat was on the lake ...
This season the Oakland Raiders will clash with the National Football Conference South; the American Football Conference South and two games each against division rivals. With the high expectations this season, reaching the playoffs for the first time since 2003 will be no easy feat. Having to face the defending Super Bowl champion Broncos twice, the Super Bowl runner-up Panthers and an up and coming AFC South division loaded with young talent, the trip to Super Bowl XLI will come with its challenges.
Football fans across the globe can come out of hibernation as football season is officially upon us. For Raider Nation, August and September has been a time for optimism over the last decade. However, this year, the hype has reached past the 510 area code and across the nation. Oakland has not made the postseason since 2003, yet they have been one of the most talked about teams this offseason.
September 07, 2016|
By DENNIS D. CRUZ
The 62nd Chevrolet Performance US Nationals took place over the Labor Day Weekend in Indianapolis, Indiana. Track records fell in both Top Fuel and Funny Car, and two $100,000 bonus races also took place during the most prestigious drag race in the world and the final race for racers to get into the countdown for the championship.
September 07, 2016|
By JEFF BURGHARDT -Racing Correspondent