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Rain Delays Tennis Play

Finishing the regular season with an 11-3 record, tied for second place in the Valley Oak League, Oakdale's Lady Mustangs tennis team went to compete in the 2016 VOL singles and doubles tournament this past week. The singles traveled to Manteca on Tuesday, Oct. 25. There the undefeated Tay Talamentes took first place. Talamentes has yet to lose in VOL action this season, and she and the Lady Mustangs hosted Patterson in team tourney play on Tuesday, Nov. 1 after The Leader went to press.

November 02, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

First Place: Dee Elston, Bonnie Booker, Rosalee Schmierer, Vicki Dallas - 124

November 02, 2016 | | Local Sports


Golfers Qualify For Masters

Lady Mustang golfers have had a memorable season. The young group that consists of freshmen and sophomores won the Valley Oak League title for the first time in over a decade. On Monday, Oct. 24 the girls packed up their clubs and headed to Serrano Country Club, in El Dorado Hills. The girls played 18 holes and competed in the 2016 Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Tournament. As a team, Oakdale shot 462 for a second place finish. Oakdale's 462 was nine strokes off the leader, Christian Brothers, but secured Oakdale's spot in the CIF Masters at The Reserve ...

November 02, 2016 | | Local Sports


Future Looking Bright For OHS Cross Country

Oakdale's cross country teams competed at Eagal Lakes in Tracy this past week in the Valley Oak League (VOL) Cross Country Championship meet. The six Oakdale teams combined for four second place finishes, a fourth place finish by the junior varsity boys and a championship for the junior varsity girls.

November 02, 2016 | | Local Sports


Varsity Volleyball Claims Third Straight League Title

For the third consecutive year, the Oakdale Lady Mustangs have clinched the Valley Oak League title. Oakdale defeated Central Catholic on the road in four sets (25-19, 25-22, 22-25, 25-21) on Monday, Oct. 24. Oakdale then welcomed Lathrop to town on Wednesday night, Oct. 26 for Senior Night 2016. With a packed gym the Lady Mustangs honored their five seniors, and then won their third Valley Oak League title in as many years, knocking off Lathrop in three sets (25-15, 25-19, 25-9).

November 02, 2016 | | Local Sports


Varsity Football Falls Short At Manteca

The Oakdale Mustangs (7-2, 5-1) traveled to Manteca (8-1, 5-1) to take on the Buffaloes in a battle of two Valley Oak League powerhouses. Oakdale went into Manteca winners of seven straight games but fell behind early and could not pull off the late fourth quarter rally, as Oakdale fell to Manteca 30-22 on Friday night, Oct. 28.

November 02, 2016 | | Local Sports


NHRA Nationals Thunder In For Las Vegas Showcase

The 16th annual Toyota NHRA Nationals at the Lasa Vegas Motor Speedway (commonly known as the "Strip") is the next to last event of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag racing Series season and the fourth of the six events in the final countdown to the championship.

November 02, 2016 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Stampede Scoreboard

The season will continue into the postseason for both the Oakdale Stampede varsity and junior varsity teams. On Saturday, Oct. 28 the boys headed to Modesto to clash with the Broncos. A pair of convincing road wins punched the Stampede playoff tickets. The varsity boys defeated Modesto 46-6 and the junior varsity shut out Modesto 48-0.

November 02, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

For those of us who've been fishing a while, I'm sure we've all heard the term "turnover" used. Turnover can happen several times during the year but is most commonly discussed during the fall. Turnover is basically a time of mixing in the water. During the summer months the water on the surface becomes warm, rich in oxygen, but low in nutrients while the water down below becomes cooler, void of oxygen, and rich in nutrients. In the fall the upper layer eventually becomes cooler than the lower level at which time it sinks. The mixing of ...

November 02, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Recently I was both humbled and honored to be invited to fish a local tournament with someone that I introduced to the sport of bass fishing when he was 12 years old. He's continued to fish, has his own boat, and is now 25 years old. We've never lost contact and have occasionally fished together over the years. The difference this time is that we'll be on his boat, and he'll be the one making all the decisions. It's going to be nice having someone else at the controls for a change and truly relaxing ...

October 26, 2016 | Jason Ballardo | Local Sports


Tennis, Volleyball Girls Close Out League Competition

The Valley Oak League season has ended for the Oakdale girls tennis team and will come to a close for the Oakdale volleyball club tonight. Both teams have had a successful regular season and are gearing up for playoffs.

October 26, 2016 | | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26

October 26, 2016 | | Local Sports


Lady Golfers Play Perfect Valley Oak League Season

It had been 11 years since the Oakdale High School girls golf team won the Valley Oak League.

October 26, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Oakdale Enjoys Senior Night Success In The Pool

Both the boys and girls water polo teams celebrated the careers of their senior athletes this week, prior to their matches against visiting Kimball. Fans, friends and family members of the team all made their way to the OHS Aquatics Center on Thursday night, Oct. 20 to honor the seniors.

October 26, 2016 | | Local Sports


Defense Helps Power Oakdale Football To Victory

In front of a large and appreciative home crowd, the varsity football Mustangs won their seventh straight game with a 39-16 Friday night win over Weston Ranch (3-5, 0-5).

October 26, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


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Fishing Report

I'm beginning to see an increase in boats being towed through my neighborhood, leading me to believe that the fishing must be improving. Obviously ...

February 22, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


NASCAR, Indy Car Racing Series Ready To Go Green

For 2017, NASCAR has several changes in the news. First, and foremost, it is no longer the "Sprint Cup" series. It is now the "Monster ...

February 22, 2017 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Annual Fishing Tournament Offered At Oak Grove Park

San Joaquin County Parks and Delta Fly Fishers are presenting the Bob McMillen Memorial Fishing Tournament, set for Saturday, March 4 at Oak Grove Regional ...

February 22, 2017 | | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22

February 22, 2017 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Close Out Sloppy Winter Soccer Season

Tuesday, Feb. 14 marked the season finale for the Oakdale varsity girls soccer team. Oakdale (4-17, 2-12) fell to Central Catholic (13-5-2, 10-3-1) 1-0 on ...

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


Varsity Soccer Boys Rally To Beat Central Catholic

Three weeks ago the Oakdale Mustangs varsity boys playoff chances seemed dim. They were struggling and battling for a top four spot in the Valley ...

February 22, 2017 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports


Boys Basketball Season Closes With Road Loss

The 2016-2017 boys basketball season came to a close on Wednesday, Feb. 15 following a 62-45 road loss to first place Manteca. Oakdale (4-24, 1-13 ...

February 22, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustang Wrestlers Pin Down Section D-III Championship

Oakdale wrestlers continue to shine this postseason. This past weekend the boys headed to compete in the 2017 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section D-III Divisionals at Vista ...

February 22, 2017 | | Local Sports


Spring Training Underway For Multiple Mustang Squads

The groundhog may have seen his shadow earlier this month, but that won't stop Oakdale High School from prepping for the spring. This past ...

February 22, 2017 | | Local Sports


Loss To VOL Champ Manteca Closes Lady Hoops Season

The 2016-2017 girls basketball season came to a close on Tuesday night, Feb. 14 for Oakdale. On a night where three seniors were honored for ...

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


Wrestling Mustangs Win 11th Straight VOL Title

For over a decade, the Oakdale Mustangs have dominated the Valley Oak League wrestling mats. On Saturday, Feb. 11 the boys went to Central Catholic ...

February 15, 2017 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Drop Two Games In Varsity Action

A rough week for the Oakdale Lady Mustangs (13-13, 3-10) varsity basketball team, as the girls dropped both of their Valley Oak League games. On ...

February 15, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Senior Night Doesn’t Bring Win For Mustang Boy Hoops

Senior Night 2017 began on a high note for the eight senior varsity Mustang basketball boys, as they were honored prior to tip-off. However, by ...

February 15, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

The other day while searching through YouTube videos, I came across a video titled "Angry Fisherman!" Curious to see more, I clicked on the video ...

February 15, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Varsity Soccer Girls Victorious On Senior Day

Tuesday night was a celebratory evening for the varsity girls soccer team. Oakdale (4-16, 2-11) defeated visiting Weston Ranch (1-15-1, 0-12-0) by a final of ...

February 15, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


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