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Cal-Hi Sports Taps Trapp For All-State Grid Honors

Oakdale senior Lane Trapp, son of Russell and Marian Trapp, was recognized as a member of the 2016 Cal-Hi Sports All-State football team. The Mustang varsity kicker turned in a memorable final season where he connected on 7 of 10 field goal attempts, with a long of 49 yards. The kicker made 70 of his 76 point after touchdown attempts. Trapp's strong leg resulted in a total of 5,160 kick off yards, resulting in 70 percent of touchbacks for the Mustangs this season. Trapp scored a total of 91 points for the Mustangs this season as well.

February 10, 2016 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Drop OT Hoops Thriller

The heartbreak of the Oakdale High School Lady Mustangs varsity basketball season continued this past week. Senior center Emery Sipe was sidelined with an undisclosed knee injury for the team's 59-55 overtime loss to visiting Weston Ranch on Tuesday night, Feb. 2. The missed presence of Sipe to an already banged up team who lost fellow senior Scarlett Brock to a torn meniscus a few weeks back, showed as the depleted team could not complete what would have been an amazing comeback.

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


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10

February 10, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

18 Hole Ladies

February 10, 2016 | | Local Sports


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


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OHS Hosts Tom Moore Youth Classic Track Meet

This Memorial Day weekend, nearly 40 youth track and field teams will invade Oakdale High School for the 11th annual Tom Moore Youth Classic Meet ...

May 25, 2016 | | Local Sports


Girls Place Fourth At Track, Field Sections

Bella Vista High School hosted the Olympic like games for the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Track and Field Finals.

May 25, 2016 | | Local Sports


Hunters Urged To Submit Applications For Big Game

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting applications for the 2016 Big Game Drawing. Applications for elk, antelope, bighorn sheep, premium ...

May 25, 2016 | | Local Sports


Mustang Boys Bounced In First Round Play

Oakdale's varsity baseball team's roller coaster season came to an abrupt halt on Monday, May 16. The eighth seeded Mustangs hosted the ninth ...

May 25, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Seasonal Hardware Presented To Softball Teams

In what was an elegant evening at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, friends, family, coaches and fans of the Oakdale High School softball teams gathered ...

May 25, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Grant Money Available For Habitat Work

California's Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) is accepting grant proposals for projects that enhance wildlife habitat and environmental restoration.

May 25, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Some of the old timers will tell you that the best way to teach someone how to swim is to push them right into the ...

May 25, 2016 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Win Opener In Section Play

The 2016 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III softball tournament began this past week with Oakdale as the number two seed. First on tap for the ...

May 25, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Clarification

An article in the May 11 issue of The Leader incorrectly reported a new record holder for the varsity girls soccer team as having 24 ...

May 25, 2016 | | Local Sports


Successful Season Ends For Oakdale Swimmers

After breaking several Oakdale High School varsity boys swim records a week ago, the boys 200 yard Medley Relay team advanced to the CIF State ...

May 25, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fish Releases Equated To Saving Lives

Religious Live Fish Releases

May 18, 2016 | By CARRIE WILSON California Department Of Fish And Wildlife | Local Sports


Varsity Baseball Boys Cap Season With Win

Prior to first pitch, eight seniors on the Oakdale varsity baseball team were honored on Senior Day 2016. Brad Smith, Logan Hall, Austin Manning, Ryan ...

May 18, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Varsity Lady Mustangs Earn Share Of VOL

Oakdale's softball complex was the site of the most anticipated softball game of the season as Oakdale (19-1, 13-1) hosted East Union (21-1, 13-1 ...

May 18, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

18 Hole Spring Handicap Tournament

May 18, 2016 | | Local Sports


Season Comes To Close For Varsity Golf Boys

The Oakdale boys golf team saw their season come to a close on Monday, May 9. Oakdale Golf and Country Club was the host site ...

May 18, 2016 | | Local Sports


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