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Brown Nabs All-State Status

A.C. Brown's Oakdale High letterman jacket doesn't have enough spare room for a fly to land on a free space of virgin wool.

February 02, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Lady Mustang Senior Returns Pop To Lineup

They say two Clarks are better than one, but Oakdale High girls basketball coach Gary Smith is thrilled to at least have at one of them for the second half of Valley Oak League play.

February 02, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Mustangs Shellac Sonora, Ready For Team Sections

Since Oakdale High's wrestling team hadn't wrestled at home since Dec. 11, area wrestling fans may have forgotten why the Mustangs are currently ranked No. 4 overall in the state and considered one of the best teams in Central Valley history.

February 02, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Athletics For All - Short Or Tall, You Still Need A Booster

If you corner one of the dozens of Oakdale High coaches in the produce section at a local grocery store and ask them how you can help benefit their respective program, he or she will probably finish spinning that bag of apples and offer a simple reply:

February 02, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Thumbs Up For Homecoming

Recently adorned with a homecoming King crown by last year's winner, Blake Thompson, Oakdale High junior Justin Martinez is all smiles and all thumbs after receiving his 2011 selection from the OHS student body on Friday at the Mustang gymnasium. Martinez went on to watch Oakdale snare a basketball win over Kimball, and enjoyed homecoming festivities with fellow winners Haley Stout (queen), Mikey Stout (prince) and Kalkidan Curtis (princess). Look for additional photos in the February 2nd edition of The Oakdale Leader.

January 31, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Mustangs Ready For Wrestling’s Senior Night

All those Oakdale High seniors who have sat out Valley Oak League duals to prepare for big tournaments far away from home will give Mustang fans a special look at their top lineup for a senior night conference meet against visiting Sonora on Wednesday, Jan. 26.

January 26, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Mustangs Defeat Wildcats In Home Court Battle

Led by senior guard Vince Thompson's 15-points (including three 3-point baskets) Oakdale High's varsity boys basketball team bested Oak Valley League rival Sonora by a score of 55-45 on Friday night.

January 26, 2011 | Jeff Burghardt Special To The Leader | High School Sports


Lady Mustang Squads Keeping Up Hoops Fight

He admits the big losses are disturbing, but Oakdale High girls varsity basketball coach, Gary Smith, knows his injury ravaged program hasn't folded yet.

January 26, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Injury Plagued Varsity Basketball Girls Drop VOL Pair

For a minute and 34 seconds, Oakdale High's injury-plagued varsity girls basketball team stayed with East Union's Valley Oak League-leading program, grasping a 0-0 tie as both teams struggled to find the bottom of the net.

January 19, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Mustang Basketball: In Need of Wins

Vince Fauria's last-second three-pointer sailed toward the basket, carrying with it the appearance of everything Oakdale High desperately wanted in light of a three-point deficit against host East Union.

January 19, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


THE LAST HURRAH

The buzz about this year's Oakdale High wrestling team didn't start when locals learned they might get state champion David Ferry in March of last year.

January 12, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Clark Could Be Lost To Lady Mustangs For Hoops Season

Four-year varsity standout on Oakdale High's girls basketball team, Cassandra Clark, could be done for the season after a devastating injury to her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in a tough loss to Weston Ranch this past week.

January 12, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Mustangs Take Second In Own Rotary Classic

Vince Thompson sent Oakdale High's varsity boys basketball team into another tournament championship game with another last-minute three-pointer in the semi-finals, but Oakdale couldn't stop a soaring Riverbank in the series finale on Thursday.

January 05, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Lady Mustangs Slip In Tournament Finale

An eight-point lead slipped away faster than Oakdale High's varsity girls basketball team could plug the leak, and Hilmar snuck in a 12-2 rally to snare a 47-42 win in the championship game of the recent Ripon Christian Tournament.

January 05, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Oakdale, Bakersfield Battle In Thrilling Dual Meet

There were as many state-ranked wrestlers as there were weight classes on Thursday in a hugely anticipated dual meet between Oakdale High and Bakersfield in Driller territory.

January 05, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


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Oakdale Stampede Comp Cheer Team Earns Top National Honors

Veteran Stampede Cheer coaches, Abby Gottlieb and Annamarie McDaniel, and first year coach Jenna Zellmer knew they had a special team at the beginning of the Oakdale Stampede season but they soon discovered their girls were not only talented, but champions.

February 06, 2013 | Kim Van Meter Special To The Leader | High School Sports


Banner No. 14 - Oakdale Wrestlers Snare Another Section Title

You could sew the collection of Sac-Joaquin Section banners obtained by Oakdale High's wrestling program into a king-sized quilt.

February 06, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Section Talks: Move Central To VOL?

Those epic Oakdale-Sonora football games may soon be replaced by Oakdale-Central Catholic.

February 06, 2013 | Jonamar Jacinto Special To The Leader | High School Sports


Archuleta Goes Trey Crazy

Oakdale High custodians should check the roof of the Mustang gymnasium for holes, because Austin Archuleta shot the roof off the place on Feb. 1.

February 06, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Athlete of the Week - Varsity Boys Basketball

Between game-winning shots at the buzzer, game-tying three-pointers in the final moments and stellar post play against the biggest team in the league; it's been an exciting run of games for Oakdale High's varsity boys basketball team.

February 06, 2013 | | High School Sports


MORRIS WRESTLING NOTEBOOK

There's no crying in baseball, but there sure is plenty of it in wrestling.

January 30, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Mustangs Again Topple Gilroy Grapplers

The strength of the lineup represented by Oakdale High's wrestling team will be on emphatic display on Feb. 2 at Lincoln High in Stockton, where only a miracle will prevent the Mustangs from nabbing a seventh Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV team duals title in eight seasons.

January 30, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Lady Mustangs Battle In OT Loss

Kylie Gust heroically drained three straight free throws with .6 seconds remaining in regulation to launch Oakdale High's varsity girls basketball team into an overtime contest against East Union on Jan. 24.

January 30, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Oakdale Boys Take Two From The VOL

And just like that, the seams attaching Valley Oak League jerseys with their success over Oakdale High's varsity boys basketball team have burst amidst the flexing of Mustang muscles.

January 30, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Athlete of the Week - Hondo Arpoika

Among the plethora of Oakdale High wrestlers listed on the California Wrestling Newsletter state rankings, 195-pound senior Hondo Arpoika is not the highest ranked. However, Arpoika made progress in that regard by advancing from "honorable mention" into the top-40 ranked wrestlers in the state by landing a fifth place medal at the prestigious Temecula Valley Battle for the Belt on Jan. 19. Arpoika won big matches in both the championship and consolation bracket. He bested Dylan Bollinger of Sultana 3-1 on his way to the medal podium.

January 30, 2013 | | High School Sports


Morris Wrestling Notebook – The Postseason Is Looming

Maybe you are slapping your bare arms and legs like they stole your headgear or maybe your headphones are blasting Justin Bieber's "Beauty and a Beat" while your teammates assume its Metallica.

January 23, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Buffaloes Deny Oakdale First VOL Win

Oakdale's boys basketball team was eight minutes away from securing its first Valley Oak League win of the season at Manteca High on Thursday, but the Mustangs were held to a single point for the final 7:59.

January 23, 2013 | Jonamar Jacinto jjacinto@oakdaleleader.com | High School Sports


Lady Mustangs Battle Tough In Defeat

Somewhere in the midst of the scuffles and fouls, Oakdale High's varsity girls basketball team found a mean streak on Jan. 16.

January 23, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Arpoika, Colunga Place At Temecula Valley

Some of the best high school wrestling teams in the country again converged on California for one of the toughest tournaments of the year on Jan. 18 and 19 at the Temecula Valley Battle for the Belt.

January 23, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Athlete of the Week - Christina Cobarruvias

It was only fitting that a spectacular performance by junior guard Christina Cobarruvias was highlighted by a signature moment in the Mustang gymnasium on Jan. 16.

January 23, 2013 | | High School Sports


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