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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 seeded Mustangs took on Valley Oak League rival Manteca in the 2017-2018 Division III Championship game at Lincoln High School in Stockton, and fell to the number two seed Buffaloes, 34-17.

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 road games to begin the season. Oakdale defeated Tokay 47-27 but ran into a buzz saw in Patterson, losing 70-38 on Wednesday, Nov. 29. Saturday the team returned home and defeated Downey 36-27.

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 is an avid fisherman, told me that when he went to purchase his sturgeon tag, he had to first purchase a fishing license. Thinking it was a mistake, he pulled his license out of his wallet and it read 2016. He couldn't believe that he was fishing all year long without a license. So, he ended up not only having to buy a sturgeon tag but a license as well. His new license was ...

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. Oakdale followed up with a 66-50 home win over Pacheco on Thursday night. Saturday the boys fell to visiting Escalon, 65-41. The early preseason success is a positive start to the season, considering the team's rough recent history.

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 on Wednesday, Nov. 29. Friday night the boys went to Turlock to play in the Pitman Tournament. Oakdale took on Waterford and defeated the Wildcats 1-0. Scoring the lone goal of the game was Juan Mata in the first half, thanks to an assist by CJ Glow. Earning the win was goalkeeper Philip Knieriere who made four saves in the game. In the team's second game that day, the Mustangs and Downey battled to ...

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. The top seeded – and defending Section and State champion – Oakdale Mustangs will take on the second seeded Manteca Buffaloes. Kickoff for the contest is scheduled at 7 p.m.

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 broke away from the visiting Patterson Tigers 63-27 to advance to the CIF Sac-Joaquin Division III Section Championship game.

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 months in winter season action.

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 make turkey sandwiches the night before, or the morning of my trip. I find it interesting because most of the time I forget to pack a lunch. I usually have to buy something at the gas station, or hope that one of the guys I'm fishing with packed a big lunch. Interestingly, I came across an article that had nothing to do with fishing but had to do with hunger. It stated that when ...

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 Section Division III Championships, the top seeded Mustangs hosted the ninth seeded Vanden Vikings on Friday night, Nov. 17.

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


Football Preview

The final four.

November 22, 2017 | | Local Sports


Masters Plan One-Mile Charity Swim Event

Coming up on Saturday, Dec. 9 the Oakdale Aquatics Masters will be holding a one mile swim to benefit the Fattal Foundation. This event will be held at Oakdale High School in support of those who are battling cancer and to remember those who have succumbed to this disease.

November 22, 2017 | | Local Sports


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Lady Mustang Soccer Opens League With Loss

After a preseason that saw the varsity girls soccer team on the road for six straight games, the Lady Mustangs returned home. Oakdale opened their ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local Sports


Did You Know?

Millions of people resolve to get healthier by dieting and exercising more frequently at the start of each new year. According to data from the ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local Sports


Soccer Varsity, JV Boys Split First League Contests

The varsity boys soccer team finished the week splitting their Valley Oak League contests. The 2017 Valley Oak League season opened up on Monday, Dec ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

I'm sure I'm not the only one who wasn't out shopping early for Christmas yet. I chose to blame it on Christmas ...

December 27, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Varsity Mustang Hoopsters Fall To Visiting Bruins

A slow start doomed the Oakdale varsity Mustang boys basketball team this past week. On Wednesday night, Dec. 20 the boys hosted Riverbank but fell ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local Sports


Family-Friendly Winter Activities

Many people may run indoors when the temperatures outside approach or dip below freezing. But the truly adventurous see no reason why a little cold ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local Sports


Wintertime Can Be ‘Snow’ Much Fun To Discover

While many people are anxious to see landscapes covered in white from the winter season, others already are counting down the days to spring blooms ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local Sports


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