Oakdale resident Clayton Edsall recently participated in the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Championship in Texas and earned the title of World's Greatest Horseman. On Feb. 20, Edsall and his gelding horse Skeets Oak Peppy went into John Justin Arena in Fort Worth, Texas and took first place in the finals of the World's Greatest Horseman Championship.
Freshman grappler Ricky Torres capped off his successful rookie season with an eighth place finish at the 2016 CIF State Wrestling Meet. Torres and four other Mustangs battled with the best of what California high school wrestling had to offer in Bakersfield. The two day wrestle fest began at Rabobank Arena on Friday, March 4 and continued through Saturday, March 5.
This fall a stampede is coming to Oakdale. Oakdale's youth football and cheer program is back and sign-ups begin on Thursday, March 3 for returning players and cheerleaders. Thursday, March 10 new player and cheerleader registration will take place for the Oakdale Stampede, along with returning players and cheerleaders. Each registration period will take place at Oakdale Junior High School from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The second event of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series came into the Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park for the 32nd annual Carquest Auto Parts NHRA Nationals in Arizona over the weekend. Top Fuel featured six cars running under 3.80 seconds, with Doug Kalitta and his MAC Tools team nailing down the top qualifying spot with a strong 3.741 at 320.74 mph. Ron Capps and his NAPA Auto Parts team looked to continue their winning ways in Funny Car, garnering the top spot with 3.925 at 320.05 mph. As with the season opener in ...
March 02, 2016|
By MIKE BURGHARDT
Oakdale's varsity soccer girls went to Pitman High School in Turlock to play in a two day soccer fest, kicking off preseason action. The Lady Mustangs went 3-1 in the tournament with a pair of shutout wins. Oakdale blanked Ceres 2-0 behind two second half goals. Sophomores Viviana Albor (midfielder and forward) and Talia Millard (midfielder) scored Oakdale's goals with assists by seniors Megan Burke (midfielder) and Bailey Antonio (midfielder). Defending the net were seniors Melissa Ibarra and Kaylee DeRuyter.
San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation and the Delta Fly Fishers will present the 13th Annual Bob McMillen Memorial Fishing Tournament on Saturday, March 5 at Oak Grove Regional Park in Stockton. Open to all ages.
The Mustang boys golf team teed off the preseason with match play against their former league rival, Sonora. The two teams met at Mountain Spring Golf Course to play nine holes. Oakdale came out on top with a 204-228 victory. Sophomore David Myrtakis sat on top of the leaderboard with an impressive 37. Not far behind Myrtakis were his teammates Calvin Reed (40); Greg Wikoff (41) and Zackary Tamburrino (41). Tristan Jaramillo carded a 45 and Cole Liekhus finished the day at 51.
For a handful of Oakdale varsity Mustang wrestlers, the dream of becoming a CIF State Meet qualifier became a reality this weekend. Oakdale sent eight wrestlers to the Stockton Arena for the 2016 Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Championship for two days of high school wrestling action, and out of the hundreds of the section's most talented, by the end of the day on Saturday, Feb. 27 the elite from the section punched their tickets to next weekend's State Championship in Bakersfield.
Over the last three months, Mustang sports fans have made their way into the school's main gym to watch the winter sports of wrestling and basketball. Now that the sun is out, and the skies are clearing up, Oakdale fans will soon be able to make their way back outside to enjoy several spring sports, as student athletes look to close out the school year with a final sports season.
This is the time of year when the launch ramps are beginning to get crowded. There's also sure to be one or two boats parked off to the side that are either not starting or not running right. Every year, like clockwork, I see a lot of boat owners that put their boat up for the winter and expect it to fire right up at the first sign of spring. It's commonly known amongst boat owners that one of the worst things that you can do to a boat's engine is to let it sit. So, it ...
Oakdale's varsity hardwood girls finished the 2015-2016 season on hard times. In what was a once promising season under first year varsity head coach Julie Ford, the team finished the season on an 11-game losing streak. The squad finished the season at East Union where Oakdale lost 52-38.
I've learned over the years to expect the unexpected when fishing with childhood friends. Several weeks ago I was contacted by a longtime friend who ensured me that the sturgeon bite was wide open where he lived. Excited, we both agreed on a date and began preparing for the trip. Being that I was unfamiliar with the place that we were going to be fishing, I agreed ahead of time to have him navigate the boat instead of me. The place that we were fishing was a mud flat that had a very narrow deep water channel. To add ...
February 24, 2016|
By JAROD BALLARDO
The Stockton Ports minor league baseball team will be offering fans a special ticket package in honor of leap year on Monday, Feb. 29. For only $29, fans will be able to purchase a ticket and merchandise plan valued at $140.
The Oakdale High School Mustangs baseball teams hosted a baseball clinic for young players this past week. An estimated 70 youth baseball players from the ages of 9- to 14-years-old took part in the two day clinic staged at the OHS varsity Mustang baseball field. Members of all three high school baseball teams volunteered to help the youngsters prior to the Oakdale Baseball Softball Association (OBSA) season start.