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Upland Game Bird Stamp Art Contest Winner Tapped

A painting of a Wilson's snipe has been chosen by a panel of judges as the winning entry in the 2017-2018 California Upland Game Bird Stamp Art Contest. The painting was created by Jeffrey Klinefelter of Etna Green, Indiana.

January 17, 2018 | | Local Sports

Varsity Lady Mustangs Take Two Of Three

A strong offensive week propelled the Oakdale Lady Mustangs varsity soccer team into the playoff hunt. Winning two of three Valley Oak League contests has the Lady Mustangs currently in fifth place in the Valley Oak League standings.

January 17, 2018 | | Local Sports

California Outdoors

This is a question and answer column offered through the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. If you have a question about wildlife, the outdoors, rules and regulations, etc., send your question via email to While department experts cannot answer every question, they will pick a few to answer in this column.

January 17, 2018 | | Local Sports

Oakdale Varsity Basketball Boys Split Week’s Contests

For the second consecutive season, the Oakdale varsity boys basketball team defeated East Union at home. Last season the team needed double-overtime to take down the Lancers, but this past week Oakdale had little problem knocking them out in regulation, 54-43.

January 17, 2018 | | Local Sports

Oakdale Wrestlers Battle Through Busy Week

It was a busy week for the Oakdale wrestling program. The boys and some female grapplers hit the mats for Valley Oak League competition, as well as tournament action.

January 10, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports

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January 10, 2018 | | Local Sports

Saturday Run In Stockton

The Inaugural Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 5k and 10k Walk/Run is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 13, in downtown Stockton. This new Walk/Run gives participants the choice of a 10k Run or 5k Run/Walk, on two extremely flat and fast courses. Registration and day of event entry fees, for both races, are $50 for adults, 18 and over and $25 for youth, 17 and under. There will be an early race-packet pick up held on Friday, Jan. 12, from noon to 6 p.m., at Fleet Feet Sports Stockton, 277 Lincoln Ctr., Stockton. Race-day check in and ...

January 10, 2018 | | Local Sports

OBSA Sign-Ups

Oakdale Baseball Softball Association (OBSA) is currently accepting sign-ups for the upcoming 2018 season. The recreational league is for youths, ages 4-15 years old. Competitive team play opportunities at the end of the recreation season will be offered as well. Registration can be filled out online on their website or in person. OBSA offers T-Ball to fast pitch.

January 10, 2018 | | Local Sports

Kjeldgaard Signs To Play Football For Fresno State

Oakdale High School senior Matt Kjeldgaard recently made his post-high school destination known: he will be playing football at Fresno State this fall. For the six-foot, three inch 275-pound Kjeldgaard, Fresno State was the top choice out of several.

January 10, 2018 | | Local Sports

Varsity Girls Basketball Team Splits Games

It was a week of mixed reviews for the Oakdale varsity girls basketball team.

January 10, 2018 | | Local Sports

Varsity Lady Mustang Soccer Falls In Second Half

The Oakdale Lady Mustangs returned to soccer action on Thursday night, Jan. 4. In their first game since Dec. 21, Oakdale traveled to Manteca to take on Sierra. Oakdale gave up five second half goals in the 7-1 road loss to the Timberwolves.

January 10, 2018 | | Local Sports

Boys Soccer Silences Wolves In Varsity Road Victory

In their lone game of the week, the Oakdale Mustangs shut out the Sierra Timberwolves 3-0 in varsity boys soccer action. The Valley Oak League (VOL) showdown took place Wednesday, Jan. 3 at Sierra High School in Manteca. This was the first game back from the winter break and the Mustangs looked fierce. Entering the game, Oakdale was 0-2 in league play, while Sierra was 2-0.

January 10, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports

Learn Golf, Life Skills Through First Tee Program

The First Tee of Central Valley has announced its 2018 Program Schedule. Clinics offering Life Skill and golf instruction for youth ages 6-17 are set to begin on Monday, March 19 at eight golf facilities in four counties. Participating locations include Modesto Municipal, St. Stanislaus, River Oaks (Ceres), Rancho Del Rey (Atwater), Merced Country Club, Phoenix Lake (Sonora) as well as Dryden Park and Creekside. Lessons will focus on the fundamentals of golf as well as The First Tee Healthy Habits and Nine Core Values.

January 10, 2018 | | Local Sports

Varsity Mustang Hoopsters Drop Pair Of VOL Games

The 2017-2018 Oakdale boys basketball league season is off to a shaky start for the varsity team. Oakdale (5-9, 0-2) began Valley Oak League play on the road against Kimball (8-7, 1-1) on Wednesday, Jan. 3 with a 66-53 loss and followed up with a 74-38 home loss to Weston Ranch (10-3, 2-0) on Friday, Jan. 5.

January 10, 2018 | | Local Sports

Fishing Report

It's been a few years since I've fished team tournaments. This year I'll be fishing a circuit that starts this month and ends in October. In preparing for the upcoming season, I've had to update some of my cold weather clothing. The one thing I don't want to be is cold. Our first two tournaments are at Lake Oroville and Lake Shasta. Learning from my past mistakes, I cut no corners in purchasing cold weather fishing clothing. What I've learned from being out in the cold is that I'd rather spend more money ...

January 10, 2018 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports

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Varsity Baseball Mustangs Split Early Season Action

Spring is in the air and that means time for cleats to hit the baseball diamond.

March 07, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports

Junior High Grappler Wins Northern California Championship

Eighth grade wrestler Titan Ginger has had an interesting few weeks.

February 28, 2018 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports

Mustangs Qualify Eight Wrestlers To State Tournament

After the dust settled at Stockton Arena on Saturday evening, Feb. 24, nine Oakdale wrestlers stood on the podium. Out of the nine, an Oakdale ...

February 28, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports

Saturday Fishing Tournament Slated

San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation has 2,000 pounds of trout stocked and ready for catching at Oak Grove Regional Park, with the Bob ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local Sports

Force, Torrence Take Wins At Arizona Nationals

Steve "Stevo" Torrence took home the event win in Top Fuel, as he marched from his number two qualifying position to defeat Scott Palmer in ...

February 28, 2018 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports

Soccer Season Ends For Lady Mustangs

The Oakdale Lady Mustangs soccer season concluded with a second round loss at Liberty Ranch on Friday night, Feb. 23.

February 28, 2018 | | Local Sports

Mustang Soccer Boys Fall In Second Round

After an opening round win, the Mustangs departed soccer's postseason in the second round.

February 28, 2018 | | Local Sports

Mustangs Shut Out Calaveras

The 2017-2018 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV boys' soccer playoffs began on Tuesday, Feb. 20. On that brisk winter's night, the sixth seeded Oakdale ...

February 21, 2018 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports

Mustang Dozen Advance To Wrestling Masters

This past weekend Oakdale traveled to River Valley High School to compete in the Sac-Joaquin Section DIII Championships. With high expectations, the Mustangs did not ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local Sports

Oakdale Varsity Soccer Squads Make Post Season

Both the Oakdale varsity boys and girls soccer teams have made the postseason.

February 21, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports

Mendoza Signs To Play For Stanislaus State

Oakdale High School senior Jake Mendoza has thought long and hard about his future. The former Mustang soccer standout made his decision on Friday, Feb ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local Sports

Senior Girls Help Power Oakdale To Hoops Win

Prior to Tuesday night's season finale against Sierra on Feb. 13, Oakdale honored a pair of seniors for Senior Night 2018. Sarah Bohrer and ...

February 21, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports

Boys Basketball Season Comes To Close

The Oakdale varsity boys basketball season came to an end this past week as the boys wrapped up their season on the road. Valentine's ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local Sports

Fishing Report

One of the nice things about tournament fishing is that you get to fish different places. For someone like myself who lives so close to ...

February 21, 2018 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports

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