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Varsity Volleyball Girls Split Non-League Contests

Two games, two different outcomes for the OHS varsity volleyball team were featured on the court this past week. On Tuesday, Sept. 5 Oakdale defeated Escalon 3-2 in five sets but fell to Tracy on Thursday night at home 3-1 in non-conference action.

September 13, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fast Start For Tennis Team

A 12-day layoff did not affect the Oakdale High School girls tennis team as they won their season opener.

September 13, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf And Country Club

First Flight: first Paulette Aldrich - 68; second Addie Hansberry - 71; tied for third Tracy Davis, Denise Russell - 72.

September 13, 2017 | | Local Sports


Jericoff Powers Her Way To Top 15 Finish

Freshman Jessica Jericoff could be the next big thing to compete for the Oakdale track and field team.

September 13, 2017 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustang Golfers Teeing Off On VOL

The Oakdale girls golf team is now 4-0 on the season and are cruising through the first half of the 2017 year. Oakdale played a trio of Valley Oak League matches this past week and won all three.

September 13, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

When I was growing up it wasn't "cool" to be known as the kid that liked to go fishing. It wasn't until I found other kids my age that liked to fish that it didn't feel strange having such a strong passion for fishing. I've had many friends over the years and those that have lasted the longest have been between friends who like to fish. I guess you can say that there's sort of a brotherhood amongst fishermen. Even now as an adult, it doesn't matter where I go, being around fishermen is ...

September 13, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Track Records Set At NHRA U.S. Nationals

The 63rd annual NHRA Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals featured some strong performances in all the professional categories, including some track records and first time Indy Nationals winners.

September 13, 2017 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Best Of The West Wrestling Hits Merced

This Saturday night, Sept. 9, independent wrestling invades Merced. Best of the West will be holding a televised event, IGNITION, at American Legion Post 83 in Merced with bell time set for 6 p.m.

September 06, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustangs Beat The Heat, Gauchos On Gridiron

Oakdale's home opener Friday night against El Capitan was a hot ticket. This was the first time Oakdale stepped foot on the new look field at The Corral, and it was the first time fans got to welcome back their state championship team. With temperatures reaching triple digits, the game was pushed back to 8 p.m. and by the time stretching was over and the National Anthem was sung, it was closer to 8:40 p.m.

September 06, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 6

September 06, 2017 | | Local Sports


Inaugural Oakdale Soccer Club Season Slated

This weekend the first season of the new Oakdale Soccer Club will kick off at T.L. Davis Sports Complex.

September 06, 2017 | | Local Sports


JV, Freshman Football Squads Dismiss El Capitan

Thursday night the freshman Oakdale Ponies saddled up and headed to Merced to face El Capitan under the lights. Oakdale was not fazed by the road trip and dominated the home team 56-6. Picking up where he left off against Sonora, Zeke Saffar rumbled his way to another big game. The young tailback ripped off four touchdowns and nearly 200 yards as he scored from 75, 30, 25 and 10 yards out.

September 06, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Lady Golfers Sink East Union

For nearly a decade, the East Union Lancers golf team dominated the Valley Oak League. However, for the second straight season, Oakdale's Lady Mustangs defeated the Lancers on the golf course. On Thursday afternoon, Aug. 31 Oakdale defeated East Union 215-265. This was Oakdale's Valley Oak League season opener, due to their regular season opener against Kimball having been rescheduled for Sept. 18. In the victory at Oakdale Golf and Country Club Oakdale's Makayla Christiansen shot a team low 40 through nine holes. Madi Blanc shot an impressive 41 while Shealynn Hanrahan shot 42. Also competing for ...

September 06, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Boating accidents happen. Surprisingly, 80 percent of all boating fatality victims would have survived if they had been wearing a life jacket. Once an accident occurs, it is often too difficult, and usually too late, to don a life jacket. Imagine trying to put a seatbelt on while in the middle of a crash! Once you're ejected from the boat there's no guarantee that you will be conscious when your body comes to rest in the water. One of the most common complaints about lifejackets is that they're too bulky, or too hot, they now have all ...

September 06, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Volleyball Serves Up Mixed Results

Two games, one victory and one defeat, went on the books for the Lady Mustangs varsity volleyball team this past week.

September 06, 2017 | | Local Sports


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Stampede Gears Up For Cencal Playoffs

The regular season of the Cencal Youth Football League has come to a close. For the Oakdale varsity Stampede it ended on a high note ...

November 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

For those of us who've been fishing a while, I'm sure we've all heard the term "turnover" used. Turnover can happen several ...

November 01, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Mustangs Run Wild At VOL Cross Country Meet

The Valley Oak League Cross Country Championship meet was held Wednesday, Oct. 25 at Eagal Lakes in Tracy. For the freshman/sophomore boys and junior ...

November 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Volleyball Girls Dig Out Pair Of Wins

Oakdale's varsity volleyball girls are one step closer to wining their fourth straight Valley Oak League championship.

October 25, 2017 | | Local Sports


Girls Tennis Battles To 7-7 VOL Mark

The regular season came to a close for the Oakdale girls tennis team this past week. The girls dropped both of their road contests to ...

October 25, 2017 | | Local Sports


ABA Basketball Comes To The Valley

The American Basketball Association (ABA) is filled with a rich history and historic figures. The ABA was founded in 1967 and is still going strong ...

October 25, 2017 | | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 25

October 25, 2017 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustang Golfers Capture VOL Crown

Completing another successful season, the Oakdale Lady Mustangs girls golf team has captured its second consecutive Valley Oak League (VOL) title. The girls recently wrapped ...

October 25, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Stampede Scoreboard

Week Nine of the CenCal Youth Football League is in the books.

October 25, 2017 | | Local Sports


NHRA Heritage Season Champions Crowned

Jim Murphy from Santa Rosa, a veteran drag racer with decades in the field, closed out the season in the AA/FD category at the ...

October 25, 2017 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Mustang Football Earns Complete Sweep Of Kimball

The Oakdale Mustangs varsity football team played spoiler to the Kimball Jaguars' Senior Night this past Friday, Oct. 20. Oakdale (7-1, 5-0) went into Don ...

October 25, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Girls Lose First VOL Game In Eight Years

The boys water polo team earned a pair of Valley Oak League victories this past week. On Tuesday, Oct. 17 the boys hosted Bret Harte ...

October 25, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

I don't know about you but I can't stand rats and mice, or any other type of rodent. When my son was younger ...

October 25, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


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