In his second season as head coach of the Oakdale High School varsity boys basketball team, Coach Hondo Arpoika won the first preseason game of the season with a road victory over Bret Harte 53-42 on Monday, Nov. 28. In the win Drew Legan scored a team high 21 points for the Mustangs. Legan connected on five first half three-pointers to set the tone of the game. Nick Woody added 13 points in the win. On Saturday, Dec. 3 the boys traveled to Escalon to take on the Cougars. In a hard fought game where the Mustangs poured in 20 ...
Ten Mustang wrestlers traveled to Bakersfield this weekend to compete at the prestigious Rumble For The Rig tournament. Oakdale's Ricky Torres (140), Abel Garcia (172) and Colbey Harlan (184) went undefeated on the day and earned championship honors. Harlan was named Outstanding Wrestler in the tournament for his efforts.
The Oakdale Mustang varsity soccer boys are off to a 5-1-0 overall record to start the new season. Three of those wins came at the annual Pitman Tournament in Turlock over the weekend. Prior to the tournament start on Friday, Dec. 2 the boys took on Pitman in a non-league contest that saw Oakdale knock off Pitman 2-1 at Oakdale. Two Mustang seniors helped power Oakdale to that win as Alejandro Gonzalez dished out two assists to Wesley Allen for both of the goals. Sophomore goalkeeper Daniel Dubiel made four saves in the win.
The California Department of Fish and Game has scheduled a variety of programs and activities throughout the month of December and beyond, with many special events occurring throughout the state on the weekends.
I've learned over the years that a person could drive themselves crazy worrying about every little detail when it came to fishing. Bass Fishing Hall of Fame member Dee Thomas once said "keep things simple." Taking his advice, I routinely go through my tackle and remove items that haven't been used in a while. I'm often surprised at how much tackle is purchased but never used. Of course, after each passing year, there are new baits that make it into my boat. The usual suspects always seem to remain the same though. There are so many baits ...
December 07, 2016|
By JAROD BALLARDO
The Oakdale Spurs 10U team won the championship for the Rainbow Fields Youth Fall League. They went 12-0 for the season. Shown, back row from left: Townes Geisler, Brock Boysen, Dylan Krause, Talan Abel, Tyler Peregoy and Logan Daley. Bottom row from left: Ryan Wells, Rhett Wells, Kaden Wallace, Troy Cox, and Wes Burford.
The wrestling season is underway and for Oakdale the expectations are running high. Oakdale has always been a powerhouse program and has been the class of the Valley Oak League for over a decade. This past Saturday, Oakdale competed at the Valley Junior Varsity Tournament. When it was all over with, Oakdale had four champions, four second place finishers and seven third place finishers on the day.
For the first time in Oakdale High School history, the cross country program had a representative compete in the CIF State Cross Country Championships. What made this feat even more impressive was that a freshman was the one to make the historic run. Freshman Karina Prado competed on Saturday, Nov. 26 at Woodward Park in Fresno against 204 of the best long distance runners in the entire state.
I've been amazed lately on what I've seen in terms of anglers filming themselves while out fishing. I personally have a GoPro which is great, but can be a bit of a hassle sometimes. I also get a little paranoid that it's either going to get lost or stolen since it's small and was pretty expensive. The quality of footage is amazing though. Just when I thought that it couldn't get any better, there are a few anglers that now have drones that they fly above themselves while capturing fishing footage. It's a little ...
November 30, 2016|
By JAROD BALLARDO
For over 20 years, Big Time Wrestling has entertained Bay Area crowds. On Saturday night, Dec. 3 Big Time Wrestling invades Livingston at Livingston High School. The respectable independent wrestling show will bring their roster to the area for 'Holiday Havok.'
November 30, 2016|
By DENNIS D. CRUZ
The Oakdale Swim Masters will be hosting a swim fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 3 at Oakdale High School. The event will be a cancer awareness fundraiser at the Aquatic Center. It will be associated with the Fattal Foundation to help current patients and their families. There will be over 30 adults and youth swimmers participating throughout the day. The event is scheduled to start at 8 a.m.