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Golfers Remain Unbeaten

Six Valley Oak League contests so far this season have resulted in six wins for the Oakdale High School girls golf team.

September 20, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Often I see fishermen point at an area or spot and say "It looks good over there!" For someone who's new to the sport he or she may wonder to themselves what exactly are they looking for? First, you have to realize that fish live under water and not on top of the water. Part of the learning process for anglers, is their ability to distinguish between what looks good to them and what the fish may be attracted to. You would be amazed at the amount of spots that get very little fishing pressure because they don't ...

September 20, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Runners Pull Double Duty With VOL, Invite Meets

Following nearly two weeks off for the Oakdale High School cross country team, the boys and girls competed in a pair of races this past week. On Thursday, Sept. 14 the teams headed to Eagal Lakes in Tracy for the first Valley Oak League Meet.

September 20, 2017 | | Local Sports


Varsity Falls To Folsom

For the first time in nearly four years, the Oakdale varsity Mustangs came up on the wrong side of the scoreboard inside The Corral.

September 13, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Stampede Scoreboard

With early deadlines for the Labor Day holiday The Leader was unable to post any CenCal Youth Football scores in the Sept. 6 edition. Here is a recap of the Oakdale Stampede from weeks two and three of the season, as well as a look ahead to week four.

September 13, 2017 | | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 13

September 13, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mixed Results For Mustang JV, Frosh Football

This past week the boys of the gridiron played in a pair of non-conference games. Oakdale clashed with Division I powerhouse Folsom in freshman and junior varsity action.

September 13, 2017 | | Local Sports


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


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local Sports


Stampede Captures Super Bowl Championship

After months of hard work, dedication and competition, the Oakdale Varsity Stampede youth football team ended their season hoisting the Super Bowl trophy.

November 22, 2017 | | Local Sports


OHS Soccer Players Gear Up For Winter Campaign

For the second season, both boys and girls soccer will be played during the winter months.

November 22, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

I recently overheard a few anglers talking about how making their hobby their job would be like not working at all. I used to think ...

November 22, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


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