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Oakdale High wrestling fans will catch their first varsity glimpse of 10 new weights among 14 total classes of the prep wrestling season on Saturday at the 36th Annual James Riddle Classic.

December 07, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Lady Mustang Volleyball Season Ends In Semis

Oakdale High varsity volleyball coach Shelli Ponce posed an important question to her team after 12-25, 16-25 defeats in the first two games of their Sac-Joaquin Section Division III semifinal with No. 1 seeded Christian Brothers on Nov 15.

November 23, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Lady Mustangs Are Runners-Up In D-II

A few upside-down smiles conveyed disappointment after a hard-fought 10-7 loss to Del Oro at the Woodcreek Aquatic Center, but Oakdale varsity girls water polo goaltender Hayley Benson quickly turned them right side-up with a booming cry before post-game handshakes on Saturday.

November 16, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Water Polo Boys, Girls Claim Round One Wins

Oakdale High's varsity water polo teams snared first round victories in both the boys and girls brackets of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II postseason at Woodcreek High.

November 09, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Heartbreaker Gives Way To Volleyball Playoffs

Oakdale High's varsity volleyball team was only weak to kryptonite during Valley Oak League play, and it sported a fitting green hue.

November 09, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


TITLE TRAGEDY

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE -- A thrilling five-game showdown for the final say on the Valley Oak League volleyball title race fell Sonora's way when the final point dropped in front of stunned Mustang players for a 15-13 Sonora victory late Tuesday night.

November 02, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Oakdale Water Polo Teams Pursuing Perfection

One second Oakdale High boys water polo coaches Alan Stender and David Earle were inconspicuously talking with Mustang parents, and the next they were scrambling to ditch wallets and cell phones as a pack of grinning athletes wrestled them from their poolside stances. Suddenly, both fully clothed coaches were dumped into the pool at the Oakdale Aquatic Center.

November 02, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Mustang Soccer Closes Strong On Senior Night

Jose Paredes, Gustavo Ruiz, Jose Hernandez, Scotty McNeil, Ernesto Zamudio and Juan Verduzco were honored during Senior Night festivities at the lighted Oakdale High varsity soccer field on Oct. 26.

November 02, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Athlete of the Week - Mabel Wong

Oakdale High's freshman standout Mabel Wong had already dominated the Valley Oak League field throughout the prep golf season, but saved her best performance for the end of conference play. Wong shot a 74 to earn medalist honors at the Brookside Country Club in Stockton and best the next closest golfer by nine strokes. That finale helped her claim a landslide VOL MVP in her first high school campaign.

October 26, 2011 | | High School Sports


Fall Sports Wrap - Mustang Squads Eyeing Postseason Play

Oakdale High golfers are already well into their postseason, but their counterparts in water polo, volleyball, tennis, and soccer are still searching for conference closure with only a few contests left on the schedule.

October 26, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Blast From The Past And Present - New Plotlines Renew Old Rivalries

The Valley Oak League sports schedules must be written by Steven Spielberg, because prep football, volleyball and water polo seasons tend to end like a blockbuster movie.Today's (Oct. 26) Sonora at Oakdale water polo match marks the start of a 10-day span that represents the area's biggest and most exciting conference contests of the fall as traditional rivals vie for respective league championships.

October 26, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Netting Conference Success

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE -- Wins over Valley Oak League and Valley Foothill Conference opponents has served Oakdale volleyball, tennis, soccer and water polo teams well in recent play.

October 21, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Mustangs Shine At Host Cluster Meet

Oakdale High's young cross country program topped some solid teams at Woodward Reservoir during their host Valley Oak League cluster meet on Wednesday, Oct. 12.

October 19, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Athlete of the Week - Liz Erwin

A terrific sophomore season as the top runner on Oakdale High's varsity girls cross country team in 2010 has paved the way for continued success and the same role for now-junior Liz Erwin in 2011. The determined OHS student leads all female runners on a strong young program. She broke free for a 25-minute, 5-second time on a five-kilometer course at Woodward Reservoir in Oakdale on Wednesday during the second Valley Oak League cluster meet.

October 19, 2011 | | High School Sports


Team Second At VOL Championships - Oakdale Freshman Lands Top Golfing Honors

The Valley Oak League golf season was dominated by one girl who stayed unbeaten through every league match and finished superbly at the league tournament with medalist honors and MVP status.

October 19, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


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Mustangs Shine In Their Own Backyard

Between a dominant home showing in the first Valley Oak League tri-meet and 13 medals at the ultra-tough Lloyd C. Engel tournament in Escalon, the recent success of Oakdale High's varsity wrestling team has been on emphatic display on local mats.

January 16, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


East Union Erupts Late To Top OHS Hoopsters

Austin Archuleta made some noise for Oakdale High's varsity boys basketball team with his third thrilling three-pointer to bring the Mustangs within five points of visiting East Union with under four minutes to play on Jan. 10.

January 16, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Lady Mustangs Struggle In Wake Of Scoring Woes

The bounty of longtime youth sports programs that roster Oakdale area child-athletes have one thing in common.

January 16, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Athlete of the Week - Max Stevens and Jake Jacobson

Opportunities to impress at home are far and few between for Oakdale High wrestlers amidst a gauntlet of high caliber tournaments each year. Mustang lightweight grapplers Max Stevens and Jake Jacobson didn't miss out during the first of only two home dual meets this year.

January 16, 2013 | | High School Sports


Realignment Proposal Offers Major Changes

Oakdale's run of dominance in the Valley Oak League could soon come to an end.

January 14, 2013 | Report Abuse account | High School Sports


Athlete of the Week - Varsity Boys Basketball

Several members of the Mustang varsity basketball squad could justly claim rights to Athlete of the Week honors after terrific performances during Oakdale's host Rotary Tournament. Despite one of them being recognized for All Tournament production, the entire cast deserves this week's nod from The Leader after a thrilling effort in front of home fans. The team won three of their last four games of the preseason and bested a solid Grace Davis squad 42-36 to capture third place status in their own tourney during the holiday break from school.

January 09, 2013 | | High School Sports


Getting Even Stevens - Rehabilitated Senior Leads Oakdale Success In 2013

Tyler Noon must have known something we didn't last year.

January 09, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Mustangs Host First VOL Tri-Meet Wednesday

Oakdale High's varsity wrestling team is ranked 16th in the state by the California Wrestling Newsletter. That talent will be on display on Wednesday, Jan 9 when the team hosts Manteca and Lathrop in the first of four dual meet events that represent the Valley Oak League regular season schedule.

January 07, 2013 | Report Abuse account | High School Sports


Athlete of the Week - OHS Wrestling

Oakdale High School's wrestling program made a big splash during their first ever appearance at the Morning Star Invitational in Los Banos on Dec. 22.

January 02, 2013 | | High School Sports


Mustangs Take Second At Reno Wrestling Classic

Eighty-one high school wrestling teams from across the western states converged on the 64-man brackets of the prestigious two-day Sierra Nevada Classic in Reno on Dec. 27 and 28.

January 02, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Athlete of the Week - Kylie Gust

Oakdale High's lanky guard/forward, Kylie Gust, is the Dirk Nowitzki of Lady Mustang hoops. Her exploits were a bright spot during the OHS girls basketball program in the 2011-12 season and she has already made a big impact this year. She drained two threes and landed a team-high eight points as Oakdale rallied to a 37-23 win over LeGrand on Thursday as the varsity girls captured their second win of the season. Gust will be a key factor in Oakdale's success moving forward this season.

December 26, 2012 | | High School Sports


BATTLE TESTED - Tumultuous Preseason Prepares Lady Mustangs For Conference Clashes

Valley Oak League girls basketball teams that saw Oakdale High struggle to a winless 2011-12 campaign may expect more of the same from the Lady Mustangs after learning of Oakdale's preseason struggles this year.

December 26, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Oakdale Bands Together

The miracle of social networking provided the platform for a miracle for the Oakdale High marching band this past week.

December 19, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Basketball Starts Campaign 3-3 Without Football Players

Oakdale High varsity boys basketball coach Jeremy Fields had a hunch the football team was in for a long postseason when he scheduled most of his preseason action for late in the year.

December 19, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Missing Pieces Spell Trouble For OHS Wrestlers

The deeper a football season goes, the larger a toll it has on winter sports programs.

December 19, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


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