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Fishing Report

For many of our local children, school is now out for the summer. I wonder how many of those students are going to get out and enjoy the outdoors during their time off? I recently received a press release from Marko Mlikotin from The California Sports Fishing League (savefishing.com) that highlighted some pretty disturbing statistics. The one that jumped out the most to me was that "sales of the state's annual fishing licenses have declined over 55 percent since 1980, during which time California's population increased over 60 percent. When compared to other states, California's annual ...

May 31, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Chocolate Runs Draw Participants From Across The State

The 25th annual Oakdale Chocolate Festival began with a pair of runs early Saturday morning, with a one mile fun run/walk and a 5k event both offered.

May 24, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustangs Advance To Masters

Oakdale High School senior Sara Stevens has qualified for Masters in multiple events as she took third place in the women's 800 meters race at 2:18.32. Her quick speed at Bella Vista High School for Divisionals set not only a personal record, but put her second all-time in OHS history in the event. Stevens also anchored the girls 4x400 when she received the baton in fourth place and gained nearly 18 meters off the leader to finish in second place. The team of Stevens, Courtney Dickens, Kyla Novotny and Marnelle Salie qualified for Masters and etched their ...

May 24, 2017 | | Local Sports


Swim Season Ends

Oakdale's Caden Nord could not cap off his magical 2017 season with a state finals appearance in Clovis on May 19 and 20. The junior qualified for state consideration one week prior at the CIF SAC-Joaquin Section Finals in the 50 and 100 yard freestyle but failed to make it to the final cut of the State Meet at Clovis West High School. This season, though, Nord set the bar for Oakdale men's swimmers as he broke the school record in the 100 yard freestyle and also broke his own 2016 school record in the 50 yard freestyle.

May 24, 2017 | | Local Sports


Varsity Softball Season Ends In Second Round

A roller coaster of a season for the Oakdale High School varsity softball team came to a screeching halt this past week. Oakdale entered the 2017 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Championship tournament as the No. 12 seed. The Lady Mustangs surprised the entire tournament with their first round 13-1 victory over fifth seeded Pioneer on Tuesday, May 16. Their Cinderella postseason came to an end with a heartbreaking 3-1 loss against fourth ranked Vanden on Thursday night, May 18.

May 24, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Oakdale Diamondmen Rolling Through Section Playoffs

Valley Oak League champions, the Oakdale High School varsity baseball Mustangs are swinging the bat with confidence early in the postseason. In two games of action in the 2017 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Championship tournament, Oakdale is 2-0 and are one win away from playing for the Section crown. The number two seeded Mustangs blanked 10th ranked Rio Americano 7-0 on Thursday, May 18 and made a statement against Yuba City 11-1 to take the first game in a best-of-three series on Saturday, May 20.

May 24, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

The weather finally seems like it's going to be more like the month of May that I'm used to. I know better to get too excited though, since everyone else is most likely going to be just as excited as I am to be able to get out on the water. My main concern this time of year going forward while out on the water is other operators. There are still some boaters that believe they cannot be stopped for drinking and driving while boating. The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) may in fact revoke or suspend your ...

May 24, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Use Long Ball To Advance

Upsets will happen in a sport, that's why you play the game.

May 17, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Oakdale’s Golf Season Ends At Section Tourney

The 2017 boys golf season has come to a close. Oakdale placed third in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Golf Tournament at Yolo Fliers Country Club in Woodland. The tournament took place on Monday, May 8 where Oakdale shot a team 407, one stroke behind second place Rio Americano. Had Oakdale placed in the top two they would have moved on to compete in the Masters at Spanos Park Golf Course.

May 17, 2017 | | Local Sports


Ultimate Boat, Sport Expo At Woodward Reservoir

In a continued celebration of Woodward Reservoir's 100th season, Stanislaus County Parks and Recreation is bringing an Ultimate Boat & Sport Expo to the main boat ramp of the reservoir on Saturday, June 3 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The public is invited to come to the event for a day spent outdoors, perusing impressive boats and sporting equipment, enjoying food and beverages, and spending quality time with friends and family.

May 17, 2017 | | Local Sports


Perfect VOL Season In Books For Varsity Mustang Sluggers

Valley Oak League perfection, 14-0. The Oakdale High School varsity baseball team capped off the memorable season with a two game sweep over the Kimball Jaguars this past week. On Monday, May 8 the boys hosted the Jags and defeated the visitors 6-1 and two days later Oakdale defeated Kimball 10-1 on the road to complete their first unbeaten season in Valley Oak League action since 2012.

May 17, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Oakdale Falls To East Union In Softball Finale

The Oakdale High School varsity softball team ended its regular season run with a 10-4 home loss to East Union. The showdown took place on Tuesday, May 9 where Oakdale scored the first run of the game in the bottom of the first on a Maddy Brewer RBI double that brought in Grace Green.

May 17, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

It's funny how us fathers end up repeating the same words of advice that our fathers repeated to us as children. While fishing with my dad, he used to always tell me "you can't catch anything if your baits not in the water." I've since gone on to repeat that saying to just about every angler I fish with that questions whether the fish are biting or not. I've also been surprised at how many times I caught a fish while I tossed my line out while I ate lunch, changed clothing, stopped to put some ...

May 17, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Junior Nord Makes Splash At Section Swimming Finals

Oakdale High School junior Caden Nord has put together a memorable 2017 season. Earlier in the year he etched his name amongst Oakdale's swimming elite as he set the school record for the fastest time in the 100 yard freestyle at 47.50, breaking last year's record held by Jackson Metcalfe. He also set the school record with a 47.50 time in the 100 yard freestyle earlier this year. This past weekend, though, Nord solidified his name on a much larger stage, the Sac-Joaquin Section Finals.

May 17, 2017 | | Local Sports


End Of The Year Banquet, Awards For Softball Girls

A large group of fans, family members, coaches and players gathered at the Gene Bianchi Community Center on Thursday, May 11 to honor the Oakdale High School softball programs.

May 17, 2017 | | Local Sports


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Lady Mustangs Get Back On Track Against Kimball

Last season the Kimball High School girls track and field team defeated the Oakdale varsity girls team, ending their long undefeated streak in Valley Oak ...

April 04, 2018 | | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4

April 04, 2018 | | Local Sports


Softball’s Varsity Squad Off To 3-0 League Start

The 2018 Valley Oak League season is underway and for the Oakdale High School varsity softball team, it has been an impressive start. Oakdale had ...

April 04, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Golfers Remain Perfect In VOL Competition

The 2018 campaign has so far been a promising one for the Oakdale High School boys golf team. In their latest match Oakdale hit the ...

April 04, 2018 | | Local Sports


Season Honors Awarded In Girls Basketball

The Oakdale High School girls basketball teams have handed out the end of the season awards. Coaches, players and fans all gathered for the ceremony ...

April 04, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Mustang Varsity Baseball Wins Two Of Three

Monday, March 26 the Oakdale Mustangs hosted East Union but came up short 7-4 in extra innings. However, the Mustangs bounced back with a sweep ...

April 04, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Tennis Boys Split Pair Of League Matches

Two matches on the court recently produced one win for the Oakdale High School boys tennis team.

April 04, 2018 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Having a week off from work couldn't have come at a more perfect time. Aside from a few gusts of wind, an occasional sea ...

April 04, 2018 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


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