As the Valley Oak League season's end approaches, the Oakdale Lady Mustangs are eyeing three Valley Oak League titles. For the girls golf, girls tennis and volleyball clubs the goal of becoming champions is within arm's reach.
For the third straight week, Oakdale's varsity football team made short work of its opposition. After a competitive league opener against Sierra, the last three games have been a bit of a laugher. Since week one's 28-25 road win over Sierra, Oakdale (6-1, 4-0) has scored at least 40 points per game. This past Friday night, celebrated as Mustang Homecoming, that streak continued as Oakdale manhandled visiting East Union (5-2, 2-2) 42-6.
Tuesday, Oct. 12 both the boys and girls varsity water polo teams hosted Calaveras at the Oakdale Aquatic Center. The girls began the double header with a dominant 19-3 win. In the win senior Jenny Schafle scored four goals in her final game as a Lady Mustang, as she and her family are moving out of town. Her four goals were tied for the team best along with senior Emma Bevan. Scoring two goals each were Clare McKeon and Bethany Metcalfe. Emily Bennett, Whitney Lee, Kassidy Houck, Kiersten Middleton, Kinsey Ollis, Makenzie Phillips and Kayla Peterson all got in the ...
After a three week hiatus from The Corral, the youth football teams returned home to host the Merced Cougars. Oakdale Stampede varsity and junior varsity teams racked up week eight victories over the weekend.
When I think about fishing in October, I think about great weather, great fishing, and the opening of duck hunting season. Primarily on the Delta, the duck hunters are currently racing around the Delta setting up all their blinds for the opening of the season. For the most part, they usually stick to the many flooded islands and less populated areas. There are a few though, that seem to have permanent residence near or around a few of my favorite fishing areas. I'm surprised that we aren't on a first name basis. Years ago when I was tournament ...
As if a 4000 meter race is not enough to take its toll on the body physically, several different obstacles surrounded the course at Hughson's Supercross race as well. The annual event – just under two-and-a-half miles – took place on Saturday, Oct. 15 and Oakdale overcame the difficult course as both the varsity boys and varsity girls took second place overall. Hay bales and a 40-foot mud bog proved to be no match for the Mustang squads.
When I was about 10 years old our dad would take my brother Chris and I along with him when he went trout fishing. One rainy Saturday along the Tuolumne River dad taught us how to build a fire in the rain. He found a big overhanging rock and we got a got a fire going out in front of it. The heat reflected back off the big rock and we were warm and dry as toast. It rained all day and we had a great time.
Week seven saw the Oakdale Stampede youth football teams travel to Livingston to play the Wolves. Two of the three clubs came away with road wins for Oakdale in what has to be considered a successful road trip.
As the end of the fall sports season comes into view, many of the Lady Mustangs teams are making playoff pushes. The girls golf, tennis and volleyball squads all made the most of their opportunities this week and earned Valley Oak League wins.
For the second straight game, the varsity Oakdale Mustangs shut out the opposition, this week's victim: the Lathrop Spartans. Oakdale (5-1, 3-0) spoiled the Spartans (1-5, 0-3) Homecoming with a 42-0 thumping on Friday night, Oct. 7.