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Breakdown of Raiders Schedule

This season the Oakland Raiders will clash with the National Football Conference South; the American Football Conference South and two games each against division rivals. With the high expectations this season, reaching the playoffs for the first time since 2003 will be no easy feat. Having to face the defending Super Bowl champion Broncos twice, the Super Bowl runner-up Panthers and an up and coming AFC South division loaded with young talent, the trip to Super Bowl XLI will come with its challenges.

September 07, 2016 | | Local Sports


Can Raiders Live up to Hype?

Football fans across the globe can come out of hibernation as football season is officially upon us. For Raider Nation, August and September has been a time for optimism over the last decade. However, this year, the hype has reached past the 510 area code and across the nation. Oakland has not made the postseason since 2003, yet they have been one of the most talked about teams this offseason.

September 07, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Records Fall At Indianapolis Labor Day Nationals

The 62nd Chevrolet Performance US Nationals took place over the Labor Day Weekend in Indianapolis, Indiana. Track records fell in both Top Fuel and Funny Car, and two $100,000 bonus races also took place during the most prestigious drag race in the world and the final race for racers to get into the countdown for the championship.

September 07, 2016 | By JEFF BURGHARDT -Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Evening Of Remembrance Sets Stage For Football Win

The past is in the past. Last week's varsity football road loss to Sonora made it seem to some like "The sky is falling." But on Friday night, Sept. 2 Oakdale put to rest some concerns around town with a dominating 48-13 home win over the visitors out of Oregon, the Crater High Comets.

September 07, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7

September 07, 2016 | | Local Sports


JV Colts Squad Falls To Comets

Oakdale's junior varsity football Colts welcomed the Comets of Crater High School this week. The Comets traveled seven-plus hours from Central Point, Oregon and for those who made the trip, they would not be disappointed. Crater topped the Colts 23-13 on Friday night, Sept. 2.

September 07, 2016 | | Local Sports


Home, Road Contests Keep OHS Squads Busy

As the calendar turned to September, Oakdale fall athletics turned their attention to Valley Oak League action as well as playing against non-league foes. Many teams were in action this past week; a recap of the contests follows.

September 07, 2016 | | Local Sports


STAMPEDE SCOREBOARD

Due to the Labor Day holiday, the Stampede games were held following The Leader's holiday deadline. Oakdale's youth squads hosted the Manteca Jaguars on Saturday, Sept. 3. Oakdale travels to Atwater to take on the Buhach Thunder on Saturday, Sept. 10. Football action begins at 1 p.m.

September 07, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

18 Hole Ladies

September 07, 2016 | | Local Sports


OHS Ponies Saddle Up; Enjoy 2-0 Season Start

Week two of the freshman football campaign on Thursday evening ended with a victory. Oakdale's freshmen, the Ponies, defeated the visiting Los Banos Tigers 34-14 to improve to 2-0. For the second consecutive week; a strong running game, brilliant special teams play and an alert defensive attack helped corral a Ponies victory.

September 07, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Locals Battle At Global Knockout 7

Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort was the site for Global Knock-Out 7 Saturday night, Aug. 27. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fans were treated to a dozen fights and saw everything from knockouts to tap outs. On the card were three local fighters: Angel "The Dream" DeAnda, Sergio Vazquez and Martin "Tarzan" Sandoval.

September 05, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fall Sports Wrap

Preseason contests saw plenty of Oakdale teams in action this week, the Mustang and Lady Mustangs squads hitting the courts, fields and pools for scrimmage play just before the start of the regular season. Here is a brief recap of the action.

August 31, 2016 | | Local Sports


Mustangs Varsity, JV Fall To Rival Sonora

For the 100th time, Oakdale and Sonora squared off on the varsity football field. Over the last decade it has been Oakdale walking away with the victory on a Friday night, but this was not the case in the team's season opener. Sonora defended their home field as the Wildcats slashed the Mustangs 27-13 at Dunlavy Field on Aug. 26.

August 31, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Labor Day Weekend Triathlon Slated In Bear Valley Village

The picturesque setting of Alpine County will be the location of the 24th annual Bear Valley Triathlon. The popular central Sierra Labor Day Weekend tradition will be held on Sunday morning, Sept. 4 (day before Labor Day Monday), at Bear Lake, in Bear Valley Village.

August 31, 2016 | | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

THURSDAY, SEPT. 1

August 31, 2016 | | Local Sports


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Tennis Season Ends

For the first time in school history, the Oakdale girls tennis team advanced to the semifinals of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Championships. Coming off their ...

November 16, 2016 | | Local Sports


Mustangs Ground Eagles 49-0 In Opening Round Action

Playoff football kicked off this past week and for the top seeded Oakdale Mustangs, Thursday night's home game was as dominant as it gets ...

November 16, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Turkey Season Opens

Upland game hunters statewide are geared up for the opportunity to bag their Thanksgiving dinner, as California's 2016 general fall wild turkey hunting season ...

November 16, 2016 | | Local Sports


Cross Country Standout Prado Advances To State

School history was made at the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Cross Country Championships this past weekend, as Oakdale freshman Karina Prado qualified to advance to the ...

November 16, 2016 | | Local Sports


Junior High Volleyball Squads Serves Up Titles

The Oakdale Junior High School seventh and eighth grade volleyball squads each took first place in the Mid Valley Athletic League.

November 16, 2016 | | Local Sports


NHRA Champions Crowned During Pomona Race Weekend

The 52nd annual Auto Club NHRA Finals closed the books on an exciting 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing season. After 24 national events that ...

November 16, 2016 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Fishing Report

If you would have asked me years ago what time of the year was my favorite time to fish, I would have said the spring ...

November 16, 2016 | | Local Sports


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