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Oakdale Wins Nine Of 14 Conference Titles

The championship mat at Oakdale High was supposed to feature the best two wrestlers in each weight during the medal round at the eight-team Valley Oak League Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday.

February 15, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


The Fantastic Fourth - Wrestlers Claim Team Dual Title

Six prep wrestling teams from three different Division IV leagues collided at the Sac-Joaquin Section Team Dual Championships on Saturday, but five of them were only really competing for second.

February 08, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Lady Mustangs Still Searching For First VOL Basketball Win

After a winless stint through the first 10 games of the Valley Oak League season, Oakdale High's varsity girls basketball team is on the warpath for a conference win, and today may represent the best shot.

February 08, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Athlete of the Week - Kylie Gust

In a Valley Oak League season where stiff competition has held Oakdale High's varsity girls basketball team out of the win column, nothing is more important than the steady improvement of committed players.

February 08, 2012 | | High School Sports


Pinning Down History

Oakdale High's wrestling program kept the longest active streak of Sac-Joaquin Section Team Dual titles alive with consecutive victories to snare the Division IV banner on Saturday at Lincoln High in Stockton. Mustang grapplers won 25 of 28 total matches across the day to collect their fourth straight such honor and fifth in the past six seasons. The team will host the Valley Oak League Individual Championships on Saturday. For more information on Oakdale's run to a team dual title and their upcoming league tourney, nab the Feb. 8 print edition of the Oakdale Leader.

February 06, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Lady Mustangs Win One, Lose Two To Kimball

Oakdale High's junior varsity girls basketball team improved to 5-3 in the Valley Oak League with an 18-point rout of visiting Kimball on Friday, but varsity and freshman girls couldn't match the same performance during a 1-2 collective finish against the Jaguars.

February 01, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Mustangs Win VOL, Ready For Duals

Welcome back Dustin Harris.

February 01, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Grapplers Land Four Medals At Tim Brown Invitational

The blows to Oakdale High's varsity wrestling team continue to rain down.

January 25, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Mustangs Win Hoops Thriller Over Manteca

Oakdale High's varsity boys basketball team saw its Friday, Jan. 20 contest with Sonora postponed due to a power outage up the hill with the game now set for Saturday. And if the Mustangs' previous four Valley Oak League contests have taught us anything, it's to expect a battle.

January 25, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Athlete of the Week - Hondo Arpoika

With over 400 wrestlers packed into multiple brackets for all 14 weight classes, the 2012 Lloyd C. Engel Tournament in Escalon earlier this month proved to be one of the toughest local tournaments this season. Oakdale junior Hondo Arpoika made the most of his trip to Escalon with a first place title in the 'A' bracket at 195 pounds.

January 25, 2012 | | High School Sports


Oakdale Wrestlers Re-Group For Tim Brown Tourney

To quote the singing duo of Peaches and Herb, "Reunited and it feels so good…"

January 18, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Athlete of the Week - Vince Fauria

The departure of longtime varsity standout Jake Martinez was a big blow to the Oakdale High School boys basketball program. But while players stepped in to fill his role in the post, Oakdale senior Vince Fauria blossomed into a key role in Oakdale's frontcourt.

January 18, 2012 | | High School Sports


Mustangs Thrill On Homecoming

Oakdale High's varsity boys basketball team played to an exciting 40-39 loss to East Union after Winter Homecoming festivities on Jan. 13. The action capped an evening that included freshman and junior varsity contests and included a crowd-rousing homecoming selection narrated by Oakdale announcer Pete Simoncini. For additional information on the homecoming game and Oakdale's prince, king, princess and queen selections, see the Jan. 18 print edition of the Oakdale Leader.

January 16, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Winter Season Standouts - Varsity Basketball Boys Eye VOL Giants

To be the best you have to beat the best, but the best are pretty darn good.

January 11, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Winter Season Standouts - Lady Mustangs Tackle Deep League Lineup

Oakdale High's varsity girls basketball team had better sharpen their weapons in 2012, because every Valley Oak League contest is bound to be a battle.

January 11, 2012 | 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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