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Varsity Mustang Boys Take Third In Rotary Classic

For nearly five decades Oakdale has hosted the annual boys basketball holiday tournament known as the Oakdale Rotary Classic. In its 48th season Oakdale hosted eight teams over three days that saw plenty of varsity basketball action. Argonaut, Thomas Downey, Grace Davis, Hughson, Los Banos, Patterson, Pitman and Ripon Christian all came to Oakdale from Dec. 27 through Dec. 29 for the annual extravaganza.

January 03, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 3

January 03, 2018 | | Local Sports


Junior Varsity Boys Win Consolation Bracket

The 48th annual Oakdale Rotary Classic saw the Oakdale junior varsity boys win the consolation side of the hoops bracket on Friday, Dec. 29 when they knocked off Downey 63-50. Oakdale began the tournament with a loss to Grace Davis but regrouped and won two straight games to close out the tournament on a high note on their home court. Seven teams came to town for the near half century tradition; Argonaut, Thomas Downey, Grace Davis, Patterson, Hughson, Los Banos, Pitman and Ripon Christian.

January 03, 2018 | | Local Sports


Girls Hoops Win Lone Game This Week

The Oakdale varsity girls basketball team played one game this past week and came out on top. On Friday, Dec. 22 the team traveled to Ceres to take on the Central Valley Hawks, where Oakdale won 57-31 in the road contest.

January 03, 2018 | | Local Sports


Heartbreaking Loss For Frosh Boys In Tournament

If games were 31 minutes and 58 seconds long instead of 32 minutes; the Oakdale freshman boys basketball team would have defeated the Central Catholic Raiders on Thursday afternoon. On the final day of the 22nd Grace Davis Holiday Tournament, Oakdale and Central Catholic squared off where the winner would finish the tournament in third place. This was the second consecutive year that Oakdale would be in the third place game. However, unlike last season, Oakdale did not finish third as they fell 48-47 to the Raiders.

January 03, 2018 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Recently, while checking out of a hotel we were staying in, I spotted a boy that was no older than 12, sitting there with a Bass Pro Shops hat on. To some, that may not matter much. To me, it mattered a lot. I spent an entire day in Disneyland the day before and saw mostly Disneyland hats being worn. I immediately thought to myself, of all places to see a Bass Pro Shops hat! This kid must have the "fishing bug," as the old timers used to say. I couldn't help to not be reminded of myself when ...

January 03, 2018 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Sports Year In Review From Pages Of The Leader

With 2017 now in the books, The Leader would like to take time to reminisce and reflect on the year that was. From golf to rodeo, football to MMA, 2017 was filled with memorable sporting events both on the Oakdale High School campus as well as in the community. Here are some of the top headlines for the Leader sports pages, month to month from the past year.

January 03, 2018 | | Local Sports


The Boxing Development Center Welcomes Champion

The New Year, 2018, will be starting off on a strong note for the recently opened The Boxing Development Center. In November of 2017 the doors opened for the facility and welcomed Ana "The Hurricane" Julaton for a meet and greet and sparing event. On Jan. 1, 2018 Oakdale welcomes in amateur boxing champion Marc Castro.

December 29, 2017 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Grab Hoops Win In Dramatic Fashion

In a non-conference showdown against Hilmar on Tuesday night, Dec. 19 the Lady Mustangs varsity basketball team came away with a 38-35 victory. Hilmar led 33-29 with 5:30 left to play; however, Oakdale would close the game out on a big run to rally for the win.

December 27, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 27

December 27, 2017 | | Local Sports


Commercial Dungeness Crab Season Opener Delayed

The Director of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has announced a final 15-day delay for the northern California commercial Dungeness crab season. Crab condition improved from the last round of pre-season quality testing conducted on Dec. 19. However, crab had not reached the minimum meat recovery criteria as established by the Tri-State Dungeness Crab Committee testing protocol.

December 27, 2017 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustang Soccer Opens League With Loss

After a preseason that saw the varsity girls soccer team on the road for six straight games, the Lady Mustangs returned home. Oakdale opened their Valley Oak League season at home against Manteca on Thursday night, Dec. 21. Manteca won the contest 4-1 to spoil the home opener.

December 27, 2017 | | Local Sports


Did You Know?

Millions of people resolve to get healthier by dieting and exercising more frequently at the start of each new year. According to data from the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association, 12 percent of new gym memberships are opened in January. The second week of January is one of the busiest times of year in the fitness industry. But many people who decide to exercise more at the dawn of a new year quickly lose that resolve. New Year's resolutions to diet may wane as well. In 2013, a UK food company found that of those who diet regularly, two ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local Sports


Soccer Varsity, JV Boys Split First League Contests

The varsity boys soccer team finished the week splitting their Valley Oak League contests. The 2017 Valley Oak League season opened up on Monday, Dec. 18 at Manteca where Oakdale won 2-0. Two days later the Mustangs hosted East Union but lost 2-1.

December 27, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

I'm sure I'm not the only one who wasn't out shopping early for Christmas yet. I chose to blame it on Christmas being on a Monday combined with my Christmas company arriving on Saturday. Either way, I found a way to get my shopping done. Personally, I love receiving gift cards to my favorite places to shop. Lately, I've been really interested in the Yeti Load Out Bucket. It's fairly priced and seems to have a lot of uses for someone that camps and fishes a lot. Speaking of Yeti, one of my Christmas gift ...

December 27, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


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Oakdale Boys, Girls Defeat Central Catholic

The 2018 regular season is winding down for the Oakdale High School track and field team. This past week, both the Oakdale boys and girls ...

May 02, 2018 | | Local Sports


Solari Dominates Competition At Stockton 99 Speedway

"Slammin" Sam Solari, of Escalon, picked up his second straight win of the young season by taking the checkered flag in Saturday's Stockton Late ...

May 02, 2018 | By DALE BOSOWSKI | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Fishing on the Delta is often a fishing experience unlike any other. I used to joke around with friends, telling them that anything that they ...

May 02, 2018 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Swimmers Successful In Home Meet

Oakdale High School swimmers defeated both Manteca and Central Catholic in a dual Valley Oak League meet this past Friday inside the Oakdale High School ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local Sports


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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25

April 25, 2018 | | Local Sports


Webb Pitches Perfect Game As Softball Girls Hit 16-0

Oakdale High School's varsity softball team is off to a perfect start. This past week Oakdale went 3-0 to improve to 16-0 overall, 9-0 ...

April 25, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Perfect League Record Intact For Varsity Mustang Golfers

The Oakdale High School boys golf team continues to roll. Oakdale is now 13-0 in Valley Oak League action this season. The latest victim to ...

April 25, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Bats Come Alive In Varsity, JV Sweep Of Spartans

Forty-two runs scored in two road games.

April 25, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Local Competitor Places At Junior Olympics

Alex Gutierrez is an 11-year-old who is not afraid to try new things. Earlier this year Gutierrez signed up to train at The Boxing Development ...

April 25, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Tennis Boys Clinch Playoff Berth With Three Wins

For the first time in five years, Oakdale not only defeated Manteca, they swept Manteca. In a week that saw the Oakdale High School boys ...

April 25, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I wasn't willing to spend close to a thousand dollars for a rod and a reel that ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Racer Does The Texas Two-Step

Oakdale's Richard Townsend and his popular "Nitroholic" Funny Car Team made the trip to Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas to compete in the ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local Sports


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