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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


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


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



August 31, 2016 | | Local Sports

Stampede Scoreboard

Oakdale's youth football and cheer program kicked off this past weekend with the Stampede hosting the Central Valley 49ers. The Stampede made short work of the visitors, as all levels of Oakdale finished the weekend with victories. The Pee-Wee team won in overtime 19-12 on a touchdown run by Maddox Dias. The Junior Varsity boys shut out the 49ers 42-0 under quarterback Mickey Merzon, and a big offensive line anchored by center Bradley Joseph. The offensive line helped open holes for runners Yahir Ayala, Chris Thomas, Tate Cassaretto and Dalton Vargas, who all rushed for touchdowns in the win.

August 31, 2016 | | Local Sports

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October 05, 2016 | | Local Sports

Blowout Victory For Varsity Football Over Jaguars

The "Mini Mustangs" had the chance to be front and center at Friday night's Oakdale Mustangs JV and varsity football games, but rest assured ...

October 05, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports

Stampede Scoreboard

Members of the Oakdale Stampede youth football program became road warriors on Saturday, Sept. 24 as all three levels of the team went to Manteca ...

September 28, 2016 | | Local Sports



September 28, 2016 | | Local Sports

Varsity Mustangs Win League Football Opener On Road

The Mustangs returned to Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium for the first time in two seasons on Friday night, Sept. 23. Last time they faced off ...

September 28, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports

Bennett’s Seven-Goal Day Drives Water Polo Win

The varsity girls water polo team improved to 5-2 following an intense 11-10 victory over Lodi on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Oakdale found themselves in a ...

September 28, 2016 | | Local Sports

Lady Mustangs Squads Play To Mixed Results

Approaching the midway point of the fall Valley Oak League schedule for the Oakdale Lady Mustangs, Oakdale's golf, volleyball and tennis teams were all ...

September 28, 2016 | | Local Sports

Fishing Report

While visiting a favorite fishing website of mine, a group of anglers were discussing fishing and sharing memories of catching their first fish. Can you ...

September 28, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports

Oakdale Frosh/Soph Girls Take Second At UOP

This past Saturday, Oakdale High School Cross Country teams traveled to Elkhorn Country Club in Stockton to take part in the 2016 University of the ...

September 28, 2016 | | Local Sports

Flyovers Can Cause Problems For Animals

Ultra-lights and Fixed Wing Aircraft Harassing Wildlife

September 28, 2016 | By CARRIE WILSON California Department Of Fish And Wildlife | Local Sports

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