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Free Basketball Clinics Set For Young Athletes

For young aspiring basketball players in the area, Oakdale High School is hosting boys and girls basketball skills training and clinics throughout the month of January. Boys and girls third through eighth grades can participate in the clinics that will be in both the new and old gyms at OHS, 739 W. G St.

January 13, 2016 | | Local Sports


Mustangs Welcome New Faces To Basketball Court

Oakdale's varsity boys basketball team added two new faces to the program just as the squad took on league action. Senior Louis Marsella and junior Stanley Thomas made their season debuts for the Mustangs on Friday night. The Mustangs fell to visiting Kimball 55-23. In the loss, Marsella posted a team high five points and five rebounds for the Mustangs, who are now sitting at a 1-12 overall record and 0-2 in Valley Oak League play.

January 13, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Oakdale Grapplers Battle Through Busy Weekend

With multiple tournaments in the area, Oakdale's wrestling team divided up and some Mustangs went to Escalon High School for the Lloyd C. Engel Invitational on both Friday and Saturday, Jan. 8 and 9. Others from the defending seven-time Sac-Joaquin Section champions went to Clovis for the Doc Buchanan Invitational.

January 13, 2016 | | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13

January 13, 2016 | | Local Sports


Weekend Wildlife Calendar Listings Offered By CDFW

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has some interesting weekend wildlife opportunities available for residents of the region, ranging from viewing cranes to trips to visitor's centers. Following are a few January weekend events.

January 13, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Several years ago during the month of January, I was out competing in a bass tournament on Lake Camanche. The weather was very similar to what it is now, so I was prepared for rain. The morning started out cold and damp as expected. There wasn't any rain though, which made it nice. Just as the sun was coming up, over one of the mountains, an obvious storm cloud was coming my way. Within minutes my partner and I were fishing in the middle of one the most beautiful storms that I can ever remember. As strange as it ...

January 13, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


OUTSIDE SHOT

Eric Mendoza, 11, of Oakdale shoots from outside in fourth quarter action in the Davis High School 20th Anniversary Freshman Basketball Tournament over the holiday break. In this contest, on Tuesday, Dec. 28, the youngest Mustangs fell to Riverbank by a 55-35 final score.

January 06, 2016 | | Local Sports


Non-League Action Closes Out 2015

The New Year has arrived and for OHS winter sports teams, so will Valley Oak League action. Both boys and girls basketball and Oakdale's wrestlers were in action this week as they capped off non-conference play. Here is a quick glance at how they fared.

January 06, 2016 | | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 6

January 06, 2016 | | Local Sports


Weekend Wildlife Calendar Listings Offered By CDFW

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has some interesting weekend wildlife opportunities available for residents of the region, ranging from viewing cranes to trips to visitor's centers. Following are a few January weekend events.

January 06, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Like every New Year, for the past 16 years, I was in Arizona visiting the in-laws. Unlike the past 16 years it was colder than it has ever been over there. Thinking that I'd be smart and bring only one sweater, I definitely should have checked the weather report before leaving. The fishing out there is so much more different than on the Delta. Because of the intense heat, most of their fishing is done through the night. Locals primarily fish the Colorado River which is like our Delta in many ways. Unlike the Delta, the Colorado River doesn ...

January 06, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Sports Headlines: July To December 2015

Last week we recapped memorable sports stories from January to June of 2015 that graced the pages of The Oakdale Leader. This week, we continue the look back on the storylines that took place during the second half of 2015. From action under the Friday night lights, welcoming new coaches, league champions, to epic soccer playoffs, and more, there was plenty of sporting news in the community.

January 06, 2016 | | Local Sports


Two Out Of Three Go In Loss Column

The Oakdale varsity Lady Mustangs basketball team has hit a bit of a rough patch. Since starting the preseason off 4-0, the team has dropped three of their last five. Oakdale played in a trio of games this past week, where the team went 1-2.

December 30, 2015 | | Local Sports


Mayday McDonald Returns To UFC Octagon

After a two year absence from the world of Mixed Martial Arts, Modesto native Michael "Mayday" McDonald returns to combat in the octagon. The 24-year-old, who trains out of Oakdale, last fought in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on Dec. 14, 2013 against "The California Kid" Urijah Faber. McDonald lost in the second round, and the former champion stepped away from the sport until now.

December 30, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

The other day while I was reading through some online fishing forums, I came across a picture of a new bass boat that was rigged with a 400 horsepower outboard motor. That's easily a 90 plus mph boat! Most bass boats rigged with an engine over 200 horsepower can run in the 70's. I can't imagine what a boat with 400 horsepower can run. If you've ever seen a bass boat running at top speed, there's very little of the boat actually in the water. The good news is that most tournament organizations put limitations ...

December 30, 2015 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


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Runners Make History; Squads Section Bound

For the first time in Oakdale High School's cross country history, both the varsity boys and varsity girls teams have advanced to the CIF ...

November 09, 2016 | | Local Sports


Playoff Preview

2016 was a roller coaster ride for the Oakdale Mustangs varsity football team. It seems like just yesterday Oakdale went to Sonora to face their ...

November 09, 2016 | | Local Sports


Mustangs Stun Central In VOL Season Finale

In front of approximately 6,000 fans at The Corral for the 2016 regular season finale against nemesis Central Catholic on Friday night, Nov. 4 ...

November 09, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


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