Oakdale hosted the 2016 Valley Oak League Swimming Championship on Saturday, April 30. Nine schools invaded the Oakdale Aquatic Center for the annual event. Oakdale's junior varsity girls took first place with a total of 111 points, 15 points over the second place Manteca Buffaloes. Oakdale's varsity girls team finished in third with a total of 90 points on the day, Ripon swam away with the competition at 164 points. The Mustang varsity boys posted a fifth place finish earning 40 points on the day.
Oakdale varsity boys basketball coach Hondo Arpoika and company are hosting a youth basketball camp this summer. From Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, June 3 students from third to ninth grade are invited to participate in the camp at the main gym at Oakdale High School. The camp will focus on offensive and defensive fundamentals along with scrimmages.
What a difference a week makes. After dishing out back-to-back shutouts a week ago to get back into playoff contention, the varsity Oakdale Lady Mustangs soccer team's playoff hopes took a hard hit this past week. Oakdale tied the first place Sierra Wolves 3-3 on Monday, April 25 and fell short 2-1 on the road to Manteca.
As the end of the 2016 season rapidly approaches, the Oakdale Mustangs varsity baseball team find themselves in contention for the Valley Oak League championship. This past week the Mustangs (16-6, 7-3) extended their winning streak to seven after taking a pair from Sierra (10-9, 4-6). Oakdale is currently sitting in second place in the VOL following their 6-0 and 11-7 victories over the Wolves.
The varsity softball team continued their winning ways as the girls picked up two more victories in league play this past week. Oakdale (17-1, 11-1) turned in two dominating performances as the girls defeated Lathrop 11-0 and Sierra 20-3.
The Oakdale varsity girls continue to make history as they won their 90th consecutive VOL dual meet with a defeat of Manteca, 108-20, in Manteca on Thursday, April 21. Helping the girls continue their winning streak were Melody Johnson as she took both the 100 and 300 hurdles. Johnson's times were 16.59 for the 100 and 51.71 for the 300 hurdles. Sara Stevens won the 400 meter run in 1:05.52; Kristen Aguilar won the 1600 meters in 6:14 and the 3200 in 13:29; Ruby Houchens won the 800 meters. The girls 4x400 relay ...
Three games, three victories and six more home runs hit for the Oakdale Lady Mustangs varsity softball squad. Coming off a difficult road loss to East Union, the girls regrouped and rattled off three straight victories in dominant fashion. Oakdale first took their frustration and aggression out on the Jaguars with a 16-1 road win in Kimball (3-15, 2-7). Senior Haley Fuller went 4-for-4 and was a one woman wrecking crew as the future Fresno State Bulldog hit two home runs and brought in five runs in the win. Fellow senior and future Bulldog, Maddi Hackbarth also went yard in ...
After making short work of Weston Ranch this week, the varsity baseball team has now won five straight games. The team started out 0-3 in league play but has since elevated their intensity and focus to get on a little bit of a roll.
As the regular season for some of the spring sports are rapidly coming to a close, many teams are making playoff runs. Oakdale's boys golf and both varsity boys and girls swim teams had an impressive week.
Coming off a difficult recent three-game skid, the Oakdale High School varsity girls soccer team bounced back in a big way. After scoring a total of 47 goals in their first 19 games this season, the Lady Mustangs erupted for 25 goals in two games this past week in a pair of Valley Oak League shutout victories.
Several years ago when I made the decision to fish for multiple species, I didn't realize it was going to be so difficult. This past weekend I struggled to even get a bite while I watched other anglers catch fish around me, it was frustrating to say the least. I've never hired a fishing guide before but I'm really starting to consider it after my recent trip. There's only so much that I can learn from watching YouTube videos of anglers fishing lakes that I've never fished before. Even the videos of anglers fishing our ...