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Wrestlers Take Down Clovis

Friday, Dec. 29 Oakdale's wrestling team traveled to Clovis High School to take on Clovis and Sultana in duals action. Entering the day Oakdale was ranked sixth in the state and Clovis ranked seventh. The much anticipated dual between the two powerhouse programs did not disappoint.

January 03, 2018 | | Local Sports

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

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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

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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

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Varsity Baseball Mustangs Split Early Season Action

Spring is in the air and that means time for cleats to hit the baseball diamond.

March 07, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports

Junior High Grappler Wins Northern California Championship

Eighth grade wrestler Titan Ginger has had an interesting few weeks.

February 28, 2018 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports

Mustangs Qualify Eight Wrestlers To State Tournament

After the dust settled at Stockton Arena on Saturday evening, Feb. 24, nine Oakdale wrestlers stood on the podium. Out of the nine, an Oakdale ...

February 28, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports

Saturday Fishing Tournament Slated

San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation has 2,000 pounds of trout stocked and ready for catching at Oak Grove Regional Park, with the Bob ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local Sports

Force, Torrence Take Wins At Arizona Nationals

Steve "Stevo" Torrence took home the event win in Top Fuel, as he marched from his number two qualifying position to defeat Scott Palmer in ...

February 28, 2018 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports

Soccer Season Ends For Lady Mustangs

The Oakdale Lady Mustangs soccer season concluded with a second round loss at Liberty Ranch on Friday night, Feb. 23.

February 28, 2018 | | Local Sports

Mustang Soccer Boys Fall In Second Round

After an opening round win, the Mustangs departed soccer's postseason in the second round.

February 28, 2018 | | Local Sports

Mustangs Shut Out Calaveras

The 2017-2018 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV boys' soccer playoffs began on Tuesday, Feb. 20. On that brisk winter's night, the sixth seeded Oakdale ...

February 21, 2018 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports

Mustang Dozen Advance To Wrestling Masters

This past weekend Oakdale traveled to River Valley High School to compete in the Sac-Joaquin Section DIII Championships. With high expectations, the Mustangs did not ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local Sports

Oakdale Varsity Soccer Squads Make Post Season

Both the Oakdale varsity boys and girls soccer teams have made the postseason.

February 21, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports

Mendoza Signs To Play For Stanislaus State

Oakdale High School senior Jake Mendoza has thought long and hard about his future. The former Mustang soccer standout made his decision on Friday, Feb ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local Sports

Senior Girls Help Power Oakdale To Hoops Win

Prior to Tuesday night's season finale against Sierra on Feb. 13, Oakdale honored a pair of seniors for Senior Night 2018. Sarah Bohrer and ...

February 21, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports

Boys Basketball Season Comes To Close

The Oakdale varsity boys basketball season came to an end this past week as the boys wrapped up their season on the road. Valentine's ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local Sports

Fishing Report

One of the nice things about tournament fishing is that you get to fish different places. For someone like myself who lives so close to ...

February 21, 2018 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports

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