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Young Softball Players Meet For Saturday Clinic

With the help of the Oakdale High School varsity and junior varsity girls softball teams and coaches, the Oakdale Baseball Softball Association (OBSA) held a clinic for their youth softball players on Saturday, March 12. Oakdale High School usually hosts the clinic on their varsity softball field; however the nearly 200 players made their way to the school's main and small gyms due to weather. The intermittent rainfall and tough field conditions prompted the moving of the clinic to inside for the day.

March 16, 2016 | | Local Sports


Mustang Go 1-2 In Tournament Play

The sunshine lasted just long enough for Oakdale's varsity baseball boys to compete in the Pedretti Tournament in Turlock this past weekend. Oakdale finished the tournament on a strong note, defeating Lodi 4-1 in their final game of the weekend.

March 16, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

It's been a few years since I stopped fishing bass tournaments. The good news is that I probably ended up saving myself a lot of money; I'm honestly starting to miss it though. Especially this time of year, when some of the bigger tournament circuits start visiting locally. Over the years I've been fortunate to do fairly well while tournament fishing, but I could never quite come to terms with spending upwards of a thousand dollars on an entry fee. Winning of course would pay all of that money back and much more but it's definitely ...

March 16, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Mustang Squads Complete Busy Week

The questionable weather was not enough to keep Oakdale athletes off the court, track or even out of the pool this week. Oakdale's tennis team played two matches in Valley Oak League action. The track team traveled to Kimball for a dual meet and Oakdale swim hosted their annual March Madness Invite on Saturday.

March 16, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

18 Hole Ladies

March 16, 2016 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Place Second At Tournament

In a busy week for the varsity Lady Mustangs soccer squad, the girls edged Enochs 4-3 on the road in their March 7 match. The girls then headed to Manteca for a weekend tournament at Sierra High School. Oakdale finished the tournament in second place with a record of 2-1-1.

March 16, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Stampede Sign-Ups Due

Sign-ups for new players and cheerleaders interested in joining the Oakdale Stampede Youth Football and Cheer program will be held Thursday, March 10 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Oakdale Junior High School cafeteria. First-come, first-serve, reserve your spot to become part of something special.

March 09, 2016 | | Local Sports


Tennis Boys Serve Up Wins

The Oakdale boy's tennis team is off to a great start. Oakdale went 2-0 this week in Valley Oak League action. Oakdale knocked off Lathrop on the road 9-0; and followed up with a convincing 7-2 home win over Sierra on Tuesday, March 1.

March 09, 2016 | | Local Sports


JV, Varsity Soccer Girls Tie It Up With Downey

Oakdale Lady Mustang soccer clubs hosted Downey on Tuesday evening, March 1. In their lone match of the week, Oakdale hosted Downey in a non-conference contest. The varsity girls (3-1-1) tied 2-2 with the visitors.

March 09, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golfers Off To Hot Start

Mustang golfers are off to a 3-0 start, the boys enjoying a busy beginning to the 2016 season. The varsity linksters defeated Ceres 194-220 in non-league play, and opened their Valley Oak League season with a convincing 211-285 victory over Lathrop.

March 09, 2016 | | Local Sports


Edsall Named World’s Greatest Horseman

Oakdale resident Clayton Edsall recently participated in the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Championship in Texas and earned the title of World's Greatest Horseman. On Feb. 20, Edsall and his gelding horse Skeets Oak Peppy went into John Justin Arena in Fort Worth, Texas and took first place in the finals of the World's Greatest Horseman Championship.

March 09, 2016 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports


Oakdale Finishes Wrestling Season At State

Freshman grappler Ricky Torres capped off his successful rookie season with an eighth place finish at the 2016 CIF State Wrestling Meet. Torres and four other Mustangs battled with the best of what California high school wrestling had to offer in Bakersfield. The two day wrestle fest began at Rabobank Arena on Friday, March 4 and continued through Saturday, March 5.

March 09, 2016 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports


Stampede Sign-Ups

This fall a stampede is coming to Oakdale. Oakdale's youth football and cheer program is back and sign-ups begin on Thursday, March 3 for returning players and cheerleaders. Thursday, March 10 new player and cheerleader registration will take place for the Oakdale Stampede, along with returning players and cheerleaders. Each registration period will take place at Oakdale Junior High School from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

March 02, 2016 | | Local Sports


Pritchett, Wilkerson And Line Claim Wins At Wild Horse Pass

The second event of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series came into the Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park for the 32nd annual Carquest Auto Parts NHRA Nationals in Arizona over the weekend. Top Fuel featured six cars running under 3.80 seconds, with Doug Kalitta and his MAC Tools team nailing down the top qualifying spot with a strong 3.741 at 320.74 mph. Ron Capps and his NAPA Auto Parts team looked to continue their winning ways in Funny Car, garnering the top spot with 3.925 at 320.05 mph. As with the season opener in ...

March 02, 2016 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Soccer Girls Play Strong In Turlock Tournament

Oakdale's varsity soccer girls went to Pitman High School in Turlock to play in a two day soccer fest, kicking off preseason action. The Lady Mustangs went 3-1 in the tournament with a pair of shutout wins. Oakdale blanked Ceres 2-0 behind two second half goals. Sophomores Viviana Albor (midfielder and forward) and Talia Millard (midfielder) scored Oakdale's goals with assists by seniors Megan Burke (midfielder) and Bailey Antonio (midfielder). Defending the net were seniors Melissa Ibarra and Kaylee DeRuyter.

March 02, 2016 | | Local Sports


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Mixed Results For Swimmers At VOL Meet

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 ...

May 04, 2016 | | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4

May 04, 2016 | | Local Sports


Mustangs Basketball Host Summer Camps

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 ...

May 04, 2016 | | Local Sports


Soccer Girls Battling For Postseason Berth

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 ...

May 04, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Mustangs Continue Strong Push To Postseason

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 ...

May 04, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Add Two More To Win Column

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 ...

May 04, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


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