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Lady Mustangs Drop Fifth Straight Game

The varsity Lady Mustangs basketball program fell to a pair of Valley Oak League opponents this week, dropping them to 8-12 overall and 1-7 in league play. Oakdale's woes came on a 47-39 home loss to Lathrop and a heartbreaking 56-53 road loss to Central Catholic. As a result, Oakdale has now lost five straight league games with five games left in the regular season.

February 03, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Rough Season Continues For Varsity Boys

Three games, three losses for the Oakdale varsity boys basketball team. Oakdale (1-21, 0-9) dropped a trio of Valley Oak League (VOL) games this past week. Their troubles began with a Monday night, Jan. 25 home loss to Sierra (13-8, 4-5) 70-39. Two days later the boys fell to visiting Lathrop (12-10, 5-4) by a 64-34 decision, and finished the week with a disappointing 71-28 road loss to Central Catholic (17-4, 6-3) on Friday night, Jan. 29.

February 03, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


OBSA Evaluation Day Hits T.L. Davis

Nearly 800 youth baseball and softball hopefuls have signed up for the upcoming Oakdale Baseball Softball Association (OBSA) season. On Saturday, Jan. 30 the kids took over several fields at T.L. Davis Sports Complex in Oakdale for their Evaluation Day. Both baseball and softball players ranging in age from 5 to 15 showed up and showed off their hitting, base running and fielding skills during the try out session. With the help from OHS Baseball and Softball players, the day was a success for both the kids and OBSA. The season will have their Opening Day Ceremony on Saturday ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local Sports


Bear Grease Is Nature’s Icing

If we put our minds to it, we could learn a lot from the Native Americans who preceded the white man as masters of North America. In reading about the Plains Indians who followed the bison herds it seems that the Indians utilized almost every part of the buffalo upon which they depended for their livelihood. They ate fresh meat and then also preserved meat by drying it in the sun and by smoking it over fires. They prepared a high energy food they called pemmican by mixing buffalo fat with herbs and dried berries. Of course the Plains Indians ...

January 27, 2016 | Don Moyer | Local Sports


Fishing Report

I'm sure all of you are excited about the rain we've been getting this winter season. I've been keeping an eye on lake levels of our local lakes and they've all been rising. A majority of our smaller lakes are near full, while our bigger lakes like New Melones and Don Pedro are still below being fully operational. Fortunately we still have plenty of time for more rain and snowmelt runoff. Whenever water levels increase rapidly, it's important to be careful while boating. Everything that's been washed up onto shore is now floating in ...

January 27, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Mustangs Wrestle Up Pair Of VOL Wins

Eight-time defending Valley Oak League (VOL) champions, the Oakdale Mustang wrestling team, welcomed Weston Ranch and East Union to town for a triangular meet this week. The Mustangs made short work of the Weston Ranch Cougars, who only had two wrestlers represented for varsity. At 126 pounds, Cody Williams pinned Adrian Angulo in the second round in the first match of the evening. Williams led 5-0 after the first period.

January 27, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27

January 27, 2016 | | Local Sports


Federal, State Rules Now Differ For Junior Hunters

California youth hunters have enjoyed a new benefit that took effect at the beginning of the 2015-16 hunting season, AB 1709, signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown in 2014, amended Fish and Game Code, section 3031, by extending the eligibility period for a junior hunting license by two years. This regulation change redefined a junior hunter from 15 years of age and under, to 17 years of age and under.

January 27, 2016 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Fall In Homecoming Game

Winter Homecoming 2016 began with the varsity girls basketball team hosting the East Union Lancers. A sluggish second quarter where Oakdale was outscored 12-4, saw the Lady Mustangs take a 53-40 loss in front of the large crowd. The Lady Mustangs kept the game close throughout the first quarter where they trailed 11-8 after the first eight minutes. Colleen Ibasco hustled under the rim and gathered an offensive rebound and put back to make it 11-8 with nine seconds left in the opening quarter. Senior center Emery Sipe scored six of the first quarter eight points for Oakdale. Sipe finished ...

January 27, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Homecoming Heartache For Mustang Hoop Squad

With nearly standing room only at the Oakdale High School gym following the crowning of the Winter Homecoming 2016 royalty, the varsity Mustangs (1-18, 0-6) hit the court. Hosting the Lancers of East Union (10-8, 2-4), Oakdale was searching for their first Valley Oak League victory of the season. After a promising start to the game, Oakdale's confidence and offense both seemed out of sync as the Mustangs fell 70-43 to drop to 0-6 in league play.

January 27, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


WEEKEND WARRIORS

Oakdale Youth Soccer League's U10 Fireballs were in action over the weekend. The Fireballs traveled to Stockton's Christa McAuliffe Middle School to take on Stockton Youth Soccer Association's U10 Stockton United. Shown is Oakdale's Kylee Joseph, right, battling for possession of the ball during Saturday's match. The Fireballs return to the field on Saturday, Feb. 6 for a doubleheader. Their first match is against Manteca and is slated for 9 a.m. The Fireballs welcome County Line in their second match of the day, scheduled for 2 p.m. Both games will be played at ...

January 27, 2016 | | Local Sports


OBSA Evaluation Day Slated For Saturday

In preparation for the inaugural Oakdale Baseball and Softball Association (OBSA) season, the association will hold its first player evaluation day. The tryout will be held on Saturday, Jan. 30 at T.L. Davis Sports Complex from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for both youth baseball and softball players. If rain occurs during these hours, the tryouts will be held Saturday, Feb. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

January 27, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

18 Hole Ladies

January 27, 2016 | | Local Sports


Gridiron Hardware Handed Out For 2015 Mustangs

As it has for the last handful of years, Martin Luther King Jr. Day saw the hosting of the Oakdale High School Mustang football awards ceremony. Players and coaches from all three levels, along with a few hundred fans and proud parents, gathered in the school's main gym to honor the effort and success of the past season.

January 27, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Sports Booster Club Cooks Up Annual Fun

The Oakdale High School Sports Booster Club will be hosting their annual Dinner Dance Auction on Saturday, Feb. 27. The event will be open to the public from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the F.E.S. Hall on North Lee Avenue in Oakdale. Local band Remedy will be performing throughout the evening. Food is catered by House of Beef, which will be serving some of their signature dishes. Providing a no host bar will be the historic H-B saloon. A raffle for OHS merchandise will also be available along with a silent and live ...

January 27, 2016 | | Local Sports


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

August 31, 2016 | | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

THURSDAY, SEPT. 1

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 ...

August 31, 2016 | | Local Sports


Ponies Defeat Wildcats In Coach Long’s Debut

New year, new team. That is the life of any freshman sport. This year has not only seen new players on the OHS Ponies roster ...

August 31, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

The highly controversial Striped Bass and Black Bass Petition was recently withdrawn resulting in a victory for local anglers wishing to preserve one of the ...

August 31, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


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