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Soccer Mustangs Use Extra Stanzas To Advance

The days are shorter and the jackets are being worn; that means the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section boys soccer playoffs are upon us. The defending Section champion Oakdale Mustangs entered the Division III tournament as the number two seed in the 16-team single elimination bracket. This past week Oakdale soccer fans were treated to a pair of nail-biting, overtime thrillers that resulted in the Mustangs advancing to the semi-finals against the third ranked Patterson Tigers, tonight (Wednesday, Nov. 11) at OHS. Game time is slated for 6:30 p.m.

November 11, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Season Comes To Close For Boys Water Polo

The Mustangs entered the 2015-2016 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III boys Water Polo Championships as the number seven seed. Oakdale defeated Bear River 10-8 on Wednesday, Nov. 4 but took an exit from tournament play with a 7-4 loss to second-seeded El Capitan on Friday night, Nov. 6.

November 11, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Advance To Semi-Finals

The two-time defending CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Champion girls water polo team is looking for a three peat, and are one step closer. After winning their sixth straight Valley Oak League title, the Lady Mustangs entered the 2015-2016 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section girls' water polo tournament as the three seed. The first obstacle in the Lady Mustangs way was the sixth seeded Golden Valley Cougars.

November 11, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


PLAYOFF PREVIEW

The road to a second straight blue banner has officially begun. The 2015-2016 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Football bracket was unveiled over the weekend. Following Friday night's slugfest with Central Catholic, Oakdale was named the number two seed in the 16-team tournament.

November 11, 2015 | | Local Sports


Central Catholic Sweeps Underclassmen

It was a tough week for Oakdale football as they took on Central Catholic in both freshman and junior varsity action. Thursday night the freshmen hosted the Raiders at The Corral. The Ponies took an early 7-0 lead that they took into the second quarter. However, the Raiders outscored the Mustangs 40-7 over the second and third quarters to take a 40-14 lead into the fourth quarter. Oakdale outscored Central Catholic 21-13 in the final frame but came up short 53-35 in the regular season finale.

November 11, 2015 | | Local Sports


Mustang Rally Falls Short At Central Catholic

"It ain't about how hard you can hit. It's about how hard you get hit, and keep moving forward." That inspirational quote is featured in the upcoming 'Creed' movie. Those words seemed especially fitting following Friday night's heavyweight bout between Oakdale and Central Catholic on the gridiron. The two teams entered David Patton Memorial Field undefeated in the 2015 regular season finale. Up for grabs, bragging rights for the next calendar year, a high ranking in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs and the 2015 Valley Oak League (VOL) title. After four hard-fought quarters, all these ...

November 11, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Varsity Lady Mustangs Win VOL Volleyball Title

2015 was a huge success for the Oakdale Lady Mustangs volleyball club. The team went 14-0 in league play, resulting in their second consecutive Valley Oak League championship.

November 11, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Oakdale Cross Country Sends Two To Sections

The final page has been written for some of the Mustang and Lady Mustang clubs in the 2015 season. Oakdale's cross country and girls tennis club's seasons came to an end this past week.

November 11, 2015 | | Local Sports


Two NHRA Season Champs Crowned At Las Vegas Event

The 15th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals saw the crowning of the season champions in two of the four professional categories.

November 04, 2015 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Colts Fall To Rival Buffaloes

On a night where The Corral was abuzz with activity, the junior varsity boys hosted the Manteca Buffaloes on Friday, Oct. 30. The Colts fell to the visiting rivals 40-21, despite finding the end zone first.

November 04, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Stampede Scoreboard

The Oakdale Stampede youth football teams held their regular season finale on Saturday, Oct. 30 at The Corral. Three of the Stampede clubs punched their ticket to the 2015 playoffs. The rookies, junior varsity and varsity teams all advanced to the playoffs and will host the Turlock Bulldogs on Saturday, Nov. 7. In the regular season finale, Oakdale junior varsity knocked off the Modesto Broncos 33-6. Touchdowns by Zeke Saffer and Kyle Redding helped the Stampede take the win. The peewee team fell 27-14 and the varsity took a 44-6 defeat.

November 04, 2015 | | Local Sports


Varsity Soccer Mustangs Take Second In VOL Play

The defending Sac-Joaquin Section champion Mustangs varsity soccer team ended the regular season with a pair of victories. Oakdale doubled up Weston Ranch 4-2 on Monday, Oct. 26 and followed up with a 2-1 edging of Central Catholic for Senior Night 2015 on Wednesday, Oct. 28.

November 04, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Water Polo Lady Mustangs Claim Sixth Straight Crown

The OHS varsity Lady Mustangs water polo team welcomed rival Sonora to town in the 2015 regular season finale Wednesday, Oct. 28. With a 7-5 victory at the Oakdale City Pool, the girls earned their sixth consecutive Valley Oak League title. To make the match up even memorable, four seniors were honored before the start of the contest.

November 04, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Final Push On For Mustang Clubs

Some of Oakdale's fall sports programs are gearing up for CIF Section play, while others are entering their final regular season games of the 2015 campaign. Girls golf, volleyball, boys water polo and cross country are all heading into the final stretch of the season.

November 04, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Varsity Football Mustangs Rough Up Manteca

Senior Night 2015 was a gridiron success for the Mustangs. Oakdale clicked on all cylinders during the team's 45-14 dismantling of the visiting Manteca Buffaloes. The Mustangs (9-0 overall, 6-0 VOL) got things rolling defensively as they made a statement early in the first quarter. With the Buffaloes driving in Oakdale territory, Manteca converted on a fourth-and-two from the 27 yard line. On third-and-eight Manteca attempted a pass in the end zone but it fell incomplete. Manteca went for it on fourth down but Oakdale senior Ben Solario matched the Buffalo wide receiver step for step and deflected the ...

November 04, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


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Gators Honored In End Of Season Ceremony

Oakdale's youth swim club, the Oakdale Gators recently ended their summer season and on Thursday, July 28 the club held its end of the ...

August 03, 2016 | | Local Sports


Seventh Place Finish For Dahm At NPC Nationals

Oakdale's J.R. Dahm competed in the 2016 National Physique Committee (NPC) Junior Master Nationals in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on July 20. Dahm, who advanced ...

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


Big Time Wrestling Coming To Modesto

Saturday night, Aug. 13 John Thurman Field will transform from the home of the Modesto Nuts to the squared circle of Big Time Wrestling (BTW ...

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


OHS Sports Boosters Seek New Membership

The Oakdale High School Sports Boosters Club is seeking new membership for the 2016-2017 school year. Four membership levels are available for purchase and each ...

August 03, 2016 | | Local Sports


WWE Live In Stockton

The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is about ready to make its highly anticipated return to the area. On Saturday, Aug. 6 the WWE will be ...

August 03, 2016 | | Local Sports


2016 NHRA Toyota/Sonoma Nationals Brings Back Memories

It was 10 years ago when a young, local driver from Oakdale claimed the Funny Car title at the Toyota/Sonoma Nationals event. His name ...

August 03, 2016 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Gone are the days when I used to fish through the summer heat. Call it what you want, "I call it being smart." Rarely have ...

August 03, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


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