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Lady Mustangs Survive Water Polo Playoff Scare

Oakdale's defending six-time Valley Oak League champion, and defending three-time CIF Sac-Joaquin Section champion Lady Mustangs entered this season's water polo playoff tournament as the three seed in Division I. Oakdale hosted the visiting sixth seeded Granite Bay on Friday night. In what was a thrilling first round match, it was Oakdale that came out on top, 8-6, in overtime. The Lady Mustangs move on to the next round today, Nov. 9.

November 09, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Survive Water Polo Playoff Scare

Oakdale's defending six-time Valley Oak League champion, and defending three-time CIF Sac-Joaquin Section champion Lady Mustangs entered this season's water polo playoff tournament as the three seed in Division I. Oakdale hosted the visiting sixth seeded Granite Bay on Friday night. In what was a thrilling first round match, it was Oakdale that came out on top, 8-6, in overtime. The Lady Mustangs move on to the next round today, Nov. 9.

November 09, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Volleyball Girls Exit Playoffs With First Round Upset Loss

In the first round of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs, the Oakdale Lady Mustangs volleyball girls found themselves as the number seven seed. The defending Valley Oak League champions hosted 10th seeded El Camino in first round action on Tuesday night, Nov. 1. Oakdale's season came to a close in four sets; 27-25, 18-25, 25-27, 7-25.

November 09, 2016 | | Local Sports


Tennis Girls Advance In Section Competition

Following a successful Valley Oak League campaign, the Oakdale Lady Mustangs tennis girls earned a spot in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III tournament. In the opening round Oakdale hosted Patterson on Tuesday, Nov. 1. Like they had during the regular season, Oakdale got a strong performance by all members of the team. Six of Oakdale's singles won their matches and two of the three doubles teams won to power Oakdale to a 7-2 victory.

November 09, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

18 Hole Ladies

November 09, 2016 | | Local Sports


Hanko Competes In Rodeo

Frank Phillips College Rodeo placed fourth out of 17 colleges in the Southwest Region for the Men's Team at the Texas Tech College Rodeo held in mid-October.

November 09, 2016 | | Local Sports


Season Comes To A Close For Lady Mustang Golfers

A fifth place finish at the 2016 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Masters is how the Oakdale girls golf team's season came to an end. Although the team did not qualify to advance to the CIF NorCal Championship, they nonetheless had a memorable season.

November 09, 2016 | | Local Sports


Stampede Scoreboard

Mixed results for the Oakdale Stampede in the 2016 Cencal Playoffs this past weekend. For both the varsity and junior varsity football teams, it was a home evening in the first round of the playoffs. Eight teams made the tournament, with four teams from the AFC and four NFC representatives making the cut. Oakdale's varsity Stampede entered the tournament the number two seed in the AFC and played like the top ranked team. Oakdale plucked the third ranked Ceres Seahawks 46-12 Saturday night at The Corral on the Oakdale High School campus. Oakdale defeated Ceres in week four of ...

November 09, 2016 | | Local Sports


Runners Make History; Squads Section Bound

For the first time in Oakdale High School's cross country history, both the varsity boys and varsity girls teams have advanced to the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Meet. The historic feat was achieved on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the CIF Sac-Joaquin Sub-Sections at Frogtown in Angels Camp.

November 09, 2016 | | Local Sports


Playoff Preview

2016 was a roller coaster ride for the Oakdale Mustangs varsity football team. It seems like just yesterday Oakdale went to Sonora to face their former league rivals, and came up short to the Wildcats, 27-13. Veteran head coach Trent Merzon, with 17 years at the helm, and his staff did not panic but stayed the course. Oakdale then rattled off big non-league victories over Central Point, Oregon's Crater and went to the Bay Area and defeated Campolindo 28-21. The Mustangs then went on to win their first five Valley Oak League games. Their run came to an end ...

November 09, 2016 | | Local Sports


Mustangs Stun Central In VOL Season Finale

In front of approximately 6,000 fans at The Corral for the 2016 regular season finale against nemesis Central Catholic on Friday night, Nov. 4, the Mustangs gave the home crowd exactly what they wanted – a win.

November 09, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Win VOL; Eye Fourth Section Crown

It's another Valley Oak League title for the Oakdale Lady Mustangs varsity water polo team.

November 02, 2016 | | Local Sports


Rain Delays Tennis Play

Finishing the regular season with an 11-3 record, tied for second place in the Valley Oak League, Oakdale's Lady Mustangs tennis team went to compete in the 2016 VOL singles and doubles tournament this past week. The singles traveled to Manteca on Tuesday, Oct. 25. There the undefeated Tay Talamentes took first place. Talamentes has yet to lose in VOL action this season, and she and the Lady Mustangs hosted Patterson in team tourney play on Tuesday, Nov. 1 after The Leader went to press.

November 02, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

First Place: Dee Elston, Bonnie Booker, Rosalee Schmierer, Vicki Dallas - 124

November 02, 2016 | | Local Sports


Golfers Qualify For Masters

Lady Mustang golfers have had a memorable season. The young group that consists of freshmen and sophomores won the Valley Oak League title for the first time in over a decade. On Monday, Oct. 24 the girls packed up their clubs and headed to Serrano Country Club, in El Dorado Hills. The girls played 18 holes and competed in the 2016 Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Tournament. As a team, Oakdale shot 462 for a second place finish. Oakdale's 462 was nine strokes off the leader, Christian Brothers, but secured Oakdale's spot in the CIF Masters at The Reserve ...

November 02, 2016 | | Local Sports


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Fishing Report

I've been amazed lately on what I've seen in terms of anglers filming themselves while out fishing. I personally have a GoPro which ...

November 30, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Big Time Wrestlers Gather For ‘Holiday Havok’

For over 20 years, Big Time Wrestling has entertained Bay Area crowds. On Saturday night, Dec. 3 Big Time Wrestling invades Livingston at Livingston High ...

November 30, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Swimming For A Cause

The Oakdale Swim Masters will be hosting a swim fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 3 at Oakdale High School. The event will be a cancer awareness ...

November 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Stampede Squad Corrals CenCal Super Bowl Win

For the third time in seven years, the Oakdale Stampede earned the title "Super Bowl Champions." This past Saturday the team knocked off Manteca 44-24 ...

November 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Sports Slate

FRIDAY, NOV. 25

November 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Second Quarter Surge Lifts Oakdale To Win

The top seeded Oakdale Mustangs survived an early 16-7 first quarter deficit, falling behind early against eighth seeded Vista del Lago 63-35 on Friday night ...

November 23, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


SUCCESSFUL SEASON

Members of the Oakdale High School varsity girls water polo team and coach Diane Kline pose proudly with their Sac-Joaquin Section Division I runner-up plaque ...

November 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Heat Softball Squad Finds Success This Season

Take a short ride out to the OHS softball fields in the evening, and chances are you'll see a gaggle of young girls running ...

November 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

One of the many things that I've learned over the years is to not assume that there aren't any dishonest people around the ...

November 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Tight Lines

Thanksgiving, as we know it in the United States has deep roots in the history of our culture. It was first celebrated by the Pilgrims ...

November 23, 2016 | By DON MOYER | Local Sports


‘Big Time’ Wrestlers Coming To Region

Big Time Wrestling has entertained Bay Area crowds for more than 20 years. Now, they are making a trip to the Central Valley. On Saturday ...

November 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Mustang Sports Teams Gearing Up For Winter

Oakdale High School welcomes soccer to the winter slate of Mustang sports this season. Both the boys and girls will be suiting up for the ...

November 16, 2016 | | Local Sports


Stampede Scoreboard

The Oakdale Stampede varsity is one win away from winning the Super Bowl. The second seeded Stampede went to Atwater to take on the top ...

November 16, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Girls Fall In Water Polo Section Finals

They say all good things must come to an end. Unfortunately for the Oakdale varsity girls water polo team, their reign as three-time defending CIF ...

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


Gear Up For Annual MJC Turkey Trot Fun

Modesto Junior College Cross Country Team invites anyone looking for some exercise before their Thanksgiving Day dinner to participate in the 17th Annual Modesto Turkey ...

November 16, 2016 | | Local Sports


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