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Brown Nabs All-State Status

A.C. Brown's Oakdale High letterman jacket doesn't have enough spare room for a fly to land on a free space of virgin wool.

February 02, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports

Lady Mustang Senior Returns Pop To Lineup

They say two Clarks are better than one, but Oakdale High girls basketball coach Gary Smith is thrilled to at least have at one of them for the second half of Valley Oak League play.

February 02, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports

Mustangs Shellac Sonora, Ready For Team Sections

Since Oakdale High's wrestling team hadn't wrestled at home since Dec. 11, area wrestling fans may have forgotten why the Mustangs are currently ranked No. 4 overall in the state and considered one of the best teams in Central Valley history.

February 02, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports

Athletics For All - Short Or Tall, You Still Need A Booster

If you corner one of the dozens of Oakdale High coaches in the produce section at a local grocery store and ask them how you can help benefit their respective program, he or she will probably finish spinning that bag of apples and offer a simple reply:

February 02, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports

Thumbs Up For Homecoming

Recently adorned with a homecoming King crown by last year's winner, Blake Thompson, Oakdale High junior Justin Martinez is all smiles and all thumbs after receiving his 2011 selection from the OHS student body on Friday at the Mustang gymnasium. Martinez went on to watch Oakdale snare a basketball win over Kimball, and enjoyed homecoming festivities with fellow winners Haley Stout (queen), Mikey Stout (prince) and Kalkidan Curtis (princess). Look for additional photos in the February 2nd edition of The Oakdale Leader.

January 31, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports

Mustangs Ready For Wrestling’s Senior Night

All those Oakdale High seniors who have sat out Valley Oak League duals to prepare for big tournaments far away from home will give Mustang fans a special look at their top lineup for a senior night conference meet against visiting Sonora on Wednesday, Jan. 26.

January 26, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports

Mustangs Defeat Wildcats In Home Court Battle

Led by senior guard Vince Thompson's 15-points (including three 3-point baskets) Oakdale High's varsity boys basketball team bested Oak Valley League rival Sonora by a score of 55-45 on Friday night.

January 26, 2011 | Jeff Burghardt Special To The Leader | High School Sports

Lady Mustang Squads Keeping Up Hoops Fight

He admits the big losses are disturbing, but Oakdale High girls varsity basketball coach, Gary Smith, knows his injury ravaged program hasn't folded yet.

January 26, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports

Injury Plagued Varsity Basketball Girls Drop VOL Pair

For a minute and 34 seconds, Oakdale High's injury-plagued varsity girls basketball team stayed with East Union's Valley Oak League-leading program, grasping a 0-0 tie as both teams struggled to find the bottom of the net.

January 19, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports

Mustang Basketball: In Need of Wins

Vince Fauria's last-second three-pointer sailed toward the basket, carrying with it the appearance of everything Oakdale High desperately wanted in light of a three-point deficit against host East Union.

January 19, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


The buzz about this year's Oakdale High wrestling team didn't start when locals learned they might get state champion David Ferry in March of last year.

January 12, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports

Clark Could Be Lost To Lady Mustangs For Hoops Season

Four-year varsity standout on Oakdale High's girls basketball team, Cassandra Clark, could be done for the season after a devastating injury to her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in a tough loss to Weston Ranch this past week.

January 12, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports

Mustangs Take Second In Own Rotary Classic

Vince Thompson sent Oakdale High's varsity boys basketball team into another tournament championship game with another last-minute three-pointer in the semi-finals, but Oakdale couldn't stop a soaring Riverbank in the series finale on Thursday.

January 05, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports

Lady Mustangs Slip In Tournament Finale

An eight-point lead slipped away faster than Oakdale High's varsity girls basketball team could plug the leak, and Hilmar snuck in a 12-2 rally to snare a 47-42 win in the championship game of the recent Ripon Christian Tournament.

January 05, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports

Oakdale, Bakersfield Battle In Thrilling Dual Meet

There were as many state-ranked wrestlers as there were weight classes on Thursday in a hugely anticipated dual meet between Oakdale High and Bakersfield in Driller territory.

January 05, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports

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Rain Washes Out Trio Of Spring Events

Oakdale High School spring sports were expected to get under way this past week, but Mother Nature had other ideas.

March 05, 2014 | Dennis D. Cruz | High School Sports

Mustangs Muscle Their Way To Section Championship

Oakdale wrestlers made their presence felt at Vista Del Lago High School in Folsom on Saturday, Feb. 22 as they claimed the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV Championship. The Mustangs, much like they have all season, got out to a quick and dominant start and never looked back in having the most individual champions and nailing down the blue banner.

February 26, 2014 | Dennis D. Cruz | High School Sports

Senior Night Success For Lady Mustangs

It was a rough season for head basketball coach Justin Schwitters and the varsity Oakdale Lady Mustangs. In what got off to a promising start, winning five of their first six and going 11-5 throughout the first 16 games, including winning two Valley Oak League games (0-23 previously since 2012), things took a turn for the worse and the team members found themselves on a 10-game skid heading into Tuesday's season finale on Feb. 18. During the skid, Oakdale lost three of those games by four points or less, staying competitive but unable to nail down the wins.

February 26, 2014 | Dennis D. Cruz | High School Sports

Oakdale Wrestlers Claim Eighth Straight VOL Championship

On Saturday, Feb. 15 all eight high schools clashed for the Valley Oak League wrestling championship in Sonora. Oakdale, much like they have over the past seven years, dominated and claimed the title once again for an eighth consecutive year.

February 19, 2014 | Dennis D. Cruz | High School Sports

Valentine’s Day Heartbreak For Varsity Mustangs

Since beating Weston Ranch on Feb. 5, the varsity basketball boys have fallen on hard times, suffering back to back road losses to Kimball (71-49) and Lathrop (65-34). The boys looked to bounce back on Valentine's Day, Friday night, when their rivals the Sonora Wildcats came to town for Oakdale's Winter Homecoming.

February 19, 2014 | Dennis D. Cruz | High School Sports

D-IV Champions - Oakdale Wrestlers Power Their Way To Victory At Section Duals

The weather may have been wet and wild outside the gym at this year's Section Dual Tournament, hosted at Lincoln High School of Stockton, but the Oakdale Mustang wrestling team shined inside of it. With over 35 schools from Northern California showing up, the Oakdale Mustangs put on a clinic and took care of business to claim a Section blue banner on Feb. 8.

February 12, 2014 | DENNIS D. CRUZ | High School Sports

Varsity Boys Avoid Sweep By Weston Ranch

For the Oakdale Mustang boys basketball program, Wednesday night was full of mixed emotions. The freshman boys played physical but fell short, 44-41, to visiting Weston Ranch to kick off the trio of contests on Feb. 5. That was followed up by a lackluster performance from the Junior Varsity team, the squad losing 60-30. However, the night was salvaged with a 61-50 victory put up by the varsity boys.

February 12, 2014 | | High School Sports

Wrestlers Pin Down Valley Oak League Crown

Wednesday night, Oakdale wrestlers completed a perfect campaign, the squads finished the Valley Oak League schedule with a win over Sonora in both JV and Varsity. Both teams finished 7-0 and claimed the VOL Championship.

February 05, 2014 | | High School Sports

Lady Mustangs Fall To East Union

The last time East Union and Oakdale got together, the Lancers' head coach Jim Agostini referred to it as one of the hardest losses the program has experienced, as Oakdale hit a 3-point shot to force overtime and then banked in another trey to win it in the OT session.

February 05, 2014 | By JOHN-JOEL GRIFFITHS Special To The Leader | High School Sports

Thrilling Contests Come Down To Wire For Varsity Boys

Taking on Lathrop and Manteca this week, the Oakdale varsity basketball boys gained a split of the Valley Oak League contests, with each decided by just a few points.

January 29, 2014 | | High School Sports

Just Short - Missed Opportunities Lead To Lady Mustang Losses

Two games, two losses, each by two points.

January 29, 2014 | Marg Jackson | High School Sports

Oakdale Varsity Girls Go Overtime To Beat East Union

They needed two.

January 22, 2014 | Marg Jackson | High School Sports

Engel Tourney: Trent Named Outstanding Upperweight Wrestler

Three champions and the prestigious Most Outstanding Upperweight Wrestler honor came back to Oakdale from the weekend Lloyd C. Engel Tournament in neighboring Escalon.

January 15, 2014 | | High School Sports

Varsity Girls Prevail - Free Throws Key In Lady Mustangs Victory

Securing the first Valley Oak League victory in three seasons for coach Justin Schwitters, the Oakdale varsity Lady Mustangs basketball team took down Sierra by a 42-32 victory in recent play.

January 15, 2014 | | High School Sports

Basketball Boys Battle Through Preseason Finales

A furious fourth quarter saw Oakdale get close – but not quite close enough – as visiting Tracy walked off the Mustang gym floor with a 66-58 non-league victory in hand on Friday night.

January 08, 2014 | Marg Jackson | High School Sports

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