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Fishing Report

There's and old saying that goes "someone's always going to catch fish." This is especially true on the Delta. This past weekend seemed like the perfect day to get out fishing, I couldn't have asked for better fishing conditions. The fish on the other hand weren't cooperating, causing me to struggle to put a limit in the boat. Once at the boat ramp I could overhear other boaters that had similar struggles. Then of course I got home and looked at some of that day's tournament weights and realized that there were quite a few ...

March 22, 2017 | | Local Sports


Swim Teams Open VOL Action With Pair Of Opponents

On Tuesday, March 14 the Oakdale swim team hosted Manteca and Weston Ranch in their opening meet of the Valley Oak League season. Oakdale's varsity boys defeated Weston Ranch 129-20 but fell to Manteca 130-70. In Lady Mustang action, Oakdale made a strong statement defeating Weston Ranch 136-31 and Manteca 124-46.

March 22, 2017 | | Local Sports


Inclement Weather Delays Completion Of March Meet

The NHRA Heritage Drag Racing Series kicked off at the 59th annual March Meet at the famed Auto Club Famoso Raceway, just north of Bakersfield. The racing wasn't just on the track, but also against the weather. The weather started out good until race day, when the winds, rain and hail came. The race was finally halted on Sunday, with the final rounds in every category being delayed until Monday, March 6.

March 15, 2017 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Something must give, how much longer before a fishing license is going to cost over a hundred dollars? My recent purchase of my annual fishing license cost me more than $60 this year. I did purchase a double rod stamp which added $14 to the cost. As much as I wanted to say no to the purchase of a double rod stamp, I knew that if I passed on it, there would be a time when I wished I would have purchased it. Curious, I did some research and found out that in 1980, a California resident could purchase an ...

March 15, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Boys Open Valley Oak League Play With Pair Of Tennis Wins

After nearly two weeks away from the court, the Oakdale High School boys tennis team returned to action. On Wednesday, March 8 the boys hosted Weston Ranch in the Valley Oak League season opener. The Mustangs did not look fazed by the layoff and defeated the visiting Cougars 9-0. In singles action Zack Miller defeated Ian Obiso in straight sets 6-1, 6-2. Daniel Lubeck knocked off Yeng Vang 6-0, 6-1. Oakdale's number three singles Isaiah Canchola battled Brendan Lee in the match of the day. Canchola fell 4-6 but bounced back in the second set to win 7-6 (8-6 ...

March 15, 2017 | | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15

March 15, 2017 | | Local Sports


OHS Baseball Program Welcomes New Freshman Coach

As the start of Valley Oak League play approaches for the Oakdale High School baseball teams, the program welcomed in a new coach for the freshman program. A familiar face on the sidelines on Friday nights for the junior varsity football team, Coach Joey Machado has now taken over the reins as head coach of the Mustangs freshman baseball club.

March 15, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Oakdale’s Own March Madness A Splashing Success

Nearly two dozen schools gathered inside the Oakdale High School Aquatics Center on Saturday for the annual Mustang March Madness Invite under sunny skies, competitors performing in a number of events in the pool.

March 15, 2017 | | Local Sports


Golfers Card Strong Start To VOL Play

The Oakdale golf boys are off to a 4-0 start in the Valley Oak League action. This past week Oakdale knocked off visiting Central Catholic and East Union, and took first place honors on Monday, March 6 in their annual Oakdale Cup event.

March 15, 2017 | | Local Sports


Free Boat Inspections On Sunday, March 19

The 11th annual free boat inspection by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is scheduled at the Cost Less Parking Lot (by Cindy's Restaurant) at 888 N. Yosemite Ave., Oakdale, this coming weekend.

March 15, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustangs Craft Strong Efforts At County Meet

In a two day span the Oakdale High School track and field team made two statements: First that they are still the best in the Valley Oak League, and second that they are top four in Stanislaus County. Thursday afternoon, March 9 Oakdale hosted Weston Ranch in the first Valley Oak League meet of the new season. Both the boys and girls dominated the Cougars having won at all four levels of competition. The varsity boys won 78-54, varsity girls won 120-14, junior varsity boys steamrolled to a 97-31 victory and the junior varsity girls shut out the Cougars 108-0 ...

March 15, 2017 | | Local Sports


Tournaments Keep Oakdale Diamond Boys On The Go

All three levels of Oakdale baseball competed in tournaments this past week, with freshmen, JV and varsity all getting in some solid action. The varsity boys traveled to Turlock to participate in the Pedretti Tournament at Pedretti Park. The Mustangs played three games and went 3-0 to share first place with Gregori. Eight teams played in the tournament. The three day tournament began on Thursday, March 9 and concluded on Saturday afternoon.

March 15, 2017 | | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8

March 08, 2017 | | Local Sports


BACK ON TRACK

Oakdale hosted a multi-team meet on Thursday at The Corral, with runners, jumpers, throwers and hurdlers are getting the chance to work on their individual events and see how they measure up against athletes from such schools as Linden, Grace Davis and Escalon. Top photo, Oakdale and Escalon girls take off in a heat of the 100 while, at side, sophomore pole vaulter Justin Carlos clears the bar early in the competition. Voice of the Mustangs, Pete Simoncini, kept the crowd informed of the various events and results throughout the afternoon.

March 08, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Thanks to my full moon reminder from specificfeeds.com, I don't have to guess when the next full moon is. Especially this time of year when the full moon has such a huge effect on the spawning cycle. Our next full moon will be on Sunday the 12th of March. With the temperatures we've been having lately, the bass are sure to be up shallow either spawning, or getting ready to spawn. The biggest challenge for anglers looking to fish for spawning bass is the water clarity and the water levels. Most places continue to be muddied up ...

March 08, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


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Volleyball Team Falls In D III Opening Round

The 2017 Oakdale High School volleyball team's season came to an abrupt end on Halloween night.

November 08, 2017 | | Local Sports


Water Polo Boys Move To Semifinals

The Oakdale High School boys' water polo season stayed afloat with an 11-3 first round victory. On Friday, Nov. 3 the fourth ranked Mustangs defeated ...

November 08, 2017 | | Local Sports


Varsity Mustangs Rally For Win Over Raiders

Two teams: one goal, one championship. Friday night Nov. 3 the Oakdale Mustangs went into Central Catholic to do battle for Valley Oak League supremacy ...

November 08, 2017 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports


NHRA Championship Battles Tighten In Vegas

By MIKE BURGHARDT

November 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Football Mustangs Steamroll Spartans In Shutout At Corral

62-0. Yes, 62-0; the Oakdale varsity football Mustangs dominated the visiting Lathrop Spartans on Friday night. Oakdale scored 35 points in the first quarter and ...

November 01, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Rough End To Regular Season For Volleyball

Senior Night 2017 was full of energy and high hopes on the volleyball court. The Lady Mustangs varsity team entered Monday night, Oct. 23 tied ...

November 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Tennis Closes Campaign

Oakdale hosted the 2017 Valley Oak League Championship Tournament this past week, closing out the season on their home court.

November 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustang Golf Girls Earn Blue Section Banner

Putting the exclamation point on their season, the Oakdale golf girls played at Tracy Golf and Country Club for the Sac-Joaquin Section D III Championship ...

November 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Water Polo Squads Ready To Dive Into Playoffs

The 2017 regular water polo season came to a close this past week. On Tuesday, Oct. 24 both the boys and girls Oakdale water polo ...

November 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Stampede Gears Up For Cencal Playoffs

The regular season of the Cencal Youth Football League has come to a close. For the Oakdale varsity Stampede it ended on a high note ...

November 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

For those of us who've been fishing a while, I'm sure we've all heard the term "turnover" used. Turnover can happen several ...

November 01, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Mustangs Run Wild At VOL Cross Country Meet

The Valley Oak League Cross Country Championship meet was held Wednesday, Oct. 25 at Eagal Lakes in Tracy. For the freshman/sophomore boys and junior ...

November 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Volleyball Girls Dig Out Pair Of Wins

Oakdale's varsity volleyball girls are one step closer to wining their fourth straight Valley Oak League championship.

October 25, 2017 | | Local Sports


Girls Tennis Battles To 7-7 VOL Mark

The regular season came to a close for the Oakdale girls tennis team this past week. The girls dropped both of their road contests to ...

October 25, 2017 | | Local Sports


ABA Basketball Comes To The Valley

The American Basketball Association (ABA) is filled with a rich history and historic figures. The ABA was founded in 1967 and is still going strong ...

October 25, 2017 | | Local Sports


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