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Best Of The West Wrestling Hits Merced

This Saturday night, Sept. 9, independent wrestling invades Merced. Best of the West will be holding a televised event, IGNITION, at American Legion Post 83 in Merced with bell time set for 6 p.m.

September 06, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustangs Beat The Heat, Gauchos On Gridiron

Oakdale's home opener Friday night against El Capitan was a hot ticket. This was the first time Oakdale stepped foot on the new look field at The Corral, and it was the first time fans got to welcome back their state championship team. With temperatures reaching triple digits, the game was pushed back to 8 p.m. and by the time stretching was over and the National Anthem was sung, it was closer to 8:40 p.m.

September 06, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 6

September 06, 2017 | | Local Sports


Inaugural Oakdale Soccer Club Season Slated

This weekend the first season of the new Oakdale Soccer Club will kick off at T.L. Davis Sports Complex.

September 06, 2017 | | Local Sports


JV, Freshman Football Squads Dismiss El Capitan

Thursday night the freshman Oakdale Ponies saddled up and headed to Merced to face El Capitan under the lights. Oakdale was not fazed by the road trip and dominated the home team 56-6. Picking up where he left off against Sonora, Zeke Saffar rumbled his way to another big game. The young tailback ripped off four touchdowns and nearly 200 yards as he scored from 75, 30, 25 and 10 yards out.

September 06, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Lady Golfers Sink East Union

For nearly a decade, the East Union Lancers golf team dominated the Valley Oak League. However, for the second straight season, Oakdale's Lady Mustangs defeated the Lancers on the golf course. On Thursday afternoon, Aug. 31 Oakdale defeated East Union 215-265. This was Oakdale's Valley Oak League season opener, due to their regular season opener against Kimball having been rescheduled for Sept. 18. In the victory at Oakdale Golf and Country Club Oakdale's Makayla Christiansen shot a team low 40 through nine holes. Madi Blanc shot an impressive 41 while Shealynn Hanrahan shot 42. Also competing for ...

September 06, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Boating accidents happen. Surprisingly, 80 percent of all boating fatality victims would have survived if they had been wearing a life jacket. Once an accident occurs, it is often too difficult, and usually too late, to don a life jacket. Imagine trying to put a seatbelt on while in the middle of a crash! Once you're ejected from the boat there's no guarantee that you will be conscious when your body comes to rest in the water. One of the most common complaints about lifejackets is that they're too bulky, or too hot, they now have all ...

September 06, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Volleyball Serves Up Mixed Results

Two games, one victory and one defeat, went on the books for the Lady Mustangs varsity volleyball team this past week.

September 06, 2017 | | Local Sports


Torrence, Beckman Capture $100,000 Nitro Shootouts

The TRAXXAS Nitro Shootout for Top Fuel and Funny Car is literally a 'race within a race.' Each year at Indy, this special event is hosted that pits the best eight Top Fuel cars against each other for bragging rights and a $100,000 cash purse in a highly competitive battle run during qualifying on Saturday and Sunday.

September 06, 2017 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Stampede Scoreboard

Week one of the Oakdale youth football campaign was this past Saturday, as the Stampede squads traveled to Manteca to take on the Buffaloes in CenCal Junior Football League action.

August 30, 2017 | | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 30

August 30, 2017 | | Local Sports


Labor Day Weekend Triathlon In Bear Valley

The picturesque setting of Alpine County is the location for the exciting 25th Annual Bear Valley Triathlon. The popular Central Sierra Labor Day Weekend tradition will be held on Sunday morning, Sept. 3, the day before Labor Day Monday, at Bear Lake, in Bear Valley Village.

August 30, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

While driving home from Sacramento earlier in the week, my son reminded me of two of my favorite activities that fewer of our youth are participating in now more than ever. Tackle football has shown a big decline in participation over the past ten years for obvious reasons, unfortunately so has fishing. As someone who works with youth daily, I'm amazed at how many of them have never been fishing before. Unfortunately, a lot of kids nowadays would rather sit at home and play an online game than getting out and going fishing. The fishing industry has definitely taken ...

August 30, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Varsity Football Mustangs Avenge Loss To Sonora

While 2016 was a memorable season for the Oakdale Mustangs varsity football team – ultimately winning the CIF State Championship – the season started off on an alarming 27-13 loss to rival Sonora in the 100th meeting between the two schools. Fast forward to this past Friday night and the Mustangs did more than return the favor; they silenced any doubters that they had during the offseason. Using brilliant blocking by their offensive line, a ruthless running game and a determined defense, the Mustangs walked out of Sonora with a 47-13 road win in hand to kick off the new campaign.

August 30, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Clean Sweep Of Sonora For JV, Freshman Football

Zero week for the Oakdale football program was a productive one. The freshman and junior varsity teams were in action against Sonora this past week and it was Oakdale galloping away from the Wildcats in both affairs.

August 30, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


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Escalon’s Solari Takes Win At 99 Speedway Opener

After four aborted attempts due to rain, the Stockton 99 Speedway successfully launched its 2018 season under clear blue skies on Sunday afternoon, April 8.

April 10, 2018 | By DALE BOSOWSKI Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Junior Varsity Tournament Halted By Spring Rains

The Oakdale High School junior varsity baseball team hosted its annual Rotary Club Spring Tournament this past week. Oakdale went 2-0 but the championship round ...

April 10, 2018 | | Local Sports


NHRA Does The Four-Step In Las Vegas

If you ever thought 10,000 plus horsepower, fire breathing race cars, racing side by side at speeds well over 300 mph was extreme – try ...

April 10, 2018 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

Beauty and the Beast - 1 Best Ball + One Worst Ball

April 10, 2018 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

My latest addiction has been online tackle shopping through the various Facebook fishing Flea Market pages. Some of the deals that I've found have ...

April 10, 2018 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Junior Olympics Boxing Coming To Oakdale

Oakdale High School will welcome in some exciting young boxers on Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22.

April 10, 2018 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Get Back On Track Against Kimball

Last season the Kimball High School girls track and field team defeated the Oakdale varsity girls team, ending their long undefeated streak in Valley Oak ...

April 04, 2018 | | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4

April 04, 2018 | | Local Sports


Softball’s Varsity Squad Off To 3-0 League Start

The 2018 Valley Oak League season is underway and for the Oakdale High School varsity softball team, it has been an impressive start. Oakdale had ...

April 04, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Golfers Remain Perfect In VOL Competition

The 2018 campaign has so far been a promising one for the Oakdale High School boys golf team. In their latest match Oakdale hit the ...

April 04, 2018 | | Local Sports


Season Honors Awarded In Girls Basketball

The Oakdale High School girls basketball teams have handed out the end of the season awards. Coaches, players and fans all gathered for the ceremony ...

April 04, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Mustang Varsity Baseball Wins Two Of Three

Monday, March 26 the Oakdale Mustangs hosted East Union but came up short 7-4 in extra innings. However, the Mustangs bounced back with a sweep ...

April 04, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Tennis Boys Split Pair Of League Matches

Two matches on the court recently produced one win for the Oakdale High School boys tennis team.

April 04, 2018 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Having a week off from work couldn't have come at a more perfect time. Aside from a few gusts of wind, an occasional sea ...

April 04, 2018 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Mixed Results For Mustang Swim Teams

In a double dual meet that featured Ripon, East Union and Oakdale on Friday, March 23 the Oakdale boys defeated East Union 116-52 and the ...

March 28, 2018 | | Local Sports


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