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NHRA Season Thunders To Life In Pomona

The 57th annual Circle K NHRA Winter Nationals thundered into the history books this past weekend in Pomona, despite inclement weather during the first two days. A few showers may have cost one round of qualifying, but it wasn't going to dampen the performance in any of the three NHRA Mello Yello professional categories. The cool weather conditions did bring out some thundering performances.

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


Wrestling Mustangs Pin Down Ninth Straight Blue Banner

History was made inside Lincoln High School in Stockton on Saturday, Feb. 4 as the Oakdale Mustangs varsity wrestling team won its ninth straight Sac-Joaquin Section title. The boys dominated the competition to claim another blue banner after defeating Benicia 51-18 in the finals.

February 08, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8

February 08, 2017 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Soccer Drops Sixth Straight

Since winning their only league game of the season on Jan. 17, the varsity girls soccer team has now dropped six straight league games. Oakdale's (3-15-0, 1-10-0) latest struggles were a 7-0 road loss to Sierra (19-2-0, 10-1-0) on Tuesday, Jan. 31 and a 3-1 road loss to Lathrop (4-9-0, 4-7-0).

February 08, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustang Varsity Boys Back In Playoff Hunt For Soccer

Just over a week ago the varsity boys soccer team was on the outside looking in to the upcoming playoff picture. Following a pair of league wins this past week, Oakdale now sits in fourth place in the Valley Oak League standings and improved their chances of making it to the postseason. Oakdale knocked off Sierra 3-2 in a big road showdown on Monday, Jan. 30 and followed that with a 6-0 home win over Lathrop to climb up in the standings.

February 08, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Shorthanded Lady Mustangs Drop Two Of Three

Injuries to numerous players left the varsity Lady Mustangs basketball team shorthanded in a trio of league games this past week. The squad was without Zoe Gillen and Maddy Brewer in a 38-26 home loss to Sierra on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Oakdale shook off the loss and answered with a 56-49 road win over Weston Ranch on Thursday, Feb. 2. Over the weekend the girls hosted Lathrop on Saturday but could not earn the home win as they fell 44-36 to the visiting Spartans.

February 08, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustangs Boy Hoopsters Suffer Tough VOL Losses

Two recent league games for the Oakdale varsity boys' basketball team ended in defeat. Oakdale's (4-21, 1-10) difficult week started with a 46-32 home loss to Weston Ranch (14-10, 6-5) on Wednesday, Feb. 1 and then featured a heartbreaking 45-43 road loss to Kimball (6-18, 2-9) later in the week.

February 08, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

There's a tree in my neighborhood that's been my springtime indicator for the past 20 years. It's an almond tree that I glance at every morning on my way to work, especially this time of year. Many old-time fishermen will tell you that you can tell when springtime fishing is here by the blossoming of the local almond trees. The one in my neighborhood has yet to blossom but it's close. I've learned over the years that if I was to wait for the weather to tell me when spring is here, I would have ...

February 08, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1

February 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Freshman Female Phenom Finds Success On Mat

Oakdale High School wrestling is the gold standard for wrestling in the area. They have 10 straight Section Titles to prove it. Oakdale's success is guided by the leadership of the coaching staff led by Steve Strange, and the senior wrestlers each year mentoring the younger wrestlers in the program. This year, one of the new faces to the team is freshman Faalia Martinez.

February 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

First: Virginia Whitworth, Sylvia Colyn, Donna Uhler, Michelle Schilber - 129

February 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustang Hoopsters Split League Road Games

Oakdale's varsity girls basketball team hit the road this week for a pair of Valley Oak League contests. On Tuesday, Jan. 24 the Lady Mustangs (12-9, 2-6) visited the first place Manteca Buffaloes (11-9, 8-0). Oakdale led 14-13 at the half, but struggled in the second half. Manteca outscored the Lady Mustangs 15-4 in the third quarter and did not let up. Zoe Gillen posted a double-double for Oakdale scoring 10 points and pulling down 10 boards in the loss. Krissy Lolonis also turned in an impressive stat line scoring nine points, eight assists and recording three steals.

February 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustang Hoop Boys Win Wild Double OT Home Game

It has been nearly two calendar years since the Oakdale varsity boys basketball team won a Valley Oak League game. Their last league victory came on Feb. 11, 2015 under then-head coach Jeremy Fields. Since the team has gone 0-23 in VOL play; however, that streak came to an end in dramatic fashion on Wednesday night, Jan. 25 with a 69-65 double overtime home win over East Union.

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


Two Wrestlers Take Top Honors In Gilroy Tourney

Competing in the two day Mid-Cals in Gilroy, the Oakdale Mustang wrestling team took eight of their wrestlers to the Bay Area over the weekend. Out of the eight, senior Abel Garcia and junior Colbey Harlan outdueled the tenacious competition in their respective weight classes. As a team the Mustangs placed fourth overall.

February 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Wins Tough To Come By For Oakdale Squads

For both the boys and girls Oakdale varsity soccer teams, the winter has not been kind. Both teams suffered a pair of league losses this past week and those losses put their playoff hopes in jeopardy.

February 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

March 08, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Early Season Victories On Links For Golf Boys

Oakdale's boys golf team is back on the course and off to a busy start to the 2017 season.

March 08, 2017 | | Local Sports


Harlan, Garcia Pin Down Second Place Wrestling Honors

Six Mustang wrestlers earned the right to make the trip to Bakersfield this past weekend to compete in the 2017 CIF California High School State ...

March 08, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

18 Hole Ladies

March 08, 2017 | | Local Sports


Two Shutout Wins For Softball Squad

Two games, two wins this week for the varsity Oakdale Lady Mustangs softball team. Oakdale defeated the defending Sac-Joaquin Section Champion Ceres Bulldogs on Tuesday ...

March 08, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Varsity Baseball Takes Two Of Three In Non-League Play

Three games in four days kept the Oakdale varsity baseball team busy this past week. In two of three games, the boys were victorious with ...

March 08, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Tennis Team Falls Short Against Visiting Orestimba

Taking the court for their first action of the season, Escalon's tennis team took a 7-2 loss to Orestimba on Friday, Feb. 24.

March 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


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