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Lady Mustangs Topple Sonora In Thriller To Claim VOL Lead

It felt like several minutes had passed, but Oakdale High's varsity volleyball team finally did 'get to the point' of their Valley Oak League statement on Oct. 3.

October 10, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Athlete of the Week - Kaitlin Van Ryn

In a week that saw several standout individual performances, selection for Athlete of the Week recognition didn't come easy. In the end, the honor went to varsity volleyball player and outside hitter Kaitlin Van Ryn. The junior erupted for a thrilling serving fiesta during Oakdale's 2-0 win over Patterson on Saturday at the Oakdale Varsity Invitational.

October 03, 2012 | | High School Sports


Sunk By Ripon - Water Polo Boys Drop VOL Match, Girls Win Tourney

The streak of undefeated conference titles for Oakdale High's varsity boys water polo team has ended at four.

October 03, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Fall Sports Wrap - Roller Coaster Season Continues For Mustang Athletes

Between a big upcoming volleyball match and the scattering wins and losses of Oakdale High soccer and tennis players, it has been an up-and-down season for OHS athletes this fall. Following is a summary of recent action.

October 03, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Mustang Volleyball 2-0 In VOL, 5-3 In Host Tourney

Kaitlin Van Ryn was never taught to share.

September 26, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Fall Sports Wrap - Multiple Mustang Squads Impressive

The Oakdale High Water Polo program opened the Valley Oak League season with a varsity sweep of Kimball on Sept. 19. Following is a summary of that action and other results for boys soccer, girls tennis and girls golf.

September 26, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Athlete of the Week - Hayley Benson

It didn't take long for Oakdale's reigning Sac-Joaquin Section Division II runner-up girls water polo team to be tested in Valley Oak League play. The Lady Mustangs struggled to achieve quality possessions and allowed Kimball to threaten late over a 4-2 victory over the Jaguars on Thursday.

September 26, 2012 | | High School Sports


Fall Sports Wrap - Big Wins Lead The Way For Mustang Success

Between lower level volleyball tournament championships, lower level football, upcoming local volleyball tournaments and the constant barrage of Valley Oak League athletics, things have been busy for Oakdale High athletes on the court, soccer field, pool and gridiron.

September 19, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


2012 OHS Girls Cross Country Preview - On Course: Lady Mustangs Put Focus On Youth

Liz Erwin has more varsity letters than she needs to spell her first name.

September 12, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


2012 OHS Girls Water Polo Preview - Playing For The Polo Playoffs

When Oakdale High varsity girls water polo coaches and players coyly say they want to do even better than last year's playoff finish, they only mean one thing - win a section title.

September 12, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


2012 OHS Boys Water Polo Preview - New Faces On The Open Water

Like a scene from Jaws, the water surrounding Oakdale High's Adam Lahey settled to an eerie calm this summer.

September 12, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Athlete of the Week - OHS Girls Tennis

In a week where individuals struggled to produce one tremendous performance, the collective efforts of Oakdale High's girls tennis team stood out the most. Facing two of the best teams in the league, Oakdale erupted onto the Valley Oak League schedule with one-sided victories over Weston Ranch and Kimball.

September 12, 2012 | | High School Sports


2012 OHS Boys Cross Country Preview - Course Work: Young Oakdale Runners Look To Impress

Isaiah Aguilar doesn't know it yet, but that tingling feeling on the back of his neck is a result of the crosshairs planted on his back by fellow Oakdale High sophomore, Octavio Padilla.

September 12, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


2012 OHS Girls Golf Preview - New-Look Mustangs Shooting For Success

The departure of 10 of Oakdale High's 14 girl golfers from 2011 has given the program an extreme makeover in 2012, but Oakdale coach Lee McGhee says the reality show is far from over.

September 05, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


2012 OHS Girls Tennis Preview - Smart Service: Girls Tennis Gunning For Top Spot

If Oakdale High varsity girls tennis coach Judy Vejar had a Facebook page, her first status update would likely proclaim the team's quest for a Valley Oak League title in 2012.

September 05, 2012 | 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 dcruz@oakdaleleader.com | 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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