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Oakdale Varsity Girls Swim Away With Win

The Oakdale Aquatic Center welcomed Sierra to town on Tuesday, April 5 in a Valley Oak League showdown. Oakdale's varsity girls dominated the visitors in a lopsided 128-42 dismissal.

April 13, 2016 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustang Soccer Drops Two Of Three

The varsity girls soccer team's high-powered offense seemed to run out of gas this past week. Oakdale played three games and failed to score goals in two of them, losing 2-0 to Manteca and 2-0 to Sierra. However, the girls managed to put together a 4-2 road win over East Union in between those losses.

April 13, 2016 | | Local Sports


Springtime Hunting And Spear Guns

Bow Hunting for Spring Turkeys?

April 13, 2016 | By CARRIE WILSON California Department Of Fish And Wildlife | Local Sports


Rain, Mud, Wind Don’t Dampen Competition

Loyal fans from across the United States gathered under their umbrellas and EZ Ups, bundled up in ponchos and hats and made their way to the 65th annual PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo. The weekend extravaganza saw plenty of rain and mud but did not keep the excited crowd away.

April 13, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Softball Squad Turns Focus To East Union

After putting away Sierra and Central Catholic, the Oakdale varsity Lady Mustangs softball team has improved to 6-0 in Valley Oak League action and 12-0 overall for the season. On Tuesday, April 12 the Lady Mustangs faced their league rival, East Union (13-0, 5-0) on the road, in a game played after The Leader went to press.

April 13, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


OHS Girls Basketball Coaches Offer Clinics

Coaches from all three Oakdale High School girls' basketball levels have joined together to help out the younger kids in Oakdale who are interested in improving their skills. Any girls from fourth through eighth grades are encouraged to come out to the OHS Main Gym for this free clinic. Each Monday and Wednesday from now through May 25 from 2:45 p.m. to 4 p.m., several of Oakdale's experienced coaches will be on hand to help improve the young girls' basketball playing skills. The experienced and knowledgeable staff includes varsity head coach Julie Ford, junior varsity coach ...

April 13, 2016 | | Local Sports


Varsity Baseball Team Wins First VOL Game

After a rocky start to the Valley Oak League schedule, the varsity baseball Mustangs put together seven strong and complete innings to defeat visiting East Union 5-1. Oakdale entered the game 0-3 in league play after a 3-2 road loss to East Union (5-8, 2-2) on Wednesday, April 6.

April 13, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Last weekend a friend and I went fishing at Lake Amador. Lake Amador is the place that I used to dream about when I was a kid. As a family, we would camp there several times a year and fish there just about every other weekend. There's pretty much a story that goes along with every stretch of bank on Lake Amador for me. The fishing hasn't always been the best, but every lake has its good and bad days. It's strange how everything looked so much bigger back then. Lake Amador has become a special place ...

April 13, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Two Oakdale Athletes Nominated For Honor

By DENNIS D. CRUZ

April 06, 2016 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports


Olivo To Start Season On Sacramento Roster

Oakdale's Miguel Olivo could be one wicked foul tip or home plate collision to Buster Posey away from getting the call back up to the major leagues for the 2016 season.

April 06, 2016 | By RICHARD PALOMA | Local Sports


Boys Hoopsters Honored For Work Ethic, Progress

In a season that may not have been full of highlights on the court, the teams and coaches for the 2015-2016 season agreed it was full of memories for all three boys' basketball levels. Their collective records did not tell the full story of the shaky season; the laughter, hard work and progress throughout the season did.

April 06, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

April is the month that I get most excited about when thinking about going fishing. My personal best was caught during the month of April, nearly 10 years ago. As a bass fisherman, catching a bass over 10 pounds is extremely rare. Naturally, it becomes a goal of just about every fisherman that I know. Before finally breaking the 10 pound mark, I caught many that weighted over five pounds and a handful that were slightly over nine pounds. I quickly became frustrated to the point of wondering if I was ever going to catch one over 10 pounds. When ...

April 06, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


County’s Miracle League Plans Opening Day Fun

Join the Miracle League of Stanislaus County on Saturday, April 9, for an Opening Day celebration beginning at 9 a.m., followed by the first official game at 10 a.m. The spring season officially kicks off with a ceremony, followed by a parade of teams, donor recognition and a ceremonial first pitch. All festivities will take place at Miracle League Field near the corner of Pelandale Avenue and Tully Road, next to Big Valley Grace Church. The facility fills a specific need in Stanislaus County and all are welcome to join in for a day of baseball, food and ...

April 06, 2016 | | Local Sports


Varsity Lady Mustangs Roll To Three Victories

The varsity softball girls improved to 4-0 in league play after a huge 24-0 blowout over the Lathrop Spartans. Oakdale's (10-0, 4-0) convincing road win over Lathrop (1-5, 0-3) began with Oakdale scoring 11 runs in the bottom of the first inning and never looking back.

April 06, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Mustangs Corral Championship At Tournament

Three games, three wins for the Oakdale varsity Mustangs baseball team. In the team's annual three day Spring Break Mark Dickens Invitational sponsored by Golden Bear Physical Therapy and Sports Injury Center Inc., the Mustangs beat Dos Palos 15-0, Beyer 5-3 and in the finals declawed the Tigers of Tokay, 8-3.

April 06, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


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Mustang Wrestlers Battle During Busy Travel Week

Coming off their impressive East Coast trip, Oakdale wrestlers made short work of Central Catholic on Wednesday night, Jan. 4. The 61-18 Mustang victory secured ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

One of the most helpless feelings I've ever felt was while sitting in a vehicle that had gone out of control. There was really ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fish And Game Events Offered During Winter

The California Department of Fish and Game has scheduled a variety of weekend programs and activities throughout the winter months. This is the perfect time ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local Sports


Tough Times Continue For Lady Mustang Soccer

With rain falling from the darkened sky, and plenty of mud puddles on the field, the Oakdale Lady Mustangs played their lone soccer game of ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local Sports


Benedictine College Next Stop For OHS Alum Trent

Former Oakdale High School football standout Frankie Trent has spent the last two years in Chico. Trent dazzled Mustang fans on Friday nights while in ...

January 11, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Valley Oak League Play For Soccer Boys

After a long holiday absence from the field, Oakdale's soccer squads returned to action for a pair of Valley Oak League games. For the ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local Sports


Successful 2016 Season For Paddock In Competition

Austin Paddock, a 2014 Oakdale High School graduate, is coming off his most successful year to date in the world of cutting horse competition. In ...

January 04, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Wrestlers Compete Well At Pennsylvania Meet

Oakdale wrestling is well known throughout the state of California and this past week, the Mustangs put themselves on the national stage. In their biggest ...

January 04, 2017 | | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4

January 04, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustang Basketball Squads Gear Up For Busy Schedule

The varsity basketball boys continue to improve but just can't find a way to translate that improvement into victories. The varsity team fell 48-38 ...

January 04, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

For the 19th year in a row, I'm in Arizona to start the New Year. Being that I'm so close to the Mexican ...

January 04, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Top Sports Summed Up For 2016 Second Half

During the summer of 2016 local resident sports figures displayed their talents nationwide. From Ultimate Fighter Michael "Mayday" McDonald, to body builder J.R. Dahm ...

January 04, 2017 | | Local Sports


A Look Back For The Sports Community

In what was a fascinating 2016 for the Oakdale sports community, it is hard to choose a select few. In this week's edition, we ...

December 28, 2016 | | Local Sports


Mustang Wrestlers Head To Pennsylvania Tourney

No rest for the Oakdale wrestling team during the winter break. The highly accomplished grapplers competed in the Mike Tamana Invite at Modesto Junior College ...

December 28, 2016 | | Local Sports


League Honors Awarded To Football Mustangs

With the 2016 football season in the books, the coaches met up for the annual Valley Oak League honors selection. This meeting took place prior ...

December 28, 2016 | | Local Sports


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