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VOL Track, Field Meet Sees Oakdale Dominance

On Saturday, May 6 Sierra High School hosted the annual Valley Oak League track and field championship meet. The Oakdale girls team placed first with a total team score of 121 points. Also taking first place were the JV boys and girls teams. Oakdale's JV boys scored a team total of 122 points, 43 points higher than second place Central Catholic and the JV girls totaled 193 points, 105 points higher than second place Lathrop. Oakdale's varsity boys totaled 45 points and placed sixth as a team.

May 10, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustangs Clinch League Title With Road Baseball Win

For the first time under head coach Nate Gregory, the Oakdale High School varsity baseball team has won the Valley Oak League title.

May 10, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Split Games In Valley Oak League Action

A roller coaster of emotions this past week for the Oakdale High School varsity girls softball team. On Wednesday, May 3 the girls (18-8, 9-4) went to Sierra High School in Manteca where they were shut out 2-0 by the Timberwolves (11-9, 10-4). Sierra's Lindsey Walljasper pitched a gem against Oakdale as the junior gave up one hit to Maddy Brewer, which was a triple. The Lady Mustangs struggled not just at the plate but on the defensive side as well.

May 10, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Swimmers Battle VOL Rivals In League Meet

In the recent Valley Oak League championship swim meet, Oakdale's girls scored a total of 75 points to capture third place in league. Host Ripon High School took first place with a total of 148 points. For the boys Oakdale placed sixth overall with a total of 44 points, first place went to Manteca at 107.

May 10, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

18 Hole Ladies

May 10, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf Squad Falls To Raiders By One Stroke

The Oakdale Mustangs boys golf team went through the season with just one loss on their record. On Monday, May 1 the team placed second in the Valley Oak League Tournament to Central Catholic by one stroke. As a team, Oakdale shot 425, and Central Catholic won the tournament and the VOL while shooting a 424.

May 10, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

From now until the end of May our local fishing is at its best if you were to ask me. After that, there's still a lot of active fish to be caught. It just seems like this time of year is better than any other time. Especially for largemouth bass; the bass are in all three stages of the spawn right now making them easier to catch. The bluegills are also making their way onto spawning flats, usually they spawn a little later than the bass. The striped bass are also moving through the Delta to spawn, large schools ...

May 10, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Long Awaited Ring Ceremony For State Champions

It was five month ago that the Oakdale varsity football team returned home from La Jolla as the 2016 CIF Division III State Champions. The team humiliated the home team of Bishop's 47-0 on Dec. 17, 2016 and on Friday night, April 28, the players came together as championship rings were issued to the team.

May 03, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Varsity Girls Tie For First, JV Squads Go Undefeated

For the 13th straight year the Oakdale varsity girls track and field team has won the Valley Oak League championship. The girls earned their unprecedented championship by knocking off Central Catholic on Thursday afternoon. Oakdale defeated Central Catholic 103-18 to improve to 7-1 in the standings. Oakdale tied with Sierra for a share of the league championship. Oakdale's lone loss came against Kimball on March 23 but since then they have dominated all opponents.

May 03, 2017 | Nina Frisby | Local Sports


Mustang Tennis Team Wraps Up VOL Season

The 2017 boys tennis season came to a close for Oakdale in the Valley Oak League singles and doubles tournaments this past week. On Tuesday, April 25 Oakdale sent their singles competitors to Sierra High School for tournament play. Oakdale had a rough outing in the tournament where the boys went winless.

May 03, 2017 | | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, MAY 3

May 03, 2017 | | Local Sports


Varsity Softball Girls Score 47 Runs In Four Games

There were mixed emotions for this week for the Oakdale varsity softball team. On one hand the girls had three shutout victories that they won by a combined score of 43-0. On the other, they suffered a 5-4 road loss to Manteca and as a result, were swept by the Buffaloes this season.

May 03, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Oakdale Golfers Finish Regular Season On Par

The Oakdale boys golf team finished their regular season with a nail-biting victory over East Union, defeating the Lancers 213-219 on Thursday, April 27. Oakdale finished tied for first place in the Valley Oak League standings but the championship was decided at the Valley Oak League Championship Tournament held at Sierra on Monday, May 1 following The Leader's press time.

May 03, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustangs Sweep Sierra, Improve To 10-0 In League

A perfect 10. Through 10 Valley Oak League games, the Oakdale Mustangs varsity baseball team is 10-0 following a pair of wins against Sierra. On Tuesday, April 25 the team traveled to Manteca and topped defeat Sierra 11-0 and came back with a 15-3 lopsided home win on Thursday, April 27.

May 03, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

If you've ever been bowling, you know that there's a few unwritten rules regarding etiquette. You're supposed to wait for the person next to you to bowl before you attempt to throw your ball. In fishing, there are also unwritten rules, mostly centered around giving anglers space. Anglers in general are very territorial and often will tell you if you're getting too close to them through both verbal or nonverbal actions. A good rule of thumb is to always stay more than a casting distance away from them and to never start fishing right in front ...

May 03, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


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Mustangs Win 10th Straight Wrestling Section Title

This past Saturday the Oakdale Mustangs wrestling team went into Lincoln High School of Stockton with one goal: Bring home the blue banner. Mission accomplished ...

February 07, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Road To WrestleMania Goes Through Stockton

We are just weeks away from World Wrestling Entertainment's (WWE) WrestleMania. The 34th annual global phenomenon is starting to take shape, but before they ...

February 07, 2018 | | Local Sports


Oakdale To Host USA Boxing Junior Olympics

The 2018 Central California Association, LBC 46 USA Boxing Junior Olympics will be hosted at Oakdale High School this spring. The Boxing Development Center in ...

February 07, 2018 | | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 7

February 07, 2018 | | Local Sports


Pair Of Home League Losses For Varsity Boys

The Oakdale High School varsity boys basketball program came up short in their two games this past week. Oakdale fell to visiting Kimball 62-37 and ...

February 07, 2018 | | Local Sports


Three Road Hoop Losses For Varsity Lady Mustangs

A frustrating week saw the Oakdale Lady Mustangs varsity team suffer a trio of road losses. The team lost to Kimball, Lathrop, and East Union ...

February 07, 2018 | | Local Sports


Memorial Fishing Tournament Scheduled March 3

San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation and the Delta Fly Fishers will present the 15th Annual Bob McMillen Memorial Fishing Tournament on Saturday, March 3 ...

February 07, 2018 | | Local Sports


Galt Hosts Running Events On Feb. 10

There is a run, jog, walk, and stroller push for everyone in the family at the Sixth Annual Tiny Smiles' "tiny" Half Marathon, 10k, 5k ...

February 07, 2018 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Split League Soccer Matches

The Lady Mustangs soccer team doubled up Lathrop 4-2 for a home win on Thursday, Feb. 1. The Valley Oak League victory came just two ...

February 07, 2018 | | Local Sports


Varsity Soccer Boys Split, JV Wins One

Entering the final stretch of the 2017-2018 boys soccer season, Oakdale is still in the hunt for a playoff spot. This past week Oakdale went ...

February 07, 2018 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Occasionally, I run into a fellow angler who makes me think twice about an overlooked technique or strategy. Anglers in general are often very set ...

February 07, 2018 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


NHRA Mello Yello Season Thundering Straight Into 2018

The 2018 NHRA Mello Yello drag racing season is fast approaching with the season opening Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals event scheduled Thursday, Feb. 8 through ...

February 07, 2018 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Simple Ways To Overcome Workout Fatigue

Regular exercise provides a host of immediate and long-term benefits. Those who exercise regularly can maintain healthy weights while reducing their risk for illnesses such ...

January 31, 2018 | | Local Sports


SUPER WINNER

The Oakdale Lions Club recently hosted a fundraiser and the "Super Bowl Sensation Tailgate Party" grand prize winner was Dennis Winchester, at right. He won ...

January 31, 2018 | | Local Sports


Did You Know?

While Super Bowl LI, which was played at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, on Feb. 5, 2017, featured a thrilling come-from-behind victory by the New ...

January 31, 2018 | | Local Sports


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