Tuesday, May 18 marked the start of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV girls soccer playoffs, though results were not available at press time to highlight Oakdale High's first round bout with top-seeded West Campus.The varsity Lady Mustangs made the trip to Sacramento to take on the Capital Valley Conference champions after an 18-3-5 overall showing and 11-1-4 journey through the Valley Oak League.Oakdale was easily the hottest team in the second half of league play, but early season ties forced the Mustangs to settle for third place overall (tiebreaker with Manteca) in the league standings.The position ...
A split with Sonora High earned Oakdale's varsity baseball team Valley Oak League title honors and a trip to the Sac-Joaquin Section postseason.The team will square off with Lincoln of Lincoln in today's (May 19) 7 p.m. Division IV opener at Dan McAuliffe Memorial Park in Sacramento.Lincoln enters the postseason as the No. 3 seed from the Pioneer Valley League, despite four losses in their last six PVL contests.Oakdale (13-3 VOL, 19-8 overall) had defeated visiting Sonora 7-6 on May 11 to clinch a league title, and dropped an inconsequential 4-1 game to the ...
With Valley Oak League contests on their final leg, Oakdale High athletes are preparing for runs at the Sac-Joaquin Section postseason, with individual or team advancements from every Mustang sport. Following is a summary of recent Oakdale contests and playoff lineups in baseball, tennis and softball. BaseballThe recent 1-1 split with Manteca set up Oakdale (12-2) for a series of gargantuan proportions this week against Sonora (11-3). If the Mustangs can win at least one of the two contests, they will advance to the Division IV SJS playoffs as the VOL's No. 1 seed."When you are talking ...
As Oakdale High reserve varsity soccer players began to flood the field in the Mustangs' 2-0 win over Sonora last week, the visiting Wildcats may have felt their chances at victory were improving.This simply wasn't the case.Substitutions controlled the ball well and kept pressure on the Sonora goal with a dominant second half as Oakdale rallied to their ninth straight win or tie in Valley Oak League action."There is no drop off in our play when we substitute," Oakdale coach Alfredo Quiroga said. "All of them can play and each of them has contributed this season ...
East Union High's sterling 407-stroke performance at the Greenhorn Creek Golf Course awarded the Lancers top honors at the league championships, but couldn't erase a full season of Oakdale success as the two programs settled for co-Valley Oak League championship honors on Tuesday, May 4.Oakdale (15-1) edged the Lancers (13-3) twice in VOL duals, and saw freshman Ian Stogdell finish just one stroke behind VOL MVP Kyle Harman.Stogdell shot a brilliant 77 to place second at the league championships, and watched teammate Austin Whitworth card an 84 in ninth place. Kyle Derby shot an 87 while ...
No team has been hotter in the second half of Valley Oak League play than Oakdale High's varsity girls soccer team.The Lady Mustangs have won six straight games by a combined 33-5 advantage, including a dominant 4-0 rout of Central Valley on April 29 and an 8-3 drubbing of Weston Ranch two days prior.Early season losses and ties may have put the VOL title too far out of reach, but Oakdale (10-1-3 VOL, 17-3-4 overall) is in prime position to carry its momentum into the Division IV Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs."We have dominated and controlled basically every ...
A combined 17-1 meet record from Oakdale High varsity boys and girls swimmers proved to be no fluke at the Valley Oak League championships on Saturday at Sierra High.With 10 Valley Oak League schools in attendance, Oakdale girls dominated for top honors at 132 points while the Mustang boys edged Sonora by three points at 136 notches on the team score.The dual dominance capped a thrilling VOL season that saw school records and VOL firsts from a deep and talented Mustang unit."It was like a 15-round boxing match all day," Oakdale coach Russ Van Cleave said. "The ...
Oakdale High pitcher Brianna Parker gave East Union a rare opportunity to score after booting Kourtni McCall's soft grounder to start the bottom of the seventh inning in Monday's battle (April 26) for sole rights to first place in the Valley Oak League at Northgate Softball Complex.Making matters worse, she fell behind in the count, three balls and no strikes, against East Union's deadliest slugger, Cassie Waggy, and cleanup batter Brittany LaMar loomed in the on deck circle with no outs.As quickly as things got scary for the Lady Mustangs, Parker quickly vanquished East Union ...
It was hard to not start thinking about the Oakdale Mustangs' huge upcoming non-league contest against Novato High as the Mustangs jogged off the Corral turf after crafting an unimaginable 42-0 halftime lead against the Turlock Bulldogs.
The Oakdale High volleyball team would have had a hard time surprising anyone in the Valley Oak League with their excellent team, yet now it is virtually impossible, with the flawless tear the ladies are on as they enter VOL action.
The Oakdale High JV girls water polo squad made the short trek to Modesto over the weekend and put together a solid performance during the Beyer-Johansen Water Polo Tournament.
It is pretty early in the Valley Oak League season, but that has not stopped the Oakdale High tennis team from putting together a solid opening through the first stages of the VOL campaign.
Though the Oakdale High JV volleyball team could not quite repeat its feat from a season ago when they strolled off with their host tournament championship, the squad was able to play to a third place finish over the course of the Sept. 12 tournament.
The Oakdale High cross country program met up with some of the best runners in the area when they participated in the 7th Annual Sierra Invitational Cross Country Meet at Legion Park in Modesto on Sept. 12.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two games, two losses, each by two points.
They needed two.
Three champions and the prestigious Most Outstanding Upperweight Wrestler honor came back to Oakdale from the weekend Lloyd C. Engel Tournament in neighboring Escalon.
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.
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.
Another Sierra Nevada Classic, another title for Oakdale junior Nico Colunga.
Three games in three days made for a busy stretch of basketball for Oakdale's varsity boys but coach Jeremy Fields says the more games, the better.