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SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21

December 21, 2016 | | Local Sports


Varsity Girls Win Two On Hoops Hardwood

Second year head coach Julie Ford has her girls basketball team off to a sizzling start in the early going. The varsity Lady Mustangs improved to 6-1 following a pair of home wins this past week. On Thursday night the girls dismissed visiting Ripon Christian 41-28 and 24 hours later they demolished Johansen 56-15 to complete their week. The Mustangs opened the first quarter on a 7-0 advantage over Ripon Christian as Sarah Bohrer connected on a corner three with 4:28 left in the opening quarter. Bohrer finished with eight points on the night. Oakdale led 13-4 after the ...

December 21, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Mustangs Win And Tie To Start VOL Campaign

The Valley Oak League soccer season has begun and for the varsity Mustang boys, the season has started with both ups and downs. On Monday, Dec. 12 the boys won the season opener 3-0 over the Manteca Buffaloes. Two days later, the boys tied with East Union, 1-1.

December 21, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Oakdale Boys Basketball Teams See Mixed Results

In their lone action this past week, Oakdale's basketball boys hosted Atwater on Monday, Dec. 12.

December 21, 2016 | | Local Sports


Wrestling Mustangs Take Fifth At Zinkin Classic

The Oakdale varsity wrestling team made the trip to Buchanan High School for a two-day tournament that began on Friday, Dec. 16 and wrapped up on Saturday afternoon. Oakdale, coming off their hot performance at the 41st annual James Riddle, hit a speed bump at the Zinkin Classic as the team placed fifth overall in the tough competition. Oakdale scored a combined 127 team points.

December 21, 2016 | | Local Sports


Soggy Conditions For Soccer Girls

The transition from spring to winter has not been kind to the Oakdale Lady Mustangs varsity soccer team thus far. The girls lost their league opener 6-0 to Manteca and Mother Nature defeated them with her furious rainstorm late in the week, forcing their second league game to be rescheduled against East Union. No date has been announced for the makeup date.

December 21, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Wintertime fishing can be one of the most peaceful times to be on the water. The waterways are usually a lot less crowded and it's common to find an area or stretch of bank where there isn't another boat in sight. With that said, it's cold! Everything is moving a little slower, including us. Unlike us, fish are cold blooded species whose body temperature rise and fall with their environment. Certain species of fish thrive in lower water temperatures, while others thrive in higher water temperatures. Those species that prefer the colder temperatures are the ones that ...

December 21, 2016 | | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14

December 14, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Soccer Boys Drop Two; Girls Win

Coming off their big week where the team took first place in the Pitman Tournament, the Oakdale varsity boys soccer team dropped two of three games this past week. Oakdale defeated visiting Franklin on Tuesday night 3-2 but stumbled in their other two games. The Mustangs lost 1-0 to Central Valley and 2-1 to Livingston.

December 14, 2016 | | Local Sports


Nine Wrestlers Grapple Way To Invitational Medals

In the 41st annual James Riddle Invitational, Oakdale dominated the home tournament. Eight varsity wrestlers captured first place in their respective weight classes. Dustin Chavez, Jake Abeyta, Cody Williams, Ricky Torres, Gabe Martinez, Abel Garcia, Colbey Harlan and Luis Ayala all earned first place honors in the prestigious tournament. There were 25 teams from around the state that came to Oakdale High School on Saturday, Dec. 10 and enjoyed premier high school wrestling. Oakdale took first place as a team with a total of 231 points.

December 14, 2016 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports


Varsity, JV Basketball Girls Win Road Games

The varsity girls basketball team is off to a nice start with their latest win coming on Tuesday, Dec. 6 in their lone game of the week. Oakdale knocked off Riverbank 58-28 for their fourth straight win to start the season. Leading the way for Oakdale were Sara Bohrer and Zoe Gillen who scored 14 points each. Oakdale had four players in double digits as Maddy Brewer scored 11 and Grace Higle put in 10 for the Lady Mustangs. Oakdale resumed play as the girls took on Hilmar on Tuesday, Dec. 13 following The Leader's press time. The Lady ...

December 14, 2016 | | Local Sports


Krick’s Pick-Six Makes Difference For Mustangs

Fans flocked to The Corral for the final time in the 2016 season with umbrellas in hand to witness the CIF Northern California Division III-A Regional Bowl game between Oakdale and Sutter on Saturday night, Dec. 10. The winner would earn the right to go on to the CIF III-A State Championship game in La Jolla this coming Saturday evening. For the first 36 minutes of action, that team looked like Sutter. Things changed in the fourth quarter, however, and the Mustangs punched their State Championship ticket with a thrilling 27-10 win. The home team reeled off 21 unanswered points ...

December 14, 2016 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports


Mustangs Corral Blue Banner In Win Over Falcons

After the way the season started for Oakdale, a CIF Section Championship seemed a bit of a stretch. However, veteran Head Coach Trent Merzon, his staff, the players and community never lost sight of the goal, or the faith to achieve it. The Mustangs earned the top seed in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section D3 bracket and played like it throughout the playoffs. In the finals the Mustangs traveled to Lincoln High School in Stockton on Friday night, Dec. 2 and took on the high flying offense of the Christian Brothers Falcons, who came in as the third seed. Under the ...

December 07, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7

December 07, 2016 | | Local Sports


Girls Hoops Program Starts Season Strong

Three games, three wins for the Oakdale varsity girls basketball team. On Tuesday, Nov. 29 the girls won their home game against Grace Davis 40-39. Leading the way was Sarah Bohrer with 11 points. Also scoring double digits was Zoe Gillen, who scored 10 points. Senior Maddy Brewer added nine points. The following night, Oakdale defeated Tokay 63-18. Gillen scored a game high 20 points in the home win. Grace Higle added 15 points for the Lady Mustangs while Brewer scored nine. The Lady Mustangs finished the week with another home blowout win on Friday night. The Lady Mustangs made ...

December 07, 2016 | | Local Sports


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Volleyball Team Falls In D III Opening Round

The 2017 Oakdale High School volleyball team's season came to an abrupt end on Halloween night.

November 08, 2017 | | Local Sports


Water Polo Boys Move To Semifinals

The Oakdale High School boys' water polo season stayed afloat with an 11-3 first round victory. On Friday, Nov. 3 the fourth ranked Mustangs defeated ...

November 08, 2017 | | Local Sports


Varsity Mustangs Rally For Win Over Raiders

Two teams: one goal, one championship. Friday night Nov. 3 the Oakdale Mustangs went into Central Catholic to do battle for Valley Oak League supremacy ...

November 08, 2017 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports


NHRA Championship Battles Tighten In Vegas

By MIKE BURGHARDT

November 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Football Mustangs Steamroll Spartans In Shutout At Corral

62-0. Yes, 62-0; the Oakdale varsity football Mustangs dominated the visiting Lathrop Spartans on Friday night. Oakdale scored 35 points in the first quarter and ...

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


Rough End To Regular Season For Volleyball

Senior Night 2017 was full of energy and high hopes on the volleyball court. The Lady Mustangs varsity team entered Monday night, Oct. 23 tied ...

November 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Tennis Closes Campaign

Oakdale hosted the 2017 Valley Oak League Championship Tournament this past week, closing out the season on their home court.

November 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustang Golf Girls Earn Blue Section Banner

Putting the exclamation point on their season, the Oakdale golf girls played at Tracy Golf and Country Club for the Sac-Joaquin Section D III Championship ...

November 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Water Polo Squads Ready To Dive Into Playoffs

The 2017 regular water polo season came to a close this past week. On Tuesday, Oct. 24 both the boys and girls Oakdale water polo ...

November 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Stampede Gears Up For Cencal Playoffs

The regular season of the Cencal Youth Football League has come to a close. For the Oakdale varsity Stampede it ended on a high note ...

November 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

For those of us who've been fishing a while, I'm sure we've all heard the term "turnover" used. Turnover can happen several ...

November 01, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Mustangs Run Wild At VOL Cross Country Meet

The Valley Oak League Cross Country Championship meet was held Wednesday, Oct. 25 at Eagal Lakes in Tracy. For the freshman/sophomore boys and junior ...

November 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Volleyball Girls Dig Out Pair Of Wins

Oakdale's varsity volleyball girls are one step closer to wining their fourth straight Valley Oak League championship.

October 25, 2017 | | Local Sports


Girls Tennis Battles To 7-7 VOL Mark

The regular season came to a close for the Oakdale girls tennis team this past week. The girls dropped both of their road contests to ...

October 25, 2017 | | Local Sports


ABA Basketball Comes To The Valley

The American Basketball Association (ABA) is filled with a rich history and historic figures. The ABA was founded in 1967 and is still going strong ...

October 25, 2017 | | Local Sports


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