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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


Trio Of Mustang Teams See Mixed Results

Three Oakdale sports teams hit the pool, the court and the links this past week with all recording mixed results. With the Valley Oak League season for some teams rapidly approaching the halfway mark, every victory counts.

March 30, 2016 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Rally To Home Field Victory

The Oakdale varsity Lady Mustangs (7-0, 3-0) softball team survived an early deficit to earn a 6-2 home win over Manteca on Thursday, March 24.

March 30, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Varsity Soccer Girls Split VOL Matches

Oakdale's (8-3-2, 1-1-0) varsity girls soccer team opened up their Valley Oak League (VOL) season this past week with mixed results. In their season opener, Oakdale came out on the wrong side of a 1-0 shutout on the road against Kimball (3-2-5, 1-1-0) on Monday, March 21. The Lady Mustangs flipped the script on Wednesday, March 23 when they went from being blanked, to dishing out a shutout of their own on the road against Weston Ranch (5-4-0, 0-2-0) with a 4-0 victory.

March 30, 2016 | | Local Sports


Varsity Girls Win 82nd Consecutive Dual Meet

Oakdale's varsity girls track and field team continued their Valley Oak League dominance with a 70-65 victory over Sierra on Thursday, March 24. The narrow victory pushed the girls' amazing dual meet winning streak to 82, as the team has not lost a VOL dual meet in 11 years. Helping lead the charge for the girls were Melody Johnson by winning a pair of the hurdle events. Johnson took both the 100 and 300 meter hurdles for the Lady Mustangs. The field events helped Oakdale to the strong finish with impressive and powerful displays by the throws team. Hannah ...

March 30, 2016 | | Local Sports


All Invited To FanFest At Banner Island Ballpark

For the third year in a row, the Stockton Ports Anchor Fund will host a FanFest, scheduled for Saturday, April 9 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Banner Island Ballpark.

March 30, 2016 | | Local Sports


Early Season Baseball Blues For Varsity Mustang Boys

It's very early in the Oakdale Mustangs varsity baseball season; in fact the 2016 Valley Oak League season is only two games old. Oakdale opened the VOL campaign with a home and away series with Manteca that began with a 5-4 road loss on Tuesday, March 22. Oakdale's troubles continued the following day as they gave up a three run lead to fall 13-5 to the visiting Buffaloes.

March 30, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

If you ask any fisherman what they like about fishing, they probably wouldn't be able to give you just one answer. Most likely it's a lot of little things that they like about fishing that keeps them involved in the sport. Many, like myself, became addicted to fishing immediately after being taken out for the first time. I actually remember waiting anxiously for my chance to finally go fishing. Eventually I got my chance and even though I didn't catch anything, I could hardly wait for my next opportunity. Fortunately there were a few ponds near my ...

March 30, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Artwork Submissions Sought In Annual Duck Stamp Contest

Artists are invited to submit their original artwork to the 2016-2017 California Duck Stamp Art Contest. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will accept submissions May 13 through June 13.

March 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Schatz Completes Weekend Sweep In Stockton Racing

Donny Schatz maneuvered through traffic to take the win from his sixth place qualifying position with five laps remaining in racing action Saturday, his second win in two days at the Craftsman World of Outlaws event in Stockton.

March 23, 2016 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Second Annual Cali 10 Race, Expo In Stockton

A popular athletic/epicurean event returns to downtown Stockton, on the morning of Sunday, April 10. The new Cali 10 gives participants the choice of a 10k Run or 5k Run/Walk, on extremely flat and fast courses, featuring lots of visibility for the runners of the field, ahead and behind them. The courses' sights include the picturesque downtown of Stockton at Decarli Plaza, Weber Point, and McLeod Lake.

March 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Hosts Fourth Annual County Clash

The Corral looked more like an Olympic venue on Friday, March 18 when over 20 schools showed up for the fourth annual County Clash at Oakdale High School. The Mustang varsity girls placed third overall with a total of 80 team points, 15 behind first place Pitman. Oakdale's boys team tied for tenth with 31 points.

March 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


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Opening Day Observations 2016

Opening Day finally arrived. Now all the trout fishing fanatics can get out there and beat the water to a froth in seek of their ...

May 18, 2016 | By DON MOYER | Local Sports


Boys Set Five New OHS Records At Swim Sections

Records are meant to be broken. This past weekend, five Oakdale High School varsity boys school swimming records were broken and new ones set at ...

May 18, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after." (Henry David Thoreau) The longer that I ...

May 18, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Annual Catfish Derby June 4 At Oak Grove

San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation and the Delta Fly Fishers will host the 32nd annual Catfish Derby on Saturday, June 4 beginning at 6 ...

May 18, 2016 | | Local Sports


Varsity Mustang Girls Cap Season Of Dominance

The Oakdale varsity girls finished the 2016 season the same way they began it; on top. For over a decade, the varsity girls track and ...

May 11, 2016 | | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11

May 11, 2016 | | Local Sports


Softball Seniors Propel Lady Mustangs To Win

Freshman Lexi Webb was named the starting pitcher of the Oakdale varsity softball game, but it was the seniors who were front and center. Seniors ...

May 11, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Oakdale Golfers Finish Third At VOL Tourney

The Oakdale Mustangs boys golf team turned in an impressive performance at the 2016 VOL Championship Tournament. The Mustangs, along with seven other teams in ...

May 11, 2016 | | Local Sports


Season Comes To End For Oakdale Soccer Girls

Monday night, May 2 was an emotional rollercoaster for the Oakdale High School varsity soccer girls. Prior to the team's must win game against ...

May 11, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

18 Hole Ladies

May 11, 2016 | | Local Sports


Baseball Team Continues Racking Up VOL Wins

The hits, and wins, just keep coming for the Oakdale varsity Mustangs baseball team. Oakdale (17-6, 8-3) extended their impressive winning streak to eight after ...

May 11, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Williams Takes First At Freestyle In Fresno

Oakdale High School senior Trevor Williams is well known for his wrestling abilities. The senior is a four time CIF State Championship qualifier, and though ...

May 11, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

There's an old saying that "one man's junk is another man's treasure." What I've learned over the years of accumulating fishing ...

May 11, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Testing Crabs To Avoid Risks

DIY Personal Domoic Acid Testing Of Crabs?

May 11, 2016 | By CARRIE WILSON California Department Of Fish And Wildlife | Local Sports


Oakdale Athletes Run All Over Central Catholic

Oakdale's track and field teams turned in impressive performances against Central Catholic on Thursday, April 28 at home. Lopsided victories by all four levels ...

May 04, 2016 | | Local Sports


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