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Hernandez Wins Masters, Bound For State

When Oakdale High senior Manny Hernandez grazed the high jump clearance bar at six feet, 11 inches to just miss a personal best, he couldn't be that disappointed in his Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Championships performance.

May 30, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Athlete of the Week - Manny Hernandez

Oakdale H.S., Track & Field

May 30, 2012 | | High School Sports


Mustang Baseball Vies For SJS Banner

Today, May 28, Oakdale High's varsity baseball team squares off against Valley Oak League rival, Sonora, for a one-game Sac-Joaquin Section finale in the division IV playoff bracket.

May 28, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Mustang Athletes Bound For Masters Championships

There is nothing quite like doing your best at the best possible moment.

May 23, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Title Tough - Oakdale Tags Returning Champs To Win SJS Banner

Her face buried into Shelby Cordova's hair and neck, Oakdale High senior Shelby Reali choked out a revelation amidst tears, smiles and squeezes from a vise-like hug.

May 23, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Baseball Mustangs Can Qualify For Division IV Finals Today

The jeers and cheers emitting from the Oakdale High dugout should reach a whole new chatter level today, May 23, as the Mustangs play Vista del Lago for a shot at the Sac-Joaquin Section finals at 4 p.m. at Lodi's Tony Zupo Field.

May 23, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Jones Shoots 77 At NorCals

A season has come and gone for the Oakdale High golf team, but Mustang senior Ryan Jones won't soon forget it.

May 23, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Athlete of the Week - Spring Sport Standouts

Between section champion golfers, track stars and victorious baseball/softball programs from the first days of postseason bracket action, it proved impossible to select any individual as the lone Oakdale Leader Athlete of the Week. So we compromised, in the end selecting track standout Carly Rodgers, golfer Ryan Jones, baseball pitcher Logan Handzlik and softball pitcher Shelby Reali as a collective group of Spring sport standouts.

May 23, 2012 | | High School Sports


SECTION CHAMPS!

Oakdale High's varsity softball team eased past Sierra in a 3-1 finale on Saturday to claim a Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV title at the Arnaiz Softball complex in Stockton.

May 21, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Baseball, Softball Teams Take Playoff Wins

It didn't take long for Oakdale High baseball and softball teams to make their presence known at the postseason level. The baseball boys silenced River City 5-1 on Thursday in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs at Tony Zupo field in Lodi. Just a few miles south, Oakdale's softball team blasted past both Central Catholic and Ceres with a pair of stunning 10-0 shutouts at the Arnaiz Softball complex in Stockton.

May 18, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Jones To NorCals - Oakdale Golfers Earn SJS Banner

Six days after besting a field of nine teams at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV Golf Championships, Oakdale tackled a field of 14 teams at the SJS Masters Championships on Monday at The Reserve at Spanos Park in Stockton.

May 16, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


A Good Track Record - Mustangs Prepare For D IV-V Finals At MJC

The pitter patter of Kellie Gratigny's feet echo across Oakdale High's all-weather track like a drum solo as her track spikes propel her down the long jump runway with fast but lengthy strides that seem to magically thunder from her elfin five-foot, four-inch frame.

May 16, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Softball Seniors Lead Oakdale Into Playoffs

Four days after trouncing Manteca 12-2 on Senior Day, Oakdale High's varsity softball team turned the final page on a spectacular Valley Oak League season by upending rival Sonora in an 11-0 Mustang win on May 7.

May 16, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Dickens Sixth In SJS Finals

While Oakdale High seniors were celebrating a trip to Disneyland on May 11, two underclassmen on the Mustang swim team had a party of their own in Lodi.

May 16, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Mustangs Await Outbracket Winner For Baseball Playoffs

An undefeated romp through the Valley Oak League has Oakdale High's varsity baseball team in the driver's seat for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs, but as of Monday, Oakdale was still waiting for someone else to get on the bus.

May 16, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


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Rain Washes Out Trio Of Spring Events

Oakdale High School spring sports were expected to get under way this past week, but Mother Nature had other ideas.

March 05, 2014 | Dennis D. Cruz | High School Sports


Mustangs Muscle Their Way To Section Championship

Oakdale wrestlers made their presence felt at Vista Del Lago High School in Folsom on Saturday, Feb. 22 as they claimed the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV Championship. The Mustangs, much like they have all season, got out to a quick and dominant start and never looked back in having the most individual champions and nailing down the blue banner.

February 26, 2014 | Dennis D. Cruz | High School Sports


Senior Night Success For Lady Mustangs

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.

February 26, 2014 | Dennis D. Cruz | High School Sports


Oakdale Wrestlers Claim Eighth Straight VOL Championship

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.

February 19, 2014 | Dennis D. Cruz | High School Sports


Valentine’s Day Heartbreak For Varsity Mustangs

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.

February 19, 2014 | Dennis D. Cruz | High School Sports


D-IV Champions - Oakdale Wrestlers Power Their Way To Victory At Section Duals

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.

February 12, 2014 | DENNIS D. CRUZ dcruz@oakdaleleader.com | High School Sports


Varsity Boys Avoid Sweep By Weston Ranch

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.

February 12, 2014 | | High School Sports


Wrestlers Pin Down Valley Oak League Crown

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.

February 05, 2014 | | High School Sports


Lady Mustangs Fall To East Union

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.

February 05, 2014 | By JOHN-JOEL GRIFFITHS Special To The Leader | High School Sports


Thrilling Contests Come Down To Wire For Varsity Boys

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.

January 29, 2014 | | High School Sports


Just Short - Missed Opportunities Lead To Lady Mustang Losses

Two games, two losses, each by two points.

January 29, 2014 | Marg Jackson | High School Sports


Oakdale Varsity Girls Go Overtime To Beat East Union

They needed two.

January 22, 2014 | Marg Jackson | High School Sports


Engel Tourney: Trent Named Outstanding Upperweight Wrestler

Three champions and the prestigious Most Outstanding Upperweight Wrestler honor came back to Oakdale from the weekend Lloyd C. Engel Tournament in neighboring Escalon.

January 15, 2014 | | High School Sports


Varsity Girls Prevail - Free Throws Key In Lady Mustangs Victory

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.

January 15, 2014 | | High School Sports


Basketball Boys Battle Through Preseason Finales

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.

January 08, 2014 | Marg Jackson | High School Sports


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