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Oakdale Rumbles To Ninth Consecutive VOL Title

If the term "Dynasty" can be used after three titles, should we consider the Oakdale High School Mustangs varsity wrestling team a "Tri-Dynasty"? Wednesday night Jan. 28 the Mustangs hosted undefeated Central Catholic in a clash of unbeatens to decide the 2015 Valley Oak League championship. The Mustangs overcame a slow start to the evening to run wild on the Raiders to win 51-15 to claim their ninth consecutive VOL championship.

February 04, 2015 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports

Oakdale Varsity Girls Drop Third Straight

Hard times on the hardwood as the OHS varsity girls have lost three straight games. Oakdale dropped a pair of home games this week to visiting Manteca and East Union this past week.

February 04, 2015 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports


In advance of the upcoming basketball season, The Leader sent a questionnaire to Oakdale Mustangs boys varsity head coach Jeremy Fields, seeking some thoughts on the campaign. Following are the questions and coach Fields' answers.

February 03, 2015 | Jeremy Fields | Local Sports

Hardware Handed Out For OHS Football Honors

Families, friends and fans of Oakdale High School football gathered at the OHS gym on Monday night Jan. 19 to watch players from all three teams receive end of the season awards. Memories of the season where brought back to life including the freshman boys perfect season; the aches and injuries that lingered for the junior varsity boys; the varsity team's Section title and playoff run; and even the story of when varsity player Mike Norris ran from Escalon to The Corral for a practice in August because his transportation fell through. The ceremony wrapped up another successful year ...

January 28, 2015 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports

Mustang Basketball Boys Fizzle Over Weekend

First place team in the Valley Oak League (VOL), the Sierra Timberwolves, paid a visit to Oakdale High School on Saturday night, Jan. 24 in a varsity boys basketball game. The undersized Mustangs took the court and were over powered, over matched and overwhelmed, as the Wolves clawed their way through the Mustangs 58-18.

January 28, 2015 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports

Varsity Mustang Boys Corral First VOL Win Of Season

After a lackluster performance on Tuesday, Jan. 13 against visiting Weston Ranch, the Oakdale varsity basketball boys saddled up and put on their best performance of the young season. Coming off the embarrassing 68-23 home loss against Weston Ranch, Oakdale gathered its first Valley Oak League win of the campaign with a 66-55 home win over East Union on Thursday, Jan. 15.

January 21, 2015 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports

OHS Grapplers Shine In Double Dual Meet

The OHS wrestling team hosted a Valley Oak League double dual meet on Wednesday, Jan. 14, as visitors Kimball and Sierra came to town to take on the Mustangs.

January 21, 2015 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports

Oakdale Grapplers Compete In Pair Of Tournaments

Oakdale wrestlers made their presence felt this past weekend at a pair of two-day tournaments.

January 14, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local Sports

Basketball Boys Take On Pair Of VOL Foes

Valley Oak League play tipped off this week for Oakdale's boys basketball teams, with all levels in action. The Mustang boys took their act on the road for a contest on Wednesday night, Jan. 7 and also were on the road Friday.

January 14, 2015 | | Local Sports

Oakdale Varsity Boys Fall In Rotary Classic Consolation

The 45th annual Oakdale Rotary Classic came to a close on Monday night, Dec. 29. The three-day basketball tournament featured eight local schools, including the host school Mustangs. Oakdale's varsity boys finished the tournament with a record of 1-2. The Mustangs fell to Hughson in the first round Friday night, bounced back to defeat Los Banos on Saturday, and then fell to Grace Davis in the consolation game on Monday night, 71-63.

January 07, 2015 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports

Preseason Finale Loss For Varsity Hoop Girls

The 2014-15 basketball preseason came to a close Saturday night, Jan. 3 when the varsity Lady Mustangs hosted the Lady Tigers of Terra Nova, a game that resulted in a thrilling Terra Nova overtime victory, 52-45.

January 07, 2015 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports

Boys Basketball Teams Closing Out Preseason

Oakdale High School may still be on winter break from academic classes, but its varsity and junior varsity boys basketball teams hit the hardwood in the annual Oakdale Rotary Classic tournament over the holiday break.

December 31, 2014 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports

Mustangs Hold Off Falcons For Home Win

On a cold, damp night outside, the varsity boys were making it rain three's inside the Oakdale High School gym on the basketball court. The varsity Mustangs knocked down four treys to help lift them to a 57-52 victory over visiting Atwater on Tuesday, Dec. 16.

December 24, 2014 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports

Sonora, Riverbank Claw Their Way Past Oakdale

It was a rough night for the Lady Mustangs overall as teams at all three levels – freshmen, junior varsity and varsity teams lost to longtime rivals, the Sonora Wildcats on Dec. 19. Even though Sonora is no longer in the Valley Oak League, there was that midseason atmosphere when the teams clashed in a non-league preseason girls' varsity basketball game in Oakdale. The youngest Lady Mustangs fell 57-19 and the JV team tumbled, 60-23 against the visitors.

December 24, 2014 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports

Guzman Working On Memorable Senior Year

Although the calendar will show that we are only at the midway point of the 2014-2015 school year, OHS senior Jennifer Guzman is off to a memorable start.

December 24, 2014 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports

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End Of The Road For Cross Country

Two Oakdale cross country hopefuls entered Willow Hill, Folsom on Saturday afternoon for the 2015-2016 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Cross Country finals. OHS junior Kristin Aguilar ...

November 18, 2015 | | Local Sports

Six Lady Mustangs Sign Letters Of Intent

Six sensational senior Oakdale High School student athletes have put ink to paper on their future. These Oakdale athletes have shined over the years in ...

November 18, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports

Stampede Scoreboard

The 2015 playoffs got underway Saturday, and the Oakdale Stampede took on the Turlock Bulldogs in the opening round. The varsity boys muzzled the Bulldogs ...

November 11, 2015 | | Local Sports

Soccer Mustangs Use Extra Stanzas To Advance

The days are shorter and the jackets are being worn; that means the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section boys soccer playoffs are upon us. The defending Section ...

November 11, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports

Season Comes To Close For Boys Water Polo

The Mustangs entered the 2015-2016 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III boys Water Polo Championships as the number seven seed. Oakdale defeated Bear River 10-8 on ...

November 11, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports

Lady Mustangs Advance To Semi-Finals

The two-time defending CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Champion girls water polo team is looking for a three peat, and are one step closer. After winning their ...

November 11, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


The road to a second straight blue banner has officially begun. The 2015-2016 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Football bracket was unveiled over the weekend ...

November 11, 2015 | | Local Sports

Central Catholic Sweeps Underclassmen

It was a tough week for Oakdale football as they took on Central Catholic in both freshman and junior varsity action. Thursday night the freshmen ...

November 11, 2015 | | Local Sports

Mustang Rally Falls Short At Central Catholic

"It ain't about how hard you can hit. It's about how hard you get hit, and keep moving forward." That inspirational quote is ...

November 11, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports

Varsity Lady Mustangs Win VOL Volleyball Title

2015 was a huge success for the Oakdale Lady Mustangs volleyball club. The team went 14-0 in league play, resulting in their second consecutive Valley ...

November 11, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports

Oakdale Cross Country Sends Two To Sections

The final page has been written for some of the Mustang and Lady Mustang clubs in the 2015 season. Oakdale's cross country and girls ...

November 11, 2015 | | Local Sports

Two NHRA Season Champs Crowned At Las Vegas Event

The 15th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals saw the crowning of the season champions in two of the four professional categories.

November 04, 2015 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports

Colts Fall To Rival Buffaloes

On a night where The Corral was abuzz with activity, the junior varsity boys hosted the Manteca Buffaloes on Friday, Oct. 30. The Colts fell ...

November 04, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports

Varsity Soccer Mustangs Take Second In VOL Play

The defending Sac-Joaquin Section champion Mustangs varsity soccer team ended the regular season with a pair of victories. Oakdale doubled up Weston Ranch 4-2 on ...

November 04, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports

Water Polo Lady Mustangs Claim Sixth Straight Crown

The OHS varsity Lady Mustangs water polo team welcomed rival Sonora to town in the 2015 regular season finale Wednesday, Oct. 28. With a 7-5 ...

November 04, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports

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