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Oakdale Golfers Off To Hot Start

Mustang golfers are off to a 3-0 start, the boys enjoying a busy beginning to the 2016 season. The varsity linksters defeated Ceres 194-220 in non-league play, and opened their Valley Oak League season with a convincing 211-285 victory over Lathrop.

March 09, 2016 | | Local Sports


Edsall Named World’s Greatest Horseman

Oakdale resident Clayton Edsall recently participated in the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Championship in Texas and earned the title of World's Greatest Horseman. On Feb. 20, Edsall and his gelding horse Skeets Oak Peppy went into John Justin Arena in Fort Worth, Texas and took first place in the finals of the World's Greatest Horseman Championship.

March 09, 2016 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports


Oakdale Finishes Wrestling Season At State

Freshman grappler Ricky Torres capped off his successful rookie season with an eighth place finish at the 2016 CIF State Wrestling Meet. Torres and four other Mustangs battled with the best of what California high school wrestling had to offer in Bakersfield. The two day wrestle fest began at Rabobank Arena on Friday, March 4 and continued through Saturday, March 5.

March 09, 2016 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports


Stampede Sign-Ups

This fall a stampede is coming to Oakdale. Oakdale's youth football and cheer program is back and sign-ups begin on Thursday, March 3 for returning players and cheerleaders. Thursday, March 10 new player and cheerleader registration will take place for the Oakdale Stampede, along with returning players and cheerleaders. Each registration period will take place at Oakdale Junior High School from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

March 02, 2016 | | Local Sports


Pritchett, Wilkerson And Line Claim Wins At Wild Horse Pass

The second event of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series came into the Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park for the 32nd annual Carquest Auto Parts NHRA Nationals in Arizona over the weekend. Top Fuel featured six cars running under 3.80 seconds, with Doug Kalitta and his MAC Tools team nailing down the top qualifying spot with a strong 3.741 at 320.74 mph. Ron Capps and his NAPA Auto Parts team looked to continue their winning ways in Funny Car, garnering the top spot with 3.925 at 320.05 mph. As with the season opener in ...

March 02, 2016 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Soccer Girls Play Strong In Turlock Tournament

Oakdale's varsity soccer girls went to Pitman High School in Turlock to play in a two day soccer fest, kicking off preseason action. The Lady Mustangs went 3-1 in the tournament with a pair of shutout wins. Oakdale blanked Ceres 2-0 behind two second half goals. Sophomores Viviana Albor (midfielder and forward) and Talia Millard (midfielder) scored Oakdale's goals with assists by seniors Megan Burke (midfielder) and Bailey Antonio (midfielder). Defending the net were seniors Melissa Ibarra and Kaylee DeRuyter.

March 02, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Tournament Saturday

San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation and the Delta Fly Fishers will present the 13th Annual Bob McMillen Memorial Fishing Tournament on Saturday, March 5 at Oak Grove Regional Park in Stockton. Open to all ages.

March 02, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf Boys Swing Into Action

The Mustang boys golf team teed off the preseason with match play against their former league rival, Sonora. The two teams met at Mountain Spring Golf Course to play nine holes. Oakdale came out on top with a 204-228 victory. Sophomore David Myrtakis sat on top of the leaderboard with an impressive 37. Not far behind Myrtakis were his teammates Calvin Reed (40); Greg Wikoff (41) and Zackary Tamburrino (41). Tristan Jaramillo carded a 45 and Cole Liekhus finished the day at 51.

March 02, 2016 | | Local Sports


Five Mustang Wrestlers Heading To State

For a handful of Oakdale varsity Mustang wrestlers, the dream of becoming a CIF State Meet qualifier became a reality this weekend. Oakdale sent eight wrestlers to the Stockton Arena for the 2016 Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Championship for two days of high school wrestling action, and out of the hundreds of the section's most talented, by the end of the day on Saturday, Feb. 27 the elite from the section punched their tickets to next weekend's State Championship in Bakersfield.

March 02, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Multiple Mustang Teams On The Rise

Over the last three months, Mustang sports fans have made their way into the school's main gym to watch the winter sports of wrestling and basketball. Now that the sun is out, and the skies are clearing up, Oakdale fans will soon be able to make their way back outside to enjoy several spring sports, as student athletes look to close out the school year with a final sports season.

March 02, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2

March 02, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

This is the time of year when the launch ramps are beginning to get crowded. There's also sure to be one or two boats parked off to the side that are either not starting or not running right. Every year, like clockwork, I see a lot of boat owners that put their boat up for the winter and expect it to fire right up at the first sign of spring. It's commonly known amongst boat owners that one of the worst things that you can do to a boat's engine is to let it sit. So, it ...

March 02, 2016 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Wrap Up Season

Oakdale's varsity hardwood girls finished the 2015-2016 season on hard times. In what was a once promising season under first year varsity head coach Julie Ford, the team finished the season on an 11-game losing streak. The squad finished the season at East Union where Oakdale lost 52-38.

February 24, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

I've learned over the years to expect the unexpected when fishing with childhood friends. Several weeks ago I was contacted by a longtime friend who ensured me that the sturgeon bite was wide open where he lived. Excited, we both agreed on a date and began preparing for the trip. Being that I was unfamiliar with the place that we were going to be fishing, I agreed ahead of time to have him navigate the boat instead of me. The place that we were fishing was a mud flat that had a very narrow deep water channel. To add ...

February 24, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Baseball Fans Encouraged To Leap Into Ports Deal

The Stockton Ports minor league baseball team will be offering fans a special ticket package in honor of leap year on Monday, Feb. 29. For only $29, fans will be able to purchase a ticket and merchandise plan valued at $140.

February 24, 2016 | | Local Sports


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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


Mixed Results For Swimmers At VOL Meet

Oakdale hosted the 2016 Valley Oak League Swimming Championship on Saturday, April 30. Nine schools invaded the Oakdale Aquatic Center for the annual event. Oakdale ...

May 04, 2016 | | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4

May 04, 2016 | | Local Sports


Mustangs Basketball Host Summer Camps

Oakdale varsity boys basketball coach Hondo Arpoika and company are hosting a youth basketball camp this summer. From Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, June 3 ...

May 04, 2016 | | Local Sports


Soccer Girls Battling For Postseason Berth

What a difference a week makes. After dishing out back-to-back shutouts a week ago to get back into playoff contention, the varsity Oakdale Lady Mustangs ...

May 04, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Mustangs Continue Strong Push To Postseason

As the end of the 2016 season rapidly approaches, the Oakdale Mustangs varsity baseball team find themselves in contention for the Valley Oak League championship ...

May 04, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Add Two More To Win Column

The varsity softball team continued their winning ways as the girls picked up two more victories in league play this past week. Oakdale (17-1, 11-1 ...

May 04, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Track Teams Continue Their VOL Dominance

The Oakdale varsity girls continue to make history as they won their 90th consecutive VOL dual meet with a defeat of Manteca, 108-20, in Manteca ...

April 27, 2016 | | Local Sports


Season Comes To End For Mustang Tennis Boys

Oakdale's boys tennis season came to a close for the team on Thursday, April 21 following the Valley Oak League Doubles Tournament.

April 27, 2016 | | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27

April 27, 2016 | | Local Sports


Long Ball Powers Softball Girls Past Foes

Three games, three victories and six more home runs hit for the Oakdale Lady Mustangs varsity softball squad. Coming off a difficult road loss to ...

April 27, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


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