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November 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Second Quarter Surge Lifts Oakdale To Win

The top seeded Oakdale Mustangs survived an early 16-7 first quarter deficit, falling behind early against eighth seeded Vista del Lago 63-35 on Friday night. But once they got on track, nothing could slow down Oakdale, as they took a 63-35 victory off the field. The Mustangs hosted the Eagles in the quarterfinal round of the 2016 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs at The Corral.

November 23, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


SUCCESSFUL SEASON

Members of the Oakdale High School varsity girls water polo team and coach Diane Kline pose proudly with their Sac-Joaquin Section Division I runner-up plaque after the Section final contest on Nov. 12. It was the first season the girls were placed in D-I for the playoffs and they battled to an outstanding second place finish.

November 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Heat Softball Squad Finds Success This Season

Take a short ride out to the OHS softball fields in the evening, and chances are you'll see a gaggle of young girls running bases, perfecting their batting, and practicing the fundamentals of the game of softball. Youth girls from Oakdale and surrounding communities have been playing for the Oakdale Heat, a travel softball team based out of Oakdale.

November 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

One of the many things that I've learned over the years is to not assume that there aren't any dishonest people around the many marinas and businesses that I visit. One of the toughest lessons that I learned while out fishing was coming back to my boat's trailer that had been stripped of its axle and wheels. I'm not sure if it's changed over the years, but I remember leaving my things out in the open without worrying about someone stealing it, especially while at the lake. Those times have changed. I don't know ...

November 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Tight Lines

Thanksgiving, as we know it in the United States has deep roots in the history of our culture. It was first celebrated by the Pilgrims in the Fall of 1621 so they could give thanks for surviving their first year in the new world. In 1789 President George Washington proclaimed a national day of thanks and in 1863 President Abe Lincoln first made Thanksgiving a National Holiday. Probably more than any of the others, two specific thoughts stand out in relation to Thanksgiving and the outdoors. First is how it emphasizes the extent to which we are still dependent upon ...

November 23, 2016 | By DON MOYER | Local Sports


‘Big Time’ Wrestlers Coming To Region

Big Time Wrestling has entertained Bay Area crowds for more than 20 years. Now, they are making a trip to the Central Valley. On Saturday, Dec. 3 Big Time Wrestling will put on a show at Livingston High School. The independent wrestling show will bring their roster to the area for 'Holiday Havok.'

November 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Mustang Sports Teams Gearing Up For Winter

Oakdale High School welcomes soccer to the winter slate of Mustang sports this season. Both the boys and girls will be suiting up for the winter.

November 16, 2016 | | Local Sports


Stampede Scoreboard

The Oakdale Stampede varsity is one win away from winning the Super Bowl. The second seeded Stampede went to Atwater to take on the top seeded Thunder this past Saturday in the AFC Championship game. The Stampede silenced the Thunder 55-8 in the contest. In week three, the Thunder defeated Oakdale 28-14. Oakdale finished the regular season with a 9-1 overall record, tied with the Thunder.

November 16, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Girls Fall In Water Polo Section Finals

They say all good things must come to an end. Unfortunately for the Oakdale varsity girls water polo team, their reign as three-time defending CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Champions came to end as they fell to Davis Sr. High, 20-5, in the Division I finals on Saturday, Nov. 12.

November 16, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Gear Up For Annual MJC Turkey Trot Fun

Modesto Junior College Cross Country Team invites anyone looking for some exercise before their Thanksgiving Day dinner to participate in the 17th Annual Modesto Turkey Trot and Gobbler Walk on Thursday, Nov. 24 at the Tuolumne River Regional Park in Modesto.

November 16, 2016 | | Local Sports


Tennis Season Ends

For the first time in school history, the Oakdale girls tennis team advanced to the semifinals of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Championships. Coming off their 7-2 win over Patterson in the first round of the Division III tournament, Oakdale hit a major stumbling block when they took on River City on Monday, Nov. 7. The girls lost 8-1 in the semifinals.

November 16, 2016 | | Local Sports


Mustangs Ground Eagles 49-0 In Opening Round Action

Playoff football kicked off this past week and for the top seeded Oakdale Mustangs, Thursday night's home game was as dominant as it gets. In the first round of the 2016 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs, Oakdale blanked the 16th seeded McNair Eagles, 49-0.

November 16, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Turkey Season Opens

Upland game hunters statewide are geared up for the opportunity to bag their Thanksgiving dinner, as California's 2016 general fall wild turkey hunting season is now open statewide. Opening as of Saturday, Nov. 12, the season extends through Sunday, Dec. 11, with a bag limit of one turkey (either sex) per day and no more than two per season.

November 16, 2016 | | Local Sports


Cross Country Standout Prado Advances To State

School history was made at the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Cross Country Championships this past weekend, as Oakdale freshman Karina Prado qualified to advance to the CIF State Cross Country Championship.

November 16, 2016 | | Local Sports


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NHRA Season Thunders To Life In Pomona

The 57th annual Circle K NHRA Winter Nationals thundered into the history books this past weekend in Pomona, despite inclement weather during the first two ...

February 15, 2017 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Wrestling Mustangs Pin Down Ninth Straight Blue Banner

History was made inside Lincoln High School in Stockton on Saturday, Feb. 4 as the Oakdale Mustangs varsity wrestling team won its ninth straight Sac-Joaquin ...

February 08, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8

February 08, 2017 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Soccer Drops Sixth Straight

Since winning their only league game of the season on Jan. 17, the varsity girls soccer team has now dropped six straight league games. Oakdale ...

February 08, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustang Varsity Boys Back In Playoff Hunt For Soccer

Just over a week ago the varsity boys soccer team was on the outside looking in to the upcoming playoff picture. Following a pair of ...

February 08, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Shorthanded Lady Mustangs Drop Two Of Three

Injuries to numerous players left the varsity Lady Mustangs basketball team shorthanded in a trio of league games this past week. The squad was without ...

February 08, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustangs Boy Hoopsters Suffer Tough VOL Losses

Two recent league games for the Oakdale varsity boys' basketball team ended in defeat. Oakdale's (4-21, 1-10) difficult week started with a 46-32 home ...

February 08, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

There's a tree in my neighborhood that's been my springtime indicator for the past 20 years. It's an almond tree that I ...

February 08, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1

February 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Freshman Female Phenom Finds Success On Mat

Oakdale High School wrestling is the gold standard for wrestling in the area. They have 10 straight Section Titles to prove it. Oakdale's success ...

February 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

First: Virginia Whitworth, Sylvia Colyn, Donna Uhler, Michelle Schilber - 129

February 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustang Hoopsters Split League Road Games

Oakdale's varsity girls basketball team hit the road this week for a pair of Valley Oak League contests. On Tuesday, Jan. 24 the Lady ...

February 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustang Hoop Boys Win Wild Double OT Home Game

It has been nearly two calendar years since the Oakdale varsity boys basketball team won a Valley Oak League game. Their last league victory came ...

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


Two Wrestlers Take Top Honors In Gilroy Tourney

Competing in the two day Mid-Cals in Gilroy, the Oakdale Mustang wrestling team took eight of their wrestlers to the Bay Area over the weekend ...

February 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Wins Tough To Come By For Oakdale Squads

For both the boys and girls Oakdale varsity soccer teams, the winter has not been kind. Both teams suffered a pair of league losses this ...

February 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


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