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Varsity, JV Baseball Teams Take Victories Over Merced

The calendar may say it is still winter, but Oakdale baseball is back in the swing of things. On Friday, Feb. 24 Oakdale hosted Merced and won in convincing fashion, 9-0, in their first non-league game of the 2017 season.

March 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Like a lot of anglers, I've been restricted to staying home and waiting for the rain to subside. While home, I watched a few fishing shows and couldn't help to think about one of the most overlooked aspects of becoming a professional angler. You've got to be a salesman! Some of the best bass anglers I know never made it very far because they weren't the best in front of a camera, didn't have that certain look, or didn't speak as well as the next guy. Catching fish in a lot of ways is ...

March 01, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Fishing Report

I'm beginning to see an increase in boats being towed through my neighborhood, leading me to believe that the fishing must be improving. Obviously, the weather has something to do with it, but I'm going to trust my instincts and hold to my original belief. If you fish long enough, you can't help to not notice the subtle changes. From my earliest of days, I can remember trying to analyze why a fish only bit in a certain spot, and only on a certain bait. Since then, I've tried to take those bits of information to ...

February 22, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


NASCAR, Indy Car Racing Series Ready To Go Green

For 2017, NASCAR has several changes in the news. First, and foremost, it is no longer the "Sprint Cup" series. It is now the "Monster Energy NASCAR Cup" series. There have also been some changes made to the championship points earned at each event. Most of these point changes have been made to increase the on-track racing excitement for the fans. In the last several years, most events simply came down to fuel mileage strategies and not much on track competitive racing activities. Typically, most of the exciting racing occurred in the last 10 to 30 laps of any event ...

February 22, 2017 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Annual Fishing Tournament Offered At Oak Grove Park

San Joaquin County Parks and Delta Fly Fishers are presenting the Bob McMillen Memorial Fishing Tournament, set for Saturday, March 4 at Oak Grove Regional Park. The park is on West Eight Mile Road in Stockton.

February 22, 2017 | | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22

February 22, 2017 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Close Out Sloppy Winter Soccer Season

Tuesday, Feb. 14 marked the season finale for the Oakdale varsity girls soccer team. Oakdale (4-17, 2-12) fell to Central Catholic (13-5-2, 10-3-1) 1-0 on the road to close out the campaign.

February 22, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Varsity Soccer Boys Rally To Beat Central Catholic

Three weeks ago the Oakdale Mustangs varsity boys playoff chances seemed dim. They were struggling and battling for a top four spot in the Valley Oak League (VOL). Catching fire late, the team then won five of their last six games and finished second in the VOL.

February 22, 2017 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports


Boys Basketball Season Closes With Road Loss

The 2016-2017 boys basketball season came to a close on Wednesday, Feb. 15 following a 62-45 road loss to first place Manteca. Oakdale (4-24, 1-13) battled in the first quarter with the unbeaten and league champion Buffaloes (22-5, 14-0) to a 17-14 deficit. The Mustangs trailed 28-21 at the half and could not regroup in the second half as the team was outscored 34-24 over the final 16 minutes.

February 22, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustang Wrestlers Pin Down Section D-III Championship

Oakdale wrestlers continue to shine this postseason. This past weekend the boys headed to compete in the 2017 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section D-III Divisionals at Vista del Lago High School. The Mustangs produced seven first place finishers, along with two second and two third place finishers to win the tournament.

February 22, 2017 | | Local Sports


Spring Training Underway For Multiple Mustang Squads

The groundhog may have seen his shadow earlier this month, but that won't stop Oakdale High School from prepping for the spring. This past week, Oakdale's spring sports squads began practicing in preparation for their upcoming seasons. Baseball, softball, track and field, boy's tennis, swimming and boy's golf will all soon be back in action on campus.

February 22, 2017 | | Local Sports


Loss To VOL Champ Manteca Closes Lady Hoops Season

The 2016-2017 girls basketball season came to a close on Tuesday night, Feb. 14 for Oakdale. On a night where three seniors were honored for their contributions and career with the team, Oakdale (13-14, 3-11) fell to first place Manteca (16-10, 13-1) by a final score of 63-46.

February 22, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Wrestling Mustangs Win 11th Straight VOL Title

For over a decade, the Oakdale Mustangs have dominated the Valley Oak League wrestling mats. On Saturday, Feb. 11 the boys went to Central Catholic High School for the annual Valley Oak League Championship tournament and continued that dominance.

February 15, 2017 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Drop Two Games In Varsity Action

A rough week for the Oakdale Lady Mustangs (13-13, 3-10) varsity basketball team, as the girls dropped both of their Valley Oak League games. On Tuesday evening the girls fell to Kimball (20-6, 11-2) at home 51-38 and then took a 63-52 road loss at Central Catholic (17-9, 8-5) on Thursday night.

February 15, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Senior Night Doesn’t Bring Win For Mustang Boy Hoops

Senior Night 2017 began on a high note for the eight senior varsity Mustang basketball boys, as they were honored prior to tip-off. However, by the end of the evening, the team on the court was not celebrating as Oakdale fell 83-42 to visiting Central Catholic (19-7, 10-3) on Friday night. Oakdale kept it close in the first half but were outscored 54-22 over the third and fourth quarters, sending the Mustangs to their fifth straight league loss. Earlier in the week the boys fell to Lathrop (15-11, 7-6) on the road by a final of 66-36.

February 15, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


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18 Hole Ladies

May 10, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf Squad Falls To Raiders By One Stroke

The Oakdale Mustangs boys golf team went through the season with just one loss on their record. On Monday, May 1 the team placed second ...

May 10, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

From now until the end of May our local fishing is at its best if you were to ask me. After that, there's still ...

May 10, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Long Awaited Ring Ceremony For State Champions

It was five month ago that the Oakdale varsity football team returned home from La Jolla as the 2016 CIF Division III State Champions. The ...

May 03, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Varsity Girls Tie For First, JV Squads Go Undefeated

For the 13th straight year the Oakdale varsity girls track and field team has won the Valley Oak League championship. The girls earned their unprecedented ...

May 03, 2017 | Nina Frisby | Local Sports


Mustang Tennis Team Wraps Up VOL Season

The 2017 boys tennis season came to a close for Oakdale in the Valley Oak League singles and doubles tournaments this past week. On Tuesday ...

May 03, 2017 | | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, MAY 3

May 03, 2017 | | Local Sports


Varsity Softball Girls Score 47 Runs In Four Games

There were mixed emotions for this week for the Oakdale varsity softball team. On one hand the girls had three shutout victories that they won ...

May 03, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Oakdale Golfers Finish Regular Season On Par

The Oakdale boys golf team finished their regular season with a nail-biting victory over East Union, defeating the Lancers 213-219 on Thursday, April 27. Oakdale ...

May 03, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustangs Sweep Sierra, Improve To 10-0 In League

A perfect 10. Through 10 Valley Oak League games, the Oakdale Mustangs varsity baseball team is 10-0 following a pair of wins against Sierra. On ...

May 03, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

If you've ever been bowling, you know that there's a few unwritten rules regarding etiquette. You're supposed to wait for the person ...

May 03, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Umpire Training Camp

The City of Livingston will host its first Umpire Training Camp for ages 14 through adults, open to residents throughout the region. This camp will ...

May 03, 2017 | | Local Sports


JV Mustang Baseball Boys Win Tournament

Oakdale junior varsity baseball hosted their annual spring tournament, going 3-0 and taking first place.

April 26, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustangs Get One Win In Spring Break Tournament

The baseball community gathered for the annual Mark Dickens Invitational Tournament in honor of former coach, the late Mark Dickens. Eight teams from the local ...

April 26, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

For years, many of the boaters that I know of have been asking for there to be a boater's license required. It looks like ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local Sports


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