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Fishing Report

Competitive bass fishing like every other sport, has its winners and losers. I personally don't know of a more humbling sport. Many anglers like to practice before a big tournament. They're not necessarily trying to hook the fish, instead they're trying to gauge whether or not an area is productive by the numbers of bites they get. Sometimes they can even tell a big fish bite from a small fish bite, or they will fish with barbless hooks, allowing the fish to shake the bait off as they play it towards the boat. To the outsider, practice ...

June 08, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


OHS Alumnus Farquer Qualifies For CNFR Finals

Former Oakdale High School graduate Colton Farquer will be saddling up and heading to Casper, Wyoming for the 2016 College National Finals Rodeo. Farquer, a current student at Cal Poly, is a champion tie down roper and will be competing in the seven-day event that begins Sunday, June 12 and wraps up on Saturday, June 18.

June 08, 2016 | | Local Sports


Girls Soccer Awards Presented For Season

Although the Oakdale Lady Mustangs varsity soccer team fell short of making the postseason, the girls had a productive campaign and were awarded for their efforts. In what varsity girls head coach Alfredo Quiroga described as a "last second scramble" the team held their awards ceremony recently. Nine varsity and six junior varsity girls were honored for their play in the 2015-2016 season.

June 08, 2016 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Clawed By Vista Del Lago Eagles

The quest for a second CIF Sac-Joaquin Section softball championship in three years was cut short by the Cinderella Vista del Lago Eagles in a thrilling 6-5 extra innings elimination game.

June 01, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Life Preserver Loaner Program Takes Effect

The Kids Don't Float Program, which provides life preservers for borrowed use to visitors enjoying the Mokelumne River, began its summer season in time for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The program got underway on Saturday, May 28this year and this marks the seventh year for Kids Don't Float, which was conceived as a result of a tragic drowning on the river in April, 2009.

June 01, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Expect the waterways to be crowded if you're planning on heading out, now that the 'summer' season has started. Last year I fished on Sunday and Monday during Memorial Day weekend and surprisingly didn't have to deal with a lot of boat traffic. My secret was to fish very early on both days, while making sure to be off the water around noon. One of the lakes I visited was Lake Pardee. Lake Pardee doesn't allow body contact with the water so there were only fisherman on the lake which made it a nice getaway from the ...

June 01, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Seven Oakdale Wrestlers Heading To Gilroy Camp

A wrestler's job is never done. Although some wrestlers just wrestle during the winter, many Oakdale wrestlers stay busy on the mats year round to keep up with their high standards. Oakdale High School's wrestling program has been a powerhouse for well over a decade and it is due to their hard efforts on and off the mat. Seven of the team's wrestlers will be joining in the fourth annual Gilroy Wrestling Midcals Elite Summer Camp. The three day camp opens on Friday, June 17 and concludes on Sunday, June 19 at Gilroy High School.

June 01, 2016 | | Local Sports


Chappell Returning To State For Fourth Time

For the fourth time in as many years Oakdale's Hannah Chappell will be heading to the State Championships in discus. Chappell continued her dominance at the Section level with a win at the CIF Masters Meet this past week.

June 01, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

1st - Michelle Schilber, Charlene Banducci, Brenda Joslin, Addie Hansberry - 121

June 01, 2016 | | Local Sports


California Outdoors

Hunting with Drones

June 01, 2016 | By CARRIE WILSON California Department Of Fish And Wildlife | Local Sports


2016 Mustang Baseball Awards Handed Out

Oakdale's three baseball teams were honored on Tuesday night, May 24. Honoring each of the teams were head coaches Nate Gregory, Chris Henry and Chris Jackson.

June 01, 2016 | | Local Sports


OHS Hosts Tom Moore Youth Classic Track Meet

This Memorial Day weekend, nearly 40 youth track and field teams will invade Oakdale High School for the 11th annual Tom Moore Youth Classic Meet. This free to the public two day event begins on Saturday, May 28 at 8 a.m. and resumes Sunday at 8 a.m. for the finals.

May 25, 2016 | | Local Sports


Girls Place Fourth At Track, Field Sections

Bella Vista High School hosted the Olympic like games for the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Track and Field Finals.

May 25, 2016 | | Local Sports


Hunters Urged To Submit Applications For Big Game

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting applications for the 2016 Big Game Drawing. Applications for elk, antelope, bighorn sheep, premium deer tags and fundraising drawing tags may be submitted anywhere California fishing or hunting licenses are sold. Applications must be submitted before midnight on June 2, 2016.

May 25, 2016 | | Local Sports


Mustang Boys Bounced In First Round Play

Oakdale's varsity baseball team's roller coaster season came to an abrupt halt on Monday, May 16. The eighth seeded Mustangs hosted the ninth seeded Pioneer in the first round of the 2016 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section DIII playoffs, and fell short 2-1.

May 25, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


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Can Raiders Live up to Hype?

Football fans across the globe can come out of hibernation as football season is officially upon us. For Raider Nation, August and September has been ...

September 07, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Records Fall At Indianapolis Labor Day Nationals

The 62nd Chevrolet Performance US Nationals took place over the Labor Day Weekend in Indianapolis, Indiana. Track records fell in both Top Fuel and Funny ...

September 07, 2016 | By JEFF BURGHARDT -Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Evening Of Remembrance Sets Stage For Football Win

The past is in the past. Last week's varsity football road loss to Sonora made it seem to some like "The sky is falling ...

September 07, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7

September 07, 2016 | | Local Sports


JV Colts Squad Falls To Comets

Oakdale's junior varsity football Colts welcomed the Comets of Crater High School this week. The Comets traveled seven-plus hours from Central Point, Oregon and ...

September 07, 2016 | | Local Sports


Home, Road Contests Keep OHS Squads Busy

As the calendar turned to September, Oakdale fall athletics turned their attention to Valley Oak League action as well as playing against non-league foes. Many ...

September 07, 2016 | | Local Sports


STAMPEDE SCOREBOARD

Due to the Labor Day holiday, the Stampede games were held following The Leader's holiday deadline. Oakdale's youth squads hosted the Manteca Jaguars ...

September 07, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

18 Hole Ladies

September 07, 2016 | | Local Sports


OHS Ponies Saddle Up; Enjoy 2-0 Season Start

Week two of the freshman football campaign on Thursday evening ended with a victory. Oakdale's freshmen, the Ponies, defeated the visiting Los Banos Tigers ...

September 07, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Locals Battle At Global Knockout 7

Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort was the site for Global Knock-Out 7 Saturday night, Aug. 27. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fans were treated to a dozen ...

September 05, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fall Sports Wrap

Preseason contests saw plenty of Oakdale teams in action this week, the Mustang and Lady Mustangs squads hitting the courts, fields and pools for scrimmage ...

August 31, 2016 | | Local Sports


Mustangs Varsity, JV Fall To Rival Sonora

For the 100th time, Oakdale and Sonora squared off on the varsity football field. Over the last decade it has been Oakdale walking away with ...

August 31, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Labor Day Weekend Triathlon Slated In Bear Valley Village

The picturesque setting of Alpine County will be the location of the 24th annual Bear Valley Triathlon. The popular central Sierra Labor Day Weekend tradition ...

August 31, 2016 | | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

THURSDAY, SEPT. 1

August 31, 2016 | | Local Sports


Stampede Scoreboard

Oakdale's youth football and cheer program kicked off this past weekend with the Stampede hosting the Central Valley 49ers. The Stampede made short work ...

August 31, 2016 | | Local Sports


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