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Mustang Grapplers Dominate During Senior Night Bouts

On Wednesday night, Jan. 18 five Oakdale wrestling seniors were honored in front of the large crowd attending a Valley Oak League double dual meet inside the OHS Main Gym. Seniors Jake Abeyta, Trey Smith, Luis Ayala, Esteban Villasenor and Abel Garcia were all recognized on Senior Night 2017.

January 25, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Varsity Soccer Girls Drop Two

After winning their first Valley Oak League game a week ago, the varsity soccer girls returned to action but came up short in two contests. Oakdale (3-11, 1-6) were shut out by Kimball (5-10-1, 3-3-1) on Tuesday, Jan. 17 by a score of 3-0 at home and lost by a 5-1 final to visiting Central Catholic (8-3-1, 5-1) just two days later.

January 25, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

It's been a while since I've been so excited to go fishing. There's been a lot that's got in the way of me being able to go. This past weekend I did the unthinkable, I loaned out my truck to a family member. Something I never did before, or thought that I would ever do. Now, I just hope that nobody ever asks to borrow my truck again. I must have been caught during a moment of weakness. I still can't believe I allowed anyone to use my truck. I got my truck back, but ...

January 25, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Sign Up For Youth Hoops

Sign-ups are scheduled on Saturday, Jan. 21 for the upcoming youth basketball winter skills camp hosted by the Oakdale boys basketball program.

January 18, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

It's hard to believe that this time last year, many of us were hoping that we would have enough rain to finally end the drought. Fast forward to today, I'm wondering if this rain is ever going to stop. Weather is so unpredictable. Even today, with all the latest technology, I don't recall anyone last year predicting that we would have this amount of rain. Many experts in the field predicted the opposite. La Nina was supposed to proceed last year's El Nino, resulting in another drought. Like fishing, trying to make a prediction eventually humbles ...

January 18, 2017 | Jarrod Ballardo | Local Sports


Harmon Takes First Place At Tim Brown Memorial

Oakdale wrestlers competed twice this week. The boys hit the road for the second Valley Oak League dual meet of the season, and also competed at the 2017 Tim Brown Memorial over the weekend. On Wednesday night, Jan. 11 Oakdale traveled to Sierra High School to take on both Kimball and Sierra in the double dual meet. Oakdale's varsity dismissed Kimball 72-0 and followed up with a 64-15 victory over Sierra to take the meet. The junior varsity boys also made short work of the league foes, winning 60-9 over Kimball and 64-12 over Sierra.

January 18, 2017 | | Local Sports


Awards Ceremony Wraps Up Championship Season

The football community filed into the Oakdale High School main gym on Sunday night, Jan. 15 for the annual Mustangs football awards ceremony. With the stands (and doorways) packed with spectators and players from all three levels of Mustang football, varsity head coach Trent Merzon and his coaching staff honored the State's Division 3A Champions, along with the junior varsity and freshman players who took part in a memorable season.

January 18, 2017 | | Local Sports


Boy Hoopsters Fall Twice On The Road

Oakdale dropped two road games this past week to drop to 0-4 in Valley Oak League play this season. The varsity Mustang boys fell to Weston Ranch 45-35 on Tuesday night, Jan. 10 and then 62-45 to East Union.

January 18, 2017 | | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18

January 18, 2017 | | Local Sports


Varsity Soccer Girls Earn First VOL Win Of Season

After a slow start to the Valley Oak League campaign, the Oakdale varsity girls soccer team won its first league match of the season. Entering Thursday's road game against Weston Ranch 0-4 in league play, Oakdale shut out the Cougars by a 4-0 final to earn the victory. Oakdale scored two goals in the first half and did not slow down in the second. Sophomores Brianna Montoya and Gabriela Mayo each scored two goals and both added assists for the Lady Mustangs. Franchesca Ryan and Isabella Cobarruvias each added an assist to help power the Lady Mustangs to the ...

January 18, 2017 | | Local Sports


Heartbreaking Losses For Varsity Lady Mustangs

It was a tough week for the varsity girls basketball team. On Wednesday night, Jan. 11 the girls lost on a last second three-point shot by East Union to fall 42-41 and two nights later the girls dropped their third straight game with a 49-44 home loss to Weston Ranch.

January 18, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Eighth Grade Girls Claim MVAL Title

An undefeated season for the eighth grade Oakdale Junior High School girls basketball team earned them a championship. The girls went 17-0, and have compiled a 23-1 mark over their last 24 games, dating back to last season.

January 18, 2017 | | Local Sports


OHS Varsity Soccer Boys Find Offensive Rhythm

In two games this past week, Oakdale found the net 10 times to earn two Valley Oak League victories. Oakdale shut out Lathrop on the road 7-0 on Monday night, Jan. 9 and continued to have a big week with a 3-1 home win over Weston Ranch two nights later.

January 18, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11

January 11, 2017 | | Local Sports


Seventh Grade Girls Make Hoops History

In his first year as a teacher and coach at Oakdale Junior High School, Bobby Cole took on the seventh grade girls basketball team and turned them into champions. The girls went 17-0 on the year and won the MVAL, Mid Valley Athletic League, tournament.

January 11, 2017 | | Local Sports


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NHRA Thunders Into The Desert For Nationals

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series thundered into Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the 18th annual Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals over the weekend ...

April 05, 2017 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5

April 05, 2017 | | Local Sports


Varsity Softball Girls Fall At Home To Manteca

For the first time in nine years, the Oakdale (9-3, 2-1) varsity softball girls lost to Manteca (12-4, 4-1). The last time Oakdale lost to ...

April 05, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Opening Day For Ports

Minor League baseball returns to the region, with the Stockton Ports opening their 2017 season at the Stockton Ballpark on Thursday, April 6.

April 05, 2017 | | Local Sports


Perfect Start To VOL Season For Varsity Sluggers

Four games into the Valley Oak League season and the Oakdale High School Mustangs are a perfect 4-0. The first place Mustangs defeated East Union ...

April 05, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Oakdale Youth Wrestlers Grapple For State Honors

Nearly two dozen Oakdale youth wrestlers placed at the 2017 State of California Wrestling Alliance for the Youth (SCWAY) State Meet in Clovis. The three ...

April 05, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Corrals Manteca In Track And Field Meet

One week after Oakdale's dominant run came to a close, the Lady Mustangs bounced back in a big way with wins over Manteca. After ...

April 05, 2017 | | Local Sports


Swimmers Split Dual Meet

Oakdale swimmers traveled to Ripon to take on the Indians and East Union on Thursday, March 30. On the windy day, Oakdale's girls lost ...

April 05, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustang Golfers Split Matches

The Oakdale High School boys golf team suffered its first Valley Oak League loss on Wednesday, March 29 at the hands of Central Catholic. Oakdale ...

April 05, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

I remember reading that fish don't have much of a memory. All my experiences observing them both in the wild and in captivity lead ...

April 05, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Kids, Parents, And Community Gather For Festivities

Sunshine, ice cream, music and more were among the highlights from the Oakdale Baseball Softball Association (OBSA) Opening Day on Saturday, April 1.

April 05, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


AAU Hoop Tryouts Slated In Oakdale

Amateur Athletic Union Boys Youth basketball tryouts are being held at OHS this week. Coach Hondo Arpoika is seeking fifth and sixth grade boys to ...

March 29, 2017 | | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29

March 29, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Softball Girls Blank Kimball In VOL

The 2017 Valley Oak League softball season got underway for Oakdale's Lady Mustangs this past week, though it was delayed by 24 hours. Originally ...

March 29, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Mustang Varsity Baseball Sweeps VOL Rival Manteca

The Oakdale Mustangs baseball team is off to a hot start this season. Oakdale finished the preseason with a 7-1 record and opened league play ...

March 29, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


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