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Upland Game Bird Stamp Art Contest Winner Tapped

A painting of a Wilson's snipe has been chosen by a panel of judges as the winning entry in the 2017-2018 California Upland Game Bird Stamp Art Contest. The painting was created by Jeffrey Klinefelter of Etna Green, Indiana.

January 17, 2018 | | Local Sports


Varsity Lady Mustangs Take Two Of Three

A strong offensive week propelled the Oakdale Lady Mustangs varsity soccer team into the playoff hunt. Winning two of three Valley Oak League contests has the Lady Mustangs currently in fifth place in the Valley Oak League standings.

January 17, 2018 | | Local Sports


California Outdoors

This is a question and answer column offered through the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. If you have a question about wildlife, the outdoors, rules and regulations, etc., send your question via email to CalOutdoors@wildlife.ca.gov. While department experts cannot answer every question, they will pick a few to answer in this column.

January 17, 2018 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Varsity Basketball Boys Split Week’s Contests

For the second consecutive season, the Oakdale varsity boys basketball team defeated East Union at home. Last season the team needed double-overtime to take down the Lancers, but this past week Oakdale had little problem knocking them out in regulation, 54-43.

January 17, 2018 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Wrestlers Battle Through Busy Week

It was a busy week for the Oakdale wrestling program. The boys and some female grapplers hit the mats for Valley Oak League competition, as well as tournament action.

January 10, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 10

January 10, 2018 | | Local Sports


Saturday Run In Stockton

The Inaugural Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 5k and 10k Walk/Run is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 13, in downtown Stockton. This new Walk/Run gives participants the choice of a 10k Run or 5k Run/Walk, on two extremely flat and fast courses. Registration and day of event entry fees, for both races, are $50 for adults, 18 and over and $25 for youth, 17 and under. There will be an early race-packet pick up held on Friday, Jan. 12, from noon to 6 p.m., at Fleet Feet Sports Stockton, 277 Lincoln Ctr., Stockton. Race-day check in and ...

January 10, 2018 | | Local Sports


OBSA Sign-Ups

Oakdale Baseball Softball Association (OBSA) is currently accepting sign-ups for the upcoming 2018 season. The recreational league is for youths, ages 4-15 years old. Competitive team play opportunities at the end of the recreation season will be offered as well. Registration can be filled out online on their website www.Oakdalebsa.com or in person. OBSA offers T-Ball to fast pitch.

January 10, 2018 | | Local Sports


Kjeldgaard Signs To Play Football For Fresno State

Oakdale High School senior Matt Kjeldgaard recently made his post-high school destination known: he will be playing football at Fresno State this fall. For the six-foot, three inch 275-pound Kjeldgaard, Fresno State was the top choice out of several.

January 10, 2018 | | Local Sports


Varsity Girls Basketball Team Splits Games

It was a week of mixed reviews for the Oakdale varsity girls basketball team.

January 10, 2018 | | Local Sports


Varsity Lady Mustang Soccer Falls In Second Half

The Oakdale Lady Mustangs returned to soccer action on Thursday night, Jan. 4. In their first game since Dec. 21, Oakdale traveled to Manteca to take on Sierra. Oakdale gave up five second half goals in the 7-1 road loss to the Timberwolves.

January 10, 2018 | | Local Sports


Boys Soccer Silences Wolves In Varsity Road Victory

In their lone game of the week, the Oakdale Mustangs shut out the Sierra Timberwolves 3-0 in varsity boys soccer action. The Valley Oak League (VOL) showdown took place Wednesday, Jan. 3 at Sierra High School in Manteca. This was the first game back from the winter break and the Mustangs looked fierce. Entering the game, Oakdale was 0-2 in league play, while Sierra was 2-0.

January 10, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Learn Golf, Life Skills Through First Tee Program

The First Tee of Central Valley has announced its 2018 Program Schedule. Clinics offering Life Skill and golf instruction for youth ages 6-17 are set to begin on Monday, March 19 at eight golf facilities in four counties. Participating locations include Modesto Municipal, St. Stanislaus, River Oaks (Ceres), Rancho Del Rey (Atwater), Merced Country Club, Phoenix Lake (Sonora) as well as Dryden Park and Creekside. Lessons will focus on the fundamentals of golf as well as The First Tee Healthy Habits and Nine Core Values.

January 10, 2018 | | Local Sports


Varsity Mustang Hoopsters Drop Pair Of VOL Games

The 2017-2018 Oakdale boys basketball league season is off to a shaky start for the varsity team. Oakdale (5-9, 0-2) began Valley Oak League play on the road against Kimball (8-7, 1-1) on Wednesday, Jan. 3 with a 66-53 loss and followed up with a 74-38 home loss to Weston Ranch (10-3, 2-0) on Friday, Jan. 5.

January 10, 2018 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

It's been a few years since I've fished team tournaments. This year I'll be fishing a circuit that starts this month and ends in October. In preparing for the upcoming season, I've had to update some of my cold weather clothing. The one thing I don't want to be is cold. Our first two tournaments are at Lake Oroville and Lake Shasta. Learning from my past mistakes, I cut no corners in purchasing cold weather fishing clothing. What I've learned from being out in the cold is that I'd rather spend more money ...

January 10, 2018 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


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Mustang Golfers Stay On Par For VOL Title

The Oakdale High School boys golf team continues to dominate the Valley Oak League. The Mustangs completed the season sweep over East Union this past ...

April 18, 2018 | | Local Sports


Boys Basketball Season Hardware Handed Out

Oakdale High School honored its 2017-2018 boys basketball players on Monday night, April 9 with the annual awards ceremony. Coaches, players, families and fans gathered ...

April 18, 2018 | | Local Sports


Softball’s Lady Mustangs Win 13th Straight

A pair of wins for the Oakdale High School Lady Mustangs varsity softball team has them sitting in first place. In a competitive Valley Oak ...

April 18, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

I was recently out fishing on the Delta with a friend and he mentioned to me out of frustration that he had all this tackle ...

April 18, 2018 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Bulls, Broncs And Buckles Rule The Week

For nearly seven decades, rodeo fans from across the globe have invaded The Cowboy Capital of the World for the PRCA Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo ...

April 18, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Varsity Baseball Boys Fall In Championship Game

A promising start to the 2018 Mark Dickens Invitational ended in disappointment for the host Oakdale Mustangs.

April 11, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11

April 11, 2018 | | Local Sports


Varsity Softball Girls Run League Mark To 11-0

Oakdale High School's varsity softball team remains unbeaten after defeating Sierra 6-0 on the road. In the Valley Oak League showdown, the Lady Mustangs ...

April 11, 2018 | | Local Sports


Tennis Boys Sweep Lathrop

In a doubleheader against Lathrop, the Oakdale High School boys tennis team was flawless. Over spring break the Mustangs went to Lathrop to take on ...

April 10, 2018 | | Local Sports


Escalon’s Solari Takes Win At 99 Speedway Opener

After four aborted attempts due to rain, the Stockton 99 Speedway successfully launched its 2018 season under clear blue skies on Sunday afternoon, April 8.

April 10, 2018 | By DALE BOSOWSKI Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Junior Varsity Tournament Halted By Spring Rains

The Oakdale High School junior varsity baseball team hosted its annual Rotary Club Spring Tournament this past week. Oakdale went 2-0 but the championship round ...

April 10, 2018 | | Local Sports


NHRA Does The Four-Step In Las Vegas

If you ever thought 10,000 plus horsepower, fire breathing race cars, racing side by side at speeds well over 300 mph was extreme – try ...

April 10, 2018 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

Beauty and the Beast - 1 Best Ball + One Worst Ball

April 10, 2018 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

My latest addiction has been online tackle shopping through the various Facebook fishing Flea Market pages. Some of the deals that I've found have ...

April 10, 2018 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Junior Olympics Boxing Coming To Oakdale

Oakdale High School will welcome in some exciting young boxers on Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22.

April 10, 2018 | | Local Sports


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