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Oakdale Golfers Off To Hot Start

Mustang golfers are off to a 3-0 start, the boys enjoying a busy beginning to the 2016 season. The varsity linksters defeated Ceres 194-220 in non-league play, and opened their Valley Oak League season with a convincing 211-285 victory over Lathrop.

March 09, 2016 | | Local Sports


Edsall Named World’s Greatest Horseman

Oakdale resident Clayton Edsall recently participated in the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Championship in Texas and earned the title of World's Greatest Horseman. On Feb. 20, Edsall and his gelding horse Skeets Oak Peppy went into John Justin Arena in Fort Worth, Texas and took first place in the finals of the World's Greatest Horseman Championship.

March 09, 2016 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports


Oakdale Finishes Wrestling Season At State

Freshman grappler Ricky Torres capped off his successful rookie season with an eighth place finish at the 2016 CIF State Wrestling Meet. Torres and four other Mustangs battled with the best of what California high school wrestling had to offer in Bakersfield. The two day wrestle fest began at Rabobank Arena on Friday, March 4 and continued through Saturday, March 5.

March 09, 2016 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports


Stampede Sign-Ups

This fall a stampede is coming to Oakdale. Oakdale's youth football and cheer program is back and sign-ups begin on Thursday, March 3 for returning players and cheerleaders. Thursday, March 10 new player and cheerleader registration will take place for the Oakdale Stampede, along with returning players and cheerleaders. Each registration period will take place at Oakdale Junior High School from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

March 02, 2016 | | Local Sports


Pritchett, Wilkerson And Line Claim Wins At Wild Horse Pass

The second event of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series came into the Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park for the 32nd annual Carquest Auto Parts NHRA Nationals in Arizona over the weekend. Top Fuel featured six cars running under 3.80 seconds, with Doug Kalitta and his MAC Tools team nailing down the top qualifying spot with a strong 3.741 at 320.74 mph. Ron Capps and his NAPA Auto Parts team looked to continue their winning ways in Funny Car, garnering the top spot with 3.925 at 320.05 mph. As with the season opener in ...

March 02, 2016 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Soccer Girls Play Strong In Turlock Tournament

Oakdale's varsity soccer girls went to Pitman High School in Turlock to play in a two day soccer fest, kicking off preseason action. The Lady Mustangs went 3-1 in the tournament with a pair of shutout wins. Oakdale blanked Ceres 2-0 behind two second half goals. Sophomores Viviana Albor (midfielder and forward) and Talia Millard (midfielder) scored Oakdale's goals with assists by seniors Megan Burke (midfielder) and Bailey Antonio (midfielder). Defending the net were seniors Melissa Ibarra and Kaylee DeRuyter.

March 02, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Tournament Saturday

San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation and the Delta Fly Fishers will present the 13th Annual Bob McMillen Memorial Fishing Tournament on Saturday, March 5 at Oak Grove Regional Park in Stockton. Open to all ages.

March 02, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf Boys Swing Into Action

The Mustang boys golf team teed off the preseason with match play against their former league rival, Sonora. The two teams met at Mountain Spring Golf Course to play nine holes. Oakdale came out on top with a 204-228 victory. Sophomore David Myrtakis sat on top of the leaderboard with an impressive 37. Not far behind Myrtakis were his teammates Calvin Reed (40); Greg Wikoff (41) and Zackary Tamburrino (41). Tristan Jaramillo carded a 45 and Cole Liekhus finished the day at 51.

March 02, 2016 | | Local Sports


Five Mustang Wrestlers Heading To State

For a handful of Oakdale varsity Mustang wrestlers, the dream of becoming a CIF State Meet qualifier became a reality this weekend. Oakdale sent eight wrestlers to the Stockton Arena for the 2016 Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Championship for two days of high school wrestling action, and out of the hundreds of the section's most talented, by the end of the day on Saturday, Feb. 27 the elite from the section punched their tickets to next weekend's State Championship in Bakersfield.

March 02, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Multiple Mustang Teams On The Rise

Over the last three months, Mustang sports fans have made their way into the school's main gym to watch the winter sports of wrestling and basketball. Now that the sun is out, and the skies are clearing up, Oakdale fans will soon be able to make their way back outside to enjoy several spring sports, as student athletes look to close out the school year with a final sports season.

March 02, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2

March 02, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

This is the time of year when the launch ramps are beginning to get crowded. There's also sure to be one or two boats parked off to the side that are either not starting or not running right. Every year, like clockwork, I see a lot of boat owners that put their boat up for the winter and expect it to fire right up at the first sign of spring. It's commonly known amongst boat owners that one of the worst things that you can do to a boat's engine is to let it sit. So, it ...

March 02, 2016 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Wrap Up Season

Oakdale's varsity hardwood girls finished the 2015-2016 season on hard times. In what was a once promising season under first year varsity head coach Julie Ford, the team finished the season on an 11-game losing streak. The squad finished the season at East Union where Oakdale lost 52-38.

February 24, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

I've learned over the years to expect the unexpected when fishing with childhood friends. Several weeks ago I was contacted by a longtime friend who ensured me that the sturgeon bite was wide open where he lived. Excited, we both agreed on a date and began preparing for the trip. Being that I was unfamiliar with the place that we were going to be fishing, I agreed ahead of time to have him navigate the boat instead of me. The place that we were fishing was a mud flat that had a very narrow deep water channel. To add ...

February 24, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Baseball Fans Encouraged To Leap Into Ports Deal

The Stockton Ports minor league baseball team will be offering fans a special ticket package in honor of leap year on Monday, Feb. 29. For only $29, fans will be able to purchase a ticket and merchandise plan valued at $140.

February 24, 2016 | | Local Sports


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Annual 5K Run/Walk Promotes Brain Health

Here's a chance for you to run or walk for the health of that very important "muscle" in your body … your brain. Join in ...

June 15, 2016 | | Local Sports


Mustang Baseball Well Represented In All-VOL

The Mustang varsity baseball team finished second in the competitive Valley Oak League (VOL) this season after going 10-4 during the campaign. Oakdale's season ...

June 15, 2016 | | Local Sports


Open Water Festival Aids Alcatraz Prep

Members of the Oakdale Aquatics Masters swim team competed recently in the Lake Del Valle Open Water Festival. Oakdale residents Ray Jackson and Arijaan Bulk ...

June 15, 2016 | | Local Sports


Three Oakdale MMAs Battling At Event

The hard hitting world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is heading to the SaveMart Center for Bellator 156. Three of Oakdale MMA's own are ...

June 15, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

This summer so far hasn't turned out the way I planned it several months ago. In a perfect world, I'd be on the ...

June 15, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Chappell Takes Third In Final State Meet

A four year career came to a close for OHS senior Hannah Chappell this past weekend. The Alabama bound discus thrower competed in her final ...

June 08, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Trekkers Plan Events

Plans are underway for upcoming Volksport Walks at Treasure Island and Donner Memorial State Park. You can learn all about these group walks for fun ...

June 08, 2016 | | Local Sports


Special Ballpark Seat Recognizes Veterans

The Stockton Ports installed a POW/MIA (Prisoner of War/Missing in Action) Seat of Honor at Banner Island Ballpark and unveiled it on Saturday ...

June 08, 2016 | | Local Sports


Four-Day AAU Event Coming To Oakdale

The Olympic Games are heading to Rio this summer, but Oakdale will be hosting its own Olympic-style games at The Corral beginning on Wednesday, June ...

June 08, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

18 Hole Ladies

June 08, 2016 | | Local Sports


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

June 01, 2016 | | Local Sports


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