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Mustangs Win VOL, Ready For Duals

Welcome back Dustin Harris.

February 01, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Grapplers Land Four Medals At Tim Brown Invitational

The blows to Oakdale High's varsity wrestling team continue to rain down.

January 25, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Mustangs Win Hoops Thriller Over Manteca

Oakdale High's varsity boys basketball team saw its Friday, Jan. 20 contest with Sonora postponed due to a power outage up the hill with the game now set for Saturday. And if the Mustangs' previous four Valley Oak League contests have taught us anything, it's to expect a battle.

January 25, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Athlete of the Week - Hondo Arpoika

With over 400 wrestlers packed into multiple brackets for all 14 weight classes, the 2012 Lloyd C. Engel Tournament in Escalon earlier this month proved to be one of the toughest local tournaments this season. Oakdale junior Hondo Arpoika made the most of his trip to Escalon with a first place title in the 'A' bracket at 195 pounds.

January 25, 2012 | | High School Sports


Oakdale Wrestlers Re-Group For Tim Brown Tourney

To quote the singing duo of Peaches and Herb, "Reunited and it feels so good…"

January 18, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Athlete of the Week - Vince Fauria

The departure of longtime varsity standout Jake Martinez was a big blow to the Oakdale High School boys basketball program. But while players stepped in to fill his role in the post, Oakdale senior Vince Fauria blossomed into a key role in Oakdale's frontcourt.

January 18, 2012 | | High School Sports


Mustangs Thrill On Homecoming

Oakdale High's varsity boys basketball team played to an exciting 40-39 loss to East Union after Winter Homecoming festivities on Jan. 13. The action capped an evening that included freshman and junior varsity contests and included a crowd-rousing homecoming selection narrated by Oakdale announcer Pete Simoncini. For additional information on the homecoming game and Oakdale's prince, king, princess and queen selections, see the Jan. 18 print edition of the Oakdale Leader.

January 16, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Winter Season Standouts - Lady Mustangs Tackle Deep League Lineup

Oakdale High's varsity girls basketball team had better sharpen their weapons in 2012, because every Valley Oak League contest is bound to be a battle.

January 11, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Winter Season Standouts - New-Look Oakdale Grapplers Tangle Tough

If the high school wrestling season is a roller coaster, then Friday and Saturday's action at the Doc Buchanan Invitational in Clovis caught Oakdale at the lowest point they may reach this season.

January 11, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Athlete of the Week - Justin Martinez

The lanky figure of Justin Martinez doesn't just help him get that can of beans from the top shelf. Oakdale's imposing center on the varsity basketball team has emerged into a serious and dynamic role on the prep court this season.

January 11, 2012 | | High School Sports


Winter Season Standouts - Varsity Basketball Boys Eye VOL Giants

To be the best you have to beat the best, but the best are pretty darn good.

January 11, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Athlete of the Week - Tyler Noon

With the No. 5 ranked team in the state looming across Oakdale High's home mat on Dec. 23, Mustang wrestlers knew they needed some significant upsets to stay unbeaten in dual action this season.

January 04, 2012 | | High School Sports


Mustang Varsity Boys Earn Rotary Championship Rematch

A dominant second quarter gave Los Banos High's varsity boys basketball team a three-point lead over Oakdale at the half and momentum for a potential run at the 42nd Annual Oakdale Rotary Classic finals, but Mustang seniors Justin Hernandez and Nathan Van Ryn were not to be denied a championship rematch.

January 04, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Round Two: More Sports News Makes Headlines

Summer sports and the start of a new school year meant plenty of action for the Leader's sports section.

January 04, 2012 | | High School Sports


Wrestling Mustangs Claim Upset Over Highly Touted Gilroy Squad

If Oakdale High wrestling fans wanted an improbable upset victory for Christmas, than Santa granted their wishes during unlikely dual meet at the Mustang gymnasium on Dec. 23.

January 04, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


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Mustangs Fall To Ugly Eagles In NorCal Championship

Keeping the game close early, Oakdale's varsity football Mustangs finally ran out of steam and couldn't hold off an undefeated Clayton Valley Charter School squad, falling 28-7 in the CIF NorCal Regional Division II championship game on Saturday.

December 17, 2014 | Marg Jackson | High School Sports


Section Championship - Mustangs Roar Back To Tame Inderkum Tigers

Bend, but don't break.

December 10, 2014 | Dennis D. Cruz | High School Sports


Wrestlers Grapple To Second Place Showing In Bakersfield

Though still missing plenty of team members – continuing with their football season – the Oakdale High School wrestling team packed its gym bags and headed down south to Bakersfield for the weekend's annual Rumble for the Rig tournament. OHS claimed second place out of 20 top wrestling schools from throughout the state. Oakdale had many standouts including four first place finishers, a pair of second place finishers and three others finishing in the top five.

December 10, 2014 | | High School Sports


MUSTANG WRESTLING

In advance of the upcoming wrestling season, The Leader sent a questionnaire to head coach Steve Strange, seeking some thoughts on the campaign. Following are the questions and coach Strange's answers.

December 03, 2014 | Steve Strange | High School Sports


Mustangs Power Past Rio Linda To Section Finals

Oakdale punched its ticket for the 2014 Division III CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Championship game after dismantling 10th seeded Rio Linda 41-14 Friday night, Nov. 28.

December 03, 2014 | Dennis D. Cruz | High School Sports


Mustangs Ground Eagles, Advance To Semifinals

The Oakdale Mustangs welcomed Vista Del Lago this past Friday night to The Corral with the winner advancing to the semifinals of the 2014 Sac Joaquin Section Championship in Division III. Oakdale pulled away in the fourth quarter of the Nov. 21 contest to win 42-14 and keep their season alive.

November 26, 2014 | Dennis D. Cruz | High School Sports


Banner Boys – Varsity Soccer Squad Claims Section Championship

Taking down the top seed on Saturday, the Oakdale varsity Mustangs brought home the coveted blue banner, winning the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III soccer title over Christian Brothers.

November 19, 2014 | Dennis D. Cruz | High School Sports


Fall Sports Wrap – Volleyball, Cross Country Close Out Campaigns

Playoff action has concluded for a couple of Oakdale squads, as the volleyball girls and cross country teams wrapped up their seasons recently. Following is a look at their final performances.

November 19, 2014 | Dennis D. Cruz | High School Sports


Varsity Football Mustangs Claim Share Of VOL Crown

On the final night of the 2014 regular season, it was a massive, standing room only crowd that gathered at The Corral to see the Mustangs honor the 25 seniors playing in their final home league game, as well as playing for a share of the Valley Oak League title. Oakdale welcomed Central Catholic, and what appeared to be close a thousand of their fans Friday night, Nov. 7. However, it was the home crowd that had the final roar as they watched their Mustangs thrive in a 48-28 victory.

November 12, 2014 | Dennis D. Cruz | High School Sports


Soccer Squad Rolls - Mustangs Advance To Semifinals In CIF Section Tournament

Oakdale High School's varsity soccer team is off to a fast start in this year's CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III soccer tournament, shutting out visiting Johnson 4-0 and following that up with a 5-1 home win over Rio Americano.

November 12, 2014 | Dennis D. Cruz | High School Sports


Soccer Squad Second In Valley Oak League

The Oakdale Mustangs varsity soccer team will be making its return to the CIF Sac-Joaquin Sections playoffs. Oakdale finished the 2014 regular season on the road this week, falling to the undefeated Weston Ranch Cougars 2-1 and then rebounded with a 4-1 victory over winless Central Catholic.

November 05, 2014 | Dennis D. Cruz | High School Sports


Going Out On Top - Longtime Volleyball Coach Calls It A Career

Emotions ran high on Thursday, Oct. 30 inside the gym at Oakdale High School as the 2014 edition of the Lady Mustangs claimed the Valley Oak League varsity volleyball title in the final regular season game for longtime coach Shelli Ponce.

November 05, 2014 | Dennis D. Cruz | High School Sports


Oakdale Pounces On Visiting Jaguars

Coming off a tough road loss, the varsity Mustangs rebounded nicely at home against the Kimball Jaguars running away with a 49-2 football victory on Friday, Oct. 24.

October 29, 2014 | Dennis D. Cruz | High School Sports


Mustangs Fall To Sierra In VOL Showdown

With the Valley Oak League shaping up to be a three horse race (Sierra, Oakdale and Central Catholic) this late in the season, fans of both Oakdale and Sierra packed the bleachers at Sierra High School's "The Den" Friday night, Oct. 17 to see the Timberwolves host the Mustangs in a battle of the unbeatens. The fans were treated to a nailbiter that saw the home team escape with a 31-20 victory.

October 22, 2014 | Dennis D. Cruz | High School Sports


Fall Sports Wrap – Crucial Contests Dot Late Fall Slate

As the nights grow longer and the days shorter, the 2014 fall sports season is rapidly coming to an end. With just two weeks remaining for some of the sports and others gearing up for playoffs, every game is crunch time for Oakdale High School. Following is information from a variety of sports that were in action this week.

October 22, 2014 | Dennis D. Cruz | High School Sports


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