Two weeks into the Valley Oak League schedule, Oakdale High's girls tennis team sports a spotless record with four wins over conference foes.
It doesn't take much serious scrutiny to see why Oakdale High's varsity girls water polo is on the brink of another conference championship and run into the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE - Oakdale High's varsity volleyball team landed two big wins over top-tier division I opponents this week, while water polo, tennis, golf and soccer teams battled against opponents on their respective schedules.
Oakdale High's soccer program rebounded from a rough start to the week while Mustang tennis and volleyball teams continued their fall success in recent action.
Oakdale High's freshman girls took first place among all competing teams in the small school division at the Sierra Invitational Cross Country Meet on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Legion Park in Modesto.
Oakdale High's senior center attacker on the varsity water polo team didn't wait long to show opposing programs why his dominance in the middle of the pool is to be feared.
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE -- Ripon High's first-year water polo program brought out a big fan base for their first ever home contest and Valley Foothill Conference match, but Oakdale's varsity boys broke away from a tight match with 10 unanswered goals and a 24-7 blowout on Wednesday.
Oakdale High volleyball, cross country and girls golf teams enjoyed some collective success during recent preseason and Valley Oak League action in the Sac-Joaquin Section.
When life serves you lemons you make lemonade, and when life serves you a volleyball you better dig that thing up.
Oakdale High's varsity boys cross country team exploded onto the 2011 scene with victories over Ceres and Central Valley in a three-way preseason showdown in Ceres on Thursday, Sept. 1. Erick Padilla finished first overall (18 minutes, 39 seconds) and Mario Jimenez was just behind in second (18 minutes, 54 seconds). Oakdale runners followed with three other sub-21 minute times on the 5,000-meter course.
On Sept. 2 and 3, Oakdale High's varsity girls water polo team landed a sixth place finish at the highly touted Central Valley Showdown in Clovis, while Oakdale's boys soccer team landed runner-up honors at the competitive Gregori Tournament.
Oakdale High senior and volleyball standout Justina Keith worked all summer to recover from a devastating injury that sidelined her for months. For more information on her injury, recovery and her contributions to the OHS volleyball team catch the Sept. 7 print edition of the Oakdale Leader.
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE -- A late rally gave Oakdale High's varsity volleyball team taste of a comeback in the third game, but Pitman netters capitalized on repeated kill attempts to steal a 3-0 victory from the host Mustangs in Oakdale's first official contest of the season on Wednesday.
The Oakdale Leader's second annual all-sports preview detailing the varsity programs at Oakdale High and their respective schedules will appear in the upcoming Aug. 31 edition of the Oakdale Leader. Be sure to collect your hard copy of this special preview edition of The Leader.
A come from behind win over Golden Valley advanced Oakdale High's summer baseball team into the semifinal round of the Oakdale hosted Vermulen Tournament on Saturday.
After a lackluster performance on Tuesday, Jan. 13 against visiting Weston Ranch, the Oakdale varsity basketball boys saddled up and put on their best performance of the young season. Coming off the embarrassing 68-23 home loss against Weston Ranch, Oakdale gathered its first Valley Oak League win of the campaign with a 66-55 home win over East Union on Thursday, Jan. 15.
The OHS wrestling team hosted a Valley Oak League double dual meet on Wednesday, Jan. 14, as visitors Kimball and Sierra came to town to take on the Mustangs.
Oakdale wrestlers made their presence felt this past weekend at a pair of two-day tournaments.
Valley Oak League play tipped off this week for Oakdale's boys basketball teams, with all levels in action. The Mustang boys took their act on the road for a contest on Wednesday night, Jan. 7 and also were on the road Friday.
The 45th annual Oakdale Rotary Classic came to a close on Monday night, Dec. 29. The three-day basketball tournament featured eight local schools, including the host school Mustangs. Oakdale's varsity boys finished the tournament with a record of 1-2. The Mustangs fell to Hughson in the first round Friday night, bounced back to defeat Los Banos on Saturday, and then fell to Grace Davis in the consolation game on Monday night, 71-63.
The 2014-15 basketball preseason came to a close Saturday night, Jan. 3 when the varsity Lady Mustangs hosted the Lady Tigers of Terra Nova, a game that resulted in a thrilling Terra Nova overtime victory, 52-45.
Oakdale High School may still be on winter break from academic classes, but its varsity and junior varsity boys basketball teams hit the hardwood in the annual Oakdale Rotary Classic tournament over the holiday break.
On a cold, damp night outside, the varsity boys were making it rain three's inside the Oakdale High School gym on the basketball court. The varsity Mustangs knocked down four treys to help lift them to a 57-52 victory over visiting Atwater on Tuesday, Dec. 16.
It was a rough night for the Lady Mustangs overall as teams at all three levels – freshmen, junior varsity and varsity teams lost to longtime rivals, the Sonora Wildcats on Dec. 19. Even though Sonora is no longer in the Valley Oak League, there was that midseason atmosphere when the teams clashed in a non-league preseason girls' varsity basketball game in Oakdale. The youngest Lady Mustangs fell 57-19 and the JV team tumbled, 60-23 against the visitors.
Although the calendar will show that we are only at the midway point of the 2014-2015 school year, OHS senior Jennifer Guzman is off to a memorable start.
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.
Bend, but don't break.
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.
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.
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.
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