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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 | | Local 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 | Local 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 | Local 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 | Local 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 | Local 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 | Local 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 | Local 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 | Local 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 | Local 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 | Local 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 | Local 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 | Local 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 | Local Sports


Varsity Soccer Squad Corrals Buffaloes In Road Win

With playoffs looming, the Oakdale Mustangs varsity boys soccer team needed to make a big push this week. The team entered the week in third place in the Valley Oak League standings. Oakdale hosted Central Catholic and then went on the road to face the Buffaloes of Manteca in a crucial VOL showdown. The Mustangs stood tall and answered the challenge by blanking the Raiders 9-0 and earning a tough 5-2 road victory in Manteca, winning both games for the week.

October 15, 2014 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports


Record-Setting Day - Mustangs Rein In Levi’s Stadium Win Over Buffaloes

In the inaugural Friday Night Lights high school football series at Santa Clara's Levi's Stadium, two of the premier Valley Oak League contenders clashed on Saturday, Oct. 11 as the Oakdale Mustangs battled it out with the Manteca Buffaloes. Not only did the Mustangs win, the victory saw a record-setting effort, as Mustang senior Frankie Trent scored six touchdowns and rushed for over 200 yards, setting a Levi's Stadium record.

October 15, 2014 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports


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Mayday To Fight At UFC Fight Night

Excitement is building as in just one week, UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) Fight Night will see local fighter Michael "Mayday" McDonald clash with John "Hands ...

July 06, 2016 | | Local Sports


Junior Varsity Baseball Sizzles In Summer Ball

Oakdale High School Junior Varsity baseball coach Chris Henry and his boys have been busy this summer. The team has played in three tournaments and ...

July 06, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

I've been truck shopping lately. My current truck is 14 years old and has been a very good truck to me. I can remember ...

July 06, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Competitive Baseball Boys Take Home Hardware

Several Oakdale travel baseball teams recently completed their season and walked with three championship teams and two runner-up honors for the local squads. Five teams ...

July 06, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fish And Wildlife Department Offers July Rec Opportunities

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife calendar for July includes a variety of fun, educational opportunities around the region. Along with specific daily activities ...

July 06, 2016 | | Local Sports


Ultimate Dodgeball League Taking Sign-Ups For Season

Sky Zone Stockton is organizing an Ultimate Dodgeball continues through Thursday, July 7 at Sky Zone, in the Sherwood Mall at 5358 Pacific Ave., Stockton ...

July 06, 2016 | | Local Sports


North Squad Tops South In Rotary Football Classic

For those who needed a "Friday Night Lights" fix, they had the chance to make their way to Merced for the 31st annual North/South ...

June 29, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Recently while fishing New Melones Lake all intentions were to go after the kokanee that were supposed to be biting. What ended up happening was ...

June 29, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Stewart Smokes Field Sunday At Napa’s Sonoma Raceway

Tony Stewart, nicknamed "Smoke," utilized a daring pass in the last turn on the last lap to take his third Sonoma Toyota/Save Mart 350 ...

June 29, 2016 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Last Minute Push Gives Elliott K&N Series Win

The NASCAR K&N Series West series arrived at Sonoma Raceway in Wine Country on Saturday, prior to Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race ...

June 29, 2016 | By JEFF BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Father Time Can’t Keep Hoff From Softball Field

Since moving to Oakdale in 2012, 68-year-old Eric Hoff has been on the local senior softball scene. Hoff is a pitcher for the Animals, a ...

June 29, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Trekkers Meet July 11

Plans are underway for upcoming Volksport Walks at Brushy Peak near Livermore and Calaveras State Park near Manteca. You can learn all about these group ...

June 29, 2016 | | Local Sports


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