As it has for the last handful of years, Martin Luther King Jr. Day saw the hosting of the Oakdale High School Mustang football awards ceremony. Players and coaches from all three levels, along with a few hundred fans and proud parents, gathered in the school's main gym to honor the effort and success of the past season.
The Oakdale High School Sports Booster Club will be hosting their annual Dinner Dance Auction on Saturday, Feb. 27. The event will be open to the public from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the F.E.S. Hall on North Lee Avenue in Oakdale. Local band Remedy will be performing throughout the evening. Food is catered by House of Beef, which will be serving some of their signature dishes. Providing a no host bar will be the historic H-B saloon. A raffle for OHS merchandise will also be available along with a silent and live ...
Oakdale's Lady Mustangs varsity basketball girls hit the court for a pair of Valley Oak League games this past week. Oakdale (8-8, 1-3) earned their first league victory with a 56-50 road win over Weston Ranch (2-12, 0-3). Oakdale could not keep the momentum rolling, though, as they fell to Lathrop (8-6, 2-2) 36-19 two days later.
For the first time in ten years I purchased a Power Ball Ticket. Like many of you who purchased a ticket, it was nice thinking and talking about all the things that I would do if I won. I've always dreamed of someday going on tour with the Bassmasters while competing against some of the world's greatest fishermen. I figured that I would buy the best motorhome and bass boat that money can buy, while taking my family on the road with me across the country for at least one season. To be able to fish without worrying ...
Coming off an impressive Valley Oak League dual meet performance against Sierra, where Oakdale's varsity wrestling team beat Kimball 76-0 and Sierra 73-0, Oakdale headed north for the 2016 Tim Brown Memorial over the weekend.
Friday night, Jan. 8 the Lady Mustang varsity basketball girls welcomed Kimball to town. Coming off a 42-28 road loss to Sierra to start their Valley Oak League (VOL) campaign, Oakdale fell short against Kimball (7-8, 1-1) by a 36-32 final to drop to 0-2 in league play and 7-7 overall.
For young aspiring basketball players in the area, Oakdale High School is hosting boys and girls basketball skills training and clinics throughout the month of January. Boys and girls third through eighth grades can participate in the clinics that will be in both the new and old gyms at OHS, 739 W. G St.
Oakdale's varsity boys basketball team added two new faces to the program just as the squad took on league action. Senior Louis Marsella and junior Stanley Thomas made their season debuts for the Mustangs on Friday night. The Mustangs fell to visiting Kimball 55-23. In the loss, Marsella posted a team high five points and five rebounds for the Mustangs, who are now sitting at a 1-12 overall record and 0-2 in Valley Oak League play.
With multiple tournaments in the area, Oakdale's wrestling team divided up and some Mustangs went to Escalon High School for the Lloyd C. Engel Invitational on both Friday and Saturday, Jan. 8 and 9. Others from the defending seven-time Sac-Joaquin Section champions went to Clovis for the Doc Buchanan Invitational.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has some interesting weekend wildlife opportunities available for residents of the region, ranging from viewing cranes to trips to visitor's centers. Following are a few January weekend events.