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OHS Teams Battle Unsettled Weather, League Opponents

The weather has played havoc with some of Oakdale's spring sports as of late, making for hit and miss contests as teams make their way through the Valley Oak League regular season. Here is a quick glance at some of the happenings around the Oakdale High School campus and beyond.

April 12, 2017 | | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12

April 12, 2017 | | Local Sports


Varsity Softball Girls Corral Timberwolves In VOL Action

In their first home game since being shocked by and falling to Manteca, Oakdale's varsity softball girls defeated visiting Sierra 9-1 on Wednesday, April 5. The Lady Mustangs combined for seven hits and committed no errors in the win.

April 12, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Oakdale Dominates East Union In April 6 Meet At Corral

Thursday, April 6 Oakdale hosted East Union and the track and field Mustangs made short work of the Lancers. The varsity girls defeated East Union 100-36, the varsity boys won in a lopsided 117-15 decision, and the junior varsity boys and girls took care of business as well.

April 12, 2017 | | Local Sports


Varsity Mustang Baseball Boys Sweep Past Spartans

The hits and wins just keep coming for the Oakdale Mustangs varsity baseball team. This past week Oakdale improved to 6-0 in Valley Oak League play after defeating the Lathrop Spartans (3-8-1, 0-3) in a two-game series.

April 12, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


WWE Tickets Available For Live Stockton Show

For the first time since August of 2016, the World Wrestling Entertainment is coming to the 209. Fresh off WrestleMania, the superstars of SmackDown Live will be invading the Stockton Arena on Monday night, May 1. Superstars scheduled to be in action include The Miz, Dean Ambrose, Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt, AJ Styles, Alexa Bliss, Baron Corbin, Becky Lynch, American Alpha, Shinsuke Nakamura and more.

April 12, 2017 | | Local Sports


Strong Performances Lead Mustangs To Swim Wins

Oakdale was active this week in the pool as the team traveled to Lathrop for a dual meet against Sierra and Lathrop in Valley Oak League action. The Lady Mustangs defeated Sierra 129-36 and Lathrop 135-25. For the boys it was Oakdale edging out Sierra 78-75 and winning 100-25 over Lathrop on Thursday, April 6.

April 12, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Why is it that every time the weather is perfect for fishing, I have something else planned, or it's a work day? Then of course, when I finally do get time to go fishing, a wind storm, or some other type of change in the weather occurs! Don't get me wrong, I've had my fair share of perfect weather days out on water but they're hard to come by, especially this time of year. With that said, some of the most beautiful days in the spring rarely start out that way. A friend once told me ...

April 12, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Thousands Pack The Stands For Wet, Wild Rodeo Weekend

For more than six decades, the Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo has proven to be the top destination for rodeo goers and competitors alike. Two days of bull riding, barrel racing, roping and beers were enough to keep the large crowd of rodeo fanatics cheering, even during the downpour of rain on Saturday. Fans from around the globe packed the grandstands at the Saddle Club Rodeo Grounds on Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9 for bull riding, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling, team roping and tie-down roping action. Local stars as well as champions from around ...

April 12, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


NHRA Thunders Into The Desert For Nationals

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series thundered into Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the 18th annual Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals over the weekend. The windy, rainy and dusty weather conditions created some ever changing track conditions. This really tested the skills of the crew chiefs and led to some interesting upsets.

April 05, 2017 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5

April 05, 2017 | | Local Sports


Varsity Softball Girls Fall At Home To Manteca

For the first time in nine years, the Oakdale (9-3, 2-1) varsity softball girls lost to Manteca (12-4, 4-1). The last time Oakdale lost to the visiting Buffaloes was March 18, 2008 when the Lady Mustangs fell in a 3-2 decision to the Manteca team. That same year, Oakdale lost on the road to Manteca 6-5 on April 18. Since then Oakdale was 16-0 against Manteca, until Wednesday, March 29 at home. Oakdale led 1-0 in the fourth inning on an RBI single by Christina Robinette but the lead was short lived as Manteca posted three runs in the fifth ...

April 05, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Opening Day For Ports

Minor League baseball returns to the region, with the Stockton Ports opening their 2017 season at the Stockton Ballpark on Thursday, April 6.

April 05, 2017 | | Local Sports


Perfect Start To VOL Season For Varsity Sluggers

Four games into the Valley Oak League season and the Oakdale High School Mustangs are a perfect 4-0. The first place Mustangs defeated East Union in a home and away series with the Lancers, 12-2 and 10-1 this past week.

April 05, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Oakdale Youth Wrestlers Grapple For State Honors

Nearly two dozen Oakdale youth wrestlers placed at the 2017 State of California Wrestling Alliance for the Youth (SCWAY) State Meet in Clovis. The three day tournament took place at Buchanan High School and featured young wrestlers from kindergarten to eighth graders.

April 05, 2017 | | Local Sports


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Warrior Athletics Crab Feed

Come enjoy the all-you-can-eat crab, salad, pasta and bread, which will be served on Saturday, March 10 at the Stanislaus State Warriors crab feed. Proceeds ...

January 31, 2018 | | Local Sports


First Tee Open House

The First Tee of Central Valley has announced its 2018 Program Schedule. Clinics offering Life Skill and golf instruction for youth ages 6-17 are set ...

January 31, 2018 | | Local Sports


Wrestling Mustangs Place Eighth At Gilroy

This past weekend the 2018 Mid-Cal in Gilroy took place. The big two-day wrestling event featured top wrestling talent from across the state, including a ...

January 31, 2018 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Many say that boat stands for "break out another thousand!" For a lot of boat owners, the new year means it's time for an ...

January 31, 2018 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 31

January 31, 2018 | | Local Sports


Split Of League Games For Varsity Basketball Girls

In a pair of home games this past week, the Oakdale varsity girls basketball team went 1-1.

January 31, 2018 | | Local Sports


Mustang Soccer Boys Split VOL Matches

With six games remaining in the Valley Oak League campaign, the Oakdale Mustang varsity soccer boys (7-7-4, 4-2-2) are currently in fourth place in the ...

January 31, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Bobcat Image Named Annual Wildlife Photo Contest Winner

Santa Clara resident Shravan Sundaram's photograph of a young bobcat descending a tree in Livermore's Sycamore Grove Park earned the 2017 grand prize ...

January 31, 2018 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Drop Road Soccer Contests

Two road games to Manteca resulted in a pair of losses for the Oakdale varsity girls soccer team in Valley Oak League action this past ...

January 31, 2018 | | Local Sports


Varsity Mustang Hoop Boys Earn Second League Win

The Oakdale varsity boys basketball team earned its second Valley Oak League win of the season on Jan. 26.

January 31, 2018 | | Local Sports


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