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Realignment Proposal Offers Major Changes

Oakdale's run of dominance in the Valley Oak League could soon come to an end.

January 14, 2013 | Report Abuse account | Local Sports


Athlete of the Week - Varsity Boys Basketball

Several members of the Mustang varsity basketball squad could justly claim rights to Athlete of the Week honors after terrific performances during Oakdale's host Rotary Tournament. Despite one of them being recognized for All Tournament production, the entire cast deserves this week's nod from The Leader after a thrilling effort in front of home fans. The team won three of their last four games of the preseason and bested a solid Grace Davis squad 42-36 to capture third place status in their own tourney during the holiday break from school.

January 09, 2013 | | Local Sports


Getting Even Stevens - Rehabilitated Senior Leads Oakdale Success In 2013

Tyler Noon must have known something we didn't last year.

January 09, 2013 | Ike Dodson | Local Sports


Mustangs Host First VOL Tri-Meet Wednesday

Oakdale High's varsity wrestling team is ranked 16th in the state by the California Wrestling Newsletter. That talent will be on display on Wednesday, Jan 9 when the team hosts Manteca and Lathrop in the first of four dual meet events that represent the Valley Oak League regular season schedule.

January 07, 2013 | Report Abuse account | Local Sports


Athlete of the Week - OHS Wrestling

Oakdale High School's wrestling program made a big splash during their first ever appearance at the Morning Star Invitational in Los Banos on Dec. 22.

January 02, 2013 | | Local Sports


Mustangs Take Second At Reno Wrestling Classic

Eighty-one high school wrestling teams from across the western states converged on the 64-man brackets of the prestigious two-day Sierra Nevada Classic in Reno on Dec. 27 and 28.

January 02, 2013 | Ike Dodson | Local Sports


Athlete of the Week - Kylie Gust

Oakdale High's lanky guard/forward, Kylie Gust, is the Dirk Nowitzki of Lady Mustang hoops. Her exploits were a bright spot during the OHS girls basketball program in the 2011-12 season and she has already made a big impact this year. She drained two threes and landed a team-high eight points as Oakdale rallied to a 37-23 win over LeGrand on Thursday as the varsity girls captured their second win of the season. Gust will be a key factor in Oakdale's success moving forward this season.

December 26, 2012 | | Local Sports


BATTLE TESTED - Tumultuous Preseason Prepares Lady Mustangs For Conference Clashes

Valley Oak League girls basketball teams that saw Oakdale High struggle to a winless 2011-12 campaign may expect more of the same from the Lady Mustangs after learning of Oakdale's preseason struggles this year.

December 26, 2012 | Ike Dodson | Local Sports


Oakdale Bands Together

The miracle of social networking provided the platform for a miracle for the Oakdale High marching band this past week.

December 19, 2012 | Ike Dodson | Local Sports


Basketball Starts Campaign 3-3 Without Football Players

Oakdale High varsity boys basketball coach Jeremy Fields had a hunch the football team was in for a long postseason when he scheduled most of his preseason action for late in the year.

December 19, 2012 | Ike Dodson | Local Sports


Missing Pieces Spell Trouble For OHS Wrestlers

The deeper a football season goes, the larger a toll it has on winter sports programs.

December 19, 2012 | Ike Dodson | Local Sports


James Riddle Classic - Short-Handed Mustangs Win Host Tourney

With a host of wrestlers still competing on Oakdale High's state-bound football team, the Mustang program is missing some serious depth.

December 12, 2012 | Ike Dodson | Local Sports


Athlete of the Week - OHS Volleyball

The last non-pigskin selection for the Oakdale Leader Athlete of the Week this fall belongs to Oakdale High's varsity volleyball team. The girls bested Pioneer in four games to advance to the second round of the postseason, adding prestige to a terrific season that included a co-Valley Oak League championship.

November 21, 2012 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Fall In Volleyball Playoffs

Some postseason magic carried eighth seeded Oakdale High to a spirited 3-1 rout of No. 9 seed Pioneer in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs on Nov. 6, but happy thoughts couldn't do the trick in a 3-0 loss to No. 1 seed Oakmont two days later.

November 14, 2012 | Ike Dodson | Local Sports


Water Polo Girls Take Second In Section

Chasing a five-goal deficit in the fourth and final period of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II championships water polo finals, Katie Vanderburg and Emily Stolken connected with stunning scores within a one-minute span to open the door for a possible Oakdale High comeback.

November 14, 2012 | Ike Dodson | Local Sports


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Fishing Report

Several years ago during the month of January, I was out competing in a bass tournament on Lake Camanche. The weather was very similar to ...

January 13, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


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