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Mustangs Gallop Past Whitney, 24-7

It was a match up of the past two Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV Football championship programs and the Oakdale Mustangs were the force to be reckoned with in a 24-7 win over Whitney High at the Corral.Oakdale came away as the team to beat in its bracket of postseason play running their non-league record to a perfect 3-0 as if they played Delhi, Gustine and Enochs instead of Turlock, Novato and defending section champion Whitney.The Mustangs were battle tested early as the Wildcats raced down and scored, taking a 7-0 lead before the Mustangs were able to get ...

August 13, 2010 | Jagada Chambers | Local Sports


CHAMPIONS! Mustangs Top El Dorado For SJS Title

Trailing Oakdale High's baseball team late in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV title game, El Dorado players began to try out all kinds of superstitious hocus pocus.They donned rally caps, began uttering tribal chants and even started talking to loose baseballs scattered about the dugout.But destiny had another plan.Back-to-back strikeouts from Mustang reliever Matt Butler ended El Dorado's final at-bats, awarding Oakdale a 9-4 victory at Lodi's Tony Zupo Field and an SJS championship."This is a phenomenal feeling," Oakdale coach Hondo Arpoika said, moments after the blue SJS banner was awarded. "Everybody chipped ...

August 13, 2010 | Ike Dodson | Local Sports


Powell, House Continue Seasons With Trip To State

Two of Oakdale High's most accomplished prep athletes in school history left one final stamp in the Mustang record books with qualifications to the California Interscholastic Federation Track and Field Championships.Seniors Tim House and Jaci Powell managed top-three honors in their respective events at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Championships, qualifying with only a handful of Central Valley athletes to the pinnacle of the state's prep track and field postseason."It's been an amazing run, and I am really proud of those kids," Oakdale track coach Dave Bacigalupi said. "It's a rare thing to send kids ...

August 13, 2010 | Ike Dodson | Local Sports


Mustang Softball Players Snare League Accolades

Oakdale High's varsity softball team outscored opposing teams 227-43 in a season that saw the Lady Mustangs accumulate an impressive 22-8-1 record, a Valley Oak League championship and a third place finish in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs. "Our season was really one to be proud of," Oakdale coach Larry Loger said. "We overcame a slow start, an emotional loss (for disciplinary reasons) of two key players and made one of the best runs through league that I can remember."I can't recall a more dominant stretch run in the VOL."The Mustang dominance wasn't ignored ...

August 13, 2010 | Ike Dodson | Local Sports


Mustangs Take On Rio Linda In Round Two

August 13, 2010 | Ike Dodson | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Open Soccer Postseason

Tuesday, May 18 marked the start of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV girls soccer playoffs, though results were not available at press time to highlight Oakdale High's first round bout with top-seeded West Campus.The varsity Lady Mustangs made the trip to Sacramento to take on the Capital Valley Conference champions after an 18-3-5 overall showing and 11-1-4 journey through the Valley Oak League.Oakdale was easily the hottest team in the second half of league play, but early season ties forced the Mustangs to settle for third place overall (tiebreaker with Manteca) in the league standings.The position ...

August 13, 2010 | Ike Dodson | Local Sports


Mustangs Face Zebras In Baseball Opener

A split with Sonora High earned Oakdale's varsity baseball team Valley Oak League title honors and a trip to the Sac-Joaquin Section postseason.The team will square off with Lincoln of Lincoln in today's (May 19) 7 p.m. Division IV opener at Dan McAuliffe Memorial Park in Sacramento.Lincoln enters the postseason as the No. 3 seed from the Pioneer Valley League, despite four losses in their last six PVL contests.Oakdale (13-3 VOL, 19-8 overall) had defeated visiting Sonora 7-6 on May 11 to clinch a league title, and dropped an inconsequential 4-1 game to the ...

August 13, 2010 | Ike Dodson | Local Sports


Mustang Squads Grinding Toward Postseason Play

With Valley Oak League contests on their final leg, Oakdale High athletes are preparing for runs at the Sac-Joaquin Section postseason, with individual or team advancements from every Mustang sport. Following is a summary of recent Oakdale contests and playoff lineups in baseball, tennis and softball. BaseballThe recent 1-1 split with Manteca set up Oakdale (12-2) for a series of gargantuan proportions this week against Sonora (11-3). If the Mustangs can win at least one of the two contests, they will advance to the Division IV SJS playoffs as the VOL's No. 1 seed."When you are talking ...

August 13, 2010 | Ike Dodson | Local Sports


Deep Mustangs Ready For West Campus In D-IV Playoffs

As Oakdale High reserve varsity soccer players began to flood the field in the Mustangs' 2-0 win over Sonora last week, the visiting Wildcats may have felt their chances at victory were improving.This simply wasn't the case.Substitutions controlled the ball well and kept pressure on the Sonora goal with a dominant second half as Oakdale rallied to their ninth straight win or tie in Valley Oak League action."There is no drop off in our play when we substitute," Oakdale coach Alfredo Quiroga said. "All of them can play and each of them has contributed this season ...

August 13, 2010 | Ike Dodson | Local Sports


Mustang Golfers Tie For Valley Oak League Crown

East Union High's sterling 407-stroke performance at the Greenhorn Creek Golf Course awarded the Lancers top honors at the league championships, but couldn't erase a full season of Oakdale success as the two programs settled for co-Valley Oak League championship honors on Tuesday, May 4.Oakdale (15-1) edged the Lancers (13-3) twice in VOL duals, and saw freshman Ian Stogdell finish just one stroke behind VOL MVP Kyle Harman.Stogdell shot a brilliant 77 to place second at the league championships, and watched teammate Austin Whitworth card an 84 in ninth place. Kyle Derby shot an 87 while ...

August 13, 2010 | Ike Dodson | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs In Midst Of Stellar Second Half

No team has been hotter in the second half of Valley Oak League play than Oakdale High's varsity girls soccer team.The Lady Mustangs have won six straight games by a combined 33-5 advantage, including a dominant 4-0 rout of Central Valley on April 29 and an 8-3 drubbing of Weston Ranch two days prior.Early season losses and ties may have put the VOL title too far out of reach, but Oakdale (10-1-3 VOL, 17-3-4 overall) is in prime position to carry its momentum into the Division IV Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs."We have dominated and controlled basically every ...

August 13, 2010 | Ike Dodson | Local Sports


Mustang Boys, Girls Grab Swimming Championship

A combined 17-1 meet record from Oakdale High varsity boys and girls swimmers proved to be no fluke at the Valley Oak League championships on Saturday at Sierra High.With 10 Valley Oak League schools in attendance, Oakdale girls dominated for top honors at 132 points while the Mustang boys edged Sonora by three points at 136 notches on the team score.The dual dominance capped a thrilling VOL season that saw school records and VOL firsts from a deep and talented Mustang unit."It was like a 15-round boxing match all day," Oakdale coach Russ Van Cleave said. "The ...

August 13, 2010 | Ike Dodson | Local Sports


Parker, Mustangs Rally To Huge VOL Wins

Oakdale High pitcher Brianna Parker gave East Union a rare opportunity to score after booting Kourtni McCall's soft grounder to start the bottom of the seventh inning in Monday's battle (April 26) for sole rights to first place in the Valley Oak League at Northgate Softball Complex.Making matters worse, she fell behind in the count, three balls and no strikes, against East Union's deadliest slugger, Cassie Waggy, and cleanup batter Brittany LaMar loomed in the on deck circle with no outs.As quickly as things got scary for the Lady Mustangs, Parker quickly vanquished East Union ...

August 13, 2010 | JONAMAR JACINTO Special To The Leader | Local Sports


Mustangs Trample Turlock, 56-6

It was hard to not start thinking about the Oakdale Mustangs' huge upcoming non-league contest against Novato High as the Mustangs jogged off the Corral turf after crafting an unimaginable 42-0 halftime lead against the Turlock Bulldogs.

September 16, 2009 | Jagada Chambers | Local Sports


Oakdale Volleyball Opening VOL On Fire

The Oakdale High volleyball team would have had a hard time surprising anyone in the Valley Oak League with their excellent team, yet now it is virtually impossible, with the flawless tear the ladies are on as they enter VOL action.

September 16, 2009 | Jagada Chambers | Local Sports


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Many people may run indoors when the temperatures outside approach or dip below freezing. But the truly adventurous see no reason why a little cold ...

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