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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


Oakdale Corrals Manteca In Track And Field Meet

One week after Oakdale's dominant run came to a close, the Lady Mustangs bounced back in a big way with wins over Manteca. After having their 88 straight league meet victories snapped, the varsity girls crushed Manteca 121-14. TJ Verdegaal won the 300 hurdles and placed second in the 100 hurdles behind teammate Cassie England. In the shot put Oakdale had Angelica Lowry finish at the top with a throw of 34 feet, five inches. Kyndall Vargas and Deonna Osmundson tied for first in the discus at 97 feet, eight inches. Madison Abell took first in the pole vault ...

April 05, 2017 | | Local Sports


Swimmers Split Dual Meet

Oakdale swimmers traveled to Ripon to take on the Indians and East Union on Thursday, March 30. On the windy day, Oakdale's girls lost to Ripon 68-54 despite having multiple girls set personal best times. The Oakdale girls did defeat East Union 134-65.

April 05, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustang Golfers Split Matches

The Oakdale High School boys golf team suffered its first Valley Oak League loss on Wednesday, March 29 at the hands of Central Catholic. Oakdale fell to the Raiders 205-232. Zachary Tamburrino shot a team low 41 for Oakdale, while normal team leaders David Myrtakis shot 46 and Calvin Reed was right behind him at 47. Rounding out the day for the boys on the road were Josh Barrera and Tristan Jaramillo at 49 and Max Moore at 52. Earlier in the season, Oakdale defeated Central Catholic, handing the Raiders their first loss since joining the Valley Oak League in ...

April 05, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

I remember reading that fish don't have much of a memory. All my experiences observing them both in the wild and in captivity lead me to believe differently. There's a reason certain baits lose their effectiveness after a couple of seasons which explains why anglers are always trying to find a better bait. For a little over a year now I have gotten into the hobby of maintaining a coral reef tank. Lately, one of my fish has developed a taste for some of my prized corals. With the help of YouTube, I built a fish trap and ...

April 05, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


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Mustangs, Manteca Vie For Section Championship

The time has arrived. The 2017 CIF Sac-Joaquin Division III Section Championship game kicks off Friday night, Dec. 1 at Lincoln High School in Stockton ...

November 29, 2017 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 29

November 29, 2017 | | Local Sports


Jacobson Sets Record In Playoff Win Over Patterson

Friday night, Nov. 24 The Corral was stuffed like the Thanksgiving turkey the day before. With nearly 4,000 people in attendance, the Oakdale Mustangs ...

November 29, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Wrestlers Look To Pin VOL; Hoopsters Hopeful

With the weather turning chilly, Oakdale High School sports head indoors for the winter. Wrestling and basketball programs hit the gym over the next three ...

November 29, 2017 | | Local Sports


Former Boxing World Champion Visits Oakdale

It's not every day that a global superstar visits the Cowboy Capital of the World.

November 29, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Fishing on an empty stomach is something I've never experienced while fishing on the day after Thanksgiving. I always seem to have time to ...

November 29, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Mustangs Conquer Vikings In Second Round Playoff Tilt

Seven first half possessions resulted in six touchdowns for Oakdale in a lopsided 41-16 playoff win. In second round action of the 2017 CIF Sac-Joaquin ...

November 22, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Football Preview

The final four.

November 22, 2017 | | Local Sports


Masters Plan One-Mile Charity Swim Event

Coming up on Saturday, Dec. 9 the Oakdale Aquatics Masters will be holding a one mile swim to benefit the Fattal Foundation. This event will ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local Sports


Stampede Captures Super Bowl Championship

After months of hard work, dedication and competition, the Oakdale Varsity Stampede youth football team ended their season hoisting the Super Bowl trophy.

November 22, 2017 | | Local Sports


OHS Soccer Players Gear Up For Winter Campaign

For the second season, both boys and girls soccer will be played during the winter months.

November 22, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

I recently overheard a few anglers talking about how making their hobby their job would be like not working at all. I used to think ...

November 22, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


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