As the start of Valley Oak League play approaches for the Oakdale High School baseball teams, the program welcomed in a new coach for the freshman program. A familiar face on the sidelines on Friday nights for the junior varsity football team, Coach Joey Machado has now taken over the reins as head coach of the Mustangs freshman baseball club.
Nearly two dozen schools gathered inside the Oakdale High School Aquatics Center on Saturday for the annual Mustang March Madness Invite under sunny skies, competitors performing in a number of events in the pool.
The Oakdale golf boys are off to a 4-0 start in the Valley Oak League action. This past week Oakdale knocked off visiting Central Catholic and East Union, and took first place honors on Monday, March 6 in their annual Oakdale Cup event.
In a two day span the Oakdale High School track and field team made two statements: First that they are still the best in the Valley Oak League, and second that they are top four in Stanislaus County. Thursday afternoon, March 9 Oakdale hosted Weston Ranch in the first Valley Oak League meet of the new season. Both the boys and girls dominated the Cougars having won at all four levels of competition. The varsity boys won 78-54, varsity girls won 120-14, junior varsity boys steamrolled to a 97-31 victory and the junior varsity girls shut out the Cougars 108-0 ...
All three levels of Oakdale baseball competed in tournaments this past week, with freshmen, JV and varsity all getting in some solid action. The varsity boys traveled to Turlock to participate in the Pedretti Tournament at Pedretti Park. The Mustangs played three games and went 3-0 to share first place with Gregori. Eight teams played in the tournament. The three day tournament began on Thursday, March 9 and concluded on Saturday afternoon.
Oakdale hosted a multi-team meet on Thursday at The Corral, with runners, jumpers, throwers and hurdlers are getting the chance to work on their individual events and see how they measure up against athletes from such schools as Linden, Grace Davis and Escalon. Top photo, Oakdale and Escalon girls take off in a heat of the 100 while, at side, sophomore pole vaulter Justin Carlos clears the bar early in the competition. Voice of the Mustangs, Pete Simoncini, kept the crowd informed of the various events and results throughout the afternoon.
Thanks to my full moon reminder from specificfeeds.com, I don't have to guess when the next full moon is. Especially this time of year when the full moon has such a huge effect on the spawning cycle. Our next full moon will be on Sunday the 12th of March. With the temperatures we've been having lately, the bass are sure to be up shallow either spawning, or getting ready to spawn. The biggest challenge for anglers looking to fish for spawning bass is the water clarity and the water levels. Most places continue to be muddied up ...
Six Mustang wrestlers earned the right to make the trip to Bakersfield this past weekend to compete in the 2017 CIF California High School State Championships. Of the six, four of them placed in the top eight, including junior Colbey Harlan and senior Abel Garcia, who both placed second in their respective weight classes.
Two games, two wins this week for the varsity Oakdale Lady Mustangs softball team. Oakdale defeated the defending Sac-Joaquin Section Champion Ceres Bulldogs on Tuesday, Feb. 28 by a 4-0 final and went on the road and knocked off Gregori 4-0 on Thursday, March 2.
Three games in four days kept the Oakdale varsity baseball team busy this past week. In two of three games, the boys were victorious with a pair of shutout wins; the other was a 4-2 loss to Lincoln on the road.