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Oakdale Solid In Central Catholic Scrimmage

The days of Tokay showing up to the Corral for the Oakdale Mustangs' final preseason tune up are a distant memory and now it's the Central Catholic Raiders who brought their army up for final action leading up to the important non-league schedule.

September 09, 2009 | Jagada Chambers | High School Sports


Lady Mustangs Roll In Reno

With the Valley Oak League schedule days from opening the Oakdale High varsity volleyball team looks to be taking their games to the next level after a strong performance in the High Sierra Volleyball Tournament in Reno, Nevada on Sept. 4-5.

September 09, 2009 | Jagada Chambers | High School Sports


Section Format In Place For Sports Squads

All the speculation about the structure of the upcoming postseason action and league realignment formats in the Sac-Joaquin Section can come to an end as the 2009-10 realignment plan is set in stone.

September 09, 2009 | Jagada Chambers | High School Sports


Water Polo Keeps Distance From Sonora

Anytime you can get a pair of victories against Sonora High that is a good thing and that is exactly how the Oakdale High water polo program finished their action against the Wildcats in a Sept. 4 non-league battle.

September 09, 2009 | Jagada Chambers | High School Sports


Oakdale Tennis Off To Solid Start

The Oakdale High tennis team is kicking off its season in the right direction, racing out to an undefeated start in Valley Oak League action after three straight victories. The Lady Mustangs have throttled each team they have seen in league play, pushing themselves to the top of the pack on the VOL courts.

September 09, 2009 | Jagada Chambers | High School Sports


Mustangs Debut In Red-Gold Gridiron Scrimmage

There were no referees, no huge crowd of cheering fans watching, yet when the Oakdale High varsity football team suited up for its annual Red-Gold scrimmage it was obvious football season had arrived.

September 02, 2009 | Jagada Chambers | High School Sports


Oakdale Golf Girls Host Lancers In Early Season Scrimmage

The Oakdale Lady Mustangs golf team welcomed the defending champion East Union Lancers to the always daunting Oakdale Golf Country Club on Aug. 28 for an early season preview of what both teams bring to the greens.

September 02, 2009 | Jagada Chambers | High School Sports


Fox Trot Kicks Off 2009 Cross Country Season

The Oakdale High Cross Country program kicked their season into gear with the Red-Gold Fox Trot intrasquad race around the Oakdale High campus Aug. 28 for both the boys and the girls squads.

September 02, 2009 | Jagada Chambers | High School Sports


Fall Season Kicks Off For High School Athletes

There is a huge difference in preparing for the beginning of a new season and preparing to win a championship in that new season, yet it usually is one and the same for the fall sports programs at Oakdale High School.

August 26, 2009 | Jagada Chambers | High School Sports


Boosters Club Under New Leadership

After flourishing under the guidance of president Mike Stastny and his wife Ana, the Oakdale High Sports Boosters Club will turn to Oakdale native Kevin Brunk and his wife Cheryl to direct the sports boosters club in what may be the most important time in the booster's history.
The Brunks are longtime members of the boosters club, yet are honored to be the new top face of one of the city's most recognized volunteer organizations.
"Cheryl and I are very excited about being able to continue our membership on the board," Brunk said. "And in our new role ...

August 19, 2009 | Jagada Chambers | High School Sports


Volleyball Girls Travel For Team Bonding Experience

Many of the faces will be new, but the expectations and the demands of Oakdale Lady Mustang volleyball head coach Shelli Ponce will not vary too much. Like each and every season the Oakdale head coach will be focused on guiding her team to the Valley Oak League title and recently the team took steps in the sand to do just that.
Ponce organized a varsity team getaway to the beaches of the Watsonville area, bringing her highly-touted returning seniors and the team's new faces together for a three-day extravaganza that gave the squad its first real bonding experience ...

August 12, 2009 | Jagada Chambers | High School Sports


Mustangs Seeing Progress In Gridiron Scrimmages

When our country reflects on the eight-year anniversary for 9-11 this September, the Oakdale Mustangs will be preparing for revenge on the Turlock Bulldogs.
Turlock played the role of the rude host, keeping the Mustangs off of the scoreboard for the entire first half and then watching Bulldog Theron Gallegos roll over the Mustangs for 200-plus yard on 30 carries for a season opening loss in Turlock.
Oakdale will have to work hard to put the loss behind them, and this season's contest will be in the Corral so the Mustangs are taking every step to ensure they head ...

July 22, 2009 | Jagada Chambers | High School Sports


Summer League Baseball Teams Playing With Purpose

It is not by chance that the Oakdale High baseball team has continued its stranglehold on its Valley Oak League foes and the program is looking to continue its dominance as they bring the 2009 summer season to a close.
Oakdale wrapped up a two-month schedule, which had the team competing in several tournaments and double-header contests over the past 60 days in hopes of strengthening one of the Central Valley's more successful baseball programs.
Oakdale made good on the defense of its back-to-back VOL titles, bringing home its third title in three years with another easy jaunt over ...

July 22, 2009 | Jagada Chambers | High School Sports


Oakdale Water Polo Girls Advance To Junior Olympics

It has been a short period of time since water polo has come onto the horizon in Oakdale, yet if the Oakdale High boys and girls varsity programs' berth into the Sac-Joaquin Section tournament this past season didn't open the community's eyes, the group's newest accomplishment surely will.

July 08, 2009 | Jagada Chambers | High School Sports


Oakdale Hoop Program Sweating Through Summer

When you think of the basketball season thoughts often drift to holiday tournaments and early spring postseason action, but the real growth and maturity comes when teams take to the hardwood during the ridiculously hot summer months.

July 08, 2009 | Jagada Chambers | High School Sports


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Rain Washes Out Trio Of Spring Events

Oakdale High School spring sports were expected to get under way this past week, but Mother Nature had other ideas.

March 05, 2014 | Dennis D. Cruz | High School Sports


Mustangs Muscle Their Way To Section Championship

Oakdale wrestlers made their presence felt at Vista Del Lago High School in Folsom on Saturday, Feb. 22 as they claimed the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV Championship. The Mustangs, much like they have all season, got out to a quick and dominant start and never looked back in having the most individual champions and nailing down the blue banner.

February 26, 2014 | Dennis D. Cruz | High School Sports


Senior Night Success For Lady Mustangs

It was a rough season for head basketball coach Justin Schwitters and the varsity Oakdale Lady Mustangs. In what got off to a promising start, winning five of their first six and going 11-5 throughout the first 16 games, including winning two Valley Oak League games (0-23 previously since 2012), things took a turn for the worse and the team members found themselves on a 10-game skid heading into Tuesday's season finale on Feb. 18. During the skid, Oakdale lost three of those games by four points or less, staying competitive but unable to nail down the wins.

February 26, 2014 | Dennis D. Cruz | High School Sports


Oakdale Wrestlers Claim Eighth Straight VOL Championship

On Saturday, Feb. 15 all eight high schools clashed for the Valley Oak League wrestling championship in Sonora. Oakdale, much like they have over the past seven years, dominated and claimed the title once again for an eighth consecutive year.

February 19, 2014 | Dennis D. Cruz | High School Sports


Valentine’s Day Heartbreak For Varsity Mustangs

Since beating Weston Ranch on Feb. 5, the varsity basketball boys have fallen on hard times, suffering back to back road losses to Kimball (71-49) and Lathrop (65-34). The boys looked to bounce back on Valentine's Day, Friday night, when their rivals the Sonora Wildcats came to town for Oakdale's Winter Homecoming.

February 19, 2014 | Dennis D. Cruz | High School Sports


D-IV Champions - Oakdale Wrestlers Power Their Way To Victory At Section Duals

The weather may have been wet and wild outside the gym at this year's Section Dual Tournament, hosted at Lincoln High School of Stockton, but the Oakdale Mustang wrestling team shined inside of it. With over 35 schools from Northern California showing up, the Oakdale Mustangs put on a clinic and took care of business to claim a Section blue banner on Feb. 8.

February 12, 2014 | DENNIS D. CRUZ dcruz@oakdaleleader.com | High School Sports


Varsity Boys Avoid Sweep By Weston Ranch

For the Oakdale Mustang boys basketball program, Wednesday night was full of mixed emotions. The freshman boys played physical but fell short, 44-41, to visiting Weston Ranch to kick off the trio of contests on Feb. 5. That was followed up by a lackluster performance from the Junior Varsity team, the squad losing 60-30. However, the night was salvaged with a 61-50 victory put up by the varsity boys.

February 12, 2014 | | High School Sports


Wrestlers Pin Down Valley Oak League Crown

Wednesday night, Oakdale wrestlers completed a perfect campaign, the squads finished the Valley Oak League schedule with a win over Sonora in both JV and Varsity. Both teams finished 7-0 and claimed the VOL Championship.

February 05, 2014 | | High School Sports


Lady Mustangs Fall To East Union

The last time East Union and Oakdale got together, the Lancers' head coach Jim Agostini referred to it as one of the hardest losses the program has experienced, as Oakdale hit a 3-point shot to force overtime and then banked in another trey to win it in the OT session.

February 05, 2014 | By JOHN-JOEL GRIFFITHS Special To The Leader | High School Sports


Thrilling Contests Come Down To Wire For Varsity Boys

Taking on Lathrop and Manteca this week, the Oakdale varsity basketball boys gained a split of the Valley Oak League contests, with each decided by just a few points.

January 29, 2014 | | High School Sports


Just Short - Missed Opportunities Lead To Lady Mustang Losses

Two games, two losses, each by two points.

January 29, 2014 | Marg Jackson | High School Sports


Oakdale Varsity Girls Go Overtime To Beat East Union

They needed two.

January 22, 2014 | Marg Jackson | High School Sports


Engel Tourney: Trent Named Outstanding Upperweight Wrestler

Three champions and the prestigious Most Outstanding Upperweight Wrestler honor came back to Oakdale from the weekend Lloyd C. Engel Tournament in neighboring Escalon.

January 15, 2014 | | High School Sports


Varsity Girls Prevail - Free Throws Key In Lady Mustangs Victory

Securing the first Valley Oak League victory in three seasons for coach Justin Schwitters, the Oakdale varsity Lady Mustangs basketball team took down Sierra by a 42-32 victory in recent play.

January 15, 2014 | | High School Sports


Basketball Boys Battle Through Preseason Finales

A furious fourth quarter saw Oakdale get close – but not quite close enough – as visiting Tracy walked off the Mustang gym floor with a 66-58 non-league victory in hand on Friday night.

January 08, 2014 | Marg Jackson | High School Sports


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