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Wintertime Can Be ‘Snow’ Much Fun To Discover

While many people are anxious to see landscapes covered in white from the winter season, others already are counting down the days to spring blooms. Weather can be awe-inspiring and interesting, and learning the secrets about snow is no exception.

December 27, 2017 | | Local Sports


Harlan Takes First At Reno TOC Wrestling Tournament

Oakdale racked up some miles this past weekend when the wrestling team traveled to Reno to compete at the Reno Tournament of Champions. The two-day tournament featured top wrestlers from California and Nevada. As a team, Oakdale placed fifth overall and senior Colbey Harlan walked out as a champion. The team scored 172.5 points over the weekend.

December 20, 2017 | | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 20

December 20, 2017 | | Local Sports


Annual Holiday Boys Basketball Tournament Set

The 48th Annual Oakdale Rotary Classic boys basketball tournament is set for three days next week at Oakdale High School.

December 20, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mayday Wins Bellator Debut

In his first fight in 17 months, Michael "Mayday" McDonald defeated Peter Ligier at Bellator 191. The fight took place in Newcastle, England on Friday night, Dec. 15 live on Spike TV. Both fighters made their Bellator debut but both are established mixed martial arts competitors. McDonald entered the fight with a 17-4 record and battled for the first time since July of 2016.

December 20, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustang Varsity Boys Fall In Lone Game Of The Week

It was a light schedule for the Oakdale boys basketball program this past week. The three levels of Mustang hoopsters traveled to Merced to take on the Bears on Wednesday, Dec. 13.

December 20, 2017 | | Local Sports


Varsity Basketball Girls Drop Two Contests

The Oakdale varsity girls basketball team played three tough non-conference games this past week. On Monday, Dec. 11 the girls fell to Ripon on the road 48-44. The following day, they lost to Gregori 57-38. The team bounced back for a 52-50 road win over Ripon Christian on Saturday, Dec. 16.

December 20, 2017 | | Local Sports


Eight Mustang Wrestlers Take First At Home Tournament

For 42 years Oakdale High School has hosted one of the premier wrestling tournaments, the James Riddle Classic. This past Saturday, Dec. 9, the Mustangs not only hosted the tournament, they dominated it. With eight first place finishers Oakdale continues to be recognized as a powerhouse wrestling program across the state.

December 13, 2017 | | Local Sports


Football Mustangs Named As All-League Selections

The 2017 season has come to a close for the Oakdale Mustangs varsity football team. Although it came to an end short of the Sac-Joaquin Section title, the team did win the Valley Oak League by sweeping the other seven teams within it. Having accomplished this, the league noticed the efforts of the team and honored numerous members of the varsity squad.

December 13, 2017 | | Local Sports


Varsity Hoop Girls Win Pair Of Non-League Contests

The varsity Oakdale High School girls basketball team won a pair of non-league games this past week. Oakdale knocked off Chavez on the road 38-36. The girls fell to Enochs 57-52 at home on Thursday night, but bounced back to beat Buhach Colony 49-31 Friday night at home. In the team's home loss to Enochs, junior Grace Higle scored a game high 18 points for the Lady Mustangs. Oakdale led 23-22 at halftime and 40-34 entering the fourth quarter, but could not hang on to the lead.

December 13, 2017 | | Local Sports


Varsity Girls Win, Boys Fall In Non-League Contests

Preseason has kept both the boys and girls Oakdale High School soccer teams busy so far.

December 13, 2017 | | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 13

December 13, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustang Varsity Hoopsters Take Two Of Three Contests

Three games, two wins for the Oakdale High School varsity boys basketball team. Oakdale started the week off with a 59-53 home win over Buhach Colony on Tuesday, Dec. 5. The team trailed 26-25 at the half but outscored the Thunder 22-15 in the final quarter to rally for the win. Drew Legan led the way with 35 points. Sam Medlin scored 13 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in the win.

December 13, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Bellator Taps McDonald

Mixed Martial Arts fighter Michael "Mayday" McDonald will be featured in the Main Event at Bellator 191 this Friday night, Dec. 15. The event is being held in Newcastle, England and will be featured on Spike TV beginning at 6 p.m.

December 13, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Fishing is the last thing that I've been thinking about lately while fighting off a cold. I'm not sure if it's a sign of getting older or not but the common cold seems to hit me harder every year. Just when I thought I was getting better, I decided to try and go back to work and was wishing I would have stayed home at the end of the day. I was reminded of a time when I thought it would be a wise choice to go fishing before I had fully recovered from a cold. Bad ...

December 13, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


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Warrior Athletics Crab Feed

Come enjoy the all-you-can-eat crab, salad, pasta and bread, which will be served on Saturday, March 10 at the Stanislaus State Warriors crab feed. Proceeds ...

January 31, 2018 | | Local Sports


First Tee Open House

The First Tee of Central Valley has announced its 2018 Program Schedule. Clinics offering Life Skill and golf instruction for youth ages 6-17 are set ...

January 31, 2018 | | Local Sports


Wrestling Mustangs Place Eighth At Gilroy

This past weekend the 2018 Mid-Cal in Gilroy took place. The big two-day wrestling event featured top wrestling talent from across the state, including a ...

January 31, 2018 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Many say that boat stands for "break out another thousand!" For a lot of boat owners, the new year means it's time for an ...

January 31, 2018 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 31

January 31, 2018 | | Local Sports


Split Of League Games For Varsity Basketball Girls

In a pair of home games this past week, the Oakdale varsity girls basketball team went 1-1.

January 31, 2018 | | Local Sports


Mustang Soccer Boys Split VOL Matches

With six games remaining in the Valley Oak League campaign, the Oakdale Mustang varsity soccer boys (7-7-4, 4-2-2) are currently in fourth place in the ...

January 31, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Bobcat Image Named Annual Wildlife Photo Contest Winner

Santa Clara resident Shravan Sundaram's photograph of a young bobcat descending a tree in Livermore's Sycamore Grove Park earned the 2017 grand prize ...

January 31, 2018 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Drop Road Soccer Contests

Two road games to Manteca resulted in a pair of losses for the Oakdale varsity girls soccer team in Valley Oak League action this past ...

January 31, 2018 | | Local Sports


Varsity Mustang Hoop Boys Earn Second League Win

The Oakdale varsity boys basketball team earned its second Valley Oak League win of the season on Jan. 26.

January 31, 2018 | | Local Sports


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