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Upland Game Bird Stamp Art Contest Winner Tapped

A painting of a Wilson's snipe has been chosen by a panel of judges as the winning entry in the 2017-2018 California Upland Game Bird Stamp Art Contest. The painting was created by Jeffrey Klinefelter of Etna Green, Indiana.

January 17, 2018 | | Local Sports


Varsity Lady Mustangs Take Two Of Three

A strong offensive week propelled the Oakdale Lady Mustangs varsity soccer team into the playoff hunt. Winning two of three Valley Oak League contests has the Lady Mustangs currently in fifth place in the Valley Oak League standings.

January 17, 2018 | | Local Sports


California Outdoors

This is a question and answer column offered through the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. If you have a question about wildlife, the outdoors, rules and regulations, etc., send your question via email to CalOutdoors@wildlife.ca.gov. While department experts cannot answer every question, they will pick a few to answer in this column.

January 17, 2018 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Varsity Basketball Boys Split Week’s Contests

For the second consecutive season, the Oakdale varsity boys basketball team defeated East Union at home. Last season the team needed double-overtime to take down the Lancers, but this past week Oakdale had little problem knocking them out in regulation, 54-43.

January 17, 2018 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Wrestlers Battle Through Busy Week

It was a busy week for the Oakdale wrestling program. The boys and some female grapplers hit the mats for Valley Oak League competition, as well as tournament action.

January 10, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 10

January 10, 2018 | | Local Sports


Saturday Run In Stockton

The Inaugural Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 5k and 10k Walk/Run is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 13, in downtown Stockton. This new Walk/Run gives participants the choice of a 10k Run or 5k Run/Walk, on two extremely flat and fast courses. Registration and day of event entry fees, for both races, are $50 for adults, 18 and over and $25 for youth, 17 and under. There will be an early race-packet pick up held on Friday, Jan. 12, from noon to 6 p.m., at Fleet Feet Sports Stockton, 277 Lincoln Ctr., Stockton. Race-day check in and ...

January 10, 2018 | | Local Sports


OBSA Sign-Ups

Oakdale Baseball Softball Association (OBSA) is currently accepting sign-ups for the upcoming 2018 season. The recreational league is for youths, ages 4-15 years old. Competitive team play opportunities at the end of the recreation season will be offered as well. Registration can be filled out online on their website www.Oakdalebsa.com or in person. OBSA offers T-Ball to fast pitch.

January 10, 2018 | | Local Sports


Kjeldgaard Signs To Play Football For Fresno State

Oakdale High School senior Matt Kjeldgaard recently made his post-high school destination known: he will be playing football at Fresno State this fall. For the six-foot, three inch 275-pound Kjeldgaard, Fresno State was the top choice out of several.

January 10, 2018 | | Local Sports


Varsity Girls Basketball Team Splits Games

It was a week of mixed reviews for the Oakdale varsity girls basketball team.

January 10, 2018 | | Local Sports


Varsity Lady Mustang Soccer Falls In Second Half

The Oakdale Lady Mustangs returned to soccer action on Thursday night, Jan. 4. In their first game since Dec. 21, Oakdale traveled to Manteca to take on Sierra. Oakdale gave up five second half goals in the 7-1 road loss to the Timberwolves.

January 10, 2018 | | Local Sports


Boys Soccer Silences Wolves In Varsity Road Victory

In their lone game of the week, the Oakdale Mustangs shut out the Sierra Timberwolves 3-0 in varsity boys soccer action. The Valley Oak League (VOL) showdown took place Wednesday, Jan. 3 at Sierra High School in Manteca. This was the first game back from the winter break and the Mustangs looked fierce. Entering the game, Oakdale was 0-2 in league play, while Sierra was 2-0.

January 10, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Learn Golf, Life Skills Through First Tee Program

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 to begin on Monday, March 19 at eight golf facilities in four counties. Participating locations include Modesto Municipal, St. Stanislaus, River Oaks (Ceres), Rancho Del Rey (Atwater), Merced Country Club, Phoenix Lake (Sonora) as well as Dryden Park and Creekside. Lessons will focus on the fundamentals of golf as well as The First Tee Healthy Habits and Nine Core Values.

January 10, 2018 | | Local Sports


Varsity Mustang Hoopsters Drop Pair Of VOL Games

The 2017-2018 Oakdale boys basketball league season is off to a shaky start for the varsity team. Oakdale (5-9, 0-2) began Valley Oak League play on the road against Kimball (8-7, 1-1) on Wednesday, Jan. 3 with a 66-53 loss and followed up with a 74-38 home loss to Weston Ranch (10-3, 2-0) on Friday, Jan. 5.

January 10, 2018 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

It's been a few years since I've fished team tournaments. This year I'll be fishing a circuit that starts this month and ends in October. In preparing for the upcoming season, I've had to update some of my cold weather clothing. The one thing I don't want to be is cold. Our first two tournaments are at Lake Oroville and Lake Shasta. Learning from my past mistakes, I cut no corners in purchasing cold weather fishing clothing. What I've learned from being out in the cold is that I'd rather spend more money ...

January 10, 2018 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


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Lady Mustangs Get Back On Track Against Kimball

Last season the Kimball High School girls track and field team defeated the Oakdale varsity girls team, ending their long undefeated streak in Valley Oak ...

April 04, 2018 | | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4

April 04, 2018 | | Local Sports


Softball’s Varsity Squad Off To 3-0 League Start

The 2018 Valley Oak League season is underway and for the Oakdale High School varsity softball team, it has been an impressive start. Oakdale had ...

April 04, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Golfers Remain Perfect In VOL Competition

The 2018 campaign has so far been a promising one for the Oakdale High School boys golf team. In their latest match Oakdale hit the ...

April 04, 2018 | | Local Sports


Season Honors Awarded In Girls Basketball

The Oakdale High School girls basketball teams have handed out the end of the season awards. Coaches, players and fans all gathered for the ceremony ...

April 04, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Mustang Varsity Baseball Wins Two Of Three

Monday, March 26 the Oakdale Mustangs hosted East Union but came up short 7-4 in extra innings. However, the Mustangs bounced back with a sweep ...

April 04, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Tennis Boys Split Pair Of League Matches

Two matches on the court recently produced one win for the Oakdale High School boys tennis team.

April 04, 2018 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Having a week off from work couldn't have come at a more perfect time. Aside from a few gusts of wind, an occasional sea ...

April 04, 2018 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


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