Oakdale's Lady Mustangs varsity basketball girls hit the court for a pair of Valley Oak League games this past week. Oakdale (8-8, 1-3) earned their first league victory with a 56-50 road win over Weston Ranch (2-12, 0-3). Oakdale could not keep the momentum rolling, though, as they fell to Lathrop (8-6, 2-2) 36-19 two days later.
For the first time in ten years I purchased a Power Ball Ticket. Like many of you who purchased a ticket, it was nice thinking and talking about all the things that I would do if I won. I've always dreamed of someday going on tour with the Bassmasters while competing against some of the world's greatest fishermen. I figured that I would buy the best motorhome and bass boat that money can buy, while taking my family on the road with me across the country for at least one season. To be able to fish without worrying ...
Coming off an impressive Valley Oak League dual meet performance against Sierra, where Oakdale's varsity wrestling team beat Kimball 76-0 and Sierra 73-0, Oakdale headed north for the 2016 Tim Brown Memorial over the weekend.
Friday night, Jan. 8 the Lady Mustang varsity basketball girls welcomed Kimball to town. Coming off a 42-28 road loss to Sierra to start their Valley Oak League (VOL) campaign, Oakdale fell short against Kimball (7-8, 1-1) by a 36-32 final to drop to 0-2 in league play and 7-7 overall.
For young aspiring basketball players in the area, Oakdale High School is hosting boys and girls basketball skills training and clinics throughout the month of January. Boys and girls third through eighth grades can participate in the clinics that will be in both the new and old gyms at OHS, 739 W. G St.
Oakdale's varsity boys basketball team added two new faces to the program just as the squad took on league action. Senior Louis Marsella and junior Stanley Thomas made their season debuts for the Mustangs on Friday night. The Mustangs fell to visiting Kimball 55-23. In the loss, Marsella posted a team high five points and five rebounds for the Mustangs, who are now sitting at a 1-12 overall record and 0-2 in Valley Oak League play.
With multiple tournaments in the area, Oakdale's wrestling team divided up and some Mustangs went to Escalon High School for the Lloyd C. Engel Invitational on both Friday and Saturday, Jan. 8 and 9. Others from the defending seven-time Sac-Joaquin Section champions went to Clovis for the Doc Buchanan Invitational.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has some interesting weekend wildlife opportunities available for residents of the region, ranging from viewing cranes to trips to visitor's centers. Following are a few January weekend events.
Several years ago during the month of January, I was out competing in a bass tournament on Lake Camanche. The weather was very similar to what it is now, so I was prepared for rain. The morning started out cold and damp as expected. There wasn't any rain though, which made it nice. Just as the sun was coming up, over one of the mountains, an obvious storm cloud was coming my way. Within minutes my partner and I were fishing in the middle of one the most beautiful storms that I can ever remember. As strange as it ...
Eric Mendoza, 11, of Oakdale shoots from outside in fourth quarter action in the Davis High School 20th Anniversary Freshman Basketball Tournament over the holiday break. In this contest, on Tuesday, Dec. 28, the youngest Mustangs fell to Riverbank by a 55-35 final score.