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Varsity Baseball Battles Through Rough Week

The Oakdale varsity baseball team traveled to Turlock this weekend for the Pedretti Tournament. Oakdale struggled and went 1-2 in the tournament. The Mustangs started with a 5-4 loss to Turlock. Oakdale trailed 3-0 after three innings but bounced back to take a 4-3 advantage in the fifth. Turlock answered with two runs in the bottom half of the fifth to regain the lead. Max Moore had two RBI in the loss.

March 14, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Senior, Staff Game Provides Hoops And Laughs

The annual Oakdale High School Senior vs. Staff basketball game took place on Wednesday, March 7. The contest featured over 50 senior students competing against Oakdale Unified School District staff members. In a game where the score "does not matter" the staff had more points.

March 14, 2018 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Take First At Elk Grove

Oakdale varsity softball saw their first major action of the season when they hit the road for a weekend tournament in Elk Grove. The Lady Mustangs went 5-0 in the tournament and took the title convincingly.

March 14, 2018 | | Local Sports


Local Players Suit Up For Rugby Action

Battling in a hard-hitting game on the field, the combatants share a meal and camaraderie after the competition is over.

March 07, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local Sports


Four Oakdale Wrestlers Earn Medals At State

Making some history, eight Oakdale Mustangs traveled to the 2018 CIF State Wrestling Championship Meet this past weekend in Bakersfield. Of the eight, four brought home medals.

March 07, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7

March 07, 2018 | | Local Sports


Eighth Grade Lady Rams Claim Hoops Championship

Two years, two championships is not an easy feat at any level. However, for the Oakdale Junior High School girls' basketball team that's exactly what the talented young group did. As seventh grade girls the team went undefeated in 2016-2017 and then as eighth graders the team did it again in 2017-2018.

March 07, 2018 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

After hearing about a friend of mine having to have his shoulder operated on, I decided that it was time to get my shoulder checked out. I've been experiencing shoulder pain for the past 20 years. The pain would come and go with rest. Lately, the pain has been lingering a lot longer than ever, making fishing back to back days nearly impossible. With a break between tournaments and a two-day tournament coming up at the end of the season, I couldn't put off visiting the doctor any longer. After an initial consultation and an x-ray, I was ...

March 07, 2018 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Oakdale Swims Past Lathrop

In the 2018 season opener Oakdale traveled to Lathrop to take on the Spartans for Valley Oak League swimming action. Both the boys and girls Mustangs teams made short work of the home squads. The girls won 135-34 and the boys claimed a 122-18 victory to open the season 1-0. The meet was held on Friday, March 2.

March 07, 2018 | | Local Sports


Mustang Golf Boys Open Season With Home Win

The regular season for the Oakdale boys golf team began on Wednesday, Feb. 28 against Sierra. The season opener took place at Oakdale Golf and Country Club where the Mustangs defeated the Wolves 213-287.

March 07, 2018 | | Local Sports


Varsity Baseball Mustangs Split Early Season Action

Spring is in the air and that means time for cleats to hit the baseball diamond.

March 07, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Junior High Grappler Wins Northern California Championship

Eighth grade wrestler Titan Ginger has had an interesting few weeks.

February 28, 2018 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports


Mustangs Qualify Eight Wrestlers To State Tournament

After the dust settled at Stockton Arena on Saturday evening, Feb. 24, nine Oakdale wrestlers stood on the podium. Out of the nine, an Oakdale High School record eight athletes are advancing to the 2018 CIF State Championship in Bakersfield.

February 28, 2018 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Saturday Fishing Tournament Slated

San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation has 2,000 pounds of trout stocked and ready for catching at Oak Grove Regional Park, with the Bob McMillen Memorial Fishing Tournament set for this Saturday, March 3.

February 28, 2018 | | Local Sports


Force, Torrence Take Wins At Arizona Nationals

Steve "Stevo" Torrence took home the event win in Top Fuel, as he marched from his number two qualifying position to defeat Scott Palmer in the final round of the 34th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals. Torrence's Capco Construction dragster ran consistent 3.70 second elapse times, with a 3.69 at 331.36 mph winning effort in the second round of eliminations to take out the number seven qualifier, Blake Alexander. In the final, he took out Palmer's Spot/Capco dragster with a strong 3.729 at 330.72 mph run. It was his 17th career event win.

February 28, 2018 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | 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


Mixed Results For Mustang Swim Teams

In a double dual meet that featured Ripon, East Union and Oakdale on Friday, March 23 the Oakdale boys defeated East Union 116-52 and the ...

March 28, 2018 | | Local Sports


Varsity, JV Softball Girls Take Road Win At Kimball

The Lady Mustangs opened their Valley Oak League championship quest with a 5-2 road win over Kimball. In their lone game of the week, Oakdale ...

March 28, 2018 | | Local Sports


Mustang Baseball Squads Win League Opener

The Oakdale Mustangs varsity baseball team scored four runs in the seventh inning to overcome East Union 8-5 on the road. The dramatic come from ...

March 28, 2018 | | Local Sports


Mustangs Host County Clash At The Corral

Action was fast and furious on Friday, March 23 as Oakdale High School hosted over 20 schools from three different counties for the County Clash ...

March 28, 2018 | | Local Sports


Windy Conditions Can’t Stop Mustang Golfers

In a three-team golf match the Oakdale Mustangs overcame Manteca and Sierra at Manteca Park on Wednesday, March 21. Oakdale not only had the tall ...

March 28, 2018 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

How much is too much? Recently while watching a video of a well-known professional angler, he mentioned how important the right equipment was in using ...

March 28, 2018 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


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