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Mustang Rally Falls Short At Central Catholic

"It ain't about how hard you can hit. It's about how hard you get hit, and keep moving forward." That inspirational quote is featured in the upcoming 'Creed' movie. Those words seemed especially fitting following Friday night's heavyweight bout between Oakdale and Central Catholic on the gridiron. The two teams entered David Patton Memorial Field undefeated in the 2015 regular season finale. Up for grabs, bragging rights for the next calendar year, a high ranking in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs and the 2015 Valley Oak League (VOL) title. After four hard-fought quarters, all these ...

November 11, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Varsity Lady Mustangs Win VOL Volleyball Title

2015 was a huge success for the Oakdale Lady Mustangs volleyball club. The team went 14-0 in league play, resulting in their second consecutive Valley Oak League championship.

November 11, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Oakdale Cross Country Sends Two To Sections

The final page has been written for some of the Mustang and Lady Mustang clubs in the 2015 season. Oakdale's cross country and girls tennis club's seasons came to an end this past week.

November 11, 2015 | | Local Sports


Two NHRA Season Champs Crowned At Las Vegas Event

The 15th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals saw the crowning of the season champions in two of the four professional categories.

November 04, 2015 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Colts Fall To Rival Buffaloes

On a night where The Corral was abuzz with activity, the junior varsity boys hosted the Manteca Buffaloes on Friday, Oct. 30. The Colts fell to the visiting rivals 40-21, despite finding the end zone first.

November 04, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Stampede Scoreboard

The Oakdale Stampede youth football teams held their regular season finale on Saturday, Oct. 30 at The Corral. Three of the Stampede clubs punched their ticket to the 2015 playoffs. The rookies, junior varsity and varsity teams all advanced to the playoffs and will host the Turlock Bulldogs on Saturday, Nov. 7. In the regular season finale, Oakdale junior varsity knocked off the Modesto Broncos 33-6. Touchdowns by Zeke Saffer and Kyle Redding helped the Stampede take the win. The peewee team fell 27-14 and the varsity took a 44-6 defeat.

November 04, 2015 | | Local Sports


Varsity Soccer Mustangs Take Second In VOL Play

The defending Sac-Joaquin Section champion Mustangs varsity soccer team ended the regular season with a pair of victories. Oakdale doubled up Weston Ranch 4-2 on Monday, Oct. 26 and followed up with a 2-1 edging of Central Catholic for Senior Night 2015 on Wednesday, Oct. 28.

November 04, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Water Polo Lady Mustangs Claim Sixth Straight Crown

The OHS varsity Lady Mustangs water polo team welcomed rival Sonora to town in the 2015 regular season finale Wednesday, Oct. 28. With a 7-5 victory at the Oakdale City Pool, the girls earned their sixth consecutive Valley Oak League title. To make the match up even memorable, four seniors were honored before the start of the contest.

November 04, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Final Push On For Mustang Clubs

Some of Oakdale's fall sports programs are gearing up for CIF Section play, while others are entering their final regular season games of the 2015 campaign. Girls golf, volleyball, boys water polo and cross country are all heading into the final stretch of the season.

November 04, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Varsity Football Mustangs Rough Up Manteca

Senior Night 2015 was a gridiron success for the Mustangs. Oakdale clicked on all cylinders during the team's 45-14 dismantling of the visiting Manteca Buffaloes. The Mustangs (9-0 overall, 6-0 VOL) got things rolling defensively as they made a statement early in the first quarter. With the Buffaloes driving in Oakdale territory, Manteca converted on a fourth-and-two from the 27 yard line. On third-and-eight Manteca attempted a pass in the end zone but it fell incomplete. Manteca went for it on fourth down but Oakdale senior Ben Solario matched the Buffalo wide receiver step for step and deflected the ...

November 04, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Bounce Back Grid Win For Oakdale Ponies

What a difference a week makes.

October 28, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Stampede Scoreboard

Three games, three victories for the Oakdale youth football program.

October 28, 2015 | | Local Sports


Water Polo Girls, Boys Earn League Victories

With the Aquatic Center at OHS out of commission for the time being, the varsity boys and girls water polo clubs hosted their home games against Central Catholic at the Oakdale Plunge (community pool) on Monday, Oct. 19. Both teams swam away from the competition as the girls took care of business first with a convincing 13-3 win, followed by a 17-5 victory for the boys.

October 28, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Tournament Play For Pair Of Lady Mustang Squads

The end of the regular season saw the Lady Mustangs golf and tennis clubs headed out to the greens and the court in their respective Valley Oak League Tournaments this past week.

October 28, 2015 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports


Varsity Soccer Boys Climb Back Into League Title Race

The Oakdale varsity soccer boys are back in second place after falling to third on Oct. 16. Since then the boys faced off with East Union and Kimball, winning one and tying one to get back into second place in the competitive Valley Oak League.

October 28, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


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Ponies Defeat Wildcats In Coach Long’s Debut

New year, new team. That is the life of any freshman sport. This year has not only seen new players on the OHS Ponies roster ...

August 31, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

The highly controversial Striped Bass and Black Bass Petition was recently withdrawn resulting in a victory for local anglers wishing to preserve one of the ...

August 31, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


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